The CAWP Women, Money, and Politics Series

The CAWP Women, Money, and Politics series investigates the participation of women as donors and analyzes the fundraising challenges and opportunities facing women candidates. This research is made possible through a collaboration with  .

The Money Race for the State Legislature

by Kira Sanbonmatsu and Claire Gothreau

This report is the third in the CAWP Women, Money, and Politics series. Analyzing 2020 campaign contributions data, the report examines state legislative contests with a focus on general elections. It identifies a large gender gap in giving to state legislative elections and examines giving patterns by political party. The report also identifies challenges and opportunities facing women candidates, comparing candidates by party and race/ethnicity. This report is made possible through a collaboration with OpenSecrets.

Report
Research
CAWP Women, Money and Politics Series
Candidates and Campaigns
Political Parties
Women of Color in Politics
State Legislature

Money Matters in the Fifty States

by Kira Sanbonmatsu and Claire Gothreau

This report is the second in the CAWP Women, Money, and Politics series. Analyzing 2001-2020 campaign contributions data, the report examines attorney general, secretary of state, and treasurer primary elections and general election contests for all statewide executive offices (other than governor and lt. governor). It identifies challenges and opportunities facing women as donors and candidates with analysis of candidate party and race/ethnicity. This is the companion study to our report on gubernatorial elections, The Money Hurdle. This report is made possible through a collaboration with OpenSecrets.

Report
Research
CAWP Women, Money and Politics Series
Candidates and Campaigns
Political Parties
Statewide Executive

The Money Hurdle in the Race for Governor

by Kira Sanbonmatsu, Kathleen Rogers, and Claire Gothreau

This report is the first in a new CAWP series of reports on the role of money in politics. Analyzing 2000-2018 data from the National Institute on Money in Politics (NIMP), it examines primary and general election receipts and giving patterns by donor gender, identifying opportunities and challenges for women candidates and women donors. Its focus on gender and giving to gubernatorial candidates is unique.

Report
Research
CAWP Women, Money and Politics Series
Candidates and Campaigns
Statewide Executive