Kamala Harris has collected millions
from big California donors

Here’s what we know so far about the biggest backers of 2020 presidential candidates here in the Golden State.

A home-state advantage

While other candidates have had greater success raising money from the small-dollar donors who so far remain anonymous, California Sen. Kamala Harris has shot out to a big lead among the donors of $200 or more, whose identities were revealed in a new round of campaign disclosures.

That success still has not been enough to offset her rivals' advantages elsewhere. President Trump, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and others have raised more nationwide. This page will update as more donor data are released.

From large California donors
1. Kamala Harris (D)
Senator from California
$5,532,340
2. Donald Trump (R)
President of the United States
2,422,505
3. Cory Booker (D)
Senator from New Jersey
961,669
4. Bernie Sanders (D)
Senator from Vermont
784,991
5. Pete Buttigieg (D)
Mayor of South Bend, Ind.
522,654
6. Amy Klobuchar (D)
Senator from Minnesota
483,738
7. Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
Senator from New York
452,000
8. Elizabeth Warren (D)
Senator from Massachusetts
393,175
9. Beto O'Rourke (D)
Former representative from Texas
389,690
10. Tulsi Gabbard (D)
Representative from Hawaii
318,373
11. Andrew Yang (D)
Founder of Venture for America
236,808
12. Marianne Williamson (D)
Author of self help and spiritual books
220,087
13. Julian Castro (D)
Former secretary of HUD
182,490
14. John Delaney (D)
Former representative from Maryland
149,259
15. John Hickenlooper (D)
Former governor of Colorado
133,166
16. Jay Inslee (D)
Governor of Washington
107,176
17. Wayne Messam (D)
Mayor of Miramar, Fla.
4,400

Trump's early lead erodes

Most of the Democratic field is still playing catch-up with President Trump. His campaign, and committees acting on his behalf, started collecting checks from California soon after his inauguration. Since then they have amassed more than $2.5 million from donors of $200 or more.

Note: A small number of contributions without a date disclosed have been excluded.

Where the money comes from

Harris' early lead is thanks in part to big checks from wealthy donors in Hollywood and the Bay Area, many of whom supported her earlier bids for state and local office. A recent reception at the Pacific Palisades home of filmmaker J.J. Abrams drew television producer Shonda Rhimes, actress Elizabeth Banks and music giant Quincy Jones.

Sources: Federal Election Commission, Times analysis

About the data: Totals on this page include all contributions made to the candidates’ presidential committees and other groups working on a candidate’s behalf. The records are drawn from filings made with the Federal Election Commission.

Credits: Photo editing by Priya Krishnakumar