Fundraising Analysis Methodology


The Business Institute of Washington conducts forensic contribution analysis on legislative district races during the election cycle.  The objective is to better understand how money flows into these races, from what constituency, and the timing of their contributions.

Fundraising Analysis Donor Categories

Campaign contributions are divided into the following categories:


•Olympia Focused
•Out of State
•Federal Congressional
•Federal Campaign Contributions
•Individual gifts from current and former members of Congress


•Out of State


•Elected Officials

Party Committees

•Party Special Interests
•Social Issues Committees
•Trial Attorneys

Examples of donor categories:

Party Committees – Democrat
Progressive Majority
Harry Truman Fund
Senate Democratic Caucus
The Roosevelt Fund
Legislative District Committees
Washington State Democrat Committee

Party Committees – Republican
The Leadership Council
WA Federation Of Republican Women
Legislative District Committees
County Republican Parties
Candidate Surplus Accounts

Party Special Interests
Children’s Campaign Fund
Puget Sound Citizens For Political
City Of Destiny PAC
Justice Political Action Committee
PNWRC Separate Segregated Fund
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Society
Gun Owners Action League Of WA
Hunters Heritage Council

Social Issues Committees
Equal Rights Washington PAC
Victims Advocate
Washington Naral PAC
Washington Won’t Discriminate
Planned Parenthood Votes

WA Conservation Voters Action Fund
Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund