Republican donors who made financial contributions in this year’s primary US presidential elections are more likely to give money to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, than to their own party’s candidate, Donald Trump.
Political party donors whose candidates have dropped out of the race typically donate to another candidate in the same party. But this presidential election is different.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, of the donors who gave at least $200 to former GOP presidential candidates John Kasich, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush or Lindsey Graham, more of them have now contributed to Clinton than to Trump.
For example, 103 of Christie’s donors have given to Clinton and 49 have given to Trump, the filings show.
Clinton has received $2.2 million from donors to Republican candidates who dropped out of the GOP presidential primary, about $600,000 more than Trump has received from such donors.
In previous election years,…