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Homemakers, CEOs among top contributors to Jindal's campaign

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FOX 8 took the raw data and charted itemized contributions to analyze the Republican candidate's 2nd quarter fundraising. FOX 8 took the raw data and charted itemized contributions to analyze the Republican candidate's 2nd quarter fundraising.
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A recent report by La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign to the Federal Election Commission offers an intriguing look at who's supporting his White House bid.

Jindal's campaign reported raising $573,758 from individual contributors during the 2nd quarter of 2015, which runs from April 1 to June 30. Most of that money - $514,316 - came from contributions larger than $200, which must be itemized according to FEC regulations. Such itemized contributions must include the name, occupation and employer of the contributor, and the city and state in which they reside.

FOX 8 took the raw data submitted to FEC and charted those itemized contributions to analyze the Republican candidate's 2nd quarter fundraising. Among our findings:

  • Of 258 individual contributions, 177 of them were made at the maximum limit for a primary or general election campaign, $2,700;
  • Two contributors - Elloine Clark of Dallas, Texas, and Phyllis Taylor of New Orleans - each contributed $2,700 for the primary campaign and another $2,700 for his potential general election campaign;
  • The vast majority of that money was contributed by Louisiana residents;
  • The most common occupation among the contributors was listed as "homemaker", with "CEO" and "president" in second and third place, respectively;
  • $51,800 of the contributions came from people who identified themselves as "self-employed".

Our interactive graphic - which mobile users should be able to find here - breaks down these itemized individual contributions by date received, hometown of contributors, their occupations and their employers. You can also search by name.

Jindal also received $5,000 in the 2nd quarter from a federal PAC called Smoke Bend Associates, LLC, based in Metairie. A recent report by the New York Times found the governor had raised an additional $8.7 million from outside groups, including so-called "super PACs", which face few federal limits on how much money they may raise in support of particular candidates.

Jindal ranks eighth among GOP and Democratic presidential candidates in the Times' fundraising report, but his contributions are relatively low compared to those of Jeb Bush - who has raised more than $114 million by his campaign and outside groups. Fellow Republicans Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have brought in about $53 million and $41 million, respectively, while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton raised over $63 million from her campaign and outside groups.

That report to the FEC - the first for many candidates in the 2016 presidential field - also indicates that Gov. Jindal is keeping most of his money in the account, for now. Of the $573,758 his campaign reportedly raised, he still has about half a million in cash on hand.

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