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Super PACs are a man’s world: Report finds only 20 percent of donations are from women

Chris Moody, Yahoo News
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Sheldon Adelson and his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton)


About 80 percent of the money raised by super PACs looking to influence elections so far this year have come from men, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in politics.

And of the remaining 20 percent donated by women, half of it came from one person.

CBS News reports:

According to the nonpartisan research group the Center for Responsive Politics, as of May 21, about 20 percent of donations to outside groups like super PACs in this election cycle have come from women (among the donations that could be broken down by gender). In dollars, that amounts to $31,165,706 -- however, that includes $15,000,000 in donations from just one person, Miriam Adelson. Adelson's husband, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is best known in this campaign season for single-handedly keeping Newt Gingrich's Republican primary bid alive with his super PAC donations.

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