The Impact of Money

How Money Mattered

The financial data from the NYC primaries showed a sharp gender discrepancy in where the funding went. While women made up nearly 50% of all candidates that received donations, they only received 16% of the total monetary amount. 

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When the donations for funding are broken down by race type, the race that appears to skew the percentage is the mayoral race. Women candidates received two-thirds of support funding (funding not used to oppose a candidate) in the city council races. In comparison, in the mayoral race, women candidates only received 7%. Despite this, two women finished as the second and third place finishers in the primary, coming within inches to becoming NYC's first woman mayor.

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