Are you among the countless Americans who feel so passionately about the upcoming presidential election that you wrote a check to your favorite candidate? But if your candidate dropped out of the race can you get your money back?
At one time there were a whopping 29 Democrats running for president. Now only 12 remain. Collectively those candidates amassed hundreds of millions of dollars in donations – some from large contributors like corporations, some from political action committees, many from small individual contributors, maybe just like you.
Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s campaign raised almost $80 million, but he dropped out of the race in November 2019 and now the Federal Elections Commission reports O’Rourke still had some $3.2 million in cash left unused.
Sen. Kamala Harris raised about $35 million in her unsuccessful presidential bid. The latest FEC filings show she’s got about $10 million stashed.