How Much Have Your Plymouth-Canton Neighbors Given to Obama and Romney?
Plymouth residents have donated almost $94,000 and Canton nearly $37,000 to Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according to an interactive database of campaign contributions from the Federal Election Commission.
This election cycle, Plymouth residents are giving larger contributions to Republican candidate Mitt Romney, but President Barack Obama is getting more contributions from the city and township.
In Canton, however, Obama is the recipient of a majority of local donations.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Plymouth residents have made 29 donations of $1,000 or more to both presidential campaigns. Of those, 21 were checks to Romney, including 13 contributions over $2,400.
The rest, eight contributions, were at least $1,000 to Democrat Obama. In total, Plymouth residents have contributed almost $94,000 to the candidates.
But where Romney is getting more money per contributor, Obama is getting more contributions. Of the 397 campaign contributions reported from Plymouth residents since May 2011, Obama has received 301 donations versus 96 donations to Romney.
In Canton, 271 donations were reported between the two candidates, with nine donations of $1,000 or more. Of those, three donations exceeded $2,400, all benefiting Romney. Obama received six contributions of $1,000 or more.
According to the records, Obama out-earned Romney in Canton, pulling in more than $25,500 from 255 donors, while Romney raised nearly $11,100 from 16 donors.
All this information and more can be found in an interactive database from Patch so you can see how much your Plymouth-Canton neighbors have donated to the various presidential campaign — and to which candidate they’re writing their checks.
We’ve also included records for many communities across southeastern Michigan, so if you want to see who from Northville or Novi contributed to campaigns, go right ahead. You can search by candidate, contributor, city, ZIP code and amount contributed.
It's important to note that while a vote for a candidate is secret, a donation to a campaign is public record and open to public scrutiny. Federal election law requires campaigns to regularly report donations and contributors. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports and is current through July. The FEC data will be updated in mid-October. We'll update this database when new information is available. Contributions also do not include money donated to PACs or other political organizations.
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