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West Orange Donors Gave More to Obama Than Romney

NJ Spotlight Interactive Map shows West Orange residents contributed more to the President's re-election campaign than to the former governor's campaign.

West Orange residents overwhelmingly donated more to President Obama’s re-election campaign this past year, with more than $214,000 in contributions, according to a new interactive map released. 

Obama’s campaign also received more than 12 times the amount of contributions than Mitt Romney’s campaign received.

The map, compiled by NJ Spotlight from an analysis of Federal Election Commission data, breaks down the number and amount of contributions by zip code. Each zip code is colored red, Republican, or blue, Democrat, depending on which party received the most in contributions.  Obama led New Jersey by $1.3 million more in donations than received by Romney.

For the West Orange zip code, 07052, the map shows residents gave Obama's campaign $214,981 in 1,861 contributions. 

Romney received significantly less from West Orange residents with $48,556 in 154 contributions.

Essex County is shown split between Republican, red, and Democrats, blue. Traditionally, Western Essex leans Republican, while towns in the eastern part of the county lean Democratic. For more details, go to the NJ Spotlight map.

Steven Serebrenik December 22, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Interesting... How would Spotlight know what individuals give?

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