Redwood City and Woodside voters have given more money to President Barak Obama than Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to data from Federal Elections Commission.
These most recent numbers—which run from April 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012—show Obama supporters in Redwood City have given over $285,000, while Romney supporters have given over $60,000. Woodside supporters have given over $250,000 to Obama and over $216,000 to Romney.
Though Encinitas voters gave significantly more money to the Obama campaign, it was in much smaller and more frequent increments. The records show that 1,420 Obama supporters gave an average contribution of $201—whereas 111 Romney supporters gave an average contribution of $544.
For Obama, 512 supporters have given almost $490 and 179 Woodside supporters for Romney gave an average of over $1,207.
The contribution data indicates that Obama has the lead among Encinitas voters, which is consistent with the most recent voter registration numbers. Earlier this month the county Registrar of Voters Office said Democrats outnumbered Republicans in Encinitas 13,278 to 12,795. By percentage, the city’s registered voters are 35.1 percent Democrat, and 33.8 percent Republican. Independent voters make up another 25.8 percent.
If you’d like to find out who are some of the top local donors so far—or, if you’d like to see how the numbers break down in other parts of the state, you can use Patch's interactive database above.
The information in the database was downloaded from the FEC’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October, and Patch will keep you posted with the new numbers as soon as they’re available.
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