How Much Have Your Troy Neighbors Given to Obama and Romney?
Troy residents have donated over $169,000 to Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according to a database of campaign contributions from the Federal Election Commission. Obama received more contributions, but Romney received bigger checks.
This election cycle, Troy residents are giving larger contributions to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, but President Barack Obama is getting more contributions from the city.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Troy residents have made 668 contributions totaling $169,439.72 to both campaigns since April 2011.
Obama received nearly two-thirds of those, collecting 442 contributions for $57,260.50. While Romney received fewer contributions, 226, Troy residents wrote much bigger checks more frequently and pushed the Republican candidate's total to $112,439.72, nearly double the president's take.
The difference is most stark in the number of contributions of $1,000 or more. Romney's campaign reported 23 contributions for more than $1,000 and 25 for more than $2,000. Troy residents made three contributions to Obama for $1,000 or more and seven for $2,000 or more.
All this information and more can be found in an interactive database from Patch so you can see how much your Troy neighbors have donated to the 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 Rochester or Bloomfield Hills 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.
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