In 2008 Obama beat McCain by only 5.5 percentage points in Dakota County, but this election season President Barack Obama sure seems to have an advantage when it comes to individual campaign contributions.
Over 111 separate contributions have been made by individuals in Mendota Heights for Obama's campaign, compared to only 22 separate contributions for Romney, according to Federal Election Commission records compiled by Patch. The records are considered public information, and are current through July 2012.
With large donations the financial breakdown is closer to even, with seven of the 15 one-time donations of $1,000 or more going to the Democrats' cause.
Louis Newman, the director of Judaic studies at Carleton College, contributed $5,000 over four separate contributions to Obama's campaign, according to FEC records. Katherine and Allen Goldman of Mendota Heights contributed $2,500 each to Obama's campaign.
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across Minnesota, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead.
Note: The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. Mendota Heights figures come from both "Mendota Heights" and "Mendota Hts." The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.
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