Obama Has Big Funds, Romney Has Big Donors
It’s yet another large fundraising total for President Barack Obama — his campaign and the Democratic National Committee together have raised $45 million for the month of February. Although it doesn’t compare to some of his earlier hauls, it is about $20 million more than he raised the previous month.
So who are “Obama” donors? According to the Washington Post, “348,000 people contributed in February and the average donation was $59. Nearly 98 percent of the donations were of $250 or less.”
It’s a fairly stark comparison to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Romney appear to be getting his donations from a few key cities, according to a report by Politico, and it’s not very surprising to learn that these are some very tony neighborhoods. His big donors? The residents of Palm Beach, Greenwich, Connecticut, Manhattan, Boston and of course, Utah. The zipcodes that provide the most campaign cash tend to be the homes of financial analysts, bankers and retirees who all earn well in excess of $100,000 a year, Politico reports.
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