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Romney Leads Obama In Central Mass Fundraising

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


When it comes to fundraising for the presidential election in Central Massachusetts, the Republican candidate Mitt Romney is ahead of President Barack Obama, but by a much narrower margin than his Senate counterpart.

Romney Ahead, But Not By As Much As Brown

While Republican Scott Brown led Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren roughly four to one in the region, Romney's haul is just shy of 1.5 times that of the incumbent President.

According to data collected by the website OpenSecrets.org, Central Mass residents have donated a total of $272,519 to former Governor Romney's campaign, compared to $184,629 for Obama's reelection efforts.

Larger Donations From Fewer Republican Donors

Of the 97 communities surveyed in Central Mass, residents in 55 towns donated to Obama. Romney received donations from only 41 towns even though those donations totaled nearly $100,000 more than those that went to Obama.

The data from OpenSecrets.org indicates that Romney received larger donations from fewer donors, while Obama received smaller donations from a larger number of donors.

As in this year's Senate race, Republicans raked in massive amounts of cash in Hopkinton, where supporters donated an impressive $62,500 to Romney's efforts but only $8,272 to President Obama.

Other top towns for Romney included Southborough with $38,450, and Westborough and Hudson with $21,500 and $23,400 respectively.

Obama's Pockets of Support

Obama found his greatest support in Harvard, which recorded $43,054 in donations to his campaign and no money for the Romney camp, as is the case for Warren.  

Westborough residents showed strong support on both sides of the aisle, and Democrats there chipped in another $16,275 for the President.

Democrats Still Lead On Funds Statewide

Obama holds a commanding lead over Romney in statewide fundraising. Supporters in the Commonwealth have pledged over $9.1 million to the Democrat for this fall's presidential election.

Governor Romney, on the other hand, has pulled in roughly $5.6 million in his former home state.


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