Medford Campaign Donations Overwhelmingly Favor Obama
A look at presidental election fundraising data.
President Barack Obama has received 13 times as many donations and 8 times as much money from Medford residents than Republican challenger Mitt Romney since the start of 2011, according to data from the Federal Elections Commission.
Obama's 295 donations from Medford residents from January 2011 to June 2012 total $46,452. Romney's 22 donations from Medford residents total $6,340, according to the data.
Despite being its former Governor, Romney has been significantly out-raised by Obama in Massachusetts, though the ratio of the disparity in Medford is even greater than statewide figures.
Obama has received $9,518,733 in donations from Massachusetts residents since the start of 2011, while Romney has received $5,298,938 from Bay Staters.
Ron Paul, who has not withdrawn from the race for the Republican nomination even though he won't have the delegates to beat Romney, has received $369,683 from Massachusetts residents.