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Ron Paul, who has not withdrawn from the race for the Republican nomination even though he won't have the delegates to beat Romney, has received $369,683 from Massachusetts residents.

stevieB July 27, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Well that is an a clear example of a national failure under Obama and and a smaller state failure under his equally incompetent friend Deval. One look at the abysmal state of medford square, mystic ave and Salem street shows the failure of medford to expand and attract quality businesses...course the owners of present businesses did build it on their own so maybe when obamas failed trillion dollar stimulus kicks in with all those shovel ready jobs there will be some improvement. The good news is unemployment is thru the roof..40 million people are on food stamps, the growth rate is the lowest It's been on 20 years, Obama has golfed more in 3 years then the previous 5 presidents combined, health care rates are rising, over HALF the country does not pay any taxes and we have had more people go on SSDI in the last three months than anytime in history..4 more years of Barry O!
ella watson July 27, 2012 at 01:35 PM
...Thank you Medford,Massachusetts.
Nancy H July 27, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Having read the comments on here I am not surprised. Shameful with what has happened to America.
cindy July 27, 2012 at 03:36 PM
sent $100.00 to mitts campaign last Friday and urged my friends to contribute what they can.
Nancy H July 27, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I'm in Cindy
jay f July 27, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I agree with need a change on the city level as well as the national level.
Noam July 27, 2012 at 06:54 PM
What has happened?
Noam July 27, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Isn't Mitt one of the people that doesn't pay taxes? By the way Steve, I agree, I look at Medford Square and think, how could Obama let this happen? I heard part of Mitt's economic plan is revitalizing Medford Square. Althougth, granted, I did not hear this directly.
ella watson July 27, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Who in their right mind would critizise London Olympics..While at the London Olympics..... Mitt Would This Guys Could Cause A Freakin War. Send Your Contributions To Mitt.. He Will Need It for "Public Speaking " ......Lesson About Public Speaking......"Do' And Don'ts" He Got His Mormon Undergarments In A Tizzy,,,,,,,,,,
Nancy H July 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Ella are you a public speaker?
ella watson July 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Nancy H, ........I'm Just Like You ....A Women With Her Own Opinion.
stevieB July 28, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Ella when you contribute to the liar in chief you know your money goes for maintenance for his eleven Teleprompters..by the way...name one major accomplishment Barry has done? If you say healthcare then with all due respect you really have no clue regarding the monstrosity of a TAX bill that is getting passed...like i said the only people who vote for Obama are people on the government dole..which is at a record high under this community organizer. Yeah Noam Mitt actually paid millions in taxes...donated millions in charity too..more than the messiah...as for medford square..the city is incompetently run as the state is..by democrats..that's why its a modern day disgrace..don't let the facts get in the way of your liberal obsessions.
stevieB July 28, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Hey Ella..remember Barry o made fun of the special Olympics on late nite comedy show? real classy guy you have as a president.
stevieB July 28, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Amazing how unemployment is up..growth rate down, taxes up..gas up..health care cost up..house sales down, food stamps up..ssdi up..yet people look at Barry o and can think anything other than he's the worst most incompetent president we have ever seen..oh wait hes half black..we must overlook his obvious cluelessness to further a liberal agenda
ella watson July 28, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Stevie B, My Response To Your Questions Are Hidden Away In The Cayman Islands, And The Rest Of My Answers Are In Swiss Bank Accounts. Again, Who Did You Say Was Lying?
Adam July 28, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Yes. Change needed on the city, state and national level. Thanks Medford for our condemned public buildings, crumbling high school and poor traffic enforcement. Maybe the guy here running the place needs more time.
Richie M July 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Great call Stevie. I forgot about that one. What a disgusting & shameful thing to say. But because it came from the most brilliant man to ever be elected president, it was of course swept under the carpet and deemed a non-issue by the sycophantic mainstream media. So most people never even heard about it. Imagine if Mitt said something like that? The lapdog media would be playing it around the clock.
Phil September 03, 2012 at 04:34 PM
For being ignorant?
Phil September 03, 2012 at 04:34 PM
You spoke at the Olympics when?


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