ELECTION 2012: Northville Averages Larger Donations to Romney Campaign than to Obama's
Northville residents have donated $140,775 to Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's campaigns, according to an interactive database of contributions from the Federal Election Commission.
Northville residents have given more money during the 2012 election cycle to President Barack Obama than to former Massachusett's Gov. Mitt Romney, according to data from the Federal Election Commission.
However, records also show that Romney is getting more per contribution than Obama in Northville. Donations from Northville residents averaged about $541 per donation to the Republican candidate and $226 per donation to the Democratic incumbent.
Northville residents have made 53 donations of $1,000 or more to either the Republican or Democratic presidential campaigns. Of those, 30 were to Romney. The rest, 23 contributions, were over $1,000 to Democrat Obama.
According to FEC records, residents made 340 donations to the Obama campaign and 118 to the Romney campaign. In total, residents have contributed about $140,775 to the candidates' campaigns. Donations from Northville residents to Obama totaled $76,840 and donations to Romney totaled $63,935.
Northville Patch has included records for many communities across southeastern Michigan, so if you want to see who from Plymouth or Novi contributed to campaigns, go right ahead. You can search by candidate, contributor, city, ZIP code and amount contributed.
The maximum donation an individual may make to a candidate or candidate committee, according to FEC guidelines, is $2,500. This does not include the amounts individuals can give to a political action committee, which is capped at $5,000.
It's important to note that while a vote for a candidate is secret, a donation to a campaign is public record and open to public scrutiny. Federal election law requires campaigns to regularly report donations and contributors. The info in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports and is current through July. The FEC data will be updated in mid-October. We'll update this database when new information is available. Contributions also do not include money donated to PACs or other political organizations.