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Election 2012: Follow the Money Given to Obama and Romney in Your Town

Patch has a new interactive campaign contribution database that lets you see who's donating each candidate and how much.

Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign — and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across Illinois, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead.

The information 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 data will be updated in mid-October.

mij October 06, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Not many small donors of either party goto $40,000 a plate dinners
mij October 06, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Jennifer My first and last name are on you list and I didn't give. So Patch is causing harrassment problems
Deadcatbounce October 06, 2012 at 08:22 PM
President Obama's reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story. Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday. According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws. The Obama campaign has received hundreds of millions in small dollar donations, many via credit card donations through their website. On Thursday, the campaign announced a record September donor haul of $150 million. At the end of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Obama-Biden effort was hit with a similar scandal. At the time, the Washington Post reported that the Obama campaign let donors use "largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity."
Guido McGinty October 07, 2012 at 02:47 AM
"corporations were declared people by a right-wing Supreme Court led by Roberts, Scalia, Alitto, Thomas and Kennedy." So groups of people are not people? Do you think about what you write?
nan anderson November 02, 2012 at 02:27 PM
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