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« on: August 06, 2012, 01:35:21 pm »
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http://lobbydata.com/Donors

Don't know if this has been posted before, but I thought I would share just in case.
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 03:05:12 pm »
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pretty cool, but maybe not the perfect indicator of a region's voting patterns. Zoom in on Atlanta and check out Coweta county, south of dark blue Fulton county. There are more Democratic donations than Republican ones yet Coweta voted 70% for McCain. Clayton county, just south of Atlanta has more R donations, but in 2008 Obama got 80% of the vote. Weird.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012, 10:58:02 pm »
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The Republican donating areas that are heavily for Obama are obviously places where all the Democrats are poors who aren't donating.

So downtown Minneapolis has a clear area where the donors are more Republicans. Not that surprising, it'll be interesting to compare the areas where Republican donors live but are still uber-Dem with the gay marriage ban and if it even underperforms Romney, which I'm sure it will in some areas.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 04:05:37 pm »
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This is very interesting, especially at the census block level. It's mainly a map of affluent partisan areas; but in a way, it's the difference between this and voting that is particularly interesting. It's very dramatic in a place like the north side of Milwaukee with poorer minority areas near to affluent liberal areas and very conservative suburbs, but even in a relatively homogeneous place like Madison the more blue-collar Dems on the north and east sides are noticeable for their relative lack of donations.



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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 09:40:51 pm »

If you look closely at some of the counties using the individual donor option you see they may be dominated by a single large donor. In Kane Co IL the Dems outpaced the GOP by 1309 K$ to 847 K$. Looking at block groups shows that over half the Dem money came from a single block group. It turns out that 725 K$ was from Bill Foster to his own Congressional campaign. Without that the GOP led in the county.
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 04:30:17 pm »
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Is there an updated map for 2012?
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 09:10:04 pm »
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In benton county democrats actually got more money than pubbies... That's actually quite surprising.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 10:57:17 am »
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I wish it showed third parties, I'm curious as to what areas show more support economically for the Greens and Libertarians.
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 01:41:34 pm »
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Chattooga County, GA:

Population: 26703
2008 results: 67% McCain, 31% Obama
Fundraising: $149,359 Democratic, $15,700 Republican

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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 03:17:27 pm »
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Chattooga County, GA:

Population: 26703
2008 results: 67% McCain, 31% Obama
Fundraising: $149,359 Democratic, $15,700 Republican

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Probably a few rich donors on the Dem side.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 07:19:44 pm »
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A handful of people can skew the donations stats a lot. For example, in Lorain County, Ohio, the Democrats have a substantial edge in donations but a third of it came from the tiny city of Oberlin, home to Oberlin College and only 8,000 people in a county of 300,000.
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2012, 02:37:11 am »
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I wish it showed third parties, I'm curious as to what areas show more support economically for the Greens and Libertarians.
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2012, 08:43:03 am »
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Maybe I'll try making a map of this by percentages.
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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2012, 10:01:04 pm »
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My favorite fact I've discovered so far is that Allegheny County, Pennsylvania is net Republican in contributions (by quite a lot too) but Butler County is lean Democratic.
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