Election 2012: How Much Have Your Neighbors Given to Obama and Romney?

Search our interactive campaign contribution database.

It's no surprise that Northfield has a reputation that favors Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates.

In the 2008 presidential election, DFL candidate Barack Obama won each of Northfield's nine precincts by a large margin. He collected 71.8 percent of the 10,860 votes cast in his race against Republican candidate John McCain.

And it's no surprise to see Northfielders' contributions to Obama's 2012 re-election bid against Republican candidate Mitt Romney mirror that.

Through Aug. 31, the Obama campaign has received 349 individual contributions from Northfield residents, according to the Federal Election Commission. In some cases, individuals have made multiple contributions.

In comparison, Romney's campaign has received 23 contributions from Northfield residents, according to the FEC.

Donors include the retired, homemakers, the self-employed, faculty members at Carleton and St. Olaf colleges, and representatives on the Northfield School Board and Northfield City Council.

Contributions range from $3-2,500.

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 Minnesota, 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 August. The data will be updated in mid-October.

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Anne Peterson October 04, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Please fix the spelling of Northfield in the drop down list for contributors hometown. Thanks!
Corey Butler Jr. October 04, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Anne, those spellings are from the FEC, which means it was entered incorrectly on their end (either written wrong by the contributor or the FEC slipped up). Under the "NORHTFIELD" (wrong spelling) is five contributions. If you go down, there's "NORTHFIELD" where the rest of the contributions can be found. There's also a "NORTHFIELD," with the comma at the end that has one contribution in it. I hope that helps.
Anne Peterson October 04, 2012 at 08:15 PM
It does, thanks!


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