This election cycle, Royal Oak residents are giving larger contributions to Republican candidate Mitt Romney, but President Barack Obama is getting more contributions from the city.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Royal Oak residents have made 19 donations of $1,000 or more to both presidential campaigns. Of those, 11 were checks to Romney, including seven contributions of $2,500. Obama received eight contributions of at least $1,000.
In total, residents have contributed more than $73,000 to the candidates.
Of the 383 campaign contributions reported from Royal Oak residents since May 2011, Obama has received 314 donations versus 69 donations to Romney.
All this information and more is in an interactive database Patch created so you can see how much your Royal Oak neighbors have donated to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve also included records for many communities across southeastern Michigan, so if you want to see who from Huntington Woods or Ferndale contributed to campaigns, go right ahead.
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 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 FEC data will be updated in mid-October. We'll update this database when new information is available.
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