As Reported by Alexandria Times
Alexandria’s heavyweight donors bankrolled Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with about $407,000 in donations so far this year — more than President Barack Obama’s $349,000 rake from the Democrat-leaning city.
The figures, released Monday by the Virginia Public Access Project, don’t include donations less than $200.
Romney’s campaign performed strongest in the city’s 22302 zip code, which includes half of Beverly Hills, a slice of Rosemont and Parkfairfax. He raised more money than Obama in Old Town and dominated the city’s central and southern portions.
Residents from Del Ray and the West End, as well as most of Rosemont and Beverly Hills, opened their wallets wider for Obama.
The candidates each raised about $2 million throughout the state, with most of their funding coming from Northern Virginia, according to VPAP. Romney garnered $1.9 million — 78 percent from the Washington area — and Obama tallied $1.8 million, 70 percent from this region.
In May, Obama received 855 donations of more than $200, according to VPAP. His opponent received 515 but still outraised the president by about $156,000, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
As Reported by Alexandria Times on 4 July 2012