Interesting data published by the New York Times includes some staggering sums about how much money is being raised and spent for this year’s Presidential election. We get one vote at the ballot box, but campaign donations are a much different story. Let’s see how Texans have put their money where their mouth is. (Full article here)
Take a look at how Obama and Romney have faired in Texas (as of Feb. 29th)…
West Texas/ Panhandle
Obama- $88,520.00 Romney- $106,150.00
Obama- $323,587.00 Romney- $362,508.00
South/Central Texas (including Austin and San Antonio)
Obama- $1,419,967.00 Romney- $419,208.00
Southeastern Texas (including Houston)
Obama- $1,058,188.00 Romney- $1,998,380.00
Northeastern Texas (including Dallas and Ft. Worth)
Obama- $1,178,927.00 Romney- $960,873.00
Obama- $4,069,189.00 Romney- $3,847,119.00
A few quick things to note…
-53% of Obama’s donations come from donors giving $200 or less. For Romney that’s a mere 12% of the total.
-58% of Romney’s donors gave the maximum of $2500. That means that Romney has far less donors overall, but they give BIG. For Obama only 20% of his donors have given the maximum so far.
-These are official campaign dollars and don’t account for spending by the Obama or Romney SuperPACs.
So far in Texas, advantage Obama, but not by much. Granted the general election hasn’t officially started yet, so we better hold on to our lassos.