New Jersey is a pretty solidly blue state when it comes to national politics, so it might seem surprising that President Obama is barely–just barely–beating Mitt Romney in the fundraising race in this state.
So far, the president has amassed $5.3 million in donations from NJ residents, while Mitt Romney has raised $5.1 million. There is a big difference, however, in the number of people who are doing the contribuing.
Obama’s millions come from nearly 36,000 contributions, according to nj.com, whereas Romney’s come from 6,300. What does that tell you about the difference between Romney and Obama supporters? Hmm…
It won’t come as much of a shock to liberal Montclair that the township ranked second highest of places in the state contributing to the Obama campaign, trailing only Princeton. Unlike that township, however, Montclair doesn’t appear at all in the top 25 areas contributing to the Romney campaign (Princeton ranked seventh on that list). Check out the list of top 25 places for both campaigns here. Are you surprised by which towns rank–or don’t rank–on the lists?