How Much Have Your Chesterfield, New Baltimore Neighbors Given to Obama and Romney?
Chesterfield and New Baltimore residents have donated more than $10,000 to Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according to an interactive database of campaign contributions from the Federal Election Commission.
This election cycle, Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore residents have donated more money to Republican candidate Mitt Romney than to Democrat candidate President Barack Obama.
Despite contributing more to Romney, there was a higher volume of donations to Obama among both communities.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Chesterfield residents made two donations of $1,000 or more to Romney and one donation of $1,000 or more to Obama. There were 14 total contributions to Romney, resulting in a combined $3,113 and 16 contributions to Obama, resulting in a combined $2,430.
In New Baltimore, no donation of $1,000 or more was given to Obama and there was one donation higher than $1,000—at $2,500—for Romney. There was a total of four contributions to Romney, resulting in a combined $4,500 and eight contributions to Obama, resulting in a combined $620, according to the records.
All this information and more can be found in an interactive database from Patch so you can see how much your Chesterfield and New Baltimore neighbors have donated to the various 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 Rochester or St. Clair Shores contributed to campaigns, go right ahead. You can search by candidate, contributor, city, ZIP code and amount contributed.
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.