Obama Has a 22-to-1 Fundraising Edge Over Romney in San Anselmo and Fairfax

Use Patch's database to find out how much your neighbors have given to the candidates.


This just in: San Anselmo and Fairfax residents aren't coming out in droves to donate the Republican ticket in the presidential race. San Anselmo and Fairfax voters have given more than 22 times the amount of money to President Barack Obama than Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to data from Federal Elections Commission.

These most recent numbers—which run from April 1, 2011 through August 30, 2012—show Obama supporters in San Anselmo have given more than $149,00, while Romney supporters have donated $7,150. In Fairfax, Obama received nearly $32,000 in donations and Romney has tallied just $1,500.

And while San Anselmo and Fairfax voters have given significantly more money to the Obama campaign, it has been in smaller and more frequent increments. The records show that Obama received 678 donations at an average of $219 in San Anselmo, while Romney received 14 donations at an average of $511. 

In Fairfax, Obama received 223 donations at an average of $143, while Romney received 8 donations from just two people at an average of $183. 

That doesn't mean Obama isn't racking up big donations, however. In San Anselmo, Obama has received 43 donations over $1,000, while Romney has received 2 donations over $1,000. In Fairfax, Obama has received 7 donations over $1,000, while Romney has received 1 donation over $1,000.

Marin is also deep Obama country, as the president has tallied more than $1.2 million in donations from Marin residents to date, far outpacing the $266,00 in donations to Romney from Marin to date. Mill Valley was the biggest donor to Obama in Marin at more than $508,000, while Romney drew the most donations from San Rafael at more than $103,000.

If you’d like to find out more about the donors of San Anselmo and Fairfax to the presidential election so far—or, if you’d like to see specifically if your neighbor gave to one of the candidates, you can use Patch's interactive database above. You can also use it see how the numbers break down in other parts of the state.

The information in the database was downloaded from the FEC’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through August. The data will be updated in mid-October, and Patch will keep you posted with the new numbers as soon as they’re available.

Use the drop down menus on the map to explore how much your zip code contributed to Obama or Romney's campaign. Click on the zip code to see the total amount contributed. Smaller contributions might not show up on the map.

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valeri hood October 03, 2012 at 03:35 PM
this is a very weird thing to do- it's the corporations that are funding these debates- not local people- maybe a few millionaires- mostly billionaires- did you know that anheuser busch is the main corporate funder of the debates, that the league of women voters no longer runs the debates, that the questions are completely rigged by the two parties, and that there are no 3rd party voices?- listen to democracy now special election report tonight where they splice in the 3rd party candidates answers to the questions and see if what you really want to hear from presidential candidates is answered- what a farce!
Sierra Salin October 03, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Personally, I believe both the Donkeys, and the Elephants are insane and corrupt. Neither "party" is going to leave anything worth living on in the Corporate Dictatorship and thug state. We need to end the Endless Wars, Endless Waste, Fracking, Nukes, GMO's, and the Legitimate Rape of the commons of nature by the bankers, politicians, and thugs. When is conservation going to be more important to us, that consuming, and when are we going to put an end to the b.s?
A October 03, 2012 at 06:51 PM
$149,000 that could have made a big difference with a local San Anselmo cause instead of going out of town... It's really shocking when you look up the numbers of how much people give to national political causes in comparison to what they give local non-profits on issues of: shelter, food, jobs, animal care, and free health care services. Even movies and art causes get funded more than these basic needs through venues like Kickstarter which specifically don't allow them...(but arts still doesn't get as much as politics). Politicians really know how to rile people up and get their pocketbooks!


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