In the 2012 campaign cycle, Wrentham residents have made over 30 contributions to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Democratic and Republican Party nominees. A Patch analysis shows about two-thirds of those donations have gone to President Obama.
A total of 24 contributions from Wrentham were made to the Obama campaign, for a total of $4,875. 11 contributions from Wrentham were made to the Romney campaign, for a total of $6,300.
The largest contributions by a Wrentham resident to the Obama campaign was $2,500 James Kirby, a commercial construction consultant. The largest Wrentham contributions to the Romney campaign was $2,500 by John Anderson.
Statewide, a total of $23,401,154 has been donated to presidential candidates by Massachusetts residents. Of that, $14,534,279 has gone to Obama and $7,896,545 has gone to Romney. The rest has gone to other candidates, primarily Ron Paul ($369,583) and others who ran against Romney in the Republican primary.
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across Massachusetts, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead.
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 data will be updated in mid-October.