Novato voters have donated more than twice as much to the campaign of President Barack Obama than that of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to data from Federal Elections Commission.
These most recent numbers—which run from April 1, 2011 through Aug. 30, 2012 — show Obama supporters in Novato have given more than $106,000, while Romney supporters have donated nearly $47,000.
And while Novato voters have given significantly more money to the Obama campaign, it has been in smaller and more frequent increments. Records show that Obama received 904 donations at an average of $108 in Novato, while Romney received 103 donations at an average of $912.
Romney tallied 19 donations of $1,000 or more, while Obama has received 14 donations of at least $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 Novato's donors 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.