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Virginians Donate More to Obama than Romney

Nationwide, presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised more last month than President Obama, but the statistics don’t follow that pattern locally.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney raised more campaign funds in May than President Barack Obama nationwide, but Obama still has Romney beat in Virginia, according to the latest campaign finance reports.

Romney pulled in $76.8 million from donors in May, his campaign announced Friday. Obama’s campaign pulled in more than $60 million, The Los Angeles Times reported.

But things look different in Virginia, where Obama has raised $3.72 million in this election cycle from residents, according to Federal Election Commission data released Monday. Romney has raised $3.61 million from Virginia residents.

From voters in the greater Washington, D.C. area, which includes the District plus parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, Obama has received $9.59 million—more than Romney’s $5.04 million, according to data posted on the Center for Responsive Politics OpenSecrets.org website.

Virginia Polls Mixed

A Quinnipiac University poll of more than 1,200 registered voters taken between May 30 and June 4 showed Obama with a 5 percent lead over Romney (with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percent). “Obama leads 90 - 4 percent among Democrats and 45 - 37 percent among independent voters, while losing Republicans 91 - 6 percent. He also does better among voters under 35 years old,” according to a Quinnipiac release.

However, a Rasmussen Reports poll taken June 3 of 500 likely voters showed Obama and Romney tied at 47 percent each, with 3 percent preferring another candidate and 3 percent undecided. That poll had a margin of error of +/-4.5 percent.

CPT Gus June 09, 2012 at 11:38 AM
What a bias headline....difference between the two is not even news worthy.
Willy WIlson June 09, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Any fool not in the top 1% who votes for Romney desereves what they get
David2all June 09, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Did you hear Mitt Romney defining “Marriage?” Did you hear him define his Mormon beliefs, as the same as yours at the Evangelical Christian College? Did you hear his fellow Mormons say that by prophets “Mitt Romney is to ride on a white horse into the White House?” Ok you hear what you hear, do you believe what they say just because you hear it. They think you must believe it! What you often do not hear is the truth not told. Do you believe as the Mormons do that God created Jesus and Satan as equals and that they are brothers? He will not let you hear the truth, he will only tell you what he wants you to believe is true. Like the time he stated he created 100,000 jobs. Only he didn’t tell you most of them were created in the out-sourced countries he sent them to. Romney to Racial Hatred Against Latinos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms-Plw7O-uo "God's a Racist" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm4tIYc4fZ0&feature=related Romney Racism Issue - Mitt needs to answer the question of Mormon racist past http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecVnppP2LgM&feature=related Still Voting For 'Mitt Romney'? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQwrB1vu74c&feature=related Colin Powell to Romney on Foreign Policy: 'Come on, Mitt, Think' http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/05/colin-powell-to-romney-on-foreign-policy-come-on-mitt-think/257578/
robert fowler June 09, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Liberals who moved into the area to take advantage of the White House win are sending their contributions in to maintain their "great leader's" job. David2all should also look into the "great leader's" background with regard to religion to see where the President stands as his background was primarily Muslim followed by a conversion to Christianity for political reasons.
Rick S June 09, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Just remember, donations and votes don't always equate. One can donate a lot of money, but (hopefully) they can only vote once...
Bj June 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Robert....I was born in DC, went to schools in Arlington County, my father was a CIA agent and my mother and sister both worked for the Agency so we did not "move here to take advantage of the White House"....Obama did not convert to Christianity for political reasons, where do you get your mis-information? People of all races, religions, gender and political persuasions vote for Obama so quit trying to create some stero type that doesn't exist. If you want to vote for Romney it's your right . Not everyone will agree with you, no need to try and label them. That's why we live in a free country, so we can each have our own opinions and votes. No need for bullying, if you would prefer a dictatorship, go live in one of those countries and see how it works out for you.
K. Morse June 20, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Any fool who votes for Obama deserves to be poor! Leave it to a Democrat to tax away all your money. You'll be old without retirement savings and only have yourself to blame...
K. Morse June 20, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Obama only won the election because voter fraud.
K. Morse June 20, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Bj, have you not noticed that the Democrats are taking away our freedoms?
K. Morse June 20, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I can't wait to vote for Mitt Romney!!!

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