Skip to comments.Texas Presidential Campaign Contributions
Posted on 07/22/2008 10:56:37 AM PDT by mnehring
Tom Abrahams has a great post up over at his blog at TheVote.abc13.com. He’s found some interesting tidbits in the campaign finance data pertaining to Texas, as well as noting that John McCain has only about one-third of the cash on hand that Barack Obama has.
Regarding Houston, he found this:
The 770– zip codes in Houston are the most generous in the state for both candidates. McCain has pulled in $1,650,521 million. Obama’s received a little more than $2 million.
What’s even more amazing about those numbers is that the 770 zip codes have given more to all presidential candidates ($9,315,056) than the states of Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, West Virginia, Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee Alaska, and Hawaii each have given to ALL presidential candidates this election year.
That means that more than half the states in the country (30) have given less to the process than just a handful of zip codes in Houston have doled out. Wow!
Wow indeed. And yet, we rarely see Barry or John campaigning here. Interesting.
In reviewing the links Tom provided, I found a few other interesting tidbits. For instance, if you take the four largest urban areas of Texas and compare them, Democrats raised slightly more than Republicans thanks to the large discrepancy in the Austin area.
|3 Digit Zip Code||Democrats||Republicans||Total|
|782 San Antonio||$1,371,974||$1,677,677||$3,049,651|
Comparing the 3 digit maps provided side by side is interesting as well:
You can see the contributions centered in the urban areas but also note that West Texas generally favors Republicans and the Valley/El Paso goes for the Democrats. No surprise there, right?
But looking at the underlying data, the total raised in the Valley and El Paso was $1.8 million, of which Hillary Clinton received $1.2 million or 68%, compared to Obama’s $182k or 10%. Again, no surprise, but interesting to look at nonetheless. And it is why McCain continues to reach out to Hispanic voters.
Go check out Tom’s entire post at Houston, We Have Some Cash.
So; you are saying that McCain has received over 1.65 trillion dollars from Houston alone???? That's pretty amazing.
Looks like they need to replace the first comma w/ a period.
They must be counting everything in the pile:
I’ll be sending cash but it will be going to conservatives in Southern California, Colorado and Alabams. The RNC will get their return envelopes back empty with either “Build the fence” or “Send the illegals home” written on them.
Yeah, I’ve been doing that for the last 3 1/2 years. I also sent some to Cornyn in Texas.
If you have a few extra bucks you might send it to Steve Pearce in New Mexico; He is a good Conservative running against Another Udall; a Pelosi type Lefty Lib for Senator Domenici’s seat.
Udall has a huge budget, running 100 ads for every one Pearce can buy, but Udall refuses to debate Pearce, so there is a huge gap in communicating to the voters.