GREENBURGH, N.Y. — President Barack Obama has received almost five times more in campaign contributions from Greenburgh and Hartsdale residents than Mitt Romney, according to OpenSecrets.org.
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Including Greenburgh, Hartsdale and some residents of the White Plains area, Obama raked in $51,287 in contributions compared with $11,470 for Romney, OpenSecrets reported.
The site only records receipts from individuals who contribute more than $200, and all numbers are based on Federal Election Commission data.
The Center for Responsive Politics, the Washington, D.C.-based research group that gathered the data, reported similar standings in the number of people donating. Obama received contributions from 59 individuals, Romney from 13.
However, the average amount given to Romney was about $10 higher than for Obama. Looking at Elmsford, Romney pulled in $10,000 from just two residents, one being Leslie Edelman, president and owner of Kimble Manufacturing, who donated $5,000. Obama received $3,550 from Elmsford donors.
According to OpenSecrets, no contributions were found from Congresswoman Nita Lowey, a Democrat running for her 13th term in Congress. Lowey has a district office in White Plains.
New York is the second-leading state in donation totals with $24 million. California is No. 1.
As of Wednesday, Obama was leading the country in donations with more than $430 million, compared to Romney's $279 million.