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Obama Gets 99.9 Percent of Jamaica Plain's June Presidential Donations

Late June fundraisers brought Boston donors to the president's side.

Jamaica Plain residents who opened their wallets to presidential candidates in June made it abundantly clear who they want to win this November: Barack Obama.

The president raised more than 800 times as much as the former Massachusetts Governor in June. Obama raked in $45,185 to Romney's $55. That's 99.9 percent of donations.

Obama's portion of the take is up from the 91 percent residents gave him in May.

Romney performed best in the North End Waterfront area, where Obama raised only 50 percent more than the former governor.

In total, Boston donors gave more than $357,000 to the two presidential campaigns last month in more than 1,400 transactions.

While the state’s voting history may explain some of the lopsided results shown here, it’s also worth noting that president Obama held fundraisers in the city in late June.

Donations by Neighborhood:

Zip Code

Rough Area

Obama

Romney

Grand Total

02108

Beacon Hill

$33,458.00

$7,050.00

$40,508.00

02109

North End waterfront

$6,325.00

$4,100.00

$10,425.00

02110

Financial District

$2,475.00

$1,350.00

$3,825.00

02111

Chinatown

$6,375.00

$500.00

$6,875.00

02113

North End

$2,115.00

-$3,150.00

-$1,035.00

02114

Beacon Hill/West End

$19,007.00

$1,525.00

$20,532.00

02115

Longwood/Huntington

$21,374.00

$2,658.00

$24,032.00

02116

Back Bay

$50,873.50

$6,050.00

$56,923.50

02117

Back Bay

$1,275.00

$0.00

$1,275.00

02118

South End

$41,320.00

$350.00

$41,670.00

02119

Roxbury Crossing

$3,856.12

$0.00

$3,856.12

02120

Mission Hill

$1,114.00

$0.00

$1,114.00

02121

Roxbury/Franklin Park

$1,028.00

$0.00

$1,028.00

02122

Dorchester (east)

$3,966.24

$0.00

$3,966.24

02124

Dorchester Center

$10,845.00

$0.00

$10,845.00

02125

Dorchester (north)

$1,936.00

$250.00

$2,186.00

02126

Mattapan

$3,340.00

$0.00

$3,340.00

02127

South Boston

$4,269.00

$1,076.24

$5,345.24

02128

East Boston

$1,650.00

$175.00

$1,825.00

02129

Charlestown

$13,953.00

$440.12

$14,393.12

02130

Jamaica Plain

$45,185.00

$55.00

$45,240.00

02131

Roslindale

$4,927.00

$20.00

$4,947.00

02132

West Roxbury

$8,229.00

$300.00

$8,529.00

02134

Allston

$8,445.00

$3,512.00

$11,957.00

02135

Brighton

$5,846.75

$800.00

$6,646.75

02136

Hyde Park

$1,330.00

$210.00

$1,540.00

02163

Harvard Campus

$135.00

$0.00

$135.00

02196

Leather District

$1,000.00

$105.00

$1,105.00

02199

Prudential Center

$11,235.00

$2,585.00

$13,820.00

02205

South Station

$400.00

$0.00

$400.00

02210

Fort Point

$7,263.00

$0.00

$7,263.00

02215

Fenway/Kenmore

$2,353.00

$350.00

$2,703.00

Grand Total

 

$326,903.61

$30,311.36

$357,214.97

 

Campaign transactions:

Zip Code

Rough Area

Obama

Romney

Grand Total

02108

Beacon Hill

51

8

59

02109

North End waterfront

16

9

25

02110

Financial District

14

3

17

02111

Chinatown

19

1

20

02113

North End

7

3

10

02114

Beacon Hill/West End

78

5

83

02115

Longwood/Huntington

53

3

56

02116

Back Bay

162

10

172

02117

Back Bay

5

0

5

02118

South End

157

2

159

02119

Roxbury Crossing

35

0

35

02120

Mission Hill

8

0

8

02121

Roxbury/Franklin Park

9

0

9

02122

Dorchester (east)

16

0

16

02124

Dorchester Center

55

0

55

02125

Dorchester (north)

23

1

24

02126

Mattapan

36

0

36

02127

South Boston

45

5

50

02128

East Boston

20

2

22

02129

Charlestown

47

4

51

02130

Jamaica Plain

219

1

220

02131

Roslindale

51

1

52

02132

West Roxbury

62

2

64

02134

Allston

15

2

17

02135

Brighton

49

4

53

02136

Hyde Park

16

1

17

02163

Harvard Campus

4

0

4

02196

Leather District

1

6

7

02199

Prudential Center

14

4

18

02205

South Station

5

0

5

02210

Fort Point

21

0

21

02215

Fenway/Kenmore

35

2

37

Grand Total

 

1348

79

1427

Matt M. Casey July 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM
These numbers were taken from the latest Federal Election Commission filings for all individual contributions. To my knowledge, that includes online, in person and by-mail donations. It does not include money given to Super PACs.
Anita Anger July 25, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Thanks, Matt. And Chris for passing my question along. I want to see for myself. I'm hoping that I can get through to the FEC. For example, are names, addresses, and amounts recorded? Is there a distinction between mailed in and online donations?
Anita Anger July 25, 2012 at 02:22 PM
I went to the Federal Elections Commission website and could type in my name and see the amount I have given. However, they still have my previous address in Wellesley although I moved to JP in early May 2011 and NEVER donated while I lived in Wellesley. When I moved I contacted Com. of MA, State Retirement Board, post office, City of Boston (I have voted here), etc. When I give, which is only online, I have to include my address. How could my online giving still be reported as a Wellesley donor?! Well, it's not for the JP Patch to answer. I finally clicked on their info link and asked how I could change my address with them. No reply yet. Too early. However I think each donor who has moved and has given to whatever candidate should go to FEC website and click on individual donations and write your own name in. See what it says about you.
ra camp July 25, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Anita, have you change/registered to vote since moving to JP? The FEC uses the voter registration bank, and if your voter registration is still at your last address that could be the answer/solution. Also, if you have not registered to vote in JP, for your new assigned voting district, you'll want to do that ASAP. I am not sure what the Ma. registration laws are, but here in Md. we have to be registered within a specific time, prior to election day. No same day registration for instance.
Anita Anger July 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I thought my comment made it clear that I had changed my voter registration and that I have already voted here in Jamaica Plain. I have a document from the City of Boston that confirms this. Thank you for your concern. I did receive a voicemail from a guy at the FEC who didn't really read my request to him,which was simply: How do I change my address w/FEC. I NEVER made an online or by mail political contribution when I lived in Wellesley. He left a number for me to call. I will also contact City of Boston to make sure I am on the rolls! There was no problem for me when I voted for local people last year, but I had better check it out because for sure I want my vote for President and Mass.Senator to count. Best wishes to you!

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