We are less than a month away from the presidential election, so it's time for another update to our interactive map of Texas donors to presidential candidates by ZIP code. For this iteration, we focus solely on the Democratic candidate, President Obama, and the Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Both candidates have fared well in the state. From contributors who have given at least $200 (the donation threshold that requires candidates to track information — such as ZIP code — of contributors and report that information to the FEC), Romney has collected $20 million to Obama's $13.9 million.
Obama's fundraising efforts are known to attract donors who tend to give in multiple small amounts, and that trend can be found in Texas as well. Obama's average donation was $144, while Romney's average was $675. This trend is apparent in the total number of donations for each candidates as well; Obama has received 96,000 donations but was still outraised by Romney, who has had 29,000 donations.
To switch between candidates in this interactive map, use the drop-down on the left. If no one from a ZIP code contributed to the candidate, there will be no shape to represent it. Hover over a ZIP code shape to see how much money was donated from that area.