Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Obama leads in donations from women; Romney donations from men

( – President Barack Obama leads against Republican candidates former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the number of campaign donations given by women and the number of women that donated.

According to, which uses the latest figures from the Federal Election Commission released May 21, President Obama received $39,733, 646 from 42,898 female donors in the 2012 election cycle.

In contrast, Mitt Romney received $24,787,174 from 15,546 female donors and Ron Paul received only $2,358,242 from 3,226 female donors.

More men donated than women in all three candidates’ campaigns, but as a percentage of who gave the most between Obama and Romney, the former Massachusetts governor leads with 69.3 percent of his funds coming from male donors; whereas 55.5 percent of Obama’s contributors were men.

If Paul is included, he exceeds both Obama and Romney in male donors as a percentage of campaign contributions accounting for 81.9 percent of his funds.

Most of the female donors that contributed to Obama’s campaign gave between the $200 and $499 range. That category, which consists of a little over 20,000 women, accounted for $5,257,560 of the $39.7 million total.

But the real money-maker for Obama was from the 4,608 female donors who gave in the $2,500+ category whose total donations equals $19,196,719; also, that category proved a bonanza for Obama as well with $28,201,786 coming from over 6,000 men.

Unlike Obama, who received most of his donations in the $200 and $499 range, Mitt Romney received most of his donations from 7,312 women giving in the $2500+ range, giving him $18,870,800 in that category alone.

Over 7,000 more men donated to Barack Obama’s campaign but donated less than Romney in total.

Obama received $49,568,913 from 45,154 male donors. Romney, in contrast, received $55,832,327 from 38,134 male donors.

Most male donors to Obama donated in the $200 to $499 range a total of $5,001,890. And most male donors to Mitt Romney donated in the $2,500+ range.

Obama received the most contributions in the $5,000+ category in comparison to Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

Obama received $31,456,467 in the $5,000+ category from 6,241 donors.

The number of donors that contributed in the $5,000+ category to Romney was only 619; and for Paul, 17. Paul received $10,692,020 total from 15,601 male donors.

All figures account for the 2012 cycle, which accounts for Jan 1st, 2011 to the latest disclosed information, which was April 30th, 2012. They do not include SuperPAC money.

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