The campaigns of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama announced Monday that in June they raised $106 million and $71 million respectively. Those eye-popping sums got us wondering how much money donors from Union City have contributed to this year's race for president.
According to Open Secrets, a research group tracking political money, residents in the 94587 area have so far given $31,891 to candidates and political action committees in the 2012 campaign — a paltry number compared to previous elections in the last decade. In the 2002 election, local residents contributed $383,215 to campaigns and $101,655 in 2008.
The majority of Union City's contributions have gone to Democrats. In fact, Ron Paul has raised more money in Union City than Mitt Romney. Some of the largest donations from Union City residents, however, have gone to , a former White House commerce official who is eyeing the local Congressional seat.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Khanna, a Fremont resident, raised $1.2 million in campaign funds in a quarter but didn't run out of respect for longtime incumbent Pete Stark.
Below is a list of Union City's top donors to the 2012 race for the White House, ranked by the amount of their contributions.
See a full list of all contributions on Open Secrets' Donor Lookup page.
Do you plan to write a check for a political candidate between now and November 6?ContributerRecipientOccupationAmountDate LEE, TIMOTHY Paul, Ron (R) MYSELF $2,500 03/05/12 SINGH, SUKHWINDER Khanna, Rohit (D) SELF-EMPLOYED $2,500 10/19/11 DHALIWAL, KARAMJIT K Khanna, Rohit (D) AMERICAN HOME CARE $2,500 11/13/11 IWATA, KAY Obama, Barack (D) SELF-EMPLOYED $1,500 12/30/11 KHANNA, VIKAS Romney, Mitt (R) ZOOVEE VENTURES $1,500 03/27/12 SENZAI, FARID Khanna, Rohit (D) SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY $1,000 12/17/11 ALBANES, OLGA Obama, Barack (D) SAN MATEO COUNTY PROBATION $1,000 05/17/12 ARORA, ANAMIKA Khanna, Rohit (D) GLOBAL SOFTWARE RESOURCES $1,000 12/17/11 KHANNA, VIKAS Romney, Mitt (R) ZOOVEE VENTURES $955 03/27/12 SETHI, GAURAV Khanna, Rohit (D) MATRIX INSURANCE AGENCY $750 11/14/11
Source: Open Secrets