Mass. giving twice as much to Obama as to Romney
BOSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has raised twice as much money as Mitt Romney has in Massachusetts, the state Romney led as governor for four years.
According to Federal Election Commission reports, the Democratic incumbent has collected nearly $18.3 million in donations from Bay State supporters.
By comparison Republican challenger Romney has raised just over $9.2 million from Massachusetts backers.
All told Massachusetts residents have donated about $28.5 million to candidates for president this election cycle.
That places Massachusetts among the top six states in the country in campaign giving.
The other states are far more populous, however, beginning with California. It tops the list with more than $111 million in contributions followed by New York, Texas, Florida and Illinois.
Despite the money raised here, neither candidate is campaigning in Massachusetts, considered a virtual lock for Obama.