Republican Organizations Lead in 19073 Donations

Newtown Square residents have contributed 71 percent to republican candidates, committees and organizations in the 2012 election cycle of the $400,515 total contributions.

Republican organizations have received more money from Newtown Square residents this election cycle than Democratic organizations and candidates, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Of the $400,515 contributed to candidates, committees and organizations this election cycle by 19073 residents, $236,202 was donated to the top 10 recipients, and of that number, 71 percent was contributed to republican candidates and committees.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the top recipient in Newtown Square, with $65,250 contributed by donors in zip code 19073, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Rep. Pat Meehan (PA-7) came in behind Romney as the second top recipient in Newtown Square with $39,900 contributions made to his campaign.

Current President Barack Obama takes the third spot on the top 10 list of recipients for his campaign. Obama received $28,615 from donors in the 19073 zip code towards his campaign.

Obama ($3,265,682) has a lead in donations over Romney ($2,841,480) in the Greater Philadelphia/New Jersey area.

Residents of 19073 have contributed $400,515 to candidates and committees in the 2012 election cycle, about eight times the contribution from the average zip code, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The contributions are based on Federal Election Commission data made available electronically on Sept. 3.

The top contributors from 19073 are:

ContributerRecipientOccupationAmountDate WESTPHAL, JEFF DNC Services Corp VORTEX INC. $15,000 06/30/11 BURNS, P Toomey, Pat (R) $10,000 03/22/12 MCKEE, FRANK J MR Romney, Mitt (R) THE MCKEE GROUP $5,000 05/09/12 NUNN, WALLACE H MR Reilly, Chris (R) RETIRED $5,000 03/07/12 BURMAN, STEVEN Republican Federal Cmte of Pennsylvania BURMANS SPECIALTY PHARMACY $5,000 11/28/11 BALLANTYNE, MAY MS Romney, Mitt (R) INFORMATION REQUESTED PER BEST EFFORTS $5,000 05/01/12 WOOTEN, ROBERT T MR Romney, Mitt (R) INFORMATION REQUESTED PER BEST EFFORTS $5,000 05/09/12 KRAMER, EDWARD M DR Quest Diagnostics QUEST DIAGNOSTICS $5,000 11/04/11 KEITH, ROBERT E JR Gerlach, Jim (R) TL VENTURES $4,800 02/17/11 KEITH, ROBERT E MR JR Republican National Cmte TL VENTURES $3,000 05/08/12

The top recipients from 19073 (Newtown Square) are:

RecipientAmount Romney, Mitt (R) $65,250 Meehan, Patrick (R) $39,900 Obama, Barack (D) $28,615 DNC Services Corp $20,602 Casey, Bob (D) $19,100 Republican National Cmte $18,775 Toomey, Pat (R) $13,700 Santorum, Rick (R) $10,800 National Republican Congressional Cmte $10,260 Gerlach, Jim (R) $9,200


Patch Editor Danielle Vickery contributed to this report.


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