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VPAP: Obama, Romney Close in Donor Funds from Manassas Park, Manassas

Both candidates raise nearly $2 million from donations greater than $200, but Romney has $100,000 lead.

President Barack Obama and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have each raised nearly $2 million from Virginia residents who have given at least $200, but the former Massachusetts governor has a $100,000 edge, according to a new report by a nonpartisan group tracking campaign funds.
 
More than half of the funds raised by each candidate between January and May have come from Northern Virginia according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

Romney has raised $1.9 million from people who have given $200 or more — 78 percent of it from Northern Virginia, according to VPAP. Obama has raised $1.8 million, 70 percent of which is from Northern Virginia, according to VPAP.

Romney has raised a total of $3.8 million from large and small donors in Virginia. Obama has raised a total of $3.6 million from Virginia donors large and small, according to the latest report from Open Secrets, a nonpartisan group that tracks campaign contributions.

The VPAP analysis of donations from large contributors comes as both campaigns are deploying their campaign workers across Virginia, which experts predict will be one of this election's most important .

Manassas Park's median household income is $70,299 according to the U.S. Census. The median household income for Prince William County is $91,098.

Obama Romney Total Virginia: $1.8 million $1.9 million Manassas & Manassas Park: $14,227 $13,183 ZIP codes 20111 & 20113: $3,201 $0 ZIP codes 20108 & 20110: $3,225 $7,770
ZIP code 20109: $250 $0 ZIP code 20112: $7,551 $5,413 Fund Raising by Region Obama              Romney Capital Region $164,665 $106,624 Coalfields/Southwest $7,200             $37,750 I-95 Corridor $20,850 $16,554 Inside the Beltway $736,318 $820,158 Northern Virginia $604,321 $743,778 Peninsula $30,176 $38,082 Piedmont $145,521 $39,150 Roanoke/New River $39,385 $47,200 Shenandoah Valley $22,994 $32,525 South Hampton Roads $54,070 $57,315 Southside $2,300 $7,525 

Source: VPAP

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