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Database: Wisconsin 2012 Campaign Contributions to Obama, Romney

Check out Patch's new interactive campaign contribution database to find out who in your community is contributing to President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

See which presidential candidates are getting money from Racine-area residents with Patch's interactive database of individual contributions made to President Barack Obama and Repubilcan Mitt Romney.

This database includes nearly 18,000 individual contributions Wisconsin residents made to the two candidates from April 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012, the most recent data available.

The data, which is from the Federal Elections Commission, does not include contributions to political action committees or other outside groups.

Frances Martin September 11, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I applaud the openness of this, but the secret ,post-Citizens United donations to PACs are a direct assault on democracy. We don't even know whether they're coming from citizens of the U.S.,do we?
oak creek resident September 11, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Frances are you ignorant or just wanting to be stupid? Obama is over pandering in Europe for fund raisers, yet you worry that some PAC money might not be from US citizens? Do you see the stupidity and the hypocrisy in your fears? Typical idiot from the left.
Keith Best September 11, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Frances, I guess you missed out on hearing about all the campaign donations Obama took in from out of the country.
RIGHTisRIGHT September 11, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I agree with you ...So very typical from the left. Frances sounds out of it completely.
RIGHTisRIGHT September 11, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Frances, are you ok? This comment is just so out of it, I have to ask you? France, If you like to donate to Obama you can have Dinner with Barack and the Airfare is covered...How lovely...Not for me....Romney 2012
Scotty September 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Where is the link to patches database? Or it's just the fec's database!
Frances Martin September 11, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I wonder why you teabaggers presume that I think it's fine for unidentified funds to be spent campaigning for any party--Democrats or Republicans? apparently you don't want to grapple with the real issue, which is that unidentified parties are spending massive amounts to buy political influence. Do you really believe that these "investments" are given without expectation of reward? Sad for democracy, with a lower case d. Seriously, try not to just dance to your party's tune.
Brian Dey September 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM
It is interesting that no one had a problem with unions funneling millions into campaigns for decades. I will say this again, if you want real campaign reform, eliminate all ouside dollars except from the candidates and their respective parties and individual donations capped at $200 each. No Super PACS, no unions, no nothing except $200 individual donations. Make the candidates go to the people; in person.
Frances Martin September 12, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Brian--it's unions and corporations both, and billionaires as well, and none of us except the political insiders know who else. Senator Johnson just replied to my message of concern re massive anonymous political spending by saying anonymous unlimited amounts are protected free speech . I don't think so, and I agree with you. the only realistic solution is a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United, because any other attempt to limit spending will be overturned by SCOTUS . Compelled disclosure would not be so overturned, at least I don't think so. But which politicians are brave enough to promote that?
David Tomich September 12, 2012 at 02:11 AM
If the donations are from unidentified donors then they obviously can't it any personal benefit from the donation. The donor may stand up for capitalism as a belief whether an individual, pac or corporations the Supreme Court wisely allowed donations from the above since unions have always been allowed to support candidates and ideas...why not corporations, that are people?
Brian Dey September 12, 2012 at 02:35 AM
McCain/Feingold needs to be dealt with as well. I know Fran that sometimes we dont agree on things, but I want the power back to the people. I also would like to see politicians tell me what they are going to do, not what the other guy/gal did.
Frances Martin September 12, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I agree, Brian--saying you're going to eliminate "tax loopholes" but not saying which major ones makes it hard to assess what the candidate actually proposes to do--e.g.--will it be primarily "loopholes" that benefit the middle class such as the mortgage interest deduction, and health care expenses, or will it be corporate expense of moving jobs overseas, or both, or neither. and yes, I agree both parties do it. Of course, it's not possible to list each small detail, but a concrete overview by each side would be helpful.
Johnny Blade September 12, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Both Obama and Willard are funded by YOUR Bankster masters .. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan .. and the mindless lemmings think there is a difference between the two ... Ahahahahahaha
Johnny Blade September 12, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I know how to end the loopholes .. end the freakin INCOME tax and property tax .. Done

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