This election cycle, Clawson residents are giving larger contributions to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but President Barack Obama is getting more contributions from the city.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Clawson residents have made 48 donations totalling $12,421.23 to both presidential campaigns since May 2011. Of those, eight were checks to Romney for $7,304.23, including three contributions for $2,000 or more. Obama received 40 contributions for $5,117, including two for $1,000 or more.
All this information and more can be found in an interactive database from Patch so you can see how much your Clawson neighbors have donated to the various presidential campaign — and to which candidate they’re writing their checks.
We’ve also included records for many communities across southeastern Michigan, so if you want to see who from Berkley or Royal Oak contributed to campaigns, go right ahead. You can search by candidate, contributor, city, ZIP code and amount contributed.
It's important to note that while a vote for a candidate is secret, a donation to a campaign is public record and open to public scrutiny. Federal election law requires campaigns to regularly report donations and contributors. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports and is current through July. The FEC data will be updated in mid-October. We'll update this database when new information is available.