This election cycle, Saline residents are giving more money and donating more often to President Barak Obama's re-election efforts than to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign for the White House.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Saline residents have made 149 donations of $35,109.87 to both presidential campaigns since June 2011.
Of those, 132 were donations to Obama for $23,114.75, including seven contributions over $1,000. The largest was a donation for $2,000.
Romney received 17 Saline contributions for $11,995.12, including six over $1,000. Three donations were for $2,500 each.
All this information and more can be found in an interactive database from Patch so you can see how much your Saline 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 Birmingham or Brighton 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 2012. The FEC data will be updated in mid-October. We'll update this database when new information is available.