Friday, February 22, 2008

Obama might of had the $$$ but Mitt still beat him in Ohio

Romney beat Obama in January donations from Ohio

Posted by Sabrina Eaton February 21, 2008 12:24PM

Ohioans gave about $1 million to presidential candidates during the month of January, distributing slightly more money to Republicans ($521,000) than Democrats ($489,000).

Before a disappointing showing in the Feb. 5 "Super Tuesday" primaries made him drop out of the GOP race, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raked in $234,962 from Ohio donors in January. Romney consistently raised more money in Ohio than other candidates, largely because of his support from Cincinnati fundraising powerhouse Carl Lindner.

Although Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama led the national fundraising pack in January with $36 million in donations, Obama's $234,255 take in Ohio was slightly less than Romney's. Obama still edged out New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton's $208,954 in Ohio donations from January.

Among Republicans, Arizona Sen. John McCain got $144,575 from Ohioans in January, former Arkansas Mike Huckabee raised $51,532, and Texas GOP Rep. Ron Paul got $40,792.

Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who dropped out of the presidential race on Jan. 25, collected just $3,250 from Ohio donors that month.

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