From Matt Welch comes this map featuring a county-by-county breakdown of Democrat/Republican campaign donations.
Oooohhhh…Wyoming a landslide for Republicans. What’s that worth, 2 Electoral votes?
Oh. It’s three. Kinda funny that my home county donated Republican but overall voted for Gore. Possibly it’s that thing where they vote Republican in local elections to keep the taxes down, and Democrat in national elections to keep retiree benefits up. Which possibly explains the neutrality of Dade County.
Here’s a canary in a coal mine: Minneapolis is Republican. The home of Wellstone, Minnesota is pink (more Rep. than neutral)
There’s no end to the fun. Florida is nearly all red, yet has no Republican Senators.
Texas is also nearly all red. Man, no wonder my left-leaning family members think I live two blocks down from Hell.
I’m surprised that Chicago is neutral while surrounded by pinky/red.
And what’s up w/the red in Oregon?
Nelson is conservative Democrat (he supported Estrada’s judicial nomination) and Graham has just bowed out. A Republican could very well be elected next year to fill Graham’s seat. Also, Jeb Bush in last gubernatorial election shellacked Dem challenger Bill McBride another McAuliffe kamikaze, like Wesley Clark.
Sandy P: Chicago – not surprising – Chicagoans vote the Democratic Party Machine and know how to donate without it showing up on any radar. But the “collar counties” AKA the “Land Beyond O’Hare” is always Republican. The suburbanites HATE that the Machine politicians run the state due to their complete control over the large urban Chicago population. The governor (Blagojevich) has recently rubbed it in the faces of the suburbanites, by refusing to even MOVE TO THE STATE CAPITOL. He’s running everything from his Chicago offices! Talk about winning hearts and minds….The Chicago Way.
So when they update this for 2004, what color can they use to highlight where Soros lives?
Zacek, Florida is odd and fairly complex. I was just remarking on the futility of attempting to draw too many conclusions from the donation map. Up until 1997 or so, Democrats had held the state legislature here for over a hundred years; now it’s a pretty solid Republican majority. And Jeb’s only the third Republican governor in Florida since 1873 or so. I find that odd in a state that shows up mostly red on the map.
Agreed, Florida is complicated. Migration plays a part in that. The peninsula serves a drainage function for the NE and Midwest.
Well Tucson, second most populous city in AZ, doesn’t even have it’s 3 digit Zip code prefix show up on that variant of the map.
Grains of salt for sure…
Political Donations Map
Here is a cool map from Fundrace.org that shows the fundraising for the 2004 elections on a color-coded map (link via VodkaPundit). Check it out. This is just another example of technology and how it serves up information in an…