90210-bama: ZIP Codes and Politics

A close look at where President Obama and Mitt Romney go to raise cash fast reveals a deep divide.

Donations to presidential candidates are limited to $5,000, so the real money (besides Super PACs) is pouring into Democrat and Republican party campaign coffers. A close look at the dependable ZIP codes this year -- where President Obama and Mitt Romney go to raise cash fast -- reveals a deep divide. This election cycle, Dems have found their mother lode in California, where they've raised $40 million for the Democratic National Committee and other groups. Florida is home to the GOP's top contributors, with $8 million donated to re-election committees. New York and L.A. are big for Dems, with Manhattan's Upper East Side, where donors like Vera Wang (10021) reside, edging out Beverly Hills (Rob Reiner and Haim Saban are 90210) and Brentwood (Will Ferrell and Sony's Michael Lynton are 90049). Republicans do best among energy and old-money donors -- Pittsburgh, Palm Beach, Fla., and Greenwich, Conn. GOP stalwart Sheldon Adelson (Las Vegas 89109) boosts that ZIP's ranking.

DEMOCRATS

  • 10021 (New York) $1,613,780
  • 10024 (New York) $1,510,691
  • 10023 (New York) $1,382,673
  • 90210 (Beverly Hills) $1,294,374
  • 10011 (New York) $1,240,582
  • 90049 (Los Angeles) $1,232,691
  • 10022 (New York) $1,175,192
  • 10128 (New York) $1,156,301
  • 60614 (Chicago) $1,123,336

REPUBLICANS

  • 15222 (Pittsburgh) $690,725
  • 89109 (Las Vegas) $647,750
  • 48236 (Grosse Pointe, MI) $495,692
  • 33480 (Palm Beach, FL) $482,252
  • 22101 (McLean, VA) $436,161
  • 75205 (Dallas) $426,412
  • 60045 (Lake Forest, IL) $406,112
  • 06831 (Greenwich, CT) $405,821
  • 49503 (Grand Rapids, MI) $404,500
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