Short Hills Gave More Than $500,000 to Romney's Campaign
NJ Spotlight Interactive Map shows Short Hills residents contributed more to governor's campaign while Millburn gave more money for Obama's re-election.
Although New Jersey residents shelled out $1.3 million more to President Obama's re-election campaign, Short Hills supported former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with more than $500,000 in contributions, according to a new interactive map released.
The map, compiled by NJ Spotlight from an analysis of Federal Election Commission data, breaks down the number and amount of contributions by zip code. Each zip code is colored red, Republican, or blue, Democrat, depending on which party received the most in contributions.
For the Short Hills zip code, 07078, the map shows residents gave Romney's campaign $522,487 in 464 contributions.
While Millburn, 07041, gave significantly less to the former Massachusetts governor's campaign, $25,045, it was only in 25 contributions.
Although between both zip codes, Romney received more in contributions, Obama had more contributors, 1,007 to Romney's 489.
In Millburn, residents favored the Obama's campaign in 388 smaller contributions totaling $34,964.
From Short Hills, Obama received $221,453 in 619 contributions.
According to NJ Spotlight, Millburn and Short Hills zip code was the second most generous in campaign donations across the state.
Essex County is shown split between Republican, red, and Democrats, blue. Traditionally, Western Essex leans Republican, while towns in the eastern part of the county lean Democratic. For more details, go to the NJ Spotlight map.