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Top 10 Statewide Presidential Contribution Totals


According to 2008 presidential election cycle data released by the Federal Election Commission March 20, 2008, and compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics (www.opensecrets.org), California and New York are far and away the top states in total campaign contributions. The two states are responsible for a combined total of more than $156 million in donations, two-thirds of which have gone to Democrats. Below are the top 10 statewide totals to all presidential candidates and what money has gone to the three remaining.

1. California $82,613,656
35% GOP, 65% Democrats
l Obama: $23,712,026  l Clinton: $21,897,506  l McCain: $6,277,579

2. New York $73,714,447
31% GOP, 69% Democrats
l Clinton: $27,083,868 l Obama: $15,335,784 l McCain: $5,058,160

3. Texas $36,117,087
59% GOP, 41% Democrats
l Clinton: $6,258,139 l Obama: $4,955,687 l McCain: $4,567,230

4. Florida $32,331,532
53% GOP, 47% Democrats
l Clinton: $7,791,807 l Obama: $4,677,540 l McCain: $3,697,464

5. Illinois $26,208,736
23% GOP, 77% Democrats
l Obama: $13,612,092 l Clinton: $4,596,956 l McCain: $1,715,691

6. Massachusetts $19,333,096
40% GOP, 60% Democrats
l Obama: $6,153,646 l Clinton: $3,952,813 l McCain: $1,222,049

7. New Jersey $18,094,424
42% GOP, 58% Democrats
l Clinton: $5,771,048 l Obama: $3,296,874 l McCain: $1,665,610

8. Virginia $16,332,224
45% GOP, 55% Democrats
l Clinton: $3,908,505 l Obama: $3,831,270 l McCain: $2,802,398

9. Connecticut $14,479,358
38% GOP, 62% Democrats
l Obama: $3,002,055 l Clinton: $2,320,169 l McCain: $1,421,859

10. Maryland $14,012,970
26% GOP, 74% Democrats
l Clinton: $4,722,008 l Obama: $4,372,797 l McCain: $931,479