Montclair voted overwhelmingly for the Democrats this presidential election, and the majority backed up their vote with a campaign contribution for the same team.
Montclair contributed a whopping $330,522 to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. This was more than four times what Republican candidate Mitt Romney received -- $71,369.
The average contribution for Obama was about $158, compared to $811 for Romney.
The trend toward Democrats was the same in Upper Montclair.
Obama received $271,246 from 1,610 residents living north of Watchung Avenue -- an average of about $168 per contribution.
Romney garnered only %56,703 from 76 residents in Upper Montclair-- an average of about $736 per contribution.
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. Obama led New Jersey by $1.3 million more in donations than received by Romney.
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.