In Local Fund-Raising, Obama Extends His Lead

The gap between President Obama and Mitt Romney in money raised from local donations widened sharply in June and July, according to the latest filings from the Federal Election Commission.

As of July 31, Obama had a slight edge in donations from the politically vital Pennsylvania suburbs; he had trailed Romney in that region by almost $300,000 two months earlier. He also had a commanding cash advantage in heavily Democratic Philadelphia, and a comfortable lead in South Jersey.

Click on the map below to show total donations in local zip codes by individuals to Obama and Romney through July 31, 2012.

-- John Duchneskie