Monday, September 27, 2010

Missouri Campaign Support - State & County Funding

MO Funds, MO Votes
Welcome back, our cherished readers! To start off this week, we will be looking at a general overview of the funding for Democratic Campaigns, from Missourians at the county and state levels.  

First, let’s take a look at the amount of contributions for the Democratic Candidates from the 2006-2010 elections from the state of Missouri altogether (see Figure 1). As we can see, the figures reflect the feelings of the public as they shift over an administration change. In 2006, President George W. Bush and his administration had control at the national level, this figure shows that this control clearly affected the amount of funding; local supporters were willing to dish out to their democratic candidates. Looking now at the local support from Adair County (Figure 2), we can see that Adair had an even more significant jump in support after the election of Barack Obama in 2008 and the support is still growing as these figures were taken from September, 13, 2010. This shows that as goes the support at the national level, so goes the support for the local level, essentially, we can see that the funding is more prevalent in a time of national prowess by that political party. 

However, it is also important to know that the support for the Republican candidates has been significantly consistent in the state and the county of Adair for quite some time; this makes the boost in Democratic funding that much more interesting to follow as the 2010 elections fall in. You can check out more figures like the ones from today’s blog and more by visiting the Open Secrets – Missouri webpage!

Figure 1
Figure 2

Check back on Wednesday night as we discuss the detailed rules and restrictions that apply to Missouri Campaign funding and advocacy.

*All facts, figures, and statistics referenced in this blog have been obtained from the Federal Election Commission through Open Secrets *

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