Sweet blog special: Obama fund-raising. California best state. Chicago’s 60614 best zip code.

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CHICAGO–White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has another fund-raiser in the Los Angeles area this week; California continues to be his most fertile ground to dig up campaign dollars. Goldman Sachs remains one of the top employers of Obama givers.

But his friends and supporters Chicago lead in metro area giving. Most specifially, Obama’s best zip code is 60614. That near downtown zipcode also scoops in people who list their office address on official records instead of their residence.

The top zip codes for Obama are 60614 in Chicago; 10021 in Manhattan; 60611, 60610 in Chicago and 20008 in northwest Washington D.C.

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Contributions by Geography







New York






Other States



Top Metro Areas:











Top Zip Codes:

60614 (Chicago, IL)


10021 (New York, NY)


60611 (Chicago, IL)


60610 (Chicago, IL)


20008 (Washington, DC)


20016 (Washington, DC)


60093 (Winnetka, IL)


10128 (New York, NY)


10024 (New York, NY)


20815 (Chevy Chase, MD)


HOW TO READ THESE CHARTS: Presidential candidates generally raise the vast majority of their campaign dollars from donors in states with the largest concentrations of population and wealth: New York, California, Florida, Washington, D.C., Illinois and Texas. In addition, they may also receive significant amounts from within their home state, depending on the size of the state and the wealth of its economic base.

“No State” means that there was no state listed on contribution report.

METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are calculated from contributions of more than $200 from individuals, as reported to the Federal Election Commission. PAC dollars are not included.

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2008 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. Help! The numbers don’t add up…”)

Feel free to distribute or cite this material, but please credit the Center for Responsive Politics.


Goldman Sachs $311,228

Lehman Brothers $226,550

Exelon Corp $189,350

Sidley Austin LLP $187,750

Citadel Investment Group $168,650

JP Morgan Chase & Co $156,580

Citigroup Inc $152,750

UBS AG $136,000

Jones, Day et al $133,325

Skadden, Arps et al $112,650

Harvard University $109,100

Kirkland & Ellis $102,601

Jenner & Block $101,772

University of California $97,108

Time Warner $92,400

WilmerHale $91,060

UBS Americas $90,480

Morgan Stanley $87,000

Viacom Inc $80,200

Mayer, Brown et al $80,130

Percent of Contributions Coded:

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