Earlier this month, the Seattle Times analyzed campaign contributions to find that Seattle ranks first among big cities in per-capita donations to Bernie Sanders. Seattle is, for good reason, finding a lot to like about the democratic socialist running for president.
With both Sanders Hillary Clinton in town this week and just a day left until Democrats in Washington caucus, KUOW took another look at campaign contribution data across Washington state. They've mapped out political spending for both Democratic and Republican candidates by zip code.
In Seattle, the map shows financial support for Clinton all over the city with patches of Sanders dominance in working class areas like the Rainier Valley, Delridge, and North Seattle near Lake City. Clinton's also doing well in Medina, where she held a pricey private fundraiser this week. KUOW:
Federal Election Commission data show that the Medina area has favored Republican Marco Rubio financially, with Clinton coming in second.
Left-leaning Bernie Sanders has received nothing from Medina, according to the FEC.
It's fun—and a little scary—to click through the map and see what your neighborhood is up to. Donors in my zip code have given Hillary Clinton about $19,000 and Bernie Sanders about $13,000, but they've also donated $5,700 to Jeb Bush and $1,500 to Ted Cruz. (Yikes.) What about yours?