Special Report

Neighborhoods Donating the Most to the Republican Candidates

8. Zip code: 10022
Area: Midtown East
City: New York, NY
Contributions to Republicans: $541,423

More than $540,000 in donations to Republican presidential candidates came from the 10022 zip code, which covers Midtown East in Manhattan, near the Museum of Modern Art and Rockefeller Center. Bush received nearly 40% of donations from this area. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida raised roughly $128,000 in the area, or 23.6% of all donations coming from this zip code. While the area’s contributions to Republican candidates was the eighth highest of any U.S. zip code, the area’s contributions to Democratic presidential candidates were far higher. Through February, Clinton’s campaign had raised more from this area than all Republican presidential candidates combined. Other Democrats also found success in the zip code, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, and Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia all receiving donations. Together, this zip code contributed $632,066 to Democratic candidates.

7. Zip code: 10065
Area: Lenox Hill
City: New York, NY
Contributions to Republicans: $560,629

Located near Lenox Hill on the east side of Manhattan between the Upper East Side and Midtown, the 10065 zip code contributed roughly $561,000 to 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls, the seventh highest amount of all U.S. zip codes. As in other areas of New York, Bush received the lion’s share of donations from this area, with roughly 120 individual contributions totalling $238,000. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also did well in this area, receiving $57,700 in total donations. On the Democratic side, Clinton received nearly $500,000 in donations from this zip code.

6. Zip code: 75225
Area: N/A
City: Dallas, TX
Contributions to Republicans: $707,879

Through February, itemized contributions from the 75225 zip code in northern Dallas to Republican presidential hopefuls totalled $707,879. As with other areas of Texas, Cruz led fundraising efforts in this zip code, raising nearly $225,000. Despite receiving the largest sum, support for Cruz was not necessarily universal. In fact, every Republican candidate except former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal received money from residents in this area. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Bush, Christie, and Rubio each received at least $25,000 in itemized donations from this area.

5. Zip code: 75205
Area: Highland Park
City: Dallas, TX
Contributions to Republicans: $759,931

The 75205 zip code is located in Highland Park, an affluent area of Dallas, Texas. Collectively, residents donated $759,931 to Republican presidential hopefuls through February. Unlike other zip codes contributing large sums of money to presidential campaigns, donations from this area were well distributed among Republican candidates. Cruz, Rubio, and Bush each received more than $130,000 in donations from this area. In addition, Carson, Christie, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina also received sizable donations.

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