Since Romney effectively won the nomination last spring, Obama has outraised him by around $600,000 in the state, according to an Observer analysis of contributions to the two campaigns.
• Obama’s fundraising strength has come from the Triangle. He raised about $2.7 million from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, roughly $1.6 million more than Romney has.
• Romney rode fundraisers at Myers Park Country Club and the Duke Mansion to a wide edge among Charlotte donors, who gave him more than $1.2 million. Obama raised about $800,000 from Queen City contributors.
• Obama enjoyed an advantage among health care professionals and lawyers. Doctors and others in the field contributed $1.1 million to Obama compared with $490,000 to Romney.
• Lawyers contributed more than twice as much to Obama than Romney.
• Romney’s support has come from bankers and others in the finance industry as well as business owners.
• Romney’s donors tend to be fewer and bigger. Obama, with an aggressive Internet fundraising campaign, has more donors giving smaller amounts.
Obama’s North Carolina money came from 66,000 donations. Romney’s came from about 13,000 donations.