An examination of the April and July campaign contribution reports filed with the Federal Election Commission shows that LGBT support nationally seems to lie with U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, who has garnered 48 percent of the contributions from zip codes with heavily-LGBT populated neighborhoods. Her support in these zip codes is down slightly from where it was in April, 51 percent. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois captured 39 percent of the campaign donations from these zip codes (in April, he also received 39 percent of the contributions). And former U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina trails with 13 percent of the contributions, although he is up from just 10 percent in April.
Perhaps Clinton’s queer coalition helped boost her numbers? Or maybe gay men just like powerful women in designer duds. Either way, homos love Hil.
Northeast homos do, at least. Further examination shows that the majority of Obama’s support (76%) lies in the Midwest. Nationally speaking, Clinton, Obama and Edwards’ have respectively accumulated $231,342, $180,612 and $83,351, respectively.