In presidential politics, these are Maine’s most partisan towns

The presidential money race in Maine gives some of the only hard numbers about how the March 5 and 6 caucuses will shake out, but they leave much to the imagination.

While conclusions are elusive about specific candidates, contributions through Jan. 31 do show the presidential partisan leanings of many cities and towns statewide.

Those dynamics are plotted below, with donations to Democrats on the x-axis, Republican donations on the y-axis and size reflecting the number of distinct individual donors in that municipality.

Colors are assigned based on the party that had the most donations in that area. Hover to see what percentage of all itemized presidential campaign donations went to which party.

The scoring of some of the state’s top outliers are perhaps not too surprising, with Portland, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Kennebunkport, Freeport and Brunswick topping out total donations for either Republicans or Democrats.

Darren Fishell

About Darren Fishell

Darren is a Portland-based reporter for the Bangor Daily News writing about the Maine economy and business. He's interested in putting economic data in context and finding the stories behind the numbers.