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Going Red to Blue,
By Way of Green

The "money primary," as the presidential candidates' race for cash is known, is a national affair -- with little attention given to the money produced in each state.

But now, the number crunchers at the Center for Responsive Politics have released a report in which they have tallied up the contributions to see which states are raising the most for Democrats, and which are shading to the GOP.

Turns out, a number of large states that went with President Bush in the 2004 elections are now giving more money to Democrats. Among them, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, New Mexico, Colorado and Iowa.

The interactive map also includes some other surprising finds. Wondering who is the tops in presidential fundraising in Oklahoma? It's Sen. Barack Obama (with help from a key supporter, former Democratic senate candidate Brad Carson). The money leader in Nevada? Not Mitt Romney, whose money strength comes from neighboring Utah. Nevada's top money man is Rudy Giuliani (with help from state Sen. Bill Raggio and U.S. Rep. Jon Porter.) John Edwards leads in Alabama fundraising; and John McCain tops the field in neighboring Mississippi.

--Matthew Mosk

By Washington Post editors  |  August 23, 2007; 1:25 PM ET
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