Overwhelmingly, Republican candidates and committees have been heftily preferred in El Dorado during the 2011-2012 election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
Top contributors include big names within the oil industry who, like the citywide trend, favored efforts on the right by approximately 90 percent. Also above the $10,000 contribution mark were a self-employed investments advisor, a homemaker with ties Sewell Oil Company and a Deltic Timber Company executive.
On the presidential level, the Republican slide continued with only $300 contributed to President Barack Obama by one individual as compared to the $17,000 in contributions from eight locals for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
By far, Tim Griffin was the candidate of choice in El Dorado, his $47,300 fundraised in the city beating out Tom Cotton, the Republican National Committee and Beth Anne Rankin — other top earners locally.
More in tomorrow’s News-Times.