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Treasure Coast donates almost 80 percent of all money to Republican candidates

STUART, Fla. --  The Treasure Coast is turning a darker shade of red this election season, red for Republican. The campaign donation numbers are in and the Treasure Coast donated 80 percent of all money to Republican candidates.

You can post a sign in your yard or paint the truck red and decorate it with Republicans. But when it comes time to show your support, cash is king.

"Money is the indication of where people's support is in this area," said Susan Auld, Martin Republican Executive Chairperson.

Republican Executive Chairperson Susan Auld says many donate their time, but to beat the Obama campaign....

"I know that it takes money. I gave $50. Its not a lot of money, but it what I can afford," Auld said.

Numbers just in show close to 80-percent of all presidential campaign contributions are going to the Republicans. With Martin and Indian River Counties donating the most to Mitt Romney, close to $100,000.

"Jupiter Island is the most affluent area and Vero Beach as well, and those areas of the Treasure Coast certainly contribute too. They want to see change--they can give money," said Auld.

While St. Lucie County is staying Democrat with donations, coming in at a low $6,400 for President Obama's re-election campaign. Across the Treasure Coast, Obama only netted $27,000 in donations. Auld says St. Lucie County is garnering more and more Republicans.

"Look at all the people who have lost their homes. Look at those who lost their jobs. When you start putting that into a personal issue, you think am I going to vote for more of this?" said Auld.

So if you lean blue or red...cash, the green kind, is king in 2012, and predicting the outcome of most races this decade. This year many people are donating early, they say that's because of the many high profile races on the Treasure Coast.
Treasure Coast donates almost 80 percent of all money to Republican candidates

Saturday, August 3 2013, 05:33 PM EDT

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