These Philadelphia VIPs Donated Over $1.7 Million to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Since 2011

See who Jennifer Weiner, Ed Snider, Questlove and Brook Lenfest gave their money to.

With the debates officially and thankfully behind us and Election Day just around the corner, we thought we would see who is giving what to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Below are some of the candidates’ more prominent Philadelphia-area contributors and their contributions* based on information provided by the Federal Election Commission.

Barack Obama Contributors

Mel HeifetzLGBT Activist$1,053,300
Ronald RubinPREIT$65,000
Rhonda and David L. CohenComcast$57,800
Harold "Gerry" LenfestThe Lenfest Group$45,800
Suze OrmanAuthor$45,400
Shanin SpecterKline & Spectuer$35,800
Suzanne and Ralph RobertsComcast$35,000
Abdur-Rahim IslamUniversal Companies (Kenny Gamble)$25,000
Sheldon BonovitzComcast$22,500
Glen SenkUrban Outfitters$22,500
Arthur MakadonBallard Spahr$20,000
Daniel Berger Berger & Montague$17,000
Leonard KlehrLubert-Adler$15,000
Stephen StarrRestaurateur$10,000
Judith von SeldeneckDiversified Search$10,000
Joseph WazComcast$10,000
Steve WojdakWodjak Associates$10,000
Michael SklaroffBallard Spahr$6,000
QuestloveThe Roots$5,800
Eric BlatsteinOTG Management (Brother of Bart Blatstein)$5,500
Mark AldermanCozen O'Connor$5,000
Amy BanseComcast$5,000
Neil OxmanThe Campaign Group$5,000
Larry CeislerCeisler Media$4,500
Keith LeaphartReplica Design$3,750
Kevin FeeleyBellevue Communications$3,500
Bill Miller IVRoss Associates$2,500
Lynn HonickmanPhilanthropist$2,000
James TimberlakeKieran Timberlake$1,000
Jennifer WeinerAuthor$1,000


Mitt Romney Contributors

Ira LubertLubert-Adler$42,500
Gretchen BurkeComcast$40,800
Robert AsherAsher's Chocolates$20,750
John ConwayCrown Holdings$7,500
David AdelmanCampus Apartments$5,000
Vernon Hill Pet Plan$5,000
Alan HorwitzCampus Apartments$5,000
Raymond PerelmanRGP Holdings$5,000
Ed SniderComcast-Spectacor$5,000
Brian TierneyBrian Communications Group$5,000
James J. KimAmkor Technology$5,000
Frank BinswangerBinswanger Real Estate$4,000
Fred ShabelComcast-Spectacor$3,750
Steve CordascoCordasco Financial/1210-AM Host$2,500
Michael Forman Franklin Square Capital Partners$2,500
Peter GoldThe Gold Grouo$2,500
Carl PrimaveraKlehr Harrison$2,500
James BeasleyBeasley Firm$2,500
Michael GeorgeQVC$2,500
William SassoStradley Ronen$2,500
Brook LenfestPhilanthropist$2,500
Bill GilesPhiladelphia Phillies$2,500
Charles PizziConsultant (Former Tasty Baking)$2,000
Joe Zuritsky Parkway Corporation$1,000
Joseph CoradinoPREIT$1,000

* Contributions include individual contributions made directly to the candidate as well as some contributions made to PACs.

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