Denver area residents donated over $8.2 million to presidential campaigns

37,584 individual donations came from Denver area

DENVER - Residents of Colorado have donated more than $8 million directly to presidential campaigns through Aug. 31.

Across the country, more than 2.3 million individuals had donated to the candidates through the end of August. 500,000 of those people made donations during August alone.

At least 37,584 of the donations have come from people in Colorado. With a total of $8,208,337, the average donation from Colorado was $218.40.

Nationwide, campaign contributions totaled at least $567 million through the end of August.

Colorado is considered a swing state and the November election results here could have a significant impact on the overall outcome.

"We win Colorado, it is almost impossible for Mitt Romney to win the presidency," President Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina said during the Democratic National Convention.

Colorado is worth nine of the 538 total electoral votes.

The University of Denver is also hosting the first in the series of presidential debates on Oct. 3.

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