Former Gov. Mitt Romney is popular among Edgartown donors, while people in Chilmark tend to donate to President Barack Obama more than other Islanders. Minnesota Sen. (and former Saturday Night Live star) Al Franken has pockets of support on Martha’s Vineyard, as do politicians from Texas to Wisconsin.

As the 2012 election season ramps up — Mr. Romney handily won the Vineyard’s Republican primary Tuesday—a look at political campaign donations from the Island shows a varied landscape of support for Democrats and Republicans alike, some local and others not.

According to information obtained March 5 from, which is run by the Center for Responsive Politics — a nonprofit organization that tracks money in politics — donors listed under the five Island zip codes have donated $93,442 so far in the 2012 election cycle.

And the patterns of giving fall somewhat along party lines: Vineyard Republicans tend to give in larger amounts, while Democratic contributions are more frequent.

Edgartown was also the only Island town where a Republican was the top recipient of campaign donations. Mr. Romney’s campaign received three donations of $2,500 for a total of $7,500, while President Obama received a total of $2,400 from three donations.

About half of Edgartown’s political donations went to Republican candidates.

Islandwide, though, President Obama has received the most campaign contributions by far, with 53 donations totaling $38,259. By comparison, Mr. Romney has received $10,250 from five donations, and Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Jon Huntsman each received one donation. Mr. Paul and Mr. Gingrich garnered $250 each and Mr. Huntsman took in $1,000.

Mr. Obama received the most money, 18 donations totalling $13,262, from zip code 02535, which includes Chilmark and Aquinnah. That zip code also gave the most campaign money overall, with $30,087 in donations reported. Mr. Romney received no donations in Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury, while President Obama received money from all six Island towns.

On the Island, the average donation for President Obama was about $696, compared to Mr. Romney’s average donation of $1,050.

The average donation to Democratic candidates and causes was $555, compared to $1,129 for the other side of the aisle. But Democrats received 107 total donations, compared to 23 for Republicans.

In the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race, incumbent Scott Brown is running ahead with $4,250 in contributions from the Island, while challenger Elizabeth Warren has received $3,900. Some 71 per cent of Mr. Brown’s donations came from Edgartown residents.

Other top recipients of Island political contributions were the Democratic National Committee Services Corporation, which received $5,650; and Josh Mandel, a Republican who is running for senate in Ohio received $5,000. Cong. William Keating has received $3,280 from the Island, and Republican Ted Cruz, a Texas Senate candidate, has received $2,500 from two donations from Islanders.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken seems to be a favorite of Vineyard Haven residents — he received three donations there, totalling $1,250. He received $1,950 total from the Vineyard.

Other out-of-state candidates receiving Vineyard donations covered the entire political spectrum, including Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.