(Times Free Press) - The presidential candidate who has collected the most individual donations from Hamilton County this year is the President himself.

"I'm not going to say I've liked the way he's done everything, but I'm a Democrat," said Nancy Phillips, a Hixson retiree who donated $300 to the president. "I can't imagine voting for any of the Republican candidates."

But the collective Republican field has outraised President Barack Obama $37,723 to $23,929 this year in the county, records show.

Of 10 Republican candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney collected the most local money. He reported $16,745 between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, the last day for which fundraising information is available.

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