“Wall Street’s presidential politics”


Wall Street gave more than $100 million dollars to presidential candidates and their super PACs in 2015.

“This is a massive amount of money,” said Sheila Krumholz, the executive director of Center for Responsive Politics, which crunched this data. “Finance is year after year, cycle after cycle, the number one source of campaign cash.”

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign took in more contributions from the securities and investment industry than any other candidate last year – nearly $3 million. However, when tallies include funds contributed to super PACs, Republican candidate Jeb Bush easily takes the lead. His campaign and Right to Rise Super PAC collected more than $34.5 million, double Clinton’s combined tally.


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