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Sat Oct 31, 2015, 01:05 PM

'Wall Street' rejects Hillary! (Hillary Group)

Republicans beating Clinton, Dems in Wall Street donations
Source: The Hill, by Jonathan Swan and Harper Neidig

Getting tired of the same old BS over and over?

In fact, despite lagging in the polls, performing poorly in debates and being nowhere near as sure a bet as Clinton is for his party’s nomination, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has so far taken more than five times as much Wall Street money as Clinton into his campaign and super-PAC.

Bush has already raised more than $30 million from Wall Street, according to an analysis of the latest Federal Election Commission data by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics done for The Hill, which looked at donations from a range of firms in the commercial banking, securities, and investments industries.

Clinton, on the other hand, has received just $5.9 million from Wall Street into her campaign and super-PAC, less than half of that raised by Tea Party conservative Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who received $12.5 million, most of which came from hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer.

Clinton has raised only slightly more financial sector money than struggling Republican candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), who has taken in $5.2 million.

Reminds us again of the stark difference between Democrats and Republicans - even though some claim there is no difference?

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yallerdawg Oct 2015 OP
shenmue Oct 2015 #1
workinclasszero Oct 2015 #2
misterhighwasted Oct 2015 #3
yallerdawg Oct 2015 #4
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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 01:06 PM

1. Sanders supporters lying and unaware of real details?

Perish the thought.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 01:10 PM

2. Naw they would never do that


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Sat Oct 31, 2015, 02:13 PM

4. Who ya gonna buy?

When Obama first ran, Wall Street donors spent nearly double on the Democratic presidential candidate as they did on his rival, Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Yet by the end of the 2012 campaign, Wall Street donors had given $64.3 million to Mitt Romney and $19.3 million to the same man they had poured money into just four years before and who was running as the sitting president.

So we get that same old tired meme, "Hillary and Democrats serve Wall Street." I mean, the Right says it and the fringy Left says it, but is it just campaign sloganeering?

Well, if you follow the money, it sure hasn't been evident!

One of Bush’s biggest donors, who works in finance, says it is no secret that Wall Street would prefer Clinton to Obama.

“Ninety percent of Wall Street hates Obama,” the donor said in a phone interview. “Actually, I shouldn't say 90 percent, that's a bit harsh. What I mean is they know they'd be better off with Hillary.”

So far, though, that has not been evident.

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