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Mon May 9, 2016, 02:04 PM

Wall Street Donors Flocking to Clinton

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http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/09/wall-street-donors-flocking-clinton

Democratic frontrunner has seen a surge in financial sector donations since business-friendly Republican candidates have dropped out of the race.

Now that Donald Trump has secured his position as the presumptive Republican nominee, Wall Street donors are fleeing the party and throwing their support behind Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

A Wall Street Journal analysis published late Sunday found that the former secretary of state "has raised $4.2 million in total from Wall Street, $344,000 of which was contributed in March alone."

In fact, Clinton has seen a surge in financial sector donations since business-friendly Republican candidates—namely former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio—dropped out of the race. According to the newspaper's reporting on fundraising data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics, "the former secretary of state received 53 percent of the donations from Wall Street in March, up from 32 percent last year and 33 percent in January through February, as the nominating contests began."

WSJ notes that "Trump, by contrast, hasn’t garnered more than 1 percent of Wall Street contributions in any month through March," although the New York billionaire is expected to be much more active in soliciting donations for the general election.

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"They know Hillary," Rogers added
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I guess it's official

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:07 PM

1. Great news. Republicans will drop $2 billion on this election. If they wish to compete,

 

Hillary and the Democrats better come close to matching that or a Republican President will reshape the Supreme Court and we'll be stuck with Citizens United for a generation.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:07 PM

2. Well, she is our next President. Makes sense.

She'll need even more money, since so much was wasted backing a unicorn.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:34 PM

16. Here's a radio show where phrases like that can be heard reguilarly

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:07 PM

3. Definitely not surprising.

 

She ought to dress like what of those bought-and-paid-for NASCAR drivers, making sure that the Goldman Sachs emblem is the most prominent.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:07 PM

4. Ferd Berfel—Let me bury my head in the sand! I have no clue what this could possibly mean.

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:10 PM

5. Wall Street is terrified of Trump.

 

If Hillary gets indicted, they will be giving money to Sanders.

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #5)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:17 PM

10. I doubt it...

Wall St isn't giving Bernie a dime, and if they do, he'll send it back,

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Response to Yurovsky (Reply #10)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:19 PM

12. They would prefer Bernie to a guy that wants to give a haircut to bond holders.

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:10 PM

6. I'm surprised...

I figured the Wall Street would figure they've won regardless once it was HRC v Trump, no need to keep tossing money at HRC. This tells me they're actually more comfortable with HRC.

And I'm supposed to be OK with that...

Like I've said a hundred times, she's a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. If she wins the nomination, poor & working class Americans lose. Big time.

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Response to Yurovsky (Reply #6)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:16 PM

9. .that^

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:13 PM

7. Business as usual vs. Commander Default?

Yeah, they know what side their butter still has value on.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:13 PM

8. In other words

to keep Trump out of the Whitehouse.

Any group of serious
people would want to block a reality TV star and media
celebrity who is incompetent from being POTUS.

Well good for Democrats.
It's going to take a lot of money to beat Trump.
I'm glad Hillary will have a large warchest.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:18 PM

11. You can't win the GE with $27 donors.

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Response to oasis (Reply #11)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:37 PM

17. You could if the whole Democratic Party were to contribute and otehr supporters and...

 

give as much more they can afford up to the legal limit.

That would yield a yuuuge amount of money from the broadly based population rather than Corporations.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:19 PM

13. They are just reserving their bedrooms in the White House. Same old, same old!

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:21 PM

14. Now that another peasant uprising seems to have been quashed...

 

...the nation's actual rulers can get down to the business of making sure the preferred sock puppet is placed "in charge."

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #14)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:40 PM

18. Sock puppet is an overused meme

 

I prefer...





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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:29 PM

15. Of course they are.

She's their great hope.

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