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Who Raised the Most Among Various Industries?

(The Washington Post)

While Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney have raised the most so far among their respective parties in the race for president, other candidates move to the forefront when you look at the totals from contributors in various industries.

For instance, donors from the insurance industry gave the most to Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), while former mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani took in the most from contributors in the gambling industry, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group that tracks campaign money. The chart shown here is from The Washington Post based on the center's data, which reflects the presidential candidates' April 15 filings to the Federal Election Commission.

By  |  May 16, 2007; 5:25 PM ET
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Just look at the numbers. Anyone who has taken any money from private or commercial sources CANNOT properly respresent the voters of the U.S. Public Financing of all elections. All networks should be required to furnish FREE airtime for all bonafide candidates. After all, they tell us that the airwaves belong to the public; so why do networks make BILLIONS of dollars of of campaign advertising? VOTERS RULE!

Posted by: rangerbob | May 17, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Do contributors from "education industry" include professors, teachers, and graduate students? Does that mean that the teachers of America support Barack Obama more with their dollars than with other candidates?

Posted by: Dan | May 18, 2007 10:15 AM | Report abuse

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