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Top 10 Contributors to Clinton and Obama Presidential Campaigns

The presidential campaigns of Democratic Senators Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) have raised a combined total of $122 million though the end of the second quarter of the 2008 presidential election cycle (see Page 3 in last week’s issue). Who’s funding their campaigns? Below are the top 10 combined donors to the Clinton and Obama presidential campaigns, according to most recent data on OpenSecrets.org, the website of the Center for Responsive Politics. (The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families.)

1.
Goldman Sachs: $441, 851
Hillary Clinton: $131, 850
Barack Obama: $310,001

2. DLA Piper: $318, 627
Hillary Clinton: $284, 620
Barack Obama: $34, 007

3. Citigroup, Inc.: $312, 261
Hillary Clinton: $18, 145
Barack Obama: 154, 116

4. Lehman Brothers: $303, 510
Hillary Clinton: $83, 650
Barack Obama: 219, 860

5. JP Morgan Chase & Co. : $243, 555
Hillary Clinton: $89,100
Barack Obama: $154, 455

6. Skadden, Arps et al: $242, 716
Hillary Clinton: $135, 060
Barack Obama: $107, 656

7. Morgan Stanley: $215, 035
Hillary Clinton: $127, 700
Barack Obama: $87,335

8. Kirkland & Ellis: $213, 301
Hillary Clinton: $110, 200
Barack Obama: $103, 101

9. Time Warner: $210, 971
Hillary Clinton: $103, 220
Barack Obama: $107, 751

10. Viacom Inc.: $173, 599
Hillary Clinton: $93, 200
Barack Obama: $80, 399

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