Even as Hillary Clinton has stepped up her rhetorical assault on Wall Street, her campaign and allied super PACs have continued to rake in millions from the financial sector, a sign of her deep and lasting relationships with banking and investment titans.
Through the end of December, donors at hedge funds, banks, insurance companies and other financial-services firms had given at least $21.4 million to support Clinton’s 2016 presidential run — more than one of every 10 dollars of the $157.8 million contributed to back her bid, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings by The Washington Post.
The contributions helped Clinton reach a fundraising milestone: By the end of 2015, she had brought in more money from the financial sector during her four federal campaigns than her husband did during his quarter-century political career.
— Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) February 4, 2016
The Bern is feeling it:
Most progressives that I know don’t raise millions of dollars from Wall Street.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 3, 2016
There are good reasons to vote against Bernie Sanders. But if you are heavily invested in voting against Wall Street’s economic hegemony, Bernie’s your candidate on the D side. Bizarrely enough, billionaire Donald Trump is the Republican candidate most likely to offend Wall Street.