Top Contributors to the Presidential Candidates

A couple of neat lists from

I thought it might be interesting to see the lists of the top campaign contributions for both candidates.  It paints an interesting picture.

Top Contributors

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization's members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors – like EMILY's List and Club for Growth – make for particularly big bundlers.


Goldman Sachs


University of California


Harvard University


Citigroup Inc


Google Inc


JPMorgan Chase & Co


National Amusements Inc


Microsoft Corp




Lehman Brothers


Wilmerhale Llp


Time Warner


Sidley Austin LLP


Skadden, Arps et al


Stanford University


Morgan Stanley


Latham & Watkins


Jones Day


University of Chicago


General Electric



Merrill Lynch


Citigroup Inc


Morgan Stanley


Goldman Sachs


JPMorgan Chase & Co


AT&T Inc


Credit Suisse Group




Blank Rome LLP


US Government


US Army


Wachovia Corp


Greenberg Traurig LLP




Bank of America


FedEx Corp


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher


US Dept of Defense


Lehman Brothers


Bear Stearns


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