Top Contributors to the Presidential Candidates

A couple of neat lists from Opensecrets.org.

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.


BARACK OBAMA

Goldman Sachs

$739,521

University of California

$697,506

Harvard University

$501,489

Citigroup Inc

$492,548

Google Inc

$487,355

JPMorgan Chase & Co

$475,112

National Amusements Inc

$432,169

Microsoft Corp

$429,656

UBS AG

$419,550

Lehman Brothers

$391,774

Wilmerhale Llp

$383,024

Time Warner

$375,063

Sidley Austin LLP

$370,916

Skadden, Arps et al

$360,409

Stanford University

$341,399

Morgan Stanley

$341,380

Latham & Watkins

$328,879

Jones Day

$309,960

University of Chicago

$294,237

General Electric

$290,584

JOHN MCCAIN

Merrill Lynch

$349,170

Citigroup Inc

$287,801

Morgan Stanley

$249,377

Goldman Sachs

$220,045

JPMorgan Chase & Co

$206,392

AT&T Inc

$183,663

Credit Suisse Group

$175,503

PricewaterhouseCoopers

$163,670

Blank Rome LLP

$153,426

US Government

$152,118

US Army

$150,470

Wachovia Corp

$147,456

Greenberg Traurig LLP

$145,737

UBS AG

$141,365

Bank of America

$133,975

FedEx Corp

$121,904

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

$120,246

US Dept of Defense

$118,125

Lehman Brothers

$115,707

Bear Stearns

$108,000

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