A Third of Hillary Clinton’s Backers Have Ties With Financial Industry
A third of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign donors made their money from the financial services industry, an analysis by The Guardian shows.
The list of donors to Priorities USA, a super Pac which allows unlimited contributions, includes well-known financiers such as George Soros as well as a clutch of less well-known hedge fund managers and investment advisers.
Together, eight donors whose family wealth can be traced back to the finance industry accounted for $4.8m of the $15.6m total raised in the first half of the year and nine of the 28 donations worth at least $100,000.
The second-largest source of funds for Priorities USA, which is the largest of three political action committees supporting Clinton’s bid for president, was the media industry, which is represented by famous Hollywood names such as Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
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