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Obama, the King of Hedge-Fund Employee Donations



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Somebody tell the kids at Occupy Wall Street:

Despite frosty relations with the titans of Wall Street, President Obama has still managed to raise far more money this year from the financial and banking sector than Mitt Romney or any other Republican presidential candidate, according to new fundraising data . . .  As a result, Obama has brought in more money from employees of banks, hedge funds and other financial service companies than all of the GOP candidates combined, according to a Washington Post analysis of contribution data.

Media narratives are not designed to illuminate; they are designed to obscure.


Tags: Barack Obama , Fundraising , Mitt Romney


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