Campaign Donors: Obama's Are Mixed, Romney's Are Banks
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As it appears more likely that Mitt Romney will be President Barack Obama's 2012 opponent, a glance at top organization contributors reveals what industries may carry the campaigns in the election.
Romney's top six organizations are all banks, while Obama's include two tech giants, a couple of law firms and two major American universities.
Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Bank of America have donated about $2.1 million to Romney's campaign; Obama's campaign received $1.1 million from Microsoft, Google, DLA Piper, Morgan and Morgan, University of California and Harvard University.
According to data compiled by opensecrets.org, the money does not come directly from the organizations themselves, "rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families."
Other notable top contributing organizations to Romney's campaign include Barclays, Wells Fargo, EMC,UBS and private-equity companies Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.
Obama's other top contributors appear more mixed as they include Comcast, Time Warner, Stanford University, University of Chicago, the U.S. Department of State and law firms Sidley Austin LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton.
Though top donor organizations to Romney's campaign have given more than Obama's top tier, Obama has still significantly outraised Romney in total campaign contributions at $157.1 million to $74.1 million.
-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.
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