Open Secrets Lists Romney’s Top Donors

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2012 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their 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 $367,200
Credit Suisse Group $203,750
Morgan Stanley $199,800
HIG Capital $186,500
Barclays $157,750
Kirkland & Ellis $132,100
Bank of America $126,500
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $118,250
EMC Corp $117,300
JPMorgan Chase & Co $112,250
The Villages $97,500
Vivint Inc $80,750
Marriott International $79,837
Sullivan & Cromwell $79,250
Bain Capital $74,500
UBS AG $73,750
Wells Fargo $61,500
Blackstone Group $59,800
Citigroup Inc $57,050
Bain & Co $52,500

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9 years ago

awwww… that dirty capitalist! Let’s see…someone who comes from an oil rich state has lots of donors from the energy sector, someone from academia and the legal profession has lots of donors from Ivy League Schools and attorneys, and someone who spent a large part of his career as a venture capitalist, gets a lot of donations from the financial sector…are we supposed to be surprised? The only REALLY interesting thing I found is that Ron Paul, who frequently boasts that he gets the most donations from the military of any other candidate -- well, the amount is really not that impressive, is it? Out of the 12 million raised, less than 100K from the military…
I’ve followed Open Secrets for quite some time, and what you will see, is that as the primary starts to eliminate candidates, the money will ALWAYS go to the front runner. Romney has been the front runner longer than any other candidate, but when Open Secrets updates again, we should see a spike for Gingrich; Huntsman won’t get anybody but his daddy’s money, and I suspect we’ll see that Rick Perry’s has dried up. Looks like Santorum will get the bucks from the religious right.

9 years ago
Reply to  tmedlin

IF -- you believe your allegation “… the money will ALWAYS go to the front runner.”

THEN -- you should get real worried about the electability of Romney when you look at the spread of contributions, Obama v Romney, in the following table:

Like the author said … “Worth a thousand words; worth voting elsewhere.”

9 years ago

Gotcha -- vote for the candidate with the LEAST money…sounds like a good way to judge a candidate.