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AFR Statement: Wall Street Money Hits $719 Million in 2017, Headed Past $2 Billion in this Election Cycle
May 7, 2018 – 6:00 am

Wall Street pumped $719 million into the political process in 2017, a rate that puts it on pace to outstrip the record $2 billion it spent during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle, according to a new report by Americans for Financial Reform.

AFR Report: Wall Street Money in Washington in 2017
May 7, 2018 – 5:59 am

In the first twelve months of the 2017-18 election cycle, Wall Street banks and financial interests have reported spending $719 million to influence decision-making through campaign contributions and lobbying. That total works out to about $2.0 million a day. The financial sector is by far the largest source of campaign contributions in federal elections, and the third largest spender on lobbying