Wall Street is pumping tremendous sums of money into the 2020 elections, and there are some notable trends regarding who is getting the money and who, within the financial services industry, is contributing this cycle. At the presidential level, Wall Street is splitting its contributions close to evenly, or maybe slightly favoring Biden over Trump. At the same time, it is fairly clear that Wall Street is investing in keeping the Senate in Republican hands.
Marcus Stanley, policy director of Americans for Financial Reform, analyzes the role of Wall Street reform in the 2016 presidential contest. He also discusses President Obama’s remarks about the regulatory reforms adopted since the 2008 financial crisis.