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Wall Street puts $48.5 million on Hillary Clinton

Samuel Maxime

Editor-in-Chief

NEW YORK, New York, USA (sentinel.ht) – The New York Times reported that Wall Street hedge fund managers flooded into Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention and when Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine successfully had the nomination wrapped up from Bernie Sanders, poured money into the Democratic party.

Hillary Clinton receives millions in hedge fund backing

Hedge fund managers and employees have, to date, put $48.5 million [USD] towards the Hillary Clinton for president campaign. This has Bernie Sanders supporters in the Democratic party doubting Clinton when she says “Wall Street will never be allowed to harm Main Street again” if she were elected president.

When it comes to super-PACs and special interest groups, Hillary Clinton is in another stratosphere. Clinton’s campaign has received $108.6 million from special interests, $48.5 million of which is from Wall Street.

She dwarfs Donald Trump, who, to date, has only received $2.8 million from special interests, of which $19,000 is from Wall Street. For comparison: Bernie Sanders had received $22,000 from special interest groups, none of which was from Wall Street.

Campaign Finance
Source/Candidate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Bernie Sanders
Special Interest
and Individual
$334.4 million $68 million $222.2 million
Special Interest $108.8 million $2.8 million $22,000
Wall Street $48.5 million $19,000 $0

Sanders supporters will have a hard time toeing the party line in November. Among their core issues was striking down Citizen’s United to get money out of politics. They also want Wall Street regulated, they are opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and object to the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed by Bill Clinton in the 90s.

45% of Sanders supporters are vehemently against voting for Clinton. Some say they will vote for Green Party Candidate, Jill Stein, and some for Republican Donald Trump.

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Post source : Fox News, ZeroHedge

About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.