Top Contributors in 2008 Presidential Election Cycle

These tables list the top donors to these candidates in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

John McCain
Merrill Lynch $298,413
Citigroup Inc. $269,251
Morgan Stanley $233,272
Goldman Sachs $208,395
JP Morgan Chase & Co. $179,975

Barack Obama
Goldman Sachs $691,930
University of California $611,207
Citigroup Inc. $448,599
JP Morgan Chase & Co. $442,919
Harvard University $435,769

Source: Center for Rensponsive Politics

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