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Fundraising Central: Majority of Presidential Bundlers and Other Fundraisers Hail from Only Five U.S. Industries: Lawyers and Law Firms, Three Finance Industries and Real Estate

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): Campaign Finance Institute (U.S.); Public Citizen, inc.

Author(s): Steve Weissman; Taylor Lincoln

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: fundraising; lobbyist; presidential; campaign

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

More than half the major fundraisers for the presidential campaigns hail from just three segments of the U.S. economy: lawyers and law firms, representing both corporate and consumer interests; the financial sector; and real estate, according to a joint study released by Public Citizen and Campaign Finance Institute.