Hillary and Wall Street

With the arrival of yesterday’s FEC campaign finance reporting deadline, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at Hillary Clinton’s past campaign finance history and her extensive, long-standing ties to Wall Street.  Between contributions to her various campaigns and to the Clinton Foundation, Wall Street has spent at least $26 million to benefit and support Hillary Clinton.  And as the graphic below illustrates, almost $19 million of that total has gone straight into her campaign coffers.  Sources and methodology below the infographic (click to enlarge):


Sources and Methodology

►   $5.7 Million: “After the Clintons left the White House in 2001, Mrs. Clinton became the junior senator from New York state, the heart of finance in the U.S. When she ran for re-election in 2006, Mrs. Clinton raked in $5.7 million from financial services firms, which was more than all but one other member of Congress that year, according to the CRP [Center For Responsive Politics].” (Brody Mullins, Peter Nicholas, and Rebecca Ballhaus, “The Bill And Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/1/14)

►   $11.4 Million: Center for Responsive Politics, Contributions by Industry 2008 Cycle, “Securities & Investment, Commercial Banks, Misc. Finance,” Aggregate Total: $11,485,685, Accessed 7/15/2015

►   $1.6 Million: Center for Responsive Politics, Top Industries 2000 Race: New York Senate, “Securities & Investment, Commercial Banks, Misc. Finance,” Aggregate Total, Accessed 7/15/2015

►   $7.7 Million: Clinton Foundation, Contributor and Grantor Information for the following financial services firms: HSBC Holdings, Barclays Capital, Barclays LC, Citigroup, Citi Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank, Goldman Sachs Group, Bank of America Foundation, UBS Wealth Management USA, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Americas, The Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust; Aggregate Minimum Contribution Total: $7,750,014, Accessed 7/15/2015

►   Top 8 Contributors of 2008: Center for Responsive Politics, Hillary Clinton Top Contributors, 2008 Cycle, Accessed 7/15/2015; Editor’s Note: CRP’s data of Top Donors lists the top donors to a given candidate. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.