Record Fundraising for 2008 Cycle

The top-giving industries and interests during the last presidential election season have increased their total donations to congressional and presidential candidates, as well as to national party committees, by a whopping 46 percent, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. "A power shift in Congress and a wide-open race for the White House add up to record-breaking contributions from the nation?s biggest givers," said Sheila Krumholz, the center's executive director. "There is an intensity to the fundraising for 2008 that we?ve never seen before."

Record Fundraising for 2008 Cycle

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