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Corporate PACs shift to the right

In the first quarter of 2010, corporate political action committees gave more money to Republicans than Democrats, an indication they are betting the GOP may win big in November.

CLICK ON PIES to see quarterly giving by various industries back to 1989. Pies reflect 1st quarter 2010.

ALL Corporate PAC giving

INDUSTRY: Commercial banks

INDUSTRY: Defense aerospace

INDUSTRY: Electric utilities

INDUSTRY: Health professionals

INDUSTRY: Hospitals/nursing Homes

INDUSTRY: Insurance

INDUSTRY: Lawyers/law firms

INDUSTRY: Oil & gas

INDUSTRY: Pharmaceuticals/Health Products

INDUSTRY: Securities & investment

SOURCE: Federal Election Commission (data), Center for Responsive Politics (industry coding)

By T.W. Farnam, Laura Stanton and Karen Yourish -- The Washington Post

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