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Wall Street still wants Jeb
There's no love lost between Wall Street and Donald Trump. Or Ben Carson. Or a number of other presidential candidates for that matter. But Jeb Bush is quietly accumulating Wall Street support.
Half of the top 10 employers of Bush donors are in finance: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Neuberger Berman, and Barclays, reports The Wall Street Journal. Employees from 11 major financial firms gave about $200,000 to Bush between July and September, far beyond Bush's Republican opponents. Hillary Clinton has raised less than $130,000 from those firms. Industry titan Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital, recently joined other finance professionals on Team Jeb after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of the race.
But filling his accounts with Wall Street money won't win Bush the hearts and minds of the Joe the Plumbers of this election. Is having the support of Wall Street a financial gift or a political curse?
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