From MapLight‘s Frank Bass:
The nation’s 10 biggest financial services companies and their employees have given less money to Bernie Sanders over the last six years than they’ve given to any other current or potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, according to a MapLight analysis.
Yet an analysis of the Senate and House campaigns of 10 major declared and undeclared Democratic hopefuls who have run federal campaigns since 2013 show that while the party’s liberal base is steering the candidates to adopt policies that would potentially hammer large financial institutions, the banks provided almost $1 million to support them.
Sanders, who has advocated a financial transaction tax on markets to fund a universal paid college tuition program, reported only $757 in contributions for his Senate campaign from the financial companies (about 35 cents per day). Meanwhile, Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat who condemned attacks on private equity companies during the 2012 presidential campaign, raised almost $273,000 (almost $125 per day) from the banks during the same period.
See the full article here.