Wall Street to Democrats: We wish we knew how to quit you!


Wall Street may be bitching about the Democrats, but it's still giving them money. Investment banks, hedge funds, insurers, and real estate companies have donated $35.4 million to Democrats and $23.8 million to Republicans for the 2010 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That amounts to 60 percent of donations going to Democrats, up from 44 percent in 2006, and an equal and opposite loss for the GOP.

"Wall Street is giving more money to Democrats than Republicans," David Levinthal, a spokesman for the Washington-based group, tells DailyFinance. "Typically, that's been the reverse."