Wall Street bets big on Romney
February 1st, 2012
03:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Wall Street bets big on Romney

Washington (CNNMoney) - Wall Street has thrown its weight behind alum Mitt Romney for president, according to new campaign data for 2011.

But the industry hasn't totally abandoned President Obama, who in 2008 raised more money from the financial industry than any other candidate in history, according to two watchdog groups.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Wall Street
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  1. Rudy NYC

    Romney's tax reform proposals would save them ten times what they might spend on his campaign.

    February 1, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. mk1

    Of course Wall Street is behind Romney. The first thing they want from him and will demand from him is a revocation of the reforms passed so that Wall Street does not destroy our economy again all the while demanding bailouts and making huge profits and bonuses. Any ordinary middle class person who believes Romney will look out for them is delusional at best, ignorant worst.

    February 1, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. gg

    the scamers on wall street would love this guy

    February 1, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  4. Gurgi

    Wall street gave more money to Obama than any other candidate in history? Gives another possible meaning to the wall street bailouts. Now they are throwing a lot of weight behind Romney, hmmmmm. Looks like this election is going to be another choice between the lesser to two evils. Who will do the least damage to the country.

    February 1, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Hehe...and before you try to gloat, GOPers/Teatrolls...you might want to think about how nicely this dovetails with the growing the narrative regarding Captain Can't-Relate's wealth, tax rate, Bain behavior, etc.

    February 1, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    What a surprise, the predators among the elites recognize and support each other.

    February 1, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  7. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Wall Street can contribute as much as they want to Willard. It won't matter. They might as well be making the check out to the President since he's going to be re-elected.

    February 1, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  8. Data Driven

    One wonders why. They seem to be doing splendidly under the President's Marxist regime. Perhaps they're afraid Obama will replace Geithner with Saul Alinsky.

    February 1, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. Mikey

    Wall Street supports a guy who loves money more than people and thinks "corporations are people"? Really? Who would have thunk it? Too bad for them, actual people get to vote in the election. Hopefully, the people will vote for someone who wants all Americans to be successful and doesn't think the priviledged few are way more important than the American people at large. Our Revolution was fought to form a country of, by, and for the PEOPLE. We revolted against the British Torries, the conservative party that represented the few, not the many, in the eighteenth century. The modern GOTP is worse than the Torries were 250 years ago.

    February 1, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. diridi

    Do not let Wall Street buy the election. I wrote in the beginning of the day, this election is Rich v/s Middle Class America. Do not let this happen. it leads chaos, and turmoil...pellmell..

    February 1, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. Jules

    This should be all you need to know about why you should not vote for Romney.

    February 1, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  12. michaelam

    Wall Street, Willard--giving tax breaks to zillionaires and corporations while stating he does not care about the poor! And people plan to vote for this clown because......?????

    President Obama! Seriously, America, he needs another four more years to clean up the GOP mess! We cannot, by any means, afford another GOP catastrophe!

    February 1, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  13. Ben Dover

    Don't CROOKS support each other????

    February 1, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  14. cheese

    Next potus corporation robot romney

    February 1, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  15. ranny.

    Romney is buying the nomination by negatively carpet bombing. If the people are stupid enought to let him they deserve bammy.

    February 1, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  16. 60's survivor

    Says it all.

    February 1, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |