9 companies gave $7,470,720.00 to 7 Democrats:

Hat tip: Small Dead Animals

Michael Laprarie adds: This, along with HughS’s OpenSecrets link from yesterday, seems to prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the old meme about the Republican party being the only advocate for the rich and powerful is nothing but a bald-face lie.

I have a feeling that during the 2010 election cycle, the Democratic party is going to regret every dollar they got from the finance industry, possibly even more than the finance industry now regrets their contributions to the Democrats.

HughS adds: Take a look at the top recipients on this list of donations from hedge funds.

The top 10 includes:

Barack Obama #1
Hillary Clinton #2
Chris Dodd #3
Rahm Emanuel #9

Hmmm, during the 2008 election cycle it was a known that Emanuel would be in the Obama inner circle and probably not in his congressional seat, yet he ranked in the top ten as a lame duck.

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