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Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush

The former Florida governor pulls from Bush family networks and many of Mitt Romney's 2012 Wall Street donors. Bush served as an adviser to Lehman Brothers investment bank before its 2008 collapse.

Bailing out banks

Bush has defended his brother’s decision to bailout banks, but he’s also called for higher capital requirements for banks to avoid bailout scenarios. Jeb also worked as an adviser for Lehman Brothers, the bank whose collapse triggered the financial crisis.

Donors who could benefit

  • Hank Greenberg
  • Former AIG chairman
  • $10 million donated to Jeb Bush this cycle
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Investment bank
  • $192,500 donated to Jeb Bush this cycle
  • Bank of America
  • Investment bank
  • $88,960 donated to Jeb Bush this cycle

Deregulating Wall Street

Bush wants to reform or repeal the Dodd-Frank regulations, which he says put too much burden on smaller banks.

Donors who could benefit

  • Hank Greenberg
  • Former AIG chairman
  • $10 million donated to Jeb Bush this cycle
  • Charles Schwab
  • Investor
  • $1.5 million donated to Jeb Bush this cycle
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Investment bank
  • $192,500 donated to Jeb Bush this cycle

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

As Democrats go, Clinton is a favorite on Wall Street. She's long been dovish on financial regulation, though she’s taken a harder line in the 2016 race.

Bailing out banks

Clinton initially supported the bailout and stood firm against liberal appeals to break up Wall Street’s big banks, even as late as summer 2015. But by the end of the year, she changed her tune, promising she would let banks fail if given the choice.

Donors who could benefit

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Investment bank
  • $132,923 donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Investment bank
  • $99,503 donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Bank of America
  • Investment bank
  • $93,759 donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle

Deregulating Wall Street

Hillary Clinton has stood by her husband’s decision to repeal Glass-Steagall, breaking down the barrier between investment and commercial banking. Many progressives point to the repeal as a cause of the 2007-08 financial crisis. She supports the Dodd-Frank regulations.

Donors who could benefit

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Investment bank
  • $132,923 donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Investment bank
  • $99,503 donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Bank of America
  • Investment bank
  • $93,759 donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

Although Wall Street donors have historically shied away from firebrands like Cruz, he’s successfully courted the hedge fund crowd. And he has a unique connection to Goldman Sachs through his wife, who works there.

Bailing out banks

Cruz has said he would “absolutely not” bail out banks as president.

Donors who could benefit

  • Robert Mercer
  • Hedge fund manager
  • $11 million donated to Ted Cruz this cycle
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Investment bank
  • $43,575 donated to Ted Cruz this cycle

Deregulating Wall Street

The senator wants to repeal Dodd-Frank and other oversight on the financial sector.

Rand Paul

Rand Paul

Paul's small government politics make him an attractive candidate for Wall Street's major donors, but he's yet to pull in much big-name support.

Bailing out banks

The senator from Kentucky has spoken out against bailing out banks.

Deregulating Wall Street

Paul opposes Dodd-Frank regulations and has proposed legislation to repeal the act.

Donors who could benefit

  • Jeff Yass
  • Investor
  • $2.3 million donated to Rand Paul this cycle

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

The senator has won support from Paul Singer, an investor and influential Republican donor who could open other doors for Rubio on Wall Street.

Bailing out banks

During his 2010 primary campaign for U.S. Senate, Rubio called for cancelling the TARP bailout program. He’s remained quieter on the issue in the 2016 race.

Donors who could benefit

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Investment bank
  • $79,600 donated to Marco Rubio this cycle

Deregulating Wall Street

Rubio wants to repeal Dodd-Frank and says regulations have suffocated banks and the financial sector.

Donors who could benefit

  • Paul Singer
  • Hedge fund manager
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Investment bank
  • $79,600 donated to Marco Rubio this cycle

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