While President Obama has been looking to sympathize with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, the Washington Post is reporting that this campaign tactic has yet to impact his donations from the banking sector. According to the paper, the President’s personal campaign fundraising, combined with the money raised by the Democratic National Committee, brought in far more money from Wall Street donors than all of the Republican presidential candidates combined. A New York Times report earlier this week said Romney had gotten more from the financial sector. However, that report focused only on the President’s personal campaign cash, leaving out the DNC money, which will aid him in his re-election effort.
The new fundraising data even shows the President has received more campaign cash than Romney from Bain Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm that Romney co-founded. President Obama collected over $76,000 from Bain, while Romney only collected $34,000. The Post’s analysis says Obama’s key advantage is his ability to collect bigger checks through the DNC.