Academics Contribute Most to Obama

Written by Fred Lucas, Staff Writer

“Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama received about $1.5 million in contributions this year from college professors and others in the education field, outpacing the party’s front-runner, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who got $940,000 from academics.

Still, Clinton’s near-$1-million second-place finish was almost as much as academia’s total combined donations to leading Republican candidates Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain.

That many college professors and academics lean to the political left is no surprise — 76 percent of their donations went to Democratic candidates in the first two quarters of 2007. But the volume of their donations is increasing, according to an analysis by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), which tracks money in politics.”

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