Slideshow Banks Open Their Wallets for Election 2012

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  • November 06 2012, 11:04am EST
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Banks Open Their Wallets for Election 2012

Which banks shelled out the most for this election? Among the big name firms, here's a list of the top five donors based on data compiled by opensecrets.org, a nonprofit watchdog group that follows campaign donations.

Click through to see where Wall Street's money has gone:

5. Morgan Stanley

CONTRIBUTIONS: $3,129,144

MITT ROMNEY: $824,505
BARACK OBAMA: $212,572

Remainder to congressional candidates, et al.

Total contributions to candidates: $2,206,357
Total contributions to PACs, parties and outside spending groups: $922,787

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4. Citigroup

CONTRIBUTIONS: $3,136,219

MITT ROMNEY: $465,063
BARACK OBAMA: $191,904

Total contributions to PACs, parties and outside spending groups: $1,605,833
Total contributions to candidates: $1,530,386

3. JP Morgan

CONTRIBUTIONS: $3,862,414

MITT ROMNEY: $792,147
BARACK OBAMA: $268,260

Total contributions to PACs, parties and outside spending groups: $1,295,091
Total contributions to candidates: $2,567,323

2. Bank of America

CONTRIBUTIONS: $3,976,720

MITT ROMNEY: $921,839
BARACK OBAMA: $237,235

Total contributions to PACs, parties and outside spending groups: $1,255,720
Total contributions to candidates: $2,721,000

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1. Goldman Sachs

CONTRIBUTIONS: $7,090,398

MITT ROMNEY: $994,139
BARACK OBAMA: $184,925

Total contributions to PACs, parties and outside spending groups: $3,861,699
Total contributions to candidates: $3,228,699