(PRWEB) June 08, 2012
WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- New data from the Center for Responsive Politics and the Federal Election Commission offer an inside look into the background of the people and corporations pumping thousands, and sometimes millions, of dollars into Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's Super PACs, and might offer a glimpse as to who thinks they have the most to gain -- or lose -- come November.
Disclosure data for the two main Super PACs, the pro-Obama "Priorities USA Action" and the pro-Romney "Restore our Future" show the plurality of corporate and individual donations -- 34 percent -- come from individuals or organizations affiliated with the securities and investments sector. The real estate and home development sector follows at a distant second is with 14 percent. The chart indicates the raw comparison of donations by sector, and, since the data are so lopsided toward investing, at left there's a to-scale version that can actually fit on the page.
Most of that investor money is going to Romney, who has received more than $21 million in support. The total spoils on Obama's side are meager by comparison, which has made almost half of that. As for Obama, 31 percent of his Super PAC's money comes from the entertainment industry, and 26 percent comes from various unions.
Report by By ANDREW MATARRESE, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, for UPI.com