Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign has cashed more checks from America’s CEOs and corporate presidents than every other presidential candidate combined.
The secretary of state and former first lady has received about $5 million from donors who listed “president” or “CEO” as their occupation, according to finance data supplied to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Self-described CEOs and presidents contributed $2.7 million and $2.3 million, respectively, making them the 6th and 7th largest class of donors to Hillary for America.
Top executives overwhelmingly support Clinton over any other candidate, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of campaign finance records.
Republican candidates Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and John Kasich along with Democrat Bernie Sanders have received $3.9 million from those self-described donors. Clinton collected more than three times as much money from these occupations as her next closest competitor, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who narrowly edged out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with about $1.3 million in such donations.