Banks Open Their Wallets for Election 2012

Banks Open Their Wallets for Election 2012 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 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

4. Citigroup 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 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 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

1. Goldman Sachs 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