Bank of America, Wachovia Rivals In '08 Presidential Donations

Rivals in the business of banking, employees at Bank of America and Wachovia also have different picks for president.

The favorite among political donors working at Bank of America is Democrat and Illinois Senator Barack Obama. Republican and Arizona Senator John McCain got the most checks from those at Wachovia.

That's according to data complied by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan Washington-based nonprofit. The group also found that former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is an also ran at both of the Charlotte-based banks.

In 2004, President Bush raised nearly $12 million from donors with ties to financial services companies -- double the amount pulled in by the Democratic nominee, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.