John Edwards Relying On Attorneys To Fund Campaign

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has talked to Wall Street experts and labor leaders since his 2004 campaign.

But the former North Carolina senator still gets much of his support for next year's campaign from wealthy attorneys who bankrolled his first effort. More than half of the Edwards donors who listed their occupations said they are attorneys. An Associated Press analysis of campaign finance data shows attorneys have given seven times more than any other profession.

New York Senator Hillary Clinton has gotten about 15 percent of her support from lawyers. Illinois Senator Barack Obama has gotten 18 percent of his money from attorneys. Both of Edwards' rivals have histories in the courtroom.

Edwards raised $23 million in the first six months of the year.

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  • by anne Location: Forest City on Aug 1, 2007 at 09:49 AM
    Rupert Murdoch and News Corp execs are sponsoring Hillary fundraisers and funding her campaign - and she's relying on the CORPORATE media to continue crowning her Prez - without TV interviews or releasing policy statements. Hopefully, there are still some Americans who don't rely on the CORPORATE media to shape their opinions about the candidates since the CORPORATE media promotes candidates who will maintain THEIR interests - not the working poor and middle class. John Edwards is proposing raising taxes on corporations that take U.S. jobs overseas - and ending Bush's tax cuts for the super wealthy. Therefore, the corporate media smears him 24/7. However, the CORPORATE media and their CORPORATE sponsors are quite happy for the working poor and middle class to continue subsidizing the super wealthy.

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