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Top 10 Recipients of Presidential Campaign Donations From Health Professionals

According to Federal Election Commission data released October 17 and posted at OpenSecrets.org, the website of the Center for Responsive Politics, New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton has topped all 2008 presidential contenders in total campaign contributions from members of the “health professionals” industry with more than $1.6 million. In fact, Clinton has brought in a total of $2,645,639 from the “health” sector.

Below are the top 10 recipients of presidential campaign donations from health professionals. The Center for Responsive Politics says that these totals are “calculated from PAC contributions and contributions from individuals giving more than $200” and that “individual contributions are generally categorized based on the donor’s occupation/employer, although individuals may be classified instead as ideological donors if they’ve given more than $200 to an ideological PAC.”

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.):
$1,645,565

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D.):
$1,245,594

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R.):
$1,017,666

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R.):
$977,757

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R.):
$571,460

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards (D.):
$404,580

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D.):
$361,748

Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R.):
$171,250

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson (R.):
$155,655

Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden (D.):
$118,865

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