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Five House Candidates Favored by Financiers

OpenSecret's 'Fab Five' got their biggest contributions from Wall Street

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton was the top House incumbent on CRP's list of candidates whose donations from Wall Street were at least twice as much as their next biggest donor group. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Two hopefuls top the list of House candidates who have gotten their biggest contributions this cycle from the securities and investment industries, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reports.  

An investigation by OpenSecrets.org reporter Will Tucker found five House candidates have received at least twice as much in contributions from Wall Street as their next highest donor industry.   

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Ro Khanna, who is working on a rematch against incumbent California Democratic Rep. Mike Honda raked in $480,500 from investment firms compared to $170,752 from the electronics manufacturing sector, his next top donor group.  

And New Yorker Andrew Heaney, a Republican seeking to replace retiring GOP Rep. Chris Gibson, pulled in $270,369 from Wall Street, almost four times more than his next biggest donor sector, real estate, CRP's analysis showed.  

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Three incumbents are next on the list: Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton ($255,799 in contributions), New Jersey Republican Scott Garrett ($213, 755) and Florida Republican David Jolly ($147,550).

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