Bloomberg Law
Nov. 20, 2019, 9:55 AM

Snubbing Trump, Lawyers Doling More Cash to Democrats

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

Lawyers have long been a reliable source of campaign funds for Democratic presidential hopefuls. But the legal set’s political contributions haven’t been this blue since at least 2004.

Lawyers and employees of the nation’s law firms have contributed nearly $17 million to presidential campaigns so far this election cycle and 95% of the total has gone to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. President Donald Trump’s campaign has raised just over $785,000 from lawyers and law firms.

Since 2004, Republican presidential candidates have had at most 41% of law firm employees’ contributions through the third quarter of the ...

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