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Ivy League Still Gives Overwhelmingly to Democrats

By on 3.5.08 | 6:18PM

I crunched the numbers at OpenSecrets.org to see who Ivy League faculties were giving to in the Presidential primaries.

Democratic candidates received $808,404 in contributions while Republican candidates received just $145,376 in contributions. That means Democrats received about 85 percent of all money given while Republicans received just 15 percent. In other words, for every dollar given to a Republican candidate, about $5.50 cents was given to a Democratuic candidate. Barack Obama alone has taken in more than three times the donations from Ivy Leauge employees than all the Republican candidates combined.

Here is the raw data:

Democrats

Barack Obama - $453,393
Hillary Clinton - $245,954
John Edwards - $48,406
Chris Dodd - $26,850
Bill Richardson - $22,400
Joe Biden - $9,700
Tom Vilsack - $1,250
Dennis Kucinich - $451
Mike Gravel - $0

Republicans

John McCain -$46,750
Mitt Romney - $42,750
Rudy Giuliani - $34,225
Ron Paul - $10,901
Mike Huckabee - $5,550
Sam Brownback - $2,600
Fred Thompson - $2,100
Alan Keyes - $500
James Gilmore - $0
Duncan Hunter - $0
Tommy Thompson - $0
Tom Tancredo - $0

The theme is, of course, academia remains overwhelmingly supportive of Democrats.

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