Many deep-pocketed backers of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign now have eyes for a different candidate, financial disclosure forms show. Sixty-seven Wall Street executives — and former Obama backers — have instead put their money behind former Masschusetts governor and Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney.
The bankers, who live in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, have together contributed more than $147,000 to Romney’s campaign thus far, The Hill reported.
One anonymous banker, a former Obama donor who now supports Romney, said that he and his colleagues feel betrayed by Obama’s slams on their industry and attempts to raise taxes.
“Everybody I speak to is on the same boat — disappointment,” he told The Hill.
In 2008, more than half of these 67 donors also gave money to a Republican candidate, 15 of them to Romney. This year, however, only three of the 67 have chosen to put their money behind Obama as well as Romney.
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