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Wall Street Rethinks Campaign Contributions in Wake of Violence

Posted on AllSides January 11th, 2021
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For years Wall Street has sprinkled money all across U.S. politics to make and keep friends in Washington. Now, it’s rethinking the consequences.

After the deadly siege on Capitol Hill last week, major banks are reassessing, reducing and in many cases suspending their campaign contributions. Some are vowing to pull back from candidates who appeared to support the attempted insurrection.

The moves represent a sharp break with the past and come as leaders across corporate America are rushing to distance themselves from President Donald Trump. Big business largely embraced Trump’s...

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