Democratic presidential candidate and New York Senator Hillary Clinton capitalized on her hometown ties to win the race for Wall Street donations again in the fourth quarter of last year.
Clinton, a New York senator, took in $388,391 from employees of the top 10 underwriters of U.S. stock offerings. That topped the biggest Republican fundraiser on Wall Street, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who brought in $293,750 from that group. Democrat Barack Obama followed, with $251,860.
The figures, released in U.S. regulatory filings in the last two days, reflect Clinton's clear advantage in the polls over Obama toward the end of the year, said Rogan Kersh, an associate dean at the Wagner School at New York University.