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GOP Fund Raisers Capitalizing on Bankers' Regret Over Backing Obama

04/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Republicans are stepping up their campaign to win donations from Wall Street, trying to capitalize on an increasing sense of regret among executives at big financial institutions for backing Democrats in 2008.

In discussions with Wall Street executives, Republicans are striving to make the case that they are banks' best hope of preventing President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats from cracking down on Wall Street.

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