03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Globetrotting Candidates Cross The Pond For Campaign Cash

The intense pursuit of money in the presidential campaigns and the many wealthy Americans working at hedge funds and other businesses worldwide have led candidates to broaden fund-raising overseas, especially financial centers like London and Hong Kong.

This week, Rudolph W. Giuliani appeared at a fund-raiser at a hotel near Hyde Park in London. Mr. Giuliani is to be followed there next month by the spouses of Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois. This year, Mr. Obama joined financial supporters in Beijing via a videoconference to shake the overseas money tree.

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