After seeing the article in the New York Times this morning about which party is being supported by the healthcare sector, I thought it would be interesting to update a prior post and see how the campaign finances are shaping up between lawyers and doctors. (You can check out your favorite donors, too, at the Chicago Tribune's Campaign Presidential Campaign Contributions site.)
Here's the standings:
Under the occupations of "Attorney" or "Lawyer:"
Attorney - 34,306 contributions totalling $32,392,344.51
Lawyer - 2,682 contributions totalling $2,443,718.47
TOTAL: 36,988 contribution totalling $34,836,062.98
Under the occupations of "Physician" or "Doctor:"
Physician - 6,384 contributions totalling $4,204,323.07
Doctor - 440 contributions totalling 407,580.84
TOTAL: 6824 contributions totalling $4,611,903.91
Physicians are losing at a ratio of 7.5 to 1! Common guys, let's get on it!