Hillary Clinton accepting Wall Street campaign donations

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is accepting more campaign donations from Wall Street than all of her rivals, with the figure amounting to $4.2 million so far, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

According to various calculations, in March alone Clinton received 53 percent of the donations made by Wall Street executives, substantially more than the percentage received by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, who has not even collected 1 percent of those contributions.

According to the daily, some Wall Street executives who earlier supported Republican candidates, such as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, both of whom withdrew from the presidential race, in recent days have swung their support behind Clinton.

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The former secretary of state, who leads in the delegate count in the run-up to the Democratic National Convention, has been repeatedly accused by her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders of being supported by the New York financial world.

Trump, who is now the only GOP candidate in the race, has financed practically his entire campaign with his own funds, but he has announced that he will increase his efforts to secure financing from other backers now.

The daily notes that in the 2012 presidential election, the Wall Street financial sector was the biggest source of campaign donations, contributing $90 million to both Democrats and Republicans.