Investment managers already have voted with their money in the presidential race, and so far the top dollar winners look like Bob Dole and the Republican Party. According to culled data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics, Mr. Dole has reaped at least $331,732 from executives at money management firms and investment banks with money management subsidiaries. President Clinton received at least $147,109.
Republican committees have raised at least $1.1 million in soft money from money managers and investment banks with money management subs, more than double the $491,750 Democratic committees collected.
Significant regular and soft money contributors to Mr. Dole and/or Republican committees include: Robert A. Day, chairman, Trust Co. of the West, Los Angeles, $75,000 in soft money, $20,000 to Republican Party committees and $1,000 to Mr. Dole's committee; Nicholas C. Forstmann, general partner at Forstmann Little & Co., New York, $25,000 in soft money and $10,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee; Marc I. Stern, chief investment officer, The TCW Group Inc., $15,000 to the Republican National Committee; and Stephen Weiss, CIO of Weiss, Peck & Greer, contributed $15,000 to the Republican National Committee.