The Politico reports that Senator Barack Obama appears to be leading the pack of Presidential contenders on university campuses.
Obama, whose website features an "Academics for Obama" page, raised nearly $1.5 million in the first half of the year from people who work for colleges and universities, according to an analysis of campaign finance data by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. And that's 55 percent more than the $939,000 brought in by the next biggest professor's pet, fellow Democratic senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.
The next two biggest recipients were Republicans Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, ($448,000) and Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York ($366,000).
Overall, of the more than $7 million in federal campaign contributions from academia identified in the center's analysis of Federal Election Commission data, 66 percent went to Democratic candidates and committees. That's roughly the same percentage partisan split in academic contributions as in 2006 and 2004.
(Link via Election Law.)