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Mon., June 16, 2008, 11:49 a.m.

Political donations by occupation

Crossposting from Rich Roesler's blog and originally from BoingBoing, here's an interesting piece from Mother Jones that breaks down political donations by occupation.

It lists donation amounts and matches them to what we assume are respondents' self-descriptors - as broad as "Businesswoman" (mostly to Democrat) and as specific as "sex slave" and "Wizard" (100 percent of those donations went to Ron Paul)

Keep in mind that the Party proportions are based on the donation amount - 'X percent' means 'X percent of the donation amount listed' so 100 percent to a particular candidate may actually mean all of $425.

CLICK HERE to see the data.

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