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Joe Biden leading Democrats in Wall Street funding, data shows

Despite lagging well behind “Mayor Pete” in the delegate hunt in Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden appears to be growing his status on Wall Street. Biden has raised $1.7 million from Democratic donors within the securities and investment industry, while Pete Buttigieg — another Wall Street favorite — is second with $1.4 million based on federal election data through Feb. 3, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. At least some of Biden’s lead may be due to a highly anticipated Feb. 13 fundraiser that’s being sponsored by Wall Street bigs, including billionaire hedge funder and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry; Centerview Partners co-founder Blair Effron and Evercore Partners Founder Roger Altman, according ...