Wall Street gives final money boost to N.Y. Dem

House hopeful Reshma Saujani has received big last-minute donations from Goldman bankers before the primary Tuesday

Published September 10, 2010 10:01PM (EDT)

With just a few days to go before the primary on Tuesday, Democrat Reshma Saujani's Wall Street backers are providing a last minute injection of cash to fuel her fight to unseat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).

According to our review of Saujani's latest filings with the Federal Election Commission, people who work in finance have given Saujani $22,400 in a four-day period this week. That amounted to about 80 percent of the money Saujani reported between Sept. 5 and Sept. 8.

We've covered Saujani's campaign and her ties to Wall Street pretty closely here. So it's no surprise that her campaign is being funded by the finance industry right till the end. Employees of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Soros Fund Management, and other lesser-known investment firms have ponied up in the last week.

Candidates are required to report contributions of $1,000 or more in the last 20 days before a primary. There have been no public polls in the race, but Maloney is considered the favorite to hold onto her seat Tuesday.

By Justin Elliott

Justin Elliott is a reporter for ProPublica. You can follow him on Twitter @ElliottJustin

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