Lawyers and the Democrats

Randall Hoven
Bruce Walker's article "The Lawyer's Party" makes good points. But he neglects a crucial factor giving lawyers influence on the Democratic Party: money.

Lawyers and law firms are the top donors in the 2008 election cycle, and they are also the most Democratic leaning (outside of explicitly Democratic party organizations), giving 76% of all donations to Democrats, the same percentage as Hollywood.

Bruce Walker's article "The Lawyer's Party" makes good points. But he neglects a crucial factor giving lawyers influence on the Democratic Party: money.

Lawyers and law firms are the top donors in the 2008 election cycle, and they are also the most Democratic leaning (outside of explicitly Democratic party organizations), giving 76% of all donations to Democrats, the same percentage as Hollywood.