But Bachus has received a little last minute help, courtesy of the financial firms he thinks its his duty to assist:
Bachus’s coffers have been filled by a long list of financial firms whose interests are affected by the congressman’s committee. Over the past several days alone, he’s received donations from the likes of Citigroup, Barclays and RBS.
Bachus has relied on the financial industry for nearly half of his fundraising during this election cycle, receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from commercial banks and securities firms. Over his career, the financial industry has been far and away Bachus’ biggest donor.
And it’s really no mystery why the financial industry is so keen on keeping Bachus around. As chairman, he has sought to water down and weaken the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, gut the budgets of financial markets regulators, and undermine foreclosure prevention programs.