Helped by his deep roots and storied past in the New York area, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley is first among presidential candidates in terms of pulling in contribution money from employees of the nation's five biggest bank holding companies.

Living up to his nickname, "Dollar" Bill, which he acquired during his years with the championship New York Knicks basketball team, not the U.S. Senate, Mr. Bradley appears to be benefiting from both geography and a perception that Wall Street would gain a friend in the White House if he were to win.

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