President Clinton may be tough to beat in '96, but last year he lost the fight for campaign money from commercial bankers.

About nine of every 10 banker dollars contributed to presidential campaigns - nearly $890,000 - went to Republican candidates in the 12 months ended Jan. 31, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. While Mr. Clinton raised $105,000 from bankers, Republicans Lamar Alexander, Robert Dole, and Phil Gramm each pulled in more than $200,000.

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