Candidates Clinton & Bush Criticized for Ties to Wall Street

June 1st, 2015

Presidential hopeful and former governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley is taking stabs at his running mates for close ties with Wall Street.  In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” O’Malley mounted his attacks against Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton and Republican candidate Jeb Bush.  O’Malley grouped the two candidates as part of the “old leadership,” saying that “new leadership” was essential “to actually rein in excesses on Wall Street.”  He distinguished himself saying, “I am not beholden to Wall Street interests.”

Considering that the Wall Street issue is being raised this early in the campaign, it is likely to be a central issue next year as the presidential race really heats up.  Expect candidates to scrutinized for the position on regulating Wall Street, especially considering there are nearly a dozen financial deregulation bills currently under consideration in Congress.

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