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Goldman Sachs Bans Senior Employees From Donating To Trump Campaign, Clinton Allowed

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)-- The nation's largest investment bank is barring its top employees from contributing to certain political campaigns, including Donald Trump's White House bid. But the policy does not bar those employees from contributing to Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign.

That's because the new rules, which went into effect last week, prohibit partners at Goldman Sachs from donating to state officials who are seeking federal office. That applies to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump's running mate, so Goldman Sachs partners can't contribute to the Republican ticket.

But Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, meet neither of those criteria, meaning top employees can contribute to the Democratic ticket.

The policy is meant to remove any implication of a "pay for play'' scandal, according to a memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.


The presidential race appears to be tightening as a new national poll shows Trump leading Clinton.

A CNN poll showed Trump topping Clinton 45 to 43 percent among likely voters. Libertarian Gary Johnson came in at 7 percent and the Green Party's Jill Stein at 2 percent.

The poll is quite a turnaround from the seven-point lead Clinton had after the conventions.

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