Back in September, I noted that Pharma PAC contributions to Obama was growing faster than contributions to Obama (contributions to Obama grew by 6.1% between August and September, whereas contributions to McCain grew by 4.6% during the same period (see "Pharma Money Continues to Pour Into Obama's Coffers").
Now, however, the pharma PACs seem to be trying to play catchup. For the period between September 29 and September 2, PAC contributions to McCain increased 14.1%, whereas contributions to Obama increased only 13.2%. That's not much of a differential, but it's a reversal of trend that may signal a shift toward McCain by pharma folk?
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