By The Numbers
By Kate Bonamici

(FORTUNE Magazine) – As George W. Bush accepts the Republican nomination, he'll give up a privilege John Kerry gave up back in Boston: the right to accept donations. From here on out, candidates are limited to $75 million in federal matching funds (the parties and advocacy groups can still raise and spend at will). Given the most recent numbers available, who scored with business donors? Individuals, who could give up to $2,000 to each campaign, are asked to disclose their professions to the Federal Election Commission when they write a check. Those records give a sense of industry affiliation. Lawyers and education professionals preferred the Kerry camp, while Bush cleaned up in real estate. As for general business and finance types? They preferred Bush two to one. Here are the top five sector donors, by candidate.

--Kate Bonamici