With Democrats running both Houses of Congress, the normally Republican-leaning political fundraisers for the accounting profession are starting to tilt to the left.A new Accounting Today analysis of campaign contributions to congressional candidates by the industry's political action committee fundraising groups confirmed a distinct shift toward Democrats amid the 2008 primary election season.

Although Republicans seeking House and Senate seats in this year's elections received more support from PACs organized by major accounting firms and the American Institute of CPAs than did Democrats, the GOP's edge among the profession's political fundraisers has narrowed considerably.

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