Political fundraisers for the accounting profession have raised a record-breaking campaign war chest of more than $8 million dollars to support congressional candidates in the fall elections.Big accounting has already channeled more than $5.9 million in campaign contributions to candidates for House and Senate seats in 2006, and the industry's total stake in this year's congressional elections may well top $10 million by the time the dust settles in November.

Indeed, the latest disclosure statements filed by the accounting profession's political action committee fundraising groups reveal that the industry is entering the homestretch of the 2006 election campaign flush with cash to support accounting's friends on Capitol Hill.

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