Spend a week eating brunch and carousing the nighttime haunts in our nation's capital, and it becomes clear that money greases the wheels of governance. What's less obvious, however, is exactly where the money comes from.

Using data from the Center for Responsive Politics, the following presentation reveals one of the largest sources, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), which is the 10th biggest corporate contributor in the country.

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