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Do Politics Affect Business Financing? If it matters to you which candidates and issues your bank supports, investigate the matter.

By Janet Gershen-Siegel Edited by Anna Wahrman

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It's…everywhere. These days, you can't escape it. The specter of politics hangs over all our heads. It doesn't matter what your ideology is, or if you're undecided. Still, how much does politics affect business financing? Since such numbers constantly change, the curious can run a search at Open Secrets Donor Lookup.

Business funding is affected by politics

Businesses may be looking for funding from places like banks, vendor credit lines or credit card companies. They could also be trying for crowdfunding, angel investing or venture capital. Here are a few insights on how politics can color organizations that provide business financing.

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