Bloomberg by the Numbers: $87,600

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A Bank of America ATM in Charlotte, North Carolina.

That’s the amount of campaign contributions that U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, President Barack Obama’s nominee to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, received from Bank of America Corp. employees, beginning with his first House run in 1992.

That’s more than Watt, a North Carolina Democrat, took in from any other company’s employees, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Also among Watt’s five biggest lifetime sources of campaign cash: Employees of the American Bankers Association, who donated $76,500; and those working at Wachovia Corp., now Wells Fargo & Co., who contributed $69,050.

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