Sara Swann in OpenSecrets.org from the Center for Responsive Politics –
With the end of summer fast approaching comes another year of rising college tuition costs and looming student loans.
The student loan industry is a major player in money in politics. Roughly three-quarters of the industry’s contributions for 2016 went to Republican candidates and parties. The student loan industry has allocated more of its contributions to Republicans than Democrats in every cycle since 1996.