On the heels of a court victory repealing requirements for them to register--and subsequent promises from regulators to watch them closely--hedge fund managers seem to be betting on political campaigns this year, according to MSNBC.

In fact, 20 of the country's top hedge fund managers have collectively poured $3.1 million into political campaigns between 2005 and 2006, compared to $1.1 million during the 2002 mid-term election season, campaign finance records show.

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