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BARACK OBAMA (D-IL) Top Contributors (2006)
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Posted on 03/15/2008 3:07:34 PM PDT by Parmenio

BARACK OBAMA (D-IL) Top Contributors (for 2006)

1 University of Chicago $156,054

2 Kirkland & Ellis $143,138

3 Henry Crown & Co $79,500

4 Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal $74,950

5 Northwestern University $72,930

6 Exelon Corp $71,850

7 Sidley, Austin et al $71,432

8 Mayer Brown $69,960

9 Jenner & Block $62,710

10 Soros Fund Management $61,605

11 Goldman Sachs $61,500

12 Clifford Law Offices $59,550

13 Simmons Cooper LLC $58,500

14 Tejas Securities $57,250

15 JP Morgan Chase & Co $56,600

16 Ariel Capital Management $55,650

17 Skadden, Arps et al $54,071

18 Winston & Strawn $52,450

19 Piper Rudnick LLP $45,600

20 Holland Capital Management $43,350


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; commiagenda; commieducation; communist; corruption; democratparty; donors; fundedbysoros; fundingtheleft; nobama; obama; obamafuscation; redcollege; reduniversity; socialist; soros
George Soros -- there at the beginning.
1 posted on 03/15/2008 3:07:37 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

George is everywhere. . .


2 posted on 03/15/2008 3:10:22 PM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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To: Parmenio
Simmons Cooper #13

Big time trial/liability lawyers from lawsuit hell in Southern Illinois

3 posted on 03/15/2008 3:10:31 PM PDT by demsux
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To: Parmenio
How does the University of Chicago give $156,054 to a political candidate? Aren't they publicly funded and what about their status as a tax exempt institution?
4 posted on 03/15/2008 3:13:39 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Parmenio

How long have Universities/schools been forking out money to
politicians?
I guess I am just too naive.


5 posted on 03/15/2008 3:15:12 PM PDT by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Parmenio
Soros is at #10? I would have thought he'd be in the top three.
6 posted on 03/15/2008 3:20:56 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Parmenio

Financing the destruction of America and the destruction of freedom. Now, there’s something to be proud of.


7 posted on 03/15/2008 3:21:27 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: The Great RJ

The poster kinda didn’t give you all the information about the list. Only individuals can give contributions to Federal election candidates. The names on the list are merely employer/affiliation.


8 posted on 03/15/2008 3:21:37 PM PDT by TxCopper
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To: Parmenio

Others on the list are most likely hedging their bets.


9 posted on 03/15/2008 3:23:31 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: The Great RJ; AlexW

All direct campaign contributions are made by individuals. When you make a contribution, you have to provide the name of your employer, so the figure means that employees of the University of Chicago gave $156,054. You can serach Open Secrets data base to identify the names of the particular individuals at the University who gave.


10 posted on 03/15/2008 3:26:55 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

I guess now we know why the University of Chicago charges over $48,000 per year for room, board and tuition.


11 posted on 03/15/2008 3:33:55 PM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: Parmenio

Lots of big law firms on that list. I’m surprised at their largesse.


12 posted on 03/15/2008 3:36:34 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: Parmenio

“All direct campaign contributions are made by individuals.”

Thanks for that info.
After my post I thought surely they confused contribution and renumeration, but in today’s world thats a very thin line.


13 posted on 03/15/2008 3:36:40 PM PDT by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: The Great RJ

Why does the University of Chicago, with a prominent conservative school of economics, give money to a big government socialist?


14 posted on 03/15/2008 3:38:23 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: The Great RJ

Why does the University of Chicago, with a prominent conservative school of economics, give money to a big government socialist?


15 posted on 03/15/2008 3:38:34 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: popdonnelly
"Why does the University of Chicago, with a prominent conservative school of economics, give money to a big government socialist?"

Perhaps the University didn't give money to the big government socialist.

16 posted on 03/15/2008 3:46:33 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Parmenio

Kirkland & Ellis, the firm famous for its Republican connections, must not be so Republican after all. At least not its Chicago office...


17 posted on 03/15/2008 3:53:44 PM PDT by Young Scholar
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To: The Great RJ

Poor University of Chicago, always confused for a public university...


18 posted on 03/15/2008 3:55:11 PM PDT by Young Scholar
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To: Parmenio

Are these recent numbers? I thought Obama had netted over $400k from Goldman Sachs?


19 posted on 03/15/2008 3:58:15 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Young Scholar

According to wiki, Kirkland & Ellis LLP gives 77% to Democrats and 97% in the 2008 Presidential cycle.


20 posted on 03/15/2008 4:00:16 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: AlexW

you and me both on that one, unbelievable.


21 posted on 03/15/2008 4:15:58 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Parmenio

thank you for the explanation, that helps.


22 posted on 03/15/2008 4:17:30 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

The economics department at Chicago and the Graduate School of Business have quite a few conservatives on their faculty.
But remember Obama was a faculty member in their law school.
And also, many of the other departments in arts and science have few if any conservative faculty.


23 posted on 03/15/2008 4:23:27 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Young Scholar

K & E has probably 1000+ lawyers — all over the country — a lot in DC — so it’s not amazing that out of all those people 150K came in (that’s a max from only 75 or so)


24 posted on 03/15/2008 4:25:34 PM PDT by BohDaThone
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To: Norman Bates

I think it’s largely the DC office that is Republican (I’ve heard it typically takes 6-8 people a year from the Harvard Law School Federalist Society alone). I’ll bet people at the other offices, as at most law firms, lean Democratic.


25 posted on 03/15/2008 4:31:04 PM PDT by Young Scholar
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To: The Great RJ

The $156K does not include the $350K paid to Michelle Obamarama for supposedly “working” there. She didn’t. Maybe the dumbazz media couldlook into that. Obama is a FRAUD!


26 posted on 03/15/2008 4:35:00 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Norman Bates

The figures are for 2006.


27 posted on 03/15/2008 4:37:38 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio
Where is Penny Pritzker ? the billioniaress of the Hyatt fortune and crazy radical lear jet socialist.
She is in charge of the sleazy money flowing in from all the leftist front groups ?
28 posted on 03/15/2008 4:37:54 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: Parmenio

The Dems jumped on Obama because they knew Clinton could not win; only now has the vetting process on him begun.


29 posted on 03/15/2008 5:56:48 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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