Skip to comments.Obama releases list of top money 'bundlers'
Posted on 01/31/2012 8:59:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's re-election campaign identified its top fundraisers on Tuesday, including 61 people who each raised at least half a million dollars. Altogether, the more than 440 fundraisers collected at least $75 million to help Obama win a second term.
Among them are embattled former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine. Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee late last year returned $70,000 in contributions from Corzine and his wife following questions about the collapse of MF Global, the financial firm Corzine ran.
Corzine is no longer raising money for the re-election, campaign officials said.
The campaign divided the list into four groups based on how much money donors raised: $50,000-$100,000, $100,000-$200,000, $200,000 to $500,000 and those who raised more than $500,000 apiece.
The donors represent a broad network of contributors, many of them longtime Democratic Party stalwarts.
The list includes two fundraisers linked to Solyndra LLC, the California solar company that received a $528 million federal loan and then later declared bankruptcy, prompting a federal investigation. Steve Spinner, an Energy Department adviser, raised at least $500,000 and Steve Westly, a venture capitalist who was an unpaid adviser to the department, raised between $200,000 and $500,000.
The disclosure came as Obama headed back out on the money trail, speaking Tuesday night at two high-dollar fundraisers in the Washington area where donors paid $35,800 per ticket to see him. ..
Though Obama rejects contributions from lobbyists, his top fundraisers include individuals involved in the business of influencing government.
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US President Barack Obama gets inside a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 car as he tours the 2012 Washington Auto Show. Obama made an aggressive play to claim credit for rescuing the iconic US auto industry, but admitted that tough economic times were clouding his reelection bid. (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)
Corzine has $70,000 to give to Obama, but not a dime to pay back the $1.2 BILLION DOLLARS he ‘Vaporized’ (Stole from his clients.
IMAGINE THAT, eh?
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Ford took no bailout money.
The top category are those that raised more than 500,000. Where is the category of tens of millions? Remember 1 billion = ONE THOUSAND MILLION!
Anyone else think this is an impossible amount of money to raise through legal channels? If so why are the American people not asking "Where is Obama getting One billion in donations?".
That pantywaist doesn’t know what a clutch is for.
Come on! HOW DID THIS GUY RAISE THIS MONEY?
Did he go door to door? Did he have a bake sale? Sell magazine subscriptions? WHO GAVE HIM 500K? He's a lib so you darn well it's not HIS money. Maybe they defrauded the taxpayers? DING DING DING
Wake up America