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The Donors Who Gave Big, Often: $100,000-Plus Backers Were Able to Contribute to Several Entities
Wash Post ^
| January 18, 2009
| Kimberly Kindy and Sarah Cohen
Posted on 01/18/2009 7:11:23 AM PST by 3AngelaD
Nearly 100 wealthy families and power couples contributed at least $100,000 each to help Barack Obama over the past two years, creating an elite set of donors to whom the president-elect repeatedly turned in financing his campaign, transition and inauguration, a Washington Post analysis shows. As inaugural donations become public, a list of Obama's most loyal backers has emerged...The families gave to as many as five committees, records show, and 27 of the 94 families also bundled money from others, collecting millions of dollars on top of their personal donations.
Among the supporters were well-known families such as the Rockefellers, as well as lesser-known backers such as New Yorker Frank Brosens, a leader in the hedge fund industry, who raised $500,000 for Obama's campaign and inauguration in addition to the $182,000 he gave with his wife, parents and three sons.
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KEYWORDS: bho2008; bhoinauguration; campaignfinance; corruptdems; donors; fec; fundingtheleft; fundraising; obama
Of course the Washington Post ran this story inside today, so as to avoid marring the BO worship on its front page.
posted on 01/18/2009 7:11:23 AM PST
The wholesale trampling of every possible campaign finance law remains the great unreported story of the 2008 election.
posted on 01/18/2009 7:15:07 AM PST
(People in dictatorships long for truth while pampered, decadent people in the West long for myth.)
Barrack Obama is the best president money can buy.
posted on 01/18/2009 7:18:50 AM PST
(Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan.)
Barack Obama is the shoeshine boy of the Establishment.
posted on 01/18/2009 7:25:26 AM PST
(I am not for everyone.)
The old eastern money is footing the bill for this fiction they call democracy.
They own the Presidency.
posted on 01/18/2009 7:29:41 AM PST
(Democrats still want to get Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; there might be show trials in Feb09)
posted on 01/18/2009 7:44:59 AM PST
(A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
What happened to the hundreds of thousands of regular ol’ people who gave up bread money for “The Chosen One”. That was the big headlines when he defeated Shillary.
posted on 01/18/2009 8:25:38 AM PST
posted on 01/18/2009 8:26:20 AM PST
( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
“The old eastern money is footing the bill for this fiction they call democracy.
They own the Presidency.”
Haven’t they usually? Not the first time, won’t be the last.
posted on 01/18/2009 8:28:23 AM PST
(The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
"We don't expect anything" in exchange for the support, he said. "We want the country to change."
They don't expect anything but the eradication of freedom.
posted on 01/18/2009 9:00:57 AM PST
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