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Barack Obama Donors

Dems Give Huge Perks To Major Donors

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Donors to President Barack Obama’s campaign will have exclusive access to events with Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden...

In Anxious Conference Call, Obama Begs Donors To Send More Money

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

President Obama sounded weary and maybe a tad worried late Friday during a rambling conference call with campaign donors whom he repeatedly begged to ...

Obama Faces Harsh 2012 Reality

BuzzFeed | Ben Smith | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Nearly 90% of the Americans who gave $200 to Obama's 2008 campaign haven't re-upped this year. Disillusionment, and hard times: “I wish he was the s...

Once Some Of Obama's Most Loyal 2008 Backers Now 'Disappointed,' 'Bewildered'

The New York Times | Nicholas Confessore ONFESSORE | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

They were once among President Obama’s most loyal supporters and a potent symbol of his political brand: voters of moderate means who dug deep for t...

Obama Urges Campaign Donors To Regain 2008 Energy

AP | By BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

PHILADEPHIA -- Even as President Barack Obama's re-election effort is powering toward an impressive early fundraising haul, campaign officials are try...

Zelizer's Corner: Kim Phillips-Fein, Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement From the New Deal to Reagan

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Julian E. Zelizer

This book traces a network of wealthy business leaders who, starting in the 40s and on through the 80s, poured their funds and energy into making conservatism a viable and powerful political force.

Obama To Maintain Practice Of Naming Donors To Ambassador Posts

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama will uphold at least one of Washington's old ways: the appointment of campaign donors to plum ambassadorships. "There pr...

Obama Raises $66 Million In August

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama raised $66 million in August, a record for a presidential candidate that illustrated h...

Obama To Donors: "I'm Skinny But I'm Tough"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain may have visited Iraq more often than has Barack Obama, but the Illinois senator is pretty confident that he already knows more than his o...

Obama Forgets To Ask Donors To Help With Clinton's Debt

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — It was all part of a careful arrangement: Democrat Barack Obama would get fundraising help from his erstwhile rival, Hillary Rodham C...

Obama Camp Working To Prevent Donors From Funding Independent Groups

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Barack Obama's campaign is steering the candidate's wealthy supporters away from independent Democratic groups, calling into question what had...

Obama Camp Hits 1.5 Million Donors

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's website is reporting that the campaign reached 1.5 million donors last night, just in time for the Indiana and North Carolina primary. ...

Obama Closing In On 2 Million Donors This Year

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's campaign has stopped promoting its fundraising success, but the ticker is still ticking, and the growth doesn't seem even to have stopped acce...

Clinton Donors Jumping To Obama

McClatchy Newspapers | Greg Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last September, Gina Jorasch recruited friends to attend a California fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, mugged for a photo with the New York senator, wr...

Under Media Pressure, Obama To Disclose Some Fundraising Events

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who is making transparency a centerpiece of his presidential bid, will now put on his schedule fund-ra...