POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Donors Shift Support From Clinton To Obama

Last September, Gina Jorasch recruited friends to attend a California fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, mugged for a photo with the New York senator, wrote her a $1,000 campaign check and came away convinced that Clinton would be a ``fantastic'' president.

But in early January, Jorasch paid $2,300 to attend another fundraiser and heard Barack Obama deliver his message of hope and change. On Feb. 4, after vacillating for weeks over whom to support, the Palo Alto resident cast her ballot for the Illinois senator in California's Democratic primary.

"If he can break down some of the partisan politics that are deadlocking everything in Washington, that could really cause a change in our government," the 44-year-old Internet entrepreneur said in explaining her vote.

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