06/03/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Donor Lists Too Large For FEC To Process

A milestone of sorts was reached earlier this year, when Barack Obama filed an electronic fundraising report so large it could not be processed by popular basic spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel 2003 and Lotus 1-2-3.

The record-shattering fundraising by Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has reshaped the financing of presidential elections and generated breathless coverage and analysis of the otherwise arcane area of campaign finance.

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