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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:51 PM


Obama’s Backers Seek Big Donors to Press Agenda

If everyone who voted for him gave $1 that would raise $60,000,000.


President Obama’s political team is fanning out across the country in pursuit of an ambitious goal: raising $50 million to convert his re-election campaign into a powerhouse national advocacy network, a sum that would rank the new group as one of Washington’s biggest lobbying operations.

But the rebooted campaign, known as Organizing for Action, has plunged the president and his aides into a campaign finance limbo with few clear rules, ample potential for influence-peddling, and no real precedent in national politics.

In private meetings and phone calls, Mr. Obama’s aides have made clear that the new organization will rely heavily on a small number of deep-pocketed donors, not unlike the “super PACs” whose influence on political campaigns Mr. Obama once deplored.

At least half of the group’s budget will come from a select group of donors who will each contribute or raise $500,000 or more, according to donors and strategists involved in the effort.

So why hit up the big donors? Why not just each of us for a buck?

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:00 PM

1. I figure they are hitting up the deep pockets

because they can get the money faster and then move faster on their agenda. I keep hearing the pundits say he has two years.

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