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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 02:08 AM
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22. Obama corruption
According to the Obama campaign itself 43% of the dough went to four small states while 57% went to the other forty six states. What made Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada so special? He broke the law. Why would he do that unless there would be a payoff for him?


According to a Hopefund finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission two weeks ago, the committee gave nearly $160,000 between July 1 and Nov. 5 to local and congressional officials in states that are holding presidential contests next month. During that period, Hopefund gave about $210,000 to federal candidates in other states across the country.

"There's a lot that voters don't know about Barack Obama," Wolfson said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "And one thing they don't know, we found out this week, which is that he has been using and operating a so-called leadership PAC, an apparent contravention of campaign finance laws, taking in money from lobbyists despite the fact that he said he doesn't take money from lobbyists."

Obama officials have said Hopefund was merely trying to assist Democratic candidates and pointed out that of the $476,000 that Hopefund contributed in 2007, about 57 percent went to states other than Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina.

But officials acknowledged to The Washington Post last week that campaign officials were consulted to determine who some of the recipients should be. They said the contributions did not violate FEC regulations.
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