Money Men

By Natalie Gewargis

Aug 6, 2008 8:54am

Barack Obama’s big donors and bundlers get a once-over in today’s New York Times, which notes that "one-third of his record-breaking haul has come from donations of $1,000 or more: a total of $112 million, more than Senator John McCain, Mr. Obama’s Republican rival, or Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, his opponent in the Democratic primaries, raised in contributions of that size.

"Behind those larger donations is a phalanx of more than 500 Obama ‘bundlers,’ fund-raisers who have each collected contributions totaling $50,000 or more. Many of the bundlers come from industries with critical interests in Washington. Nearly three dozen of the bundlers have raised more than $500,000 each, including more than a half-dozen who have passed the $1 million mark and one or two who have exceeded $2 million, according to interviews with fund-raisers."

Read more HERE.

The Washington Post, meanwhile, takes a closer look at one of John McCain’s bundlers and has some questions. Such as, why did a mechanic from D&D Auto Repair., the manager of a Rite Aid Pharmacy, and the 30-something owners of the Twilight Hookah Lounge pony up these big campaign contributions?

- jpt

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