October 7, 2008

WELL, THEY DO KEEP TELLING US HOW MUCH FOREIGNERS LIKE HIM:

Obama money from abroad could total $3.3 million (The Associated Press, October 7, 2008)

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has raised about $3.3 million from contributors who did not list a home state or who designated their state with an abbreviation that did not match one of the 50 states or U.S. territories, according to records provided by the Federal Election Commission.

Most of those contributors did identify themselves as living abroad in foreign cities. Under federal law, foreign citizens cannot make political contributions, but U.S. citizens living abroad can. [...]

The $3.3 million total does not include donors who have given less than $200 and whose contributions do not have to be itemized. Some of that money could also have come from overseas. About half of Obama's $455 million in contributions so far are unitemized. The campaign does not identify those donors. [...]

Republican John McCain's campaign lists all his donors, even those who give less than $200, on his Web site.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2008 8:08 PM
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