November 24, 2008

REBUSH:

Report says Obama's small-donor base claim is off (Ken Dilanian, 11/24/08, USA TODAY)

Despite attracting millions of new contributors to his campaign, President-elect Barack Obama received about the same percentage of his total political funds from small donors as President Bush did in 2004, according to a study released today by the non-partisan Campaign Finance Institute.

The analysis undercuts Obama's claim that his supporters "changed the way campaigns are funded" by reducing the influence of special-interest givers.

"The myth is that money from small donors dominated Barack Obama's finances," said Michael Malbin, the institute's executive director.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 24, 2008 11:54 PM
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