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Barack Obama’s Donations to Presidential Campaing? Goose Eggs

Bob Secter 28 November 2008 2 Comments

Before her death, Barack Obama’s grandmother in Hawaii gave his campaign $2,300, which is precisely $2,300 more than Obama himself donated to his $639 million, record-breaking war chest.

And in this practice, Obama is in good company. Buried in federal election records is a curious fact: Candidates often don’t financially support their own campaigns.

Records show that John McCain, he of the seven houses, did not donate to his presidential campaign. Neither did Sarah Palin. Joe Biden didn’t chip in for his own national run either. Mayor Richard Daley also has a closed wallet when it comes to funding his or anybody else’s campaign.


  • little gal (author) said:

    Contributing to his own campaign doesn’t bother me as much as Michelle spending over $400 for lunch for herself only if I remember correctly. All those little people sending in their five bucks should be gratified to know that part of it went to pay for her lobster lunch etc. The other thing that really bothers me is that Obama couldn’t make it back to his grandmother’s funeral. What kind of person does that?

  • CDOBs Editors (author) said:

    That was a fabricated story.

    Michelle has a long list of actaul issues, and certainly had a fascinating career rise, but the $400 lunch at the Waldorf was a fabricated story.

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