Obama group raises $4.8 million 1st quarter

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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Apr 12, 2013
Independent Obama group raises $4.8 million in first quarter
By Gabriel Debenedetti | Reuters 52 mins ago...

By Gabriel Debenedetti

WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The advocacy group dedicated to promoting President Barack Obama's agenda said more than 100,000 donors pitched in to give it just under $5 million in the first quarter of 2013, as it publicized its fundraising numbers for the first time.

Organizing For Action, which operates independently from the White House, said Friday it would release its first-quarter numbers and the names of major donors later in the day.

An email from executive director Jon Carson to supporters said the group received contributions from 109,582 donors, averaging $44 per donation. This adds up to more than $4.8 million.

OFA came under fire in February after the New York Times reported that donors who gave $500,000 or more could attend quarterly meetings with Obama. This report sparked accusations that the group was selling access to president, a charge rejected by White House press secretary Jay Carney.

The group has focused mainly on immigration reform and tightening gun controls, two of Obama's priorities that Congress is grappling with.

The group was spun off of Obama's re-election campaign and launched in January as the president began his second term. It is the first independent effort of its type to support a sitting president.

OFA's chairman is Jim Messina, who managed Obama's re-election campaign. Carson is a former White House staffer who most recently directed the Office of Public Engagement.

(Reporting by Gabriel Debenedetti; Editing by Fred Barbash and Vicki Allen)

Now if we can just get Debbie Wassermann Schultz's group to pay that pesky $20 million they owe........

DNC continues to bleed money


Posted by Aaron Blake on March 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm


The Democratic National Committee, which borrowed more than $20 million at the end of the 2012 election, continues to fall further into the red at a time when it is supposed to be paying off its debt.

The committee, which was $20.6 million in debt as of Nov. 26, has actually added more since then. Its total obligations rose to $21.9 million at the end of February, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday.

The committee owes an even $15 million on a loan. And the amount owed to vendors has risen to nearly $6.9 million in the early months of the 2014 cycle.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-poli...
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#2 Apr 12, 2013
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#4 Apr 12, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
Fauching Iddiiot,

"By Gabriel Debenedetti | Reuters 52 mins ago..."

(This is at the top of the post. Reuters is not as legitimate as the Kool Aid Packages you read from.)
WHINEeeeeee

Seattle, WA

#5 Apr 12, 2013
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#6 Apr 12, 2013
WHINEeeeeee wrote:
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
"A BLOG ???"

No, a News Story.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 12, 2013
WHINEeeeeee wrote:
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
How many monikers this morning, "daily joke" ???
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#8 Apr 12, 2013
WHINEeeeeee wrote:
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
Wait a Minute!

We all "feel" that all Worldwide News Agencies use YOU as a source.

Please do not collapse all the love and adoration we have for you and your insightful posts, by telling us that YOU are not the Primary Source for Current Events?

It is after all, all about you, your Self Judge-its (60 of them on some of your insightful posts), and your control of the Thread List 4 times a day.

Imagine how un informed people on Topix would be if it were not for your Unattributed Kool Aid Posts, and your attempts at redirection from the Awful Truth, that you use to poison every Thread.

Gosh, WE hope you live a long life.
roach al mad dog

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Apr 12, 2013
we need to give the 4.8 million back to the American people, not a socialist, muslim want a be dictator.
non-starter wrote:
Independent Obama group raises $4.8 million in first quarter
By Gabriel Debenedetti | Reuters 52 mins ago...
By Gabriel Debenedetti
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The advocacy group dedicated to promoting President Barack Obama's agenda said more than 100,000 donors pitched in to give it just under $5 million in the first quarter of 2013, as it publicized its fundraising numbers for the first time.
Organizing For Action, which operates independently from the White House, said Friday it would release its first-quarter numbers and the names of major donors later in the day.
An email from executive director Jon Carson to supporters said the group received contributions from 109,582 donors, averaging $44 per donation. This adds up to more than $4.8 million.
OFA came under fire in February after the New York Times reported that donors who gave $500,000 or more could attend quarterly meetings with Obama. This report sparked accusations that the group was selling access to president, a charge rejected by White House press secretary Jay Carney.
The group has focused mainly on immigration reform and tightening gun controls, two of Obama's priorities that Congress is grappling with.
The group was spun off of Obama's re-election campaign and launched in January as the president began his second term. It is the first independent effort of its type to support a sitting president.
OFA's chairman is Jim Messina, who managed Obama's re-election campaign. Carson is a former White House staffer who most recently directed the Office of Public Engagement.
(Reporting by Gabriel Debenedetti; Editing by Fred Barbash and Vicki Allen)
Now if we can just get Debbie Wassermann Schultz's group to pay that pesky $20 million they owe........
DNC continues to bleed money
Posted by Aaron Blake on March 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm
The Democratic National Committee, which borrowed more than $20 million at the end of the 2012 election, continues to fall further into the red at a time when it is supposed to be paying off its debt.
The committee, which was $20.6 million in debt as of Nov. 26, has actually added more since then. Its total obligations rose to $21.9 million at the end of February, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday.
The committee owes an even $15 million on a loan. And the amount owed to vendors has risen to nearly $6.9 million in the early months of the 2014 cycle.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-poli...
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#10 Apr 12, 2013
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#11 Apr 12, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
Iddiott.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#13 Apr 13, 2013
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Apr 14, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
Based on the missing citations on your postings, resident plagiarist, it shouldn't matter where they come from. Feel free to post your own citation and source showing the DNC IS NOT $21.9 Million in debt, until that time, feel free to shut your pie hole.
hypocrite Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Apr 14, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!
,,says the queen of blogs and opinion pieces, written by anyone from the tin foil hat wearing, small minded, polly wanna cracker crowd,,
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#17 Apr 14, 2013
A BLOG ??? LMAOROFu~!

Oh right, and Rmoney won too, right wing nutter ???

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