Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Obama tops $1 billion in career political contributions

The Daily Caller reports:
President Barack Obama has become the first political $1 billion man.

He’s the first politician to take in that stratospheric number in donations during his political career, according to data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics.

His total take reached $1,017,892,305 in April, some nine years after he began his 2004 race for the Senate. Obama is widely expected to raise at least $300 million more before November.

President George W. Bush, in contrast, raised roughly $430 million despite running two complete presidential races and bearing the brunt of Democrats’ claims that he was a pawn of bankers, oil companies, coal magnates and defense contractors.

Just a reminder, when liberals talk about campaign finance reform they dream of a dialogue in politics as wide as Harvard's Sociology Department. In other words : silencing conservatives while they spend.