Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2012 obama bundlers

opensecrets | Bundlers are people with friends in high places who, after bumping against personal contribution limits, turn to those friends, associates, and, well, anyone who's willing to give, and deliver the checks to the candidate in one big "bundle."

Even though these donors direct more money to the candidates than anyone else, disclosure can be spotty, candidates generally release bundlers by ranges of fundraising, indicated in this chart with the "max" and "min" columns, and with the top ranges being simply "$500,000 or more." Together, 357 elites are directing at least $55,900,000 for Obama's re-election efforts -- money that has gone into the coffers of his campaign as well as the Democratic National Committee.

Top Industries of Obama Bundlers
IndustryMin. Raised# of Bundlers
Lawyers/Law Firms$9,900,00078
Securities & Investment$9,400,00062
Business Services$5,950,00031
Real Estate$5,050,00027

Barack Obama's campaign does not release employer or occupation of bundlers. The employers displayed for Obama's bundlers are based on CRP research.

The totals listed in this table are based on CRP research and may not match the contributions visible using our Donor Lookup tool, which searches FEC data based on name and state. Bundlers' names and ranges based on information available on Obama's web site on November 3, 2011. Individual contribution data based on data available from the Federal Election Commission on 11/14/2011.


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