Federal Politics

Published — December 19, 2008 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Barack Obama’s 21 biggest fans

Introduction

Speculating on the next ambassadors to countries blessed by warm and cozy climates? You could do worse than starting with this list: Twenty-one individuals who have donated to Obama’s campaign and the inaugural committee, and have also bundled campaign contributions for the president-elect.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has, so far, released the names of nearly 450 individuals who have donated more than $200 toward the January festivities.

Among these donors, 39 had been identified by the Barack Obama campaign as bundlers of $50,000 of more.

While most of those 39 bundlers personally contributed, 21 of them gave the maximum of $4,600 in contributions for Obama’s primary and general election campaigns. They are:

  • Mitchell Berger of Parkland, Florida, an attorney
  • Frank Brosens of Bedford, New York, a capital investor with Taconic Capital Partners
  • Robert Clark of St. Louis, chairman and CEO of Clayco, a real estate development company
  • Blair Effron of New York, an investment banker with Center View Partners
  • Suzanne Faber of Chicago
  • Alan Fox of Studio City, California, president of ACF Property Management
  • Howard Gottlieb of Evanston, Illinois
  • Edward Haddock of Winter Park, Florida, CEO of the Full Sail University, an entertainment media college.
  • Donald Hinkle of Tallahassee, Florida, an attorney
  • Mark Iola of Dallas, an attorney
  • Wayne Jordan of Oakland, California, a real estate investor
  • Michael Kempner of Cresskill, New Jersey, president of the MWW Group, a public relations firm
  • Daniel Loeb of New York, an investment manager with Third Point LLC
  • Barbara Manilow of Chicago
  • Neal Manne of Houston, an attorney
  • Cappy McGarr of Dallas, a capital investor
  • Hassan Nemazee of New York, a capital investor
  • Bruce Oreck of Boulder, Colorado, an attorney
  • Michael Sacks of Highland Park, Illinois, a hedge fund manager for Grosvenor Capital Management
  • Beatrice Welters of McLean, Virginia, chairman of the An Bryce Foundation
  • Frank White of Silver Spring, Maryland

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Trump needs to conduct these activities because the entire MSM media, excluding Fox, is campaigning against him 24/7/365.

Didn’t Monica’s boyfriend’s wife and various criminal enterprises outspend Trump by almost 2-1?

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Why wouldn’t he get an early start on fund raising? Hillary outspent him two-to-one in 2016. The Dem’s are the party of big money. The President knows this and is attempting to get a jump on it. Of course the Dem candidate will outspend him in 2020 so it’s only rational that he starts fund raising now.

George Young
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Oh brother. We just 8 years of the Campaigner – in – Chief. Where was this journalistic rectal thermometer then. Just another article about 2000 words too long that merely takes another slap at Trump for something he far from initiated.

j stevenson
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j stevenson

The big difference between Trump and all the rest is his refusing to accept funds from lobbyists, so they don’t have the White House access they are used to. These are the donors who buy the presidency and are as pixxed off that he won the election as are the media and the Dems. Lobbyists have never been shut out of the WH and Trump has told them he is not for sale.

Anonymous
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Trump needs to be impeached and tossed in prison. Then have the key thrown away so he will never be free. Then he can see how it feels not to have freedom.

Mark Sullivan
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Mark Sullivan

Thank you for the usual insightful leftist low IQ Snowflake response.

barney
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hes not imprisoning them hes sending them back to their country chill tf out

SOUTH JERSEY
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SOUTH JERSEY

WHY DONT YOU HAVE FREEDOM?

Tom Larkin
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Tom Larkin

First, something positive. I was happy to learn of empirical information in article. BUT, the article was so slanted against President Trump as to be deemed fake news (“Perhaps Trump just lied.” (Two different issues)). The article mentions that President Trump raised over $67 million, but ended 2018 with $19 million. President Trump spent over $40 million 2016 and 2017. President Trump conducted 57 political rallies. The article notes the hats and T-shirts sold, but NEVER MENTIONS THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS during a mid-term election that lost the House and the number of political rallies in… Read more »

Ted Sirois
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At least Trump is getting donations from willing donors. Fresh from his first election, Obama used billions of our children’s tax dollars to save thousands of union jobs in the car industry and bailed out the banks and many Wall Street businesses. This secured his source of reelection funds for his reelection four years later.

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South Jersey

TRUMP 2020; IS AN AMAZINGLY SMART MAN! VERY ORIGINAL & CREATIVE. I AM HAPPY TO HAVE HIS AS POTUS.

SOUTH JERSEY
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SOUTH JERSEY

THIS ARTICLE WAS OBVIOUSLY WRITTEN BY, A TRUMP-HATE-GROUP. THAT FEELS; IT IS NOT NORMAL TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH YOUR OWN BRAND NAME. WHEN, IF FACT, IT IS NORMAL! >>>>> THIS IS >>> FAKE NEWS!!! <<<< ie: A PACK-OF-LIES; SPUN INTO; DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER. FOR A SINISTER-AGENDA OF; FASCIST DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST, COUP D'ETAT