Despite claims to the contrary, Clinton donors gave Barack Obama $1.8 million in June:
Sen. Barack Obama has posted his first campaign report since the end of the contentious Democratic primary battle, and political reporters and bloggers are already trying to ferret out whether donors to Sen. Hillary Clinton have been helping her formal rival, now the party’s presumptive nominee.
The Post has now conducted its own analysis of how Clinton supporters directed their money in June. More than 2,200 Clinton donors became first-time Obama donors, giving him $1.8 million of the $52 million he raised last month. Of those, 355 contributed at least $2,000, for a total of $1 million.
This number paints a somewhat different picture than the one presented in a Huffington Post report this afternoon, which reviewed the giving by 311 “HillRaisers” who had bundled more than $100,000 in contributions for Clinton. The Huffington Post found only eight HillRaisers on Obama’s June finance report. “Not all of those donors maxed out, either, making for a relatively paltry figure of $19,250 in direct, hard-money contributions from HillRaisers for the month,” the Huffington Post reported.
Too bad the HuffPo appears to bent on stirring up the notion that Clinton supporters aren’t stepping up and supporting Obama.
It’s not enough that the PUMA’s are self-aggrandizing their role in helping Clinton to retire her debt, is it? No… We need to add this to the mix to help divide the Dems more at this critical time when we should all be coming together.
I have to say I’m in agreement with this: JUST SAY NO DEAL TO PUMA, HERE’S WHY! and this: Why I’m No ‘PUMA’. The only people waiting for the Unity Pony in my opinion, are the ones who simply don’t want to pony up for their own motives that have nothing to do with Hillary. Time is a wasting people, we can’t afford to not put Barack Obama in the White House.