Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Obama’s Fundraising Tactics Under Scrutiny

July 24, 2011 by  

Some have questioned the Obama campaign's fundraising practices.As candidates are gearing up for the 2012 Presidential election, there is a focus on President Barack Obama’s campaign fundraising. According to Fox News, Obama’s fundraising is expected to break records as some estimate he will raise over $1 billion. The Associated Press reports that Obama’s advisers have told donors they are aiming to raise at least $750 million.

As part of the President’s fundraising, donors can attend an event for $1,000, according Fox News. This “Speakers Series” includes meeting with public figures such as current Administration officials and athletes, reports the news source.

Although the White House maintains that this method of fundraising is legal and consistent with prior administrations, critics say it is just as wrong now as it was in the past. Larry Sabato, Director of Politics at University of Virginia, told the media outlet that this type of fundraising is essentially selling access and should be scrutinized closely.

Recent reports indicate Obama has already raised $86 million for his re-election campaign, according to the AP. This far exceeds the Republican candidates, who are estimated to have raised $35 million collectively, reports the news source.

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Obama’s Fundraising Tactics Under Scrutiny”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.