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Saturday, October 27, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the AP:Obama fundraiser defects to Clinton

A longtime Democratic fundraiser has abandoned Barack Obama’s campaign to help rival Hillary Rodham Clinton win the party’s presidential nomination.

Bob Farmer, who was a top fundraiser for several past Democratic presidential candidates, had served on Obama’s national finance committee.

Despite highlighting Farmer as a “fundraiser” the article indicates that he didn’t actually do any fund raising for Obama:

In response to the departure, Obama spokesman Bill Burton said, “He was not a bundler. He didn’t raise any money for us, but we wish him well.” Bundlers had committed to raise at least $50,000 for the campaign.

The quote is ambiguous to some degree. Did he raise no money, or did he simply not raise $50k or more. The first part of the sentence would indicate that he raised nothing, but then why bring up the bundler business?

Ultimately that is all as nevermind, but the move itself looks symbolically bad for the Obama campaign.

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