Chatter is increasing among supporters of Sen. Barack Obama about him jumping into the 2008 presidential race as he cranks up his political operation.
UPDATE 1 Democrat Obama’s Washington D.C.-based political action committee, Hopefund, reported raising $474,433 and spending $320,449 in April, leaving cash-on-hand at the end of April of $1,005,902.
California is Obama's HOPEFUND top donor state.
Donor State Break-Out (source: PoliticalMoneyLine)
1. $508,938 CA
2. $445,450 IL
3. $258,353 NY
4. $186,451 MA
5. $185,306 TX
Obama, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and three other senators breakfasted Friday morning with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the British Embassy in Washington. Also attending was British Prime Minister David Manning.
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