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Sweet blog special: Outlaw Hsu was Obama fund-raiser--not just a donor.

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SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.--Outlaw Democratic donor John Hsu, according to the Washington Post, turns out to have played a bigger role than previously acknowledged by the Obama campaign in raising money for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). When Hsu's name surfaced as a major bundler for Obama chief White House rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y)--Hsu had an outstanding criminal warrant--and may have illegally funneled contributions--Obama gave the Hsu money to charity, as did other political figures. Hsu surrendered, went on the lam, and was caught.

This is the Washington Post lede..
Before becoming a major bundler for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, disgraced Democratic donor Norman Hsu helped host a 2005 California event for Barack Obama's political action committee and introduced the senator from Illinois to one of the biggest fundraisers for his presidential bid.

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I wonder, if Hsu had propositioned an undercover police officer in a public restroom, would it be getting more media attention? Democrats get too many passes on their scandals because of a biased media. Good job putting this one in the blog, Lynn.

Exactly what year was this? How many times? Oh 2004 Senate race. 1 time I see. Now how long has he been with Hillary. How much has he raised Bundled? Ok, so we bring up Obama to try and take the heat off of Hillary is that it?

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