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Cash heavy Obama campaign shipping money to state parties

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WASHINGTON--The cash rich Obama for America campaign committee, Obama's original presidential warchest, has so much money around that it shipped some $4 million in September to Democratic parties in key battleground states to get out the vote for Obama and lower ticket races.


This expenditure of what is called "hard dollars"--money raised under federal limits-- is a remarkable example of the stunning amount of cash OFA has to spend. The money to the state parties is on top of two other committees Obama has to bankroll GOTV (get out the vote) drives: the Committee for Change, formed in July and the Obama Victory Fund, run with the Democratic National Committee, created after it was clear Obama would be the nominee.

Click below for a list of money sent to state parties.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
09/05/2008
Contribution 50000.00


Michigan Democratic Party
606 Townsend
Lansing, Michigan 48933
09/08/2008
Contribution 150000.00


Ohio Democratic Party
340 E. Fulton Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
09/08/2008
Contribution 250000.00


Nebraska Democratic Party
1327 H Street Suite 200
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
09/09/2008
Contribution 7500.00


New Jersey Democratic Party
196 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
09/09/2008
Contribution 10000.00


South Carolina Dem. Party
POB 5965
Columbia, South Carolina 29250
09/09/2008
Contribution 10000.00


Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
09/09/2008
Contribution 41995.94


West Virginia Democratic Party
717 Lee Street Suite 214
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
09/09/2008
Contribution 10000.00


Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
09/11/2008
Contribution 8004.06


Colorado Democratic Party
777 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado 80202
09/15/2008
Contribution 400000.00


Florida Democratic Party
214 S. Bronough St.
Tallahasse, Florida 32301
09/16/2008
Contribution 765943.00


Indiana State Democratic Party
one North Capitol suite 200
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
09/16/2008
Contribution 157659.00


Democratic party of New Mexico
1301 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
09/16/2008
Contribution 132698.00


Nevada Democratic Party
1210 S. Valley View Suite 114
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
09/16/2008
Contribution 197679.00


Iowa Democratic Party
5661 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
09/17/2008
Contribution 64317.00


Michigan Democratic Party
606 Townsend
Lansing, Michigan 48933
09/17/2008
Contribution 166804.00


Missouri Democratic Party
208 Madison Street PO Box 719
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
09/17/2008
Contribution 43327.00


Montana Democratic Party
303 N. Ewing
Helena, Montana 59601
09/17/2008
Contribution 118011.00


Ohio Democratic Party
340 E. Fulton Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
09/17/2008
Contribution 142513.00


North Carolina Democratic Pty
220 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
09/18/2008
Contribution 25000.00


New Hampshire Democratic Party
306 Amherst Street
Nashua, New Hampshire 03063
09/18/2008
Contribution 36948.00


Pennsylvania Democratic Party
300 North 2nd Street 8th Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
09/18/2008
Contribution 219142.00


Democratic Party of Virginia
1710 East Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
09/18/2008
Contribution 116914.00


Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
09/18/2008
Contribution 111624.00


Colorado Democratic Party
777 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado 80202
09/22/2008
Contribution 150000.00


Florida Democratic Party
214 S. Bronough St.
Tallahasse, Florida 32301
09/22/2008
Contribution 450000.00


Iowa Democratic Party
5661 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
09/22/2008
Contribution 25000.00


Missouri Democratic Party
208 Madison Street PO Box 719
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
09/22/2008
Contribution 37000.00


Montana Democratic Party
303 N. Ewing
Helena, Montana 59601
09/22/2008
Contribution 110000.00


New Hampshire Democratic Party
2 1/2 Beacon St.
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
09/22/2008
Contribution 60000.00


Democratic party of New Mexico
1301 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
09/22/2008
Contribution 115000.00


Nevada Democratic Party
1210 S. Valley View Suite 114
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
09/22/2008
Contribution 125000.00


Ohio Democratic Party
340 E. Fulton Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
09/22/2008
Contribution 125000.00


Democratic Party of Virginia
1710 East Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
09/22/2008
Contribution 50000.00


Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
09/22/2008
Contribution 90000.00


Iowa Democratic Party
5661 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
09/24/2008
Contribution 100000.00


Michigan Democratic Party
606 Townsend
Lansing, Michigan 48933
09/24/2008
Contribution 225000.00


Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
09/24/2008
Contribution 150000.00


Pennsylvania Democratic Party
300 North 2nd Street 8th Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
09/24/2008
Contribution 175000.00


Missouri Democratic Party
208 Madison Street PO Box 719
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
09/24/2008
Contribution 150000.00


Iowa Democratic Party
5661 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
09/26/2008
Contribution 60000.00


Indiana State Democratic Party
one North Capitol suite 200
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
09/26/2008
Contribution 100000.00


Michigan Democratic Party
606 Townsend
Lansing, Michigan 48933
09/26/2008
Contribution 280000.00


Missouri Democratic Party
208 Madison Street PO Box 719
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
09/26/2008
Contribution 200000.00


Montana Democratic Party
303 N. Ewing
Helena, Montana 59601
09/26/2008
Contribution 25000.00


North Carolina Democratic Pty
220 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
09/26/2008
Contribution 50000.00


Nevada Democratic Party
1210 S. Valley View Suite 114
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
09/26/2008
Contribution 30000.00


Pennsylvania Democratic Party
300 North 2nd Street 8th Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
09/26/2008
Contribution 25000.00


Democratic Party of Virginia
1710 East Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
09/26/2008
Contribution 225000.00


Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
09/26/2008
Contribution 75000.00


Florida Democratic Party
214 S. Bronough St.
Tallahasse, Florida 32301
09/29/2008
Contribution 500000.00


Ohio Democratic Party
340 E. Fulton Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
09/29/2008
Contribution 500000.00


Nevada Democratic Party
1210 S. Valley View Suite 114
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
09/30/2008
Contribution 100000.00


Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
09/30/2008
Contribution 75000.00

Total Disbursement Amount (Non-Memo)
Total Memo Amount

4 Comments

I need to give more $ to Obama. Issues that concern my family are: the economy, heath care, the war in Iraq and new technologies to grow the economy. We’ve looked at Obama’s policies. My family cannot afford to have McCain/Palin in the White House.

McCain is drowning in MY small donations to Obama which I give every month. They have added up to about $800 so far. I now have the same power as the TV networks who have thought of themselves as king makers,..reporting selectively for twenty months to keep the fight going and their ratings high. I get my news from hundreds of metropolitan newspapers who's journalists are not slaves of the 24 hour news cycle.

I pay Obama to say what I need our nation to hear..that its time we took back America from large corporations of all types who have transferred their debts to the middle-class, benefitting from tax loopholes while shipping our jobs overseas.

Meanwhile our cost of living continues to go up faster than inflation due to Emergency-room mentality healthcare, rising gas and heating bills and a public education system among that worst in the industrialized world.

I see you all have not lost your fight :

GOOD! Because we have a lot to do. You! (the American people) are going to have to take back control of your elected government at every level, and set your government back on the right path of service to you, and the greater good of the World.

Barack Obama and the democrats are your best hope of doing that now. Tell your family, friends, and everyone you know to support them as best they can. Because the Bush McCain vote fraud, vote cheating, vote buying, vote manipulation machine is already hard at work to cheat you again. And we all know what a disaster that has been the past 8 years of Bush McCain.

Barack Obama and the democrats will need all the power you can give them at every level of government (Federal, State, County, and local City elected governments). Obama and the democrats will have an enormous mess to fix for the American people, and the rest of the World. A mess caused by the corrupt Bush McCain administration.

You see, starting back in 2000, and before 911, it was mostly the Republican governors, Republican legislatures, and county elected Republican officials that conspired with the corrupt Bush McCain administration to raise college, and university tuitions by the fastest, and highest rate increases in American history. Some state tuitions went up by as much as a WHOPPING! 30% in one year.

The reason the Bush McCain administration did this was to force struggling working class kids into the military to pay for the sudden jump in tuition. Which was forced on them by the corrupt Bush McCain administration, and their corrupt Republican Governors, and republican controlled state legislatures.

See, Bush McCain had plans to get us into all these immoral, foolish, criminal, and unnecessary wars from the start. So they could use these wars to seize power, and later to get reelected. But, for their evil plan to work they needed more volunteer soldiers struggling to pay for an education whose blood they could spill to help them seize more power. Remember Bush McCain's "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!" theatrics.

The exploitation, and lost lives of these finest Americans is despicable, disgusting, immoral, corrupt and criminal. And it makes me SICK, and ANGRY!

You will have to vote for Obama, and the democrats in overwhelming numbers to overcome the Bush McCain vote fraud machine. Vote early if you can. Then help your fellow Americans cast their votes now, and on through election day. Vote for Obama, and the democrats like your life, and the lives of your loved ones depends on it. Because it does. You will not survive 4 more years of "Let Them Eat Cake" Bush McCain, and their republican allies.

Just look at the mess we have now.

You can fix this mess with your votes for Obama, and the democrats. And REMEMBER, no matter which of us may stumble or fall, the rest of you must continue to surge forward for Barack Obama, and the democrats, and for your-selves most of all. The children, and the World are counting on us.

It's in your hands now. And I know you will get it done.

God bless all of you.


JACK SMITH - WORKING CLASS... :-)

"By Young Atheart on
I pay Obama to say what I need our nation to hear"

You are funny. What do you think obama and those $28,000 ahead people think about you and your $800?

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