Foreign Donors for Obama Campaign

Several stories have come out on different conservative blogs in regards to the foreign donors who have given money to the Obama campaign.  Still waiting for the AP, or CNN to cover this, but not holding breath.

A couple of interesting things have come to light in a review of the Obama campaign’s fund raising effors by Federal Election Commission Auditors.

In two recent letters to the Obama campaign, Federal Election Commission auditors flagged those (and other) donors and informed the campaign that the sums had to be returned. Neither name had ever been publicly reported because both individuals made online donations in $10 and $25 increments. “Good Will” listed his employer as “Loving” and his occupation as “You,” while supplying as his address 1015 Norwood Park Boulevard, which is shared by the Austin nonprofit Goodwill Industries. Suzanha Burmeister, marketing director for Goodwill, said the group had “no clue” who the donor was. She added, however, that the group had received five puzzling thank-you letters from the Obama campaign this year, prompting it to send the campaign an e-mail in September pointing out the apparent fraudulent use of its name.

However my favorite is the Obama camp accepting funds from the Gaza Strip, thinking the GA stood for Georgia.  Maybe they can work with the guys at Google that thought the war in Georgia happened near Atlanta

In a similar case earlier this year, the campaign returned $33,000 to two Palestinian brothers in the Gaza Strip who had bought T shirts in bulk from the campaign’s online store. They had listed their address as “Ga.,” which the campaign took to mean Georgia rather than Gaza.

All of this wonderful information came from PowerLine a great site worth tracking.

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