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Musharraf’s US Relatives Give Only To Dems

From the Times of India:

Mush family donates generously to Obama

26 May 2008

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf may continue to describe his US counterpart and Republican George Bush as his “good friend” but his family seems to be backing Democrat front runner Barack Obama in the American presidential race with “generous” donations.

Musharraf’s brother and son, who are based in the US, have been making generous donations to Obama who is a strong opponent of the Bush administration. Naveed Musharraf, the president’s brother, and Irum Bilal Musharraf, his daughter-in-law, have reportedly given donations to Obama instead of Republican Party’s John McCain.

According to US federal election commission records, Musharraf’s family has never been supportive of Republicans in terms of donations.

The family had supported John Kerry against George Bush in 2004, the News has reported. It is well known within the Pakistani community in the US that Musharraf’s family, including his son Bilal, have been quietly asking him to revise his decision to continue fighting for his position.

As the article suggests, it’s even worse than just giving to Obama. They have also given to Mrs. Clinton and John Kerry.

From the FEC:

Contributions to Political Committees

MUSHARRAF, IRUM
PALO ALTO, CA 94304
SELF EMPLOYED/SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

OBAMA, BARACK
VIA OBAMA FOR AMERICA

03/28/2008
500.00
28931282552

MUSHARRAF, NANCY
OAK BROOK, IL 60523
SELF EMPLOYED/PHYSICIAN

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
VIA HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT

06/30/2007
500.00
27990277678

MUSHARRAF, NAVED
OAK BROOK, IL 60521
PHYSICIAN

OBAMA, BARACK
VIA OBAMA FOR ILLINOIS INC

09/15/2004
300.00
24020792568

MUSHARRAF, NAVED
OAK BROOK, IL 60523

KERRY, JOHN F
VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC

04/17/2004
1000.00
24961470391

Total Contributions:    2300.00

Though that is not quite as much money as the Times Of India article would have you believe.

Still, it is awfully generous, especially the money to Mr. Obama.

Considering the latter has spoken of bombing and/or invading Pakistan if Mr. Musharraf doesn’t do his bidding.

And of course there is the little matter of all of this being illegal if these Musharrafs are not US citizens.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 26th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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