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Obama’s ‘Hopefund’ Only For Democrats

As in our other article on Mr. Obama’s bi-partisan bona fides, the question arises:

How many times has Mr. Obama told us that he will “reach across the aisle” and end the partisan bickering that has crippled Washington, DC for the last generation?

Well, as with so many things, Mr. Obama’s rhetoric does not quite match his record.

From “Barack Obama on Principles & Values” from at the putatively non-partisan site, On The Issues:

Hopefund PAC donated $500K to Democratic Senate candidates

In 2005, Sen. Barack Obama created Hopefund, a political committee, with the goal of promoting the candidacies of leaders who are committed to changing the course of our nation to ensure the promise of America for future generations.

Already, Hopefund has made contributions to Democratic Senators up for re-election in 2006 and helped raise nearly half a million to help the Democrats take back the US Senate. Our activities will not be limited to the US Senate: Hopefund will be our vehicle to help shape the debate for Democrats around the country.

    Candidates
  • Daniel Akaka (HI)
  • Jeff Bingaman (NM)
  • Sherrod Brown (OH)
  • Robert Byrd (WV)
  • Maria Cantwell (WA)
  • Thomas Carper (DE)
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY)
  • Kent Conrad (ND)
  • Dianne Feinstein (CA)
  • Edward Kennedy (MA)
  • Amy Klobuchar (MN)
  • Herb Kohl (WI)
  • Ned Lamont (CT)
  • Claire McCaskill (MO)
  • Ben Nelson (NE)
  • Bill Nelson (FL)
  • Debbie Stabenow (MI)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

Of course even Mr. Obama’s slush fund political action committee would be all about “hope.”

But weirdly, he doesn’t seem to be any too proud of his good works these days. For while this information was originally posted at his PAC’s website, HopeFundAmerica.com, “About Barack” Nov 17, 2006, it has since been “disappeared” from the internet.

But the information above can still be found at the link.

Thankfully, the FEC has a record of the rest of the contributions made by Mr. Obama’s noble Hopefund:

Committees And Candidates Supported/Opposed

HOPEFUND INC.
Party: No Associated Party
607 14th Street NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

CONTRIBUTIONS

ALLEN, THOMAS H
VIA TOM ALLEN FOR SENATE
09/25/2007
5000.00
27990913858

ALLEN, THOMAS H
VIA TOM ALLEN FOR SENATE
09/25/2007
5000.00
27990913858

ALTMIRE, JASON
VIA CITIZENS FOR ALTMIRE
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036261

ALTMIRE, JASON
VIA CITIZENS FOR ALTMIRE
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913869

BACA, JOE
VIA FRIENDS OF JOE BACA
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913867

BAUCUS, MAX
VIA FRIENDS OF MAX BAUCUS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913869

BEAN, MELISSA LUBURICH
VIA MELISSA BEAN FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036265

BEAN, MELISSA LUBURICH
VIA MELISSA BEAN FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913866

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR.
VIA SANFORD D. BISHOP JR. FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913865

BOSWELL, LEONARD L.
VIA BOSWELL FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036263

BOSWELL, LEONARD L.
VIA BOSWELL FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913872

BOYDA, NANCY E E
VIA NANCY BOYDA FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913854

BRALEY, BRUCE L
VIA BRALEY FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036264

BRALEY, BRUCE L
VIA BRALEY FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913859

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN DIVERSE GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENTS PAC (BRIDGE PAC)
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036259

CARDOZA, DENNIS
VIA FRIENDS OF DENNIS CARDOZA
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913863

CARNEY, CHRISTOPHER
VIA CARNEY FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036263

CARNEY, CHRISTOPHER
VIA CARNEY FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913866

CARSON, JULIA
VIA JULIA CARSON FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913869

CLAY, WILLIAM LACY JR
VIA CLAY JR. FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913868

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (CBC-PAC)
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036261

CONYERS, JOHN JR.
VIA CONYERS FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913860

COSTA, JIM MR.
VIA JIM COSTA FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913853

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E
VIA CUMMINGS FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913861

DASKAS, ROBERT JAMES
VIA DASKAS FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
5000.00
27990913867

DAVIS, ARTUR G
VIA COMMITTEE TO RE-ELECT ARTUR DAVIS TO CONGRESS, THE
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913855

DAVIS, DANNY K
VIA DAVIS FOR CONGRESS/FRIENDS OF DAVIS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913871

DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
01/24/2007
15000.00
27931036262

DONNELLY, JOSEPH S MR.
VIA JOE DONNELLY FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913860

EDWARDS, CHET
VIA CHET EDWARDS FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913858

ELLISON, KEITH MAURICE
VIA ELLISON FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913865

ELLSWORTH, BRAD
VIA ELLSWORTH FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913868

FATTAH, CHAKA
VIA FATTAH FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913857

GIFFORDS, GABRIELLE
VIA GIFFORDS FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036264

GIFFORDS, GABRIELLE
VIA GIFFORDS FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913870

GILLIBRAND, KIRSTEN ELIZABETH MRS.
VIA GILLIBRAND FOR CONGRESS
04/19/2007
-2500.00
27931036259

GREEN, ALEXANDER
VIA AL GREEN FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913859

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V
VIA GUTIERREZ FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913860

HARKIN, THOMAS RICHARD
VIA CITIZENS FOR HARKIN
06/26/2007
5000.00
27931036259

HILL, BARON P
VIA HOOSIERS FOR HILL
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913863

HODES, PAUL W
VIA PAUL HODES FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036262

HODES, PAUL W
VIA PAUL HODES FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913855

JACKSON, JESSE L JR
VIA JESSE JACKSON JR. FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913867

JOHNSON JR, HENRY C
VIA COMMITTEE TO RE-ELECT HENRY HANK JOHNSON
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036265

JOHNSON, TIM
VIA TIM JOHNSON FOR SOUTH DAKOTA INC
09/25/2007
5000.00
27990913864

KAGEN, STEVEN L
VIA KAGEN 4 CONGRESS
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913853

KILROY, MARY JO
VIA KILROY FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
5000.00
27990913859

KLEIN, RON
VIA KLEIN FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913864

LAMPSON, NICHOLAS V
VIA LAMPSON FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913861

LANDRIEU, MARY L
VIA FRIENDS OF MARY LANDRIEU INC
09/12/2007
5000.00
27990913852

LAUTENBERG, FRANK R
VIA LAUTENBERG FOR SENATE
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913861

LEE, BARBARA
VIA BARBARA LEE FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913853

LEVIN, CARL
VIA FRIENDS OF SENATOR CARL LEVIN
09/25/2007
5000.00
27990913862

LOEBSACK, DAVID WAYNE
VIA LOEBSACK FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036263

LOEBSACK, DAVID WAYNE
VIA LOEBSACK FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913870

MADRID, PATRICIA A
VIA MADRID FOR CONGRESS
04/19/2007
-5000.00
27931036261

MOORE, GWENDOLYNNE
VIA MOORE FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913871

MURPHY, PATRICK J
VIA PATRICK MURPHY FOR CONGRESS
04/19/2007
-1000.00
27931036260

MURPHY, PATRICK J
VIA PATRICK MURPHY FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036260

MURPHY, PATRICK J
VIA PATRICK MURPHY FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913854

NEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE
07/26/2007
5000.00
27990913857

NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES
VIA CITIZENS FOR ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913865

RICE, ANDREW MONROE
VIA ANDREW RICE FOR US SENATE INC
09/28/2007
5000.00
27990913852

RODRIGUEZ, CIRO D
VIA CIRO D. RODRIGUEZ FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036260

RUSH, BOBBY LEE
VIA CITIZENS FOR RUSH
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913857

SALAZAR, JOHN T
VIA JOHN SALAZAR FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913862

SCOTT, DAVID ALBERT
VIA DAVID SCOTT FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913854

SCOTT, ROBERT C
VIA BOBBY SCOTT FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913866

SHAHEEN, JEANNE
VIA JEANNE SHAHEEN FOR SENATE
10/02/2007
5000.00
27990913862

SHEA-PORTER, CAROL
VIA CAROL SHEA-PORTER FOR CONGRESS
06/15/2007
5000.00
27931036264

SHEA-PORTER, CAROL
VIA CAROL SHEA-PORTER FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913856

SOLIS, HILDA
VIA SOLIS FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913872

SPACE, ZACHARY T
VIA ZACK SPACE FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
10/16/2007
2500.00
27990913864

SPENCER, SELDEN E
VIA SPENCER FOR CONGRESS
06/30/2007
2500.00
27931036262

THOMPSON, BENNIE G
VIA FRIENDS OF BENNIE THOMPSON
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913868

TSONGAS, NICOLA S
VIA NIKI TSONGAS COMMITTEE, THE
09/27/2007
5000.00
27990913852

UDALL, MARK E
VIA UDALL FOR COLORADO
09/25/2007
5000.00
27990913870

UDALL, MARK E
VIA UDALL FOR COLORADO
09/25/2007
5000.00
27990913871

WALZ, TIMOTHY J
VIA TIM WALZ FOR US CONGRESS
09/27/2007
4000.00
27990913863

WARNER, MARK ROBERT
VIA FRIENDS OF MARK WARNER
09/28/2007
5000.00
27990913856

WARNER, MARK ROBERT
VIA FRIENDS OF MARK WARNER
09/28/2007
5000.00
27990913856

YARMUTH, JOHN A MR
VIA YARMUTH FOR CONGRESS
09/27/2007
2500.00
27990913855

I may be mistaken, but I believe everyone on that list is a liberal Democrat. And note that at the top of the list they claim “No Associated Party.”

Mr. Obama is so bi-partisan, you see.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 28th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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