Senior Obama adviser David Plouffe has accused Romney campaign contributors of trying to “purchase” the White House for their candidate.
In 2008, Public Citizen’s WhiteHouseforSale.org documented 605 Obama bundlers — 17 of which were lobbyists — piling up $750,767,963 to help buy the White House for Barack Obama.
This was approximately half of the $1,599,797,976 raised for all presidential candidates combined in 2008. By comparison, the grand total of spending by all candidates for the 2004 election was $845 million.
The Obama record of how he rewarded his bundler pals speaks for itself.
Sadly, Public Citizen is no longer maintaining its website.