Obama’s Top Political Donors

Posted: September 2, 2011 in Corruption by the dollar
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One of the most effective means we have of controlling government is to control the donors of the political process through boycotting their businesses and establishments. If you look at this list of donors, you will see that a LOT of these  *Bundlers of funds going to the Obama 2012 campaign are financial institutions… the same ones we have bailed out to the tune of some 16 trillion dollars. The second group of donors is Lawyers and law firms.  Please pay attention to the Employer column and if there is any way to NOT do business with these companies, please DO NOT.

Anyway, here is the list that is posted on open Secrets

Barack Obama Bundlers
Min Max Name City State Employer Contributions
$500,000 Katzenberg, Jeffrey Universal City CA DreamWorks SKG 1,864,192
$500,000 Cohen, David and Rhonda Philadelphia PA Comcast Corp 907,131
$500,000 Corzine, Jon Hoboken NJ MF Global 881,232
$500,000 Effron, Blair New York NY Centerview Partners 826,137
$500,000 Stetson, Jane Norwich VT Democratic National Cmte 814,848
$500,000 Gilbert, Mark and Nancy Boca Raton FL Barclays Capital 537,205
$500,000 Kempner, Michael Cresskill NJ MWW Group 471,050
$500,000 Tobias, Andrew Miami FL Democratic National Cmte 423,057
$500,000 Rudy, Kirk Austin TX Endeavor Real Estate 374,793
$500,000 Green, Steven Miami Beach FL Greenstreet Partners 244,000
$500,000 Kramer, Orin Englewood NJ Boston Provident 243,180
$500,000 White Jr., Frank Washington DC Retired 228,354
$500,000 Benioff, Marc San Francisco CA Salesforce.Com 223,800
$500,000 Emerson, John Beverly Hills CA Capital Group Companies 170,894
$500,000 Connors, Jack and Elaine Boston MA Hill Holliday 101,500
$500,000 Myers, Charles New York NY Evercore Partners 89,201
$500,000 Raji, Azita Belvedere CA Investor 74,958
$500,000 Wintour, Anna New York NY Conde Nast Publications 64,400
$500,000 Barber, Rob Cambridge MA Loomey & Grossman 42,200
$500,000 Sherman, Robert Boston MA Greenberg Traurig LLP 37,850
$500,000 Spahn, Andy Los Angeles CA DreamWorks SKG 25,050
$500,000 Mamet, Noah Los Angeles CA Noah Mamet & Assoc 24,500
$500,000 Sepulveda, Eugene Austin TX Entrepreneurs Fdtn of Central Texas 23,350
$500,000 Bauer, Denise Tiburon CA Retired 17,400
$500,000 Smith, Michael Los Angeles CA Michael S Smith Inc 11,600
$500,000 Lopez, Andres San Juan PR Law Offices of Andres W Lopez 9,900
$500,000 Kennedy, Lena and John Pasadena CA Kennedy & Assoc 250
$200,000 $500,000 Sacks, Michael Winnetka IL Grosvenor Capital Management 1,111,781
$200,000 $500,000 Rogers, Jr. and Hobson, John and Mellody Chicago IL Ariel Investments 995,998
$200,000 $500,000 Gallogly, Mark New York NY Centerbridge Partners 903,568
$200,000 $500,000 Nathan, Scott Boston MA Baupost Group 868,599
$200,000 $500,000 Bluhm, Neil Chicago IL Walton Street Capital 781,363
$200,000 $500,000 Shaw, David and Beth New York NY DE Shaw & Co 506,900
$200,000 $500,000 Randlett, Wade and Lorna San Francisco CA Nextfuels Inc 455,783
$200,000 $500,000 Schuster, Elaine Chestnut Hill MA Philanthropist 387,048
$200,000 $500,000 Wolf, Robert Purchase NY UBS Americas 379,312
$200,000 $500,000 Hartley, Jane New York NY Observatory Group 333,150
$200,000 $500,000 Wesner, Alexa Austin TX Austin Ventures 330,358
$200,000 $500,000 Cioffi, Michael Cincinnati OH Blank Rome LLP 297,900
$200,000 $500,000 Wagar, Kirk Coconut Grove FL Wagar, Murray & Feit 245,434
$200,000 $500,000 Broas, Tim Chevy Chase MD Winston & Strawn 243,887
$200,000 $500,000 Wheeler, Tom Washington DC Core Capital Partners 200,190
$200,000 $500,000 Boone, Aimee Austin TX Texas Democratic Trust 174,100
$200,000 $500,000 Hickey, Doug San Francisco CA Hummer Winblad Venture Partners 142,858
$200,000 $500,000 Bailey, Jean Silver Spring MD Howard University 126,950
$200,000 $500,000 Jarin, Kenneth Philadelphia PA Ballard, Spahr et al 115,068
$200,000 $500,000 Susman, Sally New York NY Pfizer Inc 107,208
$200,000 $500,000 Halpern, Daniel Atlanta GA Atlanta Restaurant Partners 107,025
$200,000 $500,000 Perlman and Karas, Dana and Barry Los Angeles CA Perlman & Assoc/Actor 103,713
$200,000 $500,000 Parekh, Deven New York NY Insight Venture Partners 90,900
$200,000 $500,000 Guillemard, Andres San Juan PR Lone Star Insurance 75,852
$200,000 $500,000 Heckler, Alex Ft. Lauderdale FL Lsn Partners 75,500
$200,000 $500,000 Reeves, Beverly Austin TX Reeves & Brightwell 73,800
$200,000 $500,000 Solomon, Ken Los Angeles CA Tennis Channel 48,000
$200,000 $500,000 Alderman, Mark Bryn Mawr PA Cozen & O’Connor 41,466
$200,000 $500,000 Austin, Jean-Phillipe Miami FL Cancer Center of Florida 33,850
$200,000 $500,000 Spinner, Steve Menlo Park CA Silver Lake Sumera 26,900
$200,000 $500,000 Clark, Bob St. Louis MO Clayco Construction 25,250
$200,000 $500,000 Ness, Susan Bethesda MD Susan Ness Strategies 24,750
$200,000 $500,000 DeWitt, Meredith Still River MA Political Consultant 24,108
$200,000 $500,000 Hamamoto, Pam Tiburon CA Retired 10,831
$200,000 $500,000 Mathis, Brian New York NY Provident Group 7,900
$200,000 $500,000 Overton, Spencer Chevy Chase MD George Washington University Law School 7,499
$200,000 $500,000 Dornbush, Kirk Atlanta GA Diem Investments 6,500
$200,000 $500,000 Dwyer, Carolyn Montpelier VT Welch For Congress 3,685
$200,000 $500,000 Robinson, Alfreda Washington DC George Washington University 250
$200,000 $500,000 Pollara, Ben Coral Gables FL Consultant 250
$200,000 $500,000 Nichols, Mark Washington DC
$100,000 $200,000 Bagley, Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Washington DC US Dept of State 1,321,240
$100,000 $200,000 Goldman, Doug and Lisa San Francisco CA Certain Software Inc 1,255,968
$100,000 $200,000 Jordan, Wayne Oakland CA Jordan Real Estate Investments 1,162,253
$100,000 $200,000 Snyder, Jay New York NY HBJ Investments 1,145,337
$100,000 $200,000 Thompson, Sandi Woodside CA Attorney 792,406
$100,000 $200,000 Pritzker, Penny Chicago IL Pritzker Realty Group 755,650
$100,000 $200,000 Kovner, Sarah New York NY Financial Consultant 716,075
$100,000 $200,000 Lasry, Marc New York NY Avenue Capital 716,006
$100,000 $200,000 Avant, Clarence Beverly Hills CA Interior Music 664,692
$100,000 $200,000 Rising, Nelson La Canada CA Maguire Properties 643,359
$100,000 $200,000 Brosens, Frank Bedford NY Taconic Capital Advisors 639,575
$100,000 $200,000 Bittel, Stephen Miami Beach FL Terranova Corp 566,408
$100,000 $200,000 Stanley, Marc Dallas TX Stanley, Mandel & Iola 550,385
$100,000 $200,000 Mahoney, Alice & Bill New Canaan CT Investor 458,426
$100,000 $200,000 Roizman, Israel Lafayette Hill PA Roizman Development 446,000
$100,000 $200,000 Korge, Chris Miami FL Korge & Korge 394,700
$100,000 $200,000 Freeman, Bill Nashville TN Freeman Webb Co 361,353
$100,000 $200,000 Pollak, Abigail and FJ Coral Springs FL Tracfone Wireless 360,100
$100,000 $200,000 Ross, Laura New York NY Attorney 348,100
$100,000 $200,000 Ricketts, Laura Chicago IL Ecotravel LLC 310,107
$100,000 $200,000 Gorenberg and Wanderman, Mark and Wendy San Francisco CA Hummer Winblad Venture Partners 260,478
$100,000 $200,000 Myers, Steven Corona Del Mar CA Dolphin Capital Holdings 260,100
$100,000 $200,000 Dunham, Douglas New York NY Skadden, Arps et al 259,617
$100,000 $200,000 Soref, Jeff New York NY Soref Assoc 257,350
$100,000 $200,000 Liemandt, Andra Austin TX Trilogy Enterprises Inc 256,365
$100,000 $200,000 Hess, Anne New York NY Financial Consultant 246,649
$100,000 $200,000 Lynton, Jamie and Michael Los Angeles CA Sony Pictures Entertainment 246,031
$100,000 $200,000 Westly, Steve Menlo Park CA Westly Group 242,700
$100,000 $200,000 Steiner, Joshua New York NY Quadrangle Group 211,600
$100,000 $200,000 Stein, Bobby Jacksonville FL Chartwell Capital Management 199,822
$100,000 $200,000 Gorman, John Austin TX Tejas Securities Group 198,690
$100,000 $200,000 Heyman, Vicki Chicago IL Goldman Sachs 196,417
$100,000 $200,000 Mayer, Marissa San Francisco CA Google Inc 193,090
$100,000 $200,000 Friedman, David Longmont CO Sandy River Health Systems 180,700
$100,000 $200,000 Falk, Joseph Miami FL Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson 177,584
$100,000 $200,000 Berger, Mitchell Ft. Lauderdale FL Berger Singerman PA 176,701
$100,000 $200,000 Kireker, Charles and Marie Weybridge VT Fresh Tracks Capital 155,795
$100,000 $200,000 Pensky, Carol Washington DC Retired 146,859
$100,000 $200,000 Rubin, Jamie New York NY BC Partners 145,838
$100,000 $200,000 Rosenbaum, Greg Bethesda MD Palisades Assocs 145,615
$100,000 $200,000 Bernstein, Andi & Tom New York NY Chelsea Piers Management 145,580
$100,000 $200,000 Torrey, James Greenwich CT Torrey Funds 143,050
$100,000 $200,000 Bauer, Virginia Red Bank NJ Mack-Cali Realty 133,850
$100,000 $200,000 Levine, Mel Pacific Palisades CA Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 128,367
$100,000 $200,000 Levinson, Kathy Los Altos CA Consultant 125,550
$100,000 $200,000 Lawson, Michael and Mattie Los Angeles CA Skadden, Arps et al 120,954
$100,000 $200,000 Palnick, Lazar Pittsburgh PA Attorney 120,093
$100,000 $200,000 Draper, Becky San Francisco CA Investments 118,096
$100,000 $200,000 Fulp, Carol Boston MA John Hancock Financial Services 110,000
$100,000 $200,000 Brewster/Satawake, James “Wally” & Bob Chicago IL General Growth Properties/Keller Williams 100,140
$100,000 $200,000 Kang, Henry New York NY AJIA Holdings 97,800
$100,000 $200,000 Keller, Janet Laguna Beach CA Consultant 95,750
$100,000 $200,000 Lerner, Steve Chapel Hill NC Blue Hill Group 91,200
$100,000 $200,000 Acker/Goodman, Gerald/Barry Huntington Woods MI Goodman Acker PC 85,625
$100,000 $200,000 Murray, Bruce and Jim Charlottesville VA East Market Square 82,936
$100,000 $200,000 Stafford, Earl and Amanda McLean VA Wentworth Group 82,200
$100,000 $200,000 Ahn, Simon Atanta GA Ahn & Assoc 80,745
$100,000 $200,000 Phillips, John Washington DC Phillips & Cohen 76,100
$100,000 $200,000 Beshar, Peter Rye NY Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 76,000
$100,000 $200,000 Eccles, Leni Belvedere CA Retired 67,000
$100,000 $200,000 Bone, Charles Robert Nashville TN Bone McAllester Norton PLLC 60,670
$100,000 $200,000 Bean, Terrence Portland OR Investor 59,489
$100,000 $200,000 Coney, Les Chicago IL Mesirow Financial 53,718
$100,000 $200,000 Coleman, Belinda Upper Marlborough MD Coleman Group 51,150
$100,000 $200,000 Hoffman, Sharon Kansas City MO Retired 50,475
$100,000 $200,000 Kong, Michael Los Angeles CA Headway Project 47,600
$100,000 $200,000 Leat, Chad New York NY Citigroup Inc 46,950
$100,000 $200,000 Levine, Cliff Pittsburgh PA Thorp, Reed & Armstrong 45,709
$100,000 $200,000 Harris, Scott Washington DC Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis 37,900
$100,000 $200,000 Frillman, Louis & Carol Seattle WA GVA Marquette Advisors 32,650
$100,000 $200,000 Griffin, Chad Beverly Hills CA Political Consultant 23,100
$100,000 $200,000 Crumpler, John Durham NC Hattepas Venture Architects 22,300
$100,000 $200,000 McDermott, Shaw Dedham MA K&L Gates 20,400
$100,000 $200,000 Buell, Justin San Francisco CA Buell Private Political Management 18,600
$100,000 $200,000 Harris, Karen Cape Elizabeth ME Volunteer 15,791
$100,000 $200,000 Forrester, Chip Nashville TN Democratic Party of Tennessee 13,050
$100,000 $200,000 Hughes, Kate Princeton NJ Writer 12,300
$100,000 $200,000 Rueff, Rusty Hillsborough CA Self-Employed 10,600
$100,000 $200,000 Schapiro and Newberger, Andy and Tamar Chicago IL Catbird Networks 8,850
$100,000 $200,000 Weinstein, Andrew Coral Springs FL Weinstein Law Firm 8,300
$100,000 $200,000 Hamilton, Carol Beverly Hills CA Santa Monica College 8,050
$100,000 $200,000 Parham, Michael Seattle WA Realnetworks Inc 7,175
$100,000 $200,000 Korge, Andrew Coral Gables FL Entrepreneur 1,850
$100,000 $200,000 Hanson, Craig Menlo Park CA Next World Capital 1,250
$100,000 $200,000 Burd, David Washington DC Arnold & Porter 800
$100,000 $200,000 Oblander, Kristin Atlanta GA Oblander Group 750
$100,000 $200,000 Nix-Hines, Crystal Canoga Park CA Attorney 500
$100,000 $200,000 Muse, Mike New York NY
$100,000 $200,000 Monks, Bonnie Portland ME
$50,000 $100,000 Buttenwieser, Peter Philadelphia PA Peter L Buttenwieser & Assoc 1,567,432
$50,000 $100,000 Eychaner, Fred Chicago IL Newsweb Corp 1,099,650
$50,000 $100,000 Scheide, Judith and William Princeton NJ Retired 1,014,609
$50,000 $100,000 Meyer, Kelly Malibu CA Universal Studios 983,851
$50,000 $100,000 Berger, Daniel Philadelphia PA Berger & Montague 882,568
$50,000 $100,000 Curling, Donna Roswell GA New Kent Capital 688,915
$50,000 $100,000 Aberly, Naomi Dallas TX TIFF Advisory Services 674,343
$50,000 $100,000 Fish, John Roxbury MA Suffolk Construction 585,348
$50,000 $100,000 Zednik, Joseph and Deanna Bonita Springs FL Lakeshore Trading 566,620
$50,000 $100,000 Adler, Michael Miami Beach FL Adler Group 529,250
$50,000 $100,000 Crown, James Chicago IL Henry Crown & Co 528,244
$50,000 $100,000 Scully, John Mill Valley CA Spo Partners & Co 492,956
$50,000 $100,000 Meredith, Lynn Austin TX Meredith Family Investments 480,574
$50,000 $100,000 Zarin and Rosenfeld, Judith and Gerald New York NY Rothschild North America 412,471
$50,000 $100,000 Warschaw, Hope Santa Monica CA Warland Investments 308,950
$50,000 $100,000 McGarr, Cappy Dallas TX McGarr Capital 303,100
$50,000 $100,000 Emanuel, Ari Beverly Hills CA William Morris Endeavor Entertainment 300,440
$50,000 $100,000 Mindich, Eric New York NY Elon Park Capital Management 295,900
$50,000 $100,000 Hinkle, Don Tallahassee FL Hinkle & Foran 285,460
$50,000 $100,000 McCall, Mark and Marianna Manchester CT Lime Rock Management 279,561
$50,000 $100,000 Morgan, John Lake Mary FL Morgan & Morgan 258,600
$50,000 $100,000 LeVine, Suzi Seattle WA Microsoft Corp 257,485
$50,000 $100,000 Lynton, Michael Los Angeles CA Sony Pictures Entertainment 246,031
$50,000 $100,000 Friedman, Cynthia Palm Beach FL Private Investor 236,337
$50,000 $100,000 Hirshberg, Gary Concord NH Stonyfield Farm 227,600
$50,000 $100,000 Bell, Colleen Los Angeles CA Writer 224,350
$50,000 $100,000 Hamamoto, David and Martha New York NY Northstar Realty Finance 212,700
$50,000 $100,000 Cohen, Steve Chicago IL Cohen Law Group 195,644
$50,000 $100,000 Coles, Michael Atlanta GA Caribou Coffee 166,800
$50,000 $100,000 Phillips, Dean Minneapolis MN Phillips Distilling 152,250
$50,000 $100,000 Clark, Frank Chicago IL Exelon Corp 145,456
$50,000 $100,000 Gray, Richard Short Hills NJ Milbank, Tweed et al 142,000
$50,000 $100,000 Canfield, Ken Atlanta GA Doffermyre, Shields et al 141,040
$50,000 $100,000 Shaw Clark, Diana London Un Writer 138,721
$50,000 $100,000 Andrew, Joe Potomac MD SNR Denton 130,325
$50,000 $100,000 Aboussie, Joyce St. Louis MO Aboussie & Assoc 119,706
$50,000 $100,000 Bush, Dwight Washington DC Urban Trust Bank 117,700
$50,000 $100,000 Mahoney, William and Molly Chicago IL Segal, McCambridge et al 103,850
$50,000 $100,000 Assongba, Abake Brooklyn NY Abake’s Foundation 101,800
$50,000 $100,000 Goldman, Steve New York NY Kramer, Levin et al 76,650
$50,000 $100,000 Slingerland, Dixon Los Angeles CA Youth Policy Institute 71,850
$50,000 $100,000 Alters, Jeremy Miami FL Alters, Boldt et al 68,506
$50,000 $100,000 Razdan Duggal, Shefali San Francisco CA Self-Employed 67,662
$50,000 $100,000 Maddox, Kerman Los Angeles CA Dakota Communications 67,600
$50,000 $100,000 McGowan, Gerry Arlington VA Attorney 65,455
$50,000 $100,000 Kramer, Terry Piedmont CA Investor 63,200
$50,000 $100,000 Allen, Scott Bethesda MD Private Investor 59,367
$50,000 $100,000 Horning, Paul Atlanta GA Morgan Stanley 53,748
$50,000 $100,000 Davis, Stephen San Francisco CA Vista Equity Partners 51,800
$50,000 $100,000 Donovan, Robert Jackson Heights NY Societe Generale 51,788
$50,000 $100,000 Hostovich, Teena La Canada CA Lockton Co 50,300
$50,000 $100,000 Zimmerman, Robert New York NY Zimmerman Edelson Inc 46,807
$50,000 $100,000 Miner, Judd Chicago IL Miner, Barnhill & Galland 40,530
$50,000 $100,000 Hill, David Silver Spring MD Verizon Communications 39,850
$50,000 $100,000 Johnson, Orlan Bowie MD Saul Ewing LLP 39,700
$50,000 $100,000 Cronin, Cheryl Boston MA Cronin & Leonard 38,600
$50,000 $100,000 Parker, Yolanda “Cookie” Los Angeles CA Knowledge Management Systems 37,810
$50,000 $100,000 Fishman, Andrew Weston CT Schonfeld Group 37,350
$50,000 $100,000 Kenney, David Denver CO Kenney Group 36,150
$50,000 $100,000 Weiss, Daniel Los Angeles CA Angeleno Group 34,380
$50,000 $100,000 Oram, John Beverly Hills MI Procare Comprehensive Health Plan 31,200
$50,000 $100,000 Jennings, Kevin New York NY US Dept of Education 24,849
$50,000 $100,000 Tsao-Wu, Grace Chicago IL Tabula Tua 24,443
$50,000 $100,000 McLain, Thomas Los Angeles CA Arnold & Porter 20,150
$50,000 $100,000 Edington, Patricia Mobile AL Antiques Appraiser 16,800
$50,000 $100,000 Solow, David Chicago IL Goldman Sachs 15,100
$50,000 $100,000 Walls, Tina Denver CO Retired 13,300
$50,000 $100,000 Apteker, Jim Brookline MA Longwood Events 10,750
$50,000 $100,000 Pajcic, Stephen Jacksonville FL Pajcic & Pajcic 9,600
$50,000 $100,000 Shaw, Noah Boston MA Mintz, Levin et al 8,438
$50,000 $100,000 Schmitz, Paul Milwaukee WI Public Allies 7,916
$50,000 $100,000 Lang Sollinger, Mary Madison WI Democratic Party of Wisconsin 7,800
$50,000 $100,000 Whitlock, Linda Newton MA Management Consultant 7,350
$50,000 $100,000 Scott, Shonda Oakland CA Total Concept 4,950
$50,000 $100,000 Patterson-Strachan, Shaunda Washington DC Jorden Burt LLP 4,069
$50,000 $100,000 Gail, David Dallas TX Weil, Gotshal & Manges 2,350
$50,000 $100,000 Newmark, Steven New York NY Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 1,750
$50,000 $100,000 Prats, Roberto San Juan PR Melendez-Perez, Ledesma & Prat 785
$50,000 $100,000 Day, Robert Justin Tallahassee FL Florida Democratic Party 750
$50,000 $100,000 Brown, Anthony Mitchellville MD Gibbs & Haller 750
$50,000 $100,000 Tankha, Kavita Los Altos Hills CA Attorney 700
$50,000 $100,000 Tanner, Justin Roswell GA
$50,000 $100,000 Ellis, Matt Austin TX
$50,000 $100,000 Guarasci, Patrick Milwaukee WI Political Consultant
$50,000 $100,000 Hamilton, Ann Pasadena CA
$50,000 $100,000 Mogull, Mike Miami Beach FL
$50,000 $100,000 McCurdy, Greg New York NY
Barack Obama’s campaign does not release employer or occupation of bundlers. The employers displayed for Obama’s bundlers are based on CRP research.

The totals listed in this table are based on CRP research and may not match the contributions visible using our Donor Lookup tool, which searches FEC data based on name and state. Bundlers’ names and ranges based on information available on Obama’s web site on July 16, 2011. Individual contribution data based on data available from the Federal Election Commission on 7/5/11.

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