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OnePimpTiger
02-05-2011, 07:00 PM
DNC bans corporate cash from convention (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/04/dnc-bans-corporate-cash-from-convention/)


The Democratic National Committee will not accept corporate contributions or donations from lobbyists to help fund the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a committee spokesman said on late Friday afternoon.

An excerpt of the contract with the Charlotte, North Carolina host committee provided to CNN reveals that the DNC required a ban corporate cash as well as contributions from political action committees and lobbyists.

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DNC Communication Director Brad Woodhouse said, “From the very beginning, President Obama has placed a high priority on increasing the influence of grassroots and individual donors, and this convention will go further in that direction than any convention ever.”

Anyone want to make some wagers on how long this will stand? I say about as long as Obama's promise to keep lobbyists out of his administration.

duane1969
02-05-2011, 07:27 PM
The Democratic National Committee will not accept corporate contributions or donations from lobbyists to help fund the 2012 Democratic National Convention

However, they will be more than happy to accept donations from those groups for campaign funding.

This is a thinly veiled attempt to look like they are abiding by one of Obama's campaign promises. Considering the DNC convention only cost a few million to fund this isn't that big of a deal. Now if they refused to accept the hundreds of millions that these groups will donate to campaign funding, then I would be impressed.