More Obama hypocrisy? Democrats won’t disclose donors to Charlotte convention until after the event

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/22 17:56:09
In a recent e-mail to supporters, President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, asked for signatures on a petition calling for conservative interest groups to reveal the names of contributors.

“They have a vested interest in being able to spend millions anonymously to influence our elections,” Messina wrote.

The Obama campaign and its supporters also have called on Republican challenger Mitt Romney to release more tax returns, suggesting that he may be hiding information about his personal finances.

Four years ago, both parties voluntarily listed convention donors online and made regular updates to the information.

Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Responsible Politics, said the decision not to disclose donors until October “just seems to run counter to the message that this is the people’s convention. You’d think transparency would be something celebrated, not reduced.”

Democrats have had trouble raising money for the gathering largely because of a decision to ban corporate money. Corporations traditionally have provided much of the financing for both party conventions. But in a sign of their tight budget, Democratic organizers shortened the official convention schedule from four days to three.

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  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/22 22:06:56
    After the event???? Bet that never happens and if it is it will be a partial list.
    He can't reveal the Marxists who have money.
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/08/22 19:28:33
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    No one tells anyone in government what to do!! Everyone is autonomous! Laws are for us, you and me, not them. And that goes for both parties. They're equally as bad.
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/08/22 19:24:51
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    He is still desperately looking for ammunition in his class warfare........which
    is all he has. One would think the Democrats would wise up soon along with
    the 0-Bots finally seeing the core of this man.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/08/22 18:50:34
    Behold the double standard.
  • maggiemay 2012/08/22 18:04:28

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