Thursday, July 26, 2007

Republican Helms Unauthorized Obama Fundraiser

SF Chronicle:

Cash's "Californians for Obama" boasted an official-looking Web site ( that was graced by a smiling photo of the candidate. The site pitched a star-studded Obama "Women of Power" cruise for 2,000 to Mexico that attracted donors like a 65-year-old woman from Compton (Los Angeles County), who said she has paid the $2,423 cruise fee believing the funds would help support her candidate.

But a Chronicle examination of the latest Federal Election Commission records on file for the organization for the reporting period ending June 30 shows that while Cash has raised nearly $10,000 this year, not one dollar has gone to the Obama campaign -- or any other political candidate.

1 comment:

  1. I heard a bit of this yesterday, but missed the bit about the women of power cruise.

    I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often.