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The Secret of Obama’s Campaign Success, Soft Money

In Part One I showed you how to find Senator Obama’s contributions on the FEC website. Following the drill downs, you saw not only the tabulations of his total contributions, but also the number of individual contributions. You saw how the number of contributions below an aggregate sum of $200 is contained in the remainder of “Net Contributions”, after “Party Transfers” and “Individual Contributions”, (Aggregate donations from donors, meeting the $200 threshold.), are deducted.

Depending on how many people you assign to this remainder, the TOTAL number of contributors is still probably less than 300,000. This does not correspond with the July Campaign claims of 1.5 million contributors. If you missed it, or are still unsure, check back HERE. Otherwise, keep reading.

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