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Blue Room Donors

Late Friday, the White House released the names of the 30 guests who attended the DNC-organized meeting with President Obama in the Blue Room on March 7th. RNC Research took a look at the names and found some interesting facts:

  • Of the 30 guests, 11 have already given the DNC $334,200 for 2012 (most of those contributions came in the weeks and months after the Blue Room Meeting). Their spouses have given another $61,200.
  • Of the 30 guests, at least 7 have hosted at least one Obama 2012 fundraiser.
  • Of the 30 guests, 9 are considered potential Wall Street bundlers for Obama’s 2012 fundraising drive.
  • All 30 guests donated to Obama’s 2008 campaign.
  • Of the 30 guests, 16 were bundlers for Obama in 2008 raising at least $2.9 million and upwards of $5.4 million.

Background:

Obama’s DNC Organized Blue Room Meeting Was Attended By 30 Guests. (Josh Gerstein, “All At DNC Blue Room Meeting With Obama Were Donors,” Politico’s Under The Radar,” 6/26/11)

Eleven Blue Room Donors Have Already Given The DNC $334,200 For 2012. (Josh Gerstein, “All At DNC Blue Room Meeting With Obama Were Donors,” Politico’s Under The Radar,” 6/26/11; Federal Election Commission, fec.gov, Accessed 6/27/11)

  • Their Spouses Have Given Another $61,200. (Josh Gerstein, “All At DNC Blue Room Meeting With Obama Were Donors,” Politico’s Under The Radar,” 6/26/11; Federal Election Commission, fec.gov, Accessed 6/27/11)

At Least Seven Have Hosted At Least One Obama 2012 Fundraiser.  (Josh Gerstein, “All At DNC Blue Room Meeting With Obama Were Donors,” Politico’s Under The Radar,” 6/26/11; Gatecrasher, “President Obama Will Make Appearances At Two NYC Fundraisers Following Controversial Israel Speech,” NY Daily News,5/29/11; Maggie Haberman, “Obama Fundraiser At Corzine Home,” Politico4/5/11)

Nine Of The Attendees Are Considered Potential Wall-Street Bundlers For Obama’s 2012 Fundraising Drive. (Josh Gerstein, “All At DNC Blue Room Meeting With Obama Were Donors,” Politico’s Under The Radar,” 6/26/11; Katya Watchel, “Meet Obama’s New Best Friends,” Business Insider, 6/15/11)

All 30 Attendees Had Donated To Obama’s 2008 Campaign. “All 30 guests were donors to Obama’s 2008 campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records. Most have some tie to Wall Street or high finance.” (Josh Gerstein, “All At DNC Blue Room Meeting With Obama Were Donors,” Politico’s Under The Radar,” 6/26/11)

Sixteen Of The Attendees Were Bundlers For Obama In 2008, Together Raising At Least $2.9 Million, And Upwards Of $5.4 Million. (Josh Gerstein, “All At DNC Blue Room Meeting With Obama Were Donors,” Politico’s Under The Radar,” 6/26/11; Center for Responsive Politics, opensecrets.org, Accessed 6/27/11)