Sweet: Obama campaign releases its list of Rezko-linked donors.

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SHARE Sweet: Obama campaign releases its list of Rezko-linked donors.

The Obama campaign, clearing its decks in advance of turning up the ethics and transparency heat on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) released a list of federal donors who were solicited to give by Tony Rezko, on trial in a Chicago courtroom on federal corruption charges. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday was asked if he kept a bundler list for his 2004 Senate campaign. Bundlers are people who use their personal networks to raise money for a candidate. Most major campaigns do keep track of bundlers, in order to stroke and cultivate their most active fund-raisers.

Q: And for the Obama ’04 campaign, did you keep a bundler list?

A: No

Q: Is that unusual?

A: Keep in mind that Tony raised money for me primarily in the primary. That was really when he was most active. And we started with eight people. It was a real stretch just to raise the first $250,000.

Tony Rezko wasn’t involved primarily in bundling. We’ve kept track of who our bundlers are, and we disclose them. That’s been a routine practice since I’ve been in the U.S. Senate.

This from Obama presidential campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt..

Below is a list of contributions to Barack Obama’s federal campaigns that we determined could by reasonably credited to Mr. Rezko’s political support.

This list is provided to respond to requests for a detailed accounting and it is not in any way meant to suggest questions or concerns about the specific individuals identified. Their contributions are included because they could be credited to Mr. Rezko’s efforts on behalf of the campaign. The campaign has concluded in these circumstances that it should not retain these funds, and it has donated them to charity.

The focus of our concern was the June 30, 2003, fundraiser that Tony Rezko held for Obama’s Senate campaign because that occurred during the period of time in which he is now accused of wrongdoing. So we made the decision to give away the money that we could determine had been raised for that event or by him for the Senate race. And this is the bulk of the money that Mr. Rezko raised for Obama overall.

CONTRIBUTIONS DONATED TO CHARITY

Rezko

Antoin

9/1/1999

$1,000

Abboud

Anthony

3/27/2000

$850

Abboud

Anthony

6/30/2003

$500

Abboud

Anthony

3/5/2004

$250

Abboud

Anthony

6/25/2004

$1,000

Abdalla

Mustafa

6/30/2003

$1,000

Abruzzo

Steven

6/30/2003

$1,000

Almanaseer

Imad

3/12/2004

$1,000

Almanaseer

Imad

5/24/2004

$2,000

Aramanda

Joseph

3/17/2000

$1,000

Aramanda

Joseph

6/30/2003

$500

Aramanda

Joseph

3/5/2004

$10,000

Arons

Jennifer Shaxted

3/17/2000

$1,000

Ata

Ali

6/30/2003

$5,000

Barta

James

6/30/2003

$2,000

Butler

Velma

6/30/2003

$1,000

Cacciatore

Joseph

6/30/2003

$1,000

Cari

Joseph

5/16/2003

$335

Cari

Joseph

12/5/2003

$1,000

Carriglio

Jack

6/30/2003

$1,000

Chaib

Al

6/30/2003

$5,000

Cherry

Myron

7/27/2004

$500

Chipparoni

Guy

6/30/2003

$2,000

Di Benedetto

Vincent

6/30/2003

$10,000

Farahati

Mandan

6/30/2003

$2,000

Fishman

Judi

12/31/2002

$1,000

Fishman

Judi

12/31/2002

$500

Glennon

John

1/8/2004

$1,000

Gustman

Lisa

6/30/2003

$1,000

Hatchett-Polk

Bernice

12/31/2002

$1,000

Hatchett-Polk

Bernice

3/31/2003

$500

King Dibble

Kelly

6/30/2003

$250

Lannen

Kathy

6/30/2003

$2,500

Lavin

John

4/4/2005

$300

Licata

Anthony

10/8/2004

$1,000

Mahru

Daniel

3/17/2000

$1,000

Mahru

Daniel

3/5/2004

$5,000

Malek

Michel

6/30/2003

$10,000

Malek

Michel

9/15/2003

$500

Maloof

Elie G.

3/17/2000

$1,000

Maloof

Elie

12/30/2003

$10,000

Massuda

Fortunee

1/26/2004

$2,000

Mesi

Philip

6/30/2003

$2,000

Mesi

Philip

12/31/2003

$10,000

Mesi

Philip

6/10/2005

$1,000

Morgan

Craig

3/5/2004

$10,000

Nammari

Suheil

6/30/2003

$2,000

Othman

Talat

6/30/2003

$1,000

Pollock

Martello

6/30/2003

$1,000

Ray

Paul

12/31/2002

$1,000

Ray

Paul

6/30/2003

$3,000

Ray

Paul

10/6/2003

$2,000

Rezko

Rita

9/1/1999

$1,000

Rezko

Aboud

12/31/2002

$1,000

Rezko

Aboud

12/31/2002

$500

Rezko

Rita

12/31/2002

$500

Rezko

Rita

12/31/2002

$1,000

Rezko

Antoin

12/31/2002

$1,000

Rezko

Antoin

3/31/2003

$500

Rezko

Antoin

10/3/2003

$10,000

Rosenberg

Thomas

6/23/2004

$2,000

Rosenberg

Thomas

6/28/2007

$2,300

Rosenberg

Thomas

9/18/2007

$2,300

Sirazi

Semir

6/30/2003

$1,000

Sirazi

Semir

6/30/2003

$1,000

Smith

Jacqueline

6/30/2003

$1,000

Sreenan

Michael

6/30/2003

$2,000

Wade

Deloris P.

3/17/2000

$1,000

Wade

Deloris

12/31/2002

$1,000

Wade

Deloris

12/31/2002

$500

Wade

Deloris

6/30/2003

$1,000

Winter

Michael

6/30/2003

$3,000

Wislow

Susan

6/30/2003

$2,000

$159,085

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