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Obama's 240+mega fund-raiser list: 31 raised more than $500,000

WASHINGTON–The Obama re-election team released the names of their super mega fund-raisers on Friday–more than 244 people–including 31 who raised at least $500,000 to bankroll the Obama 2012 campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The fund-raisers are known in the political business as “bundlers,” people who use their own extensive networks to raise money on behalf of a candidate. The Obama for America campaign calls their bundlers “volunteer fund-raisers.”

The Obama campaign released the names of 244 bundlers, who have raised at least $50,000. (In a few cases couples or business partners are counted as one bundling unit.)

The Obama team on Wednesday reported their first 2012 fund-raising results, collecting more than $86 million in second quarter fund-raising over $47 million directly for the Obama for America 2012 campaign and more than $38 million for the Democratic National Committee. Chicagoan and close Obama friend Martin Nesbitt is the Obama for America treasurer, reprising the role he played in the 2008 campaign.

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt in a statement sent via Twitter challenged Republican 2012 hopefuls to disclose their best fund-raisers. “President Bush disclosed his bundlers. Will the current GOP field follow suit? What do they have to hide?” President Bush disclosed his bundlers.

Obama has rewarded his best fund-raisers from his 2008 campaign, from handing out ambassadorships—for example, Chicagoans Louis Sussman to Great Britain, David Jacobson to Canada–to other White House appointments.

According to the Center for Public Integrity, one-third of the Obama 2008 campaign’s 556 bundlers were appointed by Obama to jobs or advisory posts. Of the mega fundraisers–those raising more than $500,000 in 2008, fully 80 percent landed “key administration” posts–many on advisory panels. According to CPI, 24 bundlers are serving as ambassadors.

While the Federal Election Commission requires the disclosure of the name of donors of more than $250, there is no requirement to release the names of the bundlers. Bundlers are especially important in federal campaigns because individuals face federal donation caps of $2,500 per primary and general election and $30,800 to a national party each calendar year.

Below, the names……

OBAMA FOR AMERICA Q2 VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISERS

Amount Raised: $50,000-$100,000

First NameLast NameCityState

NaomiAberlyDallasTX

JoyceAboussieSt. LouisMO

MichaelAdlerMiami BeachFL

ScottAllenBethesdaMD

JeremyAltersHallandale BeachFL

JoeAndrewPotomacMD

JimAptekerBrooklineMA

AbakeAssongbaBrooklynNY

ColleenBellLos AngelesCA

DanielBergerPhiladelphiaPA

AnthonyBrownMitchellvilleMD

DwightBushWashingtonDC

PeterButtenwieserPhiladelphiaPA

KenCanfieldAtlantaGA

FrankClarkChicagoIL

SteveCohenChicagoIL

MichaelColesAtlantaGA

CherylCroninBostonMA

JamesCrownChicagoIL

DonnaCurlingRoswellGA

StephenDavisSan FranciscoCA

Robert JustinDayTallahasseeFL

RobertDonovanJackson HeightsNY

PatriciaEdingtonMobileAL

MattEllisAustinTX

AriEmanuelBeverly HillsCA

FredEychanerChicagoIL

JohnFishRoxburyMA

AndrewFishmanWestonCT

CynthiaFriedmanPalm BeachFL

DavidGailDallasTX

SteveGoldmanNew YorkNY

RichardGrayShort HillsNJ

PatrickGuarasciMilwaukeeWI

David and MartyHamamotoNew YorkNY

AnnHamiltonPasadenaCA

DavidHillSilver SpringMD

DonHinkleTallahasseeFL

GaryHirshbergConcordNH

PaulHorningAtlantaGA

TeenaHostovichLa CanadaCA

KevinJenningsNew YorkNY

OrlanJohnsonBowieMD

DavidKenneyDenverCO

TerryKramerPiedmontCA

MaryLang SollingerMadisonWI

SuziLeVineSeattleWA

MichaelLyntonLos AngelesCA

KermanMaddoxLos AngelesCA

William and MollyMahoneyChicagoIL

Mark and MariannaMcCallManchesterCT

GregMcCurdyNew YorkNY

CappyMcGarrDallasTX

GerryMcGowanArlingtonVA

ThomasMcLainLos AngelesCA

LynnMeredithAustinTX

KellyMeyerMalibuCA

EricMindichNew YorkNY

JuddMinerChicagoIL

MikeMogullMiami BeachFL

JohnMorganLake MaryFL

StevenNewmarkNew YorkNY

JohnOramBeverly HillsMI

StephenPajcicJacksonvilleFL

Yolanda “Cookie”ParkerLos AngelesCA

ShaundaPatterson-StrachanWashingtonDC

DeanPhillipsMinneapolisMN

RobertoPratsSan JuanPR

ShefaliRazdan DuggalSan FranciscoCA

Judith and WilliamScheidePrincetonNJ

PaulSchmitzMilwaukeeWI

ShondaScottOaklandCA

JohnScullyMill ValleyCA

NoahShawBostonMA

DianaShaw ClarkLondonUnited Kingdom

DixonSlingerlandLos AngelesCA

DavidSolowChicagoIL

KavitaTankhaLos Altos HillsCA

JustinTannerRoswellGA

GraceTsao-WuChicagoIL

TinaWallsDenverCO

HopeWarschawSanta MonicaCA

DanielWeissLos AngelesCA

LindaWhitlockNewtonMA

Judith and GeraldZarin and RosenfeldNew YorkNY

Joseph and DeannaZednikBonita SpringsFL

RobertZimmermanNew YorkNY

Amount Raised: $100,000-$200,000

First NameLast NameCityState

Gerald and BarryAcker and GoodmanHuntington WoodsMI

SimonAhnAtantaGA

ClarenceAvantBeverly HillsCA

Ambassador Elizabeth FrawleyBagleyWashingtonDC

VirginiaBauerRed BankNJ

TerryBeanPortlandOR

MitchellBergerParklandFL

Andi and TomBernsteinNew YorkNY

PeterBesharRyeNY

StephenBittelMiami BeachFL

Charles RobertBoneNashvilleTN

James “Wally” and BobBrewster and SatawakeChicagoIL

FrankBrosensBedfordNY

JustinBuellSan FranciscoCA

DavidBurdWashingtonDC

BelindaColemanUpper MarlboroughMD

LesConeyChicagoIL

JohnCrumplerDurhamNC

BeckyDraperSan FranciscoCA

DouglasDunhamNew YorkNY

LeniEcclesBelvedereCA

JosephFalkMiamiFL

ChipForresterNashvilleTN

BillFreemanNashvilleTN

DavidFriedmanLongmontCO

Louis & CarolFrillmanSeattleWA

CarolFulpBostonMA

Doug and LisaGoldmanSan FranciscoCA

Mark and WendyGorenberg and WandermanSan FranciscoCA

JohnGormanAustinTX

ChadGriffinBeverly HillsCA

CarolHamiltonBeverly HillsCA

CraigHansonMenlo ParkCA

ScottHarrisWashingtonDC

KarenHarrisCape ElizabethME

AnneHessNew YorkNY

VickiHeymanChicagoIL

SharonHoffmanKansas CityMO

KateHughesPrincetonNJ

WayneJordanOaklandCA

HenryKangNew YorkNY

JanetKellerLaguna BeachCA

Charles and MarieKirekerWeybridgeVT

MichaelKongLos AngelesCA

AndrewKorgeCoral GablesFL

ChrisKorgeMiamiFL

SarahKovnerNew YorkNY

MarcLasryNew YorkNY

Michael and MattieLawsonLos AngelesCA

ChadLeatNew YorkNY

SteveLernerChapel HillNC

CliffLevinePittsburghPA

MelLevinePacific PalisadesCA

KathyLevinsonLos AltosCA

AndraLiemandtAustinTX

Jamie and MichaelLyntonLos AngelesCA

Alice & BillMahoneyNew CanaanCT

MarissaMayerSan FranciscoCA

ShawMcDermottDedhamMA

BonnieMonksPortlandME

Bruce and JimMurrayCharlottesvilleVA

MikeMuseNew YorkNY

StevenMyersCorona Del MarCA

CrystalNix-HinesCanoga ParkCA

KristinOblanderAtlantaGA

LazarPalnickPittsburghPA

MicahelParhamSeattleWA

CarolPenskyWashingtonDC

JohnPhillipsWashingtonDC

Abigail and FJPollakCoral SpringsFL

PennyPritzkerChicagoIL

LauraRickettsChicagoIL

NelsonRisingLa CanadaCA

IsraelRoizmanLafayette HillPA

GregRosenbaumBethesdaMD

LauraRossNew YorkNY

JamieRubinNew YorkNY

RustyRueffHillsboroughCA

Andy and TamarSchapiro and NewbergerChicagoIL

JaySnyderNew YorkNY

JeffSorefNew YorkNY

Earl and AmandaStaffordMcLeanVA

MarcStanleyDallasTX

BobbySteinJacksonvilleFL

JoshuaSteinerNew YorkNY

SandiThompsonWoodsideCA

JamesTorreyGreenwichCT

AndrewWeinsteinCoral SpringsFL

SteveWestlyMenlo ParkCA

Amount Raised: $200,000-$500,000

First NameLast NameCityState

MarkAldermanBryn MawrPA

JPAustinMiamiFL

JeanBaileySilver SpringMD

NeilBluhmChicagoIL

AimeeBooneAustinTX

TimBroasChevy ChaseMD

MichaelCioffiCincinnatiOH

BobClarkSt. LouisMO

MeredithDeWittStill RiverMA

KirkDornbushAtlantaGA

CarolynDwyerMontpelierVT

MarkGalloglyNew YorkNY

AndresGuillemardSan JuanPR

DanielHalpernAtlantaGA

PamHamamotoTiburonCA

JaneHartleyNew YorkNY

AlexHecklerFt. LauderdaleFL

DougHickeySan FranciscoCA

KennethJarinPhiladelphiaPA

BrianMathisNew YorkNY

ScottNathanBostonMA

SusanNessBethesdaMD

MarkNicholsWashingtonDC

SpencerOvertonChevy ChaseMD

DevenParekhNew YorkNY

Dana and BarryPerlman and KarasLos AngelesCA

BenPollaraCoral GablesFL

Wade and LornaRandlettSan FranciscoCA

BeverlyReevesAustinTX

AlfredaRobinsonWashingtonDC

John and MellodyRogers, Jr. and HobsonChicagoIL

MichaelSacksWinnetkaIL

ElaineSchusterChestnut HillMA

David and BethShawNew YorkNY

KenSolomonLos AngelesCA

SteveSpinnerMenlo ParkCA

SallySusmanNew YorkNY

KirkWagarCoconut GroveFL

AlexaWesnerAustinTX

TomWheelerWashingtonDC

RobertWolfPurchaseNY

Amount Raised: $500,000+

First NameLast NameCityState

RobBarberCambridgeMA

DeniseBauerBelvedere TiburonCA

MarcBenioffSan FranciscoCA

David and RhondaCohenPhiladelphiaPA

Jack and ElaineConnorsBostonMA

JonCorzineHobokenNJ

BlairEffronNew YorkNY

JohnEmersonBeverly HillsCA

Mark and NancyGilbertBoca RatonFL

StevenGreenMiami BeachFL

JeffreyKatzenbergUniversal CityCA

MichaelKempnerCresskillNJ

Lena and JohnKennedyPasadenaCA

OrinKramerEnglewoodNJ

AndresLopezSan JuanPR

NoahMametLos AngelesCA

CharlesMyersNew YorkNY

AzitaRajiBelvedereCA

KirkRudyAustinTX

EugeneSepulvedaAustinTX

RobertShermanBostonMA

MichaelSmithLos AngelesCA

AndySpahnLos AngelesCA

JaneStetsonNorwichVT

AndrewTobiasMiamiFL

FrankWhite Jr.WashingtonDC

AnnaWintourNew YorkNY