WASHINGTON–President Obama’s reversal on Super Pac fund-raising–he now will encourage donations to Priorities USA, a Super Pac run by two former Obama White House staffers–made in a late night Monday phone call to his National Finance Committee–was slammed Tuesday morning by the Republican National Committee.
“Yet again, Barack Obama has proven he will literally do anything to win an election, including changing positions on the type of campaign spending he called nothing short of a ‘threat to our democracy,'” said Joe Pounder, the Republican National Committee’s research director. “In less than 24 hours, Obama has gone from decrying super PACs in the morning to opening up the door to their money during a conference call with his big money donors in the middle of the night.”
My Monday night post on the Obama fund-raising switch is HERE.
WASHINGTON–Presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) riding on a wave of unprecedented and seemingly unlimited fund-raising capacity, announced Thursday he will reject public financing for his general election bid against Sen. John McCain (R-Az.). At one time Obama said he wanted to try to negotiate a deal with whoever would be his GOP rival to stop the fund-raising race and agree to both running their bids with public funds.