(Washington Times) — D.C. lawyer Timothy Broas, who has funneled more money to the political campaigns of President Obama than nearly anyone else, last week was recommended by Mr. Obama as the next U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.
As a campaign “bundler,” Mr. Broas collected more than a half-million dollars for Mr. Obama’s 2012 campaign, raising money from family members, colleagues and other wealthy associates; four years ago, he assisted Mr. Obama’s successful bid for the presidency by raising between $200,000 and $500,000.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Mr. Broas becomes the latest of dozens of Obama “bundlers” who are already serving as ambassadors.
The fundraiser’s selection was first reported by the Center for Public Integrity.
This election cycle, 117 people have raised $500,000 or more each for the president’s reelection efforts — totaling at least $59 million. That’s at least 40 percent of the $145 million Mr. Obama has raised.
One hundred and forty-one people have donated between $200,000 and that amount, or $30 million to $70 million. One hundred and twenty people have donated $100,000 to $200,000, a Washington Times analysis showed.