Takes some serious chutzpah to spend day in and day out railing against evil rich people then turn around and ask them for the largest contribution request in history.
The Obama campaign may constantly paint presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as the corporate fat cat candidate, but a new fundraising invitation from the president may even break the biggest wallets on Wall Street.
For $75,800, donors can attend the Obama-backed 18th Annual National Women’s Issues Conference in Washington. The price tag earns a donor the title of “chairman,” special seating, a photo op and special recognition at the conference.
The Sunlight Foundation, which tracks campaign fundraisers, reports it is the highest contribution request it has ever seen.
It would actually be a violation of FEC rules to hand over all that dough over to the Obama campaign, so here’s how the president’s fundraising staff is breaking it down: Obama for America, the fund going directly to the president, will get $5,000 of the donation. Then, the Democratic National Committee will get significant $30,800 chunk. Finally, the campaign will donate varying amounts to Democratic parties in swing states like Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina.