Not on CBC: Their Barack Obama accepted $105,849 “contribution” from Fannie Mae

Golly I couldn’t find this information anywhere at the state-owned CBC —not even in all their hysterical coverage of what they’re tendentiously dubbing “Bush’s Bailout”, in their usual misinformation campaign and campaign against the, why it’s the Bush neo-con industrial complex if I understand correctly.

Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008

Name – Office – Party/State – Total
[“D” stands for Democrat]

1. Dodd, Christopher – S – D-CT – $133,900

2. Kerry, John – S – D-MA – $111,000

3. Obama, Barack – S – D-IL – $105,849

4. Clinton, Hillary – S – D-NY – $75,550

5. Kanjorski, Paul H – D-PA – $65,500

6. Bennett, Robert – S – R-UT – $61,499

7. Johnson, Tim – S – D-SD – $61,000

8. Conrad, Kent – S – D-ND – $58,991

9. Davis, Tom – H – R-VA – $55,499

10. Bond, Christopher – S – R-MO – $55,400

11. Bachus, Spencer – H – R-AL – $55,300

12. Shelby, Richard – S – R-AL – $55,000

13. Emanuel, Rahm – H – D-IL – $51,750

14. Reed, Jack – S – D-RI – $50,750

15. Carper, Tom – S – D-DE – $44,389

16. Frank, Barney – H – D-MA – $40,100

17. Maloney, Carolyn – H – D-NY – $38,750

18. Bean, Melissa – H – D-IL – $37,249

19. Blunt, Roy – H – R-MO – $36,500

20. Pryce, Deborah – H – R-OH – $34,750

21. Miller, Gary – H – R-CA – $33,000

22. Pelosi, Nancy – H – D-CA – $32,750

23. Reynolds, Tom – H – R-NY – $32,700

24. Hoyer, Steny H – H – D-MD – $30,500

25. Hooley, Darlene – H – D-OR – $28,750

Includes contributions from PACs and individuals.
2008 cycle totals based on data downloaded from the Federal Election Commission on June 30, 2008.

Also note that former Fannie Mae CEO James Johnson was engaged by Barack Obama to vet his potential vice-presidential prospects. 

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