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  •  Yes. In 2008, the campaign restricted money from (4+ / 0-)

    During the 2008 election, the Obama campaign claimed they weren't taking money from lobbyists, which led to the infamous exchange at the Daily Kos event when Hilary refused to do the same and  said, “A lot of those lobbyists, whether you like it or not, represent real Americans."

    It was part of the reason I supported him in the primary. Little did I know how much he was taking from Wall Street, that in fact Wall Street was betting heavily on him to beat McCain. That it wasn't from lobbyists doesn't seem to matter in how those contributions have been paid back by the administration and DOJ.

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