White House: President Obama WILL NOT Return $1 Million in Donations From Goldman Sachs
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White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters today that Barack Obama will not return the $1 million in campaign donations he received from Goldman Sachs.
President Obama received more from Goldman Sachs than any other politician.
U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias pushed his Republican opponent in Illinois to give back donations from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. without saying whether President Barack Obama should return almost $1 million that bank employees contributed to his White House bid.
Obama, a political mentor and basketball buddy to Giannoulias, received the money from employees and their family members, making Goldman Sachs second only to the University of California as his biggest single source for donors in 2007 and 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics…
Goldman Sachs and its employees and family members gave $5.9 million to candidates in the 2007-2008 election cycle, the Washington-based center’s data shows. Three-quarters of that went to Democrats, the non-partisan group said.