The New York Times wrote about how Barack Obama, in addition to receiving millions in small-dollar donations, relies heavily on big donors and donation bundlers.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post reported that one of John McCain’s bundlers is the owner of an oil-trading company that recently inked defense contracts potentially worth more than $1 billion.
McClatchy newspapers also reported on how a middle-class couple from New York have written $61,600 in checks to McCain’s presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee, most of it within days of McCain’s decision to endorse offshore oil drilling. The woman, who drives a 1993 Chevy Cavalier, works as an office manager for Hess Corp., which does deepwater drilling. The donations, first traced by Campaign Money Watch last week, were part of $1.2 million in oil industry contributions to McCain’s Victory ’08 Committee, 73 percent coming after McCain reversed his long-held opposition to offshore oil drilling.