(CNN) - Barack Obama released his entire earmark requests since becoming a U.S. senator Monday, after months of declining to do so.
The disclosure was made the same day all the presidential candidates returned to the Senate to vote on a bill calling for a one-year moratorium on all federal earmarks. (View his earmark requests)
The Obama campaign - which had previously released the senator's 2007 earmark requests but not those from 2005 and 2006 - also called on rival Hillary Clinton to do the same.
"Bringing real change requires changing the way we do business in Washington,” Obama Communications Director Robert Gibbs said. “If Senator Clinton will not agree to join Senator Obama in releasing her earmark requests, voters should ask why she doesn’t believe they have the right to know she wants to spend their tax dollars.”
The Clinton campaign was asked about earmarks on a press call Thursday afternoon before Obama released his requests. The campaign deferred questioning to Clinton's Senate office. CNN is awaiting a response.
Clinton and Obama announced this week they favor the one year moratorium, despite their own use of earmarks. The bill is not expected to pass.
Related: White House hopefuls scrap over earmarks
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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Yeah.. let's keep adding up the disclosures not have not been disclosed by Hillary....
And she still claims that she's best qualified to become commander and chief??? Give us a break Hillary...
MORE SECRETS WILL PREVAIL IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!
Obama for President!
i dont see how ppl can with stand hillary clinton yuck makes me itch i am serious i ll vote for god help us from the clintons once and for all...
Way to lead by example.....Go Obama
Are you kidding me. Hillary is not going to willingly submit anything.
She is a control freak. SHe thinks she's a celebrity and somebody owes her something. She wants to call all of the shots.
Yes, way to go Obama. Don't spend your valuable time responding to these empty,stupid charges. Do your job. When you go by example like, that then we will see what the opponent will say with reference to the fact that you are about"speeches". Your submitted your tax return, and now the public has access to your earmarks- and the "solutions" experts have not done so-interesting.
This issue can only help McCain, a sudden conversion is not as good as a lifetime spent fighting earmarks.
Obama is a politician, just like everyone else, his earmark record proves it.
Obama is showing the people why he should be President. We need honesty restore back in Washington. Our current President has told us many lies (The Iraq War ect). I hope Clinton does the same and also releases her taxes. What is she trying to hide????
Did Hillary release her taxes yet?
Why is University of illinos received millions of millions of dollars and pet project such as food stamp and missing childs and gogirlgo goes fo less.Why cant he gave that millions to student so that they can go to school and get educated.Not all families can support their kids to go to school.Why cant he used that money to build more business so that people in Illinos can have more jobs and low employment rates.It is my tax money and of course I want it to be in better uses.The money should goes to people of Ameica not soy bean project and agicultures.How come none of these money are used to build more oil refinery so that we do not relly so much on foreign oils and the oil rate will always be the same.
That is a good move and an excellent example for Clinton to follow
He's a DO NOTHING senator, of course his earmarks won't amount to a hill of beans because he does nothing for his state.
Baa Baa Obamaaa
Some of us aren't sheep.
How about a debate with some specific questions?
All the request Obama made sound good to me. This gay is OK by me.
How come everybody is talking about a re-vote in Florida, but not about Michigan?
Ooops! Sorry, I forgot that Michigan doesn't give an advantage to the Clintons...
Opps, I mean this guy is OK by me.
Now Hillary make us proud and release your earmarks.
Tick tock tick tock tick tock.
Another issue for Hillary to delay and Dodge.
Another Issue for the Billary Bots to say "Why does it matter ?"
Both points just show how secretive Hillary is and how uniformed her supporters WANT to be.
First of all, like he's really going to put bad looking earmarks on his own website...the previous comments are so gullible.
Second of all, he's refused to do this for several months, so people shouldn't be treating him as a Saint for doing this.
After Obama gets the nomination, people are going to realize that he IS just a fantasy.
This is just bait and tackle. Obama has some reason for wanting Hillary to do this, otherwise he wouldn't be asking. And by some reason I mean he sees some advantage to it. You don't really believe that he is doing this because he is trying to change the way things are done in Washington, do you? OMG!!! LOL!!! This guy is all politician....and that ain't a compliment.
CNN you will wait for months, for that................ The people has been asking her to release her tax returns, so has Senator Obama, and has she release those???
She will not do that, she is not honest..........she is wink, wink ..
Transparency at its best!! Does any one expect hillary to do the same?
I am so disappointed in CNN. CNN has been insulting the public's intelligence. Why can't Obama's Pastor make an appearence here?!
Shame on you, CNN!