October 26th, 2007
07:15 PM ET
15 years ago

Democratic fundraiser ditches Obama for Clinton

WASHINGTON (CNN ) - Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign lost a seasoned fundraiser Friday to Democratic rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York.

Bob Farmer has worked on Democratic presidential campaigns since former Sen. John Glenn’s presidential run in 1984. Until recently, he served on Obama’s national finance committee before deciding to leave for the Clinton camp. Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton told CNN that Farmer has not raised any funds for the campaign.

When asked what Farmer did for the campaign, Burton told CNN “nothing.”

- CNN Political Producer Xuan Thai

soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. The Good One

    Oh! Poor Obama supporters! Not getting your way on this one and calling CNN biased? You guys better do a lot better than that if you want your empty, shallow candidate to win.

    Don't blame CNN. This isn't China.

    October 27, 2007 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  2. Chris, Middletown, CT


    Here are the rules (again)

    1-4 sentences – you are making a point

    5-10 sentences – you are making a long winded point

    11-? you are a raving lunatic

    please re-read your rant – check out Hillarys "Hillraisers" – basically people wanting to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom for campaign contributions....(no way a Clinton would ever do that)??

    October 27, 2007 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  3. Chris, Middletown, CT

    (notice...not violating the "rules")

    John – look up Saul Alinsky...and see how Hillarys entitlement offerings seem to mirror his teachings....then realize he was a grassroots Marxist (Hillarys teacher)

    October 27, 2007 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. Maru of Virginia

    So Hillory has cheated again. She probably blackmailed the guy, forcing him to spy on the Obama campaign.
    The polls. Has she manipulated the poll results also? Funny, very few people express interest in Hillory entering a new era of Clinton Gate.

    October 28, 2007 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  5. April,charlestown,s.c

    I would hate to think how Cnn is campaigning for Hillary. Without Cnn always wanting us to think otherwise I think hillary would have quit by now. The sad part is people don't do what the media tells them to. And that makes me hope that Obama is the candidate no matter the negative

    October 28, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
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