Earlier today the Obama campaign released a list of 244 fundraisers who have bundled thousands of dollars in donations to the president's victory fund. This is an excellent opportunity to use the Sunlight Foundation's Influence Explorer and Transparency Data tools to dig into the connections and past contributions of these masterful rainmakers.
It's a veritable rolodex of the rich and powerful across the country - among them you'll notice a CEO, editor, former politician and even a former lobbyist. Have fun and beware duplicate names in the always imperfect campaign data!
Update: Based on comparisons to the list of bundlers in Obama's 2008 campaign we found that there are 109 repeat bundlers so far for 2012.
Amount Raised: $50,000-$100,000
Amount Raised: $100,000-$200,000
Amount Raised: $200,000-$500,000
Amount Raised: $500,000+
Thank you to Katie Dixon and Eric Dunn for helping link and research this list.
Image via White House's Flickr Photostream.‘Influence Explored’ takes an article from the day’s headlines and exposes the influential ways of entities mentioned in the article. Names and corporations are run through Sunlight’s influence tracking tools such as Influence Explorer and Transparency Data to remind readers of the money that powers Washington.