Geee Posted July 16, 2014 Share Posted July 16, 2014 Washington Examiner: The nation's fundraiser-in-chief has so far collected just $1.75 million of the minimum $500 million needed to fund construction of his presidential library, according to a tiny list of donations published on the Barack Obama Foundation website. While there are no worries he will succeed in his fundraising goal, the humble start could be a sign of the struggle his team is facing when competing for donors already being pressed to contribute to the 2014 midterm elections and awaiting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Fundraising for the Barack Obama Presidential Library has already suffered a funding setback, when the Illinois legislature withdrew a Democratic plan to cough up $100 million for the president's project. The move was tabled after Republicans said Democrats, resorting to “Chicago-style” politics, tried to push the measure through unfairly. The budget for the library, expected to be in Chicago or Obama's home state of Hawaii, is about $500 million, but that could grow. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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