Debate Fact Check: Obama’s PAC Money

Posted: April 27, 2007 in 2008 Elections, Barack Obama, Democratic Primaries

About 18 minutes into tonight’s debate of the Democratic presidential candidates on MSNBC, Barack Obama said “In terms of how we’ve been running this campaign, I think what we’ve seen is I haven’t taken money from federal registered lobbyists. We’re not taking money from PACs.”

A review of his campaign finance numbers for the first quarter of 2007 compiled by the Washington Post shows that he has received $3,050 in PAC money.

UPDATE/CORRECTION: The FEC lists the same set of contributions as “Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Committees”

A review of this section shows 5 separate contributions. Four of them are from congressional campaigns. The other is from Locke Liddell and Sapp LLP PAC, dated Feb. 21, 2007 and worth $1000.00. An image of the form for this contribution can be viewed here.

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