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Why won't Obama release his Campaign Finance Reports to the public?

It IS the public's right to know where his funds come from .. it sure doesn't make him look good to hide it! McCain's are public .. I want to see Obama's too.

I am not sure who to vote for yet, but I want ALL my facts before I make my vote!

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (18)
  • good question

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • go to this page you can get his campaign finaces there.

    Answer by ny.chica at 7:47 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • this is the website for Federal Election Commission.. hope you find what you are looking for

    Answer by ny.chica at 7:48 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Candidates are not required to post donations that amount to less than $200. McCain has opted to make all donations public, including those under $200. Obama has opted to keep that information private. He is not breaking any laws, but he is also not fully disclosing where his donations are coming from.

    Answer by cait030507 at 8:16 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • on that website there are donations for $29.00 $60.00 $55.00 $94.00 $149.00 $131.00 and so on.

    Answer by ny.chica at 8:38 PM on Oct. 9, 2008


    Answer by heatherama at 8:43 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • No, I don't mean contributions HE has GIVEN .. I mean ones he has accepted!

    I just read a report that Bob Biersack from the FEC said, Obama campaign has steadfastly refused to make information public. I can't understand why, and it makes me even more curious being as he keeps refusing! I like to hear him speak, but I don't want any secrets from someone I could vote for.

    I want to know everything I can from BOTH sides and contributions being legal is an important issue. Don't ya think?

    I understand it isn't breaking laws, I just don't understand why you would hide something that could bring question ... If you have nothing to hide, then don't. I for one want to know!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • what I posted are not contributions he has given. If you check that site you will find the contributions he has received as well. here follow this link it will take you staright to that page. the one with the contributions received. i have not seen the report you are talking about. if you can give me a link then I'll read it. I want to see it. thank you in advance.


    Answer by ny.chica at 9:49 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • To Anon, from my understanding the theory behind why he isn't making his donations public is because they are likely not to be legal donations. Presidential candidates are not supposed to take international donations, but not all of them prevent that from happening. I know its currently under investigation.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Here is one article I found about the investigation into the international donations.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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