President Barack Obama’s connection with the network of dark money donors known as the Democracy Alliance has carried over to his dark money advocacy group Organizing for Action (OFA).
The husband of Rep. Chellie Pingree (D., Maine), billionaire hedge fund manager S. Donald Sussman, contributed at least $50,000 to OFA. Sussman has deep connections to the Democracy Alliance. Pingree came under fire for riding on Sussman’s private jet in 2010.
Another Democracy Alliance mega donor, Wayne Jordan, also contributed at least $50,000 to OFA. Jordan, a real estate developer from Oakland, was also one of the largest contributors to Obama’s Super PAC Priorities USA.
Sussman and Jordan tied for the fifth largest contributions to OFA. The $50,000 donations guarantee the Democracy Alliance members access to top Obama associates.