A top House Democrat filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to end 501(c)(4) tax treatment of groups that ostensibly engage in political activity, but said that Organizing for Action (OFA), the (c)(4) that evolved out of the president’s campaign apparatus, is not one of those groups.
Last week the Democracy Alliance held a five-day retreat at an oceanfront resort in Laguna Beach. More than 150 major liberal donors and activists attended the dark money retreat.
Two formerly prominent officials in President Barack Obama’s first term received large payments for services from the president’s reelection campaign, Obama for America.
Last month, Obama for America borrowed $15 million from Warren Buffett’s Bank of America, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Buffett, however, is not the only connection between Obama and Bank of America.
Senior Obama adviser Robert Gibbs was paid $60,000 by the Obama campaign last month, according to the October monthly FEC report. The description for the payment is “Cons./Prof.Serv. Media.”
Obama For America took out a $15 million loan from Bank of America last month, according to the campaign’s October monthly FEC report. The loan was incurred on September 4 and is due November 14, eight days after the election.
Female employees of Obama for America earned less on average than male employees during the months of May and June, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of the campaign’s public filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).