OFA and Obama's Big Money

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The Obama campaign operation has turned into a big-money PAC. Nicholas Confessore, politics reporter covering lobbying and campaign finance for The New York Times, discusses Organizing for Action and how it's using large donors to lobby around 2nd-term policy issues like gun control.

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Organizing for Action Homepage | Nick Confessore: Obama's Backers Seek Big Donors to Press Agenda (New York Times) | Common Cause: Obama Must Shut Down OFA | OrganizingForAction.com Purchased by the NRA (LA Times) | Obama Spokesperson Jay Carney on OFA Ties to Donors (Wall Street Journal)

OFA's Response to the FAQ "Does President Obama Support the Establishment and Activities of OFA?"

OFA is advocating for the agenda that President Obama has presented to the nation, and as an organization dedicated to this purpose, OFA has been grateful for the expression of support for its work by the President, Vice President and First Lady. Although it was privately established and will be privately operated, without government funding, OFA will work hard to retain the support and confidence of the President by effectively advocating for his Administration's core agenda. It also looks forward to working with other civic organizations that are similarly committed to the successful enactment of this agenda.