Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a piece on financial support for Barack Obama's presidential campaign from a group called Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, an organization of African-American business leaders.
The story focused on financial support to his U.S. Senate and Presidential campaigns. Some of those donors gave to Obama previously, when he ran for the U.S. House in 2000 and even to his State Senate campaigns. That support wasn't nearly as large or consistent, but it does give a fuller picture of the longstanding ties between Obama and these supporters.
The attached spreadsheet details donations from members of ABLE to Obama's earlier campaigns. ABLE donors account for about 4% of Obama's fundraising for his state Senate and U.S. House races.
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