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The database on this Web site reflects presidential bundlers whom Public Citizen has learned of since the 2000 campaign.

Bundlers are fundraisers whose efforts are tracked and quantified by the campaigns to which they funnel contributions. In most cases, the bundlers listed here were disclosed by the campaigns for which they worked. In a few cases, primarily for 2008, the database includes “unofficial” bundlers whose identities were disclosed in press reports, state-level campaign Web sites, or through other decentralized means.

To obtain official bundlers only, check the “Name Released By Campaign” option on the database search interface.

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Bundler Status for 2012:
Bundler for Barack Obama, raised at least $500000
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