The Washington Times - January 31, 2013, 04:42PM

President Obama’s special large-donor campaign vehicle, which can accept donations of more than $100,000 — far more than individuals can give to standard campaign committees — continued to take in money weeks after the election, raising $1.8 million between November 27 and December 31, record show.

The Obama organization, which is in the process of transitioning to a nonprofit entity called Organizing for America, transferred $5.5 million to the campaign itself, which will employ the campaign’s assets, including its valuable supporter databases, to advance the president’s legislative agenda.

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That nonprofit will be able to take contributions in unlimited amounts from corporations and wealthy individuals, a first for a sitting
president, and one that critics say opens the door to influence-peddling.

The numbers also emphasize the fundraising workhorse that the president has assembled, raising money even after the urgency of Nov. 6 had passed.

The Obama organization also gave a boost to fellow Democrats by transferring money to Democratic party committees in Colorado, Florida, Wisconsin and Virginia, all of which will see competitive governors’ races in the next two years.