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Hard-hit Obama donors still opening wallets
President Obama’s getting financial support from some of the nation’s most distressed areas.
He has shored up support from mid-level donors in some of the areas, even as his Republican challengers have made jobs a central issue heading into next year’s election.
An Associated Press analysis of Mr. Obama’s fundraising since April found that his supporters opened their wallets more often this election cycle in places with the worst unemployment rates. That’s compared with the same period four years ago, just months before the country was thrust into a major recession.
The new numbers suggest GOP candidates will have to bear down harder on the harshness of the nation’s 9.1 percent unemployment rate, an issue that has bedeviled Mr. Obama through much of his first term.
Koch brothers boost Cain’s White House bid
IOWA CITY — Herman Cain casts himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to the nation’s capital.
But Mr. Cain’s economic ideas, support and organization have close ties to two billionaire brothers who bankroll right-leaning causes through their group Americans for Prosperity.
Mr. Cain’s campaign manager and other aides have worked for the advocacy group founded with support from billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. The group lobbies for lower taxes and reduced government regulation and spending.
Mr. Cain is quick to promote his success running a pizza chain. But his ties to the Koch brothers are not something he appears eager to highlight.
His campaign did not respond to inquiries seeking comment, and Mr. Cain does not include his Americans for Prosperity connections in his biography on his website.
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