"He's also a friend of Obama's political campaigns," Mr. Choma adds.
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"Of the 81 individuals who opened their wallets for Sanford in the run-up to the last filing, 13 were from out of state and gave a combined $14,800. Sanford's donors have also been generous, giving a median contribution of $1,000," Mr. Choma says.
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