More on Good Gov’t: Obama Pushing for Change at the DNC

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Consistent with Obama’s fundraising policy, the Democratic National Committee announced today it will no longer take donations from registered federal lobbyists and PACs. “Our presumptive nominee has pledged not to take donations from Washington lobbyists and from today going forward the DNC makes that pledge as well,” said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean.

This is not only a sign that Obama will insist that the standards of his campaign become the standards for the whole Democratic Party (I anticipate fewer attacks on the Republican candidate from liberal-leaning independent 527s this cycle, as well), but also a sign that Obama is really, really confident in his ability to raise all the money he needs. An earlier indication of this confidence: Obama is considering limiting the size of the donations he will accept in the general election.

The Politico says Obama’s confidence is justified. See my other post for details.

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