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Obama: At Least 74 Fundraisers Since January 2011

In the seventh paragraph of an article on page A7, the Washington Post acknowledges that a bit of administration spin is particularly unconvincing: “Aides said Obama is focused on governing, not campaigning, but he has held five fundraisers this week alone.”

Obama held 69 fundraisers between January 1 and December 1 of 2011, an average of one every five days.

Then again, perhaps Obama sees fundraising as a form of governing.

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