Short Term Senator Earmarks funds to family

I bet you have never heard that headline anywhere have you? Well the fact of the matter is that in the short time Senator Obama actually WORKED in the Illinois state senate he personally secured over $3 million dollars in earmarks which would appear to have been used to take care of family and campaign contributors. CAN WE SAY ABUSE OF OFFICE?
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Blue Gargoyle: Barack Obama helped secure a $25,000 grant for Blue Gargoyle in August 2000, an organization that was headed by Capers C. Funnye, Jr., Michelle Obama’s first cousin once removed. (web site)

Community of St. Sabina: Obama helped secure a $100,000 grant for the Community of St. Sabina in July 2000, a church headed by Father Michael Pfleger, a controversial and radical Catholic priest and Obama campaign contributor. Pfleger made news in March 2008, for mocking then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ, formerly run by Obama’s personal pastor the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. (web site)

FORUM: Run by Yesse Yehudah, Barack Obama gave a $75,000 grant to the organization in 2000. Although Yehudah ran against Obama in a 1998 election, five people from FORUM donated $1000 to Obama’s campaign after receiving the grant.
the State sued Yehudah for failure to account for hundreds of thousands of dollars he received from Obama’s grant.

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