Friday, March 7, 2008

Carlyle Connected Bundlers for Barack & Hillary

A quick review of campaign bundlers for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton revealed some Carlyle Group connections. Recall the list of Bush Pioneers and the privileges awarded those who brought in the bacon? John McCain took up where George W. left off.

Barack Obama's bundler is Mark Johnson, a principal at The Carlyle Group. He pledged to bring in at least $50,000 to Mr. Obama's presidential campaign.

Hillary Clinton's bundler is Bob Johnson, a joint venture partner with Carlyle. He promised to rake in at least $100,000 for Mrs. Clinton.

John McCain has the most bundlers to date, 469, followed by Barack with 360 and Hillary with 322. Keep an eye on this crowd as the election proceeds. It should be most illuminating.