Wed Feb 22, 7:12 AM ET
Altogether, the freshman senator from Illinois has helped raise $6.5 million for his political action committee and other Democratic candidates, party committees and state parties from New Jersey to Virginia to Florida.
Obama is characteristic of the US Senator that spends more time increasing his own personnel power rather than looking out for the welfare of his state.
It’s no wonder Obama is hesitant to draw up new ethics rules on lobbing, considering he brought in $6.5 million for the DNC war chest. By repealing the 17th Amendment, the largest amount of political graft would be removed from the federal government.