Marriage Switch Spikes Obama Donations

    George Clooney;Barack Obama,Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, has a word with actor George Clooney at the National Press Club for "SAVE DARFUR: Rally to Stop Genocide."  Clooney discussed he and his father's recent visit to the region.  Sam Brownback, R-Kan., also appeared.

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    Money rolled into President Obama’s campaign after he announced his support of gay marriage earlier this week. “The phone calls went on until one in the morning after the president spoke—people calling saying ‘Where do I go, what can I do to help, what events are coming up,’” said Robert Zimmerman, a New York organizer. The president’s aides haven’t confirmed an amount, but today Obama attended a fundraiser for gay and lesbian donors hosted by Ricky Martin, and will be doing a second one in June. Before Obama made his views on gay marriage public, his track record of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” among other stances had hinted at his views.

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