‘Tis the season of giving, and some top Democratic donors believe President Obama hasn’t given them the attention they deserve. They grew accustomed to exclusive access to the White House during Bill Clinton’s time in office, but so far Obama has allegedly let them down. Top donors like Chris Korge, who collected $5.5 million for the president, have not been invited to the White House for Lincoln Bedroom slumber parties or weekend getaways at Camp David. “I’ve had almost no communication with the White House,” he told The Washington Post, noting just one visit to the presidential estate. Andy Spahn, a Hollywood consultant, added, “You don’t have the hang time with Obama.” Nevertheless, Republicans argue that the president has been overly generous toward his donors. He’s nominated at least 30 of his 324 top bundlers for ambassadorships or other high-level administration positions. One government-affairs lobbyist, however, notes that Obama’s appointments are lower than those during the Bush administration.
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