Monthly Archives: December 2008

Donations, Like Votes, Favor Obama

By Alyssa W. Walden
VCU Multimedia Journalism

If dollars were votes, Virginia still would have swung blue in 2008 for Barack Obama.

Barack Obama received $17,031,854.04 from Virginians alone in the time before the Nov. 4 election. Virginians gave $15,404,295.78 to presidential hopeful John McCain.

According to a recent computer analysis of data from the Federal Elections Commission, Virginians gave $32,436,149.82 to the two candidates in total. If the dollars were votes, Obama would have won Virginia with 52.5 percent to McCain’s 47.5 percent.

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Tough Job Listing Donors’ Occupations

By Alyssa W. Walden
VCU Multimedia Journalism

RICHMOND, Va.–Presidential incumbent Barack Obama’s campaign team may have been more diligent in following campaign finance laws, a recent computer analysis shows.

Based on data from the Federal Elections Commission, more dollars from Obama’s Virginia contributions were properly documented than those received by Republican John McCain.

According to federal campaign finance law, each candidate must make a good faith effort to obtain complete and accurate information on each contributor, including the donor’s occupation.

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VA Food Bank Busy For Holidays

By Ashley Tipton and Alex Dynan
VCU InSight

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VCU Library Stays Open For Finals

By Alex Dynan
VCU InSight

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Student Group Helps VCU Go Green

By Phillip Ranallo
VCU InSight

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Sculptures Unveiled For VCU’s 40th

By Shanell Jackson and Ashley Tipton
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.—Virginia Commonwealth University celebrated its’ 40th birthday by unveiling two sculptures on the Monroe Park campus for the Monroe Park Festival.

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Teague Talks VCU Sports

By Alex Dynan
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–Sports are an important part of any university. They bring in students, donors and bring out the best in school spirit.

On the for front of VCU Sports is the Men’s Basketball team. With back to back CAA regular season championships, one CAA tournament title and one of the top players in the nation in point guard Eric Maynor, the team steals the headlines and the fans.

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