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Meet The Wealthy Fundraisers Who Saved Obama's Campaign This Summer

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Gwen Stefani

A "bundler" is a special person to a campaign. They're a wealthy person who is friends with many other wealthy people, fundraising for a candidate and convincing people to give to the campaign. 

Bush called them "Rangers" and "Pioneers." Romney has Olympic-inspired "Gold," "Silver" and "Bronze" titles for his bundlers (although he has refused to release their names). Obama just calls his "volunteer fundraisers," and the list includes a wide array of CEOs, financiers, and entertainers.

The latest list of these bundlers was released by the Obama campaign this week and we went through to identify the most rich and famous new donors who became bundlers this summer. 

Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright

A supporter of Hillary Clinton in 2008, Albright joined the ranks of Obama bundlers for the first time in the third quarter of 2012 and raised between $200,000 and $500,000 for the campaign. 

The first female Secretary of State also hit the campaign trail for Obama this cycle, telling voters at a rally in August that Democrats should blame the Bush administration "forever." 



Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton

Michael Lynton is the CEO of the Sony Corporation of America as well as Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. 

A 2008 Obama bundler, Lynton knows the benefits of taking on the role — the president appointed Lynton to the Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2010. 

Lynton joined the 2012 list of bundlers for the first time this summer, raising between $100,000 and $200,000 for President Obama. 



Gwen Stefani

The superstar became an Obama bundler for the first time this summer, joining the elite ranks of fundraisers who have pulled in more than $500,000 for the president's campaign. 



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