Obama Campaign Returning Donations to Lobbyists
"When we catch [a contribution] from a federal lobbyist that slips through the cracks, we immediately return the contribution," Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt told OpenSecrets Blog. "Unlike our opponents, our campaign does not accept contributions from Washington lobbyists."
The blog originally alerted the campaign about some of the donations.
Beckel also writes that the campaign received $4,500 from three people who later registered as lobbyists. LaBolt did not comment on those contributions, according to the blog post.