President Obama’s second-term nominees for foreign ambassadorships raised more than $16 million for his presidential campaigns and inaugurations.
Obama has nominated 24 campaign bundlers that have raised at least $16.6 million for his presidential efforts, according to a database created by the Center for Public Integrity.
Eight six-figure Obama bundlers have already been confirmed to key posts including Singapore, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and Italy.
Obama’s confirmed ambassador to Belgium, Denise Campbell Bauer, served as 2012 finance chair of Women for Obama and raised more than $750,000 for his campaigns and first inauguration.
Fifteen major Obama bundlers are still awaiting confirmation to ambassadorships, including former Barclays director Mark D. Gilbert, who raised at least $1.2 million for Obama’s efforts and is now up for ambassador to New Zealand.