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SPIN METER: Dems rake in special interest dollars
SPIN METER: Special-interest money that's bad for the president is good for some in his party
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' President Barack Obama swore off special-interest money to pay for his re-election, but that hasn't stopped others in his own party from doing just the opposite.

The Associated Press found that Democrats in the House raked in more than $15 million from special interests, even as the president promotes his ban on such funds.

More than $1 million flowed to the re-election committees of senior House Democrats. And interest-group donations are coming in at about the same rate as in the last election cycle two years ago.

Democratic leaders, meanwhile, have pressured GOP presidential candidates to disclose their top donors while saying Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee don't take money from registered federal lobbyists and political action committees.

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