“I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat-cat bankers on Wall Street,” Obama said after supporting the Wall Street bailouts, and before pushing a financial regulatory bill (about which Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said, “We will be among the biggest beneficiaries of reform."
But plenty of “Fat Cats” came to schmooze with Obama at the Waldorf-Astoria in April. Here are some April donors to the DNC:
Robert Asen, listed as "investor" for "Asen & Co., gave $25,800
Laurence Belfer, CEO of Belfer Management, "a private family investment firm that emphasized the energy, real estate, and financial services industries, gave $25,800
Peter Sobiloff, Managing Director for Private Equity, at Insight Venture Partners, gave $20,000.
Orin Kramer, CEO of Boston Provident, and director at Ariel Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda reinsurance company, gave $30,800.
David Steiner, chairman of the Steiner Equities Group, gave $30,800.
Andrew Lacey, deputy chairman of Lazard Asset management gave the max $30,800.
Chad Leat, a Citigroup banker, gave $25,800.
Pamela J Newman gave $25,800. An online bio describes her as "Executive Vice President of AON Corporation and in that capacity is an international insurance broker specializing in Fortune 500 clients worldwide. "
David Hamamota, CEO of Northstar Realty Finance combined with his wife to give $61,600.
Benjamin Lambert, Chairman of real estate investment banking company Eastdil Secured, gave $30,800.
Raymond McGuire, investment banker at Citigroup, gave $25,800.
Apollo Global Managment President Aaron Spilker maxxed out.
Ralph Schlosstein, CEO of Evercore Partners, gave the max.
Goldman Sachs Senior Director John Farmer gave $25,800.