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Obama donors

More fake names found on lists

The number of fake names attached to Barack Obama's campaign contributions continue to pile up as news outlets and political researchers go through thousands of pages of donor listings. New discoveries include Edrty Eddty, who donated $250 in July 2008 and Es Esh, who gave $325 in July. Esh's address: "fhdfhdfh, Erial, NJ 08081" "Every campaign faces the challenge of screening and reviewing its contributions," Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said. The Republican National Committee has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission to review Obama's contributions for evidence of foreign influence. LaBolt rejected the complaint as little more than political mischief, and noted that McCain refunded about $50,000 in donations solicited by Mustafa Abu Naba'a, a Jordanian national who bundled contributions for McCain in concert with a Florida businessman.

Elsewhere

Clintons to campaign: Bill and Hillary Clinton take the stage at a rally in Pennsylvania today, the launch of an active campaign for former nemesis Obama in the home stretch of the 2008 presidential race. They will appear with Obama running mate Joe Biden in Scranton.

McCain drops official: Republican presidential candidate John McCain's campaign has ousted prominent Virginia GOP figure Bobby May, who wrote a column in the Village, a local newspaper, mocking a potential Barack Obama administration. May wrote in his column that if "Barack Hussein Obama" were elected, he would hire rapper Ludacris to paint the White House black and change the national anthem to the "Black National Anthem."

Reform Party endorses McCain: Calling him the true reformer in the presidential contest, members of Reform Party USA endorsed McCain for president on Saturday. Party Chairman Frank MacKay said representatives from 27 states voted to endorse McCain, the Republican nominee and Arizona senator. None voted for Obama.

Times wires

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