At a speech earlier today in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Obama cited economic analysis conducted by one of his campaign donors,
"We have not found any serious economic study that says Governor Romney's economic plan would actually create jobs, until today," Obama said. "I've got to be honest: Today we found out, there's a new study out by [a] non-partisan economist that says Governor Romney's economic plan would in fact create 800,000 jobs. There's only one problem: The jobs wouldn't be in America. They would not be in America."
The Obama campaign earlier today touted this same study by Clausing. "campaign official told Politico.,'" an unnamed
In addition to her financial support for Obama, Clausing has donated money to the Democratic Party of Oregon ($250), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ($500), the Democratic National Committee ($500), John Kerry for President ($1,000), Dean for America ($300), Gore and Gore/Lieberman ($1,500), and many others.
The Oregonian has called Reed College, where Clausing teaches, "one of the most liberal and academically liberal colleges in the nation."
Ironically, the Obama campaign's citation of a donor's economic research happens to coincide with the same day that the Romney campaign is hitting them for engaging in crony capitalism.