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‘NYT’ Looks at the ‘Bundlers’ Who Are Fundraising for President Obama

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The New York Times called out President Obama for taking money from donors “who are active in the lobbying industry” in a recent story, noting that he has raised millions towards his re-election campaign with help from these supporters.

The story notes that these aren’t lobbyists per se, but rather “bundlers” who kick in their money and raise funds. Among those mentioned are Sally Susman, EVP of policy, external affairs, and comms at Pfizer, who also leads the company’s lobbying concern, and Michael Kempner, CEO of MWW Group.

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Pfizer, Hill & Knowlton At Center of Health-Care PR Exec Moves

AnnaMaria DeSalva, formly worldwide director of healthcare for Hill & Knowlton, will join Pfizer as VP of worldwide communications. She will report to Sally Susman, SVP and chief communications officer, beginning November 30.

In related news, Dolly Judge, former VP of government relations for Pfizer, has joined H&K as SVP and director of healthcare policy at the firm. She will work out of the D.C. office.

Hill & Knowlton Director of Marketing and Business Development Lori Robinson told PRNewser the moves were not connected and it is a matter of “coincidence.” She said the agency is “focused” on Judge joining and will also be hiring a replacement for DeSalva. Pfizer is a Hill & Knowlton client.