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Bush Was More Transparent About Top Fundraisers Than '08 Candidates

Front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination have repeatedly criticized President Bush for his administration's penchant for secrecy, but Bush was more transparent in revealing his biggest fundraisers in 2004 than the White House hopefuls have been this cycle.

Candidates running for president, including those who have spoken out often against the influence of special interests and lobbyists, have revealed less information about their so-called "bundlers" than Bush did during his reelection campaign.

Four years ago, Bush disclosed the names and home states of his biggest fundraisers, breaking them into two groups: Rangers, who raised more than $200,000, and Pioneers, who exceeded $100,000.

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