Funds Raised for Obama Fail to Reach Candidate

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hide captionNone of the money donated to "Californians for Obama" campaign has gone to the Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

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A recently converted Republican has raised about $10,000 for the "Californians for Obama" campaign, but none of that money has gone to Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

Most of the money has gone to the group's founder, Emmett Cash III. Cash raised eyebrows this year when he opened campaign offices in San Bernadino and Bakersfield, but the Obama campaign doesn't have campaign offices in those cities.

A California reporter says Cash founded the unauthorized organization last year. She says his Web site is very official looking, and even mentions a fundraiser that includes a cruise to Mexico.

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci, who broke the story, talks with Alex Cohen.

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