President Obama has appointed a number of his campaign bundlers, fundraisers, and donors to foreign postings, according to this Post report.
Obama said he will nominate William Eacho, chief executive officer of Carlton Capital Group, a private investment company, to be ambassador to Austria. Eacho raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s presidential run; he and his immediate family also donated $226,000 to federal politics in 2007-08, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks money in politics.
Bruce Oreck, a lawyer who raised more than $500,000 for the Obama campaign and with his family gave $202,000 to federal races, according to the center, was chosen to be ambassador to Finland. He had been vice president and general counsel for his family business, the Oreck vacuum manufacturer, until it was sold in 2003.
And Obama picked finance executive and Democratic donor David Thorne to be ambassador to Italy. Thorne contributed a total of $3,300 to Obama’s primary and general election campaigns last year, according to the money-tracking group.