According to Barack Obama’s website, former Minnesota Gopher and Minnesota Viking safety Jack Brewer has taken “in-kind donation” to new heights: he’s supplied the candidate’s Minnesota headquarters with “office furniture, supplies, and computers.”
Presumably, the donation is within campaign finance limits.
Brewer, an All-Big Ten defender who played for the Purple in 2002 and 2003, is also recruiting NFL players to the Obama cause.
As he explained on the website, “About two months ago, I started to make a lot of calls to NFL contacts to start the group. The feedback was incredible. I sent out 100 text messages and got back 60 from the guys. … I began to organize a few people from each team to serve as representatives and talk about the group in the locker room to the other players.”
It’s the sort of action you’d expect from a guy who says he listens to Obama’s “Yes We Can” speech most mornings before going off to work at Merrill Lynch’s New York office. Brewer says he already has player reps on 10 teams — even though each would presumably see less take-home pay if Obama cancels Bush’s upper-income tax cuts.
According to Brewer, group members “will leverage their network of contacts for fundraisers and other events to publicize Barack’s message of change”