Open Secrets reports that Barack Obama took in the third-highest amount of PAC money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from 1989 through 2008.
This is quite an accomplishment given the fact that Obama has only been in the Senate since 2005, or 16% of that period of time. (The two who did better were Kerry and Dodd.)
This is pertinent because whomever gets elected will have to finish the job of reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Who would you trust with this job? Someone who has taken the 3rd highest amount of PAC money, or a reformer who has a long record of saying no to special interests?