Robert Farmer, Inventive Fund-Raiser For Democrats, Dies At Seventy Eight

After Mr. Anderson abandoned the party to become an independent, Mr. Farmer followed suit.
In the 1984 presidential primary campaign, Mr. Farmer was Senator John Glenn’s campaign treasurer.
When Mr. Anderson lost, Mr. Farmer became a Democrat.
He was an indefatigable fund-raiser whose efforts in the 1988 primaries gave Mr. Dukakis an insurmountable organizational advantage and an intimidating war chest to buy television advertising.
In 2007, Mr. Farmer quit Senator Barack Obama’s finance committee to work for Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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