Who is Vera Baker? Well, she’s is a political fundraiser who is allegedly the “other woman” in the Obama marriage. In 2008, conservative blogs hinted that Obama had had an affair with Baker in 2004, but these rumors were shot down for lack of evidence. New rumors are surfacing currently due to the words of a limo driver who reportedly drove the two around town.
Baker founded Baker Wambu & Associates in 2000, which became a top fundraising firm for the Congressional Black Caucus. She was the Finance Director for Barak Obama’s 2004 Illinois Senate Campaign, and worked closely with the Obamas. It was during this time that the alleged affair took place.
Baker was identified as being one of the “rare” African-American major fundraisers. She was also a part of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as the Deputy Political Director.
Born and raised in San Francisco, she has degrees in political, legal and economic analysis as well as African American studies.