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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:01 AM
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Dems Trounce GOP In Campaign Cash
Source: USnews

The presidential campaign finance filings for the 2nd quarter are in, and one thing is abundantly clear: the Democrats are, as a whole, vastly outraising their GOP counterparts. Under the headline "Democrats Continue To Beat Republicans At The Donor Box," the New York Times reports the "eight Democrats running for president raised more than $80 million from April 1 to June 30, while the 10 Republicans raised less than $50 million."

Among Democrats, Sen. Barack Obama raised $32.8 million, Sen. Hillary Clinton $27 million, John Edwards $8.9 million, Gov. Bill Richardson $7 million, Sen. Christopher Dodd $3.25 million, Sen. Joseph Biden $2.3 million, and Rep. Dennis Kucinich $757,000. On the Republican side, Rudy Giuliani raised $17.3 million, Mitt Romney $13.7 million, Sen. John McCain $11.2 million, Rep. Ron Paul $2.4 million, Sen. Sam Brownback $1.4 million, Mike Huckabee $763,000, Tommy Thompson $445,000, and Jim Gilmore (who quit the race Saturday) $182,000.

In terms of cash on hand that can be used for the primaries, Obama leads the Democrats with $34.5 million, followed by Clinton $32.7 million, Edwards $12.1 million, Richardson $7 million, Dodd $5 million, and Biden $1.8 million. On the GOP side, Giuliani has $14.6 million, Romney $12.1 million, McCain $3.2 million, Paul $2.3 million, Brownback $460,000, Huckabee $437,000, and Tommy Thompson $122,000.

Still, despite all the attention being paid to the cash primary, the Wall Street Journal cautions, "While money is a measure of organization and early appeal, it is hardly predictive of how nomination contests will turn out."




Read more: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/bulletin/bulletin...
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demgurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:33 AM
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1. I believe this this but.....
then doesn't that indicate there are skewered numbers with the approval ratings? If people are so down on a Democratic majority then why so many contributions? Just sayin'!
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:43 PM
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2. It's wierd. I think the GOP donors have their wallets locked..
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demgurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:01 PM
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3. I think it is true that money talks and if so......
it is saying something vastly differnt than the polls are. I really think we are seeing behind the 'MSM' curtain with the negative Democratic numbers. You should post this in GD as well.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:10 PM
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4. Thanx
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:05 PM
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5. The Republicans Are Backing Hillary in the Primaries
because they know that whomever they nominate can win against her.
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aikanae Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:15 PM
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6. Why don't they buy off a few Republicans and IMPEACH?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:55 PM
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7. There's a thought! They
have a sorrid history of being bought.
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