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unfrigginreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:34 PM
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Clark Raises More Than $3.5M in Two Weeks
Retired Gen. Wesley Clark Raises More Than $3.5 Million for Campaign in First Two Weeks

The Associated Press



WASHINGTON Oct. 5 Wesley Clark raised more than $3.5 million in the first two weeks of his presidential race, beating some of his Democratic rivals who have been campaigning for months.
Roughly two-thirds of Clark's money was raised over the Internet, campaign spokeswoman Kym Spell said.

Clark received donations from 21,000 people, with contributions averaging $167.


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http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20031005_10.html

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Congratulations to the Clark Campaign and his supporters. That's a lot of dough in 2 weeks.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:39 PM
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1. How much of that was from pledges made to the Draft Clark campaigns?
If they are mostly IOU's from pledges made to the Draft Clark campaigns then Clark didn't raise $3.5 million in 3 weeks. He collected IOU's in 3 weeks, but pledges were made months earlier.
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SWPAdem Donating Member (951 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:47 PM
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6. This is the best you can do?
All internet donors were asked to specify if their donation was based on a pledge. I sent $100 (not a pledge and I'm going to start donating a dollar everytime I read the following statements on the DU boards:

I will not vote for Clark if he is the Democratic nominee.

I don't want a General for president.

He's not a real Democrat.

I may up the ante for some of the more bizarre crap.

Thank you for donating to the Clark campaign :evilgrin:

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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:49 PM
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8. Sweet!
:pals:
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:49 PM
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9. Not to slight Clark, but that was MY question too...
6 months of pledges that turn into "contributions" immediately upon candidacy don't equate to $3.5M in contributions in 3 weeks to me...
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:52 PM
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11. Nothing Clark could do
or nothing his supporters do seem to please you.

Yes, we know Dean is the only one who has grassroots

sheesh....
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 12:06 AM
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13. I was serious about not slighting Clark....
What have I posted in the past that would lead you to this conclusion? Yes, I'm supporting Dean, but I've made it clear that I find Clark interesting as a candidate. It's an honest question.
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LuminousX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 12:17 AM
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15. How is that question a slight against Clark?
It is asking for an accurate reflection of the contributions.
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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 02:00 PM
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23. About 1.8 or 1.9M was pledged from Draft Clark campaigns.
I don't know how much of that's been collected to date.
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SWPAdem Donating Member (951 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:39 PM
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2. We got the powahhhhhhhhhhh!
Edited on Sat Oct-04-03 11:41 PM by SWPAdem
on edit: Please notify Dean HQ and have all belts, shoelaces and sharp objects collected.
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unfrigginreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:43 PM
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3. I guess you missed the part about the Dean Campaign...
raising $5Mil in 10 days. Your guy didn't do bad for a newbie though.
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:46 PM
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5. So True
They should Call him

Howie Dean the Money Machine!

:yourock: :toast:
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SWPAdem Donating Member (951 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:49 PM
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10. I am not really attached to the money-raising issue
But certain of the Dean people seem to think that fundraising is a major measure of suitability for office.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 12:37 AM
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16. I hope you're independantly wealthy....
Cause you're gonna be hearing those words MANY times as the race heats up and narrows to Clark and whoever comes in second. I expect you'll be declaring bankruptcy by Christmas (but the Clark campaign will love you!)
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SWPAdem Donating Member (951 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 01:23 AM
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20. Nope
But if I work an extra shift every other month, I can max out on donations.
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:45 PM
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4. That's pretty cool!
Rock ON!

:yourock:
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-03 11:48 PM
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7. I think
Edited on Sat Oct-04-03 11:51 PM by madaboutharry
I'm going to send more.

(I heard on CNN that on the day Clark announced, the campaign said they had $8,000. The 3.5 million is obviously cash they now have and not IOU's or pledges posted on the draft websites.)
on edit: I see what you're saying though
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Field Of Dreams Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 12:01 AM
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12. Congrats to Clark
I look forward to making additional contributions to his campaign.

Now where can I get some Clark bars to hand out for Halloween? ;-)

:kick:
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 12:09 AM
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14. If you can attach a photo of Clark with candy.
Yes, I know I'm shameless! :evilgrin:
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 12:40 AM
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17. Excellent!
Dems are proving that we are ready and willing to donate to and support the fight against Bush.

This is such good news -- I am a Dean supporter and of course would like to see him get all the money :evilgrin: but I am a Democrat first, and I love to see the Dems forking out the cash for our candidates.

Money = commitment, and we are going to need it.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 12:45 AM
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18. Simon Rosenberg: Democratic field collectively will have outraised Bush
Edited on Sun Oct-05-03 12:50 AM by w4rma
Dean still on top of money race

Simon Rosenberg, who heads the centrist New Democrat Network, put the Dean bounty in perspective by noting that in a 10-candidate field the former Vermont governor was able to raise 50 percent more than Bill Clinton raised in the best quarter of his 1996 re-election effort. Rosenberg called Deans feat almost miraculous and added, We have to recognize that the Dean campaign is the best-run campaign weve ever seen.

Taking the party-wide view, Rosenberg pointed to what almost no one else has noticed: Based on the preliminary estimates for the third quarter, the 10-person Democratic field collectively will have outraised the Bush campaign, an indication of how fired up Democratic donors are.

If Bush is this supposed fund-raising king, then this so-called weak Democratic field to use Karl Roves word is outraising him, Rosenberg said.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/974339.asp
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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WillyBrandt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 05:13 PM
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24. Kick -- Dems outraise GOP
Remember: Dems outraised Republicans. Despite all the internecine Dem warfare, most of the barbs really are against President Bush.

Also, it's a positive sign for after the primaries. We're building up--and, as a Clark supporter I admit that Dean pioneered this--a new fundraising base.
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SWPAdem Donating Member (951 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 01:26 AM
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21. I don't know if people realize this
and the option may not suit all...

I have $10 for the DNC, $15 for the DCCC, and $10 for the DSCC automatically withdrawn from my checking account every month....started that when I quit smoking last year.
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 12:50 AM
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19. Congrats to Wes and his supporters!
Edited on Sun Oct-05-03 12:52 AM by JaneQPublic
Any way you cut it, that is a remarkable achievement.

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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-03 02:27 AM
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22. Thanks...
Though your guy has got fundraising down to an art. I am seriously envious of Dean's fund raising. One of my main problems with him early on was that I feared he couldn't raise enough cash to run an effective campaign. So far, he's pretty much rocked!
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