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Herman Munster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 01:37 AM
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Edwards predicting big second-quarter drop-off
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/edwards-predicting-...

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) is expecting a significant drop-off in campaign contributions for the second quarter that might look like a pittance compared to the dollar amounts Democratic rivals Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) are expected to raise.

Though it would not be unheard of for a campaign to try and lowball its fundraising expectations, an e-mail to supporters from senior adviser Joe Trippi, of Gov. Howard Deans 2004 campaign, tells Edwardss fans the campaign is two-thirds of the way to its goal of $9 million for the quarter.

That would give Edwards a $6 million rake with nine days to go. And even then, the campaign would realize $5 million less than it did in the first quarter.

An Edwards campaign official said the goal for the campaign from the outset has been to raise $40 million total to compete in the first four primary or caucus states.

We were never going to raise $25 million in the second quarter, the aide said, alluding to the giant sums expected of Clinton and Obama. Theyre pretty much more based on their celebrity. We are based on the early four states strategy, and we need $40 million to do that.
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 01:39 AM
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1. that is ashame. Maybe he will do well this week.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 02:24 AM
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2. I'm going to contribute....Has to be done or the DLC, media & repulicans will ram...
Edited on Sat Jun-23-07 02:41 AM by GreenTea
Hillary & Obama right down our throats...Get real, there's not ever going to be a President Obama...but the republicans want us to believe its so...Hillary is their choice and get the real threat, John Edwards out of it ASAP!
http://johnedwards.com/splash/
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 02:43 AM
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3. I'm in for another $250.00 - who will match me!
Doug De Clue
Orlando, FL
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 02:43 AM
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4. this might not be too bad a thing
remember he has Joe Trippi now and Trippi might have learned from 2004 to focus on more than just fundraising goals. especially so early on.

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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 02:47 AM
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5. This is good news/ bad news for Obama -
The good news: it'll be John "Fading" Edwards rather than Barack "Fading" Obama from now on.

The bad news: Barack will have to go back to being "Hussein."
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draft_mario_cuomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 02:59 AM
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6. Except that polls are showing Edwards recovering lost ground
Edited on Sat Jun-23-07 02:59 AM by draft_mario_cuomo
In the end the voters will decide this. Edwards only needs enough money to get his message out. He doesn't need $100 million.
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