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Brother, do you have a dime or two?

I have problem with these rich people stoking their campaigns with their own money. It makes me sick. It is an unfair advantage over “regular” folk. Bloomberg did it. Hillary did it. Now, Carly is doing it. This isn’t right.

From TPM:

Carly Fiorina’s $2.5 million loan to her U.S. Senate campaign has given the former Hewlett-Packard CEO a considerable financial edge over her Republican rivals.

In all, Fiorina’s campaign had $2.75 million in the bank to begin the year, according to a federal disclosure report delivered Friday. She is one of three Republicans vying for the right to challenge California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is seeking a fourth term. (more…)

By |2010-02-04T03:21:33-04:00February 4th, 2010|Elections, Senate|Comments Off on Brother, do you have a dime or two?

Obama raises $40 million

I would like to wish John McCain and their big donor Republicans -good luck.  It is easy to raise money with a bunch of fat cats.  You tell them that you will protect their interests and, to sweeten the pot, you tell them that you can help them make more money.  Then you sit down and have a couple of Vodka martinis and they write big checks.

On the other hand, if you are a candidate that has broad appeal and you understand the power of the internet, you can raise $40 million in one month.  It is almost impossible for anyone to say that Obama hasn’t appealed to a large group of Americans when he has the largest donor pool by far.  1.3 million Americans have given to Barack Obama.  No one has come close to that number.  Over the last 2 months, $95 million.  Come on think about that just for a second.  As DHinMI noted at the DailyKos – “Based on what the Clinton campaign leaked to Time, that Clinton didn’t hit $20 million, and adding in the $13 million raised by McCain, Obama raised more money in March than both his Democratic and Republican rivals combined. “

By |2008-04-03T14:30:02-04:00April 3rd, 2008|Election 2008|Comments Off on Obama raises $40 million
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