In the 2000 Election primaries the quarterly monies raised by President Bush (about $7 million), Former VP Al Gore (about $8 million) and then Texas Senator Phil Gramm ($9 million for the 96 run), lead Congress to bring in Campaign Fincance Reform.
Thus far candidates have raised $88 million in the first quarter for the ’08 run.
Sen. Clinton has raised over $24 million and has used $10 million of her Senate funds for a total of $36 million.
Former Sen. Edwards has rasied over $14 million
Sen. Obama is estimated to have raised $20 million – he will release numbers this week.
Former Gov. Romney has raised $23 million.
Former NYC Mayro Giuliani has raised $15 million.
Sen. McCain the co-sponsor of the “get the money out of elections” has raised $12.5 million.
Sen. Dodd has raised $5 million but will use $5 million from his Senatorial funds.
Gov. Richardson has raised $6 million.
Yup, the money has gotten out of politics.
Another example of how those who govern over us, think we’ve just fallen off the watermelon truck.