A Voice of Reason: Sane Views for a Crazy World

April 3, 2007

The Success of Campaign Finance Reform

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.

Let’s see how its worked:

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.



  1. Didn’t quiet work out, did it?
    I heard Romney today say he wanted the finance reform bill repealed

    Comment by mpinkeyes — April 4, 2007 @ 12:19 am | Reply

  2. I meant quite, damn, I wish I could edit that!

    Comment by mpinkeyes — April 4, 2007 @ 12:22 am | Reply

  3. LOL, I do that all the time!

    Comment by avoiceofreason — April 4, 2007 @ 6:25 am | Reply

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