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.

3 Comments »

  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    I heard Romney today say he wanted the finance reform bill repealed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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