Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

July 17, 2003

by J

More Q2 Numbers

CBS News does a rundown of the Q2 fundraising numbers. An interesting nugget:
Dean raised more cash from small donations than any legitimate, major party presidential candidate has since the 1970’s. Certainly, he’s the only candidate in ages that used small donations to actually win a money race. In 2000, 74 percent of Bush's donations were $750 or more and 65 percent of Gore’s. Stark contrast to Dean’s 29 percent.

A whopping 73,226 people contributed to Dean’s campaign in the second quarter, 50,000 more than contributed to Kerry’s.

This is something very rare: a good news story about money and politics. I’ve never seen one of these before.
What I want to see are total numbers of people who donated to Dem candidates vs. people who donated to Bush.

On a related note, Ghost in the Machine points out:
So that's how Dubya raised so much loot. According to a front page story in tomorrow's Post, at least six GOP Attorneys General apparently used their clout to extort campaign contributions from corporations under their thumb. Looks like the Republicans learned a thing or two from Tammany Hall...this behavior reeks of bossism.

Posted by J at July 17, 2003 02:19 PM

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