SEARCH BLOG: POLITICS
All of the "We Shall Overcome" songs have been sung; all of the scandals have been publicized; all of the lies have been laid out. So what's left?
Spending the money and buying the votes.CNN compiled campaign funding so far. [click image for larger picture]
[What's going to happen to
the well over $100 million that
is in the pockets of those who
dropped out of the races?]
It looks as if the "Fat Cats" favor the Democrats 2:1 over the Republicans.Sen. Hillary Clinton, D.-N.Y.
Clinton raised $26.6 million in the fourth quarter and nearly $117.7 million through year-end 2007.
Top contributors so far: DLA Piper ($470,150); Goldman Sachs ($407,561); Morgan Stanley ($362,700); Citigroup ($350,895); and Lehman Brothers ($237,270).Sen. Barack Obama, D.-Ill.
Obama raised $22.8 million in the fourth quarter and nearly $102.2 million by the end of 2007.
Top contributors so far: Goldman Sachs ($421,763); UBS ($296,670); Lehman Brothers ($250,630); National Amusements ($245,843); and JP Morgan Chase ($240,788).Former Gov. Mitt Romney, R.-Mass.
Romney raised $26.9 million in the fourth quarter and nearly $88.5 million through year-end 2007. The CRP notes that $35.4 million of his funding has come from his own pocket.
Top contributors so far: Goldman Sachs ($223,925); Merrill Lynch ($163,020); Citigroup ($162,950); Morgan Stanley ($152,050); and Lehman Brothers ($137,450).Sen. John McCain, R.-Ariz.
McCain raised $9.7 million in the fourth quarter and $41.1 million as of the end of 2007.Top contributors so far: Merrill Lynch ($155,950); Citigroup ($153,362); Blank Rome ($143,501); Greenberg Traurig ($130,587); and Goldman Sachs ($85,252).
Strange where the special interests are lining up, eh?..