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Cha-ching! Dems are ’in the money’
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, July 24, 2007

If dollars were votes, the Dems would rule the roost in DC:
From almost any angle, Republicans are facing a Democratic financial tsunami in 2008.

In the first six months of this year, Democratic federal candidates and the party's three national committees raised $381 million compared with the $291 million their counterparts collected. That amounts to a $90 million advantage and means that 57 percent of the total raised by all political candidates and committees has gone to the Democrats.
Of course we're a year out and lots can change in that time-frame (like Fred Thompson actually becoming a real candidate for the right). But as it stands and taking it as at least an indicator, it appears that the money is going left and in a big way. And anyway you look at it, that's not good news for Republicans.
 
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I predict the Republican money will catch up and then pass the Dems. The Dems are simply more eager for change right now.
 
Written By: Grimshaw
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...it appears that the money is going left and in a big way. And anyway you look at it, that’s not good news for Republicans.
I think you have the wording wrong McQ. Money is not going right, and in order for the GOP to remedy the imbalance they have to assess not what the Dems are doing right (very little) but what they themselves have done wrong (spending, immigration, Gang of Fourteen, and the almost whimsicial approach to fighting a war).
 
Written By: bains
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Well, since we are so far out from the actual election, I would suspect the majority of that money will be spent fighting other Dem candidates. I would be interested to see if election and donation fatigue sets in and the Dem base exhausts itself in terms of constantly donating money, taking a "I already gave" approach.
 
Written By: JamesT
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I would be interested to see if election and donation fatigue sets in and the Dem base exhausts itself in terms of constantly donating money, taking a "I already gave" approach.
That’s actually a very interesting point and something to monitor about mid-year next year.
 
Written By: McQ
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I wouldn’t count on Dem donor fatigue in ’08. What I find interesting though is the idea that there’s all that money out there waiting for Ol Fred to jump in.
I wouldn’t count on that either. The man’s already fired one campaign manager and you can waste money on him already. What happened to him declaring on the 4th of July anyway?
 
Written By: markg8
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What I find interesting though is the idea that there’s all that money out there waiting for Ol Fred to jump in.
McCain is toast. The second tier players aren’t really moving much and they’re left with Guiliani and Romney. Makes sense to me.
 
Written By: McQ
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I think the Dems think 2008 is their year (God forbid they lose it by a squeaker again) and that the money buys that argument as well. I also wonder how much of it is from soon-to-be-regulated industries trying to get their influence in the door so to speak, e.g. Global Warming where industry now realizes it would rather be at the table for the "solution" then outside being dictated to.
 
Written By: Harun
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Money is overrated. It wasn’t money that sunk John Kerry, it was what he said in 1971.

I seem to recall a study found you need a very large ratio of spending to affect the voter swing even a litte.
 
Written By: TallDave
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I agree with bains. Conservatives are "punishing" Republicans for not toeing the line on Immigration, earmarks, etc. And while I don’t disagree that they should be held accountable, the net side effect is another Democratic Presidency, which is how you get Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Jamie Gorelick’s "wall".
 
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