Obama Narrowly Edges Out Romney in August Fundraising

By: Monday September 10, 2012 10:44 am

Last month the Obama team managed to barely beat the Romney team in fundraising after trailing them for the last several months. In August, the Obama campaign and related Democratic committees brought in roughly $3 million more than the Republicans.

Why You Pick a VP Early

By: Monday August 13, 2012 12:46 pm

While I may question the political wisdom of Mitt Romney choosing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, making the selection public relatively early is a smart move. One of the most valuable assets any political campaign has is the candidate’s time, which is inherently limited. Picking a running mate early is as close a [...]

Romney Raises $25 Million More than Obama in July

By: Monday August 6, 2012 2:13 pm

Once again Mitt Romney’s team has managed to raise significantly more in donations than President Obama’s campaign during the last month.  According to the two campaigns, Romney’s side brought in roughly $25 million more in July than Obama did for his election effort. The Romney campaign today claimed it raised $101.3 million in July for [...]

MA Sen: Elizabeth Warren’s Huge Fundraising Haul

By: Monday April 9, 2012 2:06 pm

In an email announcement today the Elizabeth Warren campaign said they raised $6.9 million since January 1st for her Massachusetts Senate campaign. That figure is well in excess of the $3.4 million her opponent, incumbent Republican Scott Brown, pulled in last quarter, although the Brown campaign does have a significant amount saved up from earlier [...]

PA-Sen: Toomey Wrote the Book (Literally) on Shadowy Campaign Spending

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 9:00 am

This ad has been credited for helping to bring Joe Sestak back into the Senate race in Pennsylvania. The latest poll, from Reuters-Ipsos, shows a dead heat, after Sestak trailed for months. Just like in his primary victory over Arlen Specter, Sestak stormed back in the final stages and now could pull off the upset, [...]

AK-Sen: The Scott McAdams Boomlet

By: Thursday October 14, 2010 5:01 pm

Despite the conservative electorate in Alaska, recent polls are showing a credible path to victory for Democrat Scott McAdams in the three-way race against Republican nominee Joe Miller and write-in incumbent Lisa Murkowski. While Murkowski and Miller are virtually tied, McAdams, thought to have no chance, is lurking just 5-7 points behind and gaining ground [...]

Sharron Angle Rides Corrupt Base Connect Direct Mail Service to Big Fundraising Numbers

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 3:02 pm

Everyone’s marveling at Sharron Angle’s $14 million dollar haul in the last quarter for her election campaign against Harry Reid in Nevada. Angle, last seen making up the name of a city in Texas to back up her nonsensical fearmongering about the institution of Sharia law, may have a cash advantage against Reid in the [...]

Following the Money from the Campaign Committees

By: Friday October 1, 2010 1:55 pm

One of the better ways to judge where the people paid to maintain seats in Congress think things are going is by monitoring the campaign spending by the leading political committees. Their judgments are not always correct – the $3 million to Tammy Duckworth in 2006 is a good example – but because candidates often [...]

Will Fundraising Be the Best Indicator of Which Incumbents Are in Real Trouble?

By: Thursday August 5, 2010 12:42 pm

I highly recommend this recent post by Paul Blumenthal at the Sunlight Foundation. Instead of looking at which incumbents are most in trouble based on polling, PVI, past elections or demographic data, he points to the remarkably high level of correlation between fundraising and the likelihood of being re-elected: In 1994, of those in the [...]

Clinton Again Goes to War Against a Dem Primary Challenger

By: Wednesday July 28, 2010 2:48 pm

During Netroots Nation, FDL had a chance to talk with Mac D’Alessandro, a former SEIU New England political director who is now running a primary challenge to Stephen Lynch in Massachusetts’ 9th Congressional District. Mac described himself as a potential organizer inside Congress. He would join the Progressive Caucus, vote against war funding, support public [...]

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