Where are they?

By this point in the 2008 cycle, then Sen. Barack Obama had announced and raised $26 million (the actual date was Feb. 10, 2007). There’s a lot of talk coming from the Republicans, but no candidates. I understand why they want to keep argument confined to legislative issues, but I’m not hearing a lot about staff hires or boat-loads of cash being raised by The Gang of 13. Interesting…

— Jeff K

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2 responses to “Where are they?

  1. Jeff,

    The fundraising is going on. The press is not as interested in covering it, but it is going on. It is also being downplayed by the candidates themselves, because they are still waiting like little boys lined up at a junior high school dance… they are waiting for one of them to go first.

    Be that as it may, they are fundraising:

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/01/news/la-pn-romney-money-20110201

    “Mitt Romney leads fundraising race among potential GOP candidates
    His political action committee raised over $5.5 million in 2010, ahead of Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee, Haley Barbour and Newt Gingrich.”

  2. Looked like a better headline for the WI Democrat legislators on the lam…

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