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Friday, March 21, 2003


Dean passes $1M mark

posted by Aziz P. at Friday, March 21, 2003 permalink View blog reactions

From ABC's The Note comes news of a great milestone (emphasis added):

The Wall Street Journal 's Washington Wire says: "LIFE GOES ON in political-fund-raising world: As deadline nears for first-quarter reports, Senator Kerry has six fund-raisers before month's end; he's seen leading Democratic presidential candidates' money race. Rep. Gephardt still plans next week's $1.5 million bash in hometown St. Louis, and a 'Tonight Show' appearance. Senator Lieberman sends appeal to donors: 'I got off to a relatively late start,' he writes, by delaying his bid until Al Gore opted out. Senator Edwards keeps raising funds, but postpones New Hampshire trip on Friday to visit Fort Bragg families in home state North Carolina. Longer-shot Dean surpasses his $1 million goal."

Let's make it $2 million - don't forget the Million Dollar Meetup Challenge - and add a penny for the internet!


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