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Wednesday, April 16, 2003


California Fundraising Numbers

posted by annatopia at Wednesday, April 16, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
This morning, I came across a short blurb in the online edition of the Orange County Register which detailed the amount of money each candidate raised in California during 1stQ. I think the numbers are good news for the Dean camp, especially considering that Dean is still a) practically unknown in California and b) the campaign didn't put major emphasis on that state until early March. Here's the numbers for you:
Kerry $1.5 million
Edwards $1.1 million
Gephardt $540,000
Dean $417,000
Lieberman $348,000
Kucinich $34,000
Graham $9,750
Braun $4,600
It's interesting to note the gap between Dean and Lieberman, which might be another sign that Joe carries a bit too much baggage from campaign 2000. And I think it's fantastic that Dean managed to raise over half a million dollars in California under these conditions (lack of name recognition, etc).
Remember folks, at this stage in the game it's still up to us to do a good chunk of the fundraising. If you haven't done so already, please pop over and make your monthly donation to the Dean campaign. Remember to include your occupation and employer so that your donation will be matched.


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