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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Democratic Campaign Chatter 6-21-2008

Obama and McCain both raise 22 million in May - McCain reported having 32 million cash on hand available for the primary and Obama reported 44 million, with 10 million earmarked for the general election.

Clinton reported the 20 million in debt that was widely rumored with 11 million of it coming from personal loans to the campaign. In the last month of their closely contest primary race Clinton spent 16 million and Obama spent 27 million. 43 million being spent by two candidate in only one month of a primary is another good reason for publicly funded campaigns. Read more here.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has 53.5 million cash on hand while the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had only 4.4 million on hand end of April - while the RNC is bringing home the bacon, the Republican Congressional and Senate campaign committees are lagging far behind their Democratic counterparts. Read more here.


AFL-CIO is concerned about McCain - they are concerned he could appeal to many of their workers. They have embarked on a 53.4 million spending plan to convince their 13 million members to support Obama. Read more here.


Obama will speak at U.S. Mayors Conference today - This is in Miami, Florida and he is scheduled to speak at 12:30 PM ET. Read more here.


Virginia Senator Jim Webb as running mate for Obama? The Wall Street Journal has a column today that makes the case for picking Webb. As a freshman Senator, he appears to bring more negative baggage than help to the Obama campaign - don't count on this pick. Read WSJ column here.


Yesterday, Obama spoke at a fundraiser in Jacksonville, Florida - From a Pool Report: "The choice is clear. Most of all we can choose between hope and fear. It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy. We know what kind of campaign they're going to run. They're going to try to make you afraid. They're going to try to make you afraid of me. He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black? Read more here.

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