Obscene Amounts: 100 million bucks

Here’s the CNN tally for first quarter fundraising for presidential candidates, not including Obama:

The List

from Alexander Mooney

–> WASHINGTON (CNN) — Below is a list of money raised by the candidates, according to figures provided by their campaigns:


  • Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, $26 million
  • Former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, $14 million
  • New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, $6 million
  • Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, $4 million
  • Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, $1-2 million
  • Republicans

  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, $21 million
  • Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, $14 million
  • Arizona Sen. John McCain, $12.5 million
  • Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, $1.3 million
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, $500,000
  • Note:
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has yet to release his fundraising totals.This adds up to at least one hundred million bucks raised to help get candidates in the public eye. This is obscene, all this money going to posturing and preening instead of doing something for regular folks. It’s time to revamp public financing.