The Warrior Scholar

This is a blog about current events - a way to provide a constructive outlet for some of the thoughts I have on the issues of the day. It's also a way to generate some discussion and to get my ideas out into the world. Enjoy!

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I'm a doctoral candidate in Virginia, with a love of history and politics. My dog is a great companion, and my family always keeps me in good spirits.

Friday, September 03, 2004

Money and Politics

Here's some interesting data on the US 2004 elections on how much money has been raised to date on the election. The financial totals include money that was raised all candidates - including candidates that were eliminated in primaries.

House of Representatives:
All: $465,092,800
Dems: $195,212,026
Repubs: $269,147,618

Senate:
All: $341,219,731
Dems: $180,070,716
Repubs: $160,833,645

President:
All: $716,289,079
Dems: $469,727,076
Repubs: $243,656,202

All 527 advocacy groups combined: $240,459,633

Based on data released by the FEC on Wednesday, August 25, 2004.

My comment: There is quite a bit of truth in the saying "money is the mother's milk of politics"....

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