Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Day After Superdelegates......

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From The Page

Ohio superdelegate Craig Bashein backs the New York Senator.

Obama .......II
Connecticut Rep. Courtney gets behind the Land of Lincolner.
Mississippi Democratic Party chairman Wayne Dowdy.

Oregon totals are not in yet. When they come in I will put them in the post below.

Some good reading.....

Free Concert by Popular Band Preceded Obama’s Big Rally

Bought and Sold

Democrats and Our Enemies

The punditry disconnect continues on primary night

more later...

Obama plans general election team
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama is quietly planning to take over the Democratic National Committee and assemble a multistate team for the general election, the latest sign that he is putting rival Hillary Rodham Clinton and the nomination fight behind him.

Top Obama organizer Paul Tewes is in discussions to run the party, several Democratic officials said Tuesday.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton said no final decisions have been made on general election plans and that such decisions would be premature with Obama yet to clinch the nomination.

Left in Church
Deep inside the Wright Trumpet. by Stanley Kurtz

From jslat via the comments

Obama Spends Big in April, but Doesn't Score a Knock Out


jslat said...

Did you see this article?
Obama Spends Big in April, but Doesn't Score a Knock Out By Emily Cadei, CQ Staff
2 hours, 25 minutes ago

The Democratic presidential primary is starting to take a financial toll on Barack Obama, the latest fundraising numbers show. The Obama campaign spent more than it raised in April, a first in 2008, as it sought to knock off New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton by pouring money into the Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Carolina primaries.

Presumed Republican presidential nominee John McCain, meanwhile, had his best fundraising month yet, and dumped the majority of his receipts into his fattening bank account.

Obama continued to demonstrate his fundraising prowess, leading the way among the three candidates with $32 million in receipts last month, according to the campaign's latest report with the Federal Election Commission. The Illinois senator continued to use his successful funding formula, raising the overwhelming majority of his contributions from small donors who gave $200 or less.

His campaign also reported 200,000 new donors in April.

But Obama spent $36.4 million over the course of the month -- about $4 million more than he raised during the same time -- as he tried to sew up the nomination. Despite outspending Clinton in Pennsylvania and Indiana, he lost both contests.

As Obama and Clinton continue their primary fight, McCain is starting to accelerate his own fundraising, although he remains at a huge financial disadvantage compared to the Democratic candidates. The Arizona senator raised $18.5 million in April, up from $15.4 million in March. And since wrapping up his nomination, McCain has been able to minimize his expenses -- disbursing only $8.4 million last month -- as he consolidates party support for the fall campaign.

Thanks to the headway made with Republican donors, McCain was able to up his cash on hand to $21.8 million, from $11.6 million at the end of March. McCain, however, still trails well behind the Obama, who had $37.3 million on hand at the end of April.

Clinton continued to raise money in April as well, even as her prospects of winning the nomination receded. She reported $21.9 million in contributions. In addition, Clinton loaned herself $5 million from her personal funds, doubling to $10 million the amount she has now invested in her campaign. The campaign is now carrying an overall debt of $19.5 million. Clinton reported having $6 million in cash to spend on the remaining primaries.

30yrdem said...

No I had not seen that...thanks for bringing it to my attention...


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