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Monday, July 2, 2007

McCain Fundraising

The presser (via conference call) is still going on. McCain reports raising $11.2 million in the second quarter.

That's pretty big news on its own - what with six weeks of immigration causing supporters major acid reflux - it was not unreasonable to suspect the number might have been in the mid-single digits. At best.

The campaign also reported a "restructuring" which means, in politics as it does in business, people were laid off. The campaign didn't give a number, but the AP's Liz Sidoti said some 50 slots had been pared.

Terry Nelson said that the original thinking - that the campaign would raise some $100 million - was obviously wrong. Nelson wouldn't say how much they now thought they could raise through the next six months, but Nelson said the campaign was "considering taking federal matching funds" which the other first-tier candidates will not be doing.

McCain is still standing; still running; but it is not clear how quickly or for how long.



depickens said...

Hopefully, the Lad wasn't "restructured".

July 3, 2007 6:55 PM  

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