Monday, January 31, 2011

Cash for a War Chest

War Chest?  Why that name?  I have many questions on the tactics and policies of our politicians.  I voted for the guy, but I might not vote for him in the future.  Just say for competition sake, someone wanted to challenge Mr. Brown, or any politician with a war chest, how much money would they have to put up just to run?

Brown raised $715,707 just since October, according campaign finance documents obtained by the Herald, due to be filed today. That’s on top of $2 million he raised after his improbable victory for the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s seat a year ago, for a total of $7,176,245 cash on hand.
“He’s gonna need it,” said former GOP congressional candidate Sean Bielat about Brown’s hefty campaign wallet. Bielat, who lost a hard-fought race to unseat U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Newton) last fall, added, “He’s not just a Massachusetts target, he’s a national target.”
That $7.1 million, Bielat said, “is going to give some candidates on the Democratic side pause, as well as building the buffer he’ll need to take on the Democratic machine in a largely liberal state.”

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