Sunday, October 24, 2010

Three GOP Candidates Spend $243M

Politico reports:

A group of three Republican candidates has spent nearly a quarter-billion dollars on statewide campaigns this cycle, overshadowing even the heavyweight independent groups commonly considered the biggest financial players of the 2010 election.

The trio of Meg Whitman in California, Rick Scott in Florida and Linda McMahon in Connecticut together has burned through more money than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Crossroads and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have pledged to spend – combined...

But here’s the punch line: None of these candidates is ahead in the polls. Two of them – Whitman and McMahon – are actually behind.

1 comment:

  1. Meg Whitless has spent over $100 million of her own wealth on a campaign for political power, while Linda McPhony has spent over $40 million of her own wealth. The two need to be committed. Who in their right mind would spend so much personal wealth to get elected to a political office? Oh, that's right - Mitt Romney, who spent over $40 million of HIS own wealth in 2008, and promises to spend a lot more on his 2012 losing presidential campaign.

    Why don't these alleged "business people" put their own wealth into forming some kind of private corporation that will help people in need, instead of drooling so much to have so much political power?

    Instead, they waste so much good money for no reason. Oh wait, that's not good money, especially after Big Ben does more of his counterfeiting that will further dump America down the drain.

    In Connecticut, the choice is between two degenerates, and in California, the choice is between two ignoramuses, one of whom is spending so much wealth and deserves to lose because of it, in my opinion.

    Actually, California would probably be better off electing the housekeeper, Nicky Diaz, just as the nation in general would be better off electing randomly selected people in the phone book to Congress.