Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Campaign cash, Alabama-style

The Star's Markeshia Ricks reports on presidential fundraising one year out from Election Day. Her discovery:
When it comes to fundraising for the 2008 race to the White House, former Senator and one-time vice-president hopeful John Edwards knows how to get the job done in Alabama.
Already into the last fundraising quarter of the year, Edwards has raised $435,016 in Alabama, surpassing the Republican Party's top fundraiser in the state, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, according to Federal Election Commission records.
So far, FEC records show Giuliani has raised $303,798 dollars from Alabama supporters to date. The FEC requires candidates to report contributions of $200 or more.

Want to get more local than the state? Want to see the national picture? The Center for Responsive Politics maintains an excellent database, The curious can discover who's giving to candidates by postal code, a breakdown of which industries are giving to which candidates and other tools for citizenship.