Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tom Smith, the $17 Million Dollar Man

Tom Smith, the Republican candidate for Senate, running against Sen. Bob Casey, has been willing to put a LOT of his own money into his campaign.  In this quarter alone Smith has added $10 million to his campaign; his total for the campaign is nearly $17 million in total.  Self-funding candidates are a boon to political organizations because available monies can be spent elsewhere, but they don't have a good track record of winning, look at Meg Whitman or Jon Corzine's re-election.. 

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