24 March 2004
Spigots of red and blue (Part 2)
Fundrace's Neigbor Search, discussed earlier here, has now been updated with contributions through 29 February. New figures for my ZIP code follow as appropriate:
Wesley Clark - 6 contributors, total $3,850
Howard Dean - 13 contributors, total $5,483
John Edwards - 5 contributors, total $4,750
Dennis Kucinich - 3 contributors, total $1,225
Joe Lieberman - 5 contributors, total $2,350
George W. Bush - 14 contributors, total $12,025
This is, as noted before, an area very much divided: Republicans were elected to the legislative positions, but some big-name Democrats, including a former governor and the current AG, live here.
Posted at 6:34 AM to Soonerland
my zip code? 0
For fun, look up Barbara Bush, then do a neighborhood search. Within that 2 mile area Bush must have raked in 100K
Working class neighborhoods will be sparse, while wealthy neighborhoods will see your majority of fundraising.
I believe that rates a Duh.
I mean, if I were dead broke, I'd have trouble coming up with the water bill, let alone a couple hundred bucks for some hack politician.
"... but some big-name Democrats, including a former governor and the current AG, live here."
Name dropper. ;)
I'm sure they're delighted to have me in the vicinity. :)
Be nice to bruce, Charles. He hasn't figured out yet that there's a positive correlation between disposable income and the tendency to waste it on non-essentials.
I mean, who in their right mind would buy a Congressman? The upkeep, just in cat litter, would be ruinous?
This thing is like crack.
"Mommy, can I keep him? He followed me home."
"No, you can't have a government official until you're old enough to feed and water it."
Yes, I *know* you pictured that in your head.
..and more importantly, *which* government official did you picture when you read my thingy?