The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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:

For Democrats:
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

For Republicans:
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.

Posted by: bruce at 11:01 AM on 24 March 2004

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.

Posted by: CGHill at 12:13 PM on 24 March 2004

"... but some big-name Democrats, including a former governor and the current AG, live here."

Name dropper. ;)

Posted by: Mike at 12:24 PM on 24 March 2004

I'm sure they're delighted to have me in the vicinity. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 1:54 PM on 24 March 2004

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?

Posted by: McGehee at 3:26 PM on 24 March 2004

This thing is like crack.

Posted by: Erica at 3:29 PM on 24 March 2004

"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."

"Aww, mom!"

Yes, I *know* you pictured that in your head.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 8:10 AM on 25 March 2004

..and more importantly, *which* government official did you picture when you read my thingy?

Posted by: Terkish Payne Again at 8:12 AM on 25 March 2004