Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Candidate Raises Big Money In Illinois

The candidate raised $1 million an hour in Chicago for a total of five million. Which candidate? Try this:

CHICAGO (CBS) ― Republican John McCain raised about $5 million in Chicago Monday night, or about $1 million for each hour he spent in Democrat Barack Obama's home town.

CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports the only glimpse of McCain the public got came as his motorcade departed. Like every Republican presidential nominee since 1984, McCain appears to regard campaigning in heavily Democratic Illinois a waste of time.

Raising Money is why national Republicans come here, and McCain took away an astounding $5 million. Several dozen of the biggest contributors who had dinner with him told CBS 2 McCain's elated by new voter opinion surveys showing that, for the first time, he's ahead of Obama.

"Everybody in the room said 'wow.' This was even beyond what many expected. He is wonderfully self-confident but not cocky," said McCain contributor Craig Duchossois.
For a further explanation of the McCain vs ∅bama money machines read: ∅bama's Piggybank Is Broke.

H/T Coalition of the Swilling where there is more about ∅bama's money troubles.

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