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Money in the campaign

AP summarizes the money each party (and their allied 527’s) raised this year and last. 527’s opposing Bush raised $266 million, those opposing Kerry raised $144 million. The DNC outraised the RNC by several million, but Bush raised a record $273 million, an all-time presidential record, while Kerry raised a Democratic record of $249 million. "Whatever the reasons John Kerry and the Democrats lost the race for the White House, lack of money wasn’t one. Tax-exempt pro-Democratic groups raising big checks for this year’s election collected almost twice as much money as their Republican rivals in the presidential race, a study shows. The financial advantage comes in addition to record fund raising by Kerry, the unsuccessful candidate, and the Democratic Party."

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