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  •  I really question this "burn rate" meme. (none)
    You need to spend a certain amount of money each month to maintain a campaign office, to pay a couple of staff members so that there is someone answering the phones and keeping up with the data entry and the FEC requirements, to keep your one or two upper-level people from leaving to go to another campaign, to buy signs for parades and pizza for volunteers, etc.  Her spending per quarter is about average for someone who is doing the bare minimum to keep a campaign running.  Just looking at the last quarter she has spent much less than her Republican competitor, Peter Roskam, who has no primary.  In fact, she has spent less than many of the incumbents in the Ilinois delegation who have no race whatsoever.  And remember, all summer long she was running against two other candidates, Peter O'Malley and Lindy Scott.  One of them, Peter O'Malley, was initially billed as being someone who was really going to raise a lot of money.  He finally dropped out having raised very little money at all even though he had ties to the local DLC and ties to the local Dems as well.

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    by citygirl on Thu Dec 15, 2005 at 02:02:25 PM PST

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