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BREAKING: Horse Race, Anyone?


(Photo of a horse race in Gansu province in Tibet by slobo486.  Some gorgeous shots here — magical stuff.)

Andrea Mitchell, reporting on MSNBC, that it looks like a horse race — at least in terms of finances — for the Democratic primary in first quarter reporting.  Obama's campaign is reporting that they have raised $25 million — with 100,000 separate donors who have contributed for primary funding and the $2,300 limit.  Which means they can double dip with these folks for general election campaign funding, if need be.

No word as yet from the Clinton camp on the breakdown of Hillary's funding, but Arianna had some thoughts on that yesterday.  And Edwards managed to pick up around $14 million as reported by his campaign as well.

More on this as I get it — but it sure looks like a horse race to me.  Money does not equal a win, but it sure does make it a lot easier to get your message out the way things are set up at the moment, doesn't it?

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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