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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Q3 Fundraising Details 

The results are in from last quarter's fundraising for Governor Dean - over 160,000 individual donors in the quarter at an average of almost $75 / donor, of whom almost 80% (128,000) are new.

The Governor's statement is here. And Kos at DailyKos has a breakdown of the Democratic field in Q3, for which I calculated an Efficiency Factor (on hand / total raised to date).

And of the over 230,000 donors to date, less than 1% (2300 donors) have given the maximum of $2000 for the primary season. That's (hopefully) a lot of room left for donations from the current base....

With the Bush war chest growing by the day ($80 million toward a goal of $200 million), I believe that Governor Dean is fully justified in moving beyond Federal Matching funds, as long as the focus is on small donations and individual donors: to do anything less is not fighting fire with fire....


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