Peter Schiff vs. Chris Dodd: A Reality to RealizeSubmitted by Orwell1984 on Sun, 12/27/2009 - 17:37
I have been looking at campaign contributions on Opensecrets.org. I found that Chris Dodd raised $7,097,118 for Senate race in 2004. The average amount raised by a winning US Senate candidate in 2004 was $7,206,001. Chris Dodd's Republican opponent only raised $1,474,842 (self-financed). Chris Dodd won 66%-32%.
In this Senate race in 2010, Chris Dodd raised $7,430,200 so far, spent $8,039,942, and somehow still manages to have $2,218,599. He only has two Democratic challengers in his primary and they each have less than $200,000.
Meanwhile, Peter Schiff has $1,270,419 raised. The average raised for US Senate candidates in 2010 is $1,235,542. His goal of $2,000,000 is still less than the $2,218,599 that Chris Dodd has on hand, and way less than $8,000,000 he spent.
On top of that, Peter Schiff has an expensive primary to win before he even gets to Chris Dodd. His Republican primary opponent Linda McMahon raised $3,501,684, spent $2,051,264, and has $1,450,420 on hand. Peter Schiff also has two other Republican primary opponents who raised about 1.5 million apiece.
Based on Chris Dodd's fundraising in 2004 and now. Peter Schiff is going to need at least $10 million to win the Republican primary and beat Chris Dodd in the general election.
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! Freedom is gonna cost about 10 million bucks for this Senate race. We need less talking and more donating!
Go to http://www.doddproof.com/ to pledge for the January 17th Moneybomb!