Help needed. New Politico assertions look false.Submitted by blaine on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 10:11
POST UPDATE: New Politico assertions are false. Thanks to drheyde for providing the proof. Details in the comment trail for this post.
New Politico article about fundraising. I am biting my tongue because I don't have the actual numbers to dispute what is said here:
The title's about Romney, and the point about him is valid. But what they say about Bachmann here
Towering head and shoulders above the other GOP candidates in terms of money raised from small-dollar donors in terms of a percentage of their total takes is Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)
seemingly contradicts http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110715006122/en/Ron-...
Unfortunately, I can find nothing in the FEC reports at http://query.nictusa.com/pres/2011/Q2/ , from which to calculate the number in question, the percentage of donations which are small-dollar. From everything I know about our campaign, we should be creaming all competitors in this respect. We are hurting for clout precisely because we don't have rich and influential contributors like the rest of the candidates have.
If anybody knows a reference for these numbers, or from which they can be calculated, please inform, so I (and maybe some other supporters) can inject some truth into the Politico article comments.