Few Bush Donors Going With McCain


More money troubles for Sen. McCain:

The extensive network of partisan supporters that helped President Bush break fundraising records on his way to two terms in office has, for an array of reasons, yet to rally around the Arizona senator.

According to a Congressional Quarterly analysis, only about 5,000 of the 62,800 donors who gave the maximum contribution of $2,000 to Bush — roughly 8 percent — had given to McCain as of April 30.

I remember the drumbeat from the punditocracy when the campaign finance reform bill was signed that Democrats had once again in the pursuit of idealism hurt themselves politically.

Not so much. (via)