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10-09-2009, 08:19 AM
Marco Rubio - Charlie Crist Matchup a Fundraising Game
Jillian Bandes
Friday, October 09, 2009

After no-name candidate Marco Rubio raised about $300,000 in his first quarter for his primary campaign against Charlie Crist, he announced a cool $1 million pull for his third quarter. A day later, Crist boasted over twice that - but the trends are important, Crist spokesman Alex Burgos says.

"Charlie Crist announced his numbers and they're down significnalty from his second quarter total," said Burgos. "So we like the trends. Marco is trending up, and Crist tripped."

But some wonder whether or not one million is even enough. It takes roughly $1.5 million to get "one message" out -- to cover one issue in all areas of Florida media, including Spanish stations. Right now, Crist can get more than three times the number of messages out than Rubio can in the same time period.

Rubio's impressive cash pull will need to get even better if he's to have a fighting chance because


10-09-2009, 09:43 AM
Bob Smith seems like a better choice than the other two.