View Full Version : Fiorina lends $2.5 million to her Senate campaign

01-12-2010, 06:57 AM
Does Chuck Have the Money to Match thru Fundraising?

By: Kevin Freking
The Associated Press
December 12, 2010

Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina lent $2.5 million of her own money to her campaign for the Senate, an indication she's willing to invest significant personal resources to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Fiorina also raised nearly $1.1 million in donations during her first two months in the race. After expenses, that gives her about $2.7 million going into 2010, according to her campaign.

Fiorina hopes to give California's junior senator her most formidable re-election test, but she will have to survive what could be a challenging Republican primary against state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.

Fiorina has been vague about how much of her family's money she would put into the race, saying she had no plans to fund it herself. She ran Hewlett-Packard Co. from 1999 to 2005. She officially entered the race in November.


John Q. Revere
01-13-2010, 01:27 AM
It's absolutely disgusting how much money actually goes into a political "win". With our country, and California for that matter, in such a rut, how do these politicians have the gall to calmly ask for $20 million for a campaign?

We are fighting and winning in Los Angeles. Fighting corruption in ALL parties, and WINNING! We began the moment Ron Paul sounded the alarm, woke us up in 2008, and we've not looked back since.

Here is a novel idea: How about publishing how much a campaign has raised/spent right next to the candidate on the ballot? How many votes would go the candidate that spent the LEAST? How can we expect elected officials to practice fiscal discipline when their campaigns are essentially buying their victory?

01-13-2010, 01:04 PM
Yep, the money shouldn't even matter. Voters should look at the candidates based on the history, experience, issues, etc. Unfortunately, most people vote based on hearing a single MSM editorial or Newspaper election recommendation.