- $310 million: Amount that the three main GOP presidential contenders had raised by this point in the 2008 race
- $146 million: The amount that GOP presidential candidates have raised for the 2012 race
- $145 million: The amount President Barack Obama has raised so far for his 2012 campaign
Help pass a resolution in your town
Join the growing movement to pass local resolutions for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said corporations could spend unlimited sums to influence elections. Already, more than 4,300 people have signed up. Click here to get involved. And give three cheers to Tampa’s City Council, which on Thursday passed a resolution unanimously.
Meanwhile, in Vermont and California …
State resolutions supporting a constitutional amendment are progressing through the Vermont and California Legislatures. Key hearings and votes are scheduled for next Tuesday. Learn more information about the resolutions.
The power of Super PACs
Super PACs paid for 91 percent of the 5,592 ads that ran in Mississippi and Alabama in the month before the GOP presidential primaries there, according to a company that tracks ads. Restore Our Future, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, bought 65 percent of the ads that ran in the two states.