December 7, 2009

Campaign Finance 2010

The Buffalo News has an excellent story in today's paper about the projected financial campaign contributions we can expect across the state in 2010. With candidates vying for six statewide offices, 29 congressional seats, the State Senate and the Assembly, political pundits expect campaigns in New York State to raise upwards of $100 million.

Even idiot Antoine Thompson, the dumbest person in the New York State Senate, is pounding the fundraising trail, having staged his second major fundraising event in three weeks — charging up to $5,000 per ticket.

So we got to thinking - who on God's green earth is willing to pony up $5k for an audience with someone of the likes of Thompson?

Well, we're going to find out as soon as the campaign finance disclosure forms are filed. Then we're going to do everything we can to make sure that we publicize the names of these contributors, and their connection to state government or the connection to the candidate himself.

We all talk about going out and pulling the lever to effectuate change, but hitting the contributors and impeding the ability of these candidates to raise money to spread their rhetoric and hyperbole during the campaign season can also be impactful.

Stay tuned, I have a feeling this is going to get very interesting to track.

1 comment:

James T. Kirk said...

Wow. A $5,000 conversation with Antoine Thompson. I'm not sure even Stephen Hawking commands that kinda dough...and somehow I think the conversation would be more enlightening, though equally painful to listen to...