New York's money is colored blue

Barack Obama in profileAccording to a roundup of FEC data by the Center for Responsive Politics, Barack Obama has raised almost three times as much in New York as John McCain ($30.4 million vs. $11.6 million.)

But get this: he's not the presidential candidate who raised the most money from the Capital Region.

That person is... Hillary Clinton ($323,227). Obama was next ($284,058), followed by Rudy Giuliani ($184,509) and then McCain ($144,016).

The presidential candidate who raised the least amount of money in the Capital Region? Tom Vilsack. One person from Latham dropped $250 on him (even Tom Tancredo raised more here).

Earlier on AOA: New York's a lock?

photo: Flickr user BohPhoto


I'm putting my money, hopes and dreams on Barack Obama.

Me too. Barack and I already have a secret handshake, which may or may not conclude with a snap and a point. I am not at liberty to disclose such details.

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