Watching the '08 Money
Did you know that Rudy has more money he could roll into a potential '08 bid than any other Republican save for George Allen?
He does. He's got the $1.4 million for his leadership PAC, but also $2 million left over from his 2000 Senate campaign. In just a month, Rudy has been able to nearly equal McCain's cash-on-hand figure, and he hasn't had to venture outside of New York to do it. To be fair, McCain's Straight Talk America PAC has amassed $5 million through the second quarter, and is much more shrewd in targeting campaign donations down to county parties in traditional locales like Iowa and Michigan, but also in unexpected places like Alabama.
The only Republican who has more than Rudy is George Allen, who has $6.6 million in his campaign fund, but he'll be using much of that in what is expected to be a competitive re-election battle.