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Self Funding Candidates

Jason Linkins

Jon Huntsman Is Rich, But Not Rich Enough To Foolishly Self-Fund A Presidential Run | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

The Salt Lake Tribune today delves into the issue of whether former Utah Governor-slash-U.S. Ambassador to China-slash-potential GOP contender for the...

God Bless You, Big Campaign Spenders!

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

I know that stimulating the economy wasn't your primary goal and that you spent this money to further your own self-interest. But that doesn't mean that the collateral benefits should be ignored.

Jason Linkins

BURNING MONEY: Self-Funding Millionaires Could See Little Success At The Polls | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there's one thing that we've learned from our periodic examinations of the 2010 campaign's self-funders, it's that self-funding your own campaign is a pretty bad idea unless your name happens to be Michael Bloomberg.

Consultants Recast Super-Wealthy Candidates From Rich To Regular

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Wearing a smart business suit and a friendly smile, political newcomer Linda McMahon easily sells herself as an entrepreneur ...

Jason Linkins

WaPo Widget Tracks Self-Funders | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another thing that the rich people are doing? Funding their own, often quixotic runs for office! We've been happily following our favorite self-funde...

Billionaire, Millionaire Candidates Run As Populist Outsiders In 2010 Midterm Elections

The New York Times | Damien Cave and Michael Luo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Call it the Great Recession paradox. Even as voters express outrage at the insider culture of big bailouts and bonuses, their search for political sav...