Campaign Cash: Burn Rate

March 22, 2010 · Filed Under CA Politics, Elections · 2 Comments 

Why Reporters Love Campaign Finance Report Filing Deadlines: (1) It finally forces most candidates and political operations to show their cards and reveal how much money they've actually taken in (2) it allows us to see where all the money is being spent (3) it allows us to see how fast that money is being spent. Given that so much of the fundraising for big campaigns is disclosed on a regular basis under California law, it's really numbers two and three on that list that make deadlines like today interesting.

And in the biggest race in the state, what stands out tonight is how different the campaigns of the three major candidates are when it comes to spending that money with still months to go before voters head to the polls.
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