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Bush Camp Has 100 Times More Money than Kerry and Edwards

HeadlineFeb 23, 2004

Newly released campaign finance reports show that President Bush had about 100 times more money in the bank than either John Kerry or John Edwards. Bush had about $104 million at the end of month. Kerry’s campaign had a net balance of $1.2 million; Edwards’ net balance stood at just under $120,000. A spokesman for Kerry said “We will never catch up.”

Bush is running the richest campaign in history and is planning to spend $50 million over the spring and summer in the lead up to the conventions to attack the Democratic candidates.

On the party level, the Republican National Committee had just under $40 million at the end of January; the Democrats had about $14 million. Meanwhile, John Kerry has challenged President Bush to a debate about their military experiences during the Vietnam War.

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