Saturday, November 25, 2006

He Ain't Heavy (in debt), He's My Brother

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Bob Rae has collected $1-million in donations and borrowed $845,000.
Michael Ignatieff has collected $1-million in donations and borrowed $170,000.
Gerard Kennedy has collected $453,595 in donations and borrowed $201,750.
Stephane Dion has collected $284,976 in donations and borrowed $480,000.

9 Comments:

  • Donation limit of $1K/person next year.

    Probable federal election next year.

    RAE ($845K debt) and DION ($480K debt) will face Herculean challenges if they are not victorious.

    MY GUESSES:

    RAE ($1,845K total)

    1. must have had too few volunteers
    2. paid his staff too well
    3. will have by far the best hospitality suite and freebies

    IGGY ($1,170K total)

    DION ($765K total)

    1. has done a very poor job of raising money
    2. is fortunate to have people willing to lend him money

    GERARD ($655K total)

    1. best use of volunteers
    2. best use of money (learned something about extending that dollar while at the food bank; something that might come in handy during the next federal election)
    3. one-third the amount Rae is spending (Rae got 20% of DSM vote vs. Gerard got 17% of DSM vote)
    4. will pay off his borrowed debt no matter how long it takes (I was attending fundraisers more than a year after Gerard's 1996 fifth ballot loss to McGuinty to help repay his leadership debt)

    MississaugaPeter

    By Blogger Peter, at 1:18 AM  

  • Bob Rae running up a huge debt? What about the lessons he learned as a premier?

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 1:27 AM  

  • Same old Bob.

    Once a Bob, always a Bob.

    Yes sir e Bob.

    Bobs your uncle.

    And the classic: Call be Bob.

    By Blogger Peter, at 1:55 AM  

  • No wonder! Bob Rae was spending money like he was a billionaire.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 1:57 AM  

  • I heard a rumor that Bob Rae was going to have to start shutting down his campaign and sending his workers home without pay to keep the deficiet he's running down.

    By Blogger Chris, at 1:57 AM  

  • Justin Trudeau to Kennedy...

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061125.wtrukenn1125/BNStory/Front

    By Blogger Shawn, at 4:30 AM  

  • OK that didn't work.

    Here

    By Blogger Shawn, at 4:31 AM  

  • "I heard a rumor that Bob Rae was going to have to start shutting down his campaign and sending his workers home without pay to keep the deficiet he's running down."

    He's not shutting it down.He's just not running it on select "Rae Days"

    By Blogger paulsstuff, at 10:46 AM  

  • Guys, give Bob a break. We are in the worst recession in history. Well okay, 29383434994873498th worst recession.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 11:49 AM  

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