Election 2008

Campaigning Ended, Spending Continues

By on 12.2.10 | 3:59PM

Do you check that box on your tax return to dedicate funds to the Presidential campaign? Okay, you probably don't, but I guess a lot of folks do. Maybe after reading this report from the ABC affiliate in Raleigh, NC, they will think again:

Former presidential candidate John Edwards still has nearly $4 million in the account he set up when he made his 2008 run for the White House.

It includes federal matching money and donations from contributors. An I-Team review of records shows the campaign has not returned those millions to contributors or the federal Presidential Election Campaign Fund.

And, even though he ended his campaign for president nearly three years ago, records show public money still pays the salaries of some on Edwards' staff, and more is going for lawyers and travel expenses.

That's at the same time a federal grand jury in Raleigh investigates the Edwards' 2008 campaign finances.

Records show the campaign is currently spending between $50,000 and $90,000 a month.

Political Hay

Political Phalanxes

By 11.17.09

A report from the political battlefield, as currently construed.

Political Hay

The Young At Heart

By 12.22.08

Rocking the vote, wrecking your wallet.

Campaign Crawlers

The Last Man Standing

By 12.1.08

Saxby Chambliss -- and a few Georgia Libertarians -- may be all that stands between the Democrats and a 60-seat Senate majority.

Political Hay

A More Perfect Union

By 11.21.08

Newsweek's official take notwithstanding, abortion did play a central role in the past election and will continue to do so in future elections.

Campaign Crawlers

Change We Can’t Believe In

By and 11.17.08

Why voters didn't go green in this election.

Campaign Crawlers

Still Goldwater Country

By 11.14.08

Despite a tough election throughout the country, in Arizona conservative Republicans did just fine.

Political Hay

California Schemin’

By 11.12.08

Conservative votes, liberal victories.

Campaign Crawlers

Blue Minnesota

By 11.12.08

Al Franken's state was trending Republican. Now it's just an ACORN's throw away from returning to its Democratic roots.

Political Hay

Antisocial Conservatives

By 11.10.08

When Republicans lose, they always blame the religious right first.

Pages