The Buying of the President 2004


| May 12, 2003


If elected in 2004, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry would be the richest president in more than a century. Reverend Al Sharpton has yet to file a fundraising report for the presidential exploratory committee?a requirement he must fulfill once he has raised or spent $5,000 on his campaign. How will these two fiscal extremes affect the election day bottom line? The Center for Public Integrity?s ?Buying of the President 2004? web site is designed to inspire critical thinking about such matters. Will contenders with five-figure budgets, such as Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich and Illinois? Carol Mosely Braun, experience political setbacks that Kerry and Missouri congressman Richard Gephardt?both of whom can legally access money raised during past presidential campaigns?will not? The site provides up-to-date articles highlighting each candidate?s financials and how the money is being spent, so that you can decide for yourself.

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