John Kerry still spending big, but coffers dip to $1.5m
U. S. Sen. John F. Kerry says he’s running for re-election, but his fundraising has slowed to a trickle, leaving his campaign coffers severely depleted by lavish spending on everything from an exorbitant salary for a top aide to a newly bought SUV and even a $606 feast at embattled fast-food franchise Chick-fil-A.
A Herald Truth Squad review shows Kerry has only $1.5 million left in his campaign account, an alarmingly low total for a powerful and nationally known incumbent who faces re-election in two years.Gee, y'think that might be because Kerry has run unopposed or virtually unopposed on the last two elections? Maybe he realizes that he doesn't *need* to fundraise - the state GOP is spending big bucks to defeat Taxagawea's challenge to Scott Brown; they're certainly not going to mount a campaign to defeat Kerry in two years.
Instead, he's living a lavish incumbent lifestyle - a chief of staff making over a quarter mil a year; $35K for a Chevy Tahoe (an evil SUV, but it's a hybrid!); and lavish meals and nights out on the town. Why work hard? He's a Democratic incumbent in the Volksrepublik of Massachusetts! The only thing that's going to get him out of office - short of a heart attack - would be a plum appointment in Obama's second term administration.
And you don't have to break a sweat shaking the hands of filthy commoners to do that!
That is all.