Friday | August 08, 2003
Soros trains big bucks on 2004 election
Republicans have had Scaiffe for years, seeding conservative causes and advancing the interests of the Right. International financier George Soros will finally offer some balance on the left.
Soros has pulled together a coalition of labor, environmental, and women's organizations and will help fund a $75 million effort to oust Bush. The money will be spent in 17 states: Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and West Virginia.
I'm disappointed to see Louisiana and Colorado missing, and am puzzled at the inclusion of Maine and Michigan, but why quibble? $75 million is not the kind of number we're used to seeing on the Dem side, and it should be an important piece of the "defeat Bush" puzzle.
We can't lose this election because of money. There is too much at stake, and we must be competitive. We can't match Bush, but dammit, I want us to come close.Posted August 08, 2003 01:32 AM