From the “I can’t make this —– up” category comes this tidbit from boston.com: Elizabeth Warren, who raised more money than any Senator, challenger, House member, or challenger, ended her campaign in debt.
n an e-mail, the Harvard Law professor – considered one of the nation’s preeminent scholars of American debt – asked for donations to help her wash away the red ink.
Warren did not say how much debt she needs to pay down, but blamed the shortfall in part on the thousands of volunteers who flocked to her campaign, saying “that meant even more last-minute coffee and pizza.”
“One of the results of our embarrassment of riches was, well I’ll come out and say it – we ended up with a little bit of debt,” Warren wrote. “Everyone, we need a little more money to pay off our final bills. Can you help one more time?”
Emphasis my own.
Coffee and pizza, folks, coffee and pizza. That was before the ObamaCare taxes forced Papa Johns to up their prices, that will force Domino’s to post menus with 34 million different pricing options on them. Heaven only knows how much more money her campaign would need if she were buying snack food from companies forced to comply with the policies she supports.
Some people – like Mitt Romney – can run a campaign on time and under budget. They are also able to run their personal and business lives that way, and, in Romney’s case, the state of Massachusetts.
Maybe we ought to have a rule: if you out-fundraise your opponent, and you still wind up in the red, you don’t get to go to Washington. Do not pass Go, do not collect millions of dollars.
Update (DaTechGuy): They put a woman who with one of the richest campaigns in history still managed to run a deficit on the Banking committee? What were all the seats on Budget full, doubt it after all Senate Democrats don’t believe in Budgets do they?