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August 31, 2005

Patrick cuts back

This is a little strange...

Deval Patrick is spending more money than he's raising in his campaign for next year's Democratic gubernatorial nomination and has stopped paying or cut the salaries of some of his top staffers.

Now, Patrick told us that the summer was going to be the time to muscle up on policy prescriptions -- maybe that was at the expense of running the 24/7 money machine. Still, it's odd that they're scraping for cash.

Everything that we've heard and seen of him tells us that he's a real and credible candidate. But realistically, he's going to need a truckload of cash to compete against the financially-cruisin' Reilly and the Healy Money-Printing Machine. I suspect that as long as he keeps his head above water through the fall, he'll be in the fight.

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Yeah, I think the campaign had some start up costs. What they have going can surely be sustained for the long haul. If they raised a million bucks so far, they'll be able to do more in the future, especially if they continue to push out to the grassroots.

Posted by: Jonny in the hat | Sep 1, 2005 2:21:12 PM

Not surprised.
I told you he already peaked.

Posted by: The troll | Sep 5, 2005 10:31:58 AM

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