Friday, October 27, 2006

Can $35 million buy you the Governor's office?

That is what we are going to find out.

Republican challenger Dick DeVos' campaign has raised more than $41 million, much of it his own money, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday. Democratic incumbent Jennifer Granholm's campaign reported nearing the $14 million mark.

Here is the number that blows my mind.

DeVos had contributed about $35 million of his own money as of Oct. 20.

So, $6 million came from outside sources. Jennifer has raised $14 million, more than twice what Dick has raised when it comes down to it. She still has $4 million on hand. Expect to see lots and lots of ads.

But you knew that anyway.