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Clinton Laughs, Obama Lags, and Giuliani Spurs a Split

Clinton Laughs, Obama Lags, and Giuliani Spurs a Split

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It's official: Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-NY) finally starting to rake in some meaty dead presidents — money, that is. The Clinton campaign announced yesterday that it out-raised Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) campaign for the third quarter by $3 million. This is the first time Clinton has brought in more quarterly revenue than Obama for the 2008 primaries. She may want to consider using her new benjamins to purchase a different laugh — one less "cackle"-y perhaps.

In other news, social conservatives from the Council for National Policy will consider running a third-party candidate if Giuliani, who has supported some abortion rights, wins the Republican primary. I wonder if dividing the Republican party into two parts — socially conservative and less socially conservative — is really the best way to go about winning the election. At any rate, it'll be interesting to see the likes of James Dobson et al alongside Nader and the Green Party.

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