Maybe some of the the super-rich Dem donors are wising up. Obama and the Dems spent more than a trillion dollars in stimulus money and bailouts and all we have to show for it is an unemployment rate of 10% and sky-high deficits.
More likely, Dem donors have less to spend because their balance sheets have shriveled.
Dan Morain did some research on donor habits and here is what he found:
- The family of Angelo K. Tsakopoulos has given $42,500 to Brown's campaign. That's a lot for you and me. But four years ago, the family spent $12 million in a failed effort to elect Phil Angelides governor.
- Hollywood producer Stephen L. Bing has given $290,000 to the California Democratic Party and Brown this year. That's hardly pocket change, but in 2006, Bing spent almost $50 million on an initiative.
- Hollywood billionaire Haim Saban gave $200,000 to former Gov. Gray Davis' 2002 reelection. He has given $25,900 to Brown, dribbled out over the past year, and $25,900 to Whitman.
More: Dem billionaire billionaire Eli Broad, who gave $50,000 to an independent campaign for Brown, also donated $25,900 to Whitman.
Not all the news is bad for Moonbeam, however. Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle has given $100,000 to Brown's campaign.