Friday, February 15, 2008

How Many Earmarks Does Your Candidate Have?

Last year's numbers:

Hillary Clinton: $340 million worth of earmarks (a top 10 placing among senators)

Barack Obama: $91 million (placing in the bottom quarter of the senate)

John McCain: $0 (one of only 5 senators to request no earmarks)

You can say earmarks aren't that big of a problem, but they are a decent indication of who wants to play politics as usual and who actually wants to change the way Washington does business. So, who's the change candidate again?

*Disclosure* I heard about this from the John McCain campaign, but it checks out. Here's the Washington Post article.

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