Straight Talk America, Sen. John McCain's leadership political action committee, is in debt more than $150,000 and has less than $3,000 cash on hand, Congressional Quarterly reported yesterday on its Political Money Line website.
Most of the candidates for president in the 2008 election have similar leadership committees--not to be confused with the funds they have for their own campaigns--that they use to provide funding to other candidates to help build support, among other activities. Here's a list of other leadership PACs that are associated with major 2008 candidates. Three of the six have not yet filed reports for 2007, according to Political Money Line.
|Candidate||Leadership PAC||Beg. Cash||2007 Rcvd.||2007 Distrib.||On Hand|
|Barack Obama-- (D)||Hopefund||$809,966||n/a||n/a||$809,966|
|Mitt Romney -- (R)||Commonwealth PAC||$546,537||n/a||n/a||$546,537|
|Rudy Giuliani -- (R)||Solutions America||$477,059||$19,588||$68,946||$427,701|
|Hillary Clinton -- (D)||HillPAC||$67,523||n/a||n/a||$67,523|
|John Edwards -- (D)||OneAmerica||$8,492||$125,200||$130,759||$2,933|
|John McCain -- (R)||Straight Talk America||$33,387||$88,695||$119,289||$2,793|