Money Politics

New Federal Election Commission figures illustrate the power of 800 numbers. The unconventional method was Democratic Presidential contender Jerry Brown's key money-gathering tool, raking in $5.2 million from individuals. On Sept. 30, Brown had $530,297 on hand, which he could use to fund future campaigns. By contrast, Bill Clinton raised $27.5 million from individuals--but with the aid of the party's full fund-raising apparatus.

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