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Richardson still has $245,000 in presidential debt
According to The Associated Press (AP), Bill Richardson still owes a little under $250,000 in debt from his presidential campaign which he disbanded earlier this year after a poor showing in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.
The article says that Richardson reduced his debt by $86,188 in the last month. And if you’re on the donor list, you might be getting some contact from a commercial vendor.
Richardson’s campaign received $67,201 in contributions last month and collected $18,987 by renting its fundraising list of supporters to a commercial vendor.
Of course, the Richardson campaign is still spending money, according to Federal Election Commission reports. The Associated Press writes about the expenses from the campaign:
Richardson’s campaign spent $68,801 last month. That included $11,658 for payroll, $9,649 for cell phones, $6,598 for legal services from a Washington, D.C., firm and $4,971 for Internet advertising.
The exact amount of Richardson’s debt is $245,713.