Might the publicized figures be conclusive proof that government at its highest levels is really only for the wealthy? I know that I wouldn't be able to generate that kind of "politica capital."
Have a look at how much they raised from fund raising recent events:
...And also at 1:20 p.m. remarks at Bob Riley for Governor Luncheon in Birmingham for expanded pool. We expect that event to raise $1.76 million for the Riley campaign, $750,000 for the Republican Governors Association. Approximately 2,100 attendees.
Q The $750,000 is in addition to the $1.76 million, or a part of it?
MR. SNOW: I think it's separate.
Q So the total is --
MR. SNOW: It looks like two-and-a-half. That's as I read it. I'll double check to make sure.
Then a Deb Pryce for Congress, closed press event in New Albany, Ohio. Expected to raise $500,000 for the reelection campaign and Ohio Victory 2006, which is a state party get out of the vote effort. Approximately 300 attendees. Returning to the White House at 8:35 p.m.