Democrat Ned Lamont, seeking to erase Sen. Joe Lieberman's double-digit lead, is turning to his campaign's biggest financial backer for another infusion of cash: himself.
The multimillionaire businessman, who trailed by 10 percentage points in a recent poll, wrote a $500,000 check to his campaign this week, an aide said Tuesday. Just last week, Lamont had tapped his personal wealth for $750,000 to help fund the race. He has spent $6,751,500 of his own money to unseat the 18-year incumbent. (AP)
Six.... six million. I'd have to work for 190 years at my current salary to earn that much money.
It's a little hard to fathom. Yet Lieberman has raised even more money, from people just as rich.
It's happening so far above my head that I can barely see it.
In any event, Lamont is using that money to pay for advertising, such as this new ad about education:
"Lamont writes $500,000 check for campaign." Associated Press 3 October, 2006.