In the Saturday edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an article ran that addressed the Democrats’ prospects of defeating Saxby Chambliss next year. In that piece, the AJC reported that Dale Cardwell raised $427,000; Vernon Jones raised $154,000; and Rand Knight raised $21,000.
All three of those figures are “according to the latest campaign finance report from July.” [Source: 9/15/2007 AJC article “Chambliss no longer big target”]
Now I just so happen to like those guys down at the AJC, but their reporting is way off the mark on this one.
According to the FEC, Vernon Jones raised $188,970 and has $154,402 left in the bank. Dale Cardwell raised $50,165 and has $42,665 in the bank. Rounding out the field, Rand Knight raised $43,245 and has $21,563 left in the bank.
Did someone over at the AJC forget to put the decimal point in the right place, because 427,000 is a long way from 42,665.