How do I know how much money I can raise when running for office?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Political and public affairs analyst Ron Faucheux gives advice for people running for elected office, including how much money you can raise when running for office.

    Host: How do I know how much money I can raise?

    Ron Faucheux: Well, I think its important to look at the various sources of money that you may have to work with in a political campaign. Lot of candidates put their own money in the campaign; you have got to look at that. You have to look at personal friends; you have to look at members of your family; you have to look at business associates that you may have worked with and then you have to look at groups and organizations that are politically close to what you stand for and you have to look at people who may not like your opposition. You have to look at people who may support your political party or your political philosophy. So there is a lot of sources for money in a political campaign, particularly if the campaign looks like it is an 'electable' campaign and the candidate looks like the candidate has the ability to put together a strong winning campaign.