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McCain to reveal more about his fundraising

WASHINGTON — Republican John McCain's presidential campaign plans to enhance its Web site with more data about its fundraising, including more details about the individuals who collect money from donors and about donors who live overseas.

Eager to appear more forthcoming than Democrat Barack Obama, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis notified leaders of several campaign finance watchdog groups Friday that McCain will begin identifying top fundraisers not only by name and location but also by employer and occupation.

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said the additional data and an updated list of McCain fundraisers will be available on the campaign Web site next week and will be updated monthly.

In a June 25 letter, eight groups that track money in politics asked the candidates to identify the specific amounts of money raised by individual fundraisers.

Obama has not responded to the groups' letter.

In a joint response, the coalition on Friday said "Sen. McCain seems to recognize that citizens deserve more information about two classes of contributors bringing in millions and millions of dollars for this election, bundlers and small donors. We hope that Sen. Obama will agree to the same steps that Sen. McCain has or will go even further so that the 2008 election is the most financially transparent in U.S history, not just the most expensive."

House Democrats plan TV ad blitz

House Democrats have reserved nearly $35-million worth of television advertising in 31 congressional races, according to documentation that provides an early roadmap of the party's drive to strengthen its majority in the fall elections.

The list includes 19 seats currently in Republican hands, from Connecticut to Alaska, with two each in Ohio and New Mexico. It also reflects a determination on the part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to protect its own first-term incumbents in Kansas, New Hampshire, Florida and elsewhere.

The advertising targets include Republican Reps. Don Young of Alaska, Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado, Chris Shays of Connecticut, Tom Feeney of Florida, Tim Wahlberg and Joe Knollenberg of Michigan, Robin Hayes of North Carolina, Jon Porter of Nevada and Steve Chabot of Ohio.

Democrats also have reserved advertising time for two Ohio seats where Republicans intend to retire, and two more in New Mexico. Other targets where GOP lawmakers are stepping down are in Arizona, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.

House Democrats plan

$35-million TV ad blitz

House Democrats have reserved almost

$35-million worth of television advertising

in 31 congressional races, according to documentation that provides an early road map of the party's drive to strengthen its majority in the fall elections.

The list includes 19 seats currently in Republican hands, from Connecticut to Alaska, with two each in Ohio and New Mexico. It also reflects a determination on the part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to protect its own first-term incumbents in Kansas, New Hampshire, Florida and elsewhere.

The advertising targets include Republican Reps. Tom Feeney of Florida, Don Young of Alaska, Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado, Chris Shays of Connecticut, Tim Wahlberg and Joe Knollenberg of Michigan, Robin Hayes of North Carolina, Jon Porter of Nevada and Steve Chabot of Ohio.

Democrats also have reserved advertising time for two Ohio seats where Republicans intend to retire, plus two more in New Mexico. Other targets where GOP lawmakers are stepping down are in Arizona, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.

McCain to reveal more about his fundraising 07/11/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 4:36pm]

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