From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Sen. John W. Warner’s campaign apparatus raised only $71,000 in the second quarter of this year, hardly looking like that of a candidate girding for re-election.
The 80-year-old Virginia Republican remained coy, however, about his re-election plans and insisted he doesn’t seek political donations until his campaign starts in earnest.
He repeated that he plans to announce a decision in September about seeking re-election in 2008 to a sixth term.
Warner raised $71,005 in the second three months of this year, according to a report his campaign submitted to the Federal Election Commission, which was made public on the agency’s Web site yesterday. That brought his cash on hand to $734,495.
Meanwhile, Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, R-11th, who is interested in running for the Senate if Warner steps down, reported he raised $402,000 during the second quarter and has a campaign war chest of $1.05 million.
Davis and Warner are more moderate than many in their party, and they are personally close. They also have a campaign treasurer in common. The same person, Mary Jane Sargent, put her name on the quarterly campaign reports for both politicians’ campaigns.
Please, please, someone give us another choice than one between these two idiots: Senator John “I voted for it before I voted against it” Warner and Representative Tom “It’s my job to regulate baseball” Davis.
Hell, Webb has more conviction than you Warner, at least he didn’t wait until cloture had already failed to vote “nay” on the immigration bill.