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Giving in Their Golden Years


(Seth Hamblin -- The Washington Post)

The presidential candidates have scored large sums of campaign funds from retirees this year, but none more than former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who took in $1.7 million in the first-quarter, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Retirees also favored Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who trailed Romney by a mere quarter-million.

By  |  June 7, 2007; 6:30 PM ET
Categories:  Campaign Finance  
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It will be interesting to see how this trend plays out now that the "baby boomer" generation is heading into retirement, especially given reports that many of its members are insufficiently prepared for retirement financially.

Will that mean fewer campaign contributions from senior citizens in the future?

Given that the Boomers outnumber other, younger, demographics, who'll make up the potential shortfall in campaign contributions?

More corporate money? Public financing?

Posted by: just6dollars | June 8, 2007 10:11 AM | Report abuse

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