Posted by: CJ | May 8, 2009

Wow. Lotta money.

I found this on an old Washington Monthly article Kevin Drum linked to.

College Republican campaigns are big money–costs can run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. But the rewards are big, too: The chairman, who gets a $75,000 salary and benefits, manages a paid staff with an annual budget of $2 million in salary and expenses.

I didn’t realize it was that huge a deal. No wonder the up-and-coming republican political operatives made their start in the college republicans. (Well, at least the ones whose primary talents are working political machines. As opposed to, say, all the ones who are rich and famous themselves or have rich and famous parents.)


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