The following was researched and written by George Phillies.
These are the Year to Date donation levels for the end of June, for the current and the last three election cycles.
The LNC funding — donations Year To Date — is down almost a third from 2004, and down by almost 50% relative to 2000.
That drop is in nominal dollars. There’s also been some inflation over the period.
YEAR INCOME THROUGH END OF JUNE
YTD 2008 $853,256
YTD 2004 $1,250,666
YTD 2000 $1,603,872
YTD 1996 $762,694
The LNC apparently spent $33,000 collecting 15,000 signatures in MA. I do not understand how you got up to $2.20 a signature.