Primary Money Ball. The Countdown to the Billion Dollar Presidential Campaign long ago began. The money question keeps coming up, like in this story in The New Republic on Tim Pawlenty's ideal war chest, compared to someone like Mitt Romney, who tapped his millions in 2008, and who appears to be having little trouble raising money so far in the 2012 cycle.
Which got me thinking about the New Hampshire Primary, of course.
It still costs just $1,000 to be a candidate, after meeting eligibility. The funny thing - there is a state law that covers filing by petition if an ambitious leader happens to be ... indigent. That's right. RSA 655:48 carves out an opportunity for anyone qualified to run but who cannot pony up with the filing fee.
Luck with that candidate narrative...