Individual campaign accounts matter less than they ever have. These numbers don’t reflect the good that Super PACs have done to bail the campaigns out. Still: Here were the financial pictures of each campaign as they concluded an inconclusive January.
Mitt Romney: $7,677,629.02, with no debt.
Ron Paul: $1,644,814.60, with no debt.
Rick Santorum: $1,474,064.25, with $956,701.01 of debt.
Newt Gingrich: $1,788,589.59, with $1,726,085.38 of debt.
Stacey Singer profiles David Koch, with my favorite Weasel Graf of the day so far: “Journalists tend to describe the lanky MIT-trained chemical engineer and his brother Charles with the phrase ‘secretive oil billionaires.’”
ThinkProgress puts the Romney campaign’s fancy hotels on Pinterest.
Walter Shapiro explains why Romney might never mount a comeback.
Erika Fry profiles something called the “Slate Political Gabfest.” Sounds promising.