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Who?s Filling the candidates? coffers?

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Clinton
Raised/Spent: $91m/$40m

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63% of her donors have contributed the federal limit of $2,300.

Obama
Raised/Spent: $80m/$44m

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26% of his donors have given $200 or less. 47% gave more than $2,000.

Edwards
Raised/Spent: $30m/$18m

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Has raised $4.2 million from liberal fundraising group Act Blue, more than any other Democrat

Giuliani
Raised/Spent: $47m/$31m

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Has received more money from the tobacco, gambling, and oil and gas industries than any other candidate

Romney
Raised/Spent: $63m/$54m

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Romney has put $17.4 million of his own money into his campaign—28% of its total funds.

McCain
Raised/Spent: $32m/$29m

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Is the top recipient of telecom money and the second-biggest recipient of lobbyist money (after Clinton)

Thompson
Raised/Spent: $13m/$6m

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Has raised only $78,000 from his friends in showbiz; includes $2,300 from Law & Order producer Dick Wolf

Huckabee
Raised/Spent: $2.3m/$1.6m

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An ordained Baptist minister, he has received $21,000 from clergy and religious organizations.

Figures as of 9/30/07. May not add to 100% due to rounding. Calculated using figures from the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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