Not quite sure what to make of this, but it goes to show that money alone does not a good campaign make.Â Just read that opponents of Proposition 8 outspent supporters of the ballot measure by over $3.5 million dollars:
More than $83 million was donated to support or oppose the ballot initiative that abolished same-sex marriage in California, according to campaign filings released Monday.
The new filings cover the weeks immediately before and after the Nov. 4 election. They show that elected officials, businesses, churches and individuals poured more than $28 million into the campaigns during the contest’s closing days.
The final tallies show that opponents of Proposition 8 raised $43.3 million in 2008 and had a little more than $730,000 left on hand at year’s end. The measure’s sponsors raised $39.9 million and had $983,000 left over.
Of course those totals don’t include the “value” of the efforts by volunteers on both sides of the initiative.