A Savvy Political Observer’s Guide to the Modern Campaign Fund-Raising Report

Republican consultant Mike Murphy provides a handy guide to analysing campaign finance reports on Time’s Swampland Blog. Among the tools candidates use to pump-up their numbers before the filing deadline, he says campaigns will run up debts just before the reporting period ends, so they appear to have more money than they truly have.

Check out the rest of Murphy’s list of campaign finance tricks here.

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