Blogger Blake Rutherford posts some observations on the March 31st end of quarter filing period for federal office seekers. Those running for the U.S. Senate and Congress must file fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission by April 15th disclosing the money they've raised as of the quarter ended March 31, 2010.
The reports will be tell-tale as to which candidates are gaining traction among political supporters. While not always true, often you can follow the money to follow the leader in competitive races.
In the high-stakes races for Congress and Senate, this rule of thumb is usually more pronounced.
Rutherford offers thoughts on expectations for several candidates at his web site, Blake’sThinkTank.com.