Election clock ticks, calendar pages turn... but who's counting?

By the Numbers

March 07, 2004|By Heather Goddard

Twenty-one months down, eight months to go in the long, long race to the White House:

645: Days since former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, became the first Democrat to file an intention to run for president with the Federal Election Committee (May 31, 2002)

461: Days since de facto Democratic nominee, Sen. John F. Kerry, threw his hat in the ring (Dec. 1, 2002)

307: Days since the first Democratic presidential debate (May 4, 2003, the earliest ever)

25: Number of states and territories yet to hold primaries

$145.6 million: Re-election campaign funds raised by President George W. Bush

$32.9 million: Campaign funds raised by Kerry

142: Days until the Democratic National Convention in Boston (July 26-29)

178: Days until the Republican Convention in New York (Aug. 30-Sept. 2)

241: Days until Election Day (Nov. 2, 2004)

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