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Barfield has 'God's favor,' needs $500,000 to $1 million for campaign


By Ashley Withers

WILMINGTON, NC ( -- US Congressional candidate Jonathan Barfield will be starting from scratch financially for his new campaign – a tough start considering the high cost of successful federal campaigns.

The average successful House candidate spent around $1.4 million in the 2010 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. 2012 average data was not available at this time.

The high cost associated with running for federal office often pits newcomers against well-known incumbents and can put them at a substantial disadvantage for raising money.

"I'm working with consultants in D.C. and they said I will need to raise $500,000 to $1 million. I think that's very realistic," Barfield said. "...The timing is right now and more important for me, I'm working in God's favor. I've had every indication that this campaign is in God's plan and I won't need as much money as others."

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No, you just use every available opportunity, however small, to slam (pick on, degrade, castrate) a group of people who happen to believe the opposite of what you believe. That makes you a bigot. Just once, I would like to see a religious article you didn't spew your venom on. It's become an obsession with you, and it makes you look intolerant and uneducated.

look deeper

There are plenty of them.


If there weren't, I'm sure you would make some up. No person or organization is squeaky clean, yourself included. The negative is always advertised more than the positive. I'll guarantee you that the church does 100 million times more for the human race than you will ever do in your entire lifetime. Your only claim to fame will be bitchin' and moanin'.


Better to bitch-n-moan in reality than in your fantasy world.

Did you mean to reply...

to me?