"That's as good as money, sir. Those are I.O.U.s."
Sam Bennett, presumptive Democratic nominee for congress against incumbent Charlie Dent, boasted to CQPolitics in May she already had $162,000 - in pledges. But since Bennett only declared her candidacy with the FEC on April 5, 2007, we won't know how much money she's really collecting until July. I know this much. She's already told the FEC she won't be spending a dime of her own money. In contrast to pledges, Dent's warchest contains $220 thousand - in cold cash.