Following up on our gut-busting connect-the-doughnut-holes post from earlier this week, the New York Times has the definitive accounting of the role played by Dunkin’ Donuts in the 2008 presidential campaign. Prompted by the $1,200 spent by the Clinton campaign on Dunkin’ in January, the Times, in an “hourlong investigation,” has discovered that the Clinton bakery receipts thus far total $5,950.53, including $1,884.83 at Dunkin’ Donuts in New Hampshire, Florida, and Virginia. And there’s this anecdotal detail:
Andrea Rowell, assistant manager at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Concord, N.H., where the campaign spent $273 one day last month, said the workers ordered coffee, too. ‘It wasn’t just doughnuts,’ she said.
All you cub reporters out there: That’s called picking up the damn phone.
Barack Obama trails significantly, totaling only “$723.64 at a dozen Dunkin’ Donuts outlets and $1,877.28 at all bakeries. John Edwards dipped into his coffers for $253.04 at Dunkin’.” Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani’s campaign expenses include a $5,100 bill at Bouchon Bakery in Las Vegas.