Remember the legions of staffers crowding electoral campaigns in TV series like The West Wing ? How much could they make ? The online magazine Slate did some research. Clinton's campaign manager is making the equivalent of $164,000 a year, less that her counterpart in the McCain's team ($200,000). Full-time speechwriters make $50,000 to $90,000, but it is much better to be a free-lance speechwriters helping the staffers (their fees can go as high as $15,000 per speech). But the real money is in the media and poll consultants who are taking a cut on the space they buy.
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