Craig James's hopeless and hopelessly silly Senate campaign has finally borne some interesting fruit: his financial disclosure reports, through which we can learn how much money he made being the biggest embarrassment at ESPN (at least on days Lynn Hoppes wasn't working). And, wow, apparently it's good work being awful on television.
According to the disclosure—which we've embedded at the bottom of the post—James made $416,000 in 2010 from ESPN/ABC, for which he called college football games. In 2011, he made $288,817. James's spokeswoman told The Dallas Morning News that his ESPN/ABC salary dropped last year "because he resigned early to run for the Senate." Poor guy.
And how is James doing in the race?
And there are signs that James is aware his campaign is crashing. According to campaign filings, James donated $750,000 to his campaign earlier this year. But in the last few weeks, James has repaid himself $450,000 from his campaign funds. Cashing out while he can?
His campaign will come to a close on May 29, when the Texas primary takes place and James's political career gets locked in a shed.