The first campaign finance filing of 2006 is due shortly, and the expectations game is well underway. You running campaigns: The Politicker would love to have your numbers when you have them ready.

One question: Will Jeanine Pirro emerge with any money to return to her donors (as promised), or — as some speculate — was the promise made because fund-raising went so badly that when she’s done paying staff, consultants, and fund-raisers, there’s nothing left?