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DCCC pulls Paccione money ( vs Musgrave 4th District )
Denver Post ^ | October 11, 2006 | Dan Haley

Posted on 10/18/2006 3:50:36 PM PDT by george76

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reserved $630,000 in TV advertising for Angie Paccione’s bid to unseat Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, but has apparently pulled the money.

“If this isn’t the final nail in Angie Paccione’s political coffin, it’s pretty close,” Musgrave campaign manager Shaun Kenney said in a press release.

“Coming on top of the poll earlier this week showing Marilyn Musgrave leading by 10 percentage points, it is clear that national Democrats have completely given up hope for “Angry Angie”.”

Paccione was recently named to the DCCC’s coveted “Red to Blue” program, designed to funnel cash to their strongest candidates.

Pulling more than a half million in advertising is a blow to Paccione’s campaign, which has raised $1.3 million so far.

UPDATE: A published report (OK, that’s a cheap way of saying The Other Paper) quoting an unnamed staffer at a Denver TV station says the DCCC hasn’t pulled the entire $630,000.

We’ll keep checking. The DCCC money only reserved air time. It didn’t guarantee it would be spent.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: angiepaccione; campaign; colorado; congress; congressional; dccc; democratic; election; elections; gillfoundation; homosexualagenda; jonstryker; marilynmusgrave; musgrave; paccione; patstryker; stryker; votegop
We’ll keep checking...

too.

1 posted on 10/18/2006 3:50:38 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Another Republican moves to the "safe" column?


2 posted on 10/18/2006 3:59:55 PM PDT by LS
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To: LS; jan in Colorado

Let us hope, yes .


3 posted on 10/18/2006 4:03:45 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: XeniaSt; Clintonfatigued

Gannett aka The Coloradoan still provides lots of free coverage...

but still good for us.


4 posted on 10/18/2006 4:07:47 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: beaversmom

Marilyn Musgrave leading by 10 percentage points...?


5 posted on 10/18/2006 4:11:46 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: LS
Mort and Nina on the Fox AllStars were using this particular race among others as proof that the dims were going to "ride a wave" to Victory in November. Mort said the attitude in America STINKS! He said Americans are unhappy. I do not see any of this on the Mississippi Coast... none at all.

Other polls are starting to show momentum that assuredly is underway. We will maintain majority control and things may work out better than just holding on. Brit even was forced to bring up the fact that these polls are skewed heavily to dims, and he also said that either the polling companies learned something from 2004, even though the actual voter turnout does not show a weighting to dims, or things are actually better for Republicans.

Fred actually said he thought all of the National polls were bogus, including the flawed NPR poll which had more positives for Republicans than negatives.

LLS
6 posted on 10/18/2006 4:39:35 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: george76

Musgrave leading by 10 percentage points...?

Two polls.
Mason/Dixon and SUSA


7 posted on 10/18/2006 5:09:30 PM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: george76; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; colorado tanker; zbigreddogz; JohnnyZ; ...

This is a good sign. I'm more confident that Musgravge will survive, and it won't require a recount.


8 posted on 10/18/2006 5:16:33 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Nihilism is at the heart of Islamic culture)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The fact that we're having to worry about such heavily Republican districts at all is very troubling.


9 posted on 10/18/2006 5:25:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: george76
I was told this news earlier today by someone from the office of the Boulder County Republicans (yes, there are a few). There have been huge smear campaigns against Marilyn Musgrave for months, it is hard for me to believe they are giving up!

Sorros has put out a lot of money to defeat Marilyn Musgrave and I doubt he will give up, even if the DCCC does!
10 posted on 10/18/2006 5:28:13 PM PDT by jan in Colorado ("Show me just what Mohamed brought that was new & you 'll find only evil and inhuman")
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To: fieldmarshaldj; george76

That is true. Musgrave is damaged by the perception that she is a gadfly who is so obsessed with social issues that she neglects constituant service and local economic development.


11 posted on 10/18/2006 5:29:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Nihilism is at the heart of Islamic culture)
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To: ConservativeGreek

Thanks.

10 % is very nice.


12 posted on 10/18/2006 5:37:35 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Can you imagine the nightmare if the 'Rats take Hefley's open seat, knock out Musgrave, take Beauprez's seat... that would leave only Tom Tancredo as the lone GOP House member from the state.
13 posted on 10/18/2006 5:38:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That sounds like a Holloween posting to me!

Things are looking somewhat better in Beauprez's seat, but the 'Rat still leads. But that Hefley's seat is in play at all is cause for alarm.


14 posted on 10/18/2006 5:42:36 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Nihilism is at the heart of Islamic culture)
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To: jan in Colorado

Thanks.

Hopefully all the negative stuff is losing its effect.

Soros can still waste his money but his new lies will not have an impact.


15 posted on 10/18/2006 5:44:13 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jan in Colorado

Unions wanted her out as well as she is strong proponent of National Right to Work Law.


16 posted on 10/18/2006 5:58:39 PM PDT by donozark (He who lives by the AK-47 dies by the M-16...)
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To: donozark
she is strong proponent of National Right to Work Law.

Just one more reason I love her and I'm glad she is my Congresswoman!

17 posted on 10/18/2006 7:24:01 PM PDT by jan in Colorado ("Show me just what Mohamed brought that was new & you 'll find only evil and inhuman")
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To: george76

Paccione just received a cool million from some liberal 527s. The money came from a gay rights group ($250,000)and from one of Colorado's big 4 Democrat donors, Pat Stryker *$720,000). So the DCCC money wasn't needed.

Here is a link to the Rocky Mountain News article.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/elections/article/0,2808,DRMN_24736_5074805,00.html


18 posted on 10/18/2006 9:52:10 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: goldfinch

Thanks.

" Pat Stryker is spending $720,000 on television and radio commercials supporting Colorado Democratic congressional candidate Angie Paccione ..."


19 posted on 10/18/2006 10:02:41 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I've never thought she was going to lose. I was in DC over the summer and I stopped in her office, her aids were all nervous and said how close the race was.

I basically said don't sweat it. They didn't listen, but I'm pretty sure I'm right.


20 posted on 10/18/2006 10:12:07 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: LibLieSlayer
Mort and Nina on the Fox AllStars were using this particular race among others as proof that the dims were going to "ride a wave" to Victory in November. Mort said the attitude in America STINKS! He said Americans are unhappy. I do not see any of this on the Mississippi Coast... none at all.

"I don't know how he won the election! I didn't vote for him, and no one I know voted for him, either!"

Eleanor Clift, on the Reagan landslide of '84

CA....

21 posted on 10/18/2006 11:17:41 PM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've once again found that silly grin!)
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To: Chances Are
"I don't know how he won the election! I didn't vote for him, and no one I know voted for him, either!"Eleanor Clift, on the Reagan landslide of '84

Uhh, actually, I think you are referring to something Paulene Kael said about Nixon in '72.

22 posted on 10/18/2006 11:19:25 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: george76
"[T]he poll earlier this week showing Marilyn Musgrave leading by 10 percentage points...Paccione was recently named to the DCCC’s coveted “Red to Blue” program, designed to funnel cash to their strongest candidates."

Oops - either a gross miscalculation locally or a very bad sign for the Dems nationally, multiple polls notwithstanding.

Of course, it could be both...

23 posted on 10/18/2006 11:22:35 PM PDT by decal (Building a wall on the border is like treating lung cancer with cough syrup.)
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Woo-hoo!! I gave money to Musgrave when I found out some Democrat idiot shoved an envelope full of feces into Marilyn's headquarter's mail box.

STICK THAT WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE, LIBERALS!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 posted on 10/19/2006 12:55:05 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: Chances Are

Ain't it the truth. clift is among the worst of the worst. She is vile and evil!

LLS


25 posted on 10/19/2006 4:11:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: Chances Are

Nina what's-her-name said the GOP would ride a wave of discontent over Clinton to a 15 seat House gain in 1998! So she was very wrong before.


26 posted on 10/19/2006 6:21:38 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Chances Are

LOL.

"I don't know how he won the election!

I didn't vote for him, and no one I know voted for him, either!"

Eleanor Clift, on the Reagan landslide of '84


27 posted on 10/19/2006 6:39:34 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I never believed she could unseat Marilyn.


28 posted on 10/19/2006 12:28:45 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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