Skip to comments.[Texas:]BARNES VS. CORNYN IN 2008?
Posted on 04/10/2007 4:43:08 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Fund raising would not be the issue
We heard from two separate sources today.
As we hear it, a group of Democratic muckety-mucks are trying to persuade entrepreneur extraordinaire, Ben Barnes to challenge Senator John Cornyn in 2008.
A meeting was supposedly held in recent days where supporters pitched Barnes. Dollar amounts for a campaign were discussed. The consensus was that it would take $25 million to do the job and, according to one of our sources, supporters at the meeting committed to $10 million. By himself, Barnes is credited with being able to write a seven-figure check. Besides his own personal wealth, Barnes is one of the national Democrats' leading fund-raisers.
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I thought you were talking about Rick Barnes. ;)
Cornyn would kick Ben Barnes in a landslide....
Wasnt Ben Barnes deeply involved in the Sharpstown scandal?
Yeah, I know....Sharpstown was so long ago. It’s over and done with......let’s move on.
Henry Cisneros would be a more formidable foe for Cornyn....name recognition.....
Ben Barnes has got to be one of the biggest crooks in Texas. Sharpstown was only the tip of the iceberg.
Good reference reading about Ben Barnes http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=14993
“Henry Cisneros” is how you say “Bill Clinton” in Spanish.
Barnes has already denied the rumor (hopefully for real).
Good for some laughs.
Ben Barnes, Jiminy Christmas. What’s next, LBJ for Governor ? The rodents in Texas are really digging deep to find fossilized candidates...
Isn’t his name in some madam’s little black book. The man doesn’t have a chance.
I’m with you:
I’d love to see the Dims collect the $25MM, run Ben Barnes against Cornyn and get waxed!
That’s $25MM that they couldn’t spend on a candidate who had a REAL chance!
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