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BET co-founder sides with Republican for Va. gov
AP via Google News ^ | July 20, 2009

Posted on 07/20/2009 1:47:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

RICHMOND, Va. — A billionaire co-founder of the Black Entertainment Television network who is also a key Democratic donor has endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell for Virginia governor.

Sheila Johnson joined McDonnell at a Monday appearance in Richmond. She says she thinks the Republican can turn around the state's sluggish economy and prefers him over his Democratic opponent, R. Creigh Deeds.

Deeds' campaign did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Johnson and her former husband, Robert Johnson, sold BET in 2000 to Viacom for $3 billion. She backed Barack Obama for president, but has given some money to GOP candidates in the past though most of her support has gone to Democrats.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bet; billionaires; mcdonnell; sheilajohnson; va2009

1 posted on 07/20/2009 1:47:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Interesting. McDonnell has garnered a crazy head of steam lately, and he was trailing after Deeds won his primary. This election will be the first election I’ve ever voted in...at 31 years of age. Pretty pathetic, but better late than never, right?


2 posted on 07/20/2009 1:49:25 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
oh this is too rich a b.e.t. billionaire backing a republican it shows that money always comes first

but doesn't he know republicans are racist/s

3 posted on 07/20/2009 1:50:51 PM PDT by lmarie373
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To: lmarie373

I wouldn’t take this Chicago player at face value

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/24/AR2005092401710.html


4 posted on 07/20/2009 1:53:40 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: lmarie373

Oh no, she di’int!

I want her to pay her “fair share” of ObamaCare. Tax her $3B at 75%. As if she can’t live on $750M.


5 posted on 07/20/2009 1:53:56 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Palin shrugged.)
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To: domenad
"This election will be the first election I’ve ever voted in...at 31 years of age."

You have never voted? You didn't vote in the recent presidential election?

6 posted on 07/20/2009 1:55:09 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sheila probably heard Boxer’s disgusting...(yes, it’s an oxymoron)...lecture to the representative from the Black Chamber of Commerce.

Blacks’ need to wake up! If I were Black I wouldn’t be with the Party that protested against the Emancipation Proclamation, founded the KKK, turned on the water cannons/dogs, ect. Noooo way.


7 posted on 07/20/2009 1:57:20 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: avacado

Nope, sure didn’t. I could smell the carrion from the McCain campaign days out, I knew it was over. That’s not an excuse, though. The republic itself is under assault, and I didn’t even get out and throw a stupid ballot. I take responsibility for that, no excuses.


8 posted on 07/20/2009 1:58:02 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: avacado
It's not always a good idea to have everyone vote.
9 posted on 07/20/2009 1:59:07 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Corin Stormhands

Corin, for the VA ping list


10 posted on 07/20/2009 2:00:58 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: domenad

I’m glad that you’re not making excuses. Too bad you didn’t get out and vote McCain. If more people had, we wouldn’t have Obama. I’d rather not succeed than not be a part of the attempt.


11 posted on 07/20/2009 2:01:58 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Whoa! Are the black folks starting to come off the Dem Plantation? This could be hugh (and series).

Μολὼν λάβε


12 posted on 07/20/2009 2:03:56 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I fail to see a downside in this. Would this make Black or White Republicans not vote for McDonnell? I don’t think so, but it may make some Democrats switch. In my view, the very worst that could happen would be this would have no effect, and the potential for picking up at least some votes is there. Am I missing something?


13 posted on 07/20/2009 2:19:00 PM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: domenad

What happened in ‘04?


14 posted on 07/20/2009 2:23:11 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: domenad
This election will be the first election I’ve ever voted in...at 31 years of age.

Just vote 13 times to catch up. :-)

15 posted on 07/20/2009 2:30:59 PM PDT by wvguy (Montani semper liberi)
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To: domenad
This election will be the first election I’ve ever voted in...at 31 years of age.

Just vote 13 times to catch up. :-)

16 posted on 07/20/2009 2:32:50 PM PDT by wvguy (Montani semper liberi)
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To: domenad

31 is not that old. You will have a lot more to vote in.


17 posted on 07/20/2009 3:08:41 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: EDINVA; iceskater; xyz123; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; GeorgeW23225; GottaLuvAkitas1; ...

2nd of two threads pingage.

(and my bad for pinging you twice to the other thread)


18 posted on 07/20/2009 4:45:40 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Jubal Madison

I think you’re missing the fact that where her money (and vote) goes...others will follow...

Will this make the GOP the party of African Americans? Hardly. But coming on the day that Deeds announced his “financial plan” (which is Porkulus-Lite) it’s a pretty major deal.

Couple that with the fact that she’s a big time supporter of the Eyebrow and this is also a slap at the DNC.


19 posted on 07/20/2009 4:48:41 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: lmarie373

I was taught all my life that Republicans were racist. Surely this article is from the Onion (sarc/).


20 posted on 07/20/2009 4:55:30 PM PDT by max americana
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To: wvguy

Do you think I’m with ACORN?


21 posted on 07/20/2009 7:50:26 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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