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Republicans Eye McCain’s Millions in Excess 2008 Funds (McCain-Palin funds may go to elect RINOs)
Roll Call ^ | 2010-09-01 | David M. Drucker

Posted on 09/01/2010 7:34:30 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Sen. John McCain’s victory in the Aug. 24 Arizona Republican primary was fueled partly by transfers of $7.5 million from his 2008 presidential campaign compliance fund — an account GOP Congressional strategists are now eyeing as they look to finance a growing list of competitive midterm races.

McCain’s compliance fund reported $17.1 million in cash on hand as of June 30, with $4.65 million in transfers to the Senator’s re-election committee having been made during the second quarter of this year. Additional transfers were made before the August pre-primary fundraising reporting deadline. McCain also used the compliance account to make $63,900 in charitable donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Phoenix and about a dozen Phoenix-area churches.

Any presidential candidate who participates in the public financing program must submit to a post-election audit of his campaign operation by the Federal Election Commission. McCain’s compliance fund, officially known as the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund Inc., was assembled to cover the accounting and legal fees generated by that audit.

However, excess funds from compliance accounts are available to be transferred to other campaign committees or for charitable donations. Republicans looking for avenues to make up the expected Democratic fundraising advantage in this year’s fall campaign are hoping McCain will be as generous with his compliance account as President George W. Bush was with his.

One Republican consultant advising Congressional candidates said McCain “could, and should,” transfer the money to the National Republican Congressional Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee. “Most of that money was raised from GOP donors who were expecting it to be used for the cause, not collecting dust — or interest,” the consultant added.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; elections; juanmccain; mccain4himself; mccain4mccain; mccain4nrcc; mccain4nrsc; mccain4rinos; mccainmutiny; mccainpalin; mccaintruthfile; mclamesrevenge; nrcc; nrsc; palinsfolly; republicans; rinos

1 posted on 09/01/2010 7:34:35 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Most of the GOP primaries are over—doesn’t this money go for the general election?


2 posted on 09/01/2010 7:40:24 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: rabscuttle385

Maybe Mrs. Palin could have a chat with her good friend McQueeg, whom she endorsed in his primary re-election bid, and suggest the best way for that money to be spent.


3 posted on 09/01/2010 7:42:45 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: rabscuttle385
John McCain... GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK, you RINO lepper...
4 posted on 09/01/2010 7:47:49 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: rabscuttle385

make it public


5 posted on 09/01/2010 7:48:34 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mr. Campaign Finance Reform at his finest. McCain is a cancer on America...


6 posted on 09/01/2010 7:48:41 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: rabscuttle385

It is becoming VERY clear that the Democrats will hold the McCain seat one way or another...


7 posted on 09/01/2010 7:49:50 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Love that Campaign Finance Reform. Too much money in politics, eh Senator. What a joke.


8 posted on 09/01/2010 7:57:54 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: April Lexington

Sucker


9 posted on 09/01/2010 8:07:18 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: La Lydia

Seems to me that the account holding these funds should be a joint account, with Sarah as joint owner.


10 posted on 09/01/2010 8:07:29 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: rabscuttle385

McMenace sucks. ESAD McAmnesty.


11 posted on 09/01/2010 8:09:46 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: La Lydia

Too bad they didn’t spend it trying to win.


12 posted on 09/01/2010 8:13:47 PM PDT by des
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To: rabscuttle385

Good. Lets make McLame spend every last dime so that he is irrelevant next go round. This man is going to be a Rino cancer in the party if we can’t get some conservative blood in there to help DeMint.


13 posted on 09/01/2010 8:17:11 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain will only give if he gets.

He is looking to use the money to buy something for his own poer.

Perhaps the senate majority leader.


14 posted on 09/01/2010 8:17:51 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Republicans looking for avenues to make up the expected Democratic fundraising advantage in this year’s fall campaign are hoping McCain will be as generous with his compliance account as President George W. Bush was with his.”

Basing my comment on the speculative concept that George Soros, and his machine, money, etc. was responsible for the sudden, head spinning rejuvenation of the McPain campaign in I believe it was early 2008, I’d believe the permission to transfer the remaining funds would be his decision to make.


15 posted on 09/01/2010 8:27:59 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Pray that McQueig doesn’t use it to finance his worthless daughter’s entry into politics. God save us from that young witch.


16 posted on 09/01/2010 8:35:30 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: holyscroller

With any luck she and Kermit will run off into the Sunset together never to be heard from again.


17 posted on 09/01/2010 8:43:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yes indeed “RINOs” who have now earned their party’s nominations like Jesse Kelly, Todd Young, Adam Kinzinger, Joe Miller, Sharron Angle, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, etc. if the NRCC and NRSC get ahold of some of this money for the general election and possibly be able to expand their targeted races if they get the extra cash on hand...but that would require McCain not to be selfish and hold onto this for his own personal campaign. I’m surprised he had this much cash raised for that “compliance fund” since it could not be used on regular campaign expenditures since he took the matching funds.

You have a problem. Day after day, we see you posting ravage attacks on McCain even with the primary long over, even posting an article then an attack on him for supporting Barbara Boxer’s opponent every bit as vicious as though he was supporting Boxer herself.

I don’t like McCain either. I didn’t vote for him in the primary even though by the time the presidential campaign got to my state it had been long decided who the nominee would be and I could have voted for him as a showing of strength for our eventual candidate, but I could not bring myself to do it. That said, I did not allow my disapproval of his nomination consume and control my entire life. My preferred candidate did not win the primary for Senate in my own state this year - you do not see me posting articles attacking him on a daily basis.

You appear to have become so consumed with hate for another human being you cannot let it go. Your editorializing of headlines has also not been entirely accurate, as it is here. You have been consumed so much by your anger that you are starting to epitomize yourself the things you claim to dislike about McCain’s character.

Move on with life. That doesn’t mean change your impression of McCain...but don’t allow it to control everything you are doing. There are big battles to fight - quit dwelling on the lost battle of the past. There are positive things you could be doing with your passion and energy and that would not only be better for the country, but for you personally. You aren’t hurting McCain - you are only hurting yourself at this point.


18 posted on 09/01/2010 9:10:51 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: holyscroller

I am seeing him tomorrow morning. I am so tempted to say something. If I’m alone with him, I promise I will..I have before. But I have to be good because I represent the Republican Women here.


19 posted on 09/01/2010 9:13:17 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: des
Too bad they didn’t spend it trying to win.

This was from the compliance fund - it could not be used for regular campaign expenditures and he was capped in the amount he could spend since he took the matching funds. It's really shocking that this much was donated to a compliance fund - no way it was all needed for that purpose. After that campaign was over it could be transferred to other campaign accounts. Essentially, it appears McCain set himself up a slush fund to be used later since it could not, in fact, be used for the 2008 race unless compliance expenditures really went out of control (not exactly likely)...although I guess it could have been transferred to the 2012 race had he been elected so I don't want to get too conspiratorial...but still, it shows Mr. Campaign Finance Reform used a huge loophole to funnel himself many millions of dollars and didn't seem to mind it one bit. In any event...hopefully he'll give a good chunk of this up to the campaign committees for their general election fund as they are asking but I wouldn't hold my breath...

20 posted on 09/01/2010 9:19:15 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: rabscuttle385
(McCain-Palin funds may go to elect RINOs)

The rest of his 2008 funds went to elect a Marxist.

21 posted on 09/01/2010 9:31:20 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey there, George commie Soros may want that money back.


22 posted on 09/01/2010 9:46:53 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Republicans looking for avenues to make up the expected Democratic fundraising advantage in this year’s fall campaign are hoping McCain will be as generous with his compliance account as President George W. Bush was with his.

One Republican consultant advising Congressional candidates said McCain “could, and should,” transfer the money to the National Republican Congressional Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The Democratic National Committee has budgeted $50 million for the midterm elections, including $30 million for GOTV and $20 million in cash to distribute to state parties, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The RNC does not have the resources to compete with the DNC’s budget, leaving GOP operatives and the party’s two campaign committees looking for other fundraising options. “

First of all, it doesn’t say anywhere that the funds would go to “RINO”-s — it says it would help Republicans be competitive against Democrats.

What would you like McCain to do with the money?

Do you object to helping Republicans defeat Democrats and take over Congress?


23 posted on 09/01/2010 9:54:10 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: cotton1706

“If ya can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”


24 posted on 09/01/2010 10:45:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Republican Wildcat; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; Jim Robinson
Our esteemed Founder addressing the scumbag John McCain:

"You and your cohorts are attempting to subvert the Constitution of the United States of America, the very same constitution that you swore an oath to defend, so help you God! That makes you a domestic enemy of that great document and a traitor to your country. Yes, and Benedict Arnold was a war hero before he turned traitor too."
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601416/posts?page=1#1

As for you, Republican Wildcat, I find it interesting that just like the 'Rats and their associated leftist associates do, you label Rabs as a 'hater', slinging that 'h-word' around like a Frisbee, trying to make it personal when the fact is, all that Rabs has ever done regarding the traitor John McCain is to post the truth.

Surely you have no problem with the truth, now do you?
25 posted on 09/02/2010 3:17:33 AM PDT by mkjessup ("Wait by the river and your enemies will float by" - old Japanese proverb, and I'm waitin'.)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

Winner.


26 posted on 09/02/2010 6:57:25 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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To: Republican Wildcat; rabscuttle385; mkjessup

Why worry about how Rabs spends his time? If he is lying, call him on it. If not go after our enemies like he does.


27 posted on 09/02/2010 7:04:28 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Exactly, and McCain is the ENEMY. He is an 0bama-enabler, an enemy to all things conservative this we and this website stand for. JimRob correctly identified him as a traitor, the only reason everyone held their damn noses and pulled the GOP lever in ‘08 was due to the presence of Sarah Palin on the ballot, and since that time she has shown her true colors as well. She has become an enabler of McCain and his fellow RINOs, just as McCain is an enabler of ‘Rats and his fellow liberal-progressives.

McCain is not worthy of ANY conservative’s vote, not now, not ever.


28 posted on 09/02/2010 7:18:53 AM PDT by mkjessup ("Wait by the river and your enemies will float by" - old Japanese proverb, and I'm waitin'.)
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To: mkjessup

That rotten Jan Brewer must go. I curse her for supporting McCain. /s


29 posted on 09/02/2010 7:31:49 AM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Over 2 million members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: Mamzelle
Most of the GOP primaries are over—doesn’t this money go for the general election?
Let me know if you get an answer to this question. I want to know it too. Thanks.
30 posted on 09/02/2010 7:34:08 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: mkjessup; rabscuttle385

I believe a cogent argument could be constructed making John McCain one of the most dangerous men in America. His views and advocacy would destroy not just the economy, but the sovereignty of the United States. Moreover, he has both wealth and power,is backed by Soros, and can sway weak-minded people like Graham, Snowe, and Collins to vote for cap & trade , and amnesty. Keep your foot on his throat Rabs. We need to know what he is up to.


31 posted on 09/02/2010 7:34:49 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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To: des
Too bad they didn’t spend it trying to win.
But he wasn't trying to win, was he? (I want my share to go to sarahpac.)
32 posted on 09/02/2010 7:35:28 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Republican Wildcat; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; pissant
I know this is going to look like a pile-on to you, because of my pinging.  I don't want you to view this as a personal attack.  I hope that you understand that it's one Conservative reaching out to another, just trying to get you to see John McCain for who he really is.  At the end of my post, I want you to know I'm not harboring any dislike for you at all.  I do believe you made your comments with every good intention.  So am I.  You need to hear this from as many people as possible.  That's why I involved others.

With many of us, this goes way beyond dislike for John McCain.  You use couched words like "dislike" when someone has an abrasive personality, but they have a fire in their belly for your cause and you forgive them their weakness in the interest of a common goal.  "Oh, I don't like being around him.  Oh I don't like watching him talk.  Oh, I just don't like him, but he works very hard for our cause.  I don't like his style, but he does meet with success for our cause."

John McCain is an ill tempered son of an expletive deleted.  Not only does he consort with the enemy, he deviously turns our own bright prospects into his own sort of devious players.  He has consorted with the worst of the worst of our political enemies.  He has consorted with the worst of our nation's political enemies.  He has consorted with the worst of the worst of the Western World's political enemies.  George Soros, a man that is trying to destroy our capitalist republic, is just one of many John found it advantageous to team up with.  Soros has billions, and has founded countless non-profit organizations tasked with attacking our nation from a myriad of different approaches.  One of those non-profits was set up with John McCain.  Soros, Teressa Heniz Kerry and several other of Soros' foundations, the Open Society Institute and the Tides Foundation underwrote the cost.

John brought his campaign staff over to the Reform Institute for six figured salaries.  And who was underwriting this?  George Soros.  While there John made presentations for Soros.  I don't know the exact nature because I wasn't there, but one was for the ultra-Liberal Philadelphia Convention.  On the same day John was making a presentation to that convention for Soros, John Kerry was making a presentation on behalf of Soros to another.  Soros funded a number of John's Leftist drives to get legislation passed in the U. S Senate.  He funded his efforts to get global warming legislation passed with Joseph Lieberman three times.  He funded efforts to get John's Campaign Finance Reform bill passed.

George Soros was involved in trying to destroy the British Pound.  Do you see a pattern here?  The guy wanted to take down the West.  What did he have in mind to replace it?

I have documented part of John McCain disgusting past here:  http://www.hotr.us/mccain/mccainagain.html  You would do well to read it.  Afterwards mere dislike isn't going to quite cut it, when it comes to any reasoned Conservative's views of John.  He is not just the enemy of our nation, you can expand that to the Western World.  He runs with a crowd that is intent on, and has taken direct action to destroy our way of life, and the Western World's influence on global matters.

Personally, you will never find me supporting or voting for John McCain to hold public office.  His consorting with the other disgusting well-known Leftists in our nation, his teaming up with Leftists on our own side, and his vindictive my way or the highway anti-Americanism goes far beyond something that can be desribed with a word like dislike.

John McCain needs to be removed from power.  After he is removed from power, he needs to be removed from influencing those who still hold power.  If other players want to consort with him from within our ranks, they should be removed from power as well.  These sorts of people will destroy this nation as surely as George Soros will.  I'll have none of it.

So if someone wants to keep piling it on John McCain, all the more power to them.  This man is a diseased individual, and he spreads that disease with each new player.  He uses every excuse in the book to get their support.  He twists things, he makes it sound like the right thing to do, and then they join him to do bad things.  He has to go.

Frankly, I hope he loses in November.  A novice Democrat couldn't do 1/10th the damage to our nation John McCain is capable of.

With seniority, all John has to do is pick up the phone and call our new bright shining stars.  Flattered and unsuspecting, they swallow his bilge and climb on board the McCain wrecking ball express.  He had Scott Brown in his office a day or so after being elected.  It's very clear how he got a person like Palin to back him for re-election despite his past.  He even got her to say she supported his policies.

This guy has got to go.

I'll be here riding his ass constantly until he's no longer an influence whatsoever on our political players.

33 posted on 09/02/2010 9:26:54 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: DoughtyOne

” With seniority, all John has to do is pick up the phone and call our new bright shining stars. Flattered and unsuspecting, they swallow his bilge and climb on board the McCain wrecking ball express. He had Scott Brown in his office a day or so after being elected. It’s very clear how he got a person like Palin to back him for re-election despite his past. He even got her to say she supported his policies.

This guy has got to go.

I’ll be here riding his ass constantly until he’s no longer an influence whatsoever on our political players. “

Until McCain dies of old age, he is a danger to our country.

B U M P


34 posted on 09/02/2010 9:45:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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