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Excess McCain campaign cash goes to charity - Donations not put toward 2012 race, $9 million
Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Luke Rosiak

Posted on 04/12/2012 4:52:28 AM PDT by opentalk

The dormant 2008 presidential apparatus of John McCain this year transferred nearly $9 million in old donations to an educational charity run by three major political supporters that bears the Arizona senator’s name, filings showed Tuesday.

The big-money move stands in contrast to President George W. Bush, who found himself in a nearly identical financial position but gave the millions instead to the Republican National Committee. Party committees are a typical destination for excess political cash, and the money would have dramatically bolstered the RNC’s position as the chief financial resource of the party’s presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; corrupt; crooked; idiot; mccain; rino; rnc; thief; traitor

1 posted on 04/12/2012 4:52:33 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

At least he wasn’t like the typical Democrat, who keeps it to him/her/itself.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: opentalk

*snicker*

Even McCain must be getting sick of the RNCino crowd, and he’s one of them!


3 posted on 04/12/2012 4:58:11 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: opentalk
it shows how much he really wanted to win if he had over nine million left at the end of the race

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4 posted on 04/12/2012 5:03:48 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: opentalk; Sarah Barracuda; Bigtigermike; sarah fan UK; Al B.
But yet the McCain campaign still sent Sarah Palin a $50,000 bill for her "vetting."

What a disgrace!

5 posted on 04/12/2012 5:05:04 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: opentalk

How helpful.
NOT!
Mc was the most anti-Republican Republican they could find to run last time ‘round. He’s still at it, as we see.
This time’round we have another anti-Republican RINO, and I definitely expect the same result for 2012.
Wonder what he’ll do with HIS “excress cash”?


6 posted on 04/12/2012 5:08:30 AM PDT by Flintlock (Picture ID for ALL voting. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: opentalk

what an a@@ wipe


7 posted on 04/12/2012 5:25:35 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: opentalk

This is unethical. The money was donated with a specific intent (the furtherance of a political cause) on the part of the donor. McCain, as the recipient and steward of these donations is duty bound to either return the excess funds to the donors, or to honor the intent of their donation by directing the funds for similar use.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 5:43:59 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: Nifster
Agree

from the article the money will go to his charity ...a nonprofit education and research center focused on world affairs

He is a globalist. Cosponsored NDAA, cheerleader for Libyan war and bypassing congress. A threat to US Sovereignty

9 posted on 04/12/2012 5:45:18 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Elle Bee

Yet he fought with passion to hang on to his Senate seat. He even made a commercial walking the border, claiming border security would be his top priority.....silent on fast and furious, murder of agent.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 5:50:25 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

he money would have dramatically bolstered the RNC’s position as the chief financial resource of the party’s presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney.

McLame’s action is aimed at shooting down Mitt,s chances.

John needs to go back to Hanoi and stay there. And I’m no Romney fan.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 5:52:39 AM PDT by chainsaw (Sarah Palin is still my first choice to save the USA. . .)
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To: chainsaw
McLame’s action is aimed at shooting down Mitt,s chances.

Strike me confused. I thought that all RINOs stick together. McCain has made a living off of being a "maverick" RINO and he even came out WAY EARLY to endorse Romney. Is McCain really that self-serving that he would deny money to a fellow RINO? Oh wait. I forgot. He IS that self-serving. He backstabbed W every chance he got. Seems like a bitter man who doesn't want to see another Republican in the WH besides HIM.
12 posted on 04/12/2012 6:02:00 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: chainsaw
That's what seems so odd about his actions. He made a big public announcement and appearance to endorse Romney right when other candidates were gaining ground. I think Newt was up in polls at the time.
13 posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:06 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
“his charity ...a nonprofit education and research center focused on world affairs”
Shirley you jest. A proper definition would be:

A nonprofit glorification and exaltation of all things McCain Group.

14 posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:25 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Elle Bee
I think it's unethical for McCain not to have spent the millions of dollars left over IF he had been actually running to win. Instead he undercut his own campaign multiple times (praising Obama, criticizing Obama's opponents, rushing to suspend his campaign temporarily and support TARP) and didn't spend the resources entrusted to him.

In fact, our local campaign office never got any campaign signs and materials from the campaign, and actually had to pay suppliers our own money to buy them for distribution. And now we find out he had millions just sitting there doing nothing.

15 posted on 04/12/2012 6:10:44 AM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: opentalk

It is ludicrous that McCain has ‘excess’ campaign funds.

In his early 2008 run, his campaign was broke.

Going into the general election, he cried that he didn’t have funds to compete effectively against Obama.

Some how, when he reran for his Senate seat, he magically had $20 million in excess that he could take from his old presidential run.

Now, he has another $9 million that he can donate to charities — IN HIS OWN NAME?

We definitely need Campaign Finance Reform, but not the kind McCain hoisted on us.

This whole thing smacks of corruption at the highest levels.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 6:18:50 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: opentalk

He’s in Strom Thurman mode. Getting more looney by day. He is a disgrace to the nation.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 6:45:45 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: opentalk

Even the Rinos can’t stand the Rinos.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 7:09:38 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: opentalk

true that


19 posted on 04/12/2012 8:29:35 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SaraJohnson

LOL!


20 posted on 04/12/2012 2:07:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: opentalk
Turncoat McCain screws his country once again. Aftetr all, he surely wouldn't want to do anything against his bosom buddy Obama.
21 posted on 04/12/2012 5:45:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: opentalk
Turncoat McCain screws his country once again. After all, he surely wouldn't want to do anything against his bosom buddy Obama.
22 posted on 04/12/2012 5:46:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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