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Cantor's loss a blow to state GOP fundraising
hamptonroads.com ^ | 7/5/14 | Alan Suderman

Posted on 07/05/2014 7:38:49 AM PDT by cotton1706

Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their most reliable sources of campaign cash with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in a GOP primary contest last month.

Cantor's campaign account and the Cantor-controlled 7th District Republican Committee have given more than $700,000 directly to Republican state candidates since Cantor was first elected to Congress in 2000. That is according to campaign finance reports compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit that tracks political contributions.

Helping Cantor help state politicians were big-name donors from around the country attracted by the majority leader's former star power. They include late Texas billionaires Bob Perry and Harold Simmons and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's company.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: donors; elections; ericcantor; gopestablishment; moneymoneymoney; rinos; va2014
I think we all know what type of "state candidates" this money was funding. We remove more of these types of people or drain their "warchests" as we have been doing, then we can make some progress. Cornyn and McConnell had to spend at least $16 million combined to get barely 60% of the vote. Graham spent millions and got only 56% of the republican electorate. And how much money was spent in Mississippi to get just barely over the line.

The fundraising to these people will not be what it was.

1 posted on 07/05/2014 7:38:49 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

GOOD!


2 posted on 07/05/2014 7:46:26 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: cotton1706

The Mammon-worshipers still do not get it.


3 posted on 07/05/2014 7:46:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: cotton1706

Kind of makes you wonder just what those people were buying, doesn’t it?


4 posted on 07/05/2014 7:47:57 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: cotton1706

The only downside I can see is that, as regular conservative citizens refuse to fund their own loss of liberty, the politicians become more and more beholden to lobbyists and globalists.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 7:48:04 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: cotton1706

I don’t think they got “over the line” in Mississippi..

Once the cheating and double votes are removed. They will have wasted a ton of walking around money on a loss.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 7:48:26 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: cotton1706

“Helping Cantor help state politicians were big-name donors from around the country attracted by the majority leader’s former star power. They include late Texas billionaires Bob Perry and Harold Simmons and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s company.”

Bob Perry - Home builder - Low cost Mexican labor has been leaving Texas for a while now

Sheldon Adelson - Low cost Mexican labor cleaning Vegas hotel rooms voted for Harry Read


7 posted on 07/05/2014 7:49:21 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: cotton1706

GOP-E = leftwing socialists

Dem party = leftwing communists

Of course, it’s the “uni-party” destroying our Constitution!


8 posted on 07/05/2014 7:55:07 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: McGavin999

“Kind of makes you wonder just what those people were buying, doesn’t it?”

When defense companies donate they give the candidate a sales talk on their product that they either want to sell or want to keep selling. The candidate enthusiastically says he’ll support them. The deal, probably with nothing more than the understanding that future money depends on this support, is struck.

A company we were competing against moved their plant to the district of a powerful committee chair. Their product was a silly expansive way of making commercial technology work in military equipment called “spray cooling.” During a televised hearing the chair was flustered by my company’s backed politician. The chair fluttered his hands and sputtered, “b-but this spray cooling thing is the way to go.” He didn’t care stripping all the commercial heat sinks off and making it so the equipment only worked when it was in a sealed environment with toxic chemicals made it impossible to troubleshoot the electronics. All he cared about was his money.


9 posted on 07/05/2014 7:57:59 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: cotton1706
cotton1706:" Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their most reliable sources of campaign cash
with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in a GOP primary contest last month."

I dont believe it was Cantor's defeat that caused the reduction of sourcesof campaign cash
It was the appearance that the GOP-e would sink the entire slate of candidates in a civil war against TEA PARTY,
by taking away the election treasury , thus reassuring a Democrat victory.
Why spend money on a loseing cause ?
Just another political "hissey-fit" by an immature candidate and party demogogue leadership (?) who support him with his "hissey-fit".

10 posted on 07/05/2014 8:24:35 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: cotton1706

Go pound sand, worthless GOPe.

You’ve had waaaaaaaaaaay too long to do anything meaningful.

All talk and no action.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 8:25:54 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: cotton1706

Cantor did something MUCH MORE VALUABLE than he’ll EVER UNDERSTAND.

He showed Republicans that a challenger with NO MONEY can knock off one of the biggest, if not the biggest player in politics today. No one EVER thought that was possible. Even the Tea Party Groups wouldn’t go against Cantor, as they were ABSOLUTELY SURE he was unbeatable. And why not, since that has always been the case in recent elections. But that was before...

Now, that $700,000 (which is a drop in the bucket, by the way, coming out $50,000 per year...to spread in a state the size of Virgina - please - Clinton could raise a million in one fund-raiser) is TAINTED MONEY, as is Karl Rove’s money, and similar money from America Haters that want to join Obama in “transforming” this country by flooding it with Illegals.

I don’t even see any significance to the story...almost seems planted by the Cantor people to try to convince us that it was dumb to take him down. Well, sorry, IT IS OVER for Cantor, and some of us LOVE IT!


12 posted on 07/05/2014 8:26:14 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Olog-hai

Nor will they ever I am afraid.


13 posted on 07/05/2014 8:28:44 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Gen.Blather

Defense companies have friends in the US Senate
ranging from Feinstein to McCain and Graham.

When McCain and Graham talk about training people somewhere in the world or sending weapons somewhere in the world defense contractors are involved.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 8:37:38 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Nextrush

When we (and the Russians, for that matter) give astonishing weapons to countries where Americans are in terrible danger there is always money in the picture someplace.

You have to wonder who in Russia profited from selling reactors to Iran who will definitely at some time arm Chechen’s with nukes.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 8:44:14 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: cotton1706; All

Boo freakin’ hoo!


16 posted on 07/05/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: cotton1706

They didn’t make it over the line with legal votes, they went beyond just spending money advertising for votes and started buying votes.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 8:56:38 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: cotton1706

Of course, it has nothing to do with the state draining the funds from the coffers after Dave Brat’s win, right? Poor RNC. They just don’t get any respect. They did not support their own governor’s candidate, actually supporting the democrat, instead, and you KNOW they’ll not support Dave Brat. Why would anybody give money? If the party rejects the voters’ wishes, then these are the real consequences.


18 posted on 07/05/2014 9:09:04 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

You’re right - this is good news...


19 posted on 07/05/2014 9:18:30 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
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To: mrsmel

Or maybe they’ll have to make appeals based on what their supporters believe in. I don’t mean to imply that our people whored themselves out to the highest bidder or anythign...


20 posted on 07/05/2014 9:20:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
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To: Gen.Blather

That’s pretty much what I thought


21 posted on 07/05/2014 10:02:05 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: cotton1706

I saw an article posted last week that Cantor’s organization was raiding Virginia GOP coffers and transferring as much money to the RNC as they could before he leaves office.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 11:34:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cotton1706

“Graham spent millions and got only 56% of the republican electorate.”

That is rather sad seeing as Graham had half the state’s democrat’s voting and campaigning for him.


23 posted on 07/05/2014 6:12:44 PM PDT by Monorprise
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