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Eric Cantor seeks help to repay donors
politico.com ^ | 7/7/14 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN

Posted on 07/07/2014 4:36:55 PM PDT by cotton1706

Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat is leaving his campaign in a financial bind.

The Virginia Republican’s political operation has asked his House GOP colleagues to cut checks so he can refund his donors.

Cantor spent funds meant for the general election during his unsuccessful primary campaign battle against fellow Republican Dave Brat. Since he lost and has no general election in November, federal law mandates that Cantor must return those general-election contributions to the donors.

Several lawmakers and GOP aides said Cantor needs to raise upwards of $150,000 to refund his donors, and possibly far more.

Doug Heye, Cantor’s deputy chief of staff, confirmed that campaign aides have solicited GOP lawmakers for donations since his June 10 defeat. Cantor himself has not asked colleagues for money.

The development marks a dramatic turn of events for Cantor, who has long been one of Washington’s top fundraisers. Cantor spent years traversing the country to raise money for himself, the Republican Party and other GOP candidates now has to raise money from his colleagues to repay donors.

Cantor was not only generous with his time, but also was free with his campaign money. He frequently cut checks for candidates, and hosted dinners for lawmakers at restaurants all over Washington.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: elections
Cantor's defeat still provides so many happy feelings!

"Cantor spent funds meant for the general election during his unsuccessful primary campaign battle against fellow Republican Dave Brat. Since he lost and has no general election in November, federal law mandates that Cantor must return those general-election contributions to the donors."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

1 posted on 07/07/2014 4:36:55 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Hold on. I’ll get my checkbook.

BWAAAAAHAAAAHAAAA!


2 posted on 07/07/2014 4:38:43 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: cotton1706

He’s as dead broke as Hillary.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 4:38:49 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: cotton1706

The forced refund, in part, explains why he stole the $400,000 from Brat immediately following the primary.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 4:39:14 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (I am a proud citizen of an idea called America.)
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To: cotton1706

HA!


5 posted on 07/07/2014 4:40:36 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: cotton1706

Let his criminal illegal aliens help him, as he wanted.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 4:40:47 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cotton1706

Repay donors?

I’ll bet they’re after him. Someone has to pay for the Guatemalan kids, the new slave labor force.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 4:41:00 PM PDT by stanne
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To: All
Here's what happens when Repubs stupidly consort w/ the Prince.

34 points ahead in the polls----dumped by the voters.
Ex-majority Leader Eric Cantor and friend.

A REFRESHER COURSE IN LOSING Cantor in 2013: "One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home."

B/c no one believed that Constitutional fable, Cantor doubled down---he later offered a new explanation for why he supports granting amnesty to individuals brought into the country illegally as minors. It's “Biblical,” he said in a local radio interview.

That "revelation" offed the sucker but good. So much for Cantor's gulling the voters---endorsing a measure intended to dismantle US ntl security.

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Cantor stupidly believed the rest of us just fell of turnip truck---that we know nothing about the Dream Act except what he makes up.

THE FACTS ARE THESE---The Senate amnesty bill is dangerously flawed, and its glaring omissions WRT protecting US ntl security, cannot ever serve as the basis for useful legislation.

By legalizing illegal aliens w/out shoring up law enforcement, we hand an engraved invitation to global Third Worlders----all of 'em salivating to ride the US gravy train.....each separatist group conniving to achieve its hidden agenda.

Amnesty recklessly opens the door wide for illiterate, low-skilled aliens, born and bred in savage cultures, here to suck up US benefits and take jobs away from Americans.

Third Worlders may, in fact, contribute their labor to the US, but their loyalties are elsewhere----they have no intention of becoming Americanized....of participating as equals in American culture, revering our vast history, or preserving American values.

The Senate amnesty bill is a blueprint----it amply demonstrates that illegal separatist populations intend to usurp the US political system to advance their own hidden agenda.

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The Senate "Amnesty" bill includes two “slush funds” amounting to $150 MILLION annually, replenish-able with eternal tax dollars for years to come....... earmarked for groups like the blood-thirsty La Raza.

8 posted on 07/07/2014 4:47:10 PM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: All
Feel like gloating?


9 posted on 07/07/2014 4:48:14 PM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: cotton1706

Some things just make a man feel good.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 4:48:40 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: cotton1706

Boy, just another lawbreaker in Congress who wants to inflict more lawbreakers on the honest few Americans on the right.

Bites you in the butt sooner or later Eric. You should chalk this to a lesson in life.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 4:49:02 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: cotton1706
Cantor spent funds meant for the general election during his unsuccessful primary campaign battle against fellow Republican Dave Brat.

Sounds like a crime to me.

12 posted on 07/07/2014 4:49:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: stanne
Cantor's donors can't be too disappointed.

Kevin McCarthy, the man who will replace Cantor as Majority Leader, has a “F-minus” immigration grade from Numbers USA.

13 posted on 07/07/2014 4:50:25 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: cotton1706
Cantor was not only generous with his time, but also was free with his campaign money. He frequently cut checks for candidates, and hosted dinners for lawmakers at restaurants all over Washington.

There should be a law against that! Once in office they spend 2/3 of their time fundraising!...and eating steak on donor money!

14 posted on 07/07/2014 4:53:52 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: zeestephen

Disappointed? I don’t know. But they’re not letting him off the hook on debt and they’re done with him


15 posted on 07/07/2014 4:54:09 PM PDT by stanne
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To: zeestephen

“Kevin McCarthy, the man who will replace Cantor as Majority Leader, has a “F-minus” immigration grade from Numbers USA.”

I just wish someone would find some real dirt on this slimeball and force him to resign.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 4:54:31 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: cotton1706

Hey Eric, they are called “donors” for a reason — not lenders.

You repay lenders not donors.

Is there something you are not telling us???


17 posted on 07/07/2014 4:57:18 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: cotton1706

Heck, I’m almost tempted to send him money - just for being SO STUPID as to lose to Brat and thereby kill Amnesty for at least 2014, and probably longer.

I almost think we should reward him for the favor he did for the country.


18 posted on 07/07/2014 4:57:35 PM PDT by BobL
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yes I wondered that too. How can you spend money set aside for the general election on another campaign, legally speaking?


19 posted on 07/07/2014 4:59:55 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: zeestephen

“Kevin McCarthy, the man who will replace Cantor as Majority Leader, has a “F-minus” immigration grade from Numbers USA.”

Perhaps, but he still needs 218 votes to pass Amnesty, and thanks to Cantor’s defeat, it will be a LONG TIME before he can find enough idiot Republicans (willing to lose their seats over Amnesty) to reach that number.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 5:00:23 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Balding_Eagle
... Cantor needs to raise upwards of $150,000 to refund his donors, and possibly far more.

Watching him reach into his own pocket to avoid criminal charges might be icing on the cake.

As an aside, I'd be interested in knowing how his net worth changed since he showed up in D.C.

21 posted on 07/07/2014 5:01:53 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: lonestar

I wonder how much money is in his slush fund, err, PAC?


22 posted on 07/07/2014 5:07:26 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: cotton1706

.........HA ha!!!
23 posted on 07/07/2014 5:11:24 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: BobL
He only needs 20 Republicans to make Amnesty happen.

And McCarthy is not worried about reelection.

His District is 40% Hispanic and lots of white farmers.

By the way...

Besides Jeff Sessions and Steve King, are there ANY elected Republicans who are vigorously campaigning against the Obama guided southern border invasion?

24 posted on 07/07/2014 5:19:34 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: cotton1706
Don't give this DESPICABLE HAS-BEEN a penny. Let him cash in his LAVISH Congressional retirement plan to pay for HIS bills.

Mid January 2015 can't come soon enough so that we'll never hear another word (except possibly from MSNBC) from this duplicitous Amnesty promoter.

25 posted on 07/07/2014 5:41:00 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: House Atreides

“Don’t give this DESPICABLE HAS-BEEN a penny.”

I hope you don’t think I was going to, haha.


26 posted on 07/07/2014 5:42:07 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
LOL No, that was just a general statement. I can't imagine ANY FReeper giving him a penny except for the occasional RINO troll.
27 posted on 07/07/2014 5:45:38 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: House Atreides

Sending him some Monopoly money would be fun.


28 posted on 07/07/2014 5:49:30 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: kitchen

If Cantor violated a criminal law, he should go to prison. Making restitution can be imposed as part of his sentence but criminal misappropriation of funds calls for prosecution and not for Let’s Make a Deal, especially pre-indictment. He also has to have a campaign treasurer, registered with the Federal Elections Commission. Since Eric Cantor, as a candidate, was not supposed to handle contributions to his on campaign, it is the treasurer who gets whacked first. If Cantor handled contributions to his own campaign, make that a cell for two! Add in Thad Cockroach and Haley Boss Hogg Barbour and we can reserve a two-cell suite for them.


29 posted on 07/07/2014 5:49:45 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: zeestephen

“He only needs 20 Republicans to make Amnesty happen.”

That’s still a lot. I agree he might have 5 or so under his belt, but the vast majority of Republicans know they will have to answer to the Tea Party if they try that stunt. I suspect even some Democrats in close races might think twice about taking the bait, especially considering what’s going on at the border.

Unfortunately the Republicans are just about completely at a loss on how to respond. They’re afraid of saying ONE THING that might come across as being harsh on those poor innocent MS-13 teenagers...I mean little children in diapers.


30 posted on 07/07/2014 5:54:02 PM PDT by BobL
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To: cotton1706

How much is his Congressional pay and pension?


31 posted on 07/07/2014 5:54:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: fatnotlazy
I just got one from Publishers Clearing House, I will forward that to him tomorrow.

Eric Cantor for President! Woo! Woo!

<Note-/These Woo! Woo! endorsements are the Kiss of Death on FR.>

32 posted on 07/07/2014 6:17:55 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: BlackElk

Good info! I’ll ask the sheriff if he has room for a few more miscreants, as we take in a few here and there when space is at a premium elsewhere. They eat pretty well - the cook uses seized buckskin and (I don’t know if I should tell you this) elk to stay in budget. Maybe not a private dinning room at the Mayflower, but still on the taxpayer’s dime.


33 posted on 07/07/2014 6:22:34 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: kitchen
I like it when law breakers get booted out of government. This is the same crap that they pull with the laws they write. They skirt them and force us to follow them. I am so feed up with the way both parties screw us and they get away with it. Insider trading is a good example. We go to jail and they get rich.

Good riddance crook.

34 posted on 07/07/2014 6:39:36 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: cotton1706

Geeze, guess he shouldn’t have had 168,000 dollar steak dinners eh?


35 posted on 07/07/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: cotton1706

>> Sending him some Monopoly money would be fun.

Or a few pesos.


36 posted on 07/07/2014 7:38:41 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: kitchen; Dr. Sivana

Have heard rumors that Eric Cantor’s campaign treasurer is disreputable cousin Rogue Elk. If so, Black Elk says feed Rogue Elk to prisoners. He probably tough and stringy unlike Cantor’s preferred Chateau Briand or Coquilles St. Jacques and Rogue Elk not be missed by decent elks anywhere. He is a known EINO: Elk in Name Only!


37 posted on 07/07/2014 8:09:04 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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