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Why did Jim DeMint give the NHGOP $100k?
WMUR ^ | 10/20/10 | James Pindell

Posted on 10/20/2010 5:48:53 PM PDT by pissant

Conservative South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to eight state Republican committees over the last three months, which begs the question of who he is trying to help: the candidates he endorsed or his own ambitions.

According to his campaign finance report DeMint gave $100,000 to the New Hampshire Republican State Committee in what appears to be an attempt to bolster Ovide Lamontagne, the candidate he backed in the U.S. Senate primary given that he also gave to states where he had a Senate candidate he endorsed.

Yet any time a prominent politician gives that kind of money to a New Hampshire political party it creates questions as to whether or not he is thinking about a run for president.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalscoop.wmur.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: demint; potus
'Cause he's gonna run for the 2012 nomination. And likely win it.
1 posted on 10/20/2010 5:48:56 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I have no problem with Jim running for anything he wants.


2 posted on 10/20/2010 5:52:20 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: pissant

I don’t particularly care why, whether it was entirely self-interest that happens to help the country, patriotism that happens to help his campaign chances, or a combination. In any case, I approve of this message.


3 posted on 10/20/2010 5:52:27 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: pissant

Sounds pretty good to me! DeMint/Palin 2012... If someone wants to make some money go take up DeMint and Palin for President website domain names.....


4 posted on 10/20/2010 5:53:38 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: pissant
... which begs the question of who he is trying to help: the candidates he endorsed or his own ambitions.

Would that be true for all contributions then? From all politicians, committees, PACs, etc.? What about individuals?

Or, does the question only apply to DeMint?

5 posted on 10/20/2010 5:56:18 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: pissant

If DeMint runs in 2012, he’s my candidate.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 5:58:47 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: pissant
I'd work my fingers to the bone for him were he to run, but unfortunately I think he has other plans.

Regards

7 posted on 10/20/2010 6:01:52 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is already insane and sequestered on golf courses or vacations so you won't know it)
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To: speciallybland

He’ll certainly be near the top of my list, if not #1


8 posted on 10/20/2010 6:03:55 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: speciallybland

DeMint is the man. He is my choice for 2012.


9 posted on 10/20/2010 6:04:07 PM PDT by kabar
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To: pissant

I I hope DeMint runs for President.


10 posted on 10/20/2010 6:06:04 PM PDT by Padams
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To: pissant
Why did Jim DeMint give the NHGOP $100k?

Three guesses.

11 posted on 10/20/2010 6:06:58 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Hey mo-joe! Here's another one for your collection.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

I’ll be more than delighted to see him running.


12 posted on 10/20/2010 6:08:18 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Padams

New Hampshire needs to have their first in the nation primary status revoked and their primary closed. NH democrats revived McCain’s moribund campaign, and now look where we are...


13 posted on 10/20/2010 6:09:20 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: pissant

He’d be Palin’s worst nightmare as an opponent, that’s for sure.


14 posted on 10/20/2010 6:10:27 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Hey mo-joe! Here's another one for your collection.)
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To: pissant

Finally we can agree on a #1 if he runs.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 6:11:27 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Non-Sequitur

That’s why they are worried at the prospect over at worship central. They know their right flank is very vulnerable.


16 posted on 10/20/2010 6:12:14 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Geez, DeMint...$100K to NHRINO??? These are the dirtbags that sabotaged conservative Jennifer Horn’s campaign by recruiting another conservative (Guida) to run in the GOP primary; enabling RINO retread Charlie Bass to sneak thru to victory. Now we have pro-abortion Bass running against pro-abortion and Planned Parenthood darling Anne (’the Butcher’) Kuster. Color me disappointed, Jim...


17 posted on 10/20/2010 6:16:01 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: pissant

No. The big concern at Worship Central is Duncan Hunter, Sr.


18 posted on 10/20/2010 6:17:47 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: who knows what evil?

They, along with Palin, undercut the conservative in the Senate primary as well - who was DeMint’s guy. So I can see no other good reason to give $$ except to make some allies for a run.


19 posted on 10/20/2010 6:18:28 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: bwc2221

That’s odd. Over at Hunter Central they are supporting DeMint. And several other rock-ribbers. Over at worship central, they are busy kneecapping Bachmann on someone’s Bachmann for president thread.


20 posted on 10/20/2010 6:20:45 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
They, along with Palin, undercut the conservative in the Senate primary as well - who was DeMint’s guy.

They sure did...Kelly Ayotte? Ye gads...I've got to do write-ins on November 2nd.

21 posted on 10/20/2010 6:24:20 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: The Bronze Titan

>> I have no problem with Jim running for anything he wants <<

Senators make terrible presidents — JFK, LBJ, RMN and BHO, not to mention Warren Harding and Andrew Johnson. And McCain would probably have been about as bad. Let DeMint go back to SC and serve as governor for a while. Then he may be OK. But just not yet.


22 posted on 10/20/2010 6:29:17 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: pissant

Tell them. Oh just shut the heck up.


23 posted on 10/20/2010 6:31:01 PM PDT by dforest
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To: who knows what evil?

I agree. Why NH? Why Iowa? I see the reasoning for a staggered, drawn out primary season but there has to be a better way than the current NH/Iowa set up.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 6:33:37 PM PDT by Padams
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To: pissant
Over at worship central, they are busy kneecapping Bachmann on someone’s Bachmann for president thread.

Girlfight to see who get's to be Queen Grizzlie?

25 posted on 10/20/2010 6:38:08 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: calcowgirl

Only DeMint, I reckon. But this is a very good sign, my dear.


26 posted on 10/20/2010 6:43:28 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Hawthorn

Harding was a fine president. One of the most conservative in our history.


27 posted on 10/20/2010 7:38:01 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

>> Harding was a fine president <<

You may be the only person in the universe who has that opinion!

>> One of the most conservative in our history <<

You must be confusing him with his V.P. and successor, Calvin Coolidge — who really was an excellent POTUS.


28 posted on 10/21/2010 6:03:22 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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