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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 senators 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 RNCs position as the chief financial resource of the partys presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney.
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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; corrupt; crooked; idiot; mccain; rino; rnc; thief; traitor
posted on 04/12/2012 4:52:33 AM PDT
At least he wasn’t like the typical Democrat, who keeps it to him/her/itself.
posted on 04/12/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT
(Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
Even McCain must be getting sick of the RNCino crowd, and he’s one of them!
posted on 04/12/2012 4:58:11 AM PDT
(Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
it shows how much he really wanted to win if he had over nine million left at the end of the race
posted on 04/12/2012 5:03:48 AM PDT
by Elle Bee
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!
posted on 04/12/2012 5:05:04 AM PDT
by Timber Rattler
(Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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”?
posted on 04/12/2012 5:08:30 AM PDT
(Picture ID for ALL voting. Let our dead rest in peace.)
posted on 04/12/2012 5:25:35 AM PDT
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.
posted on 04/12/2012 5:43:59 AM PDT
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
posted on 04/12/2012 5:45:18 AM PDT
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.
posted on 04/12/2012 5:50:25 AM PDT
he money would have dramatically bolstered the RNCs position as the chief financial resource of the partys 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.
posted on 04/12/2012 5:52:39 AM PDT
(Sarah Palin is still my first choice to save the USA. . .)
McLames 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.
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.
posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:06 AM PDT
“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.
posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:25 AM PDT
( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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.
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.
posted on 04/12/2012 6:18:50 AM PDT
He’s in Strom Thurman mode. Getting more looney by day. He is a disgrace to the nation.
posted on 04/12/2012 6:45:45 AM PDT
Even the Rinos can’t stand the Rinos.
posted on 04/12/2012 8:29:35 AM PDT
posted on 04/12/2012 2:07:03 PM PDT
(God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
Turncoat McCain screws his country once again. Aftetr all, he surely wouldn't want to do anything against his bosom buddy Obama.
Turncoat McCain screws his country once again. After all, he surely wouldn't want to do anything against his bosom buddy Obama.
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