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Romney Losing Donors to GOP House, Senate Candidates
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Posted on 10/01/2012 7:40:42 PM PDT by chessplayer

The Romney campaign is experiencing what some officials believe could be the beginning of a mass exodus of big money donors diverting their cash away from the Republican presidential hopeful and toward Republican candidates for the House and Senate races more likely to win in November, the FOX Business Network has learned.

The trend isn’t at the acute stage, at least not yet, said one person with direct knowledge of the matter. This person, a major player in Romney’s New York fundraising circles, confirmed to FOX Business that a few New York donors have backed away from financial commitments to the Romney campaign and instead said they will spend their money to help the Republicans hold on to the House of Representatives, and pick up seats in the Senate.

But another person with direct knowledge of the matter says the trend, though nascent, is more geographically broad based, and reflects an increasing degree of anxiety both with what they believe is the tentative nature of the Romney campaign, and recent poll numbers that show President Obama with a lead, particularly in key battleground states, that some Republican contributors are starting to believe is insurmountable.


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I'm at a loss. We have the most incompetent and destructive president in history. He is destroying the country piecemeal. ANYONE should be able to beat him, but he may win in a bigger landslide than he did against McCain. What is happening is a direct result of the media.
1 posted on 10/01/2012 7:40:46 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

If the WH is not turned over this year, the House and Senate are meaningless. He will do everything by Executive Order and the Congress will be unable to stop him.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 7:43:21 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: chessplayer

Media search and destroy mission: objective achieved.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 7:44:03 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: chessplayer

What is happening is a direct result of the media.

They are somewhat to blame, but the GOP-e is mostly to blame for forcing a cnadidate that 3/4 of the party despises. That said, the game isn’t over yet.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 7:49:05 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: chessplayer

If you have a house and senate with the stones to do their job, Obama can be rendered pretty much powerless or even removed by other means.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 7:49:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer

The media is a big part of it.

But, the real fault lies with Romney. He is campaigning like McCain and Dole, when he has to be campaigning like Reagan.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 7:49:54 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: chessplayer

STOP LETTING THE MEDIA MANIPULATE YOU. Romney is going to win in a landslide. How stupid can you be. The is no group he is ahead in.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 7:51:19 PM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe the big money donors know something we don’t know.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 7:51:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: chessplayer

Romney has plenty of money for the last month!! This is good for the GOP races


9 posted on 10/01/2012 7:51:43 PM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The is nobody... NOBODY is as bad as Obama. Shame on all of you for walking right in to the trap.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 7:53:58 PM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I am sick tired of “unnamed sources”.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 7:55:20 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: chessplayer

The Polls are skewed - fixed... Rassmusen is probably close on target... near tied at least ... but I suspect Romney is ahead...

However, Romney hires his liberal New England cronies and puts forth a stupid campaign... Romney complies with his handlers and play ‘patty cake’ with obama for the most part ... And mostly Romney sticks his thumb in the eye of Conservatives and sees Tea Party folks as Space Aliens...

And - now Romney’s liberal management team are shocked ... where is the deep seated support ... ? Stupid Dick Heads Romney has hired...


12 posted on 10/01/2012 7:55:27 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: justlurking

If Romney should pull this off, I swear, it will be against his will. This is exactly what an empty suit looks like. He wants to be handed things, but fights for nothing. It’s just impolite.

Poor Ryan. Stuck with a rubber raft when we need a gun ship.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 7:56:27 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: chessplayer

FNC is still not to be trusted with this type of “news”.

Where are the old fedex “we’re DOOOOOOOOooooooooomed” pictures?


14 posted on 10/01/2012 7:56:51 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: All

This is more of the same: negative stories about Romney to get people on our side demoralized. The media is already trying to downplay the debates because they know Zero won’t do well. Many Americans will see on Wednesday who the right man for the job is, and that’s Mitt Romney.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 7:57:17 PM PDT by Laura722
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To: chessplayer

And here’s why the skewed polling is the most disgusting disastrous thing to happen to this election cycle along with the media touting all of them. People start to believe it and they don’t wanna waste money on a so-called loser.

IF the polls are true. We’re in big effing trouble with nobody to stand against this bastard in the WH.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 7:57:28 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: justlurking

agree to a large extent...when Romney had the ballsy move to hold a press conference in front of the bankrupt Solyndra facility i thought, “great- finally!!”...its been a rather weak kneed response since...


17 posted on 10/01/2012 7:57:36 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Hildy

“Romney is going to win in a landslide.”

Then I guess I don’t need to donate. That’s good. Just last night I gave three modest donations to some local candidates. Those RNC envelopes I still get are tossed in the garbage.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 7:57:36 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Hildy

IT IS A LANDSLIDE! VOTE AMERICA. The idiot in the WH compares it to basketball. We have a Nation to defend here. I am an anybody but the socialist from hell now. It is to late for the rest of the players.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 7:57:43 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: chessplayer; All

The campaign denied this today.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 7:58:18 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: chessplayer

BS!
Don’t let these morons play with your head.

Coat tails are important, and even if Romney did not win, a very good showing by Romney will help us in all of the Senate and House races.

I actually think Romney will win 53% of the popular vote.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 7:59:45 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Hildy

thank you for saying that, Hildy. There sure are a lot of limp d*cks with short memories around here this time around.


22 posted on 10/01/2012 8:02:00 PM PDT by stickywillie (stanley ann went black, & never came back)
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To: Hildy
I believe this is the case as well, but if Romney loses, I don't think it will be because "it was Romney". Do people honestly think Santorum would be doing better? THIS IS THE MEDIA If we lose this election, there are only two explanations. Either this country is so stupid that it can't even see what a terrible president Obama is, or the media have succeeded in covering up every single thing that this president has done. Cadell is right. The media in this country are becoming a threat to the nation. Their blatant bias in favor of the communist is on Chavez-levels. ANYBODY should be able to beat Obama at this point. No president in history has won on such a record. The only explanation lies not in Romney, but by the misinformation and propaganda spread by supposedly "reliable" news organizations. Romney is not running the greatest campaign ever, but it's much better than McLame's. He wouldn't have said a word after Libya. Romney did, and what happened? The media ambushed him and spent two weeks talking about his "gaffe" instead of the four dead Americans. Despite this, I still think that we will win, and Glenn Beck explained it well. The Soros angle. This is what George Soros does. Makes the polls show things going one way, when they are really going the other. When the results come out on election day, people say "he stole it.", "the polls didn't say that", "cheat!" George Soros doesn't collapse countries before elections. He collapses them after
23 posted on 10/01/2012 8:02:47 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: chessplayer
Once again the FReeper hand wringers are out in force, doing what they do best: responding with “woe is us” and fear.

You guys are an embarrassment! I cannot believe you guys are lapping this sh*t up! But hey, why should this surprise anyone. It was FReepers who were helping Politico gain ground with their hit pieces on our candidates.

Sorry, but Rush is right on this. This election is far from over, and these polls are utter and complete B.S. But hey, don't let me or any other folks take away the hard on you get from your doom and gloom.

24 posted on 10/01/2012 8:02:54 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: chessplayer

There is only so much money to spread around. The House and Senate are important too. Regaining the Senate is imperative. It will insure Romney gets his Supreme Court nominations through the Senate.


25 posted on 10/01/2012 8:03:05 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: woweeitsme

If the WH is not turned over this year, the House and Senate are meaningless. He will do everything by Executive Order and the Congress will be unable to stop him.


Exactly.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 8:03:26 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: rwfromkansas

I kinda wish the mods would be a bit more aggressive in cleaning up the troll trash that seems to be scattered about in every single tread. It is pretty pathetic how many turdhead ‘freepers’ are working their asses off to get Obama reelected.


27 posted on 10/01/2012 8:03:47 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: Hildy

What trap is that? I take anything the LSM puts out with only half a grain of salt. And I’m being generous here!


28 posted on 10/01/2012 8:05:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rwfromkansas

do you have a link, please it would be important


29 posted on 10/01/2012 8:05:05 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: chessplayer

If you believe this unsourced nonsense, I have a nice bridge I’d like to show you. Do you realize that the pro-Romney SuperPACS have over a BILLION dollars stocked-up?


30 posted on 10/01/2012 8:05:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: italianquaker
Romney has plenty of money for the last month!! This is good for the GOP races

I agree! I'm sure there are lots of folks running for Congress who will be happy to get that money to help with their own races.

31 posted on 10/01/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: chessplayer; All

Blame first has to go the GOP and the Liberal PhonyCons who run it, and the Liberal PhonyCons who apologize for it...which includes GOP Talk-Radio and Media

They are the ones responsible for pushing a weak candidate over more conservative and base-supporting candidates. They are the ones attacking the likes of Todd Akin over a comment he apologized for. They are the ones no complaining because Romney made a factual comment at a fund-raiser


32 posted on 10/01/2012 8:08:08 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: tatown

I agree. ‘rat agent provocateurs couldn’t do a better job if they trying to demoralise weak-minded Republicans. A least let the election happen before we start crying that we’ve lost.

Not to mention, this is the second or third negative “rumor” or barely-a-poll that Romney’s team has denied themselves.


33 posted on 10/01/2012 8:08:50 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: cripplecreek
If you have a house and senate with the stones to do their job, Obama can be rendered pretty much powerless or even removed by other means.

So let me get this straight -- your plan is to lose the election, impeach Obama and then, uh, turn the White House over to Biden?

I'm not sure I follow...

34 posted on 10/01/2012 8:10:33 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: tatown

I meant to say, second or third that I’ve seen at FR just today. What’s up with spreading the most nebulous negative information? Which is then easily refuted?


35 posted on 10/01/2012 8:10:40 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Yep, assuming there is truth to this (and I doubt it), maybe the purpose of these poll hijinx has more to do with stunting fundraising, not necessarily influencing votes.

Frankly, I doubt this has any truth to it.


36 posted on 10/01/2012 8:11:51 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they do, they should start spending it NOW.


37 posted on 10/01/2012 8:11:57 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Hildy

Got a call tonight from the US Senatorial Committee fund raising. THEY brought up (when I declined) that majorities are the last line of defense should Obama pull this out.

The USSC is not counting on Romney. It’s not only the media, but Romney won’t fight, won’t break a sweat, won’t utter anything more than a sound bite, and I personally believe he has gagged Ryan, leaving even him beginning to appear deflated, demoralized.

We needed anyone else but Mitt, who were dying to take on Obama. Romney is suffering from the whimp factor and people are dsmn tired of waiting on him to engage.


38 posted on 10/01/2012 8:12:31 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do you realize that the pro-Romney SuperPACS have over a BILLION dollars stocked-up?

Were they planning to spend that billion dollars this election cycle or the next cycle? Or are they spending it all on high-priced consultants?

And what exactly is Karl Rove's salary at Crossroads, Crossroads, GPS, etc? $1 million? $10 million? $50 million?

39 posted on 10/01/2012 8:13:07 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Viennacon

we need to all start focusing on CHICK-FIL-A DAY!!!!!! That was a TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!!!!!!!


40 posted on 10/01/2012 8:13:24 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Alter Kaker

Why don’t you tell me. After all sounds like you have it all figured out.

I’m not the one who has forgotten that the president isn’t the only branch of government.


41 posted on 10/01/2012 8:13:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do you realize that the pro-Romney SuperPACS have over a BILLION dollars stocked-up?

Dr. Evil....”ONE BILLION DOLLARS (PINKY TO MOUTH)!”


42 posted on 10/01/2012 8:15:01 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: mrsmel

This crap has always been cleaned up by the mods, like pronto. Frustratingly it’s starting to become acceptable behavior.


43 posted on 10/01/2012 8:15:01 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: chessplayer
I stopped believing a single verb from Fox Left News after Sheppy Smith has been allowed to openly trash any Republican and his evil behavior during Katrina and the Tea party - Obama care battle. He is a Dem party Plant and allowed to carry on unchecked ! FOX announced it was shifting LEFT last year and we see the results of that. Sheppy is the one behind this astroturf ! I recall Brent Hume blasted the Libs in the Fox News Room one day on the air after a some Bush lie was left on the electronic tape during his show. Fox News is packed full of deceitful Mahattan Gay lefties according to my first cousin who works in shared space with them.
Only his wifes space at her ex MTV employer was a worse.
44 posted on 10/01/2012 8:15:42 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/328962/romney-camp-denies-donors-moving-money-romney-house-senate-katrina-trinko#comment-bar


45 posted on 10/01/2012 8:15:53 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: chessplayer

Or the big money donors have already maxed out their donation to Romney, and are now donating to house and senate candidates. It’s not like you can give a lot of money to a candidate directly. They could give about $6000 in the primary, and another $6000 in the general election. Then they have to give money elsewhere.

Realize earlier the story was that Romney had raised lots of money, but a lot of it was targeted to house and senate races and state parties. Again, trying to make it sound bad — but it’s the same election laws, Romney could only take a few thousand, but could raise unlmited amounts for political parties in “soft money”. So if he hit up a millionaire, it was inevitable that the millionaire would give MOST of the money to things other than Romney’s campaign.


46 posted on 10/01/2012 8:17:46 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: chessplayer

Everyone needs to stop freaking out at every thing they hear on the media, Fox included. Stay focused on the goal. It is good that some money is going to the Senate and House races. It needs to because here in Florida, Bill Nelson has been running strong and he needs to go. I was wondering when the money would get to some important races.


47 posted on 10/01/2012 8:17:46 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: justlurking

Romney hasn’t had a chance yet to debate the punk. Give him a chance.

This Wednesday evening we get to see—in the flesh—the difference between a mature, successful businessman and a narcissistic, affirmative action fraud.

It’s been a long time, four years since we’ve seen competence. Patience. And the MSM polls? Ne carborundum illegitimati sint.

Sometimes FR is like the girls cabin at summer camp with a garter snake in a corner. Let’s stop the squealing. It’s scaring the little kids.


48 posted on 10/01/2012 8:18:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe it’s just me, but I have been donating to Senate & House races since the beginning of this campaign. I gave my only contribution to Romney yesterday. None, of course, to the actual RNC. Don’t know how that would be used. I have also been giving to the NRA, who I trust will do good work in this election.


49 posted on 10/01/2012 8:18:10 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: RitaOK

Jeeze can we at least give him a break until the first debate?? We are 36 days out from an election and he’s tied with an incumbent. Not a bad place to be. In fact he’s probably in a stronger position than Reagan in 1980.


50 posted on 10/01/2012 8:19:04 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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