Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $25,028
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  • Michelle Obama complains about money's influence on politics, then asks for 'fat check'

    07/27/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2014 | FoxNews
    First lady Michelle Obama is complaining on the fundraising circuit about the evils of money in politics -- while also asking Democratic Party supporters to “write a big fat check” before the November elections. “So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics,” Obama said during a fundraiser Thursday in her hometown of Chicago. “There are special interests that have too much influence.” However, she quickly pivoted and urged attendees at least twice to write a hefty check.
  • 80% Off: Price of Lobbying Obama Cut to $5K

    07/25/2014 7:56:49 PM PDT · by mgist · 12 replies
    front Page ^ | 7-24-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    80% Off: Price of Lobbying Obama Cut to $5K July 24, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 3 Comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st Hey bargain hunters. Do you happen to own a wind or solar company? Maybe you help design environmentally friendly doorknobs. Or run a health care company? The economy is tough on everyone and you wish you could lobby Obama, but you just can’t afford to drop $25K to listen to...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama raises money for Democrats in Chicago

    07/25/2014 7:43:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 25, 2014 | By Rick Pearson
    First Lady Michelle Obama returned to her hometown Thursday and decried the effects of gun violence on Chicago’s youth as she told a group of campaign donors to “write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write” to help Democrats make a better future for children. The First Lady noted that all children deserve a bright future of opportunity, but it was not happening in some Chicago neighborhoods. Donors paid from $500 per person to $20,000 per couple, and the First Lady asked them to give more.
  • Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

    07/23/2014 6:28:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2014 9:11 AM EDT
    As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have “gone off the rails” and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office. The mixed messages aim to cast Obama as being above the fray even as he embarks on one of his most intense fundraising sprees for the Democratic Party. “I’m not overly partisan,” he insisted Tuesday before 250 donors in a well-to-do lakefront neighborhood in Seattle. “The problem is not the Republican Party per se. The problem is...
  • All of this 'fundraising' is really getting old: Obama keeps doing this while things fall apart

    07/18/2014 7:01:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/18/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    <p>We know two things for sure about President Obama's foreign policy.</p>
  • President’s Texas Itinerary Defended

    07/11/2014 6:43:59 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 July 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama has faced criticism for refusing to visit sites in Texas where hordes of illegal immigrants have been flooding into the country. The criticism has been especially pointed in light of the fact that he has traveled to the state to participate in political fund raisers at the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and two other in-state locations. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that “the President’s presence at the border would not be a good use of his time. It’s not as if anything he might see there is going to change his mind about immigration reform....
  • Obama Fundraises as the Border Disintegrates

    07/09/2014 3:59:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    As the orchestrated chaos at America's southern border remains unrelenting, President Obama is doing what he does best: ignoring another crisis in favor of fundraising. And despite that fundraising taking place in Texas, the state hardest hit by the onslaught of illegal alien children, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest insisted Monday that Obama had no intention of visiting the border.
  • Sen. Cruz Names Nick Muzin As Senior Adviser, Dep. Chief of Staff

    07/02/2014 11:16:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Jewish Political News and Updates ^ | July 2, 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Wednesday named Nick Muzin as senior adviser and deputy chief of staff for strategy, effective Monday, July 14. “Nick’s broad range of experience and networks make him the ideal person to help us craft a positive, forward-looking vision for America and take that message to every corner of the country,” Sen. Cruz said in a statement. “I am delighted to have him on our team, and look forward to working together.” Muzin, 38, an Orthodox Jew, is a physician and attorney, and is currently the director of coalitions for the House Republican Conference,...
  • All Delaware Republicans: Support your DEGOP with $10 each

    06/23/2014 6:01:47 PM PDT · by Moseley · 18 replies
    DEGOP ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Delaware Republican Party has set up a plan for every registered Republican to donate a minimum of $10 each -- or as an alternative, at your option, preferably $10 per month, repeating each month until November 30, 2014 If you go to -- http://www.delawaregop.com/index.cfm?ref=13100 The DEGOP donation page is set up automatically to accept $10 donations automatically repeating at $10 per month from today until November 30, 2014. Of course you can change the "Recurrence" field to (a) One Time Only, or (b) Quarterly or (c) Monthly. You can change the ending date. You can change the dollar amount....
  • Terrorists Moving Toward Baghdad And Russian Tanks Rolling Across Ukraine As

    06/18/2014 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - While al-Qaeda renegade armies were seizing Iraqi territory over the weekend and closing in on Baghdad, President Obama was jetting into Palm Springs, Calif. for 18 holes of golf. The blood-soaked, terrorist rampage across Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was drawing close enough to the Iraqi capital to force the administration to begin withdrawing some of our U.S. embassy staff there. While Obama was lining up his shot on the green, our country was in a full blown, foreign policy-national security crisis, one of many that confronts his failed presidency. Russian tanks, ordered...
  • Amid Foreign and Domestic Crises, Obama Plans to Fundraise and Golf This Weekend

    06/13/2014 12:29:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Iraqi government is pleading for help from the U.S. as ISIS militants close in on Baghdad; Syria is still in the grips of war; veterans are dying from long wait times at the VA; and we’ve got a humanitarian crisis going on at the Southwest border. With all this at the forefront, you’d think the president would work tirelessly to address these problems. Alas, he’ll be doing what he does best this weekend: fundraising and golfing. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama should land at Palm Springs International Airport at about 6 p.m. Friday, straight from a...
  • You won't believe this.

    05/11/2014 7:26:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    NRSC | Senate Republicans
    Friend, You’re not going to believe this, but it's true. We’ve got a national debt that’s out of control, $17 trillion and climbing. Yet, John Kerry just gave foreign workers at the State Department a 42% raise. 42%! When was the last time you got a raise like that? The Obama Administration is simply out-of-touch with the challenges facing American taxpayers like you and me. Sincerely, Senate Republicans
  • Oh Look, Here Are Six Times That Democrats Shamelessly Raised Funds From Tragedies

    05/10/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Soopermexican ^ | May 10 2014 | Sancho Panza
    One of the more hypocritical attacks on Republicans trying to find answers about Benghazi is the accusation that it’s merely a fundraising campaign. Of course, Democrats would never use a tragedy to raise funds from the American people right? These six tragedies shamelessly used by Democrats to raise funds were probably an accident, right?
  • The Newest Benghazi Controversy: Political Fundraising

    05/08/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2014 | BY LUKE RUSSERT AND CARRIE DANN
    House Speaker John Boehner would not say Thursday if the House GOP’s campaign arm should stop including the Benghazi attacks in fundraising appeals. Asked three times whether the National Republican Congressional Committee should be fundraising based on what they call Democratic obstruction of the Benghazi investigation, Boehner answered only: “Our focus is on getting the answers to those families who lost their loved ones. Period.” An NRCC email sent Wednesday morning included a link to “become a Benghazi watchdog” – which led to a page where supporters can donate cash. A separate website called “BenghaziWatchdogs.com” still contains a link encouraging...
  • Touchdown! Franciscans reach goal with a winning kick (restoration project)

    04/16/2014 2:41:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | April 14, 2014 | Carol Glatz
    ROME — Bypassing strapped government funding, a community of Franciscan friars in Rome was able to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars in 30 days through the crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter.The small cell where St. Francis of Assisi used to sleep when he came to Rome. (Screengrab from the Franciscans’ Kickstarter webpage) The Franciscans in charge of the Church of St. Francis at Ripa will be using the money to restore the darkened, crumbling cell where St. Francis of Assisi stayed during his visits to Rome.More than 1,100 people, mostly from the United States, contributed to the Franciscans’...
  • Houston businesswoman rejects plea deal in case involving NY Congressman

    04/15/2014 3:28:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Stewart Powell
    A Houston businesswoman has rejected prosecutors’ efforts to get her to testify against Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., in exchange for a deal on the campaign fundraising charges against her, setting the stage for a trial in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to her lawyer. Attorney Stuart Kaplan said federal prosecutors were expected to seek a new indictment against Diana Durand, after cancellation of a scheduled court appearance on Monday to discuss the status of plea negotiations.
  • Obama Attended 2 Fundraisers As Deadly Fort Hood Shooting Unfolded

    04/02/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Debra Heine
    There have now been 4 people confirmed dead after the second shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Pentagon sources tell CBS News that the Fort Hood shooter is a soldier — identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez — and that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CBS News reports that the shooting stemmed from a soldier dispute. According to Fox News 14 people were wounded with injuries ranging from stable to very critical. The shooting reportedly started between 4:25 and 4:30 central time and for several hours Fort Hood was in lockdown, and the nation didn't know the number...
  • Parents touched by Sandy Hook shooting honor daughter, raise awareness

    04/02/2014 9:13:22 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/2/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    Josephine “Joey” Gay was one of 20 children and six adults killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012. “You have two choices,” said Bob Gay, Joey’s father and a 1978 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson. “You can choose love or you can go another way. Knowing my daughter, choosing love was the only way.” The 7-year-old will be honored at the second annual Joey’s Purple Ball June 14 at Calvert Hall. The event benefits the pending non-profit Safe and Sound, comprised of Sandy Hook parents and community...
  • HARRY REID FUNDRAISING PITCH: SEND ME MONEY BECAUSE PALIN 'BERATED ME'

    03/31/2014 3:40:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/31/2014 | TONY LEE
    On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who is under fire for spending at least $31,000 in campaign funds to buy jewelry from his granddaughter, asked his supporters to send him campaign donations because former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin berated him. "Sarah Palin berated me for calling out the Koch Brothers in their attempt to buy control of the U.S. Senate," he writes in an e-mail sent a day before the end of the first fundraising quarter.
  • Emails show health officials stonewalled FoxNews.com inquiry on Sebelius fundraising

    03/10/2014 6:25:10 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 10, 2014
    Newly published emails show how health officials stonewalled a request by FoxNews.com for information about Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' under-the-radar fundraising for a pro-ObamaCare group. The emails were published Monday by The Washington Examiner, and show how officials were sent into a frenzy by the initial inquiry. FoxNews.com first reached out to the pro-ObamaCare group, Enroll America, last May to inquire about claims that Sebelius was making calls to nonprofits to raise money for its Affordable Care Act awareness campaigns. FoxNews.com was told "there was no truth" to the tip. But the emails show officials acknowledging, privately,...
  • Obama, Clinton circles overlap in Dem fundraising

    03/11/2014 6:17:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 11, 2014 8:40 PM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn and Ken Thomas
    Melding 2014 needs with 2016 hopes, President Barack Obama teamed up Tuesday with an ally and fundraiser of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help the Democratic Party erase a worrisome debt. Obama was in New York Tuesday to raise money for the Democratic National Committee at a high-dollar fundraiser at the home of Alan Patricof, the founder of a New York venture capital fund. Patricof is a longtime Clinton friend and fundraiser for her Senate and presidential campaigns, and the event aligns the Obama and Clinton orbits as the former first lady considers a White House bid...
  • Organizing for Action revamps rules after firing fundraiser

    03/04/2014 10:27:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 4, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Organizing for Action is revamping its fundraising practices and fired a fundraiser amid questions about whether the group was promising access to Obama administration officials in exchange for donations. Samantha Maltzman, a top fundraiser for the Democratic group with strong ties to President Obama, resigned from the organization after NBC News obtained emails between her and Dr. Munr Kazmir, a New Jersey businessman, explicitly listing prices to attend a summit last week with the president. The emails conflicted with a pledge by former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, who wrote in an op-ed last year that “we can't and we...
  • Obama group fires fundraiser over dubious donation

    03/01/2014 3:27:32 AM PST · by don-o · 7 replies
    AP ^ | February 28, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizing for Action, a group formed to back President Barack Obama's agenda, has fired one of its fundraisers and acknowledged falling short of its standards as questions were raised Friday about whether the group solicited donations in exchange for access to Obama or White House officials.
  • Davis Email: 'What Rove Said About Wendy,' Doesn't State . . . What Rove Said About Wendy

    02/07/2014 9:16:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a proud Texas Democrat--OK, as a proud conservative living in Texas--I am subscribed to the email list for Wendy Davis' campaign for governor. I received the campaign's latest missive this morning, from campaign manager Karin Johanson. The email was entitled "What Karl Rove said about Wendy." Can't fault the fundraising strategy behind the headline. Include the name of the left's favorite Texas bogeyman. Check. Suggest lurid details designed to lure the reader in. Check. There was just one problem: the message never states "what Karl Rove said about Wendy." It claims that Rove is "attacking her," that he's part...
  • Mrs. Obama Takes a Jab at Us “Wilderness” Folks

    02/01/2014 3:36:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Todd Starnes
    First Lady Michelle Obama took a jab at rural Americans during a speech she delivered to Democrats at the posh Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, according to a White House transcript of her remarks.Her comments came as she was imploring the high-dollars donors to dig deep and “max out” their checking accounts. “Leave San Francisco,” she told the laughing audience. “Leave this bastion. Go out in the wilderness. And roll up your sleeves because we know that those person-to-person contacts, those calls and doors knocked on, all of that can also mean the difference between victory and defeat.” The wilderness?...
  • First lady Michelle Obama stumps for cash in S.F.

    01/31/2014 7:43:48 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2014 | Carla Marinucci
    Just days after President Obama made income inequality a central theme of his State of the Union address, his wife hit San Francisco for a visit that included no public events - but kicked off with a pair of big-ticket Democratic fundraisers. The first lady wasted no time in urging attendees to translate their beliefs into cash to keep hold of Democratic congressional seats in 2014 midterm races.
  • Hillary Clinton Caught Violating Campaign Finance Laws on Tape

    01/25/2014 8:41:11 AM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    liveleak ^ | orig 2007
    (VIDEO INCLUDED AT THE LINK - what you will watch is absolutely illegal...solicitation of a donor and coordination by Hillary and her aides from the White House) Hillary Clinton Caught Violating Campaign Finance Laws On Tape! Posted: June 22, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Art Moore ďż˝ 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Hillary Clinton greeted at August 2000 Hollywood gala and fund-raiser by Peter Paul and his wife Andrea (Courtesy Hillcap.org) The full, five-minute videotape touted as "smoking gun evidence" of two felonies committed by Sen. Hillary Clinton has been released to WND. As WND reported, the tape was submitted as evidence to...
  • Ready for Hillary Makes Millions With Cool Parties, Cheap Tickets

    01/23/2014 2:41:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Gnomes National News Service ^ | January 22, 2014 | Staff
    It’s the biggest gay nightclub in one of D.C.’s coolest hoods. Town, on U Street, held a Saturday night-sized crowd, but it was Wednesday and barely after 8 p.m. “I’m ready,” shouted a partygoer, as others simply woo-ed. Then the music turned off and a political advertisement played on the televisions above the bar. Lots of screams and applause proved that this group was, in fact, Ready for Hillary. In the 2008 cycle, it was Barack Obama who cornered the market on cool. He was the new guy, the basketball player, Oprah’s BFF. He was the candidate who wanted you...
  • The 8 Juiciest Revelations From The Bob McDonnell Indictment Read more:

    01/22/2014 11:04:31 AM PST · by iowamark · 32 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/21/2014 | Eric Lach
    Earlier this month, Bob McDonnell became former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. On Tuesday, he became indicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Just days after he left office, the Republican and and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, were charged in federal court with more than a dozen counts related to the tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and loans they accepted from a wealthy Virginia businessman. (The ex-governor maintained on Tuesday that he had done nothing illegal.) The fact that the McDonnells were under scrutiny from prosecutors was no secret. Stories about the investigation, and the relationship between the McDonnells and...
  • Upstart Groups Challenge Rove for G.O.P. Cash

    12/24/2013 7:00:53 AM PST · by mac_truck · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/23/2013 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    A quiet but intense struggle over money and influence is roiling the Republican Party just as the 2014 election season is getting underway. At least a dozen “super PACs” are setting up to back individual Republican candidates for the United States Senate, challenging the strategic and financial dominance that Karl Rove and the group he co-founded, American Crossroads, have enjoyed ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 cleared the way for unlimited independent spending. In wooing donors, the new groups — in states like Texas, Iowa, West Virginia and Louisiana — are exploiting Crossroads’ poor showing in...
  • Report: Bid to indict Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delayed

    12/19/2013 12:44:48 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-19-13 | James Hohmann
    The Justice Department has reportedly delayed until next year a decision on whether to indict outgoing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in connection with a gifts scandal — a decision that came after a face-to-face appeal by the couple’s lawyers. A report by The Washington Post late Wednesday night said U.S. Attorney Dana Boente told lawyers for the governor and first lady Maureen McDonnell a week ago that he planned to ask a grand jury to return an indictment by this past Monday over allegedly inappropriate help they gave dietary supplement maker Star Scientific after receiving gifts from...
  • Liberal group touted access to Hillary Clinton for $250,000

    12/18/2013 5:03:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    The liberal Center for American Progress (CAP) this year promised corporate donors a chance to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton in return for a $250,000 donation, documents obtained by The Hill show. The meeting never happened, though Clinton spoke at the anniversary gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium that was cited on the solicitation. “None of the patrons were able to meet with Secretary Clinton but our board and trustees did meet with her at the event,” said Andrea Purse, a CAP spokeswoman. The documents ask prospective donors to contribute to CAP’s “Progressive Party,” which was held Oct. 24 to...
  • The Free Republic Deserves Better

    11/28/2013 9:56:09 PM PST · by theneanderthal · 64 replies
    vanity | 11-28-2013 | theneanderthal
    Wow! It's been ten or so years since I followed an FR fundraising thread. The dedication, the technichal dexterity, the shear perseverence of the leaders is just astounding and humbling. I believe, the last time I was really paid attention, there was a discussion concerning the servers to be purchased, the support required for such, and the necessity for funding. Back in those days I would provide some dusty nugget bumps that were a year or two old.I hadn't any idea of the requirments to support the servers. The cost was astounding. Meanwhile, Prodigy died off, Prodigy Internet died off,...
  • The Laugh-A-Minute Abortion Telethon

    11/22/2013 6:14:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    There may not be a more painful oxymoron than "feminist comedian." MTV flash-in-the-pan Sarah Silverman and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" co-creator Lizz Winstead teamed up in New York City on Nov. 18 for a telethon to fund abortions in Texas via NARAL Pro-Choice America. Think Jerry's Kids -- children assisted by the Muscular Dystrophy Association -- except instead of saving them, the unborn are eliminated. They call that "reproductive justice." Silverman and Winstead appeared together that night on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," where Hayes described the event as a "telethon to help Texas women trying to...
  • Obama Schedule Heavy with Fundraising Trips [Coming to Miami TOMORROW]

    11/07/2013 4:29:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/24/13 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Barack Obama, doing what he does best, is back campaigning and fundraising hard for the next five weeks. Obama’s plans include eight fundraisers for Democrats in the House and Senate. The events include: 1. New York: Fundraising for House Democrats and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). 2. Boston: a House Democratic fundraiser on Oct. 30. 3. November 6, Dallas: No: another fundraiser 4. November 8, Miami: an event for Senate Democrats. 5. November 14, Philadelphia: another event for Senate Democrats 6. Seattle: fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) 7. San Francisco: more fundraising for House Democrats. 8. Los...
  • Ted Cruz to Barack Obama: Take tour ‘elsewhere’

    11/06/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies
    politico.com ^ | November 06, 2013 | JOSE DELREAL
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wants President Barack Obama to know that he should “take his broken promises tour elsewhere,” according to a statement his office released Wednesday, just hours before Obama is supposed to speak in the Lone Star State. “President Obama’s trip to Texas brings nothing with it but broken promises,” the freshman Republican senator said in the statement. “He promised that Americans could keep their health care plans. We were told premiums would go down, that jobs would be created. And we now know these are all false promises.” Cruz’s comments come as the president visits Dallas to...
  • Why Terry McAuliffe barely won (RNC pulled $ from Cuccinelli, gave it to Christie)

    11/06/2013 6:11:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/6/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
    How the heck did that happen? Most public polls leading up to Election Day had Democrat Terry McAuliffe coasting to victory, some by double digits, in the Virginia governor’s race. Instead he squeaked by, beating Republican Ken Cuccinelli by less than 3 percentage points. -snip- McAuliffe outraised Cuccinelli by almost $15 million, and he used the cash advantage to pummel him on the airwaves. A lack of resources forced the Republican to go dark in the D.C. media market during the final two weeks. The Republican National Committee spent about $3 million on Virginia this year, compared to $9 million...
  • Obama is Busy Fundraising for Nancy Pelosi (Please take note and take as warning)

    10/26/2013 2:56:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    Over the next several weeks President Obama will be working hard…working hard to get Nancy Pelosi back in the Speaker’s seat. Well let’s be fair, he will be campaigning for Mrs. Pelosi along with three Democratic Party committees, the DNC, DCCC, and DSCC. President Obama will be fitting in at least 9 fundraisers in the next month. The trip started here in Washington this past Thursday evening at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum. The small group of 30 contributors paid over $30,000 each to attend the fundraiser. Friday he was in New York to be the headliner at events for...
  • DNC edges RNC in September fundraising

    10/20/2013 7:40:04 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/20/13 | BYRON TAU
    The Democratic National Committee has narrowly edged its Republican rival in fundraising for the first time all year. In a Sunday release, the Republican National Committee reported raising $7.1 million in September. Democrats on Friday reported a cash haul of nearly $7.4 million in September, while finishing the month with more than $5 million on hand.
  • [Mushy moderate & liberal] Donors' frustration with GOP mounts

    10/18/2013 2:49:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 18, 2013 | Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer
    Republican donors were horrified in November after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaigns for president and Congress with nothing to show for it. A year later they’re appalled by how little has changed, angered by the behavior of Republican lawmakers during a string of legislative battles this year capped by the shutdown, and searching for answers. In conversation after conversation, donors express growing frustration with the party and the constellation of outside groups they’ve been bankrolling. After getting squeezed last year by an array of campaign committees, party committees and disparate super PACs, many of them are still...
  • Set Campaign Finance Free

    10/13/2013 9:15:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | Kathryn Ciano
    The First Amendment protects assembly, speech and the resources that make speech possible. Yet the rules governing political speech in the United States are fraught with limits, red tape and restrictions so complex that the average person is deterred or unable to engage in the process. The Supreme Court has long recognized that limits on campaign contributions infringe on First Amendment rights. This week, the court is considering whether there is a compelling government interest in limiting the size of political contributions that justifies those intrusions on the right to free speech. On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard oral...
  • Tea Party loosens K Street's stranglehold on the GOP

    10/06/2013 12:04:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    How did the Republican Party become so splintered and so infused with hard-line conservatives? Don't blame redistricting. Don't chalk it up to anti-Obama fervor.Republicans have become an unruly bunch of scorched-earth conservatives because the Tea Party smashed the business lobby's monopoly on GOP fundraising.Here's a story of where the GOP used to be:Back in 2006, I asked a couple of conservative Republican congressmen to give blurbs for my book on corporate welfare. “My boss loves the book,” one of their top aides said, “but we’re not going to put his name on it." Why not, I asked. "Who do you...
  • By the way, the DNC is broke

    10/01/2013 9:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2013 | Guy Benson
    This story is just perfect — particularly in light of the party’s endemic debt denialism, and the personal financial straits of its chairwoman: There’s another budget crisis in Washington, and it’s unfolding inside the Democratic party. The Democratic National Committee remains so deeply in the hole from spending in the last election that it is struggling to pay its own vendors.It is a highly unusual state of affairs for a national party — especially one that can deploy the President as its fundraiser-in-chief – and it speaks to the quiet but serious organizational problems the party has yet to address...
  • A Test of Your Power and Influence (Ken Buck-CO, Greg Brannon-NC)

    09/30/2013 8:43:47 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | September 30th, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Erick Erickson
    RedState Readers, there was a time when we could ask you to open your wallets for solid candidates and within hours goals would be met. We did that recently with Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia and you showed just how quickly you could raise money. But people still think you guys are not as engaged as you once were. So I have a challenge for you this morning — show the world conservatives are not disengaged. But more importantly, show the world you’ll do what it takes to fund reinforcements for Ted Cruz in the United States Senate. There are two...
  • Dear GOP: Been Nice Knowin', Ya. Don't Let the Door Hit Your Sorry....

    09/27/2013 11:23:12 AM PDT · by DJ Frisat · 111 replies
    self
    Dear GOP, You've pulled the football away from us for the last time. From now on, my default preference in ANY election is no longer Republican. I will vote for select individuals whom I think I can trust, not who feed me a line of B.S. and then back away when safely ensconced in office. No yard signs. No contributions. No responding to polls. No personal campaigning among family and friends. No more holding my nose to vote for a moderate, RINO or 'the-lesser-of-two-evils'. I did that in an effort to avoid what I considered the worst-possible candidate for President...
  • Early Cracks in Nunn’s Armor

    09/14/2013 6:27:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2013 | Brandon Howell
    The Democrats’ one best hope at a competitive Senate race in Georgia is already exhibiting signs of weakness. Since her July announcement, Michelle Nunn’s nascent campaign has sought branding grounded in entrenched Georgia political roots, thanks to her famous father, while ensuring daylight between party and president. The Points of Light CEO made no mention of party affiliation in a campaign announcement email, and a two-week tour across the state, dubbed “What Washington Can Learn From Georgia,” appeared more akin to her career in nonprofits than a show of political force. Yet an increasing slew of unforced errors is undermining...
  • Terry McAuliffe is Fundraising Off RedState & Abortion Barbie

    08/08/2013 12:59:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Red state.com ^ | 8-8-13 | Erick Erickson
    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Terry McAuliffe just sent out a fundraising email. He clearly does not like RedState readers or me. Sounds like he is jealous of what we did for Ken Cuccinelli. Let me provide you the text: Do you recognize the name Erick Erickson? I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is “no.” He’s an ultra-conservative blogger who popped up on the radar earlier this week when he called Texas State Senator Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie,” a disgusting comment that’s not remotely out of his character. And then yesterday, Erickson raised $10,000 in...
  • AP source: Hillary Clinton group raises $1 million

    07/30/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 07/30/2013 | STEVE PEOPLES
    BOSTON (AP) — She's yet to say whether she'll run, but a group working to support Hillary Rodham Clinton's prospective presidential bid raised more than $1 million in June alone. The Ready for Hillary super PAC has accepted donations exceeding $1.25 million since beginning to raise money in earnest this spring, an official with the group confirmed Tuesday. The figure includes more than $1 million last month as the operation begins to ramp up.
  • Fundraising central: big national trial lawyers convention in SF is a political bonanza

    07/23/2013 4:45:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/23/13 | Carla Marinucci
    The American Association for Justice Convention at the Hilton in San Francisco this week has brought hords to town — hords of politicians. And we’re betting they’re not so much interested in AAJC’s panel discussions on more kinds of litigation than you ever thought possible — from Super Storm Sandy to bladder cancer, antidepressants to motorcycle lawsuits — than they are in being here in the Mother Lode of political fundraising. After all, the convention is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all that Silicon Valley money — not to mention America’s Cup action that...
  • Despite amnesty push, Rubio rakes in $3 million in second-quarter fundraising

    07/16/2013 2:30:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/16/2013 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “Because of amnesty push, Rubio rakes in $3 million in second-quarter fundraising.” Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio raised $3 million in the second quarter of 2013, a source familiar with a new Federal Election Commission finance report told Fox News.The second quarter total is 31 percent more than the amount Rubio raised in the first quarter and brings his total for the first half of 2013 to $5.28 million.That represents a strong showing for Rubio’s joint fundraising committee, the Rubio Victory Committee, which raises money for Rubio’s Reclaim America PAC and his re-election committee. How much of that...