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  • The anybody-but-Cruz-or-Trump move is coming soon

    02/13/2016 11:15:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Brent Budowsky
    Get ready for major Republican officials and large donors to begin a campaign to unite behind an alternative to presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and put intense pressure on two of the leading center-right candidates to drop out of the race before the Super Tuesday GOP voting. Today, the GOP establishment is in total disarray. There is a fair chance that the two top candidates in the South Carolina primary will turn out to be Cruz and Trump battling for first and second place with the center-right alternatives coming in distant third, fourth and fifth places...
  • GOP mega-donors frozen in frustration

    02/12/2016 5:36:22 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/12/16 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Some of the biggest Republican donors, who collectively have contributed tens of millions of dollars to shape the presidential race, are tightening their purse strings out of frustration with their inability to boost their favored candidates, or to slow Donald Trump. Rather than continuing to write huge checks to support the cluster of establishment candidates jockeying to emerge as the leading alternative to Trump, a billionaire real estate showman roundly despised by the GOP elite, these donors have mostly retreated to the sidelines. They're watching anxiously, hoping that the field sorts itself out, according to interviews with a half dozen...
  • GOP donors appear in no hurry to commit to 2016 candidate

    01/26/2015 10:50:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2015 6:30 PM EST | Jill Colvin and Philip Elliott
    Add Chris Christie to the list of prospective candidates for president now taking donations, a group of Republicans that might ultimately top two dozen.But for all the flurry of activity in the GOP race, set off last month by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and amplified by 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, some of the party’s most sought-after donors appear content to let things shake out a bit before making a commitment to any one candidate. For many of the party’s biggest fundraisers, signing on with a contender is a two-year commitment that usually includes asking friends, family and colleagues for...
  • WaPo: Every Romney donor we’ve spoken to recently wants Jeb Bush for 2016

    02/28/2014 9:51:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    There’s no way around it. America’s political establishment wants Bush vs. Clinton II. Is resistance futile? Every single Romney donor we spoke with this week listed the former Florida governor as their top choice… Also, with solid name recognition and the Bush political machine behind him, Romney donors believe Jeb is the most electable of the potential Republican candidates. For Romney donors, electability is the single most important trait. “If Jeb Bush is in the race, he clears the field,” said one major Romney donor. “You would have someone who has the talent that is equal to Mitt. The natural...
  • Christie facing GOP donors as bridge scandal boils

    01/17/2014 12:03:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2014 2:38 PM EST | Ken Thomas and Michael J. Mishak
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces one of his first major tests since his backyard political scandal erupted: reassuring top Republican donors that he has taken steps to address allegations of political payback in his home state and that he remains a viable presidential contender for the party’s establishment.Christie, who leads the Republican Governors Association, will travel to Florida this weekend for a series of fundraisers to help Republican Gov. Rick Scott. It will be his first out-of-state trip since the scandal involving lane closures at the George Washington Bridge escalated. The itinerary listing some of Florida’s most exclusive addresses...
  • Karl Rove, 100+ GOP Donors Send Letter to Republicans Urging Immigration Reform

    07/30/2013 7:20:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Karl Rove, 100+ GOP Donors Send Letter to Republicans Urging Immigration Reform by Tony Lee 30 Jul 2013, 6:18 AM PDT post a comment Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are...