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  • Trump paid dearly to boost fundraising (He's helping RNC raise record amounts so he's a failure)

    08/21/2016 9:02:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 08/21/16 | Isaac Arnsdorf
    The Donald Trump campaign's boasts of a formidable fundraising month in July spooked Democrats who feared their financial advantage could be slipping.But a closer inspection of the campaign finance report filed just before Saturday's midnight deadline indicates the haul came at a steep price, and the campaign was still not dedicating resources to catching up on building the staff and field organization that all previous presidential efforts have required.Story Continued Below Though the campaign touted an $80 million figure for its July fundraising, just $36.7 million of that total went directly to the campaign. The rest came in through joint...
  • Trump Making First Campaign Trip to Minnesota, Protesters Gather Ahead of Fundraiser

    08/19/2016 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    5 ABC NEWS ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | 5 ABC NEWS
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is making his first visit to Minnesota this campaign, but not for any public appearance. Trump is meeting with wealthy Republican donors to raise money, and doesn't plan a public rally. However, a spokesman for the Minnesota Trump campaign says the lack of a public rally doesn't mean Trump won't compete here. "We feel very good about Minnesota and we're going to be trying hard in Minnesota," Brian LeClair told Tom Hauser in an interview for "At Issue" that will be broadcast Sunday morning at 10 a.m. "Not only is he making a visit this...
  • Senior Republicans say RNC must stick with Trump or risk losing Congress (he's trapped them!)

    08/17/2016 5:08:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/17/16 | Manu Raju and Deirdre Walsh
    Senior Republicans in Washington are quietly advising the Republican National Committee to continue its financial investment behind Donald Trump, arguing that the committee needs to help keep the race competitive with Hillary Clinton or risk an electoral bloodbath that would flip control of Congress. As some former and current GOP officials are urging RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to abandon Trump and shift resources down-ticket, others say the party committee needs to prevent Trump from losing by such a large margin that it would make it virtually impossible to hang onto endangered Republican seats.
  • Bloodied — a lot — but unbowed, Ryan foe forms pro-Trump PAC

    08/14/2016 1:39:50 PM PDT · by Pollard · 25 replies
    Businessman Paul Nehlen may have been swamped by House Speaker Paul Ryan in a Republican primary last week, but he's not done with politics just yet. The 47-year-old will now serve as chairman of a new political action committee supporting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Nehlen is set to hold a news conference Monday in Wisconsin to discuss his plans with Citizens Revolt PAC, according to the Washington Post. He is set to use his new role to speak at events nationwide and in the media to attack Trump's GOP critics. Though Nehlen overwhelmingly lost the Aug 9. primary —...
  • Pollak: The Question Is What Offices Is Hillary Selling To Her Donors Right Now?

    08/12/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | Pam Key
    On “The Sean Hannity Show,” Breitbart News’ senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak talked about his book, “See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle,” which reveals the hypocrisy of the left wing. While commenting on reports about new email exchanges raising questions about whether Clinton Foundation donors got preferential treatment from Hillary Clinton’s State Department, Pollak said, “Here’s the other question. What offices is she selling her donors right now?
  • Hillary Clinton needs to explain her relationships with donors

    08/12/2016 8:55:50 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Hillary Clinton has taken too much money from people with business before the government to dismiss concerns about conflicts of interest out of hand. She's taken it in smaller sums from direct donors to her campaigns for Senate and president, much larger contributions to the party she now runs, eye-popping personal payments for speeches and astronomical gifts to the Clinton Foundation. The public deserves to know how she plans to prevent all that money from unduly influencing her if she is elected president. It can be easy in this campaign season to temporarily lose sight of the ugly optics of...
  • Trump warns GOP he could stop fundraising

    08/12/2016 2:45:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/11/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump on Thursday issued a threat to stop fundraising for the Republican Party after a report emerged that party officials could focus resources on down-ballot candidates. "I mean, if it is true, that's OK too because all I have to do is stop funding the Republican Party," Trump said on Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor" when asked about the Republican National Committee potentially diverting funds away from the presidential race. "I'm the one raising the money for them," he continued. "In fact, right now I'm in Orlando, I'm going to a fundraiser for the Republican Party. If they want...
  • Ryan warns donors GOP could lose House: report

    08/07/2016 7:06:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 06, 2016, 02:37 pm | Rebecca Savransky
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is warning donors that the Republican party’s House majority could be in jeopardy, according to The New York Times. Ryan spoke in private last week to a group of donors at a political conference in Colorado sponsored by the industrialists Charles G. and David H. Koch. During the conference, the speaker said donors shouldn’t put their focus completely on retaining the Senate, and noted that Republican control of the House may also be at risk, the Times reported, citing a Republican who heard the talk. …
  • Former Va. first lady Maureen McDonnell’s corruption case on hold

    08/05/2016 6:52:20 PM PDT · by randita · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/5/16 | Rachel Weiner
    A federal appeals court has signaled that it agrees that former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s corruption convictions should be tossed out because of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned her husband’s convictions. Attorneys on both sides said that a ruling Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit suspends the public corruption case, and that further legal action is necessary to vacate the convictions as prosecutors decide whether to seek a new trial. But they said the order indicates that the court agrees with a defense analysis — unchallenged by prosecutors — that the first...
  • Dobbs- Koch Bros Said Jump, Ryan Asked How High (outstanding)

    08/05/2016 1:13:21 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    Rickwells.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Rick Wells
    Lou Dobbs has a few thoughts on the battle for the soul of the Republican Party, with the Koch Brothers now crawling out of their holes just as Harry Reid predicted they would and issuing marching orders to the various politicians they control. Dobbs notes that “when they and other donors beckon, the Republican Party seems to rush to please the Brothers Koch.” “The struggle Ryan referenced,” Dobbs says, “Is well under way. It’s why the GOP establishment attacks Trump with fury equal to that of the left. I believe Republicans will either be the party of the Kochs, Ryan,...
  • College Students Protest, Alumni’s Fondness Fades and Checks Shrink

    08/05/2016 7:08:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2016 | Anemona Hartocllis
    Scott MacConnell cherishes the memory of his years at Amherst College, where he discovered his future métier as a theatrical designer. But protests on campus over cultural and racial sensitivities last year soured his feelings. Now Mr. MacConnell, who graduated in 1960, is expressing his discontent through his wallet. In June, he cut the college out of his will. “As an alumnus of the college, I feel that I have been lied to, patronized and basically dismissed as an old, white bigot who is insensitive to the needs and feelings of the current college community,” Mr. MacConnell, 77, wrote in...
  • Billionaire businessman Bill Koch to host Cape Cod fundraiser for Donald Trump

    08/02/2016 5:45:13 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 25 replies
    Massive.com ^ | 8-1-2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Billionaire businessman Bill Koch and his wife Bridget are hosting a $2,700-a-head fundraiser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at their home on Cape Cod on Saturday. Koch is part of the wealthy family who owns Koch Industries, and he also founded his own energy company. He co-chaired a campaign to oppose Cape Wind, a proposed offshore wind farm off of Cape Cod. Two of Bill Koch's brothers, Charles and David Koch, are prominent conservative donors who have said they will not support Trump.
  • Paul Ryan: We're in fight to 'retake the soul' of the Republican Party

    08/02/2016 2:49:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 93 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/1/16 | Jonathan Swan
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Speaker Paul Ryan told a donor audience convened by the billionaire Koch brothers that they're in a fight to "retake the soul" of the Republican Party. "We have to do a better job of taking the moral high ground ... showing [conservative] ideas in practice," Ryan said on Monday. "And it will help us retake the soul of our own party, which we have our own challenges with these days." Ryan addressed a room of some 400 donors who have been gathered here since Saturday in a luxury resort at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for...
  • Clinton Foundation Refuses to Release Names of 1,076 Secret Foreign Donors

    07/30/2016 4:36:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 3, 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    When news broke in April that the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP), a Canadian charity established by Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra and Bill Clinton in 2007, had donated more than $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, both the Clinton Foundation and CGEP resisted efforts to release the names of donors to CGEP. Then on April 28 the Washington Post and Bloomberg News both reported that 1,100 hidden Clinton Foundation foreign donors were “bundled” into that $25 million donation from CGEP.
  • Exclusive: Billionaire Republican donors urge Kochs to back Trump

    07/28/2016 3:21:04 PM PDT · by orchestra · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/2016 | Michelle Conlin
    A group of at least six wealthy Republican donors is urging the billionaire Koch brothers to step off the sidelines of the U.S. presidential election to back Donald Trump, arguing they will want influence with the New York businessman they have harshly criticized if he wins the White House in November. The financiers, prominent members of the sprawling 700-member Koch donor network, have been making their case in emails and phone calls to Charles and David Koch ahead of their bi-annual donor seminar, which begins Saturday in Colorado, according to four donors involved in the loosely-coordinated effort and advisors representing...
  • Scott Walker Gets Ready: The Wisconsin governor meets donors — in Chris Christie’s territory.

    06/16/2014 6:42:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review | 06/16/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    <p>Scott Walker is already thinking about how to defeat Hillary Clinton. “You gotta move it from a personality race, because if it’s a personality race, you got a third Clinton term,” the Wisconsin governor told a lunchtime crowd of about 30 last Tuesday assembled at the Lakewood, N.J., home of Rich Roberts, one of his biggest financial backers. “The only way we win that election is to transform her personality to Washington versus the rest of us. Senator Clinton is all about Washington, everything about her is all about Washington.”</p>
  • Legend Michael Jordan Donated 2 Mil to Support Police, BlackLivesMatter Responded with THIS…

    07/26/2016 7:51:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 38 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | 07/25/2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Michael Jordan came out of the closet to support our police officers. In a statement shared via The Undefeated on Monday morning, Jordan said the following: “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well. “I was raised by parents who...
  • (From June 18, 2016) "RNC to withhold campaign funds from Kasich after he broke GOP Trump pledge "

    07/25/2016 5:34:47 PM PDT · by mancini · 38 replies
    PRNTLY BLOG ^ | June 18, 2016 | Posted by Connor Balough
    Info at link.
  • Under The Bus: Ted Cruz's Biggest Donors Cut Ties

    07/24/2016 2:02:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 88 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Breitbart News
    In an extraordinary public rebuke, two influential donors who were among the biggest supporters of Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign excoriated Mr. Cruz on Saturday for his decision not to endorse Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention.
  • How to camouflage huge special interests donations

    07/22/2016 2:04:12 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 5 replies
    Joe -- Donald Trump’s acceptance speech last night made me want to throw up my arms and ask how this could be happening in our country -- or turn off the TV and pretend it was all a nightmare. But we don’t have that luxury, Joe. If we ignore Trump or assume for a second that we have this election in the bag, we’re risking everything. Joe, we can’t let Hillary down -- we can’t let our country down. Don’t assume someone else will do this for you -- if you don’t step up, who will? If you’re ready to...
  • Sheldon Adelson Snubs Ted Cruz After He Fails to Endorse Donald Trump

    07/21/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 41 replies
    Forward ^ | 7/21/2016 | staff
    Sheldon Adelson refused to meet with Ted Cruz after the conservative Texas senator failed to endorse Donald Trump in a controversial speech to the Republican convention, several media outlets reported. The billionaire Republican donor and his wife, Miriam, barred Cruz from the suite where they watched Cruz’s speech, which was greeted by boos, CNN first reported.
  • GOP Convention Planners Sought $6 Million From Sheldon Adelson

    07/15/2016 9:40:32 PM PDT · by Coronal · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 15 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    CLEVELAND -- The organization tasked with raising money to mount the Republican National Convention has asked billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson to fill a funding gap, NBC News has learned. In a letter to Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate, the Cleveland Host Committee requested a $6 million after some corporate donors decided to stay away after the controversial Donald Trump won the GOP nominating contest. The committee has raised $58 million of its $64 million goal. The letter was signed by CHC head David Gilbert.
  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 61 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2016
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show...
  • Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Dealings with Foundation Donors

    06/29/2016 2:37:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 29, 2016 | BRENDAN BORDELON
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton’s scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton’s official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors. Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton’s State Department scheduler, in the two-week periods before each of 14 international trips Clinton took during her four years in office. David Bossie, president of Citizens United, hopes to confirm suspicions that Clinton maintained an...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 1:34:47 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 24, 2016 3:53 AM EDT | STEPHEN BRAUN
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show.
  • Some Business Leaders Abandon GOP (barf alert)

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    Politics Election 2016 Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton Democratic presidential candidate to get backing from executives, some of whom cite unease with Trump’s candidacy By Laura Meckler June 23, 2016 12:09 a.m. ET More than 50 business executives, including several longtime Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday as her campaign seeks to capitalize on discomfort with Republican Donald Trump. They include Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T Services Inc., and Dan Akerson, who held top positions at General Motors Co. and Nextel Communications Inc. A Clinton campaign aide provided the list. The endorsements reflect...
  • Trump reportedly raised at least $11 million since Tuesday

    06/23/2016 6:21:27 AM PDT · by orchestra · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/23/2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump and his joint fundraising committee have raised at least $11 million since Tuesday morning, Republicans said Wednesday, a tremendously quick haul that comes amid concerns about his fundraising ability. Trump Victory, the joint fundraising account with the Republican National Committee, and Trump's official campaign raised $5 million online since Tuesday morning, when it sent one of its first fundraising pitches to its email list, according to Sean Spicer, an RNC spokesman.
  • Trump Stuns Critics By Raising $11 MILLION DOLLARS In Just 48 Hours.

    06/23/2016 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 106 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | June 25, 2016 | DC Whispers
    The Mainstream Media and spineless Republican critics were out in force earlier this week bemoaning Donald Trump’s lack of a political fundraising operation. Team Trump shrugged off the criticism and then proceeded to initiate a fundraising effort that saw a groundswell of support from backers both great and small who quickly amassed a remarkable $11 million dollars into the coffers of Team Trump and the RNC. Much to the chagrin of the Clinton Machine and Trump’s critics, it doesn’t appear the New York billionaire will have any trouble raising campaign cash. The astonishing 48-hour $11 million mark was reported on...
  • Trump supporters raise $2 million in 24 hours!!

    06/22/2016 4:21:43 PM PDT · by proust · 87 replies
    Reddit ^ | 6/22/16 | BagelChair
    2 million in 12 hours, Trump is doing matching funds, so it's 4 million.
  • Apple CEO to host fundraiser for Speaker Paul Ryan next week but still won't aid GOP

    06/20/2016 4:57:06 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/20/16 | walkingfeather
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3651291/Apple-CEO-Tim-Cook-host-fundraiser-Speaker-Paul-Ryan-week-won-t-aid-GOP-convention-distaste-Donald-Trump.html#newcomment
  • Trump campaign: We're facing an emergency goal of $100,000

    06/18/2016 3:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    The Donald Trump campaign on Saturday released its first "emergency" fund-raising email, in response to an ad blitz from the Hillary Clinton campaign. "Right now we're facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air. We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. Tonight," the email from Team Trump said. "Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we're preparing to fight back," it reads. The email promises to release ads attacking Clinton on her role in Benghazi, the integrity of her donors and reported FBI probing of her private...
  • Trump: ‘It would be helpful’ if Republicans would help him

    06/18/2016 4:46:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jill Colvin And Michelle Rindels, AP
    Donald Trump railed Saturday against efforts by some frustrated Republicans planning a last-ditch effort to try to thwart him from becoming the party’s nominee, threatening at one point to stop fundraising if Republicans don’t rally around him. Speaking at a theater at the Treasure Island hotel on the Las Vegas strip, Trump referred to “an insurgent group” trying to deny him delegates at the party’s July convention.
  • Trump campaign calls for $100K in donations by the end of the day

    06/18/2016 10:28:08 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/18/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    The Donald Trump campaign has sent its first "emergency" fundraising email to supporters Saturday, seeking to raise at least $100,000 by the end of the day. That request follows a multimillion dollar ad blitz launched by likely general election rival Hillary Clinton this week. "Right now we're facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air," the email said. "We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. Tonight." "Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we're preparing to fight back," it reads, adding that the campaign plans to attack...
  • Where is Salman Ibrahim [+ OBAMA CHICAGO CONNECTION]

    09/18/2008 7:27:24 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 56 replies · 3,915+ views
    Chicago Journal ^ | 9/17/2008 | Lorraine Swanson
    The disappearance of the CEO and president of a Shariah-compliant investment firm has left many in West Ridge's Indo-Pak community wary and in turmoil. Concerned when monthly profit checks from Sunrise Equities stopped arriving in August, no one has seen or heard from the firm's CEO, Salman Ibrahim. Ibrahim has not returned investors' phone calls. Phone calls to the firm's office at 6355 N. Claremont, and its downtown affiliates, Sunrise Development Inc., have also gone unanswered, leaving many of the firm's mostly Muslim investors wondering where Ibrahim and other corporate officers have gone. "[Ibrahim] stopped paying the monthly installments," said...
  • GOP Chair Priebus Tells Romney Donors Trump will Win in Fall With or Without Them!

    06/12/2016 8:00:01 AM PDT · by GilGil · 101 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/11/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Reince told the Romney donors Donald Trump will win in the fall “with or without you.”
  • Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Romney's losers)

    06/11/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    POLITCO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    On Friday afternoon, at an exclusive Republican donor retreat here hosted by Mitt Romney, frustration boiled over. During an off-the-record question-and-answer session with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Meg Whitman, the billionaire Hewlett Packard chief executive officer, confronted the speaker over his endorsement of Trump. Whitman, a major GOP giver who ran for California governor in 2010, compared Trump to historical demagogues like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and wanted to know how the speaker could get behind him. At another discussion session during the day, which featured top Romney alumni Stuart Stevens and Matt Rhoades, Ana Navarro, a Republican contributor...
  • Obama calls on Democrats to develop sense of urgency

    06/04/2016 3:58:18 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 4, 2016 | KEVIN FREKING
    Wooing Democratic donors Friday in South Florida, President Barack Obama said the coming election is taking place in a "fascinating media environment" in which "strange things can happen" because celebrity and fame drive so much of the news coverage. Obama said he generally just watches sports on television, but his staff told him presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump generated 70 percent of recent news coverage. He called on Democrats to develop a sense of urgency. "I want us to run scared the whole time," Obama said at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.
  • Terry McAuliffe Lied About Meeting Chinese Donor

    05/25/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe lied about meeting Wang Wenliang, the Chinese donor to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign whose contributions are now the subject of an FBI investigation. McAuliffe told CNN after the story broke that he thinks he has never met Mr. Wenliang.
  • Big-name donors join Trump fundraising team

    05/24/2016 3:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Donald Trump, who needs to rapidly raise money for the general election, now has a team of the Republican establishment's biggest donors and fundraisers in his corner. Trump and Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced in a statement Tuesday that they have signed onto their fundraising efforts some of the most prolific donors and fundraisers in conservative politics. The big name recruits include Woody Johnson — who owns the New York Jets and was a top fundraiser for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and previous GOP nominees Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) — and Diane Hendricks,...
  • Key G.O.P. Donors Still Deeply Resist Donald Trump’s Candidacy

    05/22/2016 6:31:21 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/21/16 | Jonathan Martin/Alexander Burns
    A powerful array of the Republican Party’s largest financial backers remains deeply resistant to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy, forming a wall of opposition that could make it exceedingly difficult for him to meet his goal of raising $1 billion before the November election. Interviews and emails with more than 50 of the Republican Party’s largest donors, or their representatives, revealed a measure of contempt and distrust toward their own party’s nominee that is unheard of in modern presidential politics. More than a dozen of the party’s most reliable individual contributors and wealthy families indicated that they would not give...
  • Key G.O.P. Donors Still Deeply Resist Donald Trump’s Candidacy

    05/21/2016 10:19:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 21 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    A powerful array of the Republican Party’s largest financial backers remains deeply resistant to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy, forming a wall of opposition that could make it exceedingly difficult for him to meet his goal of raising $1 billion before the November election. Interviews and emails with more than 50 of the Republican Party’s largest donors, or their representatives, revealed a measure of contempt and distrust toward their own party’s nominee that is unheard of in modern presidential politics. More than a dozen of the party’s most reliable individual contributors and wealthy families indicated that they would not give...
  • Report: David Koch Pledges Millions to Fund Spoiler Third Party Run

    05/19/2016 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Billionaire David Koch will bankroll Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s third party presidential run with tens of millions of dollars, according to a report. The eight-figure sum may help Johnson win the Libertarian Party nomination and break into the mainstream. Johnson also ran for president in 2012 as a third party candidate and won some 1.275 millon votes, 0.99 percent of the popular vote. Libertarian candidates may have cost the GOP several congressional race victories that year. (David Koch himself was the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee in 1980 when he and Ed Clark set the...
  • Obama foundation donors at the White House

    05/19/2016 11:30:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/19/16 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON — A new study details how President Barack Obama has been inviting his Obama Foundation donors to events at the White House, a venue that obviously won’t be available to him to entertain mega contributors in a few months. The Obama Foundation, created on Jan. 31, 2014, has to date only 39 contributors, with the money coming either from individuals or foundations controlled by Obama supporters. The nonprofit, nonpartisan Maplight Foundation found that 15 of the 39 have been to the White House for small meetings
  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnson’s Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign. Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    05/04/2016 4:37:59 PM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 120 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | May 4, 2106 | Monica Langley
    Donald Trump won't self-fund his general-election campaign, and will instead create a "world-class finance organization," the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview on Wednesday. For a campaign expected to cost more than $1 billion, "I'll be putting up money, but won't be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries," Mr. Trump said. The New York businessman, who did receive some mostly small unsolicited donations, lent his campaign $36 million of the $47 million he spent through March. That plan represents a shift for Mr. Trump, who has for months portrayed his Republican opponents as "puppets" for relying on...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    Donald Trump won’t self-fund his general-election campaign, and will instead create a “world-class finance organization,” the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview on Wednesday. For a campaign expected to cost more than $1 billion, “I’ll be putting up money, but won’t be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries,” Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. The New York businessman, who did receive some mostly small unsolicited donations, lent his campaign $36 million of the $47 million he spent through March. That plan represents a shift for Mr. Trump, who has for months portrayed his Republican opponents as “puppets” for...
  • Jeb Bush’s clock, Tim McGraw’s guitar: Among the $7,000 in gifts to Gov. Larry Hogan

    05/04/2016 12:00:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has received more than $7,000 worth of gifts since he took office in January 2015, mostly modest trinkets and items from well-wishers after the governor made his cancer diagnosis public. The gifts range from a $1 Livestrong bracelet to a $500 membership at Baltimore’s posh members-only Center Club, according to a filing with the State Ethics Commission. Hogan even reported two rosaries blessed at the Vatican, given to him and his wife by Pope Francis in Washington. The disclosure also shows the outpouring of support for the governor after he announced in June that he...
  • Here's how much was spent to stop Trump from winning the nomination

    05/04/2016 8:40:16 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Msn Money ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Donald Trump will likely become the Republican presidential nominee after a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the departure of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night.
  • Cruz's faltering campaign shows the risks of depending on a few wealthy donors

    05/02/2016 2:42:39 PM PDT · by catnipman · 77 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/2/2016 | Joseph Tanfani and Noah Bierman
    Ted Cruz, in his outsider’s bid for the White House, has depended heavily on the largesse of just three wealthy donors to establish credibility and stay afloat amid a chaotic nominating process that killed off most of his rivals. Now, at perhaps the most desperate moment in his quest to win the Republican nomination, Cruz is learning the perils of relying on strong-willed magnates who carry their own agendas and have demanded an unprecedented level of control in how their money is spent. ...