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  • Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)

    11/25/2015 12:29:49 PM PST · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2015 | Matea Gold and Robert Costa
    As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP presidential field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks. Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on the sidelines. Many are reluctant to spend money against Trump after watching others fumble as they tried to handle his counter-punches. Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year.
  • Billionaire gay ‘marriage’ advocate backs Marco Rubio

    11/07/2015 11:30:34 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 3, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    Billionaire Paul Singer, best known in politics for his backing of Jewish and LGBT causes, has backed Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the GOP presidential race. The biggest donor in the 2014 race, Singer's LGBT activism is due to the orientation of his son, Andrew. The elder Singer has created at least two groups dedicated to protecting the state of Israel, loosening immigration laws, and expanding the role of government in promoting the LGBT community's goals. Rubio's star has risen since last week's GOP debate, especially with potential competitors for donors either leaving the race, such as Wisconsin governor Scott...
  • COOL Things Jeb! Could Be Doing if He Wasn't Forced to Run for President

    10/26/2015 3:38:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Jeb!says that he 'could be doinga lot of cool stuff' if he wasn't burdened by a hereditary greatness that demands heserve Bush-Rove Machine donors... Like makingguacamoleinofficial($75)Jeb! Guaca-Bowla Or selling uglyshirtswith a picof himself as a hippy Smokingweed Sellingweed Smugglingcoke/heroin Babbling incoherentlyon Twitter Teaching his spoiled, lazywife tospeak English Boring peopleto death He could get a lobotomy just for fun Finally do something about that black hand (gangrene?) Maybe sit around sayingstupid things... Or just catch-up on quality time with La Familia... [graphics]
  • Jeb Bush Struggles to Galvanize His Familys Donor Base as Campaign Falters

    10/23/2015 8:53:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/22/15 | Rebecca Ballhaus and Biography @rebeccaballhaus rebecca.ballhaus@wsj.com Christopher
    As Jeb Bush heads to Texas on Sunday to rally top fundraisers along with his father and brother, former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, the familys vaunted financial network is mostly disengaged and splinteredand his campaign stock is falling. The one-time front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination is roughly tied for third place among GOP contenders in campaign cash and has fallen to fourth or fifth place in national polls, including the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey. His crowds are modest. He failed to dominate in either of the GOP debates, and million-dollar ad buys in...
  • Small-dollar donors flock to Trump, help power his campaign

    10/18/2015 8:02:06 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 40 replies
    Associated Press via WHIG.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | By JILL COLVIN
    Donald Trump likes to boast about his enormous wealth and how he doesn't need anyone else's money to pay for his presidential campaign. That hasn't stopped tens of thousands of people from chipping in with checks as small as $10 to let the Republican candidate know they're behind him.
  • Sheldon Adelson warms to Marco Rubio

    10/13/2015 11:39:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | October 12, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Sheldon Adelson, one of the Republican Party's most sought-after contributors, is leaning increasingly toward supporting Marco Rubio and the Florida senator is racing to win the backing of other uncommitted megadonors who have the potential to direct tens of millions of dollars his way and alter the contours of the Republican primary fight.
  • Released Hillary e-mails show how Clinton Foundation donors bought themselves State Dept. access

    10/06/2015 8:34:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Robert Laurie
    No wonder Hillary is getting so aggressive in her attacks on the Benghazi committee Its really not hard to put this together. On the one hand, youve got a highly ambitious, money-grubbing politician who is obsessed with becoming president - but who has to settle for Secretary of State because actually getting elected proves difficult when youre an unappealing and totally inept candidate. On the other hand, youve got this persons ex-husband - oh, sorry, ex-president husband - who along with her has set up a global charity that rakes in big dollars from the most influential people in the...
  • Ted Cruz seeks to harness new weapon in 2016 money race: Small-dollar bundlers

    10/01/2015 7:12:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matea Gold
    <p>Bundling campaign donations is no longer just for the well-heeled and well-connected.</p> <p>Sen. Ted Cruzs presidential campaign is launching a social crowd-funding platform this week that encourages small donors to set up mini-fundraising operations by dangling video game-style badges and secret events as rewards.</p>
  • Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    09/30/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | MICHAEL BARBARO and STEVE EDER
    MIAMI One day in the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Marco Rubio, the young speaker of the House, strayed from the legislative proceedings to single out a lanky, silver-haired man seated in the balcony: a billionaire auto dealer named Norman Braman. This man, Mr. Rubio said in effusive remarks in 2008, was no ordinary billionaire, hoarding his cash or using it to pursue selfish passions. Hes used it, Mr. Rubio said, to enrich the lives of so many people whose names you will never know. As it turned out, one of the people enriched was Mr. Rubio himself. As Mr....
  • Donors warn Jeb Bush: Youve got a month to turn your polling around before we start bailing

    09/28/2015 12:05:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    My goodness. If this is true and the money starts drying up, Jeb can’t possibly keep going based on what he’s already raised for more than, say, another nine months, right?He’s got a president father and a president brother. Half of the donor class either worked for one or both of them or owes them some sort of favor. Jeb’s not going to run out of money. Jeb Bush is entering a critical phase of his Republican presidential campaign, with top donors warning that the former Florida governor needs to demonstrate growth in the polls over the next month...
  • Report: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits

    07/24/2015 7:39:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)... confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits. The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under high scrutiny from the IRS. The IRS produced the records in a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking documents about selection of individuals for audit-based application information on donor lists submitted by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations....Lois Lerner, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, is mentioned four times in the report...In 2009, Barack Obama joked about having the IRS...
  • Video: Hillary donors panicking over crashing poll numbers: She's Losing to Carson and Jeb

    09/11/2015 8:02:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    And well they should. A new CNN poll released last night shows a staggering 19-point drop in Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers over the last two months. That’s taken her from a commanding 56/19 lead in July over Bernie Sanders to just a 37/27 lead. It’s also dropped Hillary into a three way race with Joe Biden, who now gets 20% of the poll — and 35% for second choice, beating both Hillary and Sanders.Chuck Todd says that Hillary donors — who thought she was unbeatable — must be panicking by now. With each poll now, Todd says, “it feels...
  • Trump attended big-donor fundraiser last month

    08/28/2015 5:14:41 PM PDT · by JediJones · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/23/15 | Katy O'Donnell
    Despite his prior pledge to self-fund his campaign, the billionaire businessman now appears to be embracing big donors. ...even as Trump publicly scorned other candidates use of super PACs, he tacitly gave approval to the Make America Great Again PAC by attending a fundraiser the group held [in July]. Trump spoke for between 10 and 15 minutes at the mid-July fundraiser, where about 200 people packed into a private residence in Manhattan. There are so many people wanting to contribute and I am so grateful for their support. I appreciate the moral investment in my vision to Make America Great...
  • Las Vegas Newspaper Owner Hosts Obama Fundraiser, Bundles for Hillary

    08/26/2015 6:58:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/26/15 | Tim Graham
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported President Obama spoke at a Nevada State Democratic Party fundraiser for Catherine Cortez Masto, who is running for Harry Reids Senate seat in 2016. The event was held at the Henderson home of Las Vegas Sun editor and publisher Brian Greenspun. Contributions at the event hit a high of $33,400. The event, which drew more than 100 people, raised more than $300,000. What kind of newspaper is the Las Vegas Sun that its editor and publisher hosts Democratic Party fundraisers with the president? A routinely partisan one. Jon Ralston, just hailed by Chuck Todd on...
  • Trump open to big campaign donors - "moral investment"

    08/23/2015 10:58:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Although Donald Trump has suggested he would use his vast wealth to self-fund his campaign, freeing him from the control of special interests, the Republican frontrunner said Sunday he was open to major campaign donations. "We have a lot of small contributors. I would even take big contributors, as long as they don't expect anything, because the only people that can expect something from me is going to be the people that want to see our country be great again," Trump said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "I actually like the idea of investing in a campaign, but it has...
  • ALERT: Rush Limbaugh Drops BOMBSHELL About Order Fox News Received Just Before GOP Debate

    08/09/2015 5:57:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 120 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 8-8-2015 | Conservative Tribune
    The first GOP primary debate of the year, hosted by Fox News and moderated by three of their best, kicked off in headline-grabbing style when the moderator team backed candidate Donald Trump into a corner about the possibility of running on a third-party ticket. But the attacks didnt stop there. Out of the six questions that Trump was asked, most of them were nothing more than thinly veiled attacks in what conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested was a targeted effort by the GOP establishment to slam the brakes on Trumps momentum. While Limbaugh had reported that there was a...
  • Here are the politicians Donald Trump has 'bought'

    08/07/2015 4:34:55 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 53 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8 Hours ago | Rick Newman
    Trumps donations reveal a typical businessman looking out for his interests -- and what politicians can do to help him -- more than an ideologue backing like-minded candidates. Hes given money to New York-area politicians of both parties, for instance, including both of New Yorks Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as local Republicans such as New York Congressman Peter King. Trump gave a token $2,500 to the Romney presidential campaign during the 2012 election. Scott Walker. Trump gave the Wisconsin governor $10,000 last year, when Walker was running for a second term. It seems to have...
  • Could Koch brothers take out Donald Trump?

    08/03/2015 6:07:23 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 3 2015 | CNN
    Dana Point, California (CNN)Donald Trump wasn't invited to address some 450 top conservative donors who gathered here at a lush oceanfront hotel for a policy-focused retreat hosted by the Koch brothers and their powerful political network.
  • Meet the GOP $5 million donor club

    07/31/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | July 31, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    In 2012, six Republicans gave $5 million or more over the course of the entire presidential campaign. For 2016, nine Republicans gave $5 million or more in the first six months. Donors can contribute unlimited amounts to candidates' super PACs, and they have. Here are the nine Republicans who you need to know as their donations shape the primaries. Dan and Farris Wilks: $15 million The billionaire brothers made their fortunes in fracking, and along with their wives, are sending $15 million to boost fellow Texans Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. Robert Mercer: $11.3 million Mercer, a reclusive hedge funder from...
  • Five Republican candidates to vie for Koch brothers backing at donor retreat

    08/01/2015 7:52:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    The competition among Republican presidential candidates for the support of the political and fundraising network of Charles and David Koch will heat up this weekend. Five Republican candidates will attend a retreat held by Freedom Partners, a key cog in the political network of the Koch brothers. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Texas senator Ted Cruz, former CEO Carly Fiorina, Florida senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will all attend a gathering of well-heeled GOP donors at a luxury resort in Orange County, California. Kentucky senator Rand Paul was invited but declined to attend, citing previous commitments to...
  • Breaking News: The Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion Donated to Mitt Romney!

    07/29/2015 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Get this. Stop what you're doing. I need you to listen the next 30 seconds. I don't even need to say that. You people are glued here for three hours. What am I talking about? On the same day that we get a headline from Rolling Stone, "What the Trump and Cosby Allegations Reveal About Rape Culture," and whatever it all means, we know that "Donald Trump's a sexist pig of the first order." That's in Rolling Stone. Guess what TheHill.com just tweeted? TheHill.com just tweeted, "Just in: Cecil the Lion Killer Donated to Romney." I kid you not....
  • First on CNN: Billionaire brothers give Cruz super PAC $15 million

    07/25/2015 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Isara · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat July 25, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Two low-profile Texas brothers have donated $15 million to support Sen. Ted Cruz, a record-setting contribution that amounts to the largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign. Farris and Dan Wilks, billionaires who made their fortunes in the West Texas fracking boom, have given $15 million of the $38 million that the pro-Cruz super PAC, Keep the Promise, will disclose in election filings next week, according to sources outside the super PAC with knowledge of the giving. The siblings earned their riches with the sale of their company Frac Tech for $3.5 billion in 2011, and since...
  • Attn. Media: Low Life Scum Code Pink Allied with Terrorists, Obama and Democrats

    01/29/2015 3:49:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Sen. John McCain is right. Code Pink protesters are low-life scum as he called them Thursday morning when the group disrupted a Senate hearing to protest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khamenei, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban. These are some of the terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism Code Pink has given political, financial and/or material aid to since the groups founding in late 2002. All that time Code Pink has also worked with and funded the Democratic Party,...
  • Planned Parenthoods erroneous corporate sponsor list

    07/24/2015 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/15 | Judi McLeod
    Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox If they sincerely cherish their names and reputations, the principals of Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox should launch a joint lawsuit against Planned Parenthood. Until the scandalous video showed their doctors talking about the sale of aborted baby parts as taking care of business, the names of the three multi-nationals, among others, were being openly advertised as corporate sponsors on the Planned Parenthood website. The purveyors of selling aborted baby parts have linked their names to infamy, and in fact disgraced all corporations boldly named on the Planned Parenthood website. Members of the public at large have...
  • Major donor to Obama, Emanuel to host Hillary Clinton fundraiser in Chicago

    07/21/2015 2:57:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2015 | By Rick Pearson, Bill Ruthhart and John Chase
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her second fundraising visit to Chicago on Tuesday, attending an event at the home of securities trader Rajiv Fernando. In 2011, Obama appointed Fernando to serve on the International Security Advisory Board, a panel that was charged with advising then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on sensitive security matters. After the appointment, ABC News raised questions about Fernandos qualifications for the panel. Days after the report, which also noted Fernandos contributions to the Clinton Foundation, the trader stepped down from the board, saying he did not have time to serve. Clinton is asking...
  • Some surprising winners and losers in the 2016 fundraising race

    07/19/2015 10:20:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | July 19, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The results of the first major test of the 2016 presidential race were announced this past week: the initial six months of fundraising numbers for the slew of candidates running to be their party’s nominee next year and for aligned super PACs. As with any test, some people passed with flying colors. Others, well, didn’t. Here are the winners and the losers of the cash dash for those contests and other races. WINNERS ● Jeb Bush Sure, we all knew the former Florida governor was going to raise scads of money, largely through his Right to Rise super PAC. But...
  • Wisconsin court ruling may reshape state political landscape

    07/19/2015 8:03:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-17-15 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) A court decision ending an investigation into the activities of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign could transform Wisconsin elections likely enabling closer ties between candidates and organizations that support them and possibly leading to more targeted advertising and favorable legislation for the groups, political strategists and observers say. The ruling in the case involving Walker, now a presidential candidate, and outside groups backing him invalidated state election officials' belief that organizations that coordinate with candidates on issue advocacy must reveal their donations and follow fundraising limits as if the groups are an extension of...
  • The 63 Real Humans Who Donated $250 or More to Donald Trump (Attempted hit piece)

    07/17/2015 12:28:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 17, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Donald has raked in $96,000 so far, and from birther beliefs to the immigration thing, the characters who contributed to that haul are a lot like the candidate himself.You learn a few things, calling the 63 individuals who donated more than $250 to Donald Trumps presidential campaignhelping him pull in a total of $96,000 in the 29 days since his June 16 announcement, according to the financial disclosure he released Wednesday evening. You learn, for instance, that President Obama, who is an African-born Muslim, wouldnt help you if you were kidnapped in Iran, that not all undocumented Mexican immigrants...
  • Hedging bets in 2016: Some donors give to Bush and Clinton

    07/17/2015 5:53:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AP ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jack Gillum and Julie Bykowicz
    John Catsimatidis, a Manhattan grocery chain owner, gave as much money as allowed to Hillary Rodham Clintons Democratic primary campaign. Two months later, he gave the same amount, $2,700, to Jeb Bush, her would-be Republican challenger. Ive been friends with both of their families for many, many years, he said. They both love America, and Id be happy if either of them won.
  • Mark Ruffalo, Ben & Jerry Among Bernie Sanders Donors

    07/16/2015 8:12:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 16, 2015 | Emma Roller
    July 15, 2015 Sen. Bernie Sanders wants people to know he's fighting for the little guy. And so far, his donations are matching up to the image. Sanders's presidential campaign received roughly $15.2 million in donations this quarter, according to his campaign's quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
  • Jeb Bush Aims to Recruit, Groom, Young Republican Donors

    07/13/2015 2:15:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/13/15 | BETH REINHARD
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is launching a young donor program aimed at padding his already flush campaign account and grooming the next generation of big Republican contributors. The program, called Mission Next, will be spearheaded by his sons, 39-year-old George P. Bush, who last year was elected to statewide office in Texas, and 31-year-old Jeb Bush Jr., who recently took over the consulting business he and his father led in Miami. Both sons have already headlined several fundraisers for their father. -snip- The young donors program will also be named after space missions, according to donors familiar with the plans....
  • Jeb and George H.W. Bush host fund-raiser party at family estate

    07/12/2015 6:37:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/15 | Emily Smith
    Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, along with his father, ex-president George H.W. Bush, threw a party for top fund-raisers, including billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, at the Bush family compound in Maine. In a Kennedy-esque move, Jeb hosted the retreat at his father and mother Barbara Bushs estate on Walkers Point in Kennebunkport, which was bought in the 19th century by Jebs great-great-grandfather.
  • Top GOP Donor Wants Donald Trump Banned from First Debate

    07/12/2015 4:29:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 84 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 7, 2015 | Staff
    A top establishment Republican donor reportedly wants Donald Trump banned from the first presidential debate... And that is not sitting well with some of the partys top donors, many of whom favor pro-amnesty legislation and do want to see their establishment darlings like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% challenged on the issue. According to an Associated Press report, Republican donor John Jordan said Monday that GOP leaders should take steps to block Trumps access to the first presidential debate in early August. Someone in the party ought to start some sort of petition saying, If Trumps going...
  • Cruz Summons Top Donors to Colorado Springs

    07/07/2015 9:05:01 AM PDT · by taildragger · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | 06/25/2015 | Eliana Johson
    Texas senator Ted Cruz is summoning the biggest donors to his presidential campaign to Colorado Springs in mid-July. Cruz and his top bundlers those who, according to a top campaign aide, have met or exceeded their finance goals by raising a minimum of $100,000 will convene at The Broadmoor, the five-star resort owned by the conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz. The Colorado event, which will run from July 10-12, will serve as an opportunity for the campaign to update its top donors on the state of the race and to ask them to redouble their efforts on Cruzs behalf....
  • Hillary Clinton signals to Jewish donors: Ill be better for Israel

    07/03/2015 12:27:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/3/15 | K.P. Vogel
    Hillary Clinton is privately signaling to wealthy Jewish donors that no matter the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations she will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama. But, even as donors increasingly push Clinton on the subject in private, they have emerged with sometimes widely varying interpretations about whether she would support a prospective deal, according to interviews with more than 10 influential donors and fundraising operatives.
  • Cruz Summons Top Donors to Colorado Springs

    07/01/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | June 25, 2015 2:32 PM | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Texas senator Ted Cruz is summoning the biggest donors to his presidential campaign to Colorado Springs in mid-July. Cruz and his top bundlers those who, according to a top campaign aide, have met or exceeded their finance goals by raising a minimum of $100,000 will convene at The Broadmoor, the five-star resort owned by the conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz. The Colorado event, which will run from July 10-12, will serve as an opportunity for the campaign to update its top donors on the state of the race and to ask them to redouble their efforts on Cruzs behalf....
  • Donor Says Girl Scouts Cant Use $100K Gift for Transgender Girls

    06/30/2015 1:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Seattle Met ^ | June 29, 2015 | Matthew Halverson
    So the organization gave the money back. And now they want your help. A $50,000 donation is cause for celebration at the Queen Anne offices of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. We have these little clapper thingies, and the clappers go mad when we get that kind of gift, says the councils CEO, Megan Ferland. So when Ferland came back to the office earlier this spring and announced that shed just landed a $100,000 donation, the place went mad. Not only did it represent nearly a quarter of the councils annual fundraising goal, it would pay to send 500...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz returns donations from head of group linked to Charleston gunman

    06/26/2015 6:48:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    F ox News ^ | 06/26/2015
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has returned money given to his campaign by the head of an organization linked to the suspected gunman in last week's Charleston church shooting. The Cruz campaign said in a statement obtained by Fox News that it was returning money donated by Earl Holt III, the head of the Council of Conservative Citizens. The donations were first reported by The Guardian. "Senator Cruz believes that there is no place for racism in society," the statement read. "Upon learning about Mr. Holt's background and his contributions to the campaign, he immediately instructed that all of...
  • Judge reopens FOIA case on Hillary Clinton aide Abedin (Huma)

    06/20/2015 8:23:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    politico ^ | June 19, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Reacting to the disclosure that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state, a federal judge agreed Friday to reopen a conservative group's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking details about the employment arrangements of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. However, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declined for now to address claims from Judicial Watch that Clinton's use of the private account and server led State Department officials to commit a fraud on the court by certifying they had turned over all responsive records.
  • White supremacist donated to GOP presidential candidates

    06/21/2015 11:43:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    sg.news.yahoo.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Associated Press
    The leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday night. The paper reported that one of the candidates, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, will return the $8,500 he received from Earl Holt, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens. An online manifesto purportedly written by Roof, the suspect in last week's murder of nine blacks at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, said he learned about "brutal black on white murders" from the Council of Conservative Citizens...
  • GOP Donor To Spend $175 Million To Make Republicans Care About Global Warming

    06/09/2015 8:47:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/9/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Faison will unveil a $40 million campaign Tuesday through 2016 to persuade moderates and conservatives to join the fight against climate change, according to Politico. He is also spending $10 million to create a campaigning arm similar to President Barack Obamas Organizing for Action or Karl Roves Crossroads GPS. Theres a lot of center-right Republicans that feel like they dont have a voice in this issue, and surveys would say theyre eager to share this information to bring other people along with them, Faison said. Even in small percentages, thats in the millions.
  • FBI looks for man who held Clinton, Boxer fundraisers

    03/03/2007 2:00:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies · 2,664+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 3, 2007 | ROBIN FIELDS AND CHUCK NEUBAUER
    WASHINGTON // A Pakistani immigrant who hosted fundraisers for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is being sought by the FBI on allegations that he funneled illegal contributions to Clinton's political action committee and to Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2004 re-election campaign. Authorities say Northridge, Calif., businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, 56, fled the country shortly after being indicted on charges of engineering more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the Democratic committees. A business associate charged as Jinnah's co-conspirator has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles next week. ...The case has transformed Jinnah from a political...
  • Report: Clinton State Dept Pulled Strings for Menendez in Pay-to-Play Deal with Dem Donor

    03/13/2015 12:11:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/17/14
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) supported a visa waiver for the daughter of a fugitive Ecuadorian banker in exchange for significant campaign contributions to the Democratic Party. On Tuesday, NBC 4 New York reported that Menendez, with express written support from Clinton, intervened on behalf of Estefania Isaas, who was banned from traveling to the U.S. due to accusations of visa fraud. Isaas is the daughter of Roberto Isaias, who lives in Miami and is currently fighting extradition to Ecuador for banking crimes and under investigation for...
  • Leader Of Libya Attack Linked To Obama Donor

    09/24/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/21/2012
    As the administrations false narrative about the events leading up to the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi and the killing of our ambassador continues to unravel, a sordid detail has come to light. The leader of the the attack is believed to be an alumnus of Guantanamo Bay who was released from custody via an anti-American left wing group headed by an Obama donor. First, the terrorist: Abu Sufian bin Qumu. Bin Qumu, according to his Guantanamo file, was picked up in Pakistan in early 2002 after being identified by the Libyan government (that would be the same government...
  • Mitt Romney convenes 2016 contenders, donors for Utah retreat

    05/07/2015 7:25:17 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7 May 2015 | Robert Costa
    Mitt Romney, who earlier this year decided against a third presidential bid after briefly flirting with a run, will jump back into the national political scene next month when he hosts GOP presidential hopefuls and some of the partys biggest donors in Utah. Romneys 2015 E2 Summit will take place June 11-13 in Deer Valley, a ski resort east of Salt Lake City, according to an invitation obtained Thursday by The Washington Post. Confirmed speakers from the likely 2016 Republican field include Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and...
  • State Department: Naah, were not interested in looking into Clinton Foundation donors

    05/08/2015 1:28:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Who can blame them? It took months just for Hillary Clinton to cough up the e-mails that should have gone through their system in the first place, and that happened only because of the probe by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Investigating the confluence of money and connections at the Clinton Foundation might take too much work, and the only evidence would have to come from the Clintons themselves. Besides, what difference at this point does it make, or something? The State Department said Thursday it has no plans to review previously undisclosed donations to a branch of...
  • Mitt Romney to Host 2016 Summit for GOP Candidates and Donors

    05/07/2015 6:12:07 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/2015 | Dan Riehl
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is holding what will amount to his fourth annual political summit, according to a report in The Washington Post. The summer affair is Romneys fourth annual summit. The events began as a way for him to personally connect with the power brokers and financiers backing his political operation. The theme of this years gathering is the strength and future of American leadership. It appears Jeb Bush is opting out and, for whatever reason, GOP hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 93% and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% are not among those on the current attendee...
  • Ted Cruz Is Guest of Two Gay Businessmen

    04/24/2015 1:18:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was ordained by God. But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his daughters any differently if one of them was gay. He did not mention his opposition to...
  • Koch Brothers Signal Support for Scott Walker

    04/20/2015 2:32:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/20/2015 | Nicholas Confessore
    Charles G. and David H. Koch, the influential and big-spending conservative donors, have a favorite in the race for the Republican nomination: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. On Monday, at a fund-raising event in Manhattan for the New York State Republican Party, David Koch told donors that he and his brother, who oversee one of the biggest private political organizations in the country, believed that Mr. Walker was the Republican Partys best hope for recapturing the White House. We will support whoever the candidate is, said Mr. Koch, according to two people who attended the event. But it should be...
  • House quietly passes tax exemption for megadonors

    04/17/2015 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 April 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Hillary Flynn
    Major contributors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer would get a break on gift taxes to secretive non-profit groups. The House on Wednesday with little fanfare passed legislation that would protect major donors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer from having to pay gift taxes on huge donations to secret money political groups. The legislation, which now heads to the Senate, is seen by fundraising operatives as removing one of the few remaining potential obstacles to unfettered big-money spending by nonprofit groups registered under a section of the Tax Code 501(c) that allows them to shield...