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  • 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,...
  • How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M Full List Of Organizations That Paid Hillary C

    In its article titled, How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M, The New York Post details the companies and organizations that paid Hillary in speaking fees from 2013-2015. The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known. The New York Post reports:
  • Trump’s deal with the RNC shows how big money is flowing back to the parties

    05/18/2016 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | Matea Gold
    The deal Donald Trump struck with the Republican National Committee this week that allows wealthy supporters to give nearly $500,000 to finance his campaign and get-out-the-vote activities made it official: The parties are back in the big-money business. Fourteen years after a landmark campaign-finance overhaul clamped down on the flow of unregulated money to party coffers, both Republicans and Democrats are raising huge contributions again with gusto. Supporters of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton can rack up even higher totals because of her decision to launch a 32-state joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee last fall. Between that fund...
  • Gingrich: Adelson signal is big for Trump

    05/13/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    The decision by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to endorse Donald Trump could have huge implications for the presumptive presidential nominee's ability to raise money, Newt Gingrich says.
  • George Clooney uses his platform at the Cannes Film Festival to denounce The Donald

    05/12/2016 11:46:37 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 94 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2016 | By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    George Clooney is making his disdain for Donald Trump known not just here in the United States but also overseas. The actor was interviewed by members of the international press at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday afternoon, and took some time to share with them his opinion of Trump. 'There's not going to be a President Donald Trump,' said Clooney, who held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton last month in Los Angeles where tickets reportedly went for $353,400 per couple. 'That's not going to happen. Fear is not going to be something that drives our country. We're not going...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ACLU Survey/Fundraising Letter Confirms Its Anti-Christian Bias

    04/20/2016 3:10:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/18/2016 | Steve Byas
    Though not sure why, this writer recently received a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). As is often done by many of these political lobbies, the survey is designed more to inspire donations to the organization than to obtain opinions. The letter begins with their concern that “we’re seeing a relentless and wide-ranging assault on our fundamental freedoms.” Well, one would have to agree with them on that, when looking at the efforts of the Obama administration to go after our Second Amendment rights, and the push by leaders in both political parties to enter into multilateral trade...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/12/2016 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    The Observer ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/11/2016 5:13:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • Steve Spinner Just Fixed the Worst Thing About Being a Politician [online fundraising]

    03/27/2016 10:16:20 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    March 23 2016 | Joshua Green
    Bloomberg article, link only
  • Clinton: You can sit with me at my next fundraisers for $353k

    03/26/2016 4:14:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2016 | MATT VESPA
    It will cost more than four times the average income in San Francisco to eat dinner next to Hillary Clinton and the Clooneys there next month. For two seats at the head table with Clinton, George Clooney and his wife, attorney Amal Clooney, at an April 15 fundraiser, a couple must contribute or raise a whopping $353,400 — a huge ticket price for a hard-dollar fundraiser. The Bay Area fundraiser, hosted at the home of venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, is one of two events starring the Clooneys. On April 16, Clinton and the Clooneys will reunite at the Clooney Los...
  • "Christian" talk show host Steve Deace raising money so Cruz can assault Trump

    03/24/2016 10:11:06 AM PDT · by Kazan · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/24/2016 | Steve Deace
    Steve Deace ‏@SteveDeaceShow 1h1 hour ago Taking up a collection to help Cruz post bail for punching Trump in the mouth? Anyone else wish to donate?
  • Lindsey Graham to host fundraiser for Cruz

    03/17/2016 11:41:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 210 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2016 | By Curt Mills
    Lindsey Graham will host a fundraiser for Ted Cruz next Monday. While Graham has not formally endorsed Cruz, the fundraiser is a sign that Graham at least prefers Cruz over Donald Trump and John Kasich, something Graham confirmed in a comment to the Washington Examiner. "He's the best alternative to Donald Trump," he said.
  • Rich donors have blown $200 million on failed candidates so far

    03/16/2016 5:06:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 16,2016 | Rick Newman
    If you’ve got money to burn, get into politics—as a donor giving millions to the big-money groups known as super PACs. Rich donors have transformed politics since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision cleared the way for unlimited spending on behalf of favored candidates. Super PACs spent $609 million in the 2012 presidential election, with even greater spending expected in 2016. Most candidates feel it’s essential to woo 1 per centers and spend considerable time persuading them to give big. But a fat bank account doesn’t automatically buy victory, a lesson being hammered into wealthy donors this year. Wisconsin...
  • Chris Matthews’s “Hardball” Guests Have Given $79,050 to His Wife Kathleen’s Congressional Campaign

    03/12/2016 8:17:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 11, 2016 | Jamie Schram March 11, 2016 | 11:20pm
    Chris Matthews at Center of NBC’s Latest News Scandal MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews isn’t much for keeping his promises of transparency when it involves political contributions to his wife’s congressional campaign. Last June, the blabbermouth commentator insisted on his show that he would be “transparent and fair in our coverage” after his wife, Kathleen, announced that she was running as a Democrat for the open seat in Maryland’s 8th District. Since then, Kathleen Matthews, a former news anchor and Marriott exec, has received a total of $79,050 in campaign contributions from prominent former and current politicians featured on her...
  • Senate Republicans Fundraise Off of “I’m With Trump” Holiday Swag — After Bashing Trump Last Month

    03/01/2016 5:55:28 PM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 8, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Even though the Republican establishment fundraising group privately calls leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump a “misguided missile” who is “subject to farcical fits” and advises candidates to emulate but not tie themselves too closely to Trump, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is still soliciting donations using Trump’s name as a motivator to contribute. A holiday-themed email from the NRSC went out this week offering an “I’m with Trump!” car magnet for a minimum donation of $10 The email was forwarded to The Gateway Pundit, from a recipient who wishes to remain anonymous, with the message, “These (expletives) are raising...
  • Mega-donors shy away from fight with Trump

    02/24/2016 5:00:43 AM PST · by McGruff · 42 replies
    POLUTICO ^ | February 23, 2016 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and ISAAC ARNSDORF
    As Donald Trump picks up momentum, the chances of a well-funded assault to block him from the Republican presidential nomination are dramatically dwindling, according to interviews with about a dozen donors and operatives who are appalled by the billionaire real estate showman's campaign. The party's elite donor class has mostly closed its checkbooks to groups dedicated to stopping Trump, while the outfits that have built massive reserves are increasingly deciding to forgo anti-Trump campaigns, despite widespread fears that he is making a mockery of conservatism and could undermine Republicans up and down the ballot. The deepest-pocketed operation on the right,...
  • AND NOW, THE TRUMP CARD

    02/16/2016 8:35:51 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 115 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    I'm liking this... Donald Trump dramatically escalated his feud with rival Ted Cruz on Monday, threatening to sue the Texas senator over his eligibility for office if he does not retract alleged **lies** about Trumps positions – and calling on the Republican National Committee to intervene on two fronts. The billionaire businessman wants the RNC to pressure Cruz, and also stop allowing so many donors at the debates. If the RNC does not **get its act together,** Trump warned, they would be violating the **pledge** he signed to support the eventual GOP nominee. I think he should sue. Cruz either...
  • POLITICO Influence: DUELING FUNDRAISERS (Jeb Bush desperation fundraiser today in Key Largo)

    02/15/2016 9:35:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/16 | ISAAC ARNSDORF
    Jeb Bush has an event on Feb. 15 in Key Largo, while Florida rival Marco Rubio goes to Ocean Reef on March 11. The invitation for Rubio's has more than twice as many names, including Cynthia & Patrick Lee, Judy & Gary Ball, and Maggie & Steve Parker. Bush's host committee includes Jorge Arrizurieta, Nanci & Nick Lanni and Nancy & Bobby Schostak.
  • Dems Fundraise Off Scalia Death

    02/14/2016 10:44:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/13/16 | Daniel Halper
    Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia died today and already the Democratic party is fundraising off his death. In an email sent out by the Democratic National Committee, supporters are asked to chipping in some money for the coming Supreme Court nomination fight.
  • 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...
  • Fundraising calls: Obama heads west

    02/07/2016 6:29:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Rev up Air Force One, it's fundraising time again, along with symbolic moments and scenic views. In 48 hours President Obama departs the nation's capital for points west and an extended stay. Here's what's on the big travel agenda, beginning Wednesday: "Nine years after he announced his candidacy for president, the President will return to the place where his political career began by traveling to Springfield, Illinois. Now in the final year of his second term, the President looks forward to addressing the Illinois General Assembly about what we can do, together, to build better politics," the White House advises....
  • Ted Cruz Has Raised $3 Million Since Iowa Caucus

    02/05/2016 4:31:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ’s campaign has announced that they have raised $3 million dollars since the Iowa caucus.
  • NYT: Rival Factions of Top Donors Get Behind Rubio, Cruz

    02/01/2016 10:43:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 1, 2016 | Loren Gutentag
    Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday showed that wealthy donors who according to The New York Times have built a powerful shadow Republican Party of outside groups, are splitting into two mutually hostile and deep-pocketed factions in support of Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. The report shows that many of the Wall Street financiers who have been the backbones of Republican super PACs in the last six years believe that Sen. Marco Rubio is the best GOP candidate to win a general election battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton and in the last six months has raised...
  • Presidential super PACs lost steam in second half of 2015

    01/31/2016 5:13:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 7:33 PM EST | Julie Bykowicz and Chad Daly
    Sunday is the first time in six months that the public has learned the names of the biggest donors in presidential politics. These contributors give to super political action committees that can accept unlimited amounts of money and are aligned with specific candidates. The 15 major party candidates in the race also are due to file year-end fundraising reports on Sunday. They have until midnight. ...
  • Vanity: Carson raised $22.6M in 4th Quarter; Had $6.M Cash on Hand

    01/31/2016 5:08:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    CARSON AMERICA: DETAILS OF FILING #1046898 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $22,627,101 TOTAL SPENDING: $27,331,988 ENDING CASH: $6,567,647 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 6:28 P.M.
  • Vanity: Cruz raised $20.5M in 4th Quarter; Had $18.7M Cash on Hand, $862K in Debts

    01/31/2016 5:01:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT: DETAILS OF FILING #1046977 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $20,519,558 TOTAL SPENDING: $15,563,668 ENDING CASH: $18,734,794 OUTSTANDING DEBTS: $862,620 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 7:13 P.M.
  • Financial woes may loom for some GOP candidates (Jeb to report 4Q fundraising collapse later today)

    01/31/2016 8:02:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    AP PBS ^ | 1/31/16 | JULIE BYKOWICZ
    Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz - just when they're about to need it the most. Financial reports coming out Sunday will reveal those who began the year with enough cash to put their long-range campaign plans into motion. -snip- The financial health of the campaigns of Christie, Kasich, Bush and Rubio is critically important because they're competing not only with each other, but with Trump, a billionaire who has vowed to spend whatever it takes to win, and Cruz, who began the year with $19 million in the...
  • What to expect from the Jan. 31 FEC filing deadline (Jeb's 4th quarter fundraising collapse)

    01/30/2016 7:54:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | 1/29/16 | Libby Watson
    This Sunday is the deadline for campaigns and PACs to file their next FEC report, with fundraising and spending numbers covering July 1 through Dec. 31, 2015. This is the first time we've seen numbers from super PACs since June, and a lot has happened since then. We'll be using our Real-Time Influence Explorer to keep track of the filings as they come in, tweeting out interesting and noteworthy insights on Twitter -follow along! Here's a quick rundown of what we can expect from the filing deadline, and some of the things we'll be looking out for: 1. How much...
  • RNC breaks fundraising record in 2015

    01/28/2016 7:41:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    And it’s good news for more than one reason, although the current temperature of the electorate may not appreciate the nuances at the moment. The RNC set a record for off-year fundraising in 2015, chair Reince Priebus announced on Twitter earlier today, with a total haul of $105 million. The party entered 2016 with nearly $19 million in cash, too: BREAKING: Historic year for @GOP. Raised off-year record $105.6M in 2015, $18.7M COH. We're the only org focused/ready for general election— Reince Priebus (@Reince) January 27, 2016 Much of that came from smaller donors, according to The Hill’s sources:...
  • Cruz Reports Raising $700K After Iowa's Branstad Called for His Defeat

    01/21/2016 8:28:07 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 20, 2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    HI-larious. Sen. Ted Cruz, responding to a barrage of attacks from a sitting GOP governor and businessman Donald Trump, Wednesday said his campaign raised $700,000 in the hours after he was pointedly criticized by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Mr. Cruz, speaking to reporters in New Hampshire, said party leaders in Washington are so fearful of his candidacy that he believes they are rallying behind Mr. Trump rather than Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida – a rival of Mr. Cruz’s who has been considered an establishment favorite. With enemies like those, who needs friends, right? Cruz continues to have plenty of...
  • GOP Elites Blow $65 Million on Jeb Bush and His Failed Campaign

    01/19/2016 11:35:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/19/16 | Jim Hoft
    GOP elites have blown $65 million on Jeb Bush so far this campaign cycle and have another $30 million to blow on his failed campaign. Roll Call reported: The spectacular bust of Jeb Bush's campaign for president so far is as much a story about Bush himself as it is about the failure of Right to Rise, the shock-and-awe super PAC that was supposed to launch him into the lead and keep him there. Right to Rise raised $103 million in 2015 and has spent more than $65 million so far. But nine months after he got into the race,...
  • Rep. Israel: I’m leaving Congress because of fundraising

    01/17/2016 1:24:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016, 06:00 am | Peter Sullivan
    Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) says the demands of fundraising helped drive him to retirement, and he is pushing for campaign finance reform. Israel, a prominent House Democrat who once headed up the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, announced earlier this month that he will not run for reelection. ...
  • Carson campaign in turmoil as finance chair quits (1/31 4Q FEC deadline horror for Bush, Rubio too)

    01/14/2016 10:32:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/14/16 | KYLE CHENEY
    Dean Parker was under fire for big spending, including paying himself $20,000 a month. Ben Carson's national finance chairman resigned Thursday amid questions about his use of campaign funds and criticism from Carson allies and donors. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, appointed Parker, a tech industry entrepreneur from Mobile, Alabama, in May to spearhead the campaign’s fundraising efforts. Parker’s been a relatively little-noticed campaign power, having Carson’s ear despite friction with other leaders. Since he joined, some campaign insiders told POLITICO, his operation has piled up unnecessary expenses and paid hefty consulting fees to an inexperienced staff. Parker recently began earning...
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC shuts down

    01/13/2016 10:36:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/16 | ANNA PALMER
    The pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Vamos for Jeb 2016 is shuttering its doors. The group, which was formed by political website Elephant News founder Claire Hardwick, sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission Tuesday announcing its decision to disband. "The committee has not raised nor dispersed any funds and would like to accordingly terminate and be discontinued," wrote Andrea Wong, the treasurer for the super PAC. "Up to this point the only activity done were social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook which have been deactivated." Hardwick said that she launched the group in March with Wong, who...
  • Huckabee: Evangelical leaders who didn’t endorse me are afraid I’ll hurt their fundraising...

    01/07/2016 10:26:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 7, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, I'm trying to think of another case where a member of a movement as prominent as Huckabee is among politically active evangelicals has turned around and basically accused the rest of the movement of being money-grubbing frauds. Because that's what he's doing here, no? Listen to the clip and tell me I'm wrong. Six weeks ago, this guy was desperately seeking the support of many of the same Christian conservative leaders, most notably Bob Vander Plaats, who endorsed him in 2008. But it hasn't gone his way; a coalition of influential evangelicals decided at a meeting in early...
  • Megadonor Uihlein gives $1M to Cruz PAC

    01/07/2016 11:43:54 AM PST · by VinL · 27 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 1/8/16 | T.Schleifler
    Dick Uilhlein, one of the top Republican megadonors nationwide, has decided to back Ted Cruz's presidential campaign and has donated $1 million to his super PAC. Uilhlein committed on Wednesday evening, according to Drew Ryun, a super PAC official with Keep The Promise PAC. "He is one of the top five courted GOP donors," Ryun told CNN. "For us to land him is a good shot in the arm for Ted, and it really sets the stage going into Iowa." Uilhlein previously backed Scott Walker's campaign and gave $2.5 million to his super PAC. Uilhlein, of Illinois, started the shipping...
  • Hillary Clinton's campaign likely to surpass $100 million fundraising goal

    12/31/2015 2:31:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/21/2015 | Dan Merica
    <p>Hillary Clinton will roll into 2016 by likely surpassing her campaign's $100 million fundraising goal for its first three quarters, according to a CNN analysis of figures provided by the Clinton campaign.</p> <p>Clinton raised at least $21 million at fundraisers she personally headlined in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to figures provided by the Clinton campaign, a number consistent with what Clinton-headlined events raised in the second and third quarters of 2015.</p>
  • Who had the worst week in Washington? Jeb Bush.

    12/31/2015 12:07:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/31/15 | Chris Cillizza
    News came this past week that the former Florida governor was canceling $3 million in TV ad buys in the crucial early-voting states of Iowa and South Carolina, a concession to financial and political reality that has been a long time coming. Bush aides may have hoped to bury the news by dropping it during a holiday week when people are paying little attention to politics. And they sought to spin it in the best possible light: The campaign would be sending 50 more staffers into the four states with the first contests to beef up its already strong on-the-ground...
  • Ted Cruz Brings In Nearly $20M in Fundraising Surge (So how much did Jeb raise in 4th Quarter???)

    12/31/2015 5:57:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    WJOL ^ | 12/30/15 | ABC Radio
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz raised nearly $20 million over the last three months, giving the Texas senator an impressive haul as he heads into the new year and the first nominating contests of the presidential race. Campaign manager Jeff Roe revealed the fundraising numbers to campaign staffers in a memo first reported by the Wall Street Journal. "We will conclude 2015 with having raised over $45 million," wrote Roe in the memo. That means the campaign raised nearly $20 million dollars in the fourth quarter of the year, up from the $12.2 million raised in the third quarter. According...
  • Carson brings in $23 million in fourth quarter (Cruz $20 million, but how much did Jeb raise???)

    12/31/2015 5:33:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/15 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson's presidential campaign brought in $23 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, Politico reported late Wednesday. Carson's total puts him ahead of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who reportedly raised about $20 million in the quarter.
  • Bush canceling ad buys in Iowa and South Carolina (because of 4th Quarter fundraising collapse)

    12/30/2015 1:45:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/30/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is canceling reserved advertising time in Iowa and scaling back his advertising in South Carolina, campaign aides said Wednesday, a sign of his continuing struggles to connect with voters. Instead, Bush plans to deploy more staff to the first four states holding contests next year - Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Staffing in New Hampshire will double to 40, and the Bush team in Iowa will grow to about 20, aides said. Staffing in South Carolina and Nevada will be in the low teens. News of the decision was first reported by the...
  • (from 2006 THE FRAUDULENT SENATOR) Part 2 of 7 - Hillary's Nemesis - Peter Paul

    12/23/2015 9:41:21 AM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    ***DFU NOTE: This 7-part series is indeed lengthy reading but very worthwhile. We are going to be telling the story again with updates and more home video in a re-edited version of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - The Fraudulent Senator. I guess I am going to finally have to learn how to use social media. LOL Are there any FReeper experts? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ href="http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3374741/posts"> PART 1Hillary's Nemesis - Peter Paul The Fraudulent Senator: Part 2 of a 7 Part Series Politics/Joan Swirsky March 14, 2006 Peter Paul is a lot like Paula Jones, the young Arkansas housewife whose sexual-harassment lawsuit resulted in President...
  • Joe Scarborough unloaded on Marco Rubio after his name appeared in a fundraising email

    12/22/2015 12:38:42 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December 22, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough railed against presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) after Scarborough's name appeared in a Rubio campaign fundraising email. Scarborough was mentioned in the email after remarks last week that were critical of the Rubio campaign's ads, which he described as "nativist." In the ad, Rubio said the election revolved around people who "feel out of touch in their own country." "Elitist members of the media, like MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, are claiming Marco's remarks are 'nativist,' saying he's trying to pander," Rubio campaign manager Terry Sullivan wrote in an email to supporters on Monday. Scarborough charged...
  • 'Twas the Week Before Christmas? Hillary at It Again!

    12/18/2015 10:43:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Brian Birdnow
    In an item tucked in the back pages of most of the nation's major metropolitan daily newspapers this week the media noted that the presidential candidates are making the rounds trying to cash in on the charitable nature of the Christmas season by filling their campaign coffers to overflowing, and not with eggnog, either. Actually, the story was titled to fit all of the candidates, but the meat of the reporting centered on the current Democratic frontrunner, the celebrated and inevitable Hillary Clinton. The story, which seemed mildly disapproving, (surprising in light of Hillary's usual fawning coverage) mentioned, in a...
  • CAIR Officials Sought Gadaffi Money

    03/22/2011 3:10:55 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 1 replies
    Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), asked Muammar Gaddafi to underwrite CAIR's efforts in the United States during a September 2009 audience with the Libyan dictator. According to an account of the meeting in a Libyan news website, Awad was joined by two other leading CAIR officials in praising Gaddafi's leadership and asking him to help underwrite a program to distribute 1 million copies of the Quran to government officials and the general public in America and to help start up a new foundation Awad was trying to launch
  • Heroes Will Rise

    11/22/2015 5:45:53 PM PST · by amorphous · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 22 Nov 2015
    Ladies and Gentleman, across the world radical Islamic Jihadists secretly plot the destruction of Judea-Christian governments and everywhere take the lives of those who will not bow to their god Allah! We have been asleep and are way behind in our efforts to prevent the spread of this brutishly evil Islamic system that combines a falsified religious dogma with a special kind of gratuitous terror. As if it couldn't get any worse, radical Islamists are getting away with a murderous takeover of the world, while convincing those weak of mind and ignorant of Islam's methods, that it's their own fault....
  • Is Ted Cruz the Real GOP Frontrunner? (Cruz wins money race, takes Walker, Perry donors)

    11/13/2015 7:23:53 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 13, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    Polls can be deceiving, but money talks. According to fundraising, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the frontrunner in the GOP presidential race. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have raked in the cash from big and small donors, respectively, but only Ted Cruz has both a strong and balanced appeal. At this point in the presidential race, the money a candidate has raised, and from whom, may be a stronger indicator of longevity than his or her position in the “horse race” polls. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry had a rich super PAC, but his lack...
  • Carson Thanks 'Biased Media' for Huge $3.5M Fundraising Surge

    11/07/2015 5:22:04 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 132 replies
    Newsmax ^ | | Saturday, 07 Nov 2015 03:15 PM | By BILL BARROW and SERGIO BUSTOS
    Ben Carson sarcastically thanked the mainstream media and several negative stories for a fundraising surge that brought in $3.5 million for the former neurosurgeon this week. Moreover, many of those donations are small from a huge spectrum of donors who can give over and over again, unlike many of the "bundlers" who tap millionaires and billionaires for other other candidates. That is already making Carson's mailing list the stuff of legend among political professionals and rival campaigns.