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  • 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.
  • The Money Race: The Fundraising Favors Ted Cruz {Why Cruz and Trump are the real GOP front runners]

    10/23/2015 7:42:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2015 | by LAWRENCE BRINTON
    As of now, Ted Cruz (and maybe Donald Trump) lead the GOP field, Ben Carson is going nowhere, and Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabeee arent making a comeback. Note: See the first part of this story for important data and explanatory information. WHY TED CRUZ (AND MAYBE DONALD TRUMP) ARE THE GOP FRONT-RUNNERS If you believe in the predictive validity of fundraising numbers, Ted Cruz is actually the front-runner in this race, with Donald Trump his only serious competition. Cruz is the only candidate who has shown that he can extensively raise hard dollars from both large and small donors,...
  • Paul Camp Fiercely Guards Liberty Base as Cruz Looms

    10/13/2015 8:05:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | October 13, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa The presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is fiercely guarding its libertarian base against GOP rival Ted Cruz, producing the harshest pushback yet to the Texan's efforts to consolidate conservative support in his own bid for the White House. As the two candidates crisscrossed this key presidential proving ground Monday, the rift remained on full display, with Paul's campaign all but suggesting Cruz's team was trying to buy the support of libertarian voters. Paul has a long history with the liberty movement, a campaign spokesman said, and "no amount in any bank account can...
  • USA TODAY GOP Power Rankings: Cruz rises, Fiorina falls

    10/13/2015 7:56:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WTSP-TV | October 13, 2015 | USA Today
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/politics/2015/10/13/usa-today-gop-power-rankings-cruz-rises-fiorina-falls/73861114/
  • Ted Cruzs Fundraising Juggernaut

    10/12/2015 12:20:50 PM PDT · by Isara · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    One of the surprises of the election season has been Ted Cruzs phenomenal fundraising numbers. He was out-raised by Ben Carson in the third quarter, $20 million to $12 million, but doubled Marco Rubios $6 million haul. And Cruzs momentum shows no sign of letting up: A source with the campaign tells me that between the start of the fourth quarter on October 1 and close of business on Friday, October 9, the campaign had raised $1 million. A spokesman for Florida senator Marco Rubio, whose third quarter numbers were underwhelming, said hes on track to have the best fundraising...
  • Ted Cruz raises $1 million in first nine days of 4th quarter

    10/12/2015 12:13:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Sen. Ted Cruz raised $1 million in the first nine days of the fourth quarter, according to his presidential campaign. The number shows that his fundraising operation appears to have thus far outpaced the previous quarter's results and has momentum. "It certainly shows what kind of incredible support and enthusiasm we have for our campaign," said campaign manager Jeff Roe in a statement touting the October fundraising numbers. "But more than that, we have made the right investments in our fundraising infrastructure that ensures a sustained ability to raise the resources we need to be competitive in the early states...
  • Quotes of the day (Many taking a second look at Ted Cruz)

    10/11/2015 12:52:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 10, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Texas Senator Ted Cruzs presidential campaign raised $12.2 million in the third quarter, more than twice as much as the $6 million that Florida Senator Marco Rubio brought in during the same period. Cruzs campaign said it took in 184,800 donations in the third quarter, the average coming in at $66, bringing the total Cruz has raised since launching his presidential bid to $26.5 million. We are thrilled to see a grassroots wave of support for our campaign gaining momentum all over the country, Cruz said in a statement Thursday night. Not only are we seeing a surge of new...
  • How the election revolution has arrived

    10/04/2015 9:52:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-4-15 | Robert Merry
    Without votes or caucuses, candidates are winnowed out A political revolution is taking place in America. The process of selecting party presidential candidates has been transformed in the last two or three election cycles. Now we have the early debates designed to drive poll numbers and tell us whos ahead and whos behind, whos gaining and whos dropping. Yet not a single vote has been taken, not a single voter has pulled a lever in a voting booth or gone to a single caucus. And yet candidates are being winnowed out. Take, for example, Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Is he...
  • Rand Paul campaign: Around $2.5 million raised in 3rd quarter

    10/02/2015 10:34:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 1, 2015 | Athena Jones
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's campaign for president will announce in the coming days that it raised approximately $2.5 million in the third quarter and has $2 million cash on hand, Communications Director Sergio Gor said Thursday. That haul is just a fraction of the $20 million the campaign of retired brain surgeon Ben Carson says it is on track to post for the third quarter -- half of that money coming in in September alone. Paul's third quarter total is well under the $7 million the libertarian firebrand raised in the second quarter. Part of that money was transferred from...
  • 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>
  • Third-degree Bern: Sanders nearly matches Hillary in latest quarterly fundraising

    10/01/2015 8:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    “Don’t look back,” Satchel Paige once advised, “something may be gaining on you.” For Hillary Clinton, that something is Bernie Sanders. The FEC filings from both campaigns show that donations to Team Hillary dropped substantially in the third quarter (called the second quarter in relation to campaign filings), allowing Sanders to muscle up to near-parity: As Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders inch closer together in the polls, so it seems do their fundraising numbers.Clinton raised roughly $28 million in the second quarter of her presidential campaign, a Clinton campaign official familiar with Federal Election Commission filings said. This figure,...
  • Pro Ben Carson fundraising spikes after Muslim questioning

    09/22/2015 9:09:07 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    The super PAC supporting neurosurgeon Ben Carson for GOP president has seen a surge of donations since his appearance Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, where Mr. Carson said he wouldnt advocate for a Muslim to be president of the United States. We sent out an email to Carson supporters, and weve never had an email raise so much money so quickly its unbelievable, said John Philip Sousa IV, who chairs the 2016 Committee super PAC. My phone has exploded over the last 48 hours of people wanting me to pass on to Dr. Carson how much they...
  • Heidi Cruz a Potent Weapon for Husband's Campaign

    09/14/2015 11:57:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 194 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | September 14, 2015 | Katie Zezima, The Washington Post
    PHOENIX Heidi Cruz, investment banker and political spouse, stood outside a ballroom here, shaking hands and making small talk, working to close her most ambitious deal yet: getting her husband elected president. Cruz, 43, is a potent weapon for the presidential campaign of her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz. He relishes fighting with Democrats and Republicans; she is quick with a hug. He tries to galvanize voters; she spends hours on the phone, trying to persuade them to max out their donations. "Stylistically, I can soften him a little bit," Cruz, clad in navy leggings and black flats, Roberto Cavalli...
  • Jeb Bush just lost three key advisers. Campaign staff dont flee winning campaigns

    08/29/2015 6:33:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | August 29 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    There's another sign if you needed one that Jeb Bush is sucking wind in the Republican primary: Three top fundraisers from Bush's home base of Florida have left the campaign. The particulars of the split are up for debate, according to Politico's Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo, who broke the news. But regardless of the proximate cause, it's a big deal because it suggests two larger issues for Bush's campaign: He's dug a big hole and there's concern in his own camp that he won't be able to dig his way out. It also comes less than three...
  • Political Operatives Abandon Koch Network For Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 4:26:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Intercept ^ | August 27, 2015 | Lee Fang
    After investing a sizable fortune into building a political machine that now rivals the size and budgets of both major political parties, the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are seeing some of their top operatives take jobs with the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The fact that many of Trumps political positions are at odds with those of the Koch brothers does not seem to be a factor. Take Corey Lewandowski, Trumps campaign manager, who spent many years of his career working for the Koch political network, first as an assistant at the Koch-led group Citizens for a...
  • A Top Walker Fundraiser Meets With Trump

    08/24/2015 3:36:42 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2015 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    One of Scott Walkers top fundraisers met with Donald Trump on Monday and discussed the possibility of leaving the Wisconsin governors camp to work for the GOP presidential front-runners campaign, the fundraiser and Mr. Trump said. Anthony Scaramucci, a national finance co-chairman for Mr. Walkers campaign, said in a phone interview that the two discussed the possibility of his defecting to Mr. Trump
  • Top Democratic fundraisers invited to meet with Joe Biden at Naval Observatory

    08/24/2015 3:54:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Matea Gold
    Major Democratic fundraisers have been invited to meet with Vice President Joe Biden at his residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory after Labor Day, part of a series of conversations he is having with senior party players as he contemplates jumping into the 2016 race. Among the guests invited to the gathering are top bundlers who raised large sums for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2008 and 2012, according to people familiar with the outreach. The sitdown is scheduled to take place during the week following Labor Day.
  • Meet Ted Cruz's top fundraiser: his wife

    08/21/2015 8:57:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 21, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Olive Branch, Mississippi (CNN)Ted Cruz gushes about his wife, Heidi, on the campaign trail, telling an audience here that she is "beautiful, brilliant and my very best friend in the whole wide world." She's also something else: The best fundraiser in the Republican presidential candidate's corner. The senator's wife, a top executive at Goldman Sachs who is taking a leave to work at campaign headquarters, is effectively leading her husband's fundraising operation, running some weekly finance calls and pushing major donors to give the maximum they're allowed under federal law. It's a far cry from the caricatured profile of the...
  • Ted Cruz is Raising Money & Connecting With Voters & More Possible Classified Clinton Emails Surface

    08/19/2015 10:22:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KFYO-AM ^ | August 18, 2015 | Chad Hasty
    Cruz Picking Up Money and Support According to the Dallas Morning News, Ted Cruz isnt making things any easier for Rick Perry. Cruz has raised close to $900,000 from some of the same donors who donated to Perrys 2012 campaign. Those same people have only donated a little over $370,000 to Perry this time. Cruz isnt just raising money though, he is connecting with a lot of potential voters. With $14 million, Cruzs campaign has raised more than any other Republicanhe was the first candidate to officially declare, which gave him a head start on fundraisingand hes dominated the market...
  • Bar fight breaks out at fundraiser to cover costs of funeral of man killed breaking up a bar fight

    08/18/2015 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 27 replies
    24News.ca ^ | August 17, 2015
    At a fundraiser to help cover the funeral costs of a friend who died trying to stop a fight outside a Saskatoon bar, a group of young men ended up embroiled in a fight that led to two of them facing assault charges. It was a sad set of circumstances that concluded in Saskatoon provincial court on Thursday, with Christopher Godlien pleading guilty to assault causing bodily harm. The second accused, Robbie Watier, previously pleaded guilty to assault in relation to the same incident. They were at Tequila Nightclub on the night of March 8, 2014, at a fundraiser for...
  • New York cellphone executive gives $250k to Ted Cruz super PAC

    08/17/2015 3:50:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | August 17, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Ben Nash, chief executive of PCS Wireless, is the man behind a mystery $250,000 donation to a super PAC supporting Sen. Ted Cruzs presidential campaign, according to the New York Times. Nash donated $250,000 to Stand for Principle PAC in January through V3 231 LLC, a company registered in New York. Nash donated to Cruz because he has been a strong supporter of Jewish issues, company spokesman Robert Barletta told the Times. Nash, a former student of Jewish religious texts at Yeshiva, co-founded PCS Wireless in 2001 as a teenager.The company became a major global distributor of new and used...
  • Trump says he's prepared to spend $1 billion on campaign

    08/15/2015 7:12:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Trump says he's prepared to spend $1 billion on campaign By Eugene Scott, CNN Updated 0202 GMT (0902 HKT) August 16, 2015 | Video Source: Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Donald Trump said Saturday that he's prepared to spend $1 billion on his campaign if necessary. "It's irrelevant," he said when asked by CNN's Jeremy Diamond outside the Iowa State Fair on how much he has spent so far on his campaign. "I make $400 million a year, so what difference does it make? What I want to do is make the country great." Pressed again later in the afternoon if he...
  • Donald Trump has an ace in the hole for dealing with attacks from his Republican rivals

    08/14/2015 2:43:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 14, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    After Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) released a video criticizing real-estate magnate Donald Trump for his past allegiances with Democratic candidates, Trump had a familiar response at the ready. "Recently, Rand Paul called me and asked me to play golf," Trump said in a statement. "I easily beat him on the golf course and will even more easily beat him now, in the world in the politics." Then he added: "Senator Paul does not mention that after trouncing him in golf I made a significant donation to the eye center with which he is affiliated." Republican candidates are learning the hard...
  • Why Is Rick Perry Broke? His 2012 Donors Prefer Ted Cruz.

    08/13/2015 8:30:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Scott Bland, Stephanie Stamm and Andrew McGill
    The donors who gave to Perry's last presidential run have supplied more money to Cruz's campaign this time around.Rick Perry's campaign is in deep financial trouble. And fellow Texan Ted Cruz is part of the reason why. While Perry's near-broke campaign has stopped paying its staff, Cruz has dominated the chase for Texas dollarseven among the donors who fueled Perry's 2012 presidential campaign. According to a National Journal analysis of campaign-finance records, Perry 2012 donors have given over $895,000 to Cruz so far this year but only $376,000 (less than half) to Perry's 2016 campaign. Perry raised just over $1.1...
  • Rick Perry's Loss Is Ted Cruz's Gain

    08/12/2015 2:44:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | August 12, 2015 | Wade Goodwyn
    Tuesday, Rick Perry's campaign announced it could no longer pay his staffers around the country and released them to find other work. His fundraising had dried up. It's potentially an ignominious end to a noteworthy political career that spanned more than 30 years. Fundraising acumen was considered one of Perry's strong points four years ago when he belatedly announced his run for the White House and raised $17 million in the first seven weeks of his campaign. In 2015, it's a different story. His campaign is on the ropes and out of money. Not even Texas is solidly behind the...
  • Tom Kacich: Area, state donors spread campaign money around (Cruz in control!)

    08/12/2015 6:36:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Champaign News-Gazette ^ | August 12, 2015 | Tom Kacich
    Unlike the last two presidential elections when Barack Obama soaked up most of the local campaign contributions to presidential candidates, donors so far this year are splitting their money among about a half-dozen contenders. And while Hillary Clinton is the runaway leader in Illinois she's collected $1.76 million statewide out of the $2.73 million going to the 14 presidential candidates who had filed disclosure reports through June she's not even the leading Democratic recipient in East Central Illinois. In the ZIP codes that begin with the "618" prefix which include most of Champaign, Vermilion and Piatt counties...
  • First on CNN: Ted Cruz to release the names of his bundlers

    08/11/2015 3:59:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 11, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Memphis, Tennessee (CNN)Ted Cruz said Tuesday that he expects to voluntarily disclose the names of people raising money for his presidential bid, reversing his campaign's previous position. The Texas Republican senator, who boasts in nearly every speech of his campaign's ability to raise cash, told CNN in an interview on his campaign bus that he would release the names of "bundlers" who collect checks from their networks and funnel them to the campaign. "We generally opt toward disclosure," Cruz said when asked why he previously had no plans to release the names. "The names of our bundlers are not terribly...
  • Perry falters as Cruz surges

    08/11/2015 2:54:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | August 11, 2015 | Bobby Cervantes
    The Rick Perry campaign took another blow it absolutely did not need. Late Monday, National Journal reported that the former Texas governor's campaign has stopped paying its South Carolina staff. By Monday night, there were reports that all paid Perry staff had been taken off the payroll, and that the campaign's top brass gave staff the green light to apply for other jobs. "Pay is only one reason people do this," Katon Dawson, the governor's South Carolina state director, told the National Journal. He told The Washington Post that "money is extremely tight" and that everyone "moved to volunteer status,"...
  • Ted Cruz raises more than $1 million online since debate

    08/10/2015 1:47:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz has raised $1.1 million since Thursday, figures his presidential campaign is pointing to as a surge in support following the first televised presidential debate. The Texas Republican on Monday issued a press release touting the fundraising and social media activity, and also appeared to tweak front-runner Donald Trump's "make America great again" campaign slogan. The Cruz campaign said it had received more than 10,000 contributions online averaging $54.77 each, with campaign web page views at 296,000; impressions from Facebook posts at 20.5 million and impressions from tweets at 12.3 million. "The wave of grassroots support is growing....
  • Ted Cruzs litigious hedge fund backer emerges as top 2016 donor

    08/05/2015 2:12:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 5, 2015 | Emma Margolin
    Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has made clear hes not afraid to lose friends and alienate people. There is one man, however, whos unlikely to find himself on Cruzs bad side anytime soon: An enigmatic hedge funder by the name of Robert Mercer, one of only a handful of billionaires who together have lifted Cruz out of the typically out-financed base-candidate category into his current status as a top-tier competitor. Federal Election Commission filings released last week showed that the 68-year-old Mercer, who earns his fortune as co-CEO of the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, donated more than...
  • 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...
  • Houston 'moneyman' ponies up $10 M for Cruz

    07/31/2015 10:38:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 31, 2015 | Jennifer Reiley
    Toby Neugebauer, the son of a U.S. Texas congressman, donated almost a third of the funds raised by Super PACs supporting presidential hopeful U.S. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday. Neugebauer, son of Lubbock Republican Randy Neugebauer, donated $10 million to "Keep the Promise II," one of four PACs for Cruz of the same name. Neugebauer is the co-founder of Quantum Energy Partners, a Houston-based private equity firm in the energy industry. According to Bloomberg, the firm has managed more than $7 billion in commitments since 1998. Neugebauer is heavily involved in the energy industry,...
  • Ricketts family gives more than $5 million to Walker super PAC

    07/31/2015 2:21:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Robert Costa
    The Ricketts family sweepstakes are over and Scott Walker has won handily, according to Republicans familiar with Unintimidated, the super PAC supporting the Wisconsin governor and presidential candidate. Federal election filings will soon show that billionaire investor Joe Ricketts and his wife, Marlene, have together given $5 million to the Walker-allied group a significant haul from one of the GOPs biggest donors. Their son, Todd, is another Walker donor and co-chairman of his national fundraising efforts. In recent months he has hosted events for the governor and traveled with him on the campaign trail. Federal filings will also show...
  • Q2: GOP Presidential Fundraising Breakdown (Pennsylvania-Read this to see the real race)

    07/30/2015 4:59:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Politics PA ^ | July 29, 2015 | Nick Field, Managing Editor
    The latest fundraising deadline was the first for several 2016 presidential candidates. They provide a view into how all the Oval Office hopefuls are faring so far. Furthermore, thanks to an impressive interactive map from the National Journal, we can chart each candidates fundraising by county. By compiling the county numbers, we found that in total $615,514* was contributed by Pennsylvanians to the eligible GOP presidential candidates from April 1st to June 30th. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished first with $188,154 in donations from thirty-three of the counties in the commonwealth. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in second with $78,160...
  • Heres how long Donald Trump can run, with the cash he has on hand

    07/24/2015 3:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 24, 2015 | Philip Bump
    Donald Trump is very adamant that he should be president in part because he is not financially beholden to anyone. "Im using my own money," he said during his campaign announcement speech. "Im not using the lobbyists. Im not using donors. I dont care. Im really rich." To prove his point, he held up a sheet of paper detailing his assets. Billions in real estate and stocks! Rich guy. Doesn't need donors. It didn't take long, though, for people to point out the obvious. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban -- himself so rich that he has his own social network -- pointed...
  • PAC Supporting Walker Gets Huge 20-Million Dollar Bump from Donors

    07/22/2015 2:47:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7-21-15 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker is getting a bump from donors. Unintimidated PAC an independent organization that is supporting Walkers candidacy announced in a press release that it raised more than 20-million dollars from just 300 donors, securing its place among the top-tier outside groups supporting a presidential candidate. According to the press release, Unintimidated PACs fundraising comes in third place out of all Super PACs supporting GOP candidates this quarter. The $20 million haul is even more impressive considering that the dollars were raised before Scott Walker officially entered the race for President. Governor Walkers record...
  • Behind in presidential polls, Ted Cruz surges in fundraising

    07/21/2015 11:32:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Market Watch's Capitol Report ^ | July 15, 2015 | Robert Schroeder, Fiscal Policy Reporter
    Ted Cruz is way behind in polls about the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But hes killing it when it comes to fundraising. The Texas senator is in eighth place among the GOP White House hopefuls, according to the latest average of polls from RealClearPolitics. But Cruz places third in the money race, when counting his own campaign and affiliated super PACs, behind fellow Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday, the public got a look at how the campaigns are raising and spending money through the end of the second quarter. As The Wall Street Journal points out,...
  • Groups supporting Scott Walker have raised $26 million

    07/21/2015 5:05:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Two groups supporting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkers presidential run have raised more than $26 million, even though the Republican did not formally enter the race until last week. The haul puts Walker in fourth place in the GOPs money race, behind Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The Unintimidated PAC, which was started in April by two of Walkers closest political advisers, has collected just over $20 million, The Washington Post has learned. The super PAC was named for Walkers 2013 book that chronicled his highly visible fight with public-sector unions and is able to accept unlimited donations, although...
  • Christian Bakery Closed for Refusing Gay Wedding Cake Breaks Record on Crowdfunding Site With $352K

    07/19/2015 6:46:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/18/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christians and former owners of a bakery in Oregon who were ordered by a judge to pay a fine of $135,000 for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony, have set a record on a crowdfunding site by raising $352,500 in two months, after their campaign was shut down by another site. The campaign by "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" has raised more than any previous campaign by individuals in the three-year history of the crowdfunding site Continue to Give, site founder Jesse Wellhoefer told The Washington Times. The bakery has received $352,500 through...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive Proven Fundraiser Ted Cruz Can Defeat the Clinton Machine in 2016

    07/18/2015 6:16:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 18, 2015 | Rep. Jim Bridenstine
    Beating Hillary Clinton requires a Republican nominee who will energize all elements of the Republican Party: fiscal conservatives, national security conservatives, values voters, and constitutional conservatives. Nominating a milquetoast Republican who fails to gain the support of the whole party will cripple Republican enthusiasm and shrink turnout just as it has in previous elections. Since the media is going to chastise Republicans for rejecting the liberal agenda, lets nominate a solid conservative, energize the Republican Party, and win. At a time when judicial activism and DCs perverse incentives are concentrating power in Washington, we need a tested candidate who has...
  • Ron Paul Not Listed As Donor To Rand Pauls Presidential Campaign

    07/18/2015 12:18:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 18, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, Senior Editor
    Rand Pauls father Ron does not appear to be among the over 100,000 donors so far to his sons presidential campaign. According to the younger Pauls recent Federal Election Commission filing, the elder Paul, a former Texas congressman who himself ran for president three times, has yet to donate to his sons 2016 presidential campaign at least not more than the $200 threshold where his donation would be required to report. Rands mother, Carol, does not appear to have donated her sons campaign yet either. In contrast, the other Republican presidential contender with a storied political family, Jeb Bush,...
  • 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...
  • Breitbart.com: Cruz Has More $ Than Jeb

    07/16/2015 2:13:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The fundraising numbers from last Federal Election Commission (FEC) fundraising quarter for 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz were so good combined with one week in the previous quarter, he has actually raised more hard money than former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a new memo from his campaign manager Jeff Roe obtained exclusively by Breitbart News reveals. "With the release of each presidential campaigns second quarter fundraising and expenditure data, it is clear the Sen. Ted Cruz for President campaign is well positioned against the other candidates, the Roe memo reads. "Sen. Ted Cruz raised more 'hard money' than...
  • Missouri mega-donor to host fundraiser for Walker campaign

    07/16/2015 12:19:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    WKOW - Madison ^ | July 16, 2015
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- - Missouri's most prolific political donor is planning a fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign. Walker is to attend a July 26 event at the St. Louis home of Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield. Rex Sinquefield is a retired investment firm founder who has bankrolled initiatives to cut income taxes and curb the ability of teachers' union to negotiate tenure protections.
  • What the Hell Happened to Rand Paul? (Between Rand & Cruz it turns out the base loves Cruz more)

    07/16/2015 11:52:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Red State ^ | July 16, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Here is the guy who should be doing some cross-party fusion. He rallied a lot of Americans in bipartisan fashion on national security. He seemed to be playing his cards right. And . . . ? Bernie Sanders is kicking his butt in campaign fundraising. In fact, I dare say Sanders froze Pauls chance at fusion. All the little rich libertine millennials that Paul was counting on, instead got excited for Sanders. But I am still really surprised by this. Paul only raised $6.9 million. Ben Carson raised $10.6. And that is money raised by the candidate, not the Super...
  • Scott Walker Has a Texas-Sized Fundraising Problem

    07/16/2015 10:38:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | July 16, 2015 | Russ Choma, Washington Bureau
    The Lonestar State is GOP donor central, but Walker's rivals already have the big money locked up. Before most GOP presidential contenders set foot in Iowa or New Hampshire, they typically first hit another pivotal state: Texas. The Lonestar State is the undisputed center of the Republican Party's donor base, so almost all of the GOP hopefuls have trekked regularly there and established extensive fundraising operations in Texas. But there's one big exception: Scott Walker, who formally announced his presidential bid on Monday. The union-busting Wisconsin governor may be a conservative darling, but he's way behind the curve when it...
  • Winners and losers from the second quarter of fundraising

    07/16/2015 9:22:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 16, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    At midnight, the deadline for candidates for president (and other federal offices) to report how much they raised and spent over the first six months of the year were due at the Federal Election Commission. Campaign finance nerds are spending today (and tomorrow and the next day) combing through the fine print of each report for the nuggets that provide some insight into how candidates are raising and spending their money -- and why. While they do that, we thought we'd give some of the topline takeaways from the second quarter of fundraising for the 2016 presidential race. Below are...