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  • 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.
  • 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 · 195 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...