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GOP Frets About Year-End Fundraising
Thanks to Shutdown

Roll Call, by Emily Cahn

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/18/2014 10:21:18 AM

A financially damaging mix of a government shutdown and the holiday shopping season has prompted top Republican operatives to temper expectations for fourth-quarter fundraising reports, which are due at the end of the month. The final three months of the year are always a notoriously difficult time for members to raise money, as donor interest and candidate call time decline during the holidays. But the 16-day government shutdown in October further poisoned the financial well, especially for House Republicans, who polls show took most of the blame for the standoff. As year-end fundraising reports trickle in over the next few weeks, GOP

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Of course it would have absolutely nothing to do with the Republican Establishment attacking and alienating its conservative base. Its all them damned Ted Cruz Tea Party people causing us to lose money because they forced us to shut down the government!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sanchin, 1/18/2014 10:37:24 AM     (No. 9696865)

This is the primary job function congressmen have. Those who give more money have more influence. Businesses looking at Pro Immigration policies, Insurers who bought into ObamaCare just to name a couple.

Funny, Republicans used to be in general against Unions. Now the Republican and Democrat Parties are the two biggest unions with the same mind set and character as any AFL-CIO union Boss. Donating to them is like paying dues. Leave the Union (Republican Party) and let it wither away.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilko, 1/18/2014 10:46:21 AM     (No. 9696875)

The current budget bill funds gov´t through September, right before the mid-terms. The threat of a shutdown will help dems wage war against republicans...again.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/18/2014 10:47:21 AM     (No. 9696878)

If they´re referring to the usual suspects that are always calling and begging for money, they´re probably right. Why give money to the RNC and others when it´s then passed out to the same RINO´s over and over. Myself, I send a donation directly to the candidate I prefer, not those chosen by the Party ´elites.´

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 1/18/2014 10:48:50 AM     (No. 9696881)

FTA: Ultimately, operatives from both parties said the greatest consequence of low year-end fundraising is that potential challengers could see an opening to run. Many filing deadlines for candidates fall within the first three months of the year.

Other then that this is pure propaganda.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 1/18/2014 10:57:12 AM     (No. 9696900)

Bull droppings from dear Emily.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/18/2014 11:04:03 AM     (No. 9696920)

The GOP really needs to look in the mirror. The lack of donations has nothing to do with the shutdown. It has to do with abandoning its conservative base.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lana720, 1/18/2014 11:07:45 AM     (No. 9696934)

Politicians do not need my money anymore to do the right thing!
Yes, they still send us letters pleading for money and questionnaires on things they should already know the answers to, if they could fog up a mirror.
And, apparently their staff is illiterate and don´t read my admonitions to stand the dems back on their heels and to grow a spine.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/18/2014 11:18:59 AM     (No. 9696958)

Well, since the GOP is now all about amnesty, they could raise money from the illegal criminal immigrants.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mnwxyz, 1/18/2014 11:36:21 AM     (No. 9696986)

Shutdown, my adz!

I send ALL RNC envelopes back with a note reading, "Get it from La Raza, Reince."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Brittany, 1/18/2014 11:37:05 AM     (No. 9696987)

Such a stupid statement. This is a congressional election and the establishment is not backing the needed conservative Reps. and Sens. to change Congress and fight this coming dictatorship. I´m not that stupid and my money will go to reformers, not to those backed by crony capitalism and greed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/18/2014 12:22:59 PM     (No. 9697043)

#9 - I send mine back with "no amnesty, path to citizenship, legalization of illegal aliens."

They can pretend it is the shutdown, but for me it is playing footsie with the Dems on amnesty.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/18/2014 12:57:15 PM     (No. 9697089)

GOPs. They fret, they panic, they fear, they run, they hide. The party knows better than to ask for my money. Karl Rove SuperPacs will never get a dime. I give it directly to good Tea Partiers like Tom McClintock, Darryl Issa, Trey Gowdy.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/18/2014 3:57:31 PM     (No. 9697242)

Using excuses just like obama--------not acknowledging the truth.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/18/2014 9:43:14 PM     (No. 9697418)

If somebody from the RNC called me asking me for my money I wouldn´t send them one dime, although I used to consider myself a Republican. I´ve seen too much corruption and Kabuki theater from Establishment Republicans to ever trust them again. My money only goes to TEA Party Candidates and not to Establishment crony capitalism Obama-enabling RINOs, thank you.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/19/2014 5:34:31 AM     (No. 9697562)

The shutdown is the cause? Hardly. Talk about stupid. It´s their tax and spend and going along to get along voting with the demonrats to turn this country into the old Soviet Union that contributions have gone down.

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