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Democratic Party roughly $27 Million short of ~$37 million goal...


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#1 UncleBob

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:13 AM

http://www.bloomberg...convention.html

While it warms my heart to see one of the two major parties having troubles with their fundraising efforts, I'd be much more thrilled if both major parties were simply unable to fund themselves...

Fun story though. :D
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:19 AM

Three words...Campaign reform NOW.

#3 SpeedyG

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:32 AM

Three more words,


Term Limits NOW!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:06 AM

Three more words,


Term Limits NOW!


Two words...I agree

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:24 AM

As someone who lives in Charlotte, NC, all I have to say is...

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#6 Spokker

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:40 AM

They should start a Kickstarter to raise the rest.

#7 camoor

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:50 PM

For me, if I like a candidate they'll get my vote, but I'm tired of giving politicians money. It's paying to try and convince morons to do the right thing. Morons always Fuck it up eventually so forget that.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:52 PM

They're short because of restrictions they've placed on themselves concerning corporate contributions. Something the republifucks haven't done apparently. So yeah, yay!
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

why donate to a party that has rules when you can donate unlimited funds to a Super PAC and have trashy ads with limited fact checking?
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:17 PM

Three more words,


Term Limits NOW!


Term limits would make this problem worse.
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#11 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:33 AM

They're short because of restrictions they've placed on themselves concerning corporate contributions. Something the republifucks haven't done apparently. So yeah, yay!


Yeah, poor Democrats. I mean, Obama only got $10K per plate out of a NYC fundraiser filled with Hollywood elite...a trip taxpayers got to split the cost for, because Obama made a quick stop at the WTC site.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:13 AM

Yeah, poor Democrats. I mean, Obama only got $10K per plate out of a NYC fundraiser filled with Hollywood elite...a trip taxpayers got to split the cost for, because Obama made a quick stop at the WTC site.


lol you are one angry guy

#13 UncleBob

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:43 AM

Yeah, poor Democrats. I mean, Obama only got $10K per plate out of a NYC fundraiser filled with Hollywood elite...a trip taxpayers got to split the cost for, because Obama made a quick stop at the WTC site.


Politicians do this kind of stuff all the time, so it's okay.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:55 AM

they need to put the vice prez on a PPV event going nuts ... That will bring in the cash
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#15 IRHari

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

They're short because of restrictions they've placed on themselves concerning corporate contributions. Something the republifucks haven't done apparently. So yeah, yay!


Wait where are you reading this? Every quote I've heard has the same phrase about 'not unilaterally disarming'...
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#16 Clak

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:07 AM

Wait where are you reading this? Every quote I've heard has the same phrase about 'not unilaterally disarming'...

It's in bobby boy's originally posted news article.

Republicans have not placed any restrictions on where they raise money and have secured corporate contributions from such companies as AT&T Inc. (T), Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Coca-Cola Co. (KO) to meet their $55 million target.


And below that:

Four years ago, corporate entities accounted for more than $33 million of the amount Democrats raised for the Denver convention, according to campaign finance reports. While Democrats have placed restrictions on how the Charlotte host committee, headed by Mayor Anthony Foxx and Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) CEO James E. Rogers, can raise money, with a ban on direct corporate donations and a $100,000 limit on individual contributions, corporations are allowed to give unlimited in-kind contributions, such as telephone and technology services or gift cards.


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#17 lolwhat

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:12 AM

College kids vote for Obama and we don't have money.

#18 ID2006

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:39 PM

This is somewhat relevant:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-19546521

US President Barack Obama has raised more cash than his Republican rival Mitt Romney for the first time in months, August figures have revealed.

Mr Obama and the Democratic Party machine raked in some $114m (£71m), the president's campaign said.

That narrowly beat the $111m raised by Mitt Romney and the Republican Party, who announced their figures earlier.

Both campaigns say they expect to raise about $750m in total before the election, to be held on 6 November.

Neither candidate is accepting public financing of their campaign, allowing them to raise unlimited funds for their campaign war chests.



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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

heres an idea only do 3 debates do not spend money on ads

use that 750 million to get people off welfare
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#20 camoor

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:44 PM

heres an idea only do 3 debates do not spend money on ads

use that 750 million to get people off welfare


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