The Jeb Bush Campaign Circles the Drain As Donors Flock to Marco Rubio
It looks like the Jeb Bush strategy — a strategy that seems to come from Right to Rise super PAC boss Mike Murphy — of attacking is really paying off. Jeb Bush’s decision to attack old friend and new rival is backfiring, pushing important supporters to criticize the campaign’s tactics and driving one of Florida’s top fundraisers to officially quit and signal a shift in | Read More »
Jeb Bush loses the money race that counts
Last week we reported on how the Jeb Bush campaign was shaping up to look like Scott Walker’s. Though his campaign raised $13.4M in the previous quarter, he finished up with $10.3M indicating he spent $1.1M more than he brought in. (Keep this number in mind as we go along.) In response, Bush has ordered salaries slashed and major cut back in expenditures. BREAKING NEWS: | Read More »
Ted Strickland’s (D) Senate bid gasping for cash.
Ted Strickland isn’t raising the money he needs to run to challenge Rob Portman for Senate.
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Is the Rubio campaign in a death spiral?
Amid the interest over the $20 million that Dr. Ben Carson raised in the last quarter and the chortling over the anemic fundraising by The Man Who Would Be King, Jeb Bush, the fundraising of most other candidates wasn’t scrutinized all that closely. Now some have started looking and the story isn’t all that good. This is what we know: Jeb Bush’s campaign is overextended, | Read More »
UPDATED: Jeb Bush campaign afflicted with Scott Walker Syndrome
Yesterday was the deadline for campaigns to file their quarterly fundraising report. The news was grim for Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush’s campaign is built on two pillars: inevitability and the ability to raise a boatload of cash. The fundraising report knocked some of the blocks out from under the second pillar.*(SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF THE PAGE) At first blush this doesn’t look bad. But then | Read More »
The DNC moves to separate itself from Hillary Clinton’s fundraising apparatus.
The DNC is now putting together the fundraising infrastructure that it should have started putting together two years ago.
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Bill Clinton sold us to the ChiComs; Hillary sold us to the Russians
I owe the Obama administration an apology. Since the early days of 2009, I’ve attributed our Russia policy to naivete. To that romance which those who sat at the feet of Old School commies feel for the Worker’s Paradise of the former USSR. Sure, there was garden variety incompetence and intellectual bankruptcy but when you staff you administration with academics that is baked in. And, | Read More »
Ted Cruz will have the money to compete.
There are only four words we need to take away from this Bloomberg report about Ted Cruz SuperPAC fundraising: Thirty one million dollars. I don’t know whether he will win or not, but Ted Cruz will be able to raise the money to compete in this Presidential primary season.
Jerry Moran’s Morons
Jerry Moran, Republican Senator of Kansas, has managed to assemble the human equivalent of Mitt Romney’s Project ORCA. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is, for all intents and purposes, a beached whale waiting to explode and hurl its detritus all over America. I just did not think Moran and his team at the NRSC could be more stupid than they have already proven themselves. But, | Read More »
The ‘unbelievably ridiculous,’ ‘sketchy’ and farcical Perry indictment will not stand
It is not coercion to threaten to do something you are lawfully permitted to do. I successfully used this legal principle in court early in my legal career. This well-established legal principle is not some obscure legal concept, except perhaps in Travis County, Texas. I am unaware of any other jurisdiction in the United States that might agree with the Travers County Grand Jury and special | Read More »
Tags: Andrew Cuomo
, Ann Richards
, Criminalization of Politics
, David Axelrod
, David Botsford
, district attorney
, Don Siegelman
, Driving While Intoxicated
, Ed Mallett
, Eugene Volokh
, Jennifer Laurin
, John Edwards
, jonathan chait
, Jonathan Turley
, Michael McCrum
, Public Integrity
, Randy 'Duke' Cunningham
, Richard L. Hasen
, rick perry
, Rosemary Lehmberg
, Scott Walker
, special prosecutor
, Ted Stevens
, Tom Delay
, Travis County
, Travis County Grand Jury
, William Jefferson
The Conservative Movement Needs an Amazon.com for What’s Next. We’ve Built It.
If President Obama inherited the way unemployment was measured from the Bush Administration, the unemployment rate today would be reported as almost 15% instead of under 8%. Gas prices have broken $5 per gallon. Our economy has grown at an anemic rate of under 2% over the last 4 years. I am confident that Mitt Romney will win in November. I don’t believe that there | Read More »
The President’s Glass Jaw
Among the more interesting excuses for the President’s deplorable performance at the Denver debate this week was that made by venerated journalist Bob Woodward, of Watergate fame. Woodward, who has worked extensively with Barack Obama in the writing of the new book, The Price of Politics, believes the usually unflappable Obama must have been distracted by something serious in his personal of presidential life | Read More »
Obama for America’s quiet, nervous, base repair efforts.
The video is only horrible to Democratic base voters. Show it to an undecided swing voter, and there’s far too high a chance that he or she will pretty much agree with the sentiment. Which is something that Mitt Romney knows very well, which is why he smilingly encouraged the people who published the clip to publish the whole video. And it’s also something that Jim Messina knows very well; which is why he deliberately didn’t make the video easy to see and held off on the usual begging for five bucks that stereotypically infests Obama campaign ads. Bottom line: Obama for America is not going to use this incident to get more swing voters, although they certainly won’t mind if that happens (it won’t). What they’re apparently going to use this incident for is to shore up their own base.
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QotD, The Kinetic Bombardment From Orbit May Now Commence edition.
A Mitt Romney staffer, explaining why you’re about to see campaign ads everywhere: “Time is short,” said one campaign aide. “We have $100 million we’ve just raised. If you look at our burn rate to date and our cash on hand, there’s not much more we can spend on infrastructure. So we’ve got to start spending our general election funds in a big way, because | Read More »