Joe Biden invites me to a lottery for “Dinner with Obama”
As some of you know, I somehow got on the Organizing for America mailing list — somewhat useful for opposition research. I just got this in the mail: Dinner From: Joe Biden [email protected] To: Barry Popik Date: Tue, Jun 21, 2011 11:51 am Barry — The President and I have a routine — we get lunch together almost every Friday. But all I get is | Read More »
Help! I Can’t Tell the Players Without A Program….
I’ve been a member of Red State for a while, and I’ve become more active than in the past, at the urging and encouragement of many here. It’s been rewarding, and I plan to do more. However, in the past couple of weeks I’ve begun to be overwhelmed with emails from concerned groups and there is such a blizzard of names and like sounding missives | Read More »
Obama Leaves a Fundraiser to Criticize GOP Fundraising Before Going to Another Fundraiser
I had to laugh when I saw Obama’s criticism of outside groups raising money for candidates. What are these outside groups? Some of them may be <gasp> foreign corporations. (I can’t help but appreciate the xenophobia such a remark engenders in collectivists who otherwise want to adopt European social democracy, foreign judicial decisions, and open borders but are scandalized by a foreign <gasp> corporation giving | Read More »
Perriello Takes Pole Position In VA-5
Among Virginia’s most vulnerable Congressional Democrats, freshman incumbent Tom Perriello in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District leads the pack of those who should be shown the door in 2010. According to NRCC political director Brian Walsh: “Perriello’s district is experiencing some of the highest unemployment rate in the state — yet he has voted for the job-killing trio of the stimulus, cap-and-trade, and government-run healthcare.” When | Read More »
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McChrystal v. Kagan: straight talk v. schmoozery. –Filibuster
It may be unlikely that Obama will withdraw his nomination of Elena Kagan and recommend General Stanley McChrystal for the Supreme Court seat of John Paul Stevens instead, but one can dream. McC, like the “other Mac”, Douglas MacArthur, had a sharpish tongue (or his aides did, at least); but then again, McChrystal didn’t plan to bomb China, he was just letting off some | Read More »
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Businesses Noticing that Repubs Don’t Like Them Very Much?
Devious mind that I possess, I loved Moe Lane’s post about some business leaders finally waking up to how the Dems are genuinely ‘out to get’ businesses of any size. Those of us who operate companies a bit smaller than Verizon have felt the serious threat for a long, long time now. Some businesses have already gone under, ya notice? Respectfully, I would take Moe’s | Read More »
1Q 2010: Crist raises 1.1 million to Rubio’s 3.6.
It’s not your time, Governor. Via Hot Air: Allahpundit independently makes the same suggestion… If I were Crist, here’s what I’d do. First, I’d dial up Jeb Bush and ask him whether there’s any chance whatsoever that he’ll endorse me. If he says no (which seems likely), either because he’s backing Rubio or staying out of the race, then I’d dial up Rubio and offer | Read More »
More Right-Wing Conspiracy Needed: Focus and Fundraising is a MUST for Republicans
Today the Wall Street Journal reports on the ancillary arms the right is developing to catch up with the 527’s and union-laden liberal organizations like America Coming Together (ACT), Media Fund, Catalyst, moveon.org, and Organizing for America (notice how the left exploits the word “American,” when it seems to distain anything vaguely identifiable as American?) on the left. One new conservative development is Meet American | Read More »
Schilling raises over $25,000 in his “Kill the Bill” Money-bomb
Bobby Schilling, a relatively unknown candidate for Congress in the Illinois 17th against Rep. Phil Hare, held a “kill the bill” money bomb that raised over $25,000. The drive was announced about 2 weeks ago and ended last night at midnight. From the FEC report, it looks like Schilling has barely raised $89,000 total for his campaign. His latest COH has him at $44,000. This | Read More »
Reviewing the February 2010 Fundraising numbers.
Well, well, well. Short version? All three Republican national committees raised more than their Democratic counterparts for the first time in… well, a while. A while. Raised CoH Debts RNC 7.69 9.46 0.00 DNC 7.42 10.74 3.72 NRSC 4.60 12.86 0.00 DSCC 4.00 14.30 0.42 NRCC 5.08 6.06 0.00 DCCC 4.35 19.82 0.67 GOP 17.37 28.38 0.00 Dem 15.77 44.86 4.81
Reviewing the January 2010 fundraising numbers.
The combination of CPAC and a reduced feeling of urgency delayed this for a couple of days, but here are the numbers for January. Short version: RNC over DNC, effective ties (as in, less than 10K/20K differences ) for the Congressional and Senatorial committees, and the Democrats retain their cash-on-hand advantage. Raised CoH Debts RNC 10.53 9.48 0.00 DNC 9.19 10.20 4.68 NRSC 5.01 10.65 | Read More »
Reviewing the December Fundraising Numbers.
It’s that time again. Short version: RNC above DNC, DNC took a big cash on hand hit, NRSC over DSCC in the biggest shocker, NRCC/DCCC more or less the same, DCCC has a big CoH advantage, and blessed if I know how much any of this means, post-Citizens’ United and post-Brown. Raised CoH Debts RNC 6.84 8.42 0.00 DNC 4.54 8.67 4.69 NRSC 4.10 8.30 | Read More »
Reviewing the November Fundraising Numbers.
It’s that time again. Short version: the RNC & NRSC beat out their Democratic counterparts – which is odd, considering that they’re the groups giving the Republican base the most aggravation; the NRCC pulled in less than the DCCC; the Democrats have a pretty good COH advantage (although the RNC spent a bunch of money in November); and the Democrats apparently aren’t planning to retire | Read More »
Reviewing the October fundraising numbers.
As promised. Short version: DNC beat RNC, NRSC edged DSCC, DCCC edged NRCC, and cash on hand would worry me more if the GOP hadn’t just removed the NJ & VA governorships from the Democrats and essentially handed NY-23 as part of a unfortunate but necessary life lesson to the GOP leadership. RNC 9.06 11.29 0.00 DNC 11.58 12.96 4.40 NRSC 4.00 5.80 0.00 DSCC | Read More »
The GOP’s Fundraising Problems, Written In Bold
Erick threw up a couple of posts earlier today about the woes the NY GOP is experiencing with Dede Scozzafava (here and here), and in mid-post, Moe illustrated the effect of Erick’s cause. As evidenced by the massive turnout by Conservatives in TEA parties across the land, the GOP’s base is much more energized than the Democrats’. So why is the GOP still behind the | Read More »