Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:36 AM
Scuba (52,545 posts)
Wisconsin: Eric Hovde spends $4 million of his own money thus far to try and buy U.S. Senate seat
Coverage from Blogging Blue.
Eric Hovde spends $4 million of his own money thus far to try and buy U.S. Senate seat
Not content to buy banks in his free time, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde has turned his attention to purchasing a seat in the United States Senate.
According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Hovde has spent $3.8 million of his hedge fund fortune to try and buy the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Herb Kohl. It’s telling that Hovde’s campaign only managed to raise a paltry $350,000 in contributions from persons not named Eric Hovde, but for a guy who buys banks in his free time, support is something that can be bought, instead of of being earned.
Even the Urinal/Sentinel has something to say on it.
Wealthy businessman Eric Hovde has put $4 million of his own money into his U.S. Senate campaign, his latest campaign finance report shows, while raising just over $350,000 in contributions.
The first-time Republican candidate had spent $3.8 million as of June 30. Hovde is competing with three other Republicans -- Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald – for the GOP nomination. The winner will face Democrat Tammy Baldwin.
Neumann had spent just over $1.4 million as of June 30. Up-to-date spending figures for Thompson, Fitzgerald and Baldwin weren’t available yet.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Hovde ranks fifth in the country among Senate candidates in the category of "self-funding;" only four other US Senate candidates have put more of their own money into a race this cycle. Tops is Republican David Dewhurst of Texas, who has put almost $7 million of personal funds into his campaign.
Hovde's TV commercials are ubiquitous. He's a darned good reason to vote for Tommy in the primary August 14.
He's also a good reason to chip in a few bucks to Tammy Baldwin if you can afford it. http://www.tammybaldwin.com/take-action/
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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:03 PM
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3. Tommy "Chipper Thompson endorsements are Jeb Bush, JB. Van Hollen, Ted Nugent... Here is the list...
Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiania
Wisconsin Right To Life
Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, 2008 Presidential Candidate, and Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2001
Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senator from Tennessee
John Hoeven, U.S. Senator from North Dakota
Mike Johanns, U.S. Senator from Nebraska
Jim Risch, U.S. Senator from Idaho
Mark Green, former U.S. Representative and former United States Ambassador to Tanzania
J.B. Van Hollen, Wisconsin Attorney General
John Gard, former Wisconsin Assembly Speaker
Cathy Zeuske, former Wisconsin State Treasurer
David Keene, President of the National Rifle Association and former chairman of the American Conservative Union
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas, 2008 presidential candidate and Fox News Talk Show Host
Michael Reagan, author, radio host, and son of President Ronald Reagan
Dick Morris, Political Strategist, Author, Fox News Analyst, former Presidential adviser to Bill Clinton
Ted Nugent, musician and conservative activist
Mike Leavitt, former Governor of Utah, former Administrator of the EPA, and former Secretary of Health and Human Services
John Engler, former Governor of Michigan
Dirk Kempthorne former Governor of Idaho and former Secretary of the Interior
Frank Keating former Governor of Oklahoma
Tom Ridge former Governor of Pennsylvania and former Secretary of Homeland Security
Bill Weld former Governor of Massachusetts
Bill Graves former Governor of Kansas
Jeb Bush former Florida Governor
Frank Lasee, Wisconsin State Senator (R-De Pere) Since this was printed-he has withdrawn his support....
Leah Vukmir, Wisconsin State Senator (R-Wauwatosa)
Look at site.... It show polls that Hovde commissioned....