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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:10 PM

Boehner spent $19,000,000 on his race that was never in question

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00003675

I saw that he was the top spending candidate in the House from his "own" money in his own race.

Gee....wonder where that money went to.... Gee wonder why he is Speaker of the House....

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Reply Boehner spent $19,000,000 on his race that was never in question (Original post)
underpants Nov 2012 OP
WCGreen Nov 2012 #1
RogerM Nov 2012 #2
cleduc Nov 2012 #3
C_U_L8R Nov 2012 #4
undeterred Nov 2012 #5

Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:14 PM

1. If you look at his report I will bet you will find a whole mess of $2500 contributions

to people running for congress as well as a bunch of checks to the various republican parties in Ohio.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:20 PM

2. Redistribution of wealth by the speaker

Distribution to other races most likely

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:28 PM

3. With his Leadership PAC, he got $24 mil and spent $23 mil

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/expend.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00003675&type=C
but a bunch of it, $11.3 mil was transferred to the National Republican Congressional Cmte and $400k to Ohio Republican Party-Federal Account. He also may have helped them with lists and mailings.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:33 PM

4. Must have been...

one hell of a victory party (hic).

Boehner is well on his way to being the
orange-toned Foster Brooks of the GOP.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:38 PM

5. What a waste.

I gotta say this for James Sensenbrenner. He's rich, but he's really cheap and would never waste that kind of money on a safe seat. Which is sensible.

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