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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:56 PM

I have a question about donations requests from the DCCC.

I have a new one in my email today which states, in part:

"If Boehner and the Republicans need a reminder of what happened on election night, were more than happy to give it to them. Help us raise $100,000 before midnight tomorrow so we can pressure Republicans who refuse to budge and call them out in their home districts."

How does the Democratic party use these donations to pressure Republicans? Just curious.

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Reply I have a question about donations requests from the DCCC. (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Nov 2012 OP
Samjm Nov 2012 #1
Cleita Nov 2012 #2
brooklynite Nov 2012 #3
Cleita Nov 2012 #7
brooklynite Nov 2012 #9
Arkansas Granny Nov 2012 #5
Cleita Nov 2012 #8
jody Nov 2012 #4
Frustratedlady Nov 2012 #6

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:58 PM

1. Yes

I got one too, and was wondering the same thing!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:00 PM

2. Supposedly they help out candidates in hot races.

I don't donate to them anymore because to tell the truth, close up, I haven't seen them support any Democratic candidates that I know of that really needed the help against a Republican incumbent that needs unseating.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:13 PM

3. They also run targeted ads against vulnerable Republicans...

...to spften them up for the next Election.

That said, you can probably take off the next six months before responding.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:11 PM

7. I don't care what they do. Neither this organization nor the Senate one, nor the DNC one will get

my donation. I want my money to go to the candidates of my choice so I prefer to donate directly to those candidates. I don't need anyone picking whom my money will go to.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:43 PM

9. Fine by me, as long as...

...you don't then complain (as some people here do) that they're not supporting the candidate THEY like.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:53 PM

5. I can understand how they would use donations during a campaign, but

do donations really help apply pressure to pass legislation?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:13 PM

8. Since they just support the House, I believe that the idea is to

back congressional candidates depending on their political position and how they are likely to legislate and vote for legislation that the committee is for.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:37 PM

4. Just because someone claims they are one doesn't mean they is one. nt

 

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:11 PM

6. I was glad the election was over to end the donation emails...

So much for that. It seems all of them are asking for donations. They didn't skip a beat.

Sorry, my family will be my next donation...and the one after that....and the one after that.

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