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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 06:45 PM
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33. Ok, this stuff really irks me
While I can see that Skinner certainly would've benefitted from the sort of publicity Peters is getting so early on from the MDP I absolultely draw the line at "if only the MDP had given more money..." This turns my stomach in regard to any race but a state wide race i.e. Governor). It is not up to the MDP to fund state House, US House, state Senate or US Senate races. It's not their job.

Also, I would like to remind everyone, since we are going for a ride in the way back machine, there was a certrain race two years ago in MI that literally sucked all the money out of the state political machine, you may recall, a little someone with deep pockets named Dick (fittingly I might add) challenging our Gov.

I used to think living in Traverse City was a disadvantage because up here we are rarely on anyone's radar for funding. On the other hand, I never ever suffer bitter disappointment due to my misplaced sense of entitlement.

My advice to anyone considering a run, don't listen to those who know no better that tell you the state party or the DCCC or whoever will give big bucks. Plan on getting no big sums from such groups and plan to do it all yourself. Strong organization is key and aggressive fundraising by you and your team is what is to be depended on, not any sort of entitlement from some Big Daddy entity somewhere.

Julie
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  -Nancy Skinner announces her candidacy today SharonRB  Oct-16-07 10:16 AM   #0 
  - The 4 1/2 pdcast brought me to tears.  maddogesq   Oct-16-07 05:47 PM   #1 
  - Oh, god, give me a break  bfealk   Oct-18-07 07:54 PM   #6 
  - And look at what Joe did already  bfealk   Oct-17-07 05:12 AM   #2 
  - It's so hypocritical...  bfealk   Oct-17-07 05:17 AM   #3 
  - Hate to say this, but your comments are without merit.  maddogesq   Oct-17-07 08:11 PM   #4 
     - I predict Nancy will drop out after January reporting date  bfealk   Oct-18-07 07:54 PM   #5 
     - How much you wanna bet?  maddogesq   Oct-18-07 08:46 PM   #9 
     - Well MY money and vote will go to Nancy.  PassingFair   Oct-23-07 10:23 PM   #23 
     - And how much money do you think she can raise?  bfealk   Oct-18-07 07:59 PM   #7 
  - I would expect no less from Joe.  maddogesq   Oct-18-07 08:45 PM   #8 
     - She has every right to run  bfealk   Oct-18-07 09:33 PM   #10 
     - Muddy the waters, or has every right to run. You cannot have both.  maddogesq   Oct-18-07 10:13 PM   #12 
        - Sure I can  bfealk   Oct-19-07 04:22 AM   #13 
           - They are just rumors.  maddogesq   Oct-19-07 06:25 AM   #14 
              - Are you sure they're rumors?  bfealk   Oct-19-07 06:53 AM   #15 
              - You're right, maddog  SharonRB   Oct-19-07 12:20 PM   #16 
     - If there's a better candidate out there than Gary  bfealk   Oct-18-07 09:40 PM   #11 
  - I do not think we should discourage people from running.  JNelson6563   Oct-20-07 07:54 AM   #17 
  - I'll give you a concrete example  bfealk   Oct-20-07 06:42 PM   #18 
     - Dr. Dean is doing what is proper and ethical.  maddogesq   Oct-21-07 07:15 PM   #19 
        - My prediction stands...  bfealk   Oct-22-07 07:34 AM   #20 
  - She'll win this one  michreject   Oct-23-07 06:06 PM   #21 
  - She'll withdraw the same way Richardson will  bfealk   Oct-23-07 08:52 PM   #22 
  - Based on what evidence?  bfealk   Oct-27-07 05:03 AM   #25 
  - Interesting discussion  Strawman   Oct-25-07 10:30 AM   #24 
  - Out of curiosity, just how much active support from Peters and others did Nancy get in 2006?  TahitiNut   Oct-27-07 09:42 AM   #26 
     - I personally phone banked for Nancy and Jennifer  bfealk   Oct-27-07 01:50 PM   #27 
     - Nancy got no help from Peters or from the party itself  SharonRB   Oct-28-07 01:32 PM   #28 
     - And phone banking in Rochester ain't enough either.  maddogesq   Oct-28-07 10:22 PM   #29 
     - This is old too  bfealk   Oct-29-07 09:56 AM   #30 
     - Skinner did get money from the party  bfealk   Dec-26-07 04:42 AM   #31 
     - Excellent question.  ray of light   Dec-26-07 07:16 AM   #32 
        - Ok, this stuff really irks me  JNelson6563   Dec-26-07 06:45 PM   #33 
           - I agree Julie  bfealk   Dec-26-07 10:40 PM   #34 
              - I've not heard it so much as you think  JNelson6563   Dec-27-07 06:22 AM   #35 
                 - JNelson,  ray of light   Dec-28-07 07:03 AM   #36 
                    - No offense was intended  JNelson6563   Dec-28-07 09:09 AM   #37 
                    - I wasn't offended. I was just clearing my own 'record' of comments here.  ray of light   Dec-28-07 11:09 AM   #39 
                    - Every time I see one of those smears, I am reminded....  maddogesq   Dec-28-07 09:42 AM   #38 
 

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