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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:51 PM
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Trent Lott collects more than $1M for campaign
WASHINGTON Sen. Trent Lott has raised more than $1 million to defend his seat in the first re-election race he faces since losing a party leadership post.

The Mississippi Republican, who was ousted from his job as head of Senate Republicans in 2002, faces re-election in November 2006. The deadline to qualify as a candidate in Mississippi is March 1, and Lott has no challengers yet. But he appears to have stepped up his fund raising.

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More than half of Lott's donations came from political action committees, or PACs. Many, like the American Bankers Association PAC, the Anadarko Petroleum Corp. PAC and the CSX Corporation PAC, represent big business.

Most of the individuals who donated more than $200 to Lott's campaign live outside Mississippi. For example, 16 of the 133 individuals who donated to Lott's campaign between April 1 and June 30 were Mississippians.

More at: http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=...
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:53 PM
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1. Why is Trent Lott and known on record racist able to run for anything
....with his party?
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:53 PM
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2. Campaign reform wish #1:
$0 from non-constituents. $1000 max per individual, from all sources. Total contributiions not to exceed annual salary of position being sought! Time to throw a screw in these corrupt workings!
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ecdab Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:08 PM
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5. This is what groups like move on
and even DU should be working toward, because the folks in government - even the Democrats - are not doing anything worth noticing on this front.
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silvershadow Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:36 AM
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8. campaign reform wish number 2
candidates are to represent only people, therefore no contributions from corporations, lobbyists, committees etc. should be allowed. Only donations from individual people.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:55 PM
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3. Lott is a good doggy for his corporate benefactors. He never bites the
hand that feeds him.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:01 PM
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4. Trent Lott likes dirty money as much as Harry Reid does.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:56 PM
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6. 16 of 133 individuals who donated to Lott's campaign were Mississippians
Mississippians get poorer and poorer and keep voting dumber and dumber
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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:17 PM
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7. The reality is
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:18 PM by Sgent
Trent will get re-elected as long as he runs.

I'll be surprised if he spends more than 250k on his campaign -- the rest will be donated to other rethugs.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 04:29 AM
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9. IS HE STILL ACCEPTING USED UP WHITE SHEETS?
To clothe his campaign workers?
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