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farmbo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:55 AM
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Worried that Joe will gain an influx of new GOP funding?...lookie here:
His primary campaign against Lamont was already lubricated by the GOP's biggest and most reliable contributors: the finance, insurance, healthcare and real estate industries. (from Open Secrets)


http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.asp?cycle=2006...

Joe Lieberman (D)*
Lehman Brothers $144,250
United Technologies $128,650
Purdue Pharma $84,000
Hartford Financial Services $72,100
Irell & Manella $69,200
Aetna Inc $65,750
Citigroup Inc $61,350
Sempra Energy $60,050
UBS AG $54,350
Guardsmark Inc $51,200
Wise Metals Group $49,000
Plastech Engineered Products $46,000
National Westminster Bank $44,500
St Paul Travelers Companies $38,319
Kleiner, Perkins et al $37,600
Goldman Sachs $36,500
Schiffrin & Barroway $35,550
Schulte, Roth & Zabel $34,250
Merrill Lynch $33,650
Richman Group $33,400

By Lobby Group:

Agribusiness $160,928
Communic/Electronics $753,341
Construction $396,798
Defense $234,450
Energy/Nat Resource $272,165
Finance/Insur/RealEst $4,610,311
Health $1,120,540
Lawyers & Lobbyists $2,574,491
Transportation $165,800
Misc Business $2,080,953
Labor $155,750
Ideology/Single-Issue $506,236
Other $1,718,477 <snip>

Yikes! Need a shower?

Lieberman's GOP Sugar Daddies may be convinced to re-up their contributions for Holy Joe in the fall, but it won't be easy. The more pragmatic among this group may resist backing Joe's Vanity Campaign since: 1) he's a demonstrated loser, and 2) they will at least have to cover their bets in Connecticut and that means a like contribution to Ned Lamont.

Don't look for any big new influx of GOP money in Connecticut. The GOP will, however, be spending millions in soft money to promote Lieberman and his policies-- in other states-- as they try to market their lame spin that Lieberman's loss somehow shows that the Democrats are wrong on national security. (Don't ask :eyes:)





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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:57 AM
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1. He's DLC all the way ---
what'd you expect? Corporate influence and $$$ go hand-in-hand.

TC
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:06 AM
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2. Yeah, but . . .
The "smart money" doesn't get or stay "smart" by backing losers. And without the push of the national party behind him, Joe will have a real hard time getting the bucks to put on a credible campaign. He has the stink of losing all over him, having lost two of his last three elections, and it looks like he's trying to make it three out of his last four to finish off his political career.
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 06:12 PM
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3. Every time the papers print stories
that refer to Ned Lamont's campaign as being supported by left-wing bloggers, we should remind them that,in order to be fair, they should mention who's supporting Joe.
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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 12:31 AM
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6. Left-wing bloggers?
Edited on Mon Aug-14-06 12:33 AM by beltanefauve
HAHAHAHA! :rofl: AS IF the left blogosphere actually had enough supporters to change the course of the election! BUT, what we do have going for us is an ability to EDUCATE the electorate. And an educated electorate is a dangerous electorate! I agree with you, LTTE's might be in order here.
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:45 PM
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9. I wrote the editor of my local daily
and asked him to please stop running stories with that phrase, or else counter it with "Senator Lieberman's campaign, supported by Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and a host of insurance, health care, and financial corporations."

No response. Tee hee.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 06:16 PM
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4. Total Crap!!! How I Wish I COULD Vote In CT!
Looks like some really hard work ahead for Lamont!!

I find this DISGUSTING!!!!

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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 07:15 PM
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5. I don't see that data at the link. n/t
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 12:43 AM
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7. Funny, that....
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 12:50 AM
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8. Try clicking links on left hand column
It will take you to different pages with the contributors donations.


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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 09:57 PM
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10. Unlikely Joe supporters will hang for second go-round...
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theanarch Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 10:28 PM
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11. as long as Leiberman is competative in the polls...
...the cash will roll in; even if it means the GOP has to prime the pump initially; although it seems that Joe-nertia has plenty on hand, left over from previous campaigns/fundraising cycles. It doesn't matter to corporate amerika what letter follows their whore's names, as long as they keep turning the required legislative tricks.
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