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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:55 PM
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Small donors are kicking butt against GOP this year
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 09:25 PM by MissWaverly
GOP's Financial Edge Shrinks
Challengers Gain On Incumbents

By Zachary A. Goldfarb
Special to The Washington Post
Sunday, August 20, 2006; Page A01

For political finance experts, the data are striking because they show that the usual fundraising advantage of incumbents -- who tend to have more access to special-interest money --is durable but not impervious to competing trends. This year, these include a highly motivated base of Democratic activists and low approval ratings for President Bush and the Republican leadership in Congress.

If anything, the financial figures show that political success can be self-reinforcing. After this year's first-quarter fundraising period, which ended March 31, operatives and campaign funding specialists were struck by how a surge in small, individual contributions was lifting many Democratic candidates -- incumbents and challengers alike -- closer to parity with historically better-funded Republicans.

Can't do link because it's link to my user account
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:57 PM
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1. I sent a donation
to Jim Webb. I am not a Virginian. I've never even been to Virginia.

My Democratic Senator's seat is safe, so no need to donate there. Might as well send some buck to where they will be of use.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:59 PM
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2. Nice to know that you did, I did too
Maybe we can get rid of all the Macaca jokes once and for all.

:-)
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kaygore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:25 PM
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3. Thank you for supporting Jim Webb--He need $1 million by Labor Day
to counter the ads from the swift boaters which will be coming out.

Also, having met and listened to Jim Webb on several occasions since he began running for the senate seat currently held by Allen, I have been so very impressed by this man. He is truly a person of integrity. He is accepting no PAC or special interest money and the Republicans are going all out for Allen! So, thank you so very much!
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:31 PM
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5. Yes, I too am impressed
My friend across the street has been sent to Iraq, he's been there for two weeks now, he is in
the National Guard and is 55 years old. I want the Congress to have leaders who realized what
the soldiers go through and don't see war as an excuse for more pork for the defense contractors.
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:27 PM
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4. MZ has a good attitude, right on.
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 09:30 PM by FogerRox
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:32 PM
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6. Yes, and you can see in the snip, we are making a difference
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 09:35 PM by MissWaverly
and yes, I would like to delete the entire Bush administration

:-)
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:56 PM
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7. There are more of us than there are of them, every $1 helps.
Glad to hear this, it's good news.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:02 PM
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8. the best part is, the single party drive is dead
people are not going to live in United Republican States, with everything for the
rich and nothing for everybody else.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:42 PM
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11. Yes, you're right, there is that. nm
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:46 PM
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9. Try this:
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 05:48 PM by Contrary1
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:09 PM
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10. when I go, I am dumped into my account and username
I don't want to post using this on DU, but thanks
anyway

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