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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 08:35 PM
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In a Pivotal Year, GOP Plans to Get Personal
Millions to Go to Digging Up Dirt on Democrats
Republicans are planning to spend the vast majority of their sizable financial war chest over the final 60 days of the campaign attacking Democratic House and Senate candidates over personal issues and local controversies, GOP officials said.

The National Republican Congressional Committee, which this year dispatched a half-dozen operatives to comb through tax, court and other records looking for damaging information on Democratic candidates, plans to spend more than 90 percent of its $50 million-plus advertising budget on what officials described as negative ads.

The hope is that a vigorous effort to "define" opponents, in the parlance of GOP operatives, can help Republicans shift the midterm debate away from Iraq and limit losses this fall. The first round of attacks includes an ad that labeled a Democratic candidate in Wisconsin "Dr. Millionaire" and noted that he has sued 80 patients.

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In recent elections, Democratic officials have complained that Republicans are much better at opposition research. But Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) and Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who chair the Democrats' House and Senate campaign committees, have invested more heavily in research. Notably, the researchers dig not only into Republicans, but also their own candidates. This allows Democrats to anticipate what is coming and be ready to respond quickly.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 08:41 PM
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1. meanwhile the dems party INC USA will try to make nice
because they wouldn't want to offend bush and company any more than necessary.

mosta the jews in germany thought hitler would never do the things he did because once he was in power he would have to be more moderate.

look where that denial got them.

Msongs
www.msongs.com/political-shirts.htm
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 08:41 PM
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2. The politics of personal destruction
The American people will hopefully be smart enough to see through their tactics.

The Path to 9/11
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 08:42 PM
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3. Here comes that NSA data they've been collecting.
They need it to keep America safe...from Democrats, and the will of the majority.

Rec'd.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 08:51 PM
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4. Looks like the dirtiest party wins in november elections boys n girlz!!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 08:52 PM
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5. Someone needs to concentrate on the Dick....Cheney
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DeadManInc Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 09:17 PM
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6. Time to fight them in the gutter.
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