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Thu May 17, 2018, 07:26 AM

GOP builds massive shadow army in fight for the House

Source: Politico

TUSTIN, Calif. ó Republicans have amassed a sprawling shadow field organization to defend the House this fall, spending tens of millions of dollars in an unprecedented effort to protect dozens of battleground districts that will determine control of the chamber.

The initiative by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), now includes 34 offices running mini-campaigns for vulnerable Republicans throughout the country. It has built its own in-house research and data teams and recruited 4,000 student volunteers, who have knocked on more than 10 million doors since February 2017.

The operation far eclipses the groupís activity in any previous election, when CLF didnít have a single volunteer or field office. At this time last election cycle, the group had raised $2 million. As of Tuesday, CLF ó which markets itself to donors as a super PAC dedicated to saving the House majority and can collect contributions with no dollar limit ó had hauled in more than $71 million.

That war chest and new infrastructure could be a significant factor in an election year dominated by expectations of a Democratic wave fueled by a backlash against President Donald Trump.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/17/republicans-midterms-shadow-army-591872

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Reply GOP builds massive shadow army in fight for the House (Original post)
brooklynite Thursday OP
titaniumsalute Thursday #1
ck4829 Thursday #2
Nitram Thursday #3
Ellipsis Thursday #4
bronxiteforever Thursday #5
Ellipsis Thursday #6
bronxiteforever Thursday #8
riversedge Thursday #7
lark Thursday #9
Pobeka Thursday #10
heaven05 Thursday #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 07:40 AM

1. So lots of money and volunteers to spread bullshit and lies

One question people need to ask voters...are you better off today than 2 years ago or 4 years ago. No. OK thanks.

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #1)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:09 AM

2. LOL, that one question will be "Don't you know the Dow broke a new record?!"

"Oh, what's that? You've lost your job and have to work a part time job with no benefits? Your bosses got a tax cut though, can't you be happy for them? And don't you know the Dow broke a new record? Do you actually believe the liberal media and refuse to see that the fundamentals of the economy are strong?"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:13 AM

3. "A massive shadow army?" LOL

Purple prose at its best.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:14 AM

4. ...

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #4)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:25 AM

5. Lol!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:28 AM

6. That's Paul on the right.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #6)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:30 AM

8. Wormtongue!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:28 AM

7. Plus they will have the 30MILLION from creepy Sheldon A. !!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:42 AM

9. Don't count on the blue wave just appearing.

This shows Russia Repugs haven't stopped, they will lie cheat and steal to win the election. Already I am seeing lying ads daily for Rick
Scott and against Bill Nelson. I have only seen Bill Nelsons ads once or twice. If this keeps up, Scott could steal FL, as despicable as he is. I'm calling Nelson's office to volunteer. We all have to step up our game or it's game over and we will be the United States of Russia sooner than later.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:08 AM

10. GOP, russian mafia

Those are the three words (ok, one is an acronym) I'll be using a lot in discussions with right wing relatives. And the more the GOP is forceful with their messaging, the more they look like a mafia.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:05 AM

11. yeah

they are called brownshirts. I can't wait for November to watch these people try to intimidate and suppress the vote of POC and Democrats in general. Just can't wait. This will be a historical marker election where we make it plain that we hate what's going on and start to turn back the racist RW horde running amok trying to end the democratic experiment that america. Or ameriKKKa becoming the paradise for white racists, nazis and all manner of hateful wypipo.

Can't wait to see more truth revealed of what america REALLY has stood for historically, genocide, slavery, racial apart-hate segregation, de facto segregation, gentrification, new name old ploy, and stands for at this time still, white supremacy and hate of all nonwhite enabled and called for by a potus. .

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