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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:16 PM

Quietly recruiting megadonors, Pompeo eyes a massive Senate campaign war chest

Source: McClatchy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reached out to Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Party’s largest donor, in recent weeks to “gauge interest” in his potential run for an open Senate seat in Kansas next year, three sources familiar with the matter told McClatchy.

It is the latest evidence of Pompeo’s outreach campaign to rally donor support around a potential Senate bid, following similar conversations with Charles Koch, a Kansas resident, as well as donors affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Pompeo has flirted with a run for months, and President Donald Trump said on Tuesday in London that he would encourage his secretary of state to leave office and run if he believed Republicans were at risk of losing the seat.

Read more: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article238004609.html

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Reply Quietly recruiting megadonors, Pompeo eyes a massive Senate campaign war chest (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 3 OP
ananda Dec 3 #1
leftieNanner Dec 3 #3
Submariner Dec 3 #2
lagomorph777 Dec 3 #4
salin Dec 3 #5
quid amateur quo Dec 3 #6
Curtis Dec 3 #7
Scarsdale Dec 4 #11
Turbineguy Dec 3 #8
BlueIdaho Dec 3 #9
Progressive Jones Dec 4 #10

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:27 PM

1. Wouldn't that just guarantee a Reep loss ???

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:49 PM

3. In Kansas??

Kris KKKobach was defeated last year in the Governor's race, but that doesn't mean that it's now a blue state. Kobach is just a complete asshole and everybody hates him! I'm sure Pompeo will win if he runs - although there are strange things happening in DC now, so who knows?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:49 PM

2. Fox Noise right wing moron and Kansas University grad Steve Doucy of Airheads and Friends

in the morning grew up in Kansas, so if they are all like him, Pompeo will be a shoo-in. I hope I'm proven wrong by the normal people of Kansas.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:10 PM

4. Can he apply that war chest to his criminal defense fund?

Asking for a friend.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:34 PM

5. Seems like an inappropriate investment of time/priorities for the U.S. Sec. of State.

Imagine this was Hilary. Oh wait, we don't have to imagine, we KNOW the bs the far right media made/fabricated in that whole Clinton Foundation movie/bs.

When Pompeo goes down, I imagine it will be in a gloriously hued flaming-shit show.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:05 PM

6. Pompous Pompeo, U.S. Senator?

 

I could do without that!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:52 PM

7. I am so sick

I hate that the press continues to treat these people, like Pompeo and other Trumpsters, as legitimate candidates in OUR democracy. The headline should read something along the line,

"Trump apologist and criminal enabler, Pompeo, amasses huge campaign watchers in attempt to purchase senate seat he can't win any other way."

But, no. They always have to both sides everything and treat these criminals as honest to goodness politicians.

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Response to Curtis (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 06:33 AM

11. He likely has an eye

on a future run for the WH. He probably thinks that since tRump made it, so could he. After the destruction a republican governor (Brownback) did, why do Kansas citizens keep voting (R)?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:12 PM

8. These mega-donors

would have to be mega-stupid.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:19 PM

9. Can you serve in the Senate

From a Federal Prison Cell?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:07 AM

10. This campaign needs to be crushed immediately. nt

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