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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:31 PM

Maxine Waters' blue seat isn't up for grabs. But the lucrative chance to challenge her is

Earlier this year, Navy veteran Joe Collins was an obscure candidate for president, running on the Green Party ticket to fight against the “party establishment.”

Now, he’s one of two Republicans running to unseat Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). And his campaign is spending generously on Uber rides, steakhouse dinners, plane flights and nights at five-star hotels, including President Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel.

The southern California native never got his presidential campaign off the ground. After a quiet launch in January, he changed his party affiliation to Republican in mid-February before terminating his campaign in May.

As a pro-Trump Republican running against a polarizing Democrat, Collins’ congressional effort is much more successful. He raised more than $451,000 from July through September, mostly from small donors. That’s a stunning three-month haul for a relatively unknown candidate with little chance of winning in a deep-blue district.

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/11/maxine-waters-lucrative-chance-to-challenge-her/#utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=twitt_maxine-waters-lucrativ-11/07/19

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Reply Maxine Waters' blue seat isn't up for grabs. But the lucrative chance to challenge her is (Original post)
demmiblue Nov 7 OP
WePurrsevere Nov 7 #1
empedocles Nov 7 #2
Galileo126 Nov 7 #3

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:04 PM

1. So... another conman joins the tRumpliCon party...

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

I'm going to guess he's hoping to parlay that 'run' into some big bucks to line his own pockets, perhaps working as a RW fake news pundit.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:12 PM

2. 'shocked, shocked I tell you. I'm just a poor, corrupt . . . blow with the wind' . . . '

wannabe official - like Captain Renault from . . .

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 02:02 PM

3. We'll take his money...

Just like we did with Meg Whitman (for governor of CA). Both never had (have) a chance, but both will dump $$$ into local communities.

Then, after losing elections and money big time, they just fade away...

Hee Hee Hee!!

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