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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:36 AM


Wisconsin: Eric Hovde spends $4 million of his own money thus far to try and buy U.S. Senate seat

Coverage from Blogging Blue.

Eric Hovde spends $4 million of his own money thus far to try and buy U.S. Senate seat

Not content to buy banks in his free time, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde has turned his attention to purchasing a seat in the United States Senate.

According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Hovde has spent $3.8 million of his hedge fund fortune to try and buy the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Herb Kohl. It’s telling that Hovde’s campaign only managed to raise a paltry $350,000 in contributions from persons not named Eric Hovde, but for a guy who buys banks in his free time, support is something that can be bought, instead of of being earned.

Even the Urinal/Sentinel has something to say on it.


Wealthy businessman Eric Hovde has put $4 million of his own money into his U.S. Senate campaign, his latest campaign finance report shows, while raising just over $350,000 in contributions.

The first-time Republican candidate had spent $3.8 million as of June 30. Hovde is competing with three other Republicans -- Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald – for the GOP nomination. The winner will face Democrat Tammy Baldwin.

Neumann had spent just over $1.4 million as of June 30. Up-to-date spending figures for Thompson, Fitzgerald and Baldwin weren’t available yet.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Hovde ranks fifth in the country among Senate candidates in the category of "self-funding;" only four other US Senate candidates have put more of their own money into a race this cycle. Tops is Republican David Dewhurst of Texas, who has put almost $7 million of personal funds into his campaign.

Hovde's TV commercials are ubiquitous. He's a darned good reason to vote for Tommy in the primary August 14.

He's also a good reason to chip in a few bucks to Tammy Baldwin if you can afford it. http://www.tammybaldwin.com/take-action/

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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:02 PM

1. Mitt JR.?

Think About it he has great hair! Why do repug's have great hair?

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Response to Homer12 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:02 PM

2. His wife looks like Anne too.


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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:03 PM

3. Tommy "Chipper Thompson endorsements are Jeb Bush, JB. Van Hollen, Ted Nugent... Here is the list...

Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiania[24]
Wisconsin Right To Life[25]
Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, 2008 Presidential Candidate, and Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2001[26]
Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senator from Tennessee[27]
John Hoeven, U.S. Senator from North Dakota[27]
Mike Johanns, U.S. Senator from Nebraska[27]
Jim Risch, U.S. Senator from Idaho[27]
Mark Green, former U.S. Representative and former United States Ambassador to Tanzania[28]
J.B. Van Hollen, Wisconsin Attorney General[28]
John Gard, former Wisconsin Assembly Speaker[28]
Cathy Zeuske, former Wisconsin State Treasurer[28]
David Keene, President of the National Rifle Association and former chairman of the American Conservative Union[29]
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas, 2008 presidential candidate and Fox News Talk Show Host [30]
Michael Reagan, author, radio host, and son of President Ronald Reagan
Dick Morris, Political Strategist, Author, Fox News Analyst, former Presidential adviser to Bill Clinton[31]
Ted Nugent, musician and conservative activist [32]
Mike Leavitt, former Governor of Utah, former Administrator of the EPA, and former Secretary of Health and Human Services [33]
John Engler, former Governor of Michigan [33]
Dirk Kempthorne former Governor of Idaho and former Secretary of the Interior [33]
Frank Keating former Governor of Oklahoma [33]
Tom Ridge former Governor of Pennsylvania and former Secretary of Homeland Security [33]
Bill Weld former Governor of Massachusetts [33]
Bill Graves former Governor of Kansas [33]
Jeb Bush former Florida Governor[24]


Eric Hovde

Frank Lasee, Wisconsin State Senator (R-De Pere)[36] Since this was printed-he has withdrawn his support....
Leah Vukmir, Wisconsin State Senator (R-Wauwatosa)[36]
FreedomWorks [37]


Look at site.... It show polls that Hovde commissioned....

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