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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:24 PM

 

Beto would rather not share his fundraising totals.

Interesting


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Reply Beto would rather not share his fundraising totals. (Original post)
Nanjeanne Friday OP
KPN Friday #1
Tipperary Friday #2
dsc Friday #3
Sherman A1 Friday #4
TwilightZone Friday #5
jberryhill Friday #6
marylandblue Friday #7
Blue_true Friday #18
brooklynite Saturday #33
BannonsLiver Monday #41
Nanjeanne Friday #8
UniteFightBack Sunday #35
Nanjeanne Sunday #36
Amimnoch Friday #9
Nanjeanne Friday #10
Hassin Bin Sober Friday #12
Nanjeanne Friday #13
Blue_true Friday #19
KPN Saturday #25
dalton99a Friday #15
Cha Friday #20
CentralMass Saturday #29
WeekiWater Friday #11
CentralMass Friday #14
WeekiWater Friday #16
CentralMass Friday #17
CrossingTheRubicon Saturday #21
SFnomad Saturday #22
CentralMass Saturday #23
CentralMass Saturday #28
pnwmom Monday #40
floppyboo Saturday #24
ucrdem Saturday #26
Tipperary Saturday #34
Dennis Donovan Saturday #27
McCamy Taylor Saturday #30
CentralMass Saturday #31
brooklynite Saturday #32
Legrant Monday #37
NastyRiffraff Monday #38
WeekiWater Monday #39
BannonsLiver Monday #42

Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:26 PM

1. Oops.

 

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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:28 PM

2. Interesting.

 

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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:29 PM

3. At some point he will have to

 

just like everyone else will. I understand not wanting to do so continuously but those reports are required.
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Response to dsc (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:30 PM

4. Yeah

 

there is that pesky little issue.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:33 PM

5. Probably not a good sign.

 

I think the obsessive focus on first-day fundraising is a bit misguided, personally, (it's a long, long campaign) but it's pretty much expected at this point.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:36 PM

6. It will be in the FEC reports

 

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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:39 PM

7. I wouldn't make much of this.

 

Seems to be a ritual now that candidates release their first 24 or 48 hour hauls, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Some use it to build a buzz, but O'Rourke didn't need that.
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Response to marylandblue (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:26 PM

18. Same here.

 

I think the 24 hour, 48 hour and 72 hour donation thing is nonsense. I care more about him releasing required reports, which he has never had a problem doing.
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Response to marylandblue (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:59 PM

33. Absent votes, it's a measure of support...

 

If is fundraising isnít commensurate with TX-SEN, the reasonable question will be: ďby is he better then a dozen other candidates already in the race?
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #33)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 07:38 PM

41. That's great and I agree

 

Since Beto raised 6 times the money Hickenlooper raised he is 6 times more popular than Hickenlooper. I like your logic because it reflects real world reality. Thanks for that.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:41 PM

8. I donated to his Senate race because I appreciated his stance on the NFL kneeling and I

 

really wanted him to beat Cruz.

I havenít donated to his Presidential campaign because he danced around his Medicare For All question and gave the phrase I hate ďaccess to quality healthcareĒ and thatís a no deal for me.

So far I am donating to 3 candidates and Beto isnít one Iím interested in. I wonder if his great fundraising results gave him a false sense of his support in a crowded Presidential race with lots of choices.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 05:36 AM

35. The first criteria is beating rump. That is what we should be baseing our candidate on. NONE of

 

the issues MATTER if that muthafucka remains.
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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #35)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 08:09 AM

36. Unless you have some super power you have no idea who will beat Trump. When Dem nominee

 

is chosen, that it who I will vote for in the election. No matter who wins.

The primary is my way of participating in democracy and I will vote for the candidate I want to be President. I have 3 so far on my list and I will see how primaries go before mine which isnít until much later. I will not support a candidate that the media pundits, who have been wrong in just about everything, tell me who can beat Trump. I have more faith in my own opinion.

Beto is far down on my list. Quite a few men and women ahead of him.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:41 PM

9. Let's see.. holding out on taxes for 3+ years or fundraising for 1 day..

 

Hmmm, which one could possibly be more concerning or questionable. I JUST canít decide.

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Beto O'Rourke

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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:47 PM

10. What does one have to deal with the other? Most candidates are happy to report their

 

fundraising totals as a sign of their initial support.

Iím assuming you are talking about Sanders in 2016 since many candidates havent put out their taxes for the 2020 race. I wish Sanders would. I donít see how he cannot as the field narrows and as others do.

But itís really nothing to do with this. Just because you donít like Sanders, he doesnít need to be discussed in every thread.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:00 PM

12. But but whatabout Sanders!

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:02 PM

13. It's a sad disease.

 

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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:30 PM

19. Most of the candidates that have announced have released years of FULL returns.

 

The exceptions are Bernie, I think Castro and Harris. The recent entries like Hockenloooper, Inslee and Beto need slack since they have been in only a couple weeks at the most.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 02:38 AM

25. Oh but it empowers the user to discount

 

any objection or criticism leveled at the userís preferred candidate(s). Bernie and ďBernie BrosĒ are a convenient tool. Doncha know?

Seriously, just understanding this is useful to ignoring the noise. It is for me. I am 100% undecided at this point and have plenty of time to learn about and observe the candidates. There are actually quite a few that I feel very good about.
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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:22 PM

15. Eh, no matter what Beto does, he is no good

 

No one can take place of the venerated saint
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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:30 PM

20. Yeah, BS can Not show his full tax returns

 

for 5 or 10 years Yet.. but that's all Fine.

But, Beto?.. that's another story, bro.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:49 PM

11. If he knocked it out of the park...

 

He is going to look really good and get a days publicity out of it when we get to see the FEC filings or when it leaks. I donít see it looking all that bad unless compared to Sanders, but he has been campaigning for President personally and through multiple groups acting on his behalf for four years.
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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:21 PM

14. He raised $79 million in the 2017-2018 cycle during his senate bid.

 

That seems like an insane and unparralled number.
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Response to CentralMass (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:28 PM

16. Absolutely insane.

 

Really impressive. Also a unique set of circumstances. He did get a lot of help from in and out of the state. His email list for past contributors should be impressive.
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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:31 PM

17. There were a lot of big individual contributions in the mix. I'll reserve judgment.

 

However I think he has some big $$ backing him.
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Response to CentralMass (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:56 AM

21. I don't think Beto will be getting any help from Putin's army of Russian "specialists."

 

Do you?
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Response to CrossingTheRubicon (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:44 AM

22. Putin's army of Russian "specialists" probably have been placing their bets already n/t

 

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Response to CrossingTheRubicon (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:47 AM

23. Well have some fun with that.

 

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Response to CrossingTheRubicon (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:41 AM

28. Well he has apparently had some interesting support..

 

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 04:56 PM

40. Bernie had pages worth of big individual contributions in 2016 FEC filings,

 

and actually had to return money that he was given in excess of the FEC limits. Hopefully his system is set up now not to allow that to happen. (It can be set up so excessive donations aren't accepted and don't have to be returned months later.)
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 02:36 AM

24. $5K I heard. Probably the surprise of it all. Many days to come

 

reported on Niko House tonight MCSC
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 04:12 AM

26. Good for him. This is not a freaking Walmart sale.

 

The fundraising obsession is kind of unseemly.
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Response to ucrdem (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:08 PM

34. Interesting you should mention Walmart. Have you read Vanity Fair's cover story on Beto?

 

Look for the reference to Walmart.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:36 AM

27. Sorry, but no rec:

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/128725115
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 10:11 AM

30. This tells more about the MSM than about BETO.

 

The MSM loves the story "Candidate collects $$$$ within first 24 hours of announcing run." However, this story paints politics as a filed of battle in which money is the weapon. I suspect that Beto has already collected a lot. And I suspect that he has enough sense not to get caught up in a dick slapping contest in which the candidates boast "I got this much money!" "So what. I got THIS much money!"
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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #30)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:42 PM

31. One issue could be that according to the WAPO he has had some GOP financial backing during his

 

career.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:57 PM

32. We'll know on March 31

 

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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 01:23 PM

37. Breaking news

 

Beto OíRourke Raised $6.1 Million Online in First 24 Hours of Campaign.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/us/politics/beto-o-rourke-fundraising.html
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Response to Legrant (Reply #37)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 02:03 PM

38. Well so much for that meme

 

Why isn't Beto releasing his fundraising numbers? WHY??? WHAT IS HE HIDING?

Honestly, a candidate is under no obligation to release those numbers immediately, certainly not on the first day. The fact that another candidate did so is completely irrelevant.
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 02:38 PM

39. I hear Beto unzipped his pants today.

 

Did he win the contest?
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Response to Nanjeanne (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 07:39 PM

42. This OP didn't age well.

 

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