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Bozos for Bush Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-04 12:37 AM
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166. More Eberle and raising funds for Repubs
From Americans for Taz Reform:

First, conservatives understand that winning one battle is not winning the war. Reagan's win in 1980 and the Republican capture of the Congress in 1994 were steps forward. But Reagan was limited in what he could accomplish with liberal control of the House of Representatives, and Gingrich could not overcome the Clinton veto. Grassroots activism fell off after the 1980, 1984 and 1994 victories. Bruce Eberle, the conservative direct-mail leader, says that traditionally Republican and conservative causes have suffered from a belief among donors that with the battle won they could retire and let Reagan or Gingrich solve the problems.

After the 2000 election there was no such drop off in direct-mail fundraising or activism. Eberle says he has added 600,000 activists through e-mail since the November election. The 2001 Conservative Political Affairs Conference, run by David Keene's American Conservative Union, was the largest in its history with more than 3,500 attendees in February, 1,000 more than last year. Half those attending were new to the conference. Virginia Republican Party committeeman Morton Blackwell reports that attendance is skyrocketing at local and state GOP events.

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