FEC Filing Frenzy - Update II

The reports are in so let the spin begin.

It's no secret that I love digging through FEC reports, polls, vote records and other fun data to try to see if I can find something to talk about. I've been waiting for July 15 since the day after the last reports were filed. I don't think there's a cure. Enough about my sickness....let's talk money.

First, let's just say the grand total raised by camp Kissell was a tad disappointing - only because I wanted to see them with more. Update: No, let's not say it's disappointing! In individual contributions Larry compares favorably to most of the other candidates...I must remember to FINISH that second cuppa before I delve too deeply into these reports. I will continue the comparisons of other NC Dems and have a list up shortly. I don't think it's fair to compare Larry to other challengers across the country. I'm sticking to NC candidates.

Also, if you look at where Beth Troutman (Hayes' opponent in '04) was at this time, you'll see it isn't so disappointing in comparison. She had raised less than $70K total. She wound up with over $225K, so this should give you an idea of what lies ahead for Larry and that is not only encouraging - it's exciting. I'm predicting he'll easily see $350K in the next filing and will be well over $500K by the election.

More details below the fold....

The grand total of receipts so far is $213K with about $178K coming from individual contributions. That's actually very good for a first time candidate in a blue collar district. That being said, let's find even better news in the report. Fortunately, it isn't that difficult.

First and foremost is the netroots endorsement. This continues to bring in money on a daily basis and with a few online fundraisers we can easily bump Larry up over the $225K mark ourselves. Remember, Beth Troutman received 45% of the vote while spending only $225K. Larry is almost there plenty of time to move beyond that mark.

Second, the campaign just added a professional fundraiser, Joey Nichols. She helped Erskine Bowles and did an amazing job. With her talents the Kissell campaign will see a huge increase in fundraising.

Third, the PAC money is starting to come in for Larry and should really ramp up over the summer. Along with the PAC money there is usually an endorsement that can be touted, which will help bring in even more money for the camp.

Finally, Larry was only working full-time in the campaign for fewer than 30 days during this fundraising period. He chose to honor his teaching commitments until the last day of school which meant he didn't have the time to make the contacts and the phone calls necessary to raise huge sums of money. I rather like the fact that we can count on him to honor his commitments. Most of the money raised was pulled in during the last four weeks of the reporting period and that's not shabby.

On another final note, I can no longer tout the fact that Larry is leading Robin Hayes in small unitemized contributions (He is) anymore since the netroots endorsement is bringing in so many that are probably out of district. I have a hard time seeing this as a bad thing. I think if I forced the campaign to give me the number of unitemized contributions from out of district they could since ACTBlue gives detailed reports. I'm thinking that's not something I'll have them spend their time doing if that's OK. Let's just say that Larry received almost half of his individual contributions from small donors who don't have to be listed. Most of those folks live in the district and can vote for Larry.

So, after a basic look at Larry's numbers, how did Robin Hayes do? Well, he has a lot of money. We already knew that. I will only give my initial impression and leave deeper analysis until after my second cup of coffee.

First, the report had 70 fewer pages than the last one. (Thank Goodness!) That alone tells me the fundraising is slowing down for him.

He also isn't picking up in the small individual contributions. I know he only hobnobs with the rich folks in Charlotte and Washington, but many of those folks can't vote for him. I've written about this before and I'll add a link as soon as I'm back at the main computer.

The big increase for Hayes has come from his friends in congress and his connections with big business. PAC money is up by about $170K over this time last cycle. I'll give a more detailed analysis a bit later.

The bad, bad news for Hayes is that his total individual contributions are down by over $60k from this time last cycle and that is after a joint fundraiser with the NCGOP executive committee that brought in about $191K. Man, that must suck.

All in all, Hayes has enough money to bury Larry. He had enough money to bury Beth Troutman and Chris Kouri too. While he did a little better than scraping by, he didn't bury either one of them and he spent almost every penny he had raised in each campaign. Basically, I don't think Hayes can raise enough money this time. It's just a gut feeling, but my gut has been pretty accurate in the past.

Here is a list (incomplete) of all NC candidates in order of the amount of contributions this filing period received from individuals and only individuals. This does not include loans or PAC money. Also, if a candidate's filing is not on the main summary page yet it is not included. I will add those numbers as the FEC includes them on the main summary page.

Vernon Robinson, R, NC-13 - $518,665
Brad Miller, D, NC-13 -$190,276
Heath Shuler, D, NC-11 - $154,506
Robin Hayes, R, NC-08 - $114,161
Patrick McHenry,R, NC-10 - $101,672
Virginia Foxx, R, NC-05 - $96,309
Sue Myrick, R, NC-09 - $89,564
Charles Taylor, R, NC-11 - $83,419
Larry Kissell, D, NC-08 - $67,309
Bob Etheridge, D, NC-02 - $51,135
Mike McIntyre,D, NC-07 - $44,975
David Price, D, NC-04 - $30,312
Walter Jones, R, NC-03 - $27, 865
Dan Mansell, R, NC-02 - $22,125
Mel Watt, D, NC-12 - $11,125
G. K. Butterfield, D, NC-01 - $8,200
Steve Acuff, R, NC - 04 - $8,174
Richard Carsner, D, NC-10 - $4566
Howard Coble, R, NC-06 - $2800
Craig Peter Weber, D, NC-03 - $300
Ada Fisher, R, NC-12 - $0
Roger Sharpe, D, NC-05 - $NA
Rory Blake, D, NC-06 - $NA
Shirley Davis, R, NC-07 - $NA
Bill Glass, D, NC-09 - $NA

Cash on Hand

Mike McIntyre,D, NC-07 - $1,318,014
Robin Hayes, R, NC-08 - $1,207,814
Howard Coble, R, NC-06 - $766,798
Virginia Foxx, R, NC-05 - $740,614
Heath Shuler, D, NC-11 - $668,745
Bob Etheridge, D, NC-02 - $649,285
Brad Miller, D, NC-13 - $540,737
Vernon Robinson, R, NC-13 - $426,347
Walter Jones, R, NC-03 - $359,543
Sue Myrick, R, NC-09 - $357,285
Patrick McHenry,R, NC-10 - $276,147
Charles Taylor, R, NC-11 - $237,924
Mel Watt, D, NC-12 - $191,447
David Price, D, NC-04 - $147,654
Larry Kissell, D, NC-08 - $79,453
Steve Acuff, R, NC - 04 - $20,862
Dan Mansell, R, NC-02 - $17,316
Richard Carsner, D, NC-10 - $3,300
Craig Peter Weber, D, NC-03 - $714
Ada Fisher, R, NC-12 - $52
Roger Sharpe, D, NC-05 - $NA
Rory Blake, D, NC-06 - $NA
Shirley Davis, R, NC-07 - $NA
Bill Glass, D, NC-09 - $NA

Comments

I'll go with your gut anyday.

Good morning, dear. And thanks for the thoughtful analysis. If I were the Flopper, I'd be scared shitless right now.

Just imagine you're a rich old weasel doing such a half-assed job in Congress that a majority of people in your district think you suck. And THEN imagine that you have to reach into your checkbook and write a seven-figure check just to hold on to your seat.

I bet this is what Haye's is thinking.

I hate government.
I hate my constituents.
They hate me.
Now I'm s'posed to blow a million bucks still might lose?
No way.
I'ma flipping.
I'ma flopping.
I'ma outta here.

Dear Robin:

WHERE'S THE PICTURE WITH BUSH ON JULY 4th? PROVE YOU WERE THERE,
OTHERWISE, YOU'RE PROVING WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW. THAT YOU'RE A LIAR AS WELL AS A FLIP-FLOPPER.

I thought of something else

Hayes isn't having to compete with Bush and Dole for contributions this time around, so individual contributions should be up for Hayes and they aren't...they're down.

I'm trying not to spin toooo hard. :)



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What? No link? Ah'C'Mon!

225k is respectable but not nearly enough. A million dollars will be a good target at this point.

I'll go check out Shuler/Taylor numbers...

Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us

I'm on the laptop

and I hate working on the laptop....I'll add a linky just for you though Screwy.



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Larry Kissell raised more than Charles Taylor

I'm laughing right now. Taylor only beat Kissell in PAC money. I only offer this morsel b/c Taylor is an incumbent.

I don't see Shuler's report yet.



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No he didn't...like I said

Gotta finish two cups...at least!



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Vernon Robinson doesn't have his report in yet

and his FEC file is just a mess...really, it's a mess. Even experienced candidates get requests from FEC to provide additional information. Robinson's filings are just a mess.



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Vernon's was in last night, facts on Kissell a little skewed

Waiting to see if my predictions, I stayed up last night waiting for Robinson to post, which he did. More or less, I'm happy to say, I was pretty on the money. Robinson raised more than Miller but has less cash on hand.

As for Kissell, you made a statement saying he had raised almost as much as Miller had in individual contributions. That's not the case, unfortunately. Miller raised $190,000 in individual contributions this quarter and over $534,000 for the cycle. Kissell has raised $67,000 for the quarter and $142,000 overall for the cycle. Not quite as close as you hint to (again, unfortunately).

Kissell has raised $178,000 overall, from PACs and indivuals combined. Now that we are past predictions for this reporting period, let me make one for the current reporting period, which ends September 30: Kissell will more than double the overall amount he has raised. Between his grassroots campaign, the support of other NC politicians like Brad Miller, and a growing team of fundraisers, Kissellmania will continue to grow exponentially. Let's hope it's enough.

I had already changed that information

Updating as I go along....and if you look closely you can probably see that I simply was comparing Larry's $178, unintentionally, of course.

Also....um...I started the piece with "let the spin begin" and ended it with ....That should have given you a great big hint how the piece was going to go.



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As you can see here, Robinson's filing is not included on his main summary page. I'm glad you found it, but the FEC still hasn't added several to that list.



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Thomas,

The easiest thing to do is to go here This will pull up images of all reports candidates are required to file. Put in a last name and it will pull up a list. Let me know if you have any trouble.



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Thomas..here you go

Walter's summary page I like to look at scans of the actual filings. They are harder to read, but I like to see exactly how they were entered. There are easier ways to do searches and other sites, but I prefer going straight to the main report instead of information someone else has culled. Then, the only mistakes will be mine. As you can see above, Obidiah found reports that had been filed, but the FEC hasn't listed in the summary page yet. It took a lot of trial and error for me to get the feel for the site and I still get lost sometimes.



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Oh!

I've done the failure to scroll down thing.



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Screwy, it is exciting

I was very happy to see that.



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Sadly, it does appear that way

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Exactly

see my front page article. If Weber had been able to raise, say $40,000 then Jones would have to stay at home and fight him. Is anyone in his district? Is Weber on the news, in the paper, making waves at least?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I'm in NC-03...

And if I weren't writing the Onslow County Politics web-log, I wouldn't know who Craig Weber is.

The good news is that I haven't seen any ads for any candidate, except the NC Senate District 6. I've seen 5 or 6 signs for incumbant Harry Brown.

The bad news is that I haven't seen anything for any Democrats in any race.

Thomas S. Brock
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Thomas

What have YOU done today to make the world a better place?

Summertime blues

Most people never want to think about politics, it's too depressing. Some think about politics all the time. Like me. I didn't find too many people out on the beach today who has fall elections on their minds.

Plus, isn't Jones like a minor deity around these parts?

Some Worship Walla B...

Others demonize him. His switch years ago from Dem (His daddy was a Dem too) to Rep to win the district lost him a lot of moderate Dem support...

He's clearly been playing politics recently with the new anti-war stance (that he hasn't talked about for a while...).

As an aside, Anglico, how many people did you ask? :)

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Thomas

What have YOU done today to make the world a better place?

Hmmmmm

Now that I think it through:

The guy fishing wanted to talk about fishing.
The turtle lady wanted to talk about turtles.
The bicyclist wanted to talk about bicycles.
The women from West Virginia wanted to talk about water noodles.

I bet I could have gotten them to talk about politics if I'd tried. Maybe I'm the one who has the summertime blues.

I bet that was the same turtle lady

who came and talked to us while we were at Emerald Isle last year....that is where you are, right?



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Updated Cash on Hand

I noticed something funny, though. For a candidate who isn't facing serious opposition McHenry is going through a lot of money. No offense intended to Richard Carsner, I'm sure he's a great guy and would make a great representative.



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giving to other candidates, campaigns?

Exactly why we need a strong candidate in his district.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I'll be checking out his expenses later

It just struck me as odd that he would go through that much money.



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Tidbits

S.D. got me looking and I found a few interesting things.

1. Alex Lee, Inc. is a major food distributor in the southeast. They seem to own Lowe's food, MDI, and IFH. They are located in Hickory and gives $1000 a month to Republican candidates, including Mark Kennedy, Jon Kyl, Rick Santorum, John Boehner, Trent Lott AND $5000 to Charles Taylor so far this year. Moral - Don't Buy Goods From These Three Companies.

2. There is a reason we are all getting f**ked by big banks like Bank of America. Check out those expenditures for ONE MONTH. $63,500 for ONE MONTH!!! We felt so good raising $25,000 for Larry...okay, by we I mean I showed up...but you can see what an uphill battle we face when corporations can more or less BUY influence. $63,500 for the month of June.

3. Patrick McHenry isn't spending his money locally. He seems to travel quite a bit and spends a lot of money raising money. He has given funds to some out of state races, but none to NC races.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Wow Robert...

I guess McHenry is helping others raise money on some of these trips. I don't know, but it will be interesting to find out.

Amazing what you will learn looking through these filings. BOA does give some money to Dems doesn't it?

I honestly hadn't thought about tracking some of the local companies. What a great idea. We should start our own BuyBlueNC list.



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Buy Blue...

I've already got a list of restaurants that I'm boycotting because they don't have effective smoke-free areas...Adding Lowes Foods to the boycott list isn't going to make my wife happy, but...

Sometimes, we do the hard things because they're the right things to do.

It's late and I'm on my way to bed, but tomorrow, I'll list the organizations that have donated to Congressman Jones.

Is there a way to search by corporations that donate?

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Thomas

What have YOU done today to make the world a better place?

Thomas...Lemme see if I can find

a quick and easy link. I haven't searched in a while. I think it might be the same link as an individual search.



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Jones (NC-03) Corporate Donations Pt 1

As promised...

Action Committee for Rural Electrification $1500
AFLAC Incorporated PAC $2000
Americans Banking Assoc PAC $1000
American Bankers Assoc PAC $5000
Build PAC of the Natl Assoc of Home Builders $1000
Federal Manager's Assoc PAC $500
Natl Active and Retired Fed Employees Assoc APC $2000
Natl Assoc of Ins and Fin Advisors PAC $2000
NC Farm Bureau Federation INC PAC $1000
PAC of the Amer Assoc of Orthopaedic Surgeons $802.50
Realtors PAC $1000
SandHills PAC $1654.20
SandHills PAC $2114.10
SandHills PAC $2000
Trea Senior Citizens League INC PAC $1000

Doesn't look like too much scum, but you know, those senior citizen's PACs can be squirelly!!

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Thomas

What have YOU done today to make the world a better place?

Here's a surprise on Hayes' filing

A disbursement from Hayes to James Goodnight in Cary. I assume that is this James Goodnight? I would have thought SAS was more Democratic than that. But, WOW WAS I WRONG!!!

He's given over $180,000 and all of it is to Republicans. Including $80,000 in soft money to the RNC.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Equal opportunity donor

Like a lot of individuals, businesses and PACs, Goodnight gives predominantly to Democrats in-state and Republicans at the federal level. I think it is a matter of business and incumbency more than a matter of politics. For instance he gives to Burr and Dole but also Price and Etheridge.

I hate to disagree, but here are Goodnight's donations...

There is not a single donation to Democrats. Not one.

RNC REPUBLICAN NATIONAL STATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

06/28/2000 80000.00 20035763553

VIA SUE MYRICK FOR CONGRESS

04/16/2001 1000.00 21990338464

ALLEN, GEORGE
VIA FRIENDS OF GEORGE ALLEN

03/31/2005 500.00 25020143158

NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

06/04/1999 5000.00 99034710623

SMITH, ROBERT C
VIA BOB SMITH FOR U S SENATE

02/12/2002 1000.00 22020191051

BURR, RICHARD M
VIA RICHARD BURR COMMITTEE

06/06/2003 2000.00 23020253067

10/16/2004 2000.00 24021091858

BURR, RICHARD
VIA RICHARD BURR COMMITTEE, THE

09/26/2002 600.00 22991969740

MCHENRY, PATRICK TIMOTHY

VIA MCHENRY FOR CONGRESS

10/25/2004 1000.00 24991461808

MYRICK, SUE

VIA SUE MYRICK FOR CONGRESS

09/10/2002 1000.00 23990674089

07/08/2003 2000.00 23992065045

08/31/2004 2000.00 24971675615

10/12/2005 2000.00 26970038651

NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

09/13/2001 5000.00 22991188156

FOXX, VIRGINIA

VIA VIRGINIA FOXX FOR CONGRESS

09/23/2004 500.00 24962437493

DOLE, ELIZABETH H

VIA ELIZABETH DOLE COMMITTEE INC

12/03/2001 1000.00 22020291674

MCCONNELL, MITCH

VIA MCCONNELL SENATE COMMITTEE '08

06/10/2002 1000.00 22020440026

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

06/28/2000 20000.00 20035762242

ROBERG, THOMAS H

VIA ROBERG FOR CONGRESS

12/17/1997 1000.00 98032622423

04/28/1998 1000.00 98033353303

BUSH, GEORGE W

VIA BUSH FOR PRESIDENT INC.

06/25/1999 1000.00 99034571512

PAGE, DAN E

VIA DAN PAGE FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE

08/25/1998 1000.00 98033501830

08/25/1998 1000.00 98033501830

SHUSTER, BUD

VIA BUD SHUSTER FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE

06/08/2000 1000.00 20035780423

WARD, JESS

VIA WARD FOR CONGRESS

11/29/1999 1000.00 20035172707

FAIRCLOTH, DUNCAN M

VIA FAIRCLOTH FOR SENATE COMMITTEE 1998

09/09/1997 1000.00 98020021872
09/09/1997 1000.00 98020021872

DOLE, ELIZABETH H

VIA ELIZABETH DOLE COMMITTEE INC

10/12/2002 1000.00 22020832051

NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE

07/28/2004 2500.00 24962205192

07/28/2004 2500.00 24962205191

BUSH, GEORGE W

VIA BUSH-CHENEY '04 (PRIMARY), INC

07/24/2003 2000.00 23992053978

MCINTYRE, MIKE

VIA MIKE MCINTYRE FOR CONGRESS

11/18/2003 1000.00 24990093304

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE; THE

03/31/2004 5000.00 24990974005

03/08/2005 5000.00 25970776357

ETHERIDGE, BOB

VIA BOB ETHERIDGE FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE

02/22/2002 1000.00 22990660936

06/29/2004 2000.00 24961735348

HASTERT, DENNIS J.

VIA HASTERT FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE

09/13/2003 1000.00 23992043275

GRANT, CAROLYN W

VIA CAROLYN GRANT FOR CONGRESS

10/21/2002 1000.00 22993003432

BUSH, GEORGE W

VIA BUSH-CHENEY 2000 COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE INC.

12/17/1999 500.00 20990090681

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE; THE

03/27/2006 5000.00 26950024784

FOXX, VIRGINIA

VIA VIRGINIA FOXX FOR CONGRESS

06/30/2003 500.00 23991388454

DICK ARMEY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

07/06/2000 500.00 20036170736

BUSINESS LEADERS SALUTE FAIRCLOTH

10/23/1998 15000.00 98034011388

NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

10/23/1998 15000.00 99034354528

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Goodnight and..

Etheridge is in there (but the Price donation was his wife's, not his, sorry).

I do think he's basically conservative at the federal level and cynical at the state level. Then again, I'm cynical at the state level also.

Right, I missed

McIntyre and Etheridge (see below).
I've gone to the NC site and I can't find a way to search by donor, only by candidate.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

NC Data

For State campaigns FollowTheMoney.org is the best way to track donors but a few caveats. It relies on state data files which are not complete and is vulnerable to entry errors and spelling errors. You won't catch all the money but it will send you in the right direction. The "Image" files at the SBOE are the most accurate. Also there is no information yet for 05/06.

thanks.

This could take up my whole day if I let it. He split his money about 55/45 Dem/Rep in 2004. But, I wonder what the split is for Republicans running against a Democrat versus Democrat running versus a Republican? In other words, did he give Democrats in open seat races funds, but focused his Republican giving on contested seats.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Greg....

You had the right idea about tracking Robinson's contributions. Do you know if there's a way to download the data into a spreadsheet to quickly get a visual of where the donations are coming from? They seem to come from everywhere except North Carolina and most are from retired folks. It is the oddest thing. I'd like to get a copy of the letter he's sending to get money from these people.



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SoDem...

I'll look into the download issue more but Opensecrets.org is the easiest way to do that. It's couple of months behind but easy to sift through. You can search by State and Zip code of donors.

Yup...love OpenSecrets

I guess I wanted the most recent information now...you know...lack of patience and all.



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Recent info

I haven't tried it but it seems you can import to MS Access but I think you might get too much data.

Download Detailed Files by Election Cycle and is explained here:

Working with Downloadable FEC Data Files Using MS Access

You can use this other route for individual campaigns but I think it's tedious, and if you use Excel to cut and paste the address fields are not separated from the donor.

I eyeballed Robinson donors. About one out of ten donors are NC, the other 9 out of state. Many are retired and many have multiple contributions, some on same date, especially large contributions. I can't figure it out unless there is a deliberate attempt to milk accounts with duplicate billing. Small multiple donations generally increase in size which suggests telemarketing pressure once they are on the hook. Speaking of hooks, it seems fishy to me.

Re Vern

I got a mailing a while back that went straight to the round file but if I remember right it was like this standard letter. He really doesn't have anything else to say.

Here's something similar that is more current: Message from Vernon Robinson

The closest thing to a cover letter I've seen is this 2003 from Tancredo

Well..

Bob Etheridge and Mike McIntire are Dems. Other than that, that is a pretty scary list of right wingers and nutcases.

Oops...

In my head I replaced McIntyre with McHenry. Etheridge just....slipped my mind. Not sure what that says about his leadership. :)

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Leadership?

Hmmmm. There's an interesting idea.

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