Dems vastly outraise GOP in money contributions this election, and still are going to lose big

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    Dems vastly outraise GOP in money contributions this election, and still are going to lose big

    Let's see....Harry Reid demonizes the Koch Brothers, and wants to repeal the First Amendment so that government bureaucrats will decide who can contribute their time and money to an election, because "big money" campaign contributions equals corruption.


     


    In the meantime, though, the Dems take big money from special interests such as unions and trial lawyers, as well as green energy billionaires who will directly benefit from more Dem green energy handouts....


    Dems outraise their opposition by a huge amount.....


    And they are still going to lose, BIG....


     


    Doesnt that kind of show their simplistic claim that "money contributions buy elections" to be bogus? Must we repeal the First Amendment based on a false claim, that all voters are mindless drones who are mesmerized by attack ads on TV? 


    Thanks, Dems, for disproving your own point.


    The Hill:


     


    Democrats on Capitol Hill have vastly out-raised Republicans on the campaign trail this election cycle.


     


    But the financial advantage has hardly put the Democrats in the driver's seat ahead of the looming midterms. Instead, the party is fighting merely to survive November with its thin Senate majority – and a respectable House minority – intact.


     


    For all the focus and energy the parties place on fundraising, the Democrats' dilemma suggests that campaign cash ultimately has a limited influence on voters and elections.


     


    Indeed, a slew of other factors – including the GOP's shrewd 2010 redistricting efforts; the voter apathy that often accompanies the midterm cycle; and the unpopularity of President Obama, particularly in many battleground districts – appear ready to trump much of the advantage the Democrats' deep campaign coffers might have afforded them in a different year.


     


    "The Democrats have a problem that money can't really fix," David Wasserman, an analyst with the Cook Political Report, an online election handicapper, said Friday. "They have to win over very Republican turf to gain seats, and those voters just aren't available to candidates with a 'D' next to their name."


    The DCCC, for instance, has brought in $136.2 million this cycle through July, according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), versus $109.4 million for the NRCC. The DCCC's advantage comes even as Republicans outnumber Democrats 233 to 199 in the lower chamber. 


    Across the Capitol, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has gained a similar edge, claiming receipts totaling $103.5 million this cycle – $27 million more than the $76.5 million raised by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) over the same span.


    Still, the Democrats in both chambers face a steep climb in November. House Democrats need to net 17 seats to win back the Speaker's gavel – a goal that looks highly unlikely in the face of hostile political winds.


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    Re: Dems vastly outraise GOP in money contributions this election, and still are going to lose big

    The Republicans control the House of Representatives.

    Perhaps they can offer some legislation outlawing campaign bribery and replacing it with public campaign financing and pass it to the Senate for approval who can hand it to the President for signature.

     
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    Re: Dems vastly outraise GOP in money contributions this election, and still are going to lose big

    CLC: As much as you want them to fall on their sword, they aren't going to simply refuse to raise campaign funds on principle.

     
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    Re: Dems vastly outraise GOP in money contributions this election, and still are going to lose big

    Indeed, a slew of other factors – including the GOP's shrewd illegal 2010 redistricting efforts ...

     

    Judge strikes down Florida congressional redistricting maps

    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/7/10/florida_legislature_.html

    Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Redistricting

    http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/12679/federal-court-strikes-down-texas-redistricting

    Court strikes down GOP (Wisconsin) redistricting, orders just 2 districts redrawn

    Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/on-politics/court-strikes-down-gop-redistricting-orders-just-districts-redrawn/article_f149e054-7429-11e1-a230-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz3BQJD9sq7

     
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    Re: Dems vastly outraise GOP in money contributions this election, and still are going to lose big

    It's all grandmothers sending in their sock money and girl scouts their cookie sale funds (where it's still legal) doncha know.

     

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