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30-07-2017, 06:40 PM
RE: CNN to fearmonger about Russian spies living nextdoor to you
(30-07-2017 04:54 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Don't know where LDH got his numbers from. Here are the current numbers, as of 7.27.17

HOUSE

Democrats have 188 candidates up for re-election and have raised $71,057,241 (Plus the $80 dollars I'm sending in September)

That's 377,964 dollars per candidate.

(30-07-2017 04:54 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Republicans have 226 candidates up for re-election and raised $112,091,367

That's $495,480 per candidate.

(30-07-2017 04:54 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  SENATE

Democrats have 23 up for re-election and raised $81,054,038

That's $3,524, 088 per candidate.

(30-07-2017 04:54 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Republicans have 9 up for re-election and raised $19,598,991

That's $2,177,667 per candidate.

The numbers indicate a locked Congress, assuming that the big spenders come up winners. This is of course simplistic, because it ignores things like tying yourself to a President who is being investigated for foreign collusion, or jobs created. But if the money has it, then the Congress is locked. I'm glad to see the Senate so competitive, for the Dems, because that is where SCOTUS appointees are measured.

(30-07-2017 04:54 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  It's crazy how much money is bandied about in elections, and I mean this from both sides of the isle. It's insane that there isn't some better way to have elections.

There is -- we just refuse to do it. Limit campaign expenditures, and that will of itself limit donations. The smart politician will look at his average donation size as a metric for support, rather than raw dollars.

The other thing we Americans can do is stop watching TV, with its 503 attack ads, and do a little bit of reading. Sad to say I doubt that'll happen.
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30-07-2017, 07:10 PM
RE: CNN to fearmonger about Russian spies living nextdoor to you
(30-07-2017 05:34 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  My neighbors always seem to be Russian around. Consider

Yabut, did Ukraine to watch them?
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