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When You Go Back to Work Tomorrow, Congress Will Be…

…out of session. Both the House and Senate will fail to reconvene tomorrow. It’s not like there are any problems that need solving right away, right?

We shouldn’t assume that Representatives and Senators won’t be busy this week, however. Special meetings in which members of Congress listen to big money donors are popular at this [...]

The Money-Driven Life

Dishonesty, bigotry, greed, waste, and an inability to accept responsibility. If those are the elements of his “Purpose-Drive Life”, I can understand why attendance at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church is dwindling as of late. [...]

War on Christmas Just Not a Good Fundraising Tool Anymore

Google searches for “War on Christmas” by year:

The use of the supposed “War on Christmas” as a fundraising meme has only ever been remarkable for three weeks of each December over the past four years, and it’s on the wane. Searches for the term are down 40% this year from the same time [...]

Fundraising: Maine No on 1 Blows Anti-Gay Forces Out of the Water

November 3, Mainers go to the polls and vote on whether to reject Maine’s new same-sex marriage law. Fundraising totals for the third quarter of 2009 are out for the NO on 1 and YES on 1 forces. The main Maine NO on 1 organization, NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality, has raised more [...]

How Serious Are the Maine Green Candidates for Governor?

Two members of the Maine Green Independent Party have registered as candidates in the 2010 election for Governor of Maine: Lynne Williams of Bar Harbor and Patrick Quinlan of Gorham. The Bangor Daily News mentions both candidates in its consideration of 2010 third-party potential, and In Green Party Watch breathlessly asks, “Will we have a [...]

Republican Candidate for Governor Enjoys Record-Breaking Fundraising Success With Himself

Republican real estate developer and candidate for governor of Maine Bruce Poliquin announced a stunning success in fundraising yesterday with the raising of $160,000 for his 2010 campaign… from himself. “It was a long and hard slog to reach this point,” explained Poliquin in a Bangor news conference. “When I was first asked to contribute [...]

Mary Jo Kilroy: No Communication on Policy, Prompt Communication on Fundraising

You may recall that starting last year and continuing this spring, I’ve asked you to contact your members of Congress in order to find out their position regarding warrantless surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act and to nudge them toward taking action to reform FISA law. If you haven’t done so already, please read up [...]

The Original Christmas Cross: Now for Home Use!

Ever eager to make America a more Biblical land, the American Family Association has finally given up on its project of reshaping Florida to look like Judea. There just weren’t enough backhoes. The AFA’s backup plan: to sell “the Original Christmas Cross” at a low, low price of just $82. There’s more than one of [...]

Obama Fundraising Slows Down: What Happens When You Disrespect Core Values

Well golly, gosh and gee whizzikers. Barack Obama is raising less money than his campaign expected. Apparently his fundraising stopped meeting expectations shortly after his primary victory in the early summer.

Hmm. Something else happened then, too. What was it? Hmm. I’ll remember any minute now…

… oh, right. Right after he secured a primary [...]