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Old 07-18-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Reality
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News from The Associated Press (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_REPUBLICANS_MONEY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE =DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-07-18-11-24-16 - broken link)

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee raised $19 million in the past three months but is still $17.5 million in debt.

The committee said Monday that it had raised $36.6 million this year, including $19 million in the second quarter, and had $7.3 million in the bank. RNC chairman Reince Priebus started his term in January with almost $25 million in red ink and has paid down $6.7 million.

The RNC's goal is to build up a fund to give to the party's eventual presidential nominee who will face President Barack Obama and his deep-pocketed re-election campaign.

The Democratic National Committee raised $38 million in the same April-to-June fundraising period. The DNC has $21.4 million in the bank.
Many on the left, especially here on CD claim that Republicans are simply working for their corporate masters and are an extension of large corporations which are hoarding money in this country. If that indeed is true why have the Democrats raised so much more cash so far? If the Koch brothers own the RNC where are there millions? If the RNC is controlled by BP, Monsanto and GE where is all the money to support them in their effort to gain power?

This article basically proves that the Democrats are indeed the party of the very rich and the very poor, the first uses the second of course. How can the Dems claim to be the party of the working man while having $35K a plate fund raisers for Obama?
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Many on the left, especially here on CD claim that Republicans are simply working for their corporate masters...
It speaks more about the fiscal conservative nature of republican party than anything along the lines of left wing claims.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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It speaks more about the fiscal conservative nature of republican party than anything along the lines of left wing claims.
You're right. Hopefully some real conservatives will come along to lead the GOP.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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It speaks more about the fiscal conservative nature of republican party than anything along the lines of left wing claims.
Both parties spend way more than they should, it's just odd that the Dems are collecting tons more cash than the Reps while claiming that Reps get tons of corp. money.
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