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There’s a trick to getting PAC money. You have to have done things that show you are interested in their issue. A PAC isn’t a company. It’s people within the company that donate. I’ve been pleased with the percentage that is glad to have me back there.
U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming), with a pretty simple explanation of how things work in Washington—do what special interest PAC donors like and you’ll be rewarded for it. (Billings Gazette)

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“Twenty-six senators raced in and out of the Ronald Reagan Republican Center last week with varying enthusiasm for a most-often-dreaded, but necessary, activity: fundraising.
"Inside the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s marathon call day, even the GOP’s weakest fundraisers were on hand to dial for dollars to help the party gain the net six seats necessary to win the majority."

(Via Roll Call)
Photo: Senators dialed for dollars during a NRSC fundraising drive last week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
 

Twenty-six senators raced in and out of the Ronald Reagan Republican Center last week with varying enthusiasm for a most-often-dreaded, but necessary, activity: fundraising.

"Inside the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s marathon call day, even the GOP’s weakest fundraisers were on hand to dial for dollars to help the party gain the net six seats necessary to win the majority."

(Via Roll Call)

Photo: Senators dialed for dollars during a NRSC fundraising drive last week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

 

Filed under Senate NRSC fundraising 2014

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It’s a permanent campaign for re-election:

Despite questions about donor fatigue and notable super PAC bets on losing candidates in 2012, independent group campaign spending is off to the fastest start ever in next year’s Senate races, according to campaign finance records. The onslaught of spending is forcing candidates like Pryor to start campaigning earlier than ever, pushing the election calendar farther back and propelling incumbents and their challengers to raise even more money to start their campaigns early.

(Via HuffPost)

Filed under Senate fundraising campaignfinance 2014

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2012’s biggest donor is gearing up for 2014:

"A political donation of $32,400 may seem like couch change for Sheldon Adelson, the casino executive with a $27.9 billion net worth who gave tens of millions of dollars to Republicans during the 2012 election.

"Yet $32,400 is the maximum annual amount an individual can donate to a national party committee like the National Republican Congressional Committee. House Republicans’ campaign arm surely was happy to bank that payment from Adelson and a matching amount from his wife, Miriam, on April 16."

Filed under big donors Sheldon Adelson 2014

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It seems fitting that Mitch McConnell would have his ‘2014 kickoff’ at a lobbyist fundraiser in Washington, D.C. – those are the people he spends the most time representing.
Public Campaign Action Fund Executive Director David Donnelly, on Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) “2014 kickoff” fundraiser in DC with a bunch of lobbyists. (Courier-Journal)

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