Dole Campaign is out of Money

According to an article in the News & Observer, Elizabeth Dole is now personally financing her failing senate campaign despite having raised around $3 million this quarter.

Dole and her campaign declined to say how much she has pledged to her campaign, but the commitment came recently enough that it won't appear in campaign finance reports due this week.

There is nothing wrong with someone lending their campaign money, but Elizabeth Dole has always touted her ability to raise money. She started this campaign with a huge cash advantage over Kay Hagan and she has drained through that with three weeks left to go in the campaign. Three weeks in politics can be a lifetime.

It can't be helping her campaign that so many Republican pols and pundits across the country have already publicly written Dole off. It sends a clear signal to PACs and big donors that their contributions should be directed to someone else. Dole had this to say:

"You get such a lot coming at you and spending a great deal of time raising money -- there just comes a point when you feel like you need to put some skin in the game," Dole said.

Right, Liddy. That point comes when the coffers are bare, nothing is coming in and the NRSC has moved on to a candidate that has a chance of winning. If Freedom's Watch gives up on Dole, she might as well start cleaning out her office.

The Hagan campaign hasn't released her numbers, but if you check ActBlue daily like I do, there have been very few days where Kay Hagan's fundraising page isn't included as one of the hot pages of the day or week. The DSCC isn't showing signs of letting up or running out of money.

If you didn't think Dole was in trouble before, now do you believe me?

You know what? While we're at it, let's put another nail in that coffin.

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I'll throw down my $20 if . . .

If a lurking BlueNC reader will take the trouble to log in and reply to this comment I'll go to ActBlue and get us one tick closer to 10,000 donors for Kay.

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We're now 54 away from 10k donors.

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McCain - The Third Bush Term

Please be fair

Equal time people.

To donate to the Campaign to Nowhere,

Another thing she ain't got

She ain't go no momentum, neither.

Dole has never looked so pathetic and I can't deny enjoying the spectacle.

I suppose this down to the wire point in the season has got a lot us in the old nature-red-in-tooth-and-claw frame of mind.

Is it just me, or isn't there a great big ole braid of tension enveloping the nation from the economic nose dive, the viciousness of the Presidential race, and the approach of winter with higher than ever fuel costs?

Gulp. For Halloween I wanna be a sea serpent and head for the bottom of the ocean.

No, it's not just you bru'

I can almost feel the tension wrapped around me like a giant sea serpent. Off topic but, did you see the 3D IMAX movie about sea monsters? awesome.

It's a mighty shame the McCain campaign thinks it's OK to sanction these nasty ads and stoke up people's fear and loathing the way Palin does. How can anyone believe he puts country before self when he claims to know where BinLaden is but won't tell unless he's elected?

A caller on C-Span this morning made this comment:

I just want people to look at the crowds at the McCain rallies. These are angry, hate filled people. Then, look at the crowds at the Obama rallies. Everyone together and happy.

Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

RNC urged to dump McCain

the NRSC has dumped Dole and now the RNC is being urged to dump McCain. When the Republican party firewalls are in North Dakota and West Virginia we are looking good. Now, to finish.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Libby needs a job

Please find it in your hearts to help libby find a job (although she could careless if you have one). She has skills such as avoiding voters, yipping for GWB, she is somewhat forgetful like she forgets veterans, those who live in the the state she supposedly ran and was elected in (no not Kansas, North Carolina). Oh yeah and she forget get how to get home too (no not the Watergate, North Carolina).

Has anyone seen Liz?

The essence of trade unionism is social uplift. The labor movement has been the haven for the dispossessed, the despised, the neglected, the downtrodden, the poor.--A. Phillip Randolph

Re: Has anyone seen Liddy?

Can't say that I have.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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