Big GOP donors are holding back on 2012

  • Article by: MELANIE MASON and MATEA GOLD , Chicago Tribune
  • Updated: April 23, 2011 - 7:06 PM

Fundraisers who filled Republican coffers in the 2008 presidential race aren't rushing forward with money.

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hobie2Apr. 24, 11 1:28 AM

Real estate developer GOP contributors... maybe they don't have too much cash to give after their theories about economics tanked, and now they are immersed in reality, trying to keep their companies afloat?

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gener7Apr. 24, 11 7:37 AM

Duh, they've got about 20 people to pick from and the only one with a prayer of winning, the christian right won't get behind because he's a mormon. So why put a lot of cash behind a bunch of losers.

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geezer70Apr. 24, 1112:59 PM

Gotta agree with gener7. When the GOP still doesn't have a viable candidate, why would anyone be donating money?

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johneramone4Apr. 24, 11 8:23 PM

When the GOP still doesn't have a viable candidate, why would anyone be donating money? .....Considering the popularity (or rather lack of popularity) our our current President. Virtually anyone is a viable candidate.

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swimraftApr. 25, 1112:08 AM

The final candidate will get plenty of $10, $20, and $50 contributions. The middle class is sick and tired of what's happending to our country.

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ibzrguitarsApr. 25, 11 5:23 AM

Ashner: Come on, throw your bets on Trump or Bachmann. Listen to Johner. Anybody could beat BHO. Oh wait.....if the GOP fund raiser admits this following quote....."In order to raise money I have to feel the world will come to an end..and I just don't feel that way." Looks like we have more talented fundraisers for the Big O, a.k.a. Barry. Hussein. Obama : )

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jwblackApr. 25, 1110:58 AM

And tomorrow I'm looking forward to a story on big money donors to democrats...

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ljfromminApr. 25, 1112:45 PM

Last election cycle no one had even heard of Obama yet.

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ointmentApr. 25, 11 5:45 PM

Smart Americans don't throw money at losers. When Bush III shows up the money will flow like a flood on the Red.

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xmnxnicexApr. 26, 11 2:34 PM

I'd much rather see a grassroots backed candidate get the GOP nomination than one backed by ultra-wealthy donors. They can donate their money to charity. Let us choose our own candidate without corporate influence.

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