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4 State Parties Sign Fund-Raising Pacts With Clinton Campaign

The Sanders people are upset about this http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251547069 The NYT article is at http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/08/25/4-state-parties-sign-victory-fund-pacts-with-clinton-campaign/

In 2014, the Texas Democratic Party had such an agreement with Wendy Davis. I have forwarded this article to three or four members of the Texas Democratic Party executive committee. As some point, I bet that the Texas Democratic Party will enter into a similar arrangement with the Clinton campaign.

If you know people in your state party's leadership, suggest this idea.

Rand Paul sells Kentucky GOP on presidential caucus

Source: Washington Post

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) avoided a major headache Saturday after Kentucky Republican Party approved a rule change that would allow him to run for president while seeking reelection to his Senate seat.

"I applaud the Republican Party of Kentucky on their decision to hold a caucus in the upcoming Republican presidential cycle," Paul said in a statement. "The people of Kentucky deserve a voice as the GOP chooses their next nominee, and holding a caucus will ensure that Kentucky is relevant and participates early in the process."

The party's central committee approved Kentucky's first-ever presidential caucus for March 5, 2016. The vote was 111 to 36, a stronger showing than expected, after a drama that took most of the day -- ending just 20 minutes before the meeting had to end. Two-third of the central committee were needed to approve the caucus.

Paul himself attended the vote at Frankfort, Kentucky's Capital Plaza, lobbying in person for the right to remain a 2016 candidate without further turmoil. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has endorsed his colleague's presidential bid, endorsed the caucus, and dispatched his state director to say so at the meeting.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/08/22/rand-paul-caucus-set-for-march/



If the Kentucky GOP had not agreed, then Rand Paul would have to drop out of the POTUS race Now Paul has to pay for the caucus when his fundraising has been weak.

Jeb Bush Super PAC Sends Mailer To 86,000 Iowans With Jebís Head Photoshopped Onto A Black Body

Jeb is making a ton of unforced errors. Evidently the super pac is worried that Jeb is a wimp and wanted him to look more buff. The photo shop effort failed http://thinkprogress.org/election/2015/08/21/3694173/jeb-bush-super-pac-sends-mailer-to-86000-iowans-with-jebs-head-photoshopped-onto-a-black-body/

Jeb Bush has been lagging in the polls, trailing Donald Trump by a wide margin nationally and in early states.
Nevertheless, heís still considered one of the most likely eventual nominees by pundits and political experts. One reason why is his Super PAC, Right To Rise, which has raised over $100 million, dwarfing his competitors.

But having money is one thing. Spending it wisely is another.

Yesterday, Right To Rise announced they were sending a mailer to 86,000 Iowa households touting Bushís candidacy.

A closer examination, however, shows that the flier features Jebís head photoshopped onto a black manís body. In the flier, one of Jebís hands clearly belongs to a black man.

This will be fun to laugh at

Jeb Bush Super PAC Sends Mailer To 86,000 Iowans With Jebís Head Photoshopped Onto A Black Body

Source: Think Progress

Jeb Bush has been lagging in the polls, trailing Donald Trump by a wide margin nationally and in early states.
Nevertheless, heís still considered one of the most likely eventual nominees by pundits and political experts. One reason why is his Super PAC, Right To Rise, which has raised over $100 million, dwarfing his competitors.

But having money is one thing. Spending it wisely is another.

Yesterday, Right To Rise announced they were sending a mailer to 86,000 Iowa households touting Bushís candidacy.''



Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2015/08/21/3694173/jeb-bush-super-pac-sends-mailer-to-86000-iowans-with-jebs-head-photoshopped-onto-a-black-body/



Jeb is making a ton of unforced errors

My County Party Chair had interesting/bizarre expierence

I live in Texas in a suburb of Houston and my county party chair (the husband of Juanita Jean) went to a Sanders event at the University of Houston. The reaction of the local paper to this event was bizarre but saya a great deal about Texas http://www.democraticunderground.com/107827740 I like Sanders but I am supporting Hillary in large part because I know how Texas would react to Sanders being the nominee

COMMENTARY: Thereís No Room for Socialism in Fort Bend County

I live in Fort Bend and I am friends with Juanita Jean and her husband (aka Bubba) who is my county democratic party chair. Both Juanita Jean and Bubba are on the SDEC and so are staying neutral as to any fight between Hillary Clinton, Sanders or O'Malley. Bubba went to the Bernie Sanders event last month at the University of Houston and the reaction of the local Fort Bend paper to this says a great deal about how Sanders would play in Texas (hint the word socialist does not play well in Texas) http://www.fortbendstar.com/2015/08/05/theres-no-room-for-socialism-in-fort-bend-county/

Bankston, for his part, said heís just towing the party line, not endorsing a candidate and would attend a rally if any of the Democratic presidential candidates came to town.

ďAs to Senator Sanders, I donít worry about labels Ė that is the job of Fox News,Ē Bankston said...

The Democrats havenít expressed the same type of disdain for Americaís Most Popular Socialist.
Fort Bend has become one of the strongest economic counties in America due to a robust economy, boosted by a free market.

If the County remains Republican or features a mix of Republicans or Democrats, that momentum can continue.
But Fort Bend canít sustain itís success with any type of Socialism, so why even give such a candidate credence by attending his event and posting ďFeel The BernĒ to thousands on social media?

Again, while I like Sanders I do not think that he is electable and the concept of socialism really did not play well in my part of Texas.
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