Money Race: Himes Raises $520K

The great Connecticut Bob is reporting that Jim Himes will announce that he’s raised over $520,000 this quarter, and that he’ll have raised over a million dollars total sixteen months ahead of the 2010 election.

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8 responses to “Money Race: Himes Raises $520K

  1. Money isn’t everything.

    If the voters are fed up with the Democrats in Washington by 2010, all the money in the world won’t save Himes from being defeated by John McKinney.

  2. AndersonScooper

    Money isn’t everything, I agree.

    But what happens to McKinney’s future once he runs against Himes, in an off-year, yet loses by ten points? (Cafero says that’s the end of the road!)

    McKinney’s big problem is the GOP’s unpopularity here in Connecticut. That combined with his stalwart backing of the party line. Had John actually broken from the hieraerchy on a few key issues, he might have a real base of independents to build on.

    Instead he’s toe’ed the line, and because of his lack of courage, most people see him as Joe generic Republican.

    Before you wingers scream “Unfair”, please name several incidences where John has stood against his party.

    Problem is, you can’t. McKinney might as well be George W. Bush…

  3. McKinney’s big problem is the GOP’s unpopularity here in Connecticut. That combined with his stalwart backing of the party line. Had John actually broken from the hieraerchy on a few key issues, he might have a real base of independents to build on.

    Scooper, I know this may surprise you but, few people are in love with your Democrat party. In addition, Democrats are in trouble. Obama’s ratings are dropping like a lead balloon. Just look at Ohio. If this continues, Democrats will experience a major defeat in 2010 and many will think it’s 1984 again in here in CT!

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aZMUgRYN_PlE

  4. Scooper, I know this may surprise you but, few people are in love with your Democrat party.

    True, but they’ve still got a loooong way to go to match the GOP’s dismal numbers. Especially here in blue Connecticut. And all the recent headlines from Republican “stars” like Palin, Sanford, etc. hasn’t helped them much nationally.

    Of course, there’s still some Republicans who believe Sarah Palin hasn’t committed political suicide by quitting her job, so you can’t expect everyone to be rational.

  5. He’s an ex-Goldman guy on the Financial Services Committee in the midst of the biggest regulatory re-write effort in decades. And he represents the district where a great deal of financial services money lives. I’m almost surprised he doesn’t have even more money raised.

  6. johningreenwich

    It’s so great that all you have to do if you’re a Democrat is vote for all things Obama, without even reading it, and you’re a hero. Himes is over when the new taxes on the “rich” start. Poor people, no matter what handouts they get, don’t make $2,300 donations to their favorite candidates.

    Never forget that Himes voted for the no-bonus bill for TARP bank employees.

  7. Never forget that Himes voted for the no-bonus bill for TARP bank employees.

    You’re making bonuses for bailed-out bankers into some kind of Alamo? Really?

    I bet Himes would PAY YOU to run that particular commercial against him.

  8. johningreenwich

    You’re making bonuses for bailed-out bankers into some kind of Alamo? Really?

    I didn’t suggest that there aren’t those out there who don’t think ANYONE should earn over $250,000. I was just saying that those folks don’t donate big to campaigns, which is the subject here. No, it’s not an Alamo issue; that wasn’t the reason I said “remember,” but coupled with the nonsense he’s been supporting, and the ultimate huge tax increase on donors, I think it is an issue. I brought it up because it was, in my mind, a particularly awful bill that he voted for. Even he, two weeks later, said it was a bad idea after he studied it, which is why I added this example along with my allusion about him being a party hack.

    Thanks for asking and I hope he talks about this vote in his campaign donation mailings and advertisements.

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