Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Specter's Re-election Coffers May Be Drained

Here in Pennsylvania, we are anxiously awaiting next year's race for the Senate seat now held by Snarlin' Arlen Specter. Specter's likely opponent will be former Rep. Pat Toomey, who recently left the position as president of the Club for Growth, whose mission it is to drain Specter's campaign coffers before the mudslinging ever begins.

The organization's political action committee wants to contact contributors who gave money to Specter's re-election campaign before he switched parties in late April, and let them know they can ask for a refund, Politico reports.

"Senator Specter agreed to return the contributions he received before switching parties, and we want to help him make good on that commitment," said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola, a former Indiana congressman.

The Club could get donor information from the Federal Election Commission database, but the FEC has a restriction against using its published material to solicit donations.

However, the Club has asked for an FEC advisory opinion, arguing that it would not actually be soliciting money from donors but urging them to ask for a refund.

The Club for Growth advocates limited government, lower taxes, less government spending, fair-trade. It was founded in 1999 and now claims over 40,000 members.

This is such a great idea by the folks at the Club for Growth. It's about time someone learns to play the game. Holy cow!!! We may just have a conservative senator for the first time since Santorum!

Hope springs eternal in the Keystone State.

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Bungalow Bill said...

I'd like to see Santorum return.

blackandgoldfan said...

From your lips to God's ears! I had the privilege of hearing him speak at a fundraising dinner back in 2004. He is very articulate and intelligent, and he firmly stands on what he believes in. I was hoping he would've made a run for the White House in 2008, but evidently it was the right thing he felt to do.