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LieparDestin

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2018/10/02/actblue-donors-alone-sent-25-million-beto-orourke-costliest-senate-race-2018

Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s torrid fund-raising is already the stuff of legend for Texas Democrats eager to oust Sen. Ted Cruz and break the GOP’s long grip on the state.

When the next round of campaign finance reports hits later month, he’s sure to raise even more eyebrows.

O’Rourke pulled in more than $11 million in July and August alone, just through ActBlue, the Democratic fund-raising platform. Last week, the three-term El Paso congressman also set — and exceeded — an aggressive one-week $5 million online goal.

That’s $16 million that hasn’t yet shown up on his campaign finance reports. It doesn’t count whatever he pulled in through ActBlue in September, nor all the other donations that came his way since July 1.

That puts O’Rourke’s tally at nearly $40 million — an astonishing sum not just for a challenger but for any Senate candidate anywhere, ever.

LieparDestin

http://www.bing.com/amp/s/amp.dailydot.com/layer8/beto-orourke-fake-letter/

Beto O’Rourke targeted by fake letter that threatens $500 fines for supporting him

A fake letter threatening a $500 fine for displaying signs in support of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is circulating in College Station, Texas, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The Texas Civil Rights Project is investigating the reports

The Texas Civil Rights Project obtained a copy of the letter, and is encouraging any other to recipients to call their election protection hotline, at 866-OUR-VOTE. The letter starts with a “citation warning” which reads “Any ‘BETO’ signs must be removed or you will receive $500.00 fine. This man
is not worthy of running for any office in the State of Texas. Here are some quick facts about this individual. Texas voters please wake up.”

la58

This is a long video 1:23:10 but I highly recommend it. https://www.pbs.org/video/dark-money-duhigg/ Part of it talks about how low they will go to smear someone.

orlbucfan

Anyone dumb enough to even read it…enuff said.

wi61

Somebody in Tx must really be worried to stoop to this BS!!!!

jcitybone

Bully for Bernie!

https://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-grabbed-the-bully-pulpit-and-refused-to-let-go-until-amazon-hiked-wages/

As a former presidential contender and one of the most popular political figures in the United States, however, Bernie Sanders had the biggest bully pulpit—and for week after week, month after month, he used it to amplify the movement for fair wages and better conditions for Amazon’s more than 250,000 employees. He put the spotlight on Bloodworth’s investigation, declaring on Facebook: “Don’t just listen to me. Listen to James Bloodworth, who worked undercover at an Amazon warehouse in the UK. It’s time to demand that Jeff Bezos and Amazon treat their workers with the respect and dignity they deserve, not just as parts in a machine.” He set up an online space for Amazon employees to share workplace horror stories.

Teddy Roosevelt answered that question long ago. The bully pulpit is powerful, especially when a former (and potential) presidential candidate uses it to promote economic and social justice. That’s what Bernie Sanders did. And it worked. On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it would raise the minimum wage for 250,000 Amazon employees in the United States, and for more than 100,000 seasonal employees who are expected be hired during the coming holiday season. The company will support legislation to increase in the federal minimum wage and is urging competitors to follow its lead by voluntarily hiking wages. Bezos said: “We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead.”

The loudest of those critics spoke from a bully pulpit that the CEO could no longer ignore.

polarbear4

Furious About Kavanaugh?’ Here’s the Detailed Plan to Fight Back and Defeat Trump’s Nominee

A compilation, many of them skills you can continue to use. A few:

True. I used to do this for Wyden:

polarbear4

McConnell, Is your “duty” to put a partisan liar and unstable man on the Supreme Court?

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