527's & Whoopie on a Bush

The GOP is way behind the Democrats in raising funds for 527's. Progress for America and the Leadership Forum announced on May 13th that they were going to compete against the Democratic-leaning 527's, but to date: Almost all the money raised by Progress for America, $2 million, was given by three contributors, all of them already major fundraisers for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign: A. Jerrold Perenchio, chairman of Univision Communications Inc., who gave $1 million, as well as Carl H. Lindner, chairman of the American Financial Group Inc., and Paul Singer of Elliott Capital Advisors LP, who each gave $500,000.

Perenchio's Univision was granted permission in 2003 by the Federal Communications Commission to merge with the Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. to become the dominant Hispanic media conglomerate in the United States.

Almost all of the money raised by the Leadership Forum was a $15,000 contribution from the American Spirit Fund, a PAC associated with former senator Jesse Helms (R-N.C.).

I don't get that one.  Univision's chairman is giving $1 Million to the GOP?  Not even Murdoch gets away with that open of a bias to flush $1M to the Republicans!

Then this, while the Dems 527's have raised somewhere around $100 million this cycle, their latest includes:

ACT and the Media Fund receive support from the Joint Victory Campaign Committee, which yesterday reported raising $1 million from New York philanthropist Lewis B. Cullman; $505,000 from AgVar Chemicals President Agnes Varis; and $250,000 from Slim-Fast Foods Co. President S. Daniel Abraham. Ah Slim-Fast's Abraham. On the one hand..... and on the other, "Slim Fast claims they started receiving complaints from offended Republicans..." like this one from Freeperville, so they dumped Whoopie Goldberg for her anti-Bush comments.

Even the Pravda can see what's happening in the USA:

This reporter is also starting to see a rapid decline in the number of comedians poking fun at George Bush. The question now becomes: is America entering into dark waters?

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Slimefast must be really concerned that Bush's Base consists of enough Slimefast users as to outweigh any potential anti-Bush purchasers. Is it merely money involved(i.e., how many freepers really drink The Kool-Aid and Slimfast?) or do decision makers at Slimefast really like Bush?
by ArkansasGreg 2004-07-16 06:57AM | 0 recs

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