From the daily archives: Monday, January 30, 2006

Hackett Fundraising Update

On January 30, 2006 By

From the new blog:

Newcomer Raises $465,779.31 in 1st 1/4 of Campaign

Cincinnati, OH – Paul Hackett, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and Iraq War veteran, announced today that he has raised $465,779.31 from 8,675 individuals during the first quarter of his campaign. Hackett announced his candidacy on October 24, almost a full month into the quarter.

Hackett’s tremendous showing ensures a competitive primary campaign against Sherrod Brown, an entrenched career politician who is expected to announce raising slightly more than Hackett despite serving in public office for more than 30 years.

BY THE NUMBERS:

Total Raised: $465,779.31
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OK, so blog is hard to rhyme. But Hackett does have a brand new blog:

www.hackettforohio.com/blog

Go create an account. This looks like a really unique tool that should come in handy. I look forward to seeing where it will go…

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Bob Ney Gets Piped

On January 30, 2006 By

No, not over the head – I would never advocate such a thing. He did announce his intent to seek re-election even after being caught up in scandal after scandal. I hear he didn’t wear a fedora and black coat though so that was a good move at least. He did get piped though, as protestors greeted him outside of a restaurant where he made a follow-up “I’m Alright” announcement:

The Dispatch reported Ney’s defiance despite the swirling trouble he appears to be in:

DOVER, Ohio ? Defiant in the face of scandal, U.S. Rep. Bob […]

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