Money can’t buy you love: U.S. Senate seats are not for sale

We read that Sen. John McCain’s re-election campaign started the year with $5,054,667.96 in its war chest, more than $50,000 more than it had at the end of September, according to his campaign finance report for the last three months of 2009.

McCain started the fourth quarter with $5,003,814.77. He raised $811,658.32 from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 and spent $760,805.13 in the same period.

The fourth-quarter reports are due to the Federal Election Commission by the end of Sunday, but AZ/DC obtained an early copy of McCain’s, according to the daily’s McCain point man, Dan Nowicki in his AZ/DC blog.

Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a popular conservative, is on the brink of announcing a formal primary challenge to the senior senator. Hayworth has set up a web site to take online contributions at www.JD2010.com.

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7 Responses to Money can’t buy you love: U.S. Senate seats are not for sale

  1. ICONIC FREEDOM says:

    What I’d like to know is why the career politicians here in Arizona, both local and D.C., have not started a volunteer funding with their contributions being seed money, to overhaul and refurbish the AZGOP offices off of 24th st.

    It is appalling that these volunteers and employees of the GOP do have updated systems and a place of employment that reflects a more professional setting.

    If a fund was started and EVERY Arizona Republican donated $1, they could refurbish their offices, update their technologies, etc.

    All this money for campaigns, all these years and NOT ONE of these candidates or elected officials has shown leadership in this area.

    how pathetic!

    what you’re doing is so loud I can’t hear what you’re saying!

  2. Sovereign says:

    Amount of John McCain’s warchest: $ 5,054,667.96
    Cost to US Corruption in Washington: $Trillions
    McCain Retirement: PRICELESS!

  3. Kent says:

    The unfortunate truth is that money buys high priced media advertisements, campaign advisors. mailings and various means of influencing voters. Those of us who support J.D. Hayworth have got to also “support” his campaign to make him competitive in the political marketplace. Those are the plain and simple facts.

  4. DeAnn says:

    How sad that he tried to take over the Victory 2010 fund too. It takes a lot of money to bash your opponent every day. Too bad he didn’t go after Obama like that.
    Besides sending money to J.D., we need to go out and let everyone we know understand the dirty tricks that McCain is playing. Few people want to support politicians that act like that.

  5. Emily Romney says:

    This should be a very interesting campaign. I cannot wait to see a debate.

  6. ron says:

    DeAnn and others,

    Are you just waking up to Senator McCain’s character today? Where have you been the last 26 years (a quarter of a century)?

  7. DeAnn says:

    I’ve known for a long time. I just couldn’t do much about it then. Now I can.