Red Invades Blue – Scott Brown collects more than $525k today

I’m not at all convinced that Scott Brown – Republican candidate for the state’s special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat – will be successful, but this election proves to me the management of state-wide elections to national office has totally been turned on it’s head.

What the heck do you mean McGough? Well I’ll tell ya…

During the upstate New York election for the state’s 23rd House district, a tremendous amount of cash flowed in from outside the district in support of then-candidate Doug Hoffman running as a Conservative. Many Democrats complained about outside money coming in from non-residents, and because of that extra cash, the results would be manipulated and not represent what the people of the district want.

Well let me tell you… when the federal government – and congress-critters in general – start screwing around with the private sector bailing out banks across the nation and buying up United States auto manufactures, all bets are off.

The decision of a few House members or even one Senator from a state two thousand miles away can have a direct impact on the business I run, the car I drive, the food I eat, and the health care I receive.

It’s a clear symptom of the disease. Since power is so centralized and the federal government is involved with anything and everything that is well beyond the national general welfare, you can bet your ass I’m going to consider sending political contributions to candidates like Doug Hoffman and Scott Brown.

Don’t get me wrong, this has been happening for years, but never at this scale.

Want this to stop? You know the answer. Have Congress stop funding and getting involved with local and state issues.

Since I began writing this post, Brown’s total went from $502,000+ to $522,000+ in a matter of a few minutes. Since they surpassed their half-million dollar goal, they have reset the bar. Want to help them hit the new target of $750,000? Click here.

Will we be throwing our money away? Only the individual contributor will be able to make that decision, but if the anointed Democrat wins, I guaranty you the state-run media and operatives of the DNC will be telling you that you’re chumps for tossing your hard-earned cash away.

For additional reading … lots of chatter about polls and the Massachusetts race at Strata-Sphere, Gateway Pundit, Hot Air, Hot Air again, and of course Jim Geraghty’s Campaign Spot.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. dnlchisholm on January 11, 2010 at 2:46 pm… At 6:30 PM EST, the Brown campaign has passed $750,000 and has officially moved the goal to $1 million! The final debate begins at 7:00 PM and should bring even more Massachusetts attention to Brown’s outstanding day. It will give him a fantastic final argument when all the politicos in Massachusetts are watching and the people are deciding whom to throw their support behind. Scott Brown’s momentum is unquestioned right now, but let’s keep it up! We have 5 and a half hours to go!

  2. donh on January 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    We have entered the Twilight Zone and you ar witnessing a divine intervention. Jim has been prophesizing that another Reagon will come along . He does not know who or when be….Well I ask you to watch this famous clip of the Gipper…. .….Notice the Notra Dame player wearing the #12 who jumps off the bench shouting "well what are we waiting for"….Scott Brown is the spitting image of this man.  He attended a Catholic College BC. He took acting classes. Voted "sexiest man". He played Varsity sports. I tried to find out if he wore a #12 jersey at BC with no results, but did find he wore #10 at Tuffts. Close enough. Most interesting is his yearbook picture at BC where he is seen holding three ropes in his hand that make him look like the Hangman executioner….. .…..God works in VERY mysterious ways. Now what are YOU waiting for !

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