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Clint Didier raises $220,000 with help from Sarah Palin

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on July 15, 2010 at 7:39 pm with 4 Comments »
July 15, 2010 7:39 pm

Clint Didier collected $220,000 in contributions to his Senate campaign in the past three months as he competed against two better-funded candidates, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and, last month, fellow Republican Dino Rossi.

Rossi and Murray each raised more than $1 million in the same period.

Since he entered the race, Didier has reported raising $570,000. His campaign had $103,000 in cash June 30.

Didier advisor Kathryn Serkes said Didier saw a surge of donations after Sarah Palin endorsed him, and is seeing the same, now that the campaign-finance reporting period is over, in the wake of his endorsement by Ron Paul.

Serkes said in her statement Didier received only two checks from political action committees, contrasting it with Rossi and Murray’s dependence on PAC money, which she compared to drug addiction:

Conventional wisdom holds that money is the mother’s milk of politics. But I’d say that special interest money is the crack cocaine. Once you start taking it, it’s really tough to stop. Always need your next fix, and colors everything you do if you get into office with it.

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  1. mojjonation says:

    This coming from a woman who pimps out her daughter to the tune of $20,000 per appearance so she can talk about abstinence. This coming from a woman who engaged in a bashing contest in the media with the father of her grandchild. Yeah, stunning endorsement. Oh lord. I’d vote for Mickey Mouse before I vote for Didier now.

  2. I’d bet that Didier would gladly take more money from more than two PAC’s if it was offered. Problem for him is he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell on beating Dino.

  3. My name is Schalk Leonard, candidate for US Senate. I am a retired Navy Judge Advocate (JAG) officer, a graduate of UW Law School (’90), and my family has lived in the Tacoma area since the time of Teddy Roosevelt.

    I believe in American strength. I will work to put us all back to work. I believe in integrity. I accept no campaign donations – none! You deserve clean hands, not outstretched hands.

    I am running as a No Party Preference. The left and right in-fighting is destroying your country! I will move forward with you, instead of zig-zagging to the Left and Right and running in circles with the old parties.

    I was born Democrat and spent many a long hour at the Union Hall in Tacoma. But I also know – America grows when her capital is given a motive to invest. Let us build again, instead of importing. Let’s us export again instead of consuming and servicing each other.

    Let’ us insist – if you walk with America, you walk with freedom and opportunity for all of her children!

    Pass my name, pass the word, and let’s pass the two parties that are stuck in the Ditch of DC and move America forward again!



  4. EatonvilleTaxPayer says:

    VOTING FOR CLINT DIDIER: Learn more about where Didier stands on the issues at http://www.clintdidier.org

    Finally a candidate worthy of our vote. We need more candidates like this all across America & lucky for us, they are showing up on the ballots to fight to return this country to the American people where it belongs.

    Save America. Save & Protect our Constitution. VOTE DIDIER FOR US SENATE

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