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House Democrats use Healthcare vote to raise money……

While the Republicans try to keep Healthcare alive as a bad thing for Democrats…….

House Democratic members  are smiling…..

It seems that the more the GOP keeps the issue alive…..

The more money they take in……..

Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) raised more than $140,000 from PACs and fellow members in the final 10 days of the quarter — which was more than one-third of the $400,000 total he raised for the entire quarter.

Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.) raised more than $100,000 from political committees after deciding to vote yes on the bill, and he raised about $475,000 overall.

Reps. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) and Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) weren’t far behind, each raising more than $90,000 from PACs and fellow members of

Congress in the final week-plus of the quarter. Halvorson raised $410,000 total, while Giffords raised nearly $500,000.

Frequent givers included labor unions and left-leaning groups like the Human Rights Campaign PAC. Several liberal members of Congress who championed the bill, including Reps. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), also rewarded those who voted yes with contributions.

While members flooded each other’s coffers in the final days of the first-quarter fundraising period, House leaders gave little to those who voted no on healthcare reform. In the final week-plus of the quarter, neither Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) nor Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) gave money to any member who voted no.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) did send money to some “no” votes through their leadership PACs. Hoyer’s PAC gave money to eight of the 34 Democrats who voted no, with all eight considered vulnerable this year.

He. he, he……More……

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April 21, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , ,

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