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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 12:00 AM
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Helmke says Brady Campaign has a $250K budget shortfall
I got another begging letter from the BC, and in this one Paul Helmke says they have a $250,000 deficit:



Dear (friendly_iconoclast),

I am writing to you today as one of the Brady Campaign's most loyal friends because we really need your help...

...But the truth is, because we've been fighting so hard on so many fronts, we're facing a serious financial shortfall.


I need to make up a $250,000 budget shortfall before the end of the year....



Maybe they should ask the NRA for a loan. After all, the Brady Camapign has done wonders for their fundraising...
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 12:03 AM
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1. Thanks for posting this..
LOL! and yes, the NRA should cut them a check!
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 12:05 AM
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2. Translation: We'd like you to pay our salaries.
Because the Brady Campaign, according to the FEC records, did not donate to any known candidates in 2010. So they don't have the excuse that they're out there fighting for, well, anyone besides themselves.
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Euromutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 03:10 PM
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3. Why can't Paul and Dennis take a pay cut?
Fuck knows in this economy plenty of people who actually do productive stuff for a living have had to.
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MicaelS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 03:13 PM
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4. Oh this is rich! NOT!!!
Edited on Wed Dec-01-10 03:13 PM by MicaelS
It couldn't happen to a nicer set of scumbags. It would be wonderful if Helmke was forced to get a real job.
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DonP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 07:36 PM
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5. Urgent: Call the Joyce Foundation for more money
Isn't that what they do all the time anyway?

IIRC they had like $250 in donations for all of FY 2010 from individuals. I'm sure many here that revile the NRA gave generously. Or maybe not.

As much as the loss of jobs in the economy concerns me, I would not mind seeing Helmke, Hennigan and Sugarmann in the line to file for for unemployment.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 11:00 AM
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6. Sucks to be them
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lawodevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 11:42 AM
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7. Why do they need money? They leave the tax payer with the bill
When they try to influence cities to push gun control, gun owners then have to donate to pro gun groups to protect their rights. In the end the gun owner pays for both sides of the lawsuits. It seems "freedom isn't free"
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 06:13 PM
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8. Why don't they inquire of their fellow Republicans? They have plenty.
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