A Sign Reed’s Campaign is in Trouble

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle published an article yesterday (May 27) about national officials who donate funds back to either the DCCC or the or the NRCC. It said:

Each election cycle, Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives send tens of millions of dollars of campaign money to their respective national campaign committees. Lawmakers view the payments as “dues” that help the committees fight for control of the House.

The funds from the incumbents will be used to help those candidates who are in tight races and/or not raising the money needed to be competitive.

Although our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed gave $84,367 to the NRCC in the 2013-2014 election cycle, Monopoly-Mr-Moneybags-brokehe have given $0 of his $1.9 million he has received in donations in this cycle. Reed’s campaign spokesman said that she didn’t know if he would contribute this year or not.

The article points out the members of certain committees, like the Ways and Means Committee that Reed sits on, are expected to contribute more.

Reed contends he is a team player. Maybe he is waiting to see if the mainstream GOP supports the Trump candidacy before he parts with the funds donated to his campaign by PACS ($1.1 million as of March 31), out of district donors ($430,000) and in district donors ($148,000).

Maybe he is waiting to see if he is a “receiver of funds” this year. Or maybe he is saving his money for more personal attacks on John Plumb.

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About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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6 Responses to A Sign Reed’s Campaign is in Trouble

  1. catkestler says:

    Maybe Reed is seeing the writing on the wall…and it says: #ByeByeTomTom

  2. whungerford says:

    If Reed is defeated, he will find a way to keep unspent campaign funds.

  3. Deb Meeker says:

    Trump has been acknowledged to be the nominee by most GOP talking heads. Even Gov. Christy and Senator McCain who were used and abused in events and by quotes from Trump, have both endorsed Trump for president.
    According to this article (below), Reed might or might not be allowed to keep unspent campaign funds. Of course he could always say he was going to run again ( an allowable reason to keep funding), but more likely Reed would become a lobbyist for any of the contributing corporate entities that have donated the majority to his reelection.
    It appears that Reed has accumulated less than John Plumb locally from the NY 23rd district. With Reed’s unconscionable attacks on Plumb’s service record, Reed’s hiding from any photos with Trump, and his recent sustained vote for inclusivity of LGBT persons – Reed it getting flack from both Tea Party members (calling him a RINO), and his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/29636/what-happens-leftover-campaign-funds-when-candidate-drops-out

  4. Bob McGill says:

    you guys still talking to each other, is anybody really paying attention? I’d rather watch grass grow 😛

    • pystew says:

      Hello, Bob…Happy Memorial Day. Did you see John Plumb in the Waterloo Memorial Day Parade? If you want to participate in active conservation then go to the Facebook page.

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