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Few House GOP Donate to McCain; Minority Whip Blunt Yet to Give | Missouri Political News Service

Few House GOP Donate to McCain; Minority Whip Blunt Yet to Give

July 16th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

By Alexander Bolton and Michael O’Brien

Few House Republicans have contributed to Sen. John McCain since he clinched the Republican nomination at the end of February.

Only 21 House Republicans have given to McCain from their personal campaign accounts since he became the presumptive GOP nominee four and a half months ago, according to an analysis of House fundraising reports made public Wednesday.

Several of the highest-ranking Republicans in the House have yet to give to McCain. Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Republican Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (Fla.) have not given anything, according to the most recent fundraising reports.

“Congressman Blunt is focused on retaking the House so John McCain has the Republican majority he needs to lead our nation. To that end, he has been putting his fundraising dollars to use supporting incumbents and strong challengers,” said Blunt spokesman Nick Simpson. Read more…



Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Roy Blunt

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