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  •  That much is a good match, but (0+ / 0-)

    as David Nir pointed out, Schneider doesn't seem likely to self-fund, which many apolitical businessmen have done--very much including Rigell.

    26, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-14 (formerly PA-02/NY-12).

    by Xenocrypt on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 01:27:58 PM PDT

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    •  Schneider (1+ / 0-)
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      where is this "he won't self-fund" coming from? He's already given his campaign almost 200K, so yes, he's willing to self-fund.

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      by Setsuna Mudo on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 02:05:49 PM PDT

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      •  Scott Rigell gave himself $3 million (0+ / 0-)

        I'd love to see Schneider come anywhere close to that kind of firepower.

        22, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

        by sapelcovits on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 02:09:36 PM PDT

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      •  Good call (0+ / 0-)

        Now that I'm thinking about it, people had some reason to suspect that was it for his self-contributions.  Perhaps just because he's only self-financed about 20% of his campaign's fundraising so far, compared to Rigell, who self-financed 66% of his campaign's fundraising--almost three million dollars.

        26, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-14 (formerly PA-02/NY-12).

        by Xenocrypt on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 02:12:33 PM PDT

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        •  Yes (1+ / 0-)
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          Was about to chime in about all this with Rigell, but you hit the salient points. He's either super-rich or blew his kids' entire inheritance; I don't think anyone self-funded more for a House race than Rigell did last cycle.

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          by David Nir on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 02:31:31 PM PDT

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          •  his "kids' entire inheritance"? Are you kidding (0+ / 0-)

            me with this 1 percenter language?

            If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

            by livjack on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 09:01:29 PM PDT

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            •  No need for polemics from you (0+ / 0-)

              This is Daily Kos Elections, not Occupy Central. Have you read our Mission Statement? If not, please read it now. (For the record, I am very much in agreement with most of what Occupy stands for and greatly admire people's willingness to put themselves in personal danger for the cause, but except where Occupy has an effect on campaigns and elections, it's not relevant in this corner of Daily Kos.)

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              by MichaelNY on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 09:45:35 PM PDT

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            •  Are you kidding *me*? (2+ / 0-)
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              It was a freaking joke. I meant either that Rigell was either able to afford his huge spending last cycle, or he spent every last penny he had. I suspect it was the former, I was making a joke about the latter.

              We are talking about a Republican candidate, after all. The day we're not allowed to make jokes about Republicans is the day I quit this job!

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              by David Nir on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 08:46:45 AM PDT

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