What do you do? Well, if you are millionaire home builder and former congressman Mark Neumann you do what any man worth $6 to $18 million would do ... you beg for donations from campaign contributors,
Neumann made the plea in a fundraising email sent Monday, saying he doesn't have any money left in his campaign account.It pains him to ask for more donations? Seriously? Aren't conservatives supposed to pay their own way? I mean seriously, this guy has a net worth of $6 to $18 million. Can't he just write a check for a paltry $152k?
He says he ran a "lean campaign that pinched every penny we could" and it "pains" him to ask for more donations.
Of course he can't stop there, nope, just days after he was begging for money to pay off his bills Neumann sends out anothe e-mail to his supporters asking...
...his backers to send money to help [Senate Candidate]Thompson, saying the race could determine whether Republicans take control of the Senate.Mr. Neumann, here is a little bit of advice from someone who is worth a hell of a lot less than you are. If you owe money, just pay your bills, don't ask for contributions. Just cut back on personal expenses a little bit. Maybe feed the family mac and cheese for a a few weeks, pack your own lunch, maybe go shopping for the kids at Goodwill or St. Vinnie's. Learn to live within your means like those of us in the great unwashed 99% ... and if all else fails, well, you are worth $6 to $18 million, write a fuckin' check out, pay your bills, donate some money to Thompson and slink back into the hole you came out of!
Neumann's [original] plea came at the same time Thompson said his campaign was broke following the primary and he's been forced to focus on raising money rather than actively campaigning against Democrat Tammy Baldwin.