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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Thought - Legislative weakness begets fundraising failure

A perceived weakness in the Congressional Dems, or at least the perception that their legislation can be easily derailed, will affect campaign fundraising on both sides.

Despite their dominating majority, without the threat of being able to ram measures through, the Dems will not be able to blackmail corporate fundraising the way a majority normally would.

Meanwhile, with a a growing record of derailing "anti-business" legislation, the Republicans will likely be able to extort more than their minority should warrant from corporate donors.

No real way to value this, but you gotta figure it will have some impact on the 2010's where corporate and big money donors play a larger percentage role than in Presidential years.


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