Larry Kissell holds his own in 3rd Q fundraising, Robin Hayes loses ground

First let me say right from the start that I would love to have seen Larry Kissell bring in $500,000 this quarter. He brought in a little over $80,000 to put toward 2008 and he brought in almost $30,000 to pay off debt from last cycle's efforts. Kissell raised over $110,000 and he did not lose ground, he did not go into debt, he's well ahead of where he was this quarter last cycle and his poll numbers are kicking ass.

Third quarter 2005 Larry Kissell hadn't raised enough to report to the FEC. If you add the money he's raised toward 2008 and the money raised on the old account for debt reduction, Larry Kissell has raised $309,018.27 which puts him about $309,018.27 ahead of where he was this time last cycle. As a matter of fact, it wasn't until the October quarterly reported in 2006 that Larry had raised over $300,000 and it was still less than where he stands today.

How did Robin Hayes do? Cycle-to-date Robin Hayes has raised about $250,000 more than he had raised at this point in 2005, however, he has over $20,000 less COH and is hemorrhaging money to try and salvage his poll numbers. Hayes brought in $352,161 and has raised a total of about $850,716 this cycle. In 2005 Hayes pulled in $183,279 for the quarter and was at $600,653 cycle-to-date. In 2005 at the end of the 3rd quarter, Hayes had $547,119 COH and this quarter he has only $521,108 COH.

Where is the money going?

Hayes spent over $116,000 on printing, fundraising consulting, mailing list rentals and direct mail. Some of those charges were paid toward the end of the quarter, so results from the efforts are pending. Last quarter Hayes spent about $42,000 on direct mail and he appears to be going in the hole. If he keeps this up, Kissell will have no trouble catching up with his COH figure.

I don't know how much of Hayes' direct mail expenditures went toward fundraising and how much went toward salvaging his name. He recently voted against affordable healthcare for a large number of children in his district. He makes it sound sterile by calling it SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program), but what he did was vote to deny healthcare to a majority of the children eligible for the program in the 8th district.

Currently, just over 20,000 children are eligible to receive healthcare through SCHIP which is about a 76.33% increase over the number eligible in 2000. Many of these children are eligible because their parents have lost their jobs as a direct or indirect result of Hayes' CAFTA vote. Many people in the 8th District find themselves taking jobs that don't have benefits just so they can feed and house their families. They need low cost insurance for their families, especially their children. Robin Hayes' hometown of Concord has seen the highest increase in need for the program and Philip Morris hasn't even closed yet. The number of eligible children will skyrocket once that happens.

Robin Hayes doesn't really care about the kids, though. He's far more worried about whether the rest of the country thinks folks in Concord have cooties. He's spent more time whining about a few inoculation recommendations than he has trying to find a solution for SCHIP funding.

What an ass.

Most of y'all know I've been a big Kissell supporter for a long time. I know how hard this man is running and it is still early. He teaches school every day, spends time with his wife and daughers as a family and makes his way to every possible event throughout the district. This is the hardest working candidate I know.

I propose that in honor of the growing number of children eligible for SCHIP in the 8th District (up 76.33%) we each contribute $76.33 to the man who won't deny these children health insurance. Please go here and give $76.33 to Larry Kissell. Snail mail and Paypal can be found here.

Robin Hayes is running scared. He's running harder than he's ever run, earlier than he's ever started running before. Funny thing is, it looks like Hayes is just running in place.

As always, thank you for all you do to help Larry Kissell in his bid for NC's 8th Congressional District seat. You're helping to turn NC blue and we can't thank you enough.

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I'll have some more detailed analysis later

Personally, I'm very impressed with where Larry is. I'm not comparing him to folks living in other areas that have much deeper pocketbooks.

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Did Kissel ever have an

Did Kissel ever have an explanation about the mistakes in his FEC reports that Hayes made a big deal over a while back? They said he was listing debts and then they disappeared without ever showing that they were paid.

Yup

sure did. Change of software. Corrections filed with the FEC. You not paying attention chairman or do you just like to pull your head out of your ass every now and then to cause problems?

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NRCC Complaint was DISMISSED

Even the Republicans voted with Kissell it was a 5-0 decision in his favor that the NRCC complaint was baseless.

No, my head is on my

No, my head is on my shoulders, although yours is obviously up Kissel's. You all "wondered" why the Autry people didn't post here first, as if you are more important than KOS, but everyone who's not a BlueNC insider, but reads here knows that you are Larry's lap dog, and if ANYTHING the slightest bit negative is ever said about him, even though it may be true, the poster gets jumped on by you, RANT (now posting under a different name as if he's someone else), and others, like pit bulls. Ref: Jerry Meek, who mysteriously had his contribution returned after getting slammed by your people after doing his job.

Also, free speech isn't an issue here, because posts get deleted if they don't fit the mold. Feel free to delete this one, because I'm sure you will.

BTW, go back and look at the old Kissel reports and compare the debts and obligations to the disbursements afterwards. Still a lot of things missing.

Do you kiss your mother with your dirty mouth? Do your kids talk like you?

Also, if asking questions or pointing out the truth is "Causing problems", then I guess that's what I do. Somebody's got to scrape the candy off your apple every now and then. You can go back to the church of LK now.

Chairman

I know who you are and I know what you did last year. 'Nuff said.

Wait....edit....maybe it was in 2005.

Sincerely,

Larry's lap dog


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Dear Chairman

I have read every post on BlueNC since its creation and to my knowledge, exactly one post has been deleted for extreme profanity. If any other posts have been deleted, they have been deleted by the original writer. Given that you obviously have no idea what you're talking about on this matter, you'll pardon me if I assume that anything else you have to say is equally full of crap.

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A....chairman tried to expose

an anonymous poster's identity and he did have a comment deleted.

I believe he was warned that if it happened again he would have his account blocked. He is skirting dangerously close to that now.

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Ah yes. I remember that one now.

My mistake.

You know this guy? Sounds like a total asshole. But let's not block him. Public ridicule seems more appropriate.

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I know "of" him

He brings up mom and the girls again and he'll get to know me better than he wants to. ;)

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Who are you?

I think it's a safe bet you're not Frank Sinatra, since he's well, dead. So of which board are you chairman, who are you, and why are you taking these positions?

I'm just curious, because you come on here and spin things up with out one link to back yourself up. What's up with that? Veiled, unsupported accusations do you, or which ever candidate - John Autry? - you're supporting - no good whatsoever. Simply makes you - and your candidate - look foolish.

In the interest of disclosure, I have been a Kissell supporter in the past, because I got into this game after the primary last year, and knew nothing about any other candidate. I am impressed with him. I know his wife through work, and I am impressed with her. I can't vote in NC-08, and don't have a lot of money to donate, so it makes little difference in the long run who I support.

So give me a clue here - just what is your deal, and why the animosity, dude?


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

One of the funnier jokes I saw recently

Was when Frank Sinatra, Jr. was introduced as "the Member of the Board." BTW, Sinatra at the Sands is a great album. But I digress.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Can

Larry make that bloviator Hayes stop calling my house and leaving me voice messages? That would be awesome.

As soon as Larry wins

the bloviator magically stops calling your house. :)

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Does the "Do Not Call" list

apply to bloviating politicians?


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Nope



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lcloud you simply are the best!

Thank you for getting my back on the Daily Kos front paged silliness regarding Walter Jones today.

I felt alone for quite awhile there, but knew it would not be long before someone from BlueNC showed up to say what matters.

I can't wait until Marshall kicks his butt this cycle!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

just sorry I couldn't have been there sooner.

It's been an insane day here.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Sooner would have been fine

Your timing, however was likely perfect. Marshall is a good person and will make a fine North Carolina Congressman.

I'm going to do what I can to make sure that happens.

Thanks again!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

I find myself more committed to that every day.

There are allegedly two people vying for the Dem nomination in District 6. Even though I'm a county officer in this district, I have yet to hear from either of them. So for now - my energy is going to Marshall - and Larry.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Brad Miller and Mel Watt here in Greensboro

have allowed me to feel well represented. Liddy Dole and what is that other clowns name? have allowed me to feel unrepresented. I'm all about helping any way I can to assist those in North Carolina without real representation (aka, Democratic Representation minus Etheridge).

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North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Rec'd on 3 out of 4 sites

and left messages too. Haven't gotten the email yet from the last site, when I do, I'll go back.

Great Diary Betsy.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Thanks sweetie

Glad to see you around a little more often.

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Glad to see you back on the Kissell bandwagon

I love it when you give 'em hell!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Congratulations Larry

I've sent a good amount of $ to your campaign and am proud of my investment. I'm looking forward to assisting in any way necessary going forward, just like last time! Your campaign people have my request to help, so I'll wait to hear from them when you need we Guilford County constituants to get started.

Thanks, Betsy, for the update.

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North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Thankee

Your enthusiasm is infectious!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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