The real calculus (in Raul Labrador canceling Washington, D.C., fund-raiser) goes like this: Congressional Recess = No Members of Congress + No Legislation + No Committee work. No Legislation + No Committee work = No lobbying needed. NO lobbying needed = No lobbyists in DC (gone to the shore or the mountains or Europe or ANYWHERE but DC) No Lobbyists = No fundraisers.. No fundraisers right now only means that there will be another time, when the lobbyists return to Washington DC. Raul Labrador will have his professional DC Fundraisers do what all GOP and Dem Fundraisers do - they will raise money. Raul's Campaign Manager, China Gum, is tenacious and direct. To read this "pause" in fundraising as something that went "wrong" is to COMPLETELY get in "F" in DC Fundraising 101/Dennis Mansfield. More here.
- Archives: Labrador cancels D.C. fundraiser to be hosted by Crapo, Risch, Simpson/Dan Popkey, Statesman
- Minnick campaign manager John Foster: "With all due respect to my friend Dennis, this doesn't make any sense. The Labrador event was scheduled for Tuesday 9/28. Congress did not end their session until late on Wednesday 9/29. Everyone was in town."
Question: How do you view the decision by Raul Labrador's campaign to cancel his recent, planned Washington, D.C., fundraiser?