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Dennis: No Lobbyists = No Fundraiser

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.

Question: How do you view the decision by Raul Labrador's campaign to cancel his recent, planned Washington, D.C., fundraiser?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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