Who’s contributing to McCain’s campaign? Errr: Who isn’t?

I was cruising along Buzzflash, reading their headlines, and I noticed this:

Few House GOP donate to McCain 7/18

Now that has to be the shortest headline Buzz has ever published. Typically, a Buzzflash headline is twelve pages long and may contain footnotes and Cliff Notes. But the story was also interesting; Not a lot of GOPers in the House and the Senate who are giving to McCain’s campaign!

Only 21 House Republicans have given to McCain from their personal campaign accounts since he became the presumptive GOP nominee four and a half months ago, according to an analysis of House fundraising reports made public Wednesday.

In addition, eleven House Republicans who did not give from their personal campaign accounts this year contributed from their leadership political action committees (PACs), according to fundraising reports covering the election cycle through the end of May.

So while nearly half the Senate GOP conference has given to McCain, less than 20 percent of House Republicans have pitched in.

Several of the highest-ranking Republicans in the House have yet to give to McCain. Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Republican Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (Fla.) have not given anything, according to the most recent fundraising reports.

That’s kinda strange, don’t you think? You’d think they’d all be out there front and center supporting “The McCain Machine”!

But, why bother trying to find the Flock Faithful and have contributed to McSame, perhaps the better question is – Who hasn’t?

Open Secrets reports:

  • Michele (The Ding Bat) Bachmann (R-MN 6th) – $0.00 in contributing to anything. She hasn’t sprouted one red penny to anything. Of course, she’s probably groping and molesting George W. Bush right now, …At this very moment, she’s dry-humping GWB’s leg while trying desperately to shove her tongue down GW’s throat.
  • John Kline (R-MN 2nd) – $0.00 in contributing to anything. Only two Kline’s are listed, one from MInneapolis contributing to Ciresi and one in Wayzata contributing to Norm Coleman (R-Rubber Puppet).
  • Jim Ramstad (R-MN 3rd) – $2,500 was given to John McCain’s campaign in mid-May 2008. Good for Congressman Ramstad! We have someone in Minnesota who at least tries to support McSame. The Republicans “Golden Boy” supports McCain – and he’s the one jetting out of his office. (…out of embarrassment, I’m sure.)
  • Tim Pawlenty (R-MN Governor) – $0.00 in contributing anything. Tim Pawlenty doesn’t donate to jack-diddly-do. Nada. McCain’s National Campaign Chair and he doesn’t donate anything himself?!? Pretty cheesy there, don’t you think?
  • Norm Coleman (R-MN Rubber Puppet) – $0.00 in contributing anything. Nothing. Since Bush’s name is attached, Coleman isn’t paying attention to it anything.
  • Ron Carey – (R-MN GOP Chair) – $0.00 He ain’t donated anything. In fact, all of the Carey’s listed in Open Secrets have donated heavily to Democrats. (Still no word on that investigation Ron Carey’s under for overcharging the state of Minnesota…)
  • Ron Eibensteiner – (R-MN former GOP Chair) – $2,300 was donated to John McSame back in June 2007. He also donated $2,300 to the Rubber Puppet in January 2008.

I got to thinking…

  • Joe Soucheray, that Republican tool job on KSTP: $0.00. Nothing.
  • David Senjem (R-MN Minority Leader in the Senate): $0.00 Nothing.
  • Marty Seifert (R-MN Minority Leader in the House): $0.00 Nothing.

For all of the prominent Republicans from Minnesota, you’d think John McCain could have raised more than $4,800. To earn extra-credit, I ran these names against The Huffington Post‘s Fund Race and I got the same results. (Which probably means Huffington Post is using OpenSecrets.org database to extrapolate the exact same data…)

…Just sayin’.

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