NRCC: Businessman Dan Meuser, one of the two leading Republicans seeking to unseat Rep. Christopher Carney (D), announced late last week that he raised more than $400,000 in individual donations in the final three months of 2007. In a memo (why didn't I get it?) to his supporters, Meuser also announced that he loaned his campaign an additional $250,000 and finished the year with $400,000 in cash on hand.
Businessman Chris Hackett (R) ended December with about $386,800 in cash on hand, according to his spokesman Mark Harris, who declined to give any more figures. Both Republicans are wealthy and willing to fund their bids.
Meuser owns and operates Pride Mobility Products, a motorized wheelchair company, while Hackett owns a staffing solutions company — and had already tossed $100,000 of his own funds into his campaign as of the end of September.
Chris Hackett was the first Republican candidate on TV with these 2 ads that aired on FOX News which explains why I have never seen them on the air. Meuser responds with this one that repeats the usual lament of young people leaving the area and a promise to bring good paying jobs to the area. Every politician in my lifetime has promised better jobs and a solution to keep our young in the area. I hope one of them finally figures out how to do it. Sometimes I think that these problems are beyond the scope of politics although our local bunch of hacks don't help things.
Tip of the teleprompter to Ignorance is Bliss for pointing out the video.
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