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July 09, 2006

17th websites

Phil Hare now has a website up www.friendsofphilhare.com. Not much there yet.

Andrea Zinga's site has been up for a while.

The interested should bookmark both.

Posted by jcb at July 9, 2006 10:25 PM


Typical......Hare's website is being put together by Washington DC insiders.

Company at the bottom of his e-mail page....

Posted by: MW Jackson at July 10, 2006 12:59 AM

If the statements in the article in the D/A are correct, this race is likely over...if Hare has raised more money in 24-days than Zinga did in 3-months. It shows that the special interests that propped up Evans all those years are staying on board with Hare.

It will be interesting when they each actually have to campaign outside of their own safe zones and look for votes rather than money.

Will Hare show that he is anything but Lane's flunky (does he even have to?) and will Znga show that she is anything more than an unemployed news-anchor (and she will definately have to)?

Posted by: havinfun at July 10, 2006 08:32 AM

Call me a romantic moron, but I'm still hoping someone like Schiewbert or Sullivan will bust out and run as an independent.

As of today, if it's just Hare and Zinga, I'm writing in Mellon.

But hey, I'm thinking----are the "friends" of Hare the same "friends" of Lane that participated in the campaign finance violations?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted by: paladin at July 10, 2006 04:10 PM

Schiebert - he has too many years of service built up. He will not abandon that political capital to run as an independent.

Sullivan - absolutely no chance. You need passion and ideas to make that kind of commitment - JS showed me neither in the campaign for the 17th. He was more focused on electability than ideas for the future.

Paladin you need a political maverick, someone that is young with nothing to lose.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 10, 2006 05:34 PM

Paladin -- to aid an inquiring mind: Here's an index to Phil Hare's filings with the FEC.

And here's an index to Andrea Zinga's filings, for those who want to see which "special interests" are putting money behind which candidate.

Both Hare and Zinga must file mid-year finance reports this month. What you'll see when they do is in essence the raw data; who gave how much when and such.

Sites like opensecrets.org will correlate the data in various ways helpful to anyone who wants to see the broader patterns in giving.

While you await the filing of the actual reports, you can read Ed Felker's preview.

It says labor union PACs are feeding money to Hare; it says Caterpillar PAC and such are feeding money to Zinga.

Everybody thinks at least one of the candidates is thereby getting "special interest" money, with "special interest" being a pejorative.

But most everybody thinks, too, that some "special interests" are special because we see them as being our own.

Posted by: jcb at July 10, 2006 07:05 PM

jcb, thanks for the links---you're always a great source of information for inquiring minds.

Posted by: paladin at July 12, 2006 06:36 AM

Why isn't this race generating more interest? It's a very important race to this district!

Posted by: jojo at July 25, 2006 02:01 PM