June 17, 2005


RNC Nets $52.9M in First 5 Months of Year (AP, 6/17/05)

The Republican National Committee has taken in $52.9 million from January through May, maintaining its strong fundraising despite a ban on six-figure donations.

The RNC raised $10.3 million last month alone, it said Friday. The committee started June with $32.6 million on hand.

Check out the photo accompanying the story.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 17, 2005 10:43 AM

Wierd. It doesn't say anything about the man, or why it is accompanying the fund raising article. I had to click on the picture to get this:

This Oct. 29, 2004, Kent County Sheriff booking photo shows Homer O. Shoup Jr., 51, of Wayland, Mich. Shoup, who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, June 16, 2005. Shoup made the threat in October when Cheney was appearing in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Kent County Sheriff)

Somehow, I don't think that Homer gave a donation to the RNC. Just a hunch.

Posted by: AllenS at June 17, 2005 11:18 AM

Click on the 'related' Republican Party slideshow, too. The first six pictures were of Dean and the would-be assassin in Michigan. Truly weird.

Posted by: Melissa at June 17, 2005 11:21 AM

Actually, Homer is a Howard Dean fan. And Homer is a big reason why the RNC gets the donations. After the Gitmo/Durbin shreak the RNC will need a bigger vault.

Posted by: Luciferous at June 17, 2005 11:23 AM

Dean said all Republicans look alike and I guess here's the proof. Grab any file photo of a nondescript white dude and it slap it in the story. Nobody can tell the difference anyway.

Posted by: erp at June 17, 2005 4:31 PM