February 13, 2008


McCain signs up a Bush fund-raising organizer (Elisabeth Bumiller, February 13, 2008, NY Times)

Senator John McCain began tapping into President George W. Bush's prized political donor base on Tuesday as his campaign announced that Mercer Reynolds, who helped Bush raise a record $273 million for the 2004 re-election campaign, would be the national finance co-chairman for McCain.

The development was a major sign that the Republican financial establishment was coalescing around McCain, who has often been at odds with his own party, particularly conservatives. It also signaled that Bush's political apparatus was moving into action for McCain, a onetime insurgent and competitor to Bush in 2000 who has had a difficult relationship with the president.

What they really need is to resurrect the GOTV operation.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 13, 2008 6:09 AM
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