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Bob Filner Dunned by Nancy Pelosi

Leaders of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, facing a hostile electoral climate in many parts of the country and chronically hard-pressed for cash, are turning up the heat on incumbent members who haven't coughed up for the cause.

According to Politico.com, that includes Rep. Bob Filner, who is currently not spending much time in Washington while he runs for mayor of San Diego.

“In order to meet our goals to support enough candidates to win the House, we need to know how many members are on our team,” wrote Nancy Pelosi in a letter to all members of the Democratic Caucus last week, Politico said.

“The missing piece to our success is low member participation.

“Please call me … in the next 72 hours to let us know that you are committed to winning a Democratic Majority and to let us know what you will contribute this month.”

The leadership has thrown its weight behind the fundraising effort, with Pelosi, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) all contributing $450,000 to the DCCC this year, says Politico.

But a lot of holdouts remain.

"Five Democrats who hold their party’s top ranking spot on legislative committees haven’t donated a dime: Howard Berman (Calif.) of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Bob Brady (Pa.) of the House Administration Committee, John Conyers (Mich.) of the Judiciary Committee, Bob Filner (Calif.) of the Veterans Affairs Committee and Collin Peterson (Minn.) of the Agriculture Committee."

As we reported in October, according to its most recent federal filing, Filner's congressional campaign committee took in a total of $7045 in contributions--including $3000 from Filner's fellow Democratic congressmen Hoyer of Maryland and Ed Pastor of Arizona.

Another source of cash to Filner's congressional committee was $4500 from the Bob Filner for Mayor committee, booked as "reimbursement of deposit for fundraising event."

Filner's federal committee ended the third quarter with $5457 in cash on hand.

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Leaders of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, facing a hostile electoral climate in many parts of the country and chronically hard-pressed for cash, are turning up the heat on incumbent members who haven't coughed up for the cause.

According to Politico.com, that includes Rep. Bob Filner, who is currently not spending much time in Washington while he runs for mayor of San Diego.

“In order to meet our goals to support enough candidates to win the House, we need to know how many members are on our team,” wrote Nancy Pelosi in a letter to all members of the Democratic Caucus last week, Politico said.

“The missing piece to our success is low member participation.

“Please call me … in the next 72 hours to let us know that you are committed to winning a Democratic Majority and to let us know what you will contribute this month.”

The leadership has thrown its weight behind the fundraising effort, with Pelosi, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) all contributing $450,000 to the DCCC this year, says Politico.

But a lot of holdouts remain.

"Five Democrats who hold their party’s top ranking spot on legislative committees haven’t donated a dime: Howard Berman (Calif.) of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Bob Brady (Pa.) of the House Administration Committee, John Conyers (Mich.) of the Judiciary Committee, Bob Filner (Calif.) of the Veterans Affairs Committee and Collin Peterson (Minn.) of the Agriculture Committee."

As we reported in October, according to its most recent federal filing, Filner's congressional campaign committee took in a total of $7045 in contributions--including $3000 from Filner's fellow Democratic congressmen Hoyer of Maryland and Ed Pastor of Arizona.

Another source of cash to Filner's congressional committee was $4500 from the Bob Filner for Mayor committee, booked as "reimbursement of deposit for fundraising event."

Filner's federal committee ended the third quarter with $5457 in cash on hand.

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Does anyone else find this as screamingly funny as I do? It looks as if ol' Bob has no congressional war chest, but The Nancy wants it and plenty more. Can we say that money talks, boys and girls?

Dec. 19, 2011

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