SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Moneywise, it’s no contest

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014

* Bruce Rauner raised $4.1 million during the fourth quarter. Most of that was spent on TV ads

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner poured $3.2 million into advertising during the final three months of last year, far outraising and outspending his three rivals for the March 18 nomination, campaign disclosure reports show.

Rauner spent more than he raised, but he’s a kabillionaire and can afford it. Not so much for Kirk Dillard.

* Check out the burn rate for a campaign that has done almost nothing except, well, I’m not sure what

Dillard, of Hinsdale, who lost the 2010 nomination to Brady by 193 votes, reported raising $328,700 in the two funds he controls during the last three months of 2013. He spent $389,555, leaving $144,866 in cash to start the year. He has raised $6,000 since Jan. 1, but he also is carrying a $50,000 personal debt in one of his campaign funds.

He barely has enough in his account to pay January’s overhead expenses. Not good.

* Dan Rutherford is the only candidate in a financial position to make a major run if Rauner stumbles or is knocked off his throne

Rutherford brought in $393,000 during the final three months of 2013. The more than $1.37 million in his political fund as of Dec. 31, leaves Rutherford as the only other candidate positioned to purchase some TV time before the March 18 primary.

* Oy

State Sen. Bill Brady, one of four Republican candidates for governor, drew in $74,000 during the last three months of 2013, his campaign revealed Wednesday.

* And speaking of hilariously awful fundraising, check out Grogan’s numbers

Republican candidate for treasurer Tom Cross had shown more than $327,000 in receipts and $388,000 cash on hand in his campaign fund, and primary competitor Bob Grogan reported raising $9,749 last period, closing out his fund with a total of $21,087.

Grogan, by the way, loaned his campaign $50,000 on the last day of the third quarter to inflate his numbers, then paid off his loan just four days later, after the quarter ended, which means immediate disclosure was not required. A very old trick.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


32 Comments
  1. - From the 'Dale to HP - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:05 am:

    Dillard should drop out and get on Rutherford’s good side now. This is just getting silly on Dillard’s end; it’s not happening.


  2. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:07 am:

    The story on Rauner is not his personal fortune, but how he’s dominated the network of traditional GOP donors.

    The Usual Suspect moneybags are all-in for Rauner. Dilllard and Brady are virtually shut out.

    Rutherford has some money, but he’s going to have to spend a lot on image spots for himself. I doubt he’ll have much to go negative on Rauner. And, if need be, Rauner will have plenty to go negative on him.

    If you’re Rauner, you have to be very happy where you are today. The other three guys might not be able to lay a glove on him with paid media.


  3. - Whatever - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:08 am:

    Dillard’s burn rate is astounding, especially when you see that gaggle of “consultants” he’s paying every month for…..??


  4. - Norseman - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:09 am:

    Word is right on target.

    As Willy likes to point out, the others need to have a better ground game to even have a chance.


  5. - SAP - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:12 am:

    Why is Dillard still in the race? Isn’t he better off throwing his support to Rutherford, hoping for a miracle, and becoming an agency head?


  6. - Smoggie - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    Rutherford is in a bit of bind.

    Realistically, he needs to attack Rauner (especially on ties to Rahm) to knock off Rauner.

    However, since he is going to the only one with the money to do so, he might get smeared in the process. Voter tend not to like the guy going negative, even if it may get them to vote against the target of the negative ads.

    I don’t believe that Dillard has credibility with the GOP core, due to his ties to Barack. He can pander to the social conservatives all day, and while they may have appreciated his votes in Springfield, I just don’t see them voting for him.

    That leaves Boring Bill Brady as the last man standing. He can meander about, stay away from things, and end up as the nominee.

    And then of course he will go on to lose to Quinn again, but that’s another story.


  7. - Wensicia - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:17 am:

    Dillard and Brady should drop out, if only their egos would allow this.
    Rutherford has a chance if all support Rauner hasn’t captured went to him.


  8. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:21 am:

    Money game is all but over, Dillard’s burn rate is awful for ROI for the donors.

    Thanks, - Norseman -, still say winning this in the precincts, on a message through a prism of Payton Prep and other things, and “hope” (lol) that the “2PAC” can lob enough air cover to make Rauner a carcass to be dragged over, and his prism be the engine.

    Grogan, yikes, dude, call Jason Plummer for some cash already! You can keep rolling on personal loans like Jason or Bruce


  9. - Mokenavince - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:24 am:

    Remember the Golden Rule the one with the Gold Rules. Rauner by 10 lengths. Scratch Dil-lard and
    Brady.


  10. - Purple Foxx - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:26 am:

    Wait??? So Grogran CPA is using accounting tricks to inflate revenues!!!

    That guy is priceless. Bobby Big Bucks.


  11. - Downstater - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:27 am:

    Payton Prep! Not an issue, since the other candidates, other than Rutherford, have no money to tell the voters about it.
    What’s this near obsession, with Jason Plummer?


  12. - Oswego Lite - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:28 am:

    I’m a Democratic primary voter. I sure hope that the current four-horse contest in the GOP race for Governor continues and Rauner wins. I don’t care what money he spends, Quinn will be able to raise and spend enough to get the message out to enough voters to beat Rauner fairly comfortably in November. If the GOP had its act together Dillard and maybe even Brady would cut a deal, withdraw, and support Rutherford. Although I still think Quinn beats Rutherford it would be a MUCH tougher slog. Is it too late to withdraw and have your name off the primary ballot?
    And it appears that Quinn has really sharpened his fundraising chops from 2010. Good for him.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:36 am:

    Welcome - Oswego Lite -!

    Plummer is like Oliver was in the Brady Bunch, he make me laugh


  14. - Rahm'sMiddleFinger - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:55 am:

    This is truly embarrassing for Dillard and Brady. Dillard clearly isn’t trying. Brady, even less so.

    How can they look anyone who has given money in the eye? If they really think Rauner is so bad, why not work harder?

    Total and complete joke. Shame on them for taking something so serious so lightly.


  15. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 11:56 am:

    - Downstater -,

    Loads of people are talking about Payton Prep, might even lead to #Raunering.

    Bruce Rauner, according to Bernie, lied to Bernie, and reading Bernie, and how it went down, lied seems accurate.

    Can’t wish away lying to the press, or Clouting through a Rich Daley appointee, and the “Donation” and being denied, from New Trier.

    Can’t


  16. - Downstater - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 12:17 pm:

    =Loads of people are talking about Payton Prep=
    Maybe on this blog and occasionally in the newspaper, but ask 10 Republican primary voters about Payton Prep and you get a deer in the headlights look. Without someone having money to get the word out, NOT many primary votes will know. Then they are going to starting seeing more TV ads and mailers from Rauner and form their opinions. You can hope and wish all you want, but ain’t going to happen. Rauner’s biggest issue is having Dillard and Brady drop out and endorse Rutherford. Don’t see that happening either. As far as lying to the press, name me a politician who hasn’t lied to the press?


  17. - ZC - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 12:22 pm:

    So essentially what we are seeing here is a leveraged buyout of a mature but distressed firm (the IL Republican party), one still with considerable assets and great brand recognition, with the promise of a turnaround. But also rumors of a rebellion among some of the firm’s current shareholders, who fear where their new owners may take the firm, but right now it doesn’t look like they may be able to muster the cash to prevent a somewhat-hostile takeover.


  18. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 12:23 pm:

    –As far as lying to the press, name me a politician who hasn’t lied to the press? –

    –”I ain’t a politician.” Rauner, at today’s forum.–

    I guess that just makes him a liar.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 12:30 pm:

    - Downstater -,

    I can only do what I can do.

    The issue has legs, Bernie shows he lied to him, it’s up to others to go farther, do more, and impact this race.

    Get one of the “3″ to hire AWillyWord Con$ulting!

    (That is a mocking of both Dillard’s expenses and burn rate AND Rauner’s too. Not a suggestion$


  20. - child games - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 12:51 pm:

    What is Cross spending $472,000 in 6 months on for his completely lackluster campaign?


  21. - Downstater - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    From Crain’s Business Jan. 16
    Joining Mr. Rauner’s communications shop effective next week will be Lance Trover, a longtime veteran of Illinois politics who most recently has worked for U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., the state’s ranking Republican.Mr. Trover also worked for Mr. Kirk during his campaign for the Senate against Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and served as spokesman for the Illinois Republican Party. In between, he was deputy communications director for the National Republican Senate Committee.


  22. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 12:56 pm:

    Dillard spent more than 125k per month but not a penny on media? Wow - the mind reels at the political malpractice. If he had difficulty raising money before, wait until his donors learn that! Just wow.


  23. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    - Downstater -,

    Ok, what was your point with the Lance bio?

    No snark, what was the point?


  24. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 1:16 pm:

    ===Dillard spent more than 125k per month but not a penny on media?===

    Did you think all those endorsements from right wing groups were free?


  25. - econ prof - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    It’s too bad for Grogan that he wasn’t able to raid the HRO account for $175,000 and the HRO staff to run his campaign like Cross did. Is Cross planning to pay that money back, or will this just be another part of his legacy as the Super-minority Leader?


  26. - Powell - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    econ prof-
    if your title befits your experience, it would be a better use of your time to assist the CPA in not over-reporting assets. That’s a big no-no in the accounting world.


  27. - hisgirlfriday - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 2:07 pm:

    @Downstater - I think you were right about the Payton Prep issue BEFORE this week not having any traction, but I think the revelations about his CPS donations and Rauner actually responding in radio interviews and other media gave it more free media oxygen so that it is finally seeping in.

    For example, I told my mother (a GOP primary voter) about Payton Prep months ago in passing when a discussion about Rauner’s commercials came up. But it was only after she heard on the news/radio that he had donated $250,000 to the school after they put his daughter in the school that the story sunk in for her where she wanted to ask me “Did you hear about this Rauner guy?”

    I think just anecdotally this also may show what Rauner’s rivals need to highlight to make this all stick the most. The idea of buying a spot in a school ties into voter fears about a rich guy trying to buy office. But obsessing about an Arne Duncan phone call may not penetrate simply because 9 out of 10 voters don’t even know who Arne Duncan is and the stuff about a phone call just sounds like standard political favor stuff.


  28. - Henry Clay - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 5:56 pm:

    Brady is reminiscent of the guy who has been down on his luck(financially) lately. His neighbors and family know that he has a rich uncle who loved him and is on his last legs. They all know that he is soon going to come into an anticipated windfall when his uncle passes away on and about March 18th but they still aren’t willing to give him any respect or credit until after the old geezer dies.

    Brady will have a spigot from which money readily flows “once he wins in the GOP primary”. It is erroneous thinking to believe that Brady (or any other of the 3 GOP candidates) won’t have the necessary campaign funding to take on Pat Quinn after winning the March 18, 2014 GOP Primary. Most of the GOP voters are just waiting to see who the winning horse is on 3/18/2014 before they loosen their wallets to get rid of Pat Quinn. Much like the “Field of Dreams” concept—after the March 18th Primary “Build it and they will come”.


  29. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 6:26 pm:

    –Most of the GOP voters are just waiting to see who the winning horse is on 3/18/2014 before they loosen their wallets to get rid of Pat Quinn.–

    Check out Rauner’s reports. Lot of loose wallets for him right now — four, five, six-figure checks, a lot of it from Illinois. He’s not just spending his own money.


  30. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 10:38 pm:

    There’s really something interesting going on in the Illinois GOP.

    How did a hustler like Rauner just walk in and run the table on GOP money? Agan, he’s not just running on his own money; he’s hoovering up all the money from traditional GOP contributors.

    I’m sure that’s the question that Brady, Dillard and Rutherford are asking.

    Those guys have been in the GOP establishment for decades. How did they not lock down some support? How did they let this happen?

    I suspect it has something to do with the incredible atrophy of the GOP state infrastructure over the last 20 years or so.

    The state party is a paper tiger.

    The Cook County organization is a joke. How is that possible? The phrase “Reagan Democrat” was coined in Cook County. You have knuckleheads talking about how many counties they won when they lose elections and ignore the greatest source of GOP votes.

    And Democrats are hustling and expanding farther out into Lake, Will and DuPage. That should be alarming to any Republican.

    I’ve lived all over the state. Illinois is not a “blue” state, by any means. I can take you to taverns in the Loop where a majority openly curse Obama when he pops up on the news. It’s the same all over.

    My conclusion is that after Big Jim and Little Jim left, and Ryan got in trouble, the whole GOP apparatus just fell apart and no one has put it back together.

    The GOP of my younger years has just been outworked. No crying when you’re outhustled.

    And every day it looks like Rauner is the money boys’ Hail Mary to try to get back in the game.

    That must burn Dillard, Rutherford and Brady. But if those guys had been working all those years to build a state organization that included Cook, they wouldn’t be in this position.

    That would take work. And let’s face it, the Illinois GOP ain’t exactly a ball of fire when it comes to work. Incredibly lazy.


  31. - child games - Friday, Jan 17, 14 @ 9:24 am:

    Dillard’s dough has to be merged with Jil Tracy who has 2 of her own accounts. They run as a team and together it looks like they raised more than Rutherford last quarter.


  32. - truth hurts sometimes - Friday, Jan 17, 14 @ 9:57 am:

    If you add Jil Tracy’s fundraising with Dillard’s, they together raised over $550,000, well above the other candidates in the race except gazillonaire Bruce Rauner.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Rauner lambasted, even called "traitor" for siding with Democrats on abortion bill
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Remap reformers say recordings of Con-Con debates support their case
* Question of the day
* Sunlight Foundation tags the wrong Michael J. Madigan
* Rauner vetoes bills pushed by disability advocates, first responders, unions
* Independent Maps has appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court
* Rauner signs three controversial bills: Marijuana decriminalization, Contraception coverage; "Right of Conscience Act"
* Republicans "pledge" not to vote for Madigan for Speaker
* More on the Lottery announcement
* Caption contest!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Whatever the number is, it's still pretty darned high
* Careful what you wish for
* Duckworth speech focused on Trump as new ads slam her
* Just legalize it, already
* Today's number: 32 percent
* Cullerton repeats demand that Rauner will decide tax hike
* One way 2016 could impact 2018
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Is it over or not?
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Apple sales records, Blackberry security, and we get stuff wrong | Pocketnow Weekly 211
* If the Priv failed to get BlackBerry back, can the DTEK50?
* Galaxy Note 7 Pricing and ETA, iPhone 7 adapter & more – Pocketnow Daily
* Google brings historic Rio exhibits and landmarks to a digital art collection
* New Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy Note 7 leaks ahead of launch
* Brexit waves hit HTC Vive price
* OnePlus gives ROM developers access to Dash Charge kernels

* TradeThread: Working the weekend
* Jose Abreu has a new weakness
* Eaton's HR all White Sox muster in 12-inning loss
* Quintana validating All-Star nod with stellar stretch
* White Sox listening to offers ahead of Deadline
* Frazier day to day with flu-like symptoms
* Morneau reflects on friendships in Minnesota

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Why are so many professors moving out of Illinois?..
* Discontinuing College Illinois is a foolish rec.....
* Bruce Rauner is nothing like Donald Trump. Or i.....
* No prison penalty anymore for small marijuana a.....
* LETTER: Rauner holds contempt for teachers - Ga.....
* Pro-Life Action League: We trusted Gov Rauner t.....
* Rauner lambasted, even called “traitor” for sid.....
* Rep. Morrison: Rauner’s message is religious be.....
* The people Rod Blagojevich left behind..
* BROWN: State rep, adopted, ‘always wanted a sis.....


* Correction: Chicago Violence-Mills Shot story
* East Chicago wants to demolish housing on contaminated site
* States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, but persist
* Courts derail voting limits pushed by GOP in 3 states
* U of Illinois chancellor brings wide-ranging experience
* Illinois man sentenced for nursing home sex scheme
* Father, son plead not guilty in ISU assault, drug case
* 'Drunkard list' is limiting public intoxication in Aurora
* 2 Chicago officers relieved of powers after suspect killed
* EXCHANGE: Mattoon business rebuilds vintage campers

* Rauner vetoes bill to keep seniors in their homes
* Rauner signs law extending contraceptive insurance coverage
* Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois
* Duckworth lawsuit settlement final, attorney general says
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery
* Attorney General: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final
* Health-care hiring keeps local unemployment at lowest in state
* Local unemployment again lowest in state for June
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divide Illinois
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lotter

* Lost power? Blame this critter
* United Way's got a people problem
* Housing agencies tweak program that moves poor people to nicer neighborhoods
* Why are so many professors moving out of Illinois?
* Still a lot of haze around Chicago's cloud tax


* Cook County Jail guard attacked by inmate Friday
* Chicago man wins $500K with Big Money lottery ticket
* Pushed aside Friday, Cubs’ Baez moved into cleanup spot
* Pushed aside Friday, Cubs’ Baez moved into cleanup spot
* Can Harold Jones-Quartey be answer at safety for Bears?
* What we saw: Day 3 of Bears training camp
* Bears GM: Kyle Long improving, injury outlook ‘positive’
* No need to solo; local teen wins chance to fly with Harrison Ford
* Hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashes in Texas
* BROWN: State rep, adopted, ‘always wanted a sister,’ now has 3


* What to watch for at Rio's opening ceremony
* One mom, 14 children, and the grace of caring
* 'Number of fatalities' after hot air balloon catches fire, crashes in Texas
* 5 dead, 14 wounded in Chicago shootings
* Donald Trump speech beats Hillary Clinton in TV viewership
* States' flag-burning laws are unconstitutional, but persist anyway
* Photos: Lollapalooza 2016
* Live blog: Lollapalooza day three
* Two officers relieved of police powers in fatal South Shore shooting
* Malia Obama spotted at Lollapalooza


* Rauner vetoes bill to keep seniors in their homes
* Dr. Thomas Kerins: Ending high school PARCC a good first step
* Rauner signs law extending contraceptive insurance coverage
* Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois
* Charles Krauthammer: What's the case for Hillary?
* Duckworth lawsuit settlement final, attorney general says
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery
* Attorney General: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final
* Health-care hiring keeps local unemployment at lowest in state
* Local unemployment again lowest in state for June


* Accused murderers of Champaign woman expected in court Monday
* Beat the Elite runner wants a ride
* Brady Street station first and last water stop of the Bix
* My first Bix: The longest race ever I've ever ran
* Clouds, cool temps greet 14,280 Bix 7 participants
* Friends meet up, tell stories at post-Bix party
* 12-year-old girl joins Patriot Guards for Bix 7
* Davenport Police respond to car vs. train accident
* 25 years of partying on Kirkwood
* Cooler temperatures kept injuries down at Bix


* Beem him up: Rich Beem makes PGA cut, still working TV
* Byron sets rookie record with 5th Truck Series victory
* FAA warned of potential for many hot air balloon deaths
* Fires keep tourists away from California's Big Sur coast
* Mariners' Wade Miley no-hits Cubs through 6 innings

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to......

* Senate and House bipartisan effort to help......

* CTA Tattler now can be found at ChicagoNow.com
* Update: The Tattler is cruisin' to ChicagoNow with the Trib
* The Tattler is cruisin' to ChicagoNow with the Trib
* Weekend work: A Blue Line "ditto"
* News pickup: CTA complaints; passengers falling on tracks
* "This is only a test!" Emergency exercise to shut Washington Blue Line stop, nearby bus routes
* CTA I-Go smart card earns Chicago Fast Cities nod
* CTA avoids fare hikes by using capital funds to balance budget
*
* Illinois Judges Foundation plans Summer Reception for August 17


* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Governor Announces Appointments
* Governor Rauner and Illinois Lottery Seek New Management Partner
* College Changes Everything™ Conference Highlights Critical Role Of Higher Education In Economic Recovery And Growth
* Summer Camp Builds Bonds between Incarcerated Moms and Children




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller