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Poll shows 91% against privatization of Social Security  Feb 25, 2005
Source:  Santorum's website poll, 1678 total votes  [now conveniently changed to death tax poll] 
 
 
 
 
 

The Republican National Committee began the month with a 6-to-1 financial advantage over its Democratic counterpart, with $16.5 million in the bank compared with the Democratic National Committee's $2.6 million.

The RNC raised $10.5 million in January, according to its monthly report to the Federal Election Commission. The GOP spent $8.7 million, including a $1-million transfer to the Senate Republicans' fundraising committee and about $1 million in telemarketing, according to an analysis by Political Money Line, a nonpartisan campaign finance tracking service.

•The National Republican Senatorial Committee began February with $1.7 million in the bank and no debt. It raised $5.3 million in January and spent $4.6 million.
• The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had $475,648 left after paying off postelection debts. It raised about $2.7 million last month and spent about $2.6 million.
• The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which raises money for House Democrats, began February with $11 million in debt from last year's elections. It had $1.5 million in the bank as this month began. The committee raised $1.5 million and spent $1.7 million in January.
• The National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP's fundraising committee, reported $2 million on hand. It raised $4.6 million and spent $5.8 million in January. The spending included $3.5 million on phone banks. AP 

 
 
 
 
Baer on Specter  Feb 21, 2005
 
 
 
 
 
 
DCInsideScoop running call-in campaign asking Santorum to return Adelphia  money  
 
 
About 75 union and consumer activists gathered at a Quality Inn three miles away to condemn Bush's plan.  Standing with a crowd holding signs saying, "Hands off my social security," Ray Murphy, of Citizens for Consumer Justice, said, "we must stand up to this gutting of our most basic economic rights."   Dave Davies, Philadelphia Inquirer
 
 
 
Cost of Bush prescription drug plan rattles Congress  Feb 10, 2005

Hearing to be held on Santorum's children's residency and possible refund demand   Feb 9, 2005

Companies seek quick payoff for their support of Republicans:  Limits on lawsuits   Feb 8, 2005     

Santorum not commenting on contributor Adelphia's decision to offer hard porn   Feb 8, 2005

Amtrak Cuts:  Santorum treading lightly, Specter says "unacceptable"  Feb 8, 2005

Should Tax Dollars Fund Bush's Bubble?  Feb 8, 2005   

A controversial president barnstorms through the country attending carefully controlled events where tickets are distributed by his own party, where no one disagrees with a word he says and no one puts him on the spot.  When this happened in the heat of the political season, the events and at least part of the president's travel costs were being paid for by his campaign. But now it's a post-election president spending tax dollars and ostensibly acting in the public interest...  I look forward to . . . traveling around the country discussing this issue -- similar to what President Clinton did," Bush said... But Bush's approach couldn't be much more different than Clinton's... When Clinton had his "discussions" on Social Security, he intentionally brought opponents along with him, spoke before a mixed crowd, and let himself get grilled...  He invited Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), among others, to join him.  Dan Froomkin, Washington Post

Bush Budget Raises Drug Prices for Many Veterans  Feb 7, 2005

Increases for unsuccessful Abstinence-Only Programs  Feb 7, 2005   

"But even amid the cutbacks, some presidential priorities would remain flush. Youth programs advocating sexual abstinence would increase by $39 million, to $206 million."   Peter Baker  Washington Post           Take Action           

Analysis of Bush's Proposed Budget, Cuts in Non-defense Domestic Spending  Feb 7, 2005

Will Santorum stand up for Amtrak?  Bush's budget cuts Amtrak  Feb 7, 2005

Corzine, Lautenberg, Codey ask Bush not to cut funds to Amtrak  Feb 4, 2005

Santorum to attend fundraiser at Superbowl  Feb 4 & 6, 2005

Santorum will try to raise between $30,000 and $40,000.  Let's do the same for groups opposed to Santorum.  Go to Links, and donate!

Santorum now says he didn't mean to advocate teaching Intelligent Design in Biology class  Feb 6, 2005

Despite more urgent crises, Social Security is put first. Medicare, Medicaid face fund shortfalls even sooner  Feb 6, 2005

Upcoming Social Security Town Halls:   Bush's Social Security plan could be risk for Republicans  Feb 6, 2005

Santorum sponsors legislation aimed at "regime change" in Iran,  rewriting his "Iran Freedom and Support Act"  Feb 4, 2005

Government in "better shape to borrow today" than in the future, Santorum says   Feb 3, 2005

Santorum contributor Adelpia offers hard-core porn  Feb 2, 2005 

Santorum hopes to raise $25 million for 2006 campaign  Feb 2, 2005

*Will Santorum face fine for use of Social Security Administration seal     Feb 1, 2005

Commentary on "anti-science movement"  Feb 1, 2005

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