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Robert Duvall Hosts Romney Fundraiser

Actor Robert Duvall and his wife, Luciana, will host a fundraiser featuring Ann Romney at their Middleburg, Va., home in September.

The general reception tickets to the Sept. 6 event are $2,500 per person while the VIP photo reception is $10,000 donated or raised per person. A $25,000 donation will get you into the dinner.

The Academy Award-winning actor, well known for roles in Apocalypse Now and To Kill a Mockingbird, among many others, is a longtime supporter of the Republican Party. Duvall, 81, also famously starred in The Natural,coincidentally one of the primary-night campaign songs used by Romney’s primary rival, Rick Santorum.


Filed under: Conservative, Hollywood / Entertainment, Independent Conservative, Patriot, Politics / Elections, Presidential Race, Robert Duvall, Romney

What does ‘suspending a campaign’ mean?

“Suspending” vs. Dropping Out – What’s the Difference?

Federal law does not have a specific definition of “suspending” a campaign and does not officially recognize the act of “suspending” a campaign. Herman Cain announced in December 2011 that he was “suspending” his campaign, but federal law considers him to be a candidate until he officially terminates or closes his campaign account or publicly states he is no longer a candidate.

Practically speaking, if a candidate removes him- or herself from the race without the intent of re-entering at a later date, then there is not a big difference between “suspending” a campaign vs. dropping out entirely. The end result is usually the same: the candidate is no longer seeking that particular office. Four years ago, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Mitt Romney all “suspended” their campaigns, but their bids had effectively ended.

One notable exception: John McCain announced he was suspending his presidential campaign in late September 2008 so that he could return to Washington to focus on the financial crisis. However, McCain made it clear that the suspension was temporary and that he would eventually resume with the campaign.

That said, there are two main differences between “suspending” and ending a presidential campaign: delegates and money.


Federal law plays no role in delegate selection rules. It’s up to the party to decide how to treat delegates won by a candidate who has suspended his campaign. In general, candidates who suspend their campaigns get to keep any delegates they’ve won, while candidates who drop out have to forfeit certain delegates, usually statewide delegates.


“Suspending” a campaign allows a candidate to publicly withdraw from a race while preserving the ability to raise funds beyond what’s needed to retire debt. This may include the ability to continue to receive federal matching funds, if the candidate has previously qualified for them.

When candidates announce they are dropping out or ending their campaigns, they may then only raise money to retire any remaining campaign debts or to pay for other costs related to shutting down a campaign committee. They may not continue to amass war-chests beyond that if they drop out.

However, if a candidate “suspends” his campaign but doesn’t officially end his candidacy, federal law does not specifically prohibit that candidate from continuing to raise funds for purposes other than debt retirement.

Candidates who “suspend” their campaigns as well as those who officially drop out must still continue to file disclosure reports, as long as they have an active campaign committee.

Filed under: Politics / Elections, Presidential Race

OBAMA Signs New Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

This executive order, published on the White House website yesterday, gives the Obama regime power to take over . . . pretty much EVERYTHING, including agriculture, labor, energy, transportation (both interstate and intrastate) and commerce IN PEACETIME and NON-EMERGENCY Conditions.

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: Obama signs (3-16-12) Executive Order, To Reinstate The Draft And Cancel Elections  This is REAL Folks! From the White House Website:

OBAMA took a bold step toward taking away our liberties by executive order. Congress MUST act to stop him now!

Filed under: Obama, Politics / Congress, Politics / Elections, TBCDG Opinion