Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Goodlatte Fundraiser

Last night Bob Goodlatte was in Harrisonburg for a fundraiser on behalf of Matt Lohr. The DNR has an article about it here. Goodlatte gave Matt $4,000, the full total of the fundraiser has not been released. Bob gave a good speech at the Allen breakfast in August, and I am sure he delievered another great one last night. I heard there were about 150 people there, which is pretty good. Republitarian says there were only 80. Hopefully someone out there can clarify the number.
We will hopefully find out soon the total raised at the event as well.
Has Fulk had anymore fundraisers?


  • At 10/04/2005 7:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It was 150...republitarian was not there I WAS!

  • At 10/04/2005 10:41 PM, Anonymous Benjamin said…

    What, will Mark Warner come do another fundraiser for Lowell and fund it with another $15,000 of his own PAC money?

    Warner has already put $25K into Lowell's campaign this time around. I don't see how Lowell can ask him for more. But then again, that's why I'm not a politician.

    I too heard somewhere around 150 at the Goodlatte event. Looks like Myron was only about half-right once again.

    I also heard the event brought in quite a bit of financial support.

    Unfortunately, since the event was held so close to the finance report filing deadline, and the checks that came in for the event probably came in both before and after the end of the month, we'll never know how much was raised unless the campaign releases the figures.

  • At 10/04/2005 11:04 PM, Anonymous Ashamed said…

    Okay, I've had enough! I have been supportive of Matt and Andrea the whole time but this is nonsense. I have attended every fundraiser that he has had and paid the money to help him win because I go to the same church and up till now thought he was sincere. Things I have witnessed have however changed my mind. There were no more than 75-80 people at the college center. And many were college students who were let in to eat so they would show up. (they told me) When my husband and I attended the BBQ on his parent's farm and all the "big shots" stood on some hay wagon to say how great HE is I began to get nervous. But the last straw for me on this whole affair is when he and his wife quite proudly, at church (Harrisonburg Baptist)one recent Sunday, had their four year old daughter tell people that "Lowell Fulk is a Bad Man!"
    I went anyway with my husband to the JMU meeting but now to read that you are exaggerating his support yet again is far too much. I don't know Mr. Fulk, he may not be a good person, but I do think I know the Lohrs (better than I wanted to), and I'm staying home on election day! I am disgusted with this whole experience! Shame on these people! I'm thinking and praying about changing churches. To think that our minister supports this is more than I care to deal with.

  • At 10/05/2005 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes the College Republicans were present no one let "college students in to fill seats".

    By the way ashamed I doubt you really have ever backed Lohr. If so provide your name and we'll be able to see your "contribution"

  • At 10/05/2005 3:40 PM, Anonymous Independent Thinker said…

    Dear Ashamed,

    I go to HBC also and I am NOT a policical supported of Lohr. I would encourage you NOT to change churches because of a few people's voiced political views. There may be many other like you in the church family than you think. Christians are democrats, independents, and republicans.

  • At 10/05/2005 4:41 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    anon, if ashamed wants to say that, they can.
    They can be "ashamed" of lying if they in fact never did support Lohr.
    This is still a very contenious issue on the number of people.
    The Lohr email today said there were 150 people at the fundraiser but alot of people are saying there was only 80.
    I guess we will never get a true count on this.

  • At 10/05/2005 11:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh yes hokie, there is a way to determine who is telling the truth. Why don't you call the jmu people who put th e event on? You won't.... Because you don't want to know the truth. It amazes me how you want to accuse someone who expresses dissapointment in lohr of being dishonest. I think her response was very well said. I suppose that in your opinion that I am now a liar too????

  • At 10/06/2005 8:43 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I never said that. As a matter of fact, I defended that person from the attack from another poster.
    I said they might be lying, but we don't know.

  • At 10/06/2005 11:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This really shows that Fulks people are out of stuff to use against Lohr. So the big debate is over how many folks were at the event...that is the weakest attack I've ever come across. When the amount raised is released it will show the real truth...this was a succesful fund raiser and that my friends is the important thing.

    By the way if you want to discuss nonsense that means nothing to the election I understand republitarians blog is set up just for that.


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