Majority Leader Cantor to raise money in Boise for Labrador, Farris enlists Barney Frank

First District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador has landed a very big fish as a fundraiser for his re-election bid against Democrat Jimmy Farris.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia is seen by many, particularly among the large freshman class that includes Labrador, as a successor, or even challenger to House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. Boehner is close to Idaho's other congressman, 2nd District GOP Rep. Mike Simpson.

Labrador's event includes a roundtable, reception and photo op. Prices are $100 per person for a photo only; $250 for a photo and the reception; and $1,000 for the roundtable, with both photo and reception. Political action committees must pay $2,500.

Meanwhile, Farris has engaged fundraising help from retiring Democratic Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the former chairman of the House Commmittee on Financial Services and coauthor of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law. Frank has been in Congress 22 years and was the first member of Congress to voluntarily come out as gay, in 1987.

In an email from Farris, Frank urges contributors to help raise $15,000 for Farris by Thursday. (Farris sent his email Wednesday, but I overlooked it in a crush of work).

Writes Frank: "We have to fight back against the Tea Partiers and their wealthy backers, which is why I volunteered to help Jimmy, who is one of their targets, because of his commitment to the values we believe in, and that they have never been so seriously challenged as they are this year."

Below are the texts of both fundraising appeals:

LABRADOR:

BOISE, ID. Congressman Raúl Labrador is honored to announce Majority Leader Eric Cantor, (R-VA-7) will be hosting a fund raiser in Boise on October 24th to benefit the Raúl Labrador for Idaho campaign.

Rep. Labrador said, “I am thrilled that Congressman Eric Cantor is coming to Idaho. He is a thoughtful and effective leader who understands the challenges Idaho families face everyday. I look forward to helping him become better acquainted with our great state.”

The event will include a small round table discussion with Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Raúl Labrador and a reception immediately following.

Congressman Raúl and Mrs. Rebecca Labrador
are honored to invite you to an evening with

Majority Leader Eric Cantor

Wednesday, Oct 24th
The Penthouse at C.W. Moore Plaza
250 S. 5th St.,
Downtown Boise

5:30 PM Roundtable Discussion with Rep. Eric Cantor and Rep. Raúl Labrador
$1,000* per person/ $2,500 PACs
Limited Availability (includes photograph with both congressmen)

6:30 PM Reception Hors d’ourves will be served $250* per person for Reception and Photograph
$100 for Reception only

*photos will be taken at 6:15 PM
(208) 938-2500
www.RaulLabrador.com

Limited admission for this exclusive event - advanced payment required

FARRIS

Dear XXXX,

In case you missed it, Congressman Barney Frank sent a strong message on Monday to Idaho voters against the onslaught of Tea Party attacks and in support of Jimmy Farris. Please see Congressman Frank's message below and please click here to contribute to Jimmy Farris for Congress TODAY before tomorrow's budget deadline!

_____________________________________________________________

Two very negative factors threaten to distort American politics in a damaging way this year.

The Tea Party extremists have essentially taken over the Republican Party, and the right wing majority on the Supreme Court has guaranteed that these extremists will have virtually unlimited fat cat money being spent on their behalf.

Since their substantive record is indefensible, they have gone on the attack, and Democratic candidates face a barrage of twisted, demagogic attacks.

I have set a goal to help JIMMY FARRIS raise $15,000 in urgent resources before Jimmy's budget deadline on Thursday.

Contribute now to help JIMMY FARRIS before Thursday's deadline.

We have to fight back against the Tea Partiers and their wealthy backers, which is why I volunteered to help Jimmy, who is one of their targets, because of his commitment to the values we believe in, and that they have never been so seriously challenged as they are this year.

Contribute now before Thursday’s rapid response deadline.

Onward,

Congressman Barney Frank

In the words of Congressman Frank, onward!

Thanks for your support,

Jimmy

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Barney Frank?

I'm not sure Jane Fonda is a Democrat anyway.

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Speaking Frankly,

It's not clear that Barney will be a big help in Idaho. Jimmy must be pretty hard up to go there for help.

Seriously?

The Do-Nothing leader of the Do-Nothing congress understands the challenges we face everyday? The congress with a 7% approval rating? Cantor has been bought and sold. Labrador has been bought, and after the election he'll be sold.
We the People need to get off our behinds and re-elect new leaders who will work for Us, not the Koch brothers.

"He is a thoughtful and effective leader who understands the challenges Idaho families face everyday."

Give Barney Credit

All 8 Idaho Democrats will show up. I bet he will raise anywhere between $20 and $30 - not including free drinks. No fooling. This guy is on fire.

Isn't he on the Finance committee?

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Brokeback Mt. meets the Architect of the housing crisis.

Wow, who's responsible for that. Whoever, will be selling insurance this winter.

Ha Ha Ha, Barny Frank, whatsamatter wasn't John Edwards availabl

As if running a male escort service out of your apartment, while in the closet, isn't enough, you have to guard Fannie and Freddie and bring the US economy down. Then,you call your gay brothers and sisters, who are Log Cabin Republicans, Uncle Toms. Why would any Dem candidate bring in a joke like this in. Honestly Frank is a joke, even in the Dem community.

Who else is available for Dem glad handing? There are many conservative Dem ex-pol mouthpieces around for endorsements.