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Spartacus Campaign on Life Support: Booker Campaign Says They Need $1.7M in 10 Days

Spartacus Campaign on Life Support: Booker Campaign Says They Need $1.7M in 10 Days

Or they will not have a “legitimate long-term path forward”

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has been polling in the low single digits since he entered the 2020 Democrat presidential primary.  His campaign is now signalling impending doom . . . if they can’t raise $1.7 million by the end of the month.

Fox News reports:

Sen. Cory Booker’s presidential campaign manager is warning in a memo to Bstaff that the Democratic senator from New Jersey must raise an additional $1.7 million by the end of the third quarter of fundraising – just 10 days away – or the campaign will not have a “legitimate long-term path forward.”

In the memo, campaign manager Addisu Demissie warned that following a weaker than expected cash haul during the early part of September, “the next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race.”

The situation at Spartacus HQ appears to be dire.

After the “news” broke, the internet went wild, but apparently not in quite the way the Booker campaign intended.

Of note:

Booker is spinning his campaign’s desperate cry for help as “transparent” and “courageous.”


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The Friendly Grizzly | September 21, 2019 at 5:34 pm

He’s angling for a cabinet position. Probably HUD. It’s a position reserved for exalted minorities.

Do you think his campaign would take a check made out to “Bozo the Clown”?

The dogs don’t appear to like the dog food. Who knew?

Stick a fork in Spartacus, he’s done!

Go out to the lettuce patch and drown your sorrows in roughage.

“Or they will not have a ‘legitimate long-term path forward’”

He never had that to begin with. Money to him had always been throwing good money to a non-American, aka a Democrat.

    Arminius in reply to fscarn. | September 21, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I take it, then, the $1.7M will go to purchasing an illegitimate short-term path forward.

      artichoke in reply to Arminius. | September 21, 2019 at 8:53 pm

      What stops him from pocketing it? Not accusing him — any more than I am also accusing the rest of the candidates.

        Arminius in reply to artichoke. | September 21, 2019 at 9:35 pm

        Per campaign finance laws he can’t simply pocket it as it is a crime to make personal use of campaign cash.

        But who writes campaign finance laws? former, current, and future campaigners. So there are so many loopholes that you could drive a truck through I’d say it’s unbelievable. But we all know we are dealing with what Mark Twain astutely observed is “America’s only native criminal class.”

        One common dodge is to make a personal loan to your campaign, then charger your own campaign the kind of interest that would make a mafia loan shark blush. Not enough cash on hand to make that personal loan, future congresscritter? No problem; take out a home equity loan. You can still make enough in interest to pay off the loan, send the kids to college, and retire in luxury.

        I knew of one House rep in Kali (Dem, natch) whose campaign was still paying off the loan ten years after she first successfully got elected to Congress.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to artichoke. | September 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm

        And, I include the GOP primary candidates as well.

he could go w*rk some shifts at the local bathhouse, and hope he gets lucky in tips… 😎

After a short time on life support they usually declare you brain dead and pull the plug.

Poetic justice. He’s not viable.

Quite frankly, I’m surprised he has lasted this long given his support seems to mainly be from T-Bone and friends.

The man is a lunatic, I am hoping he and Harris bow out together, which would mean Obamster would be able to give Biden his endorsement. Heh.

Win some, lose some. No one’s the worse off.

But why must the internet go wild over everything? That is the problem, that far too many must offer opinions about everything, just because they can.

Strap on some knee pads, Cory, and raise funds the way Kamala does.

It is staggering to consider the malignant clowns that infest the US Congress. It is amazing the government functions at all.

If Mr. Booker knocks on my door, I will be glad to give him two cents-and my two cents’ worth.

A “Win A Date With Cory Booker” contest may raise funds from the LGBTQ community.

Even with a “heart-felt” (whatever) endorsement from Rosario Dawson, he couldn’t crack the margin of error barrier. Rosario sounds like a guy’s name doesn’t it?

Take the hint farticus

The Friendly Grizzly | September 22, 2019 at 3:40 pm

“yes, my friends! If you can’t, out of the goodness of your hearts, help me raise 1.7 million dollars by the 30th, I will be called home by my constituency. Please! Call the toll-free number on your screens…”

channeling Oral Roberts