The number one goal of every politician upon getting elected... getting
re-elected!Lee has been great with rhetoric that most conservative
Utahns would buy. However it is rhetoric only! He really hasn't done
much. Hasn't advanced any real 'cause' and hasn't really
stopped anything significant. He's the "thank you for
playing" guy in Washington. Just the kind of person we need! We could have
sent anyone back for that... and guess what... we did! Now he wants more of our
money so he can do it for six more (additional) years! It's bad enough he
has milked his current government job, but to ask us to 're-hire' him
so he can do it again...??Sad reality... with the "R" next
to his name... We'll do it again and tell ourselves "he's the
lesser of two evils."
Hello Mr. Lee!How about working for the people of Utah?Does that
resonate for any of these "Public Servants" anymore?What a
Mike Lee has difficulty paying his bills on his $175,000 federal salary...Now he has to ask donors/voters to dig deeper?Fiscal
conservative?Do as I say, not as I do?Exactly.
Enjoy your last few years in DC, Senator. Your time is just about up...
Truthseeker,I am thankful that Lee is working to obstruct the further
damage BO, Feinstein, and the rest of the dems are trying to inflict on us.BO's administration is a joke. Fundraising is their first job,
governing is a distant 3rd (behind scandal cover-up). CHS 85,the repub nominee will win in '16, Lee just wants to make sure he is the
Oh pulleeeze! Must be a slow news day. A story about a public official raising
money to get re-elected...imagine that! Much ado about nothing. The Deseret News
is still in a snit that their fair-haired boy, Senator Bennett, was pried out of
office by said Senator Lee. Mike Lee was not my first choice to
replace Senator Bennett (who, like Senator Hatch, clearly needed to be relieved
of duty), but he has been a pleasant surprise, and has brought a breath of fresh
air to the shores of the Potomac. He has made a couple of typical freshman
senator mistakes, but has also made significant contributions, far above what
one expects in a first term. Go Mike Lee!
Truthseeker and some others are exactly right.Lee will probably need
all the money he can get in an attempt to set himself up as Senator For Life ala
Hatch.Let's hope Utah voters have enough sense to dump this
champion of obstruction at the first opportunity.But that would
require a miracle -- and miracles don't happen in Utah politics.
If he is seeking money now to run for re-election republican safe senate race,
it demonstrates that he is beholden to the special interests that give him money
instead of the republican voters who will certainly elect a republican senator
in 2016. Stated another way he will be bought and paid for on election day.
I don't really know what happened to Mike Lee and his house. I don't
even know if it is true. If it is true, then Senator Lee made a mistake. If it
isn't true, gossip is a fault as well, one that I wouldn't want to
brag about in the public square. I happened to read his 'pitch' for
money. I couldn't read anything in their about himself, only about
stopping the insanity called Washington D.C. I can't figure it. There is
not a person I know that doesn't believe that Washington doesn't have
a spending problem, yet one would easily assume on these posts that we need more
leaders who will spend more to fix problems that can't be fixed in
Washington. Go figure.
I'm not sure why he even needs to raise money. Can't he just have his
name printed on the ballot with the (R) next to it and assure himself a victory?
Begging for money this far out is unbecoming of a US Senator. This does not seem
to bother our beloved Senator "NO".
@bandersen 10:14 p.m. May 29, 2013I don't see the Jefferson
Smith character deliberately choosing a job which lowers his income to the point
he defaults on his mortgage. Smith was written to be a man of character. Lee
wouldn't recognize character if it bit him on the nose.
This appears to be a person who is insecure and nervous regarding the
possibility of a future congressional term. I'm sick of the 2016 race
Mike Lee is akin to Mr. Smith goes to Washington. It remains to be seen if he
will succumb or make a difference. Anybody, anybody that throws a wrench into
the train wreck called Washington D.C. deserves our admiration and respect. One
term is enough, but he's causing heartburn with all those who want us to
just put our heads in the sand!
"Already raising money for 2016?"Aside from obstructing
everything isn't Senator Lee always trying to raise money for the next
campaign.Congress is a joke. Fundraising is their first job,
legislating is a distant 2nd. They only work Tues-Thurs now. They
should be required to work 5 days like everybody else. They should be in in the
Senate Chamber--debating bills like they used to and spending more time
together. Congress today is like a dysfunctional divorced couple who just lob
attacks at each other from a distance. Mike Lee is the prime
example of what is wrong in Washington.