POOR REPUBLICANS….Charles Kuffner reports that Republicans are having trouble setting up their own 527 groups to compete with the Democrats, and quotes this particularly laughable reason for their lack of success:

Republican fundraiser Matt Keelen suggests that most Republican donors are businessmen who are inherently more conservative with their money.

Yes, I’ve noticed over the years how reluctant business interests are to contribute money to the Republican party.

But here’s another suggestion: the reason new Republican 527s aren’t that successful is because there are plenty of old ones already hoovering up conservative cash. The tricky thing, though, is that the Republican versions aren’t called 527s. They’re called 501(c)s. Nick Confessore tells you all about it in “Bush’s Secret Stash.”

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