View Full Version : Johnny Hayes, top Al Gore fundraiser, dies at 67

09-21-2008, 01:05 PM
I had read about this in my paper this morning, so when I saw the thread I was interested in what the DUmmies thought about it.

Nambe (1000+ posts) Sat Sep-20-08 09:41 PM
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Johnny Hayes, top Al Gore fundraiser, dies at 67
Advertisements [?]Source: The Associated Press

Johnny Hayes, a Democratic fundraiser for the presidential campaigns of former Vice President Al Gore, has died.

A family statement said Hayes died Saturday in Tennessee after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 67.

Hayes was finance chief for Gore's first presidential campaign in 1988 and again in 2000. He also managed Gore's campaign finances when Gore first won a U.S. House seat in 1976 and for later Senate elections. ...
snip... After becoming vice president in 1993, Gore nominated Hayes as a director of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the country's largest public utility. He held that post until 1999.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20080920/pl_politico/1...

jjr5 (302 posts) Sat Sep-20-08 10:23 PM
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1. May he have God speed. n/t

midnight (1000+ posts) Sat Sep-20-08 11:04 PM
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2. What a loss for the Dems. , the Gores, and the Hayes family.

Nothing unusual about that. But, the reason I wanted to see how the DUmmies would react is because this was in the article I read in my paper:

After Gore lost to George W. Bush, Hayes was hired to lobby Congress on behalf of troubled electric wholesaler Enron Corp., which collapsed in late 2001

Of course, that part wasn't mentioned in the link the DUmmies read. I'm curious to see how long it takes them to find that and then piss on his grave.

ralph wiggum
09-21-2008, 01:11 PM
I'm sure teh Rove had something to do with his death. :D

movie buff
09-21-2008, 03:39 PM
Shame about his death. My condolences and prayers to his family. I hear stomach cancer is a horrible way to go, very painful.