Skip to comments.Reince Priebus: RNC 'proud' of Virginia gubernatorial effort
Posted on 11/11/2013 1:18:31 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday defended the party's strategy in the Virginia gubernatorial race against attacks from conservative groups that it didn't do enough to help GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli.
Tea Party groups said the GOP establishment kept its wallet closed to Cuccinelli, the conservative attorney general who lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday. Democratic party organizations, those groups said, spent more heavily on McAuliffe than the GOP did on Cuccinelli.
But Priebus said the RNC invested heavily in Cuccinelli's "ground game," commenting that he was "proud" of the effort.
"The RNC outside the presidential election is never in the business of buying millions and millions of dollars of ads," Priebus said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Liar. That $3 million was spent on opening offices in minority areas, the rest was spent on the entire state Republican slate. No money for Cuccinelli when he needed it most. Now go back to your beltway cocktail circuit, Prebus.
Truth be told Rinse, the RNC helped elect a democrat.
Why would you even listen to a guy named :Reince Priebus
Reince FLUSH, Repeat!
I call him Rancid Prius.
The Brits would call him the c-word
Hannity soft balled him last week
If we’re into truth telling here, truth be told, that was their intent.
Question: How many times can Preibus back the GOP up and DRIVE it into that Iceberg before there is real damage?..
I think we have the thread winner here
Knock it off, Reince. The GOP/RNC did an intentionally crappy job.
How is the RNC’s treasury doing. Are many people sending them in donations?
I believe we can judge the effectiveness of the RNC by tracking where their money is coming from. It isn’t coming from individuals happy with Rancid.
It sure looks that way:
Enough "effort" (spending) to have a number which will impress the LIV, and putting it where and when it will allow the defeat of the TEA party candidate, just to prove how unviable they are (Now, go back and lay by your dish!).
It is a strategy to retain the status quo, and GOPe power, even to the point of handing some races to the Dems.
Thank you Scott Walker and Paul Ryan...for Deniece Priebus...it’s time to cut the cheese and kick this liberal out
Rancid is the Uniparty’s Jay Carney...
Preibus also said the RNC would fund Michelle Bachmann’s campaign but didn’t.
No Conservative candidate should rely on GOPe support. Time for Conservative Republicans to break away from the RNC machine and Rove like advisors.
Thank You, Thank You, It’s a great Honor!
He did absolutely nothing and allowed a fellow liberal Democrat to be elected.
He's beaming with pride right now.
No one should be “proud” of a loss
especially the RNC’s very own Tom Arnold
Send your donations to your local TEA Party candidates. Cut off the RNC. They will send your money to GOP-e candidates who would rather see Democrats elected than limited government conservative candidates. Remember how they have treated Ted Cruz and Mike Lee?
Jackass Priebus keeps throwing around the words "ground game" to try and make it seem like the GOP-E was actually doing something for Cuccinelli, when it fact it wasn't. The measly $3 million that the RNC spent was sent down ticket in the summer and dried up on October 1, just as McAuliffe was gaining steam with his lying "war on women" meme.
There was NO Republican ground game in Virginia, and I know a number of county chairmen who were thoroughly frustrated and baffled by the lack of communication and coordination by the party in that race.
Ground game my arse...!
FU reince... you are a rat... a turn coat... a traitor... it was because of you and rove that we lost.
Prince Priebus is the complete ass.
I routinely toss ALL requests for money from the DNC into the waste can....unopened.
I NEVER answer any calls from the central Republicrat Party.
What, exactly, is a Reince Priebus ?
Oh, I answer the calls from the RNC and they don’t like what they hear.
I stopped answering when the deluge began to increase. I kept telling them that I was no longer a Republican, but had changed by support to the Monarchist Party.
It’s a sinking ship. It is permanent.
You mean Herbie Hancock.
Wonder if the USA will become a good reef to grow future socialists?..
You know after the republican elite blow huge holes in her..
Course the republicans could STAMPEDE!...
Pre- 2008 I was a pretty reliable donor to the RNC, even as a single woman. I have the thank you glossies from Bush to prove it. I assumed I was too naive to know where the money should be spent and just handed it over to the Big Guys.
Cuccinelli should have won. I know with my eyeballs how little outside help we had because over the summer I watched Obenshain outraise that freakshow 2:1. And screw the Chamber Of Commerce while I’m at it.
Wow newbie, how did either of those two give us Priebus? Or maybe you’re just trolling to get some GOP bashing in?
Is it ZOT time?
One of Santa's little elves...
Even the money they spent, a third less than in 2009, was general GOTV for all races not just for the Governors race.
They spent nearly nothing for the Governors race.
and Prince Reebus is “proud”?
I think he is proud to lose on purpose
He also reported that Christie is a great right-wing conservative.....
Another GOPe leader proud of his LOSS.
1. Priebus couldn’t give Cuccinelli any of MY money, because I didn’t give any to the national GOP.
2. Cuccinelli was NOT running to be a SENATOR.
Let’s not forget about 2014, when we can REPEAL OBAMA-CARE with majorities in both the HOUSE and the SENATE!
Anyone who is prod of losing is a loser.
Get rid of him.
Was in SW Virginia for the month of October. Republicans ran few ads for Cuccinelli and most of those ran did not target criticism from the opposition. This “betrayal”, as well as the Rinos and Rove, are why I no longer support Republicans as a party.
No doubt in my mind.
So this has told us they don’t need the “little guys” dough...
The GOPe fat cats want no social issues discussed and no Conservative candidates so you little guys, screw you....
Priebus comes out of Wisconsin and worked w/ Scott Walker to help him get elected. I’m not sure about the connection w/ Ryan.
I was never clear why they kept RP...he was in charge during the losing 2012 elections...why would you stick w/ such a loser?
Aside from the fact that he doesn’t appear to actually stand for a the same things I do...just in general...why would you continue to pay someone to be in charge when they were so ineffective in the last ‘big’ campaign?
And re: Virginia...ground game? Seriously that’s the best you can come up with? Why wasn’t the 2012 ground game (if you had one) still in place for such an important election?
Just where/how do they spend all the money?
That's why they are so good at it.
Yes, apparently it was.
And the RNC is proud of it.
And Jason Garrett is proud that the Cowboys held the Saints to under 700 total yards of offense.