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  • Battle begins for NRSC chair

    10/23/2014 8:48:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/21/14 | MANU RAJU and ANNA PALMER
    The midterm elections aren’t over yet, but that hasn’t stopped early chatter among senators over who will lead the Senate Republican campaign arm for the 2016 cycle. Sens. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Dean Heller of Nevada have been working behind the scenes to let allies know they are interested in taking over as the next head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to five sources familiar with the discussions. Heller has talked about the plum post with Republican lobbyists, according to a source familiar with the conversations. Several Republican sources said that Wicker has expressed interest in taking...
  • GOP cancels spending in Michigan Senate race

    10/07/2014 9:27:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 11:37 AM EDT | David Eggert
    Republicans are canceling TV ad spending planned for the final two weeks of Michigan’s U.S. Senate race, signaling that the GOP is investing in other races in its drive for the Senate majority. The National Republican Senatorial Committee pulled nearly $1 million in ads for the weeks of Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, according to a political operative who tracks ad spending. Democrat Gary Peters leads Republican Terri Lynn Land in Michigan. …
  • Republicans See Money Drying Up in Final Weeks

    09/26/2014 3:31:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 76 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Alex Roarty
    A restless electorate and a target-rich map have the GOP on the cusp of winning the Senate majority. But with fewer than 40 days until November, Republican campaigns are suddenly confronting a problem that undermines high hopes of victory: a sudden and serious lack of cash. GOP campaigns, political committees, and—above all—the party's outside groups are scrambling to raise money, worried that Democrats and their allied groups are poised to heavily outspend them on TV ads in the final weeks before Election Day. Concerns run deepest about October, when Democratic groups are on track to pour millions of dollars into...
  • Friend, We’re Here for You...[NSRC]

    07/29/2014 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    My Email | July 28, 2014 | NRSC
    You gotta be kiddin' me!!!! ********************************************************* Friend, We’d never doubt you. Throughout the year, you’ve heard from Republican figures – elected officials and other organization heads – asking you to contribute to various campaigns and causes. It’s easy to get frustrated. Your past support is beyond question; through thick and thin, even when Washington has failed you, you’ve stayed true to the cause of building a better future for our country. This is a historic election and we’ll all participate as we can. For some that will mean making phone calls every weekend or walking neighborhoods with friends – for...
  • Senate Republicans paid for Mississippi attack ads painting tea partiers as racist: report

    07/16/2014 10:35:11 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 127 replies
    Mississippi attack ads that painted conservative Republicans and tea partiers as racists were funded by Senate Republicans, RedState editor-in-chief Erick Erickson has confirmed. Advertisements by All Citizens for Mississippi, which attacked state Sen. Chris McDaniel and painted conservatives as racists, were partly funded by Sens. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker and Roy Blunt, RedState reported. According to documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission, All Citizens for Mississippi received funding from a Haley Barbour-backed group called Mississippi Conservatives.
  • Boom! More Breaking: More Evidence of Illegal 'Cash for Vote' Operation by Cochran Campaign Piles Up

    07/07/2014 7:02:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 35 replies
    Got News ^ | 7/7/14 | Charles C. Johnson
    Cochran campaign staffer Amanda Shook was illegally reimbursed for over $40,000 cash in walking around money during the Republican primary, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. The payments are described as "Reimbursed Expenses - Campaign Walkers." Regulation 11 CFR 116.5 expressly defines funds advanced by campaign staff for any reason other than travel or subsistence as a loan. It is illegal under FEC rules to loan money to a campaign in excess of the contribution limit of $2,600. "[I]f your loan exceeds the limits, it is an illegal contribution, even if it is later repaid in full," notes the...
  • The NRSC May Have Improperly Funded Third Party Ads in Mississippi

    07/07/2014 4:45:20 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/7/2014 | Eric Erickson
    Serious allegations are cropping up against the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The NRSC paid an Alexandria, VA company $13,000.00 for media production and $69,000 for media on June 20, 2014. On the same day that same company placed media buys for “All Citizens of Mississippi,” a campaign group that has failed to file any documentation with the FEC other than its statement of organization. Here’s the problem. No one can seem to find any evidence that any ads ran in Mississippi after June 20th paid for an authorized by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In fact, Rick Shaftan, a political...
  • Breaking: NRSC Accused of Illicitly Funding Black Church Super PAC

    07/07/2014 3:14:40 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 48 replies
    Got News ^ | 7/7/14 | Charles C. Johnson
    A conservative media consultant is accusing the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) of laundering money through a political consulting firm to a shadowy SuperPAC that ran racist negative ads attacking the Tea Party and Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi runoff election.
  • Ted Cruz Doesn’t Disavow SCF Call to Defund NRSC

    07/02/2014 7:35:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 1, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski
    A conservative outside group whose efforts Sen. Ted Cruz backed has called for defunding the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Cruz, an NRSC vice chairman and Texas Republican, has not rebuked the effort. This weekend, Senate Conservatives Fund launched a campaign calling on conservatives to pledge not to give any money to the NRSC in the aftermath of last week’s runoff in the Mississippi Senate race. As is typical, the NRSC backed Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, while the SCF and other outside groups backed his failed challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel. “The Senate Republican establishment betrayed the grassroots and recruited Democrats...
  • #NCSEN: Tillis gives Rove credit for primary win

    06/30/2014 9:20:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    After the May primary, details started trickling out about how important a multi-million dollar advertising buy from American CrossRoads — Karl Rove’s PAC — was in securing Thom Tillis’ victory. Media reports indicated that even his internal campaign polling showed him suffering in terms of name ID, and hanging close with his lesser-known primary opponents. Then, Rove’s money came in and Theam Tillis took off. An article in this month’s Politico Magazine sheds more light on the Rove-Tillis relationship: (SNIP) "“Our advertising was terrific,” Rove declared on the call, and Tillis gave credit to Crossroads for his victory, saying in...
  • You won't believe this.

    05/11/2014 7:26:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    NRSC | Senate Republicans
    Friend, You’re not going to believe this, but it's true. We’ve got a national debt that’s out of control, $17 trillion and climbing. Yet, John Kerry just gave foreign workers at the State Department a 42% raise. 42%! When was the last time you got a raise like that? The Obama Administration is simply out-of-touch with the challenges facing American taxpayers like you and me. Sincerely, Senate Republicans
  • Your Republican Senator wants a $1000 donation to act like a Democrat

    04/21/2014 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/21/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A very deceptive ploy is being used by the National Republican Senatorial Committee that is at least rather unfair, at most a bit too over the top for establishment senators who might be getting the message that Republican voters do NOT want what they’re selling. This writer received an official looking letter with a return address of “Saint Lucie County Area Assessment.” It had a black, bold type warning “Do Not Tamper or Destroy” above the homeowner’s address. Naturally, this letter was the first one to be opened because, frankly, it looked like some notice from the county assessor’s office....
  • Mitch McConnell and NRSC to Host D.C. Fundraiser for ObamaCare Sympathizer Thom Tillis

    03/26/2014 6:01:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    4-traders.com ^ | 3/26/14
    WASHINGTON, March 24 -- FreedomWorks issued the following news release: Tonight, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters is hosting a fundraiser for North Carolina moderate and Senatorial candidate Thom Tillis. Headlining the fundraiser invite was a "who's who" of beltway establishmentarians, including Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Lamar Alexander, and Senator Richard Burr. Attendees must pay a minimum of $1,000 per PAC or $500 per person to rub elbows with the D.C. elite. According to the Washington Post, (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/03/21/nrsc-chairman-obamacare-has-helped-dramatically-expand-senate-map/) NRSC Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) explained today that playing in races like this one are a priority because the "map and...
  • Cornyn Loves Obamacare (Compelling)

    01/20/2014 2:11:28 PM PST · by lward99 · 76 replies
    CLO ^ | 1/20/14 | Congressman Steve Stockman
    John Cornyn doesn't want you to know the UGLY TRUTH about his intimate, cozy relationship with ObamaCare. He may deny it in public, but John Cornyn LOVES ObamaCare and the proof is...
  • 'Sleazy' GOP Establishment Targets Mark Levin

    01/10/2014 6:20:11 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    The communications director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) tried to smear conservative talk radio host Mark Levin Thursday by alleging that outside groups spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to make his book a best-seller, which they did not. Levin responded by saying he would hold Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and NRSC Chairman Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) personally responsible for the 'intimidation tactics.'
  • The Single Biggest Thing You Can Do to Clean Up the GOP (after NRSC attacks Mark Levin)

    01/10/2014 3:15:27 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | Januiary 10, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    If you have not heard, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has attacked nationally syndicated conservative radio host and best selling author Mark Levin. They publicly attacked Mark Levin because the Jim DeMint created Senate Conservatives Fund (“SCF”) gives out copies of Mark Levin’s book. The NRSC alleges a quid pro quo relationship to help drive up the popularity of Levin’s book. The book was published in 2009 before SCF was a significant force and had already become a best seller before SCF gave out copies. This attack follows the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”) attacking conservative businesses and threatening to...
  • Mark Levin dismisses pay-to-play charge (by the National Republican Senatorial Committee)

    01/09/2014 3:40:38 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | January 9, 2014 | MANU RAJU and DYLAN BYERS
    Conservative talk-radio host Mark Levin is defending himself against charges that he engaged in a quid-pro-quo transaction with the Senate Conservatives Fund, promoting the right-wing group after it spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on his book. Since Sept. 10, SCF has spent $427,000 on copies of Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny," according to Federal Election Committee filings. Those books were given to donors who provided $25 or more to the group. In that time, Levin has frequently promoted the SCF on his show and on his Facebook page. "Senate Conservatives Fund is dedicated to electing true conservatives to the Senate!"...
  • NRSC takes on Senate Conservatives Fund (GOP-e issues mob-style threat on Tea Party consulting firm)

    11/07/2013 8:21:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/1/13 | AARON BLAKE
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is taking an unusually aggressive posture toward one of its conservative antagonists, putting out word that GOP groups shouldn't hire a consulting firm that works with the Senate Conservatives Fund. The New York Times's Jonathan Martin reports: Even more striking, a senior official at the committee called individual Republican Senate campaigns and other party organizations this week and urged them not to hire the firm, Jamestown Associates, in an effort to punish them for working for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, then a South Carolina senator, that is trying to...
  • Did the NRSC's Josh Holmes Just Cost Mitch McConnell His Primary?

    11/03/2013 5:25:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 3, 2013 | Dan Riehl
    In 9-plus years of blogging, never have I seen a story this telling of a Republican Party that doesn't understand its base, or New Media. Worse, it's indicative of a corrupt inside-the-Beltway party that has abandoned or decided to ignore nearly everything I believe in as an American and a conservative. This is a disaster for several reasons; I'll try to briefly and clearly explain my thinking below. GLOVES OFF: GOP ESTABLISHMENT GOES AFTER TEA PARTY The National Republican Senate Committee, the GOP campaign arm responsible for Senate elections, has decided to use its political power to block consulting firm Jamestown Associates from receiving...
  • Republicans declare war on the Sen Conservatives Fund - SCF = "bullies with their noses in the air"

    11/02/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2013 | REBECCA BERG
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is punishing a Republican advertising firm for its work with the Senate Conservatives Fund, a conservative group that has fostered controversy within the Republican Party by challenging some GOP incumbents. The firm Jamestown Associates has worked for the SCF on many of its attack ads — and will no longer receive business from the NRSC as a result, the committee confirmed Friday. The move marks the opening salvo in a power struggle that has been brewing behind the scenes between the national Republican establishment and the SCF, which was founded by then-Sen. Jim DeMint of...
  • War: NRSC blacklists ad firm because it helps Senate Conservatives Fund target Republicans

    11/02/2013 9:41:18 AM PDT · by FreeReign · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    (Excerpt) In a warning shot to outside conservative groups, the National Republican Senatorial Committee this week informed a prominent Republican advertising firm that it would not receive any contracts with the campaign committee because of its work with a group that targets incumbent Senate Republicans. Even more striking, a senior official at the committee called individual Republican Senate campaigns and other party organizations this week and urged them not to hire the firm, Jamestown Associates, in an effort to punish them for working for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, then a South Carolina senator, that...
  • Florida's Charlie Crist Plots Political Comeback as Democrat

    10/26/2013 10:13:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 | Michael J. Mishak
    Charlie Crist is making a comeback -- as a Democrat. Charlie Crist had barely entered the room before a throng of teachers swarmed him. The union delegates — and stalwart Democrats — wanted autographs, pictures, hugs and even kisses from the former Republican governor. "We love you, Charlie!" a woman shouted, locking arms with Crist as someone snapped a picture.
  • Anyone get a call from the NRSC today?

    09/27/2013 3:52:03 PM PDT · by matt04 · 33 replies
    I just got off the phone with someone calling from the NRSC begging for money to "take back the Senate, and stop Obama and repeal Obamacare." I told him they had the chance today, and failed by not being unified, etc. He eluded to the fact that almost everyone has said the same thing and refused to donate.
  • National Republican Senatorial Committee Attacks Mitch McConnell as a Liberal

    09/18/2013 7:25:19 AM PDT · by True Grit · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | September 17th, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    Amazing! Today the National Republican Senatorial Conference — the organization that elects Republicans to the Senate — is attacking Mitch McConnell. They are calling him a liberal for voting to raise the debt ceiling in 2011 and bailing out Wall Street. They put up a web ad here. Well, actually, what they did is attack Senator Mark Pryor, a Democrat in Arkansas. But they’re attacking Pryor for casting the same votes the same way that Mitch McConnell did. This is another reason McConnell is such a liability for the GOP in the 2014 election cycle. His votes have given Mark...
  • Mitch McConnell chief of staff Josh Holmes to NRSC

    08/01/2013 11:08:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/1/13 | Manu Raju
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s chief of staff is stepping down from his position to focus exclusively on the GOP leader’s reelection campaign and the national Republican effort to take back the majority next year. The move, Republicans say, is a reflection of the growing belief — and concern — that 2014 could be the last opportunity in years for the GOP to recapture the Senate after blowing their chance at the majority in the past two election cycles. So McConnell is moving a key aide out of his official Washington office to work entirely on campaign politics. Continue Reading...
  • "Not A Moment To Be Lost": Ayotte, Cruz, Kyl and Capito Show The Way

    11/29/2012 8:05:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    The only thing worse than losing in politics is quitting after a loss since the vast and great American sport of politics never stops, and increasingly doesn't even pause for the holidays. Which is why I am grateful for Kelly Ayotte, Ted Cruz, Jon Kyl and Shelley Moore Capito. In the weeks since the election, New Hampshire Senator Ayotte could have gone to ground as most of her colleagues have done, adopting a wait-and-see attitude that minimized political risk and profile. Instead she teamed with Senate veterans John McCain and Lindsey Graham to insist that Ambassador Susan Rice, presumptive nominee...
  • NRSC Prepares to Interfere in Primaries (To forestall any "Tea Party" candidates)

    11/25/2012 8:05:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee had a rotten track record in 2012. But now they’re looking to get more deeply involved in picking candidates at the state level, hoping to foreclose Tea Party primary challengers like Richard Mourdock (R-IN). “There’s always going to be fundamental dislike of the national party coming to a local or a state race and saying, ‘This is who we want to pick,” Keli Carender of Tea Party Patriots told The Hill. The NRSC pulled out of several races this cycle, dooming several candidates to less-than-full financial support...
  • GOP Candidates Feeling Pressure From NRSC's Flirtation With Akin (Barf Alert)

    09/27/2012 2:31:35 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 7 replies
    The Nation ^ | September 27, 2012 | George Zornick
    Yesterday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee announced in a statement that it might yet fund the candidacy of Representative Todd Akin as he tries to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri. “As with every Republican Senate candidate, we hope Todd Akin wins in November and we will continue to monitor this race closely in the days ahead,” said NRSC executive director Rob Jesner. (In August, the NRSC claimed that “if [Akin] continues with this misguided campaign, it will be without the support and resources of the NRSC.”) Will the NRSC actually go through with this, and thus likely bring American...
  • National Republicans re-open door to spending money on Akin

    09/26/2012 5:31:13 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/26/12 | Aaron Blake
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued a statement Wednesday clarifying its support for Rep. Todd Akin in the Missouri Senate race and suggesting it might spend money to help elect him, after saying a month ago that it would not do so. “There is no question that for Missourians who believe we need to stop the reckless Washington spending, rein-in the role of government in people’s lives, and finally focus on growing jobs in this country, that Todd Akin is a far more preferable candidate than liberal Sen. Claire McCaskill,” NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer said. “As with every Republican...
  • Let the GOP know how you feel about them withholding funds for Todd Akin

    09/25/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 76 replies
    RNC ^ | 9/25/12 | Self
    Now that we ALL know Todd Akin is NOT dropping out of the U.S. Senate race, we have an opportunity to let the GOP know how we feel about them holding back funding for him. With your help, we can send a message from not only Missourians but all other states that will get the GOP's attention between now and the election. When you click on the below url, you will be directed to an official RNC email form asking for your inputs. Please fill this out and send it to them. I have already sent one and intend to...
  • GOP gives up on trying to push Akin out (Funding may be restored)

    09/21/2012 2:10:33 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 75 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/20/12 | Aaron Blake
    In about 28 hours, the Republican Party will be, for all intents and purposes, stuck with Todd Akin. The Missouri Senate candidate has shown no signs of bowing to pressure from the national party to get out of the race after his controversial comment about “legitimate rape” turned the race on its head. And though the party initially held out hope that Akin would change his mind at some point over the past month, it now appears that ship has sailed. The technical deadline for being able to replace Akin on the ballot, if he dropped out, is Tuesday. But...
  • Senate Races 2012 (UPDATE--GOOD NEWS FOR AKIN--NRSC REVERSES BAN ON AKIN) Thanks to FReepers

    09/11/2012 4:12:32 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 59 replies
    Current Republican Seat Current Democrat Seat Current Independent Seat No Senate election in 2012
  • Senate Races 2012

    09/10/2012 3:04:36 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 81 replies
    Current Republican Seat Current Democrat Seat Current Independent Seat No Senate election in 2012
  • Republican Source: Akin Moving To Withdraw

    08/20/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 120 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 8/20/12 | Ben Smith
    Missouri Republican Todd Akin has begun moving toward ending his candidacy after his remarks on rape and abortion provoked a firestorm, a top Republican said. "Akin is taking concrete steps to withdraw by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.," a senior Republican told BuzzFeed, adding that Akin could still change his mind. But a Republican close to Akin said his position hasn't changed: He's still in the race. Tomorrow afternoon is an important deadline: If he files papers to end his candidacy in Jefferson City tomorrow he can end his candidacy unilaterally; after that, he would have to file an application in...
  • Breaking- If Akin Remains In, NRSC Will Spend Nothing on MO Senate Race

    08/20/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 120 replies
    The Corner at NRO ^ | August 20, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    An NRSC source just confirmed to me what various outlets have been reporting: if Todd Akin remains the senate candidate, NRSC will invest no financial resources into the Missouri senate race. Previously, NRSC had planned to spend $5 million. And Crossroads has already taken some TV ads off the air, reports Politico. If Akin does remain in the race, he’s going to be relying, it appears, virtually exclusively on whatever his campaign raises, without any financial help from outside groups.
  • Thirty GOP senators to raise cash for Ohio's Josh Mandel

    06/13/2012 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2012 | Josh Lederman
    More than 30 Republican senators — including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) — will host a fundraiser in Washington on Monday for Josh Mandel, Ohio's state treasurer and the Republican nominee challenging Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). Ohio's other senator, Republican Rob Portman, will headline the reception, which is being held at the headquarters at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. NRSC Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) is also expected to attend, as are Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Mike Lee (Utah). Tickets to attend start at $500 and go up to...
  • National Responder Support Camp (NRSC)

    04/27/2012 11:09:51 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 4 replies
    Fed Biz Opps ^ | Da Gubberment!
    National Responder Support Camp (NRSC) Solicitation Number: HSFE70-12-R-0033
  • GOP Senators to elect new Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference

    12/12/2011 4:08:42 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund - E-mail | Dec 12, 2011 | Senator Jim DeMint
    Fellow Conservatives: Many of you have contacted me to express your support for stronger voices within the Senate Republican leadership. You may be interested to know that Senate Republicans will vote tomorrow to elect a new Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) recently stepped down from leadership, setting off a mid-session shake up. As a result, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) -- a rock-solid conservative and SCF-endorsed candidate in 2010 -- has put his name forward as a candidate for Vice Chair. The Senate Conservatives Fund supported Ron Johnson last year and helped propel...
  • NRSC donates to Hatch despite pleas from Tea Party activists (NRSC backs multiple RINOs)

    07/24/2011 10:37:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2011-07-21
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee gave $43,100 to Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch’s campaign, despite recent pleas from Tea Party activists that the organization wait until a Republican nominee is selected before supporting a candidate. New filings show that the NRSC also contributed the same amount to Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, who is also facing a GOP primary challenge. That candidate, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, also enjoys the support of Tea Party activists. A spokesman for the NRSC said its standard practice for the organization to give money to incumbent senators. “The NRSC would not exist were it not...
  • Carly Fiorina named vice chair of GOP's Senate campaign committee

    07/12/2011 2:15:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/12/11 | Seema Mehta
    Failed California GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was named on Tuesday as the vice chair of the Republicans' effort to retake the Senate in 2012. ... "I'm pleased to welcome my friend Carly Fiorina to the NRSC team, where her many business and civic achievements will make her an invaluable leader and fundraiser during this critical election cycle," said the committee chair, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, in a statement. "I look forward to working with Carly to elect strong Republican Senators who will finally put a stop to President Obama’s failed tax-and-spend agenda, and instead promote the economic growth...
  • NRSC Uses Twitter Account To Send Fake RTs From Democratic Politicians, Including President Obama

    06/20/2011 5:29:52 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | June 20, 2011 | Mark Joyella
    And you thought we were finished with political Twitter stories? C’mon, this is Washington we’re talking about! The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s getting blowback today from both the left and right for a series of fake re-tweets sent from the NRSC’s official @nrsc Twitter account. The bogus RTs each make reference to Democrats failing to produce a budget, and include a link to a webpage, www.demsplanforamerica.com, that is–wait for it–a blank page. The fake RT from @BarackObama reads “My budget failed 0-97 but wait till you see @SenateDems budget -BO.” Another, using the Twitter handle of Tim Kaine reads, “First...
  • President Barack Obama's First Ad of 2012 (The Way It Should Be)

    04/04/2011 10:38:42 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 7 replies
    The NRSC/YouTube ^ | 03/31/2011 | NRSC
    Video @ the link..... http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNRSC
  • Republican courts TV's Morning Joe for Florida Senate challenge (NRSC wants Joe Scarborough to run)

    03/10/2011 9:17:04 PM PST · by Qbert · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/10/2011 | Bob Cusack
    Republicans in Washington are trying to recruit Joe Scarborough to run against Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) next year. Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), told The Hill on Thursday that he has talked to Scarborough a couple times about a Senate bid. And he indicated he’s still working on persuading the MSNBC host to run for the upper chamber. “I’d be delighted to talk to him a third time,” Cornyn said. In 2005, Republican campaign operatives tried to get Scarborough to challenge Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) in the Senate GOP primary. Scarborough passed, and...
  • The rise of Jim DeMint

    03/10/2011 6:53:31 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/11 | Ben Smith
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is already building an aggressive campaign machine for the 2012 Senate elections, promising to push his party further to the right, despite angering many in the GOP establishment with his political activities last year. DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund wants to rake in a staggering $15 million, which is nearly $6 million more than in 2010 when his political action committee raised more money than any other politician’s PAC. DeMint is now renting a Capitol Hill townhouse for his political operation — just a few blocks from the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the official campaign arm for...
  • GOP seeks Napolitano papers as political ammo ahead of possible Senate run

    02/16/2011 6:31:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2011 | Shane D'Aprile
    Anticipating that Janet Napolitano may run for the Senate, Republican operatives are seeking a slew of political documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use as political ammunition. While Democrats in Arizona are in a holding pattern on the state's open Senate seat, Republicans are preparing for a possible run by Napolitano, Arizona's former governor and President Obama's Homeland Security secretary.The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to DHS Tuesday, formally requesting personal correspondence that may have occurred between Napolitano and Democratic political staffers since January of 2009. In a letter...
  • Linda McMahon Plans Meeting With NRSC (John Cornyn still at it)

    12/14/2010 9:41:10 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/13/2010 | Steve Peoples
    In case there was any doubt, Linda McMahon’s political career may not be over.   The former wrestling executive turned Connecticut GOP Senate candidate has scheduled a personal meeting with National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) on Capitol Hill. The date and purpose of the meeting, however, is unclear.   “I don’t know what her message is going to be, but I sort of suspect she isn’t finished,” Cornyn said in a recent Roll Call interview when asked about McMahon, who garnered 43 percent of the vote in Connecticut’s recent Senate contest against Democratic Sen.-elect Richard Blumenthal.  ...
  • 10 Senate Democrats Targeted for Defeat in 2012

    12/12/2010 2:17:22 PM PST · by freespirited · 63 replies
    US News ^ | 12/09/10 | Paul Bedard
    The upcoming election has disaster written all over it for Senate Democrats... 23 are up for reelection in 2012 and many sit where the Republican surge is hitting. Plus, most voted for the president's agenda that included healthcare reform and the bailouts of Wall Street and auto industry. ... the National Republican Senatorial Committee has a top 10 list of Senate Democrats to beat. 1. Nebraska's Ben Nelson. The NRSC will remind voters of Nelson's support for Majority Leader Harry Reid... 2. Montana's Jon Tester. While popular at home, Tester comes from a Republican state that the GOP is confident...
  • GOP Insiders In Delaware Violated GOP Rules And Caused Republican Losses In Nov. Elections

    11/28/2010 12:09:24 PM PST · by Moseley · 61 replies · 1+ views
    RED STATE ^ | November 27, 2010 | Jon Moseley
    Delaware’s Republican Party both violated its own Bylaws and caused the Delaware Republican Party’s losses in the November 2, 2010, general election, a new analysis reveals. The Bylaws of Delaware’s Republican Party require in Article X, Section 1 that: “These rules of the Republican Party of the State of Delaware shall be in compliance and consistent with the Rules of the National Republican Party….” However, Rule No. 11 of the Rules of the National Republican Party states: “(a) The Republican National Committee shall not, without the prior written and filed approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from...
  • Memo to John Cornyn re: Primary Picks – It’s out of your hands

    11/20/2010 10:58:15 AM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Another Black Conservative ^ | 11/19/2010 | Clifton B
    Roll Call: Sen. John Cornyn said during a closed-door meeting Tuesday that he expects colleagues to bring their concerns to him about candidates he recruits as National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman — and not to help mount challenges against them, Republicans familiar with the meeting said Thursday. Although not mentioned by name, the Republicans said the Texas lawmaker’s speech was clearly intended for the ears of Sen. Jim DeMint. [MORE]   Cornyn can save his breath. Challenges to Cornyn’s RINO picks are pretty much out of Jim DeMints hands. This is because the conservative base has become activists and is not going to...
  • Lisa Murkowski: I don't blame GOP for backing Joe Miller

    11/17/2010 5:36:44 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/2010 | Scott Wong
    As her once improbable reelection bid looks increasingly likely, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Tuesday that she doesn’t hold a grudge against Republican leaders who poured money into the campaign and legal efforts of GOP rival Joe Miller. Miller upset Murkowski in the Republican primary, but the senator launched a long-shot write-in campaign that may hand her another six years in office. ... “The expectation is that the party nominee will get the funds from [the National Republican Senatorial Committee], their coordinating funds, and they did that,” Murkowski told reporters at the Capitol. “I knew that by running as a...