Generally round about Labor Day if not before, the NRCC comes knocking on all our doors saying "you haven't paid your dues." Our "dues" are funds Members pay into the NRCC's coffers that they then turn around and use to elect more Republican congressmen.
This is October 25, 2009, more than a year before Election Day. But the NRCC is beating on all our doors already saying we need to cough up cash. More than one Member has been pushed to pay up. Why now? Probably because our leadership has decided to put a millstone around our necks named Dede.
Maybe the NRCC and the Gentleman from Texas 32 will realize a few Members are withholding "dues" until November 3rd so none of our donors' dollars go to New York 23.