Armey Endorses Rubio
The NRSC may have endorsed the tax and spending Florida Governor, but Dick Armey, the former Republican leader who actually fought the expansion of government is endorsing Marco Rubio. Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) will endorse former state Speaker Marco Rubio (R) today in Florida’s GOP Senate primary. In a statement released by Rubio’s camp, Armey called Rubio “a champion of freedom and | Read More »
Let’s Make it Higher
The more we give to Marco Rubio, the more the folks at the NRSC have to realize we mean business. Editor’s Note: the following widgets link to Marco Rubio’s website and are not run through RedState.com. RedState does not process, direct, or otherwise collect money for candidates. We just like Marco and hope you’ll support him over Crist.
Put up or shut up
So are you as hacked off as I am about the NRSC’s Crist endorsement? Putting it directly, you don’t have any room to complain unless you are willing to open your wallet for Marco Rubio. Even $10.00. Here’s the deal: the NRSC is probably not going to spend a penny on Crist in the primary. Their endorsement, I think, has much more to do with | Read More »
If the Florida GOP Can Do It, So Can the NRSC
The Florida Republican Party’s Chairman is announcing that the Florida GOP will now be neutral in the race between Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio. Greer wrote: As it relates to the Senatorial primary, the State party is neutral, no resources have been provided to one candidate over another and although I will personally support Governor Crist, I have great respect for former Speaker Rubio and | Read More »
Charlie Crist Raises Taxes & Now Says He’d Vote for Stimulus — Just Like Specter
Bumped for the Hot Seat Poll. Charlie Crist, Florida’s Governor and the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s chosen candidate for the Senate, has decided to endorse last week signed the Americans for Tax Reform’s “no tax” pledge. This week, Crist will approve the Florida legislature’s new budget, balanced by raising taxes. If that weren’t bad enough, speaking in South Florida, Charlie Crist said he would have | Read More »
The Problem with the NRSC’s Crist Endorsement
Let’s dive right into this story. Here is the list of donors to the NRSC. I encourage you to go through the list. If you see people you know, tell them how the NRSC wants their money, then wants them to shut up. The NRSC’s endorsement of Charlie Crist is a repudiation of the base of the GOP. It is a tacit admission that the | Read More »
Why Should We Trust Their Judgment?
Above is a screen shot of the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s website. They want you to give them money to fight “former Republican” Arlen Specter. But up until he switched two weeks ago, the NRSC supported Arlen Specter. At least Arlen was an incumbent Republican at the time. But given all of that, why the heck should we trust their judgment on Charlie Crist?
Charlie Crist is the diversity candidate? NRSC FAIL
I’m reminded of a quote from the media a couple of months ago that conservatives could not support Charlie Crist in Florida because of his support for diversity initiatives. The reporter failed to them point out that these white Christian conservatives were supporting the Latino candidate. What reminded me was this quote Tom Slade, a former chairman of the Florida GOP, said popularity always trumps | Read More »
Not one dime to the NRSC
If you have Facebook, I encourage you to join the group. You know, I can slightly understand the NRSC getting into the Chaffee race, though it was a stupid waste and mismanagement of funds. I can kind of understand them getting behind Specter. Both he and Chaffee were incumbents. But getting behind Crist in the Florida primary is wholly unacceptable for all the reasons and | Read More »
Why the NRSC and PAGOP Should Not Waste Time With Gerlach
Rumors abound that the Pennsylvania GOP and/or the NRSC are flirting with both Jim Gerlach and Tom Ridge. We know Tom Ridge cannot win in Pennsylvania again in a Republican Primary because of the changed dynamics and demographics from the last time he ran. But what of Jim Gerlach? The PAGOP and NRSC are flirting with him because Gerlach regularly wins re-election as a Republican | Read More »
Is the NRSC Maneuvering to Push Tom Ridge?
Will the NRSC staff push former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge to get into the Pennsylvania primary against Pat Toomey? It would not surprise me to learn that they are leaning that way, convinced that Pat Toomey cannot win, but someone a close friend of George W. Bush and a pro-abort candidate can win. People seem to forget that Pat Toomey, while in Congress, regularly won | Read More »
Majority Strategies/Next Wave Communications — An Update
This post is past due, I’m afraid. I committed to write it about three weeks ago and kept getting distracted. Last month I pointed out problems with Majority Strategies/Next Wave Communications. Specifically, I pointed out that Majority Strategies screwed up the absentee ballot mailer in Saxby Chambliss’s runoff, as they had in Ohio. Likewise, I pointed out the various conflicts of interest between the organization | Read More »
Call Senator John Cornyn and Ask Him This Question
According to Congressional Quarterly, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is staking out a sharply partisan approach to the task of rescuing his party from the steep losses it suffered in the last two election cycles. Cornyn, who once shared former President George W. Bush’s hard-edged political consultant Karl Rove, has already gone after some of President | Read More »
Why is Sam Van Voorhis Calling My Church?
Yesterday, I wrote about Sam Van Voorhis. He is the independent expenditure guy for the NRSC. People tell me, including people at the NRSC, that Van Voorhis has, in his position as independent expenditure director, directed money to Majority Strategies a/k/a NextWave Communications. Sam happens to run that shop. You can read about it here. Today, my preacher calls. Or, I guess I should say | Read More »
More on Majority Strategies/NextWave Communications
From a friend in Ohio: Brett is a bad man and should be in prison. He moved with his fundraiser wife to Florida, largely to run this business and avoid a lot of the new business taxes that he authored while serving as Chief of Staff for corrupt former speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder. (He wrote a fascinating 109 page memo- which was | Read More »
Majority Strategies/NextWave Communications: Time to Pack It In
This post has been updated. Please go here for the update and correction. ————————– Sigh. I hate writing these posts. But it is necessary. Patrick Ruffini and I have both written about the need to purge the party of the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch your back” consultant regime that gets us into so many problems. Truth be told, I wrote this post on | Read More »
Congrats Senator Cornyn, Now Be Careful Who You Pick
Dear Senator Cornyn, Congratulations. You are now de facto NRSC Chairman. I trust you will do a competent job. I’m very concerned though, sir. Members of the House and Senate, when they get in leadership positions, sometimes surround themselves with people who want to be there for the resume line, not the cause. Your cause, sir, is to pick up seats in 2010. That will | Read More »
The NRSC Goes After Three
Georgia: Minnesota: New Hampshire:
Orrin Hatch is fighting mad. He is fired up. I spoke with him late yesterday afternoon. He’s been out on the campaign trail explaining to people what would happen if the Democrats got to sixty votes in the Senate. And he is throwing punches. He’d also kill me if I did not plug the NRSC’s website: http://www.nrsc.org Go there and be a part of what | Read More »