Todd Akin and the GOP’s Senate Problem
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Josh Kraushaar to discuss the controversial comments of Todd Akin, how this impacts the GOP’s chances of winning in Missouri, and lack-luster Republican Senate candidates in key battleground states. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like | Read More »
Wu donations a vulnerability for Senate Dem hopefuls
Readying to resign his Congressional post amid fresh sexual misconduct allegations and broader questions about his psychological fitness, Rep. David Wu’s plummeting political fortune has become a liability for those Democratic lawmakers whose campaign coffers were filled years past by donations from the Oregonian and his leadership fund. The National Republican Senatorial Committee highlighted on Tuesday a series of Wu’s yet-returned campaign donations to Democratic | Read More »
The NRSC has a great new web ad out about Barack Obama’s supposed leadership. As the Politico reportedyesterday But Democrats who thought Obama was churlish in his Wednesday White House press conference know that criticism is coming. “The president might as well cancel every golf game, Martha’s Vineyard vacation and fundraiser from here until doomsday because he’s living in a glass White House and Republicans | Read More »
Missouri’s McCaskill, attorney general split on individual mandate
There’s party strife in them thar hills. Missouri’s Democratic Attorney General, Chris Koster, entered Monday a brief in the Florida case looking to upend President Barack Obama’s health care reforms. And he hopes Florida succeeds, kind of. The bill’s mandate that individuals purchase health coverage “would imbue Congress with police powers rejected by the Founding Fathers,” Koster’s brief reads, while noting later he still favors | Read More »
John Cornyn Declares He Will Continue The War Against Conservative Candidates
This is just pitiful. You’d think that John Cornyn would have learned his lesson, but he hasn’t. In a closed door meeting of Senate Republicans, John Cornyn lectured his colleagues that instead of going out and recruiting conservatives against his terrible NRSC hand-picked candidates, Senators should just come talk to him. Seriously? We got into this mess because Cornyn didn’t listen. He did not listen | Read More »
Senate Scorecard: RedState vs NRSC
The time has come for the Senate Republicans to begin thinking about what to do with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which this last cycle was run by Senator John Cornyn along with bureaucrat Rob Jesmer. Before any Republican endorses that team to go ahead and run the committee for another cycle, I urge them to consider alternatives. The NRSC has the name and the | Read More »
“The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters.” On November 2, 2010, the Republican Party made its largest single day gains in the House of Representatives since 1948 and, I have been told credibly, the largest gains of any political party in local, state, | Read More »
Seriously, the NRSC has some brass
Apparently, the NRSC, having (ineptly) attempted to sabotage Tea Party Republicans, now wants potential contributors to think that they are best buds with Tea Partiers. Don’t believe me? Check this out. Of all the groups to try to hitch their wagon to the Tea Party, the NRSC should be last (at least among Republicans). I’ll give them this though – that takes some serious brass.
GOP, Inc. As Darth Vader Starring Rob Jesmer As the Guy in the Suit
It is a delightful morning. The National Republican Senatorial Committee and the GOP Establishment, including Karl Rove in full on meltdown last night on Fox News, has been beaten yet again in Delaware by the supposedly crazy girl from the fringe who could not possibly take out the 12 time elected Republican Mike Castle. Christine O’Donnell was crazy . . . crazy like a fox. | Read More »
Joe Miller Fires A Shot in Alaska
The NRSC has sent its top lawyer to Alaska on Lisa Murkowski’s behalf and Joe Miller went on Fox today to point out the NRSC is inappropriately meddling in the race now, even though Murkowski is flirting with an independent or write-in bid. Well, I’ve just received a copy of a letter (PDF) from Miller’s attorneys demanding the disqualification of Lisa Murkowski campaign observer Bonnie | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Endless Summer
As Barack Obama heads out to do some fundraisers today, the NRSC has prepared a pretty solid video highlighting Obama’s pattern of frivolous behavior.
Rubber meeting the road: the 2010 Senate situation.
Charlie Cook is bearish on the thought of the GOP retaking the Senate this year – which, I should note, is a large step up from, say January 2009: back then they were talking about how the Democrats might increase their existing majority in 2010. Charlie sets up the current situation as follows: Three open seats currently in the hands of Democrats seem pretty likely | Read More »
NRSC Endorses Castle (R [sorta] Delaware)?
Or so one might think, given this screen cap from a couple days ago. Now, Cornyn and the kids have been known to get a few wrong in the past, to be sure, but really? Throwing up Castle’s picture in the roatating candidates section, given that he’s not even officially on the ballot yet smells terribly of the same self-inflicted doom the NRSC has long-suffered | Read More »
Sen. John Thune (R) to pitch in across country.
I’m sure that the Democrats are kicking themselves right now: The South Dakota Republican — who also leads the Senate GOP Policy Committee and is widely viewed as a 2012 presidential contender —is up for re-election this year. But no Democrat or Independent filed to run against him, leaving him with plenty of time and money to help Republicans win seats this November as the | Read More »
Didn’t They Do This For Specter and Crist Too?
Remember, John Cornyn said the NRSC had learned its lesson. Remember, John Cornyn said the NRSC would now stay out of primaries. Why then is the Wall Street Journal reporting John Cornyn is off to Colorado to campaign with Jane Norton? First, it is a recognition that Ken Buck‘s campaign is ahead of the NRSC’s chosen campaign. Second, it is a recognition that the NRSC | Read More »