The seemingly impossible: Taking back the Senate in 2010
*Washington- Patty Murray- Murray received 55% in her last re-election in 2004, compared to Republican George Nethercutt who recieved 43%. The best candidate would be SoS Sam Reed. He is popular in the state, and was re-elected in 2008 with over 58% of the vote. If he is not interested ( I have heard nothing to make me believe he is) we could go with | Read More »
Reviewing the May fundraising numbers.
Yup, it’s that time again. Short version: the DNC beat the RNC last month, thanks to a Presidential fundraiser; but the NRSC actually raised more money last month than the DSCC; and the DCCC raised only about 200K more than the NRCC. While the cash-on-hand edge for the GOP is less than it was last month’s, it’s because the Democrats are still not retiring their | Read More »
Obama Not Solving Democrat Money Woes
When Democrats gained a firm lock on all the power in Washington, one thing that seemed sure to follow was a huge edge in fundraising. After all, Barack Obama is a one-man money machine, and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi would surely be able to raise tons of cash from industries worried how Congress might treat them. Instead, their fundraising has been lackluster – and | Read More »
US News: GOP Spanking Democrats in Recruiting
Growing up in New York, I recall an old commercial for the lottery that sought to sucker in the math-challenged by telling them ‘you gotta be in it to win it.’ While I still consider that an indefensible way for a state to get people to throw away their money, it’s undoubtedly true when it comes to political campaigns. You may be unable to predict | 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.
On the NRSC Endorsement
Thanks very much to Sen. Cornyn for his willingness to reach out to us on this issue. — Erick Two and a half years ago, the Republican Party suffered a major blow in the 2006 midterm elections as the Democrats regained control of Congress and began laying the groundwork to take back the White House in 2008. As a Party, we were stunned. Having failed | Read More »
How the Declaration of Independence is THE guide to the problems Republicans face today
This is primarily a response to Dan McLaughlin’s most excellent “think-piece” as he puts it. Instead of making a most lengthy thread of response with tangents, I thought I would respond with a post. Let me begin by saying that I believe that Dan and I, as well as the rest of the ANTI-Obama-marxist-socialist-communist-weak-willed-spineless-power-grabbing-lunatics movement (i.e. anyone that loves God, Liberty and/or the American way) are in | Read More »
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 »
Open Letter to the NRSC
Hi NRSC, I thought I would give this “open internet letter” thing a try. I didn’t want to send you an actual letter because then you might flood my physical mailbox with an endless stream of fundraising requests (I kid, I kid). I know Erick here has been rather vocal about his feelings of late. He is passionate about this whole getting conservatives elected thing | 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 »
Reviewing the April fundraising numbers.
Short version: the DNC kept quiet about its fundraising for a reason; the NRSC & DSCC remain tied in their ability to bring in cash; the DCCC is underperforming; and that debt problem is still looming for the Democrats. Raised CoH Debts RNC 5.76 24.38 0.00 DNC 4.52 9.09 5.42 NRSC 2.93 2.65 0.00 DSCC 3.13 2.63 4.58 NRCC 2.23 3.69 5.00 DCCC 3.05 4.03 | 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 »
‘Watchmen on the wall of world freedom.’
A quote from Kennedy’s last, undelivered speech – and one quoted by Florida Senatorial candidate Marco Rubio as part of his farewell speech to the Florida legislature. Via And So it Goes in Shreveport. No transcript yet, sorry. I’ve been personally staying out of the entire Crist/Rubio NRSC endorsement brouhaha, mostly because we’re going to have Senatorial candidates that are going to need the NRSC’s | 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?