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 »

    Joe Sestak not making way for Arlen Specter?

    He didn’t sound like he was going to Thursday… And he’s certainly not sounding like it Friday…

    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 »

    Reviewing the March 2009 fundraising numbers.

    OK, it looks like all the numbers are in. Executive summary: the DNC needs the President to survive, the NRSC is continuing to hold steady, and while the NRCC is probably thankful that the DCCC is debt-ridden, it needs to get on the stick. Raised CoH Debt RNC 6.7 23.9 0 DNC 7.57 9.7 6.9 NRSC 4.94 2.7 1 DSCC 5 7.2 10.8 NRCC 5.3 | Read More »

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    GOP shoots off foot yet again

    Looks like the GOP establishment is doing it again. Unbelievable. NRSC Set To Back Specter

    The NRSC goes after… the President.

    Mind you, this is all perfectly accurate (Via Ace): …but a bit unexpected to have happen quite this early. Admittedly, the President hasn’t been having the best of months, but this is something that normally takes place after, say, disastrous midterms for the party in power. I think that the answer is in the format: Ed Morrissey notes, this is a web-only ad*. It may | Read More »

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    February Fundraising numbers are in.

    Very shortly: it’s good news for the GOP, with the partial exception of the NRCC. RNC/DNC, February (Via Hot Air) The RNC raised 5.10 million, has 24 million cash-on-hand, and no debt. The DNC raised 3.26 million, has 8.6 million cash-on-hand, and has 6.9 million in debt. NRSC/DSCC, February The RSCC raised 2.87 million, has 1.05 million cash-on-hand, and has 2.7 million in debt (drawn | Read More »

    A special St. Patrick’s Day message for Dodd, from the NRSC.

    It takes a lot for me to admit to the existence of St. Patrick’s Day; like virtually everybody else who can legitimately claim full-blooded Irish descent (15/16ths, in my case), I despise this holiday. Drunken non-Celtic buffoons with bad accents vomiting all over the place doesn’t appeal*. So, it requires something special to get me to even acknowledge the iconography. This’ll do:

    And so the 2010 fundraising cycle begins.

    Via Andrew Malcolm we see that Obama’s first Presidential fundraiser is scheduled for March 25th, for the DNC. Currently, the Democrats are trying to lower expectations, which… doesn’t mean much of anything, really. They did a lot of that last year to heighten their eventual totals, and it worked out pretty well for them.

    Call Senator Cornyn

    Conservatives need to call Senator John Cornyn and let him know that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will not get a dime from us if the senate allows this pork bill to pass. It is a disgrace that Republicans donate money to our party and it is used to support liberal incumbents like Snowe and Specter that don’t give a flip about their party or the future of | 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 »