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 »
Norm Coleman Drops Out of NRSC Race
Roll Call reports that Norm Coleman has informed John Cornyn that he is no longer a candidate to head the National Republican Senate Committee in the next Congress: Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.) called Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) Thursday afternoon and told him he was dropping out of the race for National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman to focus on the recount in his 206-vote win over | Read More »
Despite having run a bad campaign, underestimating the enemy, surrounding himself with inept campaign staff and raising no money and having no fund raising list to raise money from, Senator Chambliss is still in the game, with a good shot at retaining his Senate seat.. But the wall of money about to descend on GA is going to be unbelievable. Jim Martin, [Edited Out by | 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 »
Is Al Franken fit for office?
The NRSC evidently thinks the Minnesota Democrat is kinda, sorta not made of the right stuff to sit in the United States Senate, and they remind voters of why they feel this way. It is all true. (HT, RCP Blog) (UPDATE: Lest we forget our role in this great adventure, you can donate to Franken’s opponent, Senator Norm Coleman, at this secure site.)
Howard Dean’s DNC Negates Obama’s Cash Edge
Barack Obama released his August fundraising numbers today, and it was an impressive haul: $66 million — the best month ever for a presidential candidate. Interestingly, Obama’s campaign hasn’t addressed why they felt compelled to release this information a week earlier than they had planned. Given the spate of bad news about the direction of the campaign, you have to think it was to stanch | Read More »
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, Howard Dean
You can still contribute to McCain/Palin
I’ve seen a lot of stories lately stating that the McCain campaign, now that it is on the public dole, may not raise any more private money. That’s not quite true. The campaign may still raise money for what is called it’s GELAC account – the “General Election Legal and Accounting” Fund. This fund is used to cover accounting and especially legal expenses, and can | Read More »
Hey! Remember 2005, when you thought that two bucks a gallon for gas was a *lot*?
You do? Well, go remind people, then. Be sure to also ask if they miss that $2.20/gallon that we were enjoying at the end of 2006, back when the GOP was still running Congress. And when you’re done with that, ask ’em what they think that the price of gas is likely to be after two more years of Democrats running Congress. Moe Lane PS: | Read More »
Did you enjoy watching Senator Trainwreck embarrass Harry Reid?
Is this the sort of thing that brightens your day? And, like Constant Reader NightTwister, do you think that “Entertainment this good should cost money”? Well, guess what: it does – because one major reason that Doctor No can do this sort of thing is because he can win cloture votes. And the reason why he can win cloture votes is because he has enough | Read More »
GOP Senate to DEM Senate: Drill, or go dry.
You know, I understand why some people find Senate quote-unquote “Minority” Leader Mitch McConnell a bit irksome when it comes to pork generally, but he really does have a feel on the primary aspect of his current job: that is to say, how to thoroughly muck up the titular majority’s day. Via Hot Air: Senate GOP hands Dems oil ultimatum By Manu Raju Senate Republicans | Read More »