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NRSC Launches Negative Ad Campaign Against GOP Senate Candidate Stephen Laffey In RI
Politics1.com ^ | October 4, 2005 | Ron Gunzburger

Posted on 10/05/2005 9:53:30 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued

The NRSC quickly waded into US Senator Linc Chafee's 2006 re-election race. The party organization is already running harsh TV spots in the state attacking investment banker and Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey, Chafee's conservative GOP primary opponent. The commercials try to tie Laffey to the unpopular oil industry and high gas prices, blasting Laffey for having previously run "a company selling oil industry stocks on Wall Street. Profiting from offshore oil drilling. The oil companies made a fortune. Steve Laffey made a fortune."

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TOPICS: Rhode Island; Campaign News; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2006; ads; election2006; gopprimary; lincolnchafee; nrsc; primary; rino; stephenlaffey

1 posted on 10/05/2005 9:53:34 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Liddy Dole hard at work..


2 posted on 10/05/2005 9:56:16 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

How do we find out if the NRSC is allowed to use the funds they raise to meddle in primary campaigns?


3 posted on 10/05/2005 9:57:54 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

How do we find out if the NRSC is allowed to use the funds they raise to meddle in primary campaigns?


4 posted on 10/05/2005 9:58:02 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow; mosquitobite; ken5050; MassachusettsGOP; Straight Vermonter; ...

This is appallling! Stephen Laffey is not a Jesse Helms clone who could never be elected. He has, after all, won city-wide in Cranston, which is not known for its conservative voting habits.

The NRSC is acting like a bunch of %&#*!&)^@ LOSER RINO'S!


5 posted on 10/05/2005 9:59:26 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Jeanine Pirro for Senate, Hillary Clinton for Weight Watchers Spokeswoman)
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To: ken5050

To be honest, I don't know. If I'm not mistaken, they normally only do so in cases where a candidate has token opposition.

I don't blame them for going through the motions of supporting an incumbent, but smearing a credible candidate in a primary is way off base.


6 posted on 10/05/2005 10:01:15 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Jeanine Pirro for Senate, Hillary Clinton for Weight Watchers Spokeswoman)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, I have a fund-raiser appeal on my desk. Was going to send a check, think now I'll append a note instead..see if I get a response..


7 posted on 10/05/2005 10:02:30 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

More proof that the 11th Commandment is a one way street.


8 posted on 10/05/2005 10:03:16 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: Clintonfatigued

>>blasting Laffey for having previously run "a company selling oil industry stocks on Wall Street. Profiting from offshore oil drilling. The oil companies made a fortune. Steve Laffey made a fortune."<<

Yes, exactly. He MADE his money, unlike the limp-wristed effeminite Tooth Fairy Chaffee.

Laffey may be bat-shyte crazy, but he's a better option than that waffler we have now.


9 posted on 10/05/2005 10:03:28 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Heart of my own heart, whatever befall")
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To: Clintonfatigued

FALSELY smearing him is worse. Does the republican party now stand for the idea that if you worked the oil business, you are corrupt and responsible for high prices?

I thought that was moveon.org.


10 posted on 10/05/2005 10:04:49 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Clintonfatigued
The commercials try to tie Laffey to the unpopular oil industry and high gas prices, blasting Laffey for having previously run "a company selling oil industry stocks on Wall Street. Profiting from offshore oil drilling. The oil companies made a fortune. Steve Laffey made a fortune."

This ad sounds like it was written by Moveon.org or Democratic Underground.

11 posted on 10/05/2005 10:05:03 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: Clintonfatigued
One reason why the NRSC and RNC will not receive a dime from me.

Liddy Dole sucks.

12 posted on 10/05/2005 10:12:19 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("My Gov'nor don't got the answer")
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is where we have to come in and donate and call the NSRC and tell them to BACK OFF if they EVER want our money again!


13 posted on 10/05/2005 10:15:53 AM PDT by mosquitobite (What we permit; we promote. ~ Mark Sanford for President!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is where we have to come in and donate to Laffey and call the NSRC and tell them to BACK OFF if they EVER want our money again!


14 posted on 10/05/2005 10:16:04 AM PDT by mosquitobite (What we permit; we promote. ~ Mark Sanford for President!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

My email to NSRC:

Your ads against Laffey in Rhode Island are despicable! And the weak Senate Republicans (like Chaffee!) so afraid of a fight that Bush chose to nominate Miers instead of Luttig or Janice Rogers Brown is EXACTLY why you won't ever be getting another penny from me. I've been a Republican since 1994. I didn't leave the party; the party left me. You guys are disgusting right now. Hope you enjoy your power in DC while you have it. You guys OBVIOUSLY left your principles back home.

Learn to fight for your principles like a Democrat, or go back home.

Pence 2008!


15 posted on 10/05/2005 10:21:46 AM PDT by mosquitobite (What we permit; we promote. ~ Mark Sanford for President!)
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To: mosquitobite

oops, I just realize the Democrats don't really HAVE principles, but oh well. They THINK they do. Too bad our guys don't.


16 posted on 10/05/2005 10:22:41 AM PDT by mosquitobite (What we permit; we promote. ~ Mark Sanford for President!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All
The NRSC can be contacted via their website www.nrsc.org

tell them how you feel, people.

17 posted on 10/05/2005 10:22:58 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: dubyaismypresident

I went to the site, and watched the ad. THen I wrote them,telling them they were despicable among other things.

I understand supporting Chafee, while I don't like it. They are the senatorial committee, and they are supposed to defend the current senators. Telling us why we should vote for Chafee instead of a challenger is a reasonable use of their funds. This is why I wouldn't give them money anyway, preferring to send money directly to candidates I support.

But we shouldn't stoop to false attacks, especially attacks that say that being a stock broker means you are in bed with companies that sell stocks.


18 posted on 10/05/2005 10:36:12 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: dubyaismypresident; mosquitobite; ItsOurTimeNow; ken5050; AuH2ORepublican

If you want to read the script to the negative ad, here's the link to it:

http://www.nrsc.org/newsdesk/document.aspx?ID=966


19 posted on 10/05/2005 10:36:58 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Jeanine Pirro for Senate, Hillary Clinton for Weight Watchers Spokeswoman)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It makes me glad I'm registered as a Conservative. My contributions are sent to what's considered the most effective lobby, which happens to be the USA's oldest civil rights organization, or as direct contributions.

Today's pubbies and RINOs are getting too smart by half. Their current political calculus is alienating their base at their peril in 2006. They've given up their principles for politics. There's little difference from the dems endorsing the pro-life Casey in PA. It's just politics.


20 posted on 10/05/2005 10:54:21 AM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; JohnnyZ; Kuksool

Here's the text of the e-mail I sent to the NRSC regarding the attack ads it is running against Stephen Laffey:

http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/2005/10/open-letter-to-nrsc-regarding-its.html


21 posted on 10/05/2005 12:13:25 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Excellent decision on your part. However, I wish you had pointed out that not only was the NRSC acting ineptly, but the ads they are running against Laffey are very personal in nature, attacking his integrity.


22 posted on 10/05/2005 12:20:02 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Jeanine Pirro for Senate, Hillary Clinton for Weight Watchers Spokeswoman)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I agree that this is not the appropriate job of the NSRC. But I don't think there is much we can do about it at this time that wouldn't be cutting off our nose to spite our face. Of course, RI GOPers can vote for Laffey in the primary, as I think is appropriate anyway (and I was a Specter supporter in '04).


23 posted on 10/05/2005 8:12:14 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: nomad; OneLoyalAmerican; DollyCali; boxerblues; North Coast Conservative; Pontiac; ...

Has the RNSC farmed out their commercial making to moveon.org go to the website and decide for yourself.

This is beyond disgusting, to me.

Liddy Dole, shame on you.


24 posted on 10/05/2005 9:45:20 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Liddy Dole is a Disaster!


25 posted on 10/05/2005 9:47:20 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want yo"ur opinion they will give it to you.)
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To: doug from upland

Have you seen this?


26 posted on 10/05/2005 9:53:11 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Just now. Thanks. Linc has to be sent packing.


27 posted on 10/05/2005 11:04:18 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
I find this very interesting that the NRSC would go after Chafee's primary opponent considering how little support Lincoln has shown the President

I believe it is a strategic move because they must know that although Laffey has a good shot at beating Senator Chafee in a Republican primary he does not stand a chance in hell of winning a general in Liberal Rhode Island.

Still meddling in a primary does seem strange

Rich
28 posted on 10/06/2005 2:23:34 PM PDT by richconklin (A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. - Mark Twain)
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To: dubyaismypresident

RINOs are ruining the Republican Party. This soft on borders, soft on balanced budget, soft on detained terrorists nonsense makes me sick.


29 posted on 10/06/2005 5:01:43 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (Even if your mother says she loves you, check it out.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican; secret garden; Clintonfatigued

I'm sick too.

This commercial could be a Rush parody.

Steve Laffey was a stockbroker (stockbroker)

He traded in big Oil (big oil)

For the little guy, quit joking around (heheheh) Mr. Laffey.

Paid for you by NRSC and kayaking friends of Liddy Dole.


30 posted on 10/06/2005 7:00:33 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (trust but verify)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

They are also soft on campaign finance reform and pork!


31 posted on 10/06/2005 7:04:25 PM PDT by secret garden (<= easily amused)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The NRSC is acting like a bunch of %&#*!&)^@ LOSER RINO'S!

So what else is new?

32 posted on 10/08/2005 12:48:41 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("I'm okay with being unimpressive. It helps me sleep better.")
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