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Romney to headline Senate GOP dinner
The Hill ^ | 02-04-09 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 02/05/2009 5:42:10 PM PST by GOP_Lady

Romney to headline Senate GOP dinner

By Reid Wilson

Posted: 02/04/09 05:11 PM [ET)

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will headline the National Republican Senatorial Committee's annual fundraising dinner, keeping the potential 2012 presidential candidate's name in the news while providing minority Republicans with some much-needed cash.

The dinner, slated for April 1, will bolster Senate Republicans' coffers as they head into what is expected to be difficult fundraising terrain.

Romney accepted an invitation from NRSC chairman John Cornyn (Texas) to headline the dinner during a phone call two weeks ago, an aide said.

“Gov. Romney expects to be active helping Republicans running in the 2010 cycle, so when Sen. Cornyn invited him to headline an event this spring, we were happy to accept,” spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said.

With just 41 senators — 42 if Norm Coleman can pull out of a 225-vote deficit as court battles drag on in Minnesota — Republicans faced a nearly $4.9 million debt as of Dec. 31. The committee had just $750,000 cash on hand by Dec. 31.

Romney "is one of the most respected and trusted voices in the Republican Party today," one NRSC official told The Hill on condition of anonymity because the committee has not formally announced the dinner.

"As the Republican Party rebuilds and particularly as our country faces the most serious economic crisis in recent history, our party leaders and Republican faithful across the country will undoubtedly look to Mitt Romney for his leadership and advice," the official said.

By contrast, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee held just $300,000 in the bank and was carrying nearly $11 million in debt. Despite the initial disparity, Democrats are expected to have a much easier time raising cash, thanks to a Democratic White House and a big majority in the Senate.

Romney is the second potential White House contender to agree to headline a big GOP fundraiser this year. The National Republican Congressional Committee announced in January that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal would keynote its March 24 fundraising dinner.

Romney has a series of other fundraisers planned, many for his Free and Strong America PAC. The PAC will host a Washington fundraiser on Feb. 17, according to an e-mail sent to supporters.

The former governor raised money at more than 30 events for GOP candidates after dropping out of the presidential race, including fundraisers for 28 House candidates and five candidates for the Senate. He raised money for the NRSC in Boston, the NRCC in Simi Valley and the California Republican Party.

During his presidential bid, Romney was no slouch either; he raised more than $113 million for his campaign, including a heavy investment of his own funds.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; gop; nrsc; romney; senate
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1 posted on 02/05/2009 5:42:10 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
I'm a Romney supporter but it's getting pretty vomit-worthy all his 'Ohhh Obama is sooo centrist Obama is sooooooo moderate hes not as liberal as I thoughtttt' blah blah blah.

Shut up already. This guy Obama ought to be deported, shudn't be praising his g--d---- extremism as centrism.

2 posted on 02/05/2009 5:44:51 PM PST by exist
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To: GOP_Lady
And I'm happy about that. Romney/Palin 2012

see tagline

3 posted on 02/05/2009 5:46:33 PM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: NordP

If Mitt Romney does not run in 2012, I commend his efforts in helping the GOP.


4 posted on 02/05/2009 5:48:32 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady; CanadianMusherinMI; Clemenza; Diogenesis; ejonesie22; EternalVigilance; Finny; ...

*gagging*

And you didn’t ping me, Lady. Not nice. :-P


5 posted on 02/05/2009 5:54:56 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GOP_Lady

a) The GOP is in deep kimchee if a closet socialist like Mitt Romney is a party headliner, and

b) I’m going to have to revise my opinion of my Senator, John Cornyn -a whole lot downward! - having learned that he’s the one who invited Romney to this affair in the first place.


6 posted on 02/05/2009 5:55:12 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

7 posted on 02/05/2009 5:59:09 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Democrats: "Let's tear down the Washington Monument!" - GOP response: "Let's do it in 3 phases.")
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To: Redbob
"Romney "is one of the most respected and trusted voices in the Republican Party today," one NRSC official told The Hill on condition of anonymity"

Yeah, I'd hide my identity, too, if I spewed such a line of horsemanure. Trust and respect a pathological liar ? Yeah. Why don't we just invite Bubba to switch parties while we're at it ?

8 posted on 02/05/2009 6:01:01 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Jindal to headline Congressional GOP dinner

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced in January that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal would keynote its March 24 fundraising dinner.
______________________________________________

Hey, great news !!!!

Love Bobby Jindal...

Thanks for the PING


9 posted on 02/05/2009 6:01:13 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Diogenesis

Romney ping!


10 posted on 02/05/2009 6:06:23 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

Beat ya. ;-D


11 posted on 02/05/2009 6:08:30 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Beat ya. ;-D

That's ok. It's been a long day.

12 posted on 02/05/2009 6:10:38 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
How is Obama working out for you, after you attacked Gov.Palin, Team Romney?

GOP candidate backstabber Romney: “Make all the promises you have to...

13 posted on 02/05/2009 6:12:10 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: GOP_Lady

But, but, isn’t there still a big part of the population that believe he’s going to require them to convert to the Mormon church and be sent to another planet when they die??


14 posted on 02/05/2009 6:16:46 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: rabscuttle385

Every day under his imperial majesty, Emperor Dumbass the First, is a long day.


15 posted on 02/05/2009 6:18:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GOP_Lady

Rally the troops. Good pick. A winner. Pelosi A LOSER !


16 posted on 02/05/2009 6:19:40 PM PST by Lady GOP
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To: GOP_Lady
I have about as much interest in hearing this RINO loser speak as listening to an alley cat screech all night.


17 posted on 02/05/2009 6:20:11 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Lady GOP

Yep. Hope you are doing well, “me in reverse!” :-)


18 posted on 02/05/2009 6:23:35 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
"Romney is one of the most least respected and trusted voices in the Republican Party today,"

Much more accurate now.

FRee Republic Member Opinion
WINNER - Thompson 66.8% 1,658
LOSER --- Romney 12.7% 315

Post Election Rasmussen poll - GOP voters:
WINNER - Palin -- 64%
LOSER --- Huckabee -- 12%
LOSER --- Romney -- 11%

19 posted on 02/05/2009 6:24:48 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Redbob
I agree about Willard the Rat and Below is an Email
I just received from JOHN CORNYN.

Thank you for contacting me about efforts to reform the United Nations (UN). I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this important matter.

Since its inception in the aftermath of World War II, the UN has been instrumental in advancing interests that are important to both the United States and the world. The UN provides a forum for nations to debate policy and to work together to improve the lives of people around the world. However, despite this goal, I remain deeply concerned about the level of mismanagement of the UN and believe the organization must be reformed if it is to fulfill its obligations.

Further, the United States must carefully evaluate actions taken by the UN to ensure that they are consistent with our national interests. As a representative of our nation, I will support policies that protect our citizens, our allies, and our national interests—regardless of whether the UN agrees. As Americans, we take pride in our national sovereignty, and I will never support legislation or action that infringes upon that sovereignty.

I appreciate having the opportunity to represent the interests of Texans in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN
United States Senator

20 posted on 02/05/2009 6:25:34 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (!yaw gnorw eht su gnikat si noitartsinimdA amabO ehT)
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To: NordP

I think myself and many other Republicans are past the
guy in his 60s candidate with the silver spoon.

The Palins, Jindals, those in late 30s to 50s have more of a grasp of todays world.


21 posted on 02/05/2009 6:26:46 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: Diogenesis

22 posted on 02/05/2009 6:31:20 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
What the country needs a Mccain Lite!
23 posted on 02/05/2009 6:33:58 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: GOP_Lady
Kneepad-clad GOP_Lady's "Romney for Dictator" checklist

Ignore Romney's past abdication to Democrats - check
Ignore Romney's appointment of corrupt, liberal pro-criminal judges, overlooking GOP candidates - check
Ignore Romney's usurping Mass Constitution - check
Ignore Romney's wussiness to criticism using tears and fabricated 'religious persecution' - check
Ignore Romney is the MSM's choice because they have files already prepared against him - check
Ignore Romney's coverup of the "Big Dig" for donations - check.
Ignore Romney's bankruptcy of Mass for his HillaryCARE=RomneyCARE - check
Ignore Romney's refusal to let citizens vote on his socialist plans - check
Ignore Romney's targetting of other GOP candidates - check
Ignore Romney's decimation of Mass GOP and that he couldn't win Mass to Hillary -check
Ignore Romney's real impact on Massachusetts - check
Ignore Romney's federal bailout of the Olympics - check
Ignore Romney's begging for a federal bailout of RomneyCARE - check
Ignore Romney's use of fake law enforcement officers (caught in at least two states) - check
Ignore Team Romney's attacks on Gov. Palin and her children - check


24 posted on 02/05/2009 6:37:49 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Diogenesis

25 posted on 02/05/2009 6:40:26 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

3 words that sum up Slick Willard perfectly.

26 posted on 02/05/2009 6:43:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GOP_Lady

1 word that perfectly sums up a Slick Willard worship thread.

27 posted on 02/05/2009 6:44:06 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GOP_Lady
Ronald Reagan (Birthday Feb 6) on Mitt Romney:

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn’t make any sense at all.""

-- President Ronald Reagan

Romney big secret.

Federal bailouts for --- Romney's fascist socialized medicine.
Federal bailouts for --- Romney's coverup of the BigDIG.
Federal bailouts for --- Romney's "saving" of the Olympics.
Federal bailouts for --- the next of Romney's clever socialist SCHEMES.

"I'm not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.
"
(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)

28 posted on 02/05/2009 6:48:59 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Redbob

And they’re going to keep getting post-paid envelopes returned with nasty notes instead of money. The Republican party is not only the stupid party, they are studiedly, stubbornly stupid. The louder we conservatives yell at them “Dead end street”, the louder they turn up the radio and mash the gas pedal. I’m about through with expecting anything from politicians and politics, it’s just not going to happen. If ever you’d think the party would listen to conservatives, you’d think they would now. But they continue with the purge, and have the nerve to ask us for money still.


29 posted on 02/05/2009 6:50:04 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Redbob

Don’t be silly, Texas has a great senator there.


30 posted on 02/05/2009 6:52:57 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I trust him like I trust snowe or specter.

LLS


31 posted on 02/05/2009 7:05:19 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Lady GOP

Insanity.

LLS


32 posted on 02/05/2009 7:06:19 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: mrsmel
They call me several times a week... I tell them I quit the National party and the deep well is now dry to them... I tell them to take me off of their call lists... they ignore me... I have fun ranting and making them listen to my complaints... for free! Not another dime... and steele was the last straw.

LLS

33 posted on 02/05/2009 7:09:45 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: GOP_Lady
"Romney "is one of the most respected and trusted voices in the Republican Party today," one NRSC official told The Hill on condition of anonymity because the committee has not formally announced the dinner."

He and Sarah Palin are our two stars. It is good that Governor Romney has such financial stability, that he can devote his time and talent to the R party and conservative causes!

34 posted on 02/05/2009 7:35:10 PM PST by TAdams8591 (When Obama FAILS, America SUCCEEDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Spector is the first politician I ever met, quite accidentally when I was 14. I never liked him and living here in PA followed him closely ever since. Romney, practically born a Republican, who made his success in the private sector is NOTHING like the deceitful, Spector, who became a Republican only because he couldn't get elected in Philly as a Democrat, and is a life-long politician.

Spector quite literally ran for president against the Christian right, and has been vehemently pro-abortion, and opposed to traditional values all his life. Romney a deeply religious man, ran on a conservative Reagan platform, has wholeheartedly converted to the pro-life position, and supports traditional values.

And lastly, Ann Coulter, FR's sweetheart, adores Romney and reviles Spector.

The same?...They're not even close.

35 posted on 02/05/2009 7:48:59 PM PST by TAdams8591 (When Obama FAILS, America SUCCEEDS!)
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To: GOP_Lady

That’s hilarious!


36 posted on 02/05/2009 7:51:03 PM PST by TAdams8591 (When Obama FAILS, America SUCCEEDS!)
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To: TAdams8591; Lady GOP

LOL.

Lady GOP is one COOL GOP lady just like me! :-)


37 posted on 02/05/2009 7:53:41 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

The Mitt haters have Mitt alarms that go off whenever a Mitt thread is posted. They’re usually here within five replies. No need to EVER ping them! : )


38 posted on 02/05/2009 7:53:53 PM PST by TAdams8591 (When Obama FAILS, America SUCCEEDS!)
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To: TAdams8591

You really believe all that? Ann likes him... I like him... I would never vote for him for President.

LLS


39 posted on 02/05/2009 7:59:46 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: GOP_Lady

“Romney to headline Senate GOP dinner”

Deep inside the Senate Republican Committee...

“We need a speaker that can make us look more conservative.”
“Do we have to be more conservative?”
“No! We want to _look_ more conservative.”
“I know, let’s get someone liberal enough that we will look conservative when we stand next to them!”
“Romney!”


40 posted on 02/05/2009 8:03:43 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion ("I, El Rushbo -- and I say this happily -- have hijacked Obama's honeymoon.")
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To: TAdams8591
Join us ... Guaranteed you'll catch is contagious smile ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2179435/posts

41 posted on 02/05/2009 8:22:30 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Hey guys, it looks Romney will be challenging Reid! This will be epic!

http://race42008.com/2009/02/05/mitt-romney-to-take-on-harry-reid-in-epic-2010-senate-battle/


42 posted on 02/05/2009 8:22:57 PM PST by nowandlater
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To: GOP_Lady

is = his


43 posted on 02/05/2009 8:27:24 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: LibLieSlayer

Everything I said was a fact. And here’s another, Ann likes him for president. But then you knew what I meant.


44 posted on 02/05/2009 9:45:51 PM PST by TAdams8591 (When Obama FAILS, America SUCCEEDS!)
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To: nowandlater
Hey guys, it looks Romney will be challenging Reid! This will be epic!

And our Romney-haters will be backing Reid.

45 posted on 02/05/2009 10:00:09 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch
Um that makes little sense on two levels.

First since the supposed “hate” is because of Mitt being a Moron, how would it make sense to support Reid.

Two, since in reality we are really opposed to Mitt's POLITICS, supporting Reid makes even less sense. Mitt wins that fight hands down.

I do thank you for proving that both the support for Mitt here on FR, as well as the efforts of his of supporters,who are a very small but vocal minority here, to pigeonhole the majority of us here who don't support the man is not based on realty.

46 posted on 02/06/2009 3:26:05 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an expiration date 1-20-2013 *(Thanks Nana))
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To: Plutarch

FReepers do not hate Romney.

They do dislike the behavior of lying, backstabbing, fake-badge-wearing,
fake-conservative-claiming, Romney.

The Hate? There is only the HATE BY ROMNEY FOR EVERY CITIZEN's RIGHTs and their CONSTITUTIONs.
And there is the HATE of some of the knee-clad RomneyBOTs for anyone daring to post the truth about their Master.

47 posted on 02/06/2009 4:02:46 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: TAdams8591
You are in for a huge let down in 2012... but you mitt supporters have always been somewhat delusional in your worship of that liberal Reagan despising Governor. “I was never part of the Reagan Revolution” and he will never be part of any vote from this household.

LLS

48 posted on 02/06/2009 4:09:53 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: nowandlater

How many states can Romney run in???

Wow! Liberal mormon vs. liberal mormon! Should be a knock
down, drag out catfight.


49 posted on 02/06/2009 5:41:49 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion ("I, El Rushbo -- and I say this happily -- have hijacked Obama's honeymoon.")
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To: Plutarch

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

You go Harry...

I’m just mad about Harry...

Oooooooooooooooooooooooo

Doesnt he have the purtiest hair...

Married to ONE woman, never been divorced...wunnerful, loverly family...

Lots of moola...

And a mormon...

He MUST be worthy...

Only a hateful BIGOT wouldnt vote for Harry Reid...


50 posted on 02/06/2009 7:18:48 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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