Skip to comments.RNC wades into New York special election [backs RINO with massive funds]
Posted on 10/16/2009 10:50:33 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
The Republican National Committee is making its first large financial commitment to the party's candidate in a New York special election, fighting back criticism that the party has allowed Democrats to jump to an early lead.
The RNC will give $85,000 to the coordinated campaign efforts, the maximum allowed by federal law. And the RNC will give the New York state Republican Party what a source described as a six-figure transfer in order to run more advertising on behalf of Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava (R).
Meanwhile, the RNC has sent two paid staffers to help Scozzafava's campaign, and it has committed to fully funding the party's victory program, aimed at increasing turnout in the Nov. 3 special election.
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RINO National Committee, RNC, says it all.
Nothing sums up the Republicans’ current situation than this.
And they wonder why people stay home rather than support these Democrats in RINO clothing.
there must be alot of rinos in the party who still believe in the gop, otherwise why are ppl still donating money to them. Give to individual candidates, not the party
Ditto. Dede Scozzafava is another RINO; might as well have a dem; at least they’re honest about their liberalism. Vote for the Conservative and donate to candidates, not the RNC or other republican arms.
This is going to haul in those contributions from conservatives.
Come on Freepers, open up those wallets and pocketbooks. s/
“Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, who has attacked both his rivals as liberals”
This is the problem, Doug is running on the Conservative Party Ticket. I would not expect the RNC to support him. This is also a reason I will not send money directly to the RNC. I will choose which candidate I want to support.
I just don't understand how, after the past two elections, and watching the outrage at the tea parties and other events, they still keep doing the same thing.
I believe Rush is right about the people running the RNC (the elites), they are embarrassed by the kind of people who are showing up at rallies and town halls.
Michelle Malkin has some great stuff on this woman, being supported by the RNC AND Newt Gingrich --- including her being the recipient of the Margaret Sanger Award.
So our choice in 2010 will be hardcore liberal socialists pushing a heavy handed agenda or the people that love them.
What a choice. :(
Here’s the website where you can donate to Doug Hoffman and put your money where your duty is:
Steele is a DNC sleeper. I’m convinced.
Michael Steele still doesn’t get it.
The most liberal candidate in the race.
Wish Rush would mention something about this.
lol! And the RNC continues to send me letters begging for money. No way, no how are they getting a dime from me. Taking my money and backing RINOs is no different than ACORN getting my tax dollars to back Democrats.
Steele must go.
The RNC never learns a damn thing.
I think the problem with the RNC is that they only care about winning seats. They could care less about issues of the candidate only that they can win...
I sent back the envelope withOUT money to the RNC but WITH a note saying NO SUPPORT OF RINOS! SORRY!!!! If they mess up these 2010 elections, they will LOSE their BASE completely!
Yep. Their last Presidential nominee was a real winner. Wow. Look where our country is today on account of it.
cc2k: please post your excellent summary writeup of this big R democRat so others have background....
And the RNC will ask me for a contribution soon. If we can’t push out the rinos I have to go elsewhere
Guaranteeing that the $85k will be wasted.
Obama and his fellow leftists are your enemy, not RINOS.
They gave ZERO support to Chicago Lady. She wasn’t third party. They HATE conservatives as much as the Democrats do.
Time for American Independent Party people to get together with Constitution Party and New York’s Conservative party, collect the authentic Americanists our of the GOP and make a new real party.
Whoever is not with us is against us.
Because of this I won’t donate to the RNC this year.
and why is it that the real conservative candidates get NO support?
The real problem here is the NY GOP nominating this woman. The county GOP chair just handpicked her. The RNC is obligated to support Republican candidates, pure and simple. I don’t like it, but it is what it is. The problem is the NY GOP party apparatus.
They did NOT support Roseann Pulido last year did they??
She was their nominee but she was TOO CONSERVATIVE and she is a FReeper.
Stop making excuses.
Steele is a DNC sleeper. Im convinced.
Hell yes he is. Get him OUT!
Ha. Is that why they backed out of funding Bachmann in her race last year until conservatives reacted in outrage and forced them to do so?
The GOP establishment will cut conservatives at the throat with it comes to financial backing and support from the inner circles.
I’ll donate to Sarah when she announces.
OK. Where do I send a contribution for Hoffman?
The problem occurred long before this transfer of funds. The die is cast. The Republican candidate is a RINO. The furor raised by this thread should have happened during the nomination process.
Splitting non-Dem votes between a RINO and a conservative who cannot win is pointless. Why are there so many people here who want to shoot themselves in the foot?
It is silly to expect the national Republican leadership to support the Conservative Party candidate! Go ahead and complain that the Republicans selected a RINO. I agree that it is frustrating. Would this district be able to elect a conservative in a general election? The fact that a RINO got the nomination suggests not. I know that in my district a RINO need not apply.
Daily Kos says she, the GOP candidate, is more liberal than the Dem and other candidate!
Getting a conservative elected in Nancy Pelosi’s backyard will send a crystal clear message to the RINO’s about what to expect in the 2010 election.
Supporting Hoffman may be the way to go, but don't try to sell me this Kos crap that the Democrat is more conservative than a RINO. How many time are we going to get fooled by that nonsense.
The enemies were the local county chairs who gave this RINO the nomination probably based on her husbands contracting ties.
The RNC did not pick this RINO and all they are doing is supporting the now nominated RINO against a Democrat.
I have given-up having outrage over running RINOs in blue states and blue districts. My outrage now gets focused on RINO-backing by the RNC in red states and red districts (see: Senate races in NE, FL, Coburn’s Senate run, Graham in South Carolina, etc.)
I mean, I can understand the need to nominate a Mike Castle, or a Mark Kirk, or a Whitman; but I don't have any understanding for siding with RINOs in primaries where a more conservative candidate could win in the general (Florida, for example).
However, I think it is becoming a very unseemly habit of our modern GOP -— that is, taking sides in GOP PRIMARIES.
No, it's not "Kos crap."
The Republican Party does not have a monopoly on conservative ideas.
Now, generally, but NOT always, RINOs are more conservative than Democrats. Case in point: Bob Conley (D) vs. Lindsey Graham (RINO) last November.
The problem with RINOs is that their actions are largely unpredictable, except for the near certainty that they will, at some point, most likely when conservatives need them most, turn around and stab conservatives. Case in point: who let out Sotomayor? Graham. Who let out Obamacare? Snowe. Who threw the election to Obama? McCain and Romney. Who voted for Porkulus? Specter, Snowe, and Collins. Who destroyed an entire state (California)? Schwarzenegger. Who endorsed Van Jones? Whitman. Who backed a big bailout for fat cat NY bankers? Bush.
Wow! A voice of reason! So many on this thread will only accept black and white results and don’t understand that politics is similar to making sausages; i.e, you have to do a lot of “holding your nose” while you cook.
This is the reason they are called the Stupid Party. The pissed away nearly a decade with a congressional majority in the House and Senate, with several years under a Republican president and all the managed to do was expand government and make us deeper in debt by acting like effing DEMOCRATS!
And then they stand around scratching their asses wondering why the people wouldn’t vote for them.
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