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NRSC donates to Hatch despite pleas from Tea Party activists (NRSC backs multiple RINOs)
Daily Caller ^ | 2011-07-21

Posted on 07/24/2011 10:37:37 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

The National Republican Senatorial Committee gave $43,100 to Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch’s campaign, despite recent pleas from Tea Party activists that the organization wait until a Republican nominee is selected before supporting a candidate.

New filings show that the NRSC also contributed the same amount to Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, who is also facing a GOP primary challenge. That candidate, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, also enjoys the support of Tea Party activists.

A spokesman for the NRSC said its standard practice for the organization to give money to incumbent senators.

“The NRSC would not exist were it not for the support and fundraising efforts of all of our Republican Senators, and we assist every incumbent who is facing a competitive or potentially competitive race,” said spokesman Brian Walsh.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 2012elections; cornyn; dicklugar; mclamesrinoparty; nrsc; nrsc4rinos; orrinhatch; rinoparty; rinos

1 posted on 07/24/2011 10:37:43 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Which is why my contributions go to individual candidates, and never to any Republican organization.


2 posted on 07/24/2011 10:39:17 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: Scutter
Which is why my contributions go to individual candidates, and never to any Republican organization.

And mine.

3 posted on 07/24/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Scutter

Ditto.

The awakened people are doing just that.


4 posted on 07/24/2011 10:45:40 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: Navy Patriot

The only way I will support a candidate is indiviudally. I love it when these committes call for donations. I take pleasure in berating the poor caller so they will be sure to send the message back to whoever told them to call me.


5 posted on 07/24/2011 10:47:22 AM PDT by bramps
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To: rabscuttle385
Phoney hispanic "republican" front group encourages the GOP to use the "un American" tea partiers and then toss us aside.

How Un-American is the TEA PARTY

Are they so “irrational” and merely a self-centered group revolutionary geezers that do not hold American ideal and thus attack our American values—Democracy, Capitalism and Constitutionalism. Strategically, it seems like the right thing to do for Republican to utilize the Tea Party to diminish Obama’s agenda. But it is also time for Republicans that realize that this people merely using the flag colors as facade to promote un-American agenda . While they do have the right to dissent, sadly, their agenda pushed by special interest in Sacramento and D.C. do not embody the original best American values.
6 posted on 07/24/2011 10:47:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rabscuttle385

This primary election should be about slapping the GOP up side the head for supporting crap like lugar and Hatch and a few others.
Time to flush the RINOs down the latrine and push Conservatives.
Jump on board or get steamrolled, heh Mr. Boehner???


7 posted on 07/24/2011 10:51:58 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Scutter

NRSC gets contributions from each and every Republican Senator.


8 posted on 07/24/2011 10:52:35 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Scutter

“Which is why my contributions go to individual candidates, and never to any Republican organization”

X3


9 posted on 07/24/2011 10:56:47 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: rabscuttle385

NRSC is run by country club republicans (RiNoS).

Donate to your preferred candidates directly.


10 posted on 07/24/2011 11:01:51 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Roccus

Just John Cornyn protecting his own kind of politician. Can’t be losing any of those RINO’s can we. Remember what happened in Alaska.


11 posted on 07/24/2011 11:03:31 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: rabscuttle385

‘The NRSC would not exist....”

If that’s the way they play then we need to have a debate about whether or not they should exist.


12 posted on 07/24/2011 11:05:36 AM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: rabscuttle385

‘The NRSC would not exist....”

If that’s the way they play then we need to have a debate about whether or not they should exist.


13 posted on 07/24/2011 11:05:49 AM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: Gil4

I feel the same way about the NRCC. In 08 they threw my conservative congressman overboard. They declared that he had no chance and stripped him of funds. He lost by a whopping 2% and we were stuck with a marxist for two years.

My conservative congressman was reelected last November whether the NRCC wanted him or not.


14 posted on 07/24/2011 11:11:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rabscuttle385

IT’s my standard practice not to donate to organizations.


15 posted on 07/24/2011 11:24:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: rabscuttle385

And this surprises — who?!


16 posted on 07/24/2011 11:27:01 AM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: rabscuttle385
National Republican Senatorial Committee

Their mandate is to get Pub Senators reelected. Good or bad, they are for the incumbent.

Just keep donating and volunteering for the candidate looking to primary the incumbent.

17 posted on 07/24/2011 11:33:26 AM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
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To: rabscuttle385

Of course the NRSC will give money to Orrin Hatch! He’s the sitting Senior Senator from Utah! If the Tea Party wants to unseat him, we’ll have to find a better, electable candidate who can give him a real run for his money. This is the perfect time to point out the failure of the GOP establishment, once they moved away from the principles of lower taxes, reducing government spending, and less government involvement in our everyday lives.


18 posted on 07/24/2011 11:33:56 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: rabscuttle385

If you want to give to campaigns for Conservatives in the GOP, give to Senator Jim DeMeint’s Conservative GOP PAC.

http://senateconservatives.com/?c=FE4E0478347721E

Am I saying it’s perfect as well? No.

But it’s 1000% better than the NRSC.

That’s just my opinion.


19 posted on 07/24/2011 11:35:37 AM PDT by Wuli (c)
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To: Gil4

That debate most certainly does need to be had. The NRSC only serves the interests of K street lobbyists and carrer politicians not the people, or the states. It amplifies the power of incumbency, nepotism, centralized government, and control of the party by politicians, instead of control of politicians by the people working through the party structure. I see no positive reasons for the NRSC or NRCC to exist.


20 posted on 07/24/2011 11:36:00 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Roccus

So, the old rich senators give a bunch of money to the NRSC, so they can get the young poor senators in their debt?


21 posted on 07/24/2011 11:39:22 AM PDT by ngat
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To: SuziQ
Of course the NRSC will give money to Orrin Hatch! He’s the sitting Senior Senator from Utah!

That's stupid. The NRSC shouldn't play in primaries.

If a sitting Senator is ass enough to lose a primary he bloody well deserves it, and the NRSC shouldn't waste money on him.

22 posted on 07/24/2011 12:25:20 PM PDT by Crichton
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To: Crichton

Just like with them supporting Crist in Florida...Rubio won handily thank God.

I would not donate a cent to that entrenchment mechanism. Probably will support Snowe too


23 posted on 07/24/2011 12:39:53 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: rabscuttle385

they are not getting any money from Me. Sarah Palin will get My donations. The NRSC can kiss my Butt


24 posted on 07/24/2011 12:49:53 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Crichton

That’s what the NRSC is for; to re-elect Republican Senatorial incumbents. If you don’t want your money going for that, don’t send them any. Find a primary candidate, and send your money directly to support that person.


25 posted on 07/24/2011 1:26:06 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Crichton

Ever wonder why a sitting Senator has a 90+% chance for reelection? House members are lower but still over 70%.

To get a Senator out of office, they have to be dead, decide to quit or are picked to join the Cabinet. The latter was the only way we got rid of Bite Me and Hitlery.

VERY tough to vote them out. That’s why we need term limits.


26 posted on 07/24/2011 1:39:15 PM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
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To: rabscuttle385
“The NRSC would not exist were it not for the support and fundraising efforts of all of our Republican Senators

Exactly. And that's why I don't contribute to them.

27 posted on 07/24/2011 1:49:24 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: rabscuttle385

But, of course. I can’t get upset by this cause the NRSC is a RINO enclave. I would have assumed all real conservatives would have stopped giving to them 15 years ago.

Why give to the NRSC when you can give directly to the candidate of your choice and not have your money watered down on useless RINO’s.


28 posted on 07/24/2011 2:08:51 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Scutter

Likewise my friend.....I no longer give the national organizations.....


29 posted on 07/24/2011 2:11:39 PM PDT by eleb
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To: SuziQ
That’s what the NRSC is for; to re-elect Republican Senatorial incumbents.

Drown in Kool-Aid much?

The NRSC is intented to elect as many Republican Senators as possible, whether they are incumbents or not. Only a pathetic dupe would believe otherwise.

And obviously I don't give them money -- I only care about electing Republicans if they are likely to advance the country in a conservative direction.

30 posted on 07/24/2011 11:07:31 PM PDT by Crichton
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