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RNC Left With Hoards of Cash But Little Time [Reince Priebus RNC Chair Sitting On $68M!]
The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2012 | Luke Rosiak

Posted on 10/30/2012 8:15:49 PM PDT by Steelfish

RNC Left With Hoards of Cash But Little Time By Luke Rosiak-The Washington Times October 30, 2012

A late surge of support and months of restrained spending have left the Republican National Committee flush with cash with little time to spend it — $68 million as of Oct. 17, which was nearly seven times the amount the Democratic National Committee had in the bank.

Adding in the cash from other presidential campaign committees, the mismatch still was stark: $156 million for Mitt Romney and his GOP allies to $94 million for President Obama and his allies. State Republican parties also had 50 percent more cash than their Democratic counterparts, according to an analysis by The Washington Times.

It’s likely that means a surge of GOP spending is coming. What’s unclear is what form it will take, and RNC officials declined to tip their hand.

“I can guarantee you we will spend it all and wisely,” Reince Priebus, chairman of the RNC, told The Times.

The last-minute strategy poses opportunities and challenges.

The difference in cash on hand allows Mr. Romney to project the image of momentum by dramatically ramping up the scale of his campaign in the final days, suddenly spending far more heavily on ads, mailers and telemarketers.

This week, Republicans began making a play for Pennsylvania, dipping freely into Republican campaign funds and forcing Democrats to spend their more-limited resources to respond, and touting the new push in the Keystone State as a sign that Mr. Obama is on the wane and Mr. Romney is on the upswing.

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1 posted on 10/30/2012 8:15:56 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

And they’re waiting for......?


2 posted on 10/30/2012 8:18:05 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Steelfish

How much did they send Todd Akin ???

Silly Nana...

Todd Akin is a Conservative...

Ohh..

Well...

Never mind...


3 posted on 10/30/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: onyx
Patience, FRiend!

Up to now, the RNC has been relying on the effectiveness of Obama ads for...Romney! This because all their ads have been so revoltingly offensive but starting tomorrow is the election's gunlap.

4 posted on 10/30/2012 8:21:58 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: Steelfish; All

Looks like Renice is just another PhonyCon Liberal....helping the DNC anyway he can

The GOP will when elections once it stops putting PhonyCon Liberals in top positions


5 posted on 10/30/2012 8:22:49 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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oops...I meant “GOP will win elections once it....”. My bad


6 posted on 10/30/2012 8:24:03 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Steelfish

Ask the McCains.

They’ll probably send 2/3 to Obama.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 8:24:05 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Steelfish

They can use it to buy MRE’s and ammo after Obama wins.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 8:24:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: Steelfish

I guess Michael Steele was really better than his successor, but most of us didn’t think so at the time.


9 posted on 10/30/2012 8:27:38 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Annoy the Establishment! Vote for Akin!)
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To: Steelfish

You can’t atake them with you to the locker room.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 8:28:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Theodore R.
I am thinking Romney is winning?

Am I missing something?

11 posted on 10/30/2012 8:28:52 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Theodore R.

I think they should save it for AFTER the victory. Use the $$ to rub it in.


12 posted on 10/30/2012 8:29:20 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: onyx
They'll burn through $68 mil really fast, right after the election. You know, defending against "disenfranchised" leftist voters and their sore-loser lawsuits.
13 posted on 10/30/2012 8:30:01 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Steelfish

What the hell are they waiting for??? Good grief!


14 posted on 10/30/2012 8:31:17 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Steelfish

Take to the airwaves and ask the American people for the job.


15 posted on 10/30/2012 8:31:47 PM PDT by samadams2000
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To: Steelfish

This money needs to go to congressional races.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 8:31:54 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Steelfish
what a bunch of dingos....glad I don't support any of their organization....

we have several Senate races hanging by a thread...a little help could prove HUGE....

what about throwing some cash to some young new pub stars..Mia Love...and the many Iraq/Afghan vets running for office...

how about general ads about the horrible economy...the horrible billions given to green companies who then promptly went belly up, enriching their rat masters...

if a peasant like me can think of ways to support pubs, what the hell are these big buck elites doing?

17 posted on 10/30/2012 8:34:41 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Theodore R.
I for one thought Micheal Steele was terrific....but the party stabbed him in the back....

someday, we'll be lead by passionate dynamic leaders instead of back room deal makers making sure they seem powerful...

again, I'm glad I never give these people a penny...

18 posted on 10/30/2012 8:37:16 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Tennessee Nana

They gave them less than I gave them which is $0.00.
If they don’t support candidates why should I help them!!!

Go, Todd, Go!!!!!


19 posted on 10/30/2012 8:41:41 PM PDT by YOMO
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To: Steelfish

Give it to me!!!!


20 posted on 10/30/2012 8:43:24 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Steelfish
How to use $68 million.......

How about amping up the GOTV effort with something like this...


21 posted on 10/30/2012 8:46:01 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Steelfish

GRRRRR!


22 posted on 10/30/2012 8:46:51 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Steelfish
The article refers to the amount of money on October 17, about two weeks ago. Really, sometimes reading Free Republic is not much different from reading DU in their propensity in attacking the RNC. Although, if we look at the 'concerned posters', many of them stated they don't even support Romney or give money to the RNC.
23 posted on 10/30/2012 8:47:04 PM PDT by paudio (5Bs: Bain, Big-bird, Binders, Bayonets, and... Bullshiter ! <= 0bama's campaign message)
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To: Steelfish
Well I guess all this extra cash explains the resources being suddenly poured into PA, MI and MN. By the end of this coming weekend, would not be surprised to see Romney ads in unlikely places like OR, ME, NM and CT. Either way, they are going to spend that money by Tuesday.

Could be looking at a 40-state 350+ EV win here.

I have a feeling that this Romney campaign strategy will be studied and emulated for years to come.

24 posted on 10/30/2012 8:47:48 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Steelfish

How about hiring attorneys to stand in on every rat precinct?


25 posted on 10/30/2012 8:48:04 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: SeminoleCounty

New Romney ad...

“We brought our campaign in under budget and we can do the same for America!” (cheers in background)


26 posted on 10/30/2012 8:49:05 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Any leftover funds will be spent on the non-alcohol inaugural balls!!!


27 posted on 10/30/2012 8:51:35 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Steelfish

28 posted on 10/30/2012 8:52:23 PM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: Steelfish

How bout a win in Massachusetts? Wouldn’t that put the icing on the cake?


29 posted on 10/30/2012 8:53:25 PM PDT by ghannonf18
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To: OrangeHoof
New Romney ad... “We brought our campaign in under budget and we can do the same for America!”

DING! DING! DING! That's the winner! Mitt Romney comes in under budget once again...

30 posted on 10/30/2012 8:53:58 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: paudio
gee...I sent out 3 $100 donations just this evening, and several others a week ago, most to Romney, but also to Mia Love, and Todd, among others...

you'll find that a lot of us don't like the party politics but support wholeheartedly individual candidates...

31 posted on 10/30/2012 8:56:13 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SamAdams76
I have a feeling that this Romney campaign strategy will be studied and emulated for years to come.

It's political drip irrigation. Economical, deep, targeted to just the right areas, not subject to surface evaporation, and ultimately very effective. :)

32 posted on 10/30/2012 8:58:05 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: DIRTYSECRET; All

Guys, the RNC has said before they will spend a lot on GOTV.

I think that is where a lot of this will go, plus final ads etc.

And this number is from DAYS AND DAYS AGO....not the current figure.


33 posted on 10/30/2012 9:02:03 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: cherry
It is terrible the RNCe does support conservatives like Todd Akin of Missouri.

Perhaps I should not complain. None of it came from me, I only give to the individual.

34 posted on 10/30/2012 9:04:23 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Always A Marine

I have a friend in Florida who is on the ground for Romney, every day until it’s over.

His staff holds early morning and afternoon Strategy meetings. If you suspect ANY hint of fraud you’re to contact the Romney Team immediately and they will have someone on the ground within minutes.

His Campaign has it locked up, particularly in battle ground states. Not surprised.


35 posted on 10/30/2012 9:06:43 PM PDT by imemyself
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To: All

Can this be used for legal expenses, if the election ends up in court?


36 posted on 10/30/2012 9:13:38 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: rwfromkansas

Make sure it doesn’t go where McCain’s unspent funds went...

http://phoenixteaparty.ning.com/profiles/blogs/mccains-baitandswitch-leftover

McCAIN’S BAIT-AND-SWITCH:
Left-Over Cash For Presidential Run Spent on Senate Bid

According to his campaign finance reports, McCain transferred a whopping $4.65 million in Presidential money to his Senate race.

“Money that was supposed to be spent keeping Obama out of office
represents about one-third of the total amount McCain spent on his
campaign so far,” Hayworth said. “Maybe if he had spent the money on the
Presidential campaign he would be President...


37 posted on 10/30/2012 9:14:15 PM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: paudio

I agree. They’ve been spending the money all along, it’s not like they’ve been hoarding it, just that due to Republican enthusiasm so much has been pouring in that they were left with a nice surplus for the home stretch. And that’s a good thing. I’m sure all of it is being put to good use, especially in regards to the GOTV effort.


38 posted on 10/30/2012 9:14:58 PM PDT by Humbug
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To: Steelfish

When you don’t have to charter buses and buy sandwiches for illegal immigrants to go in and vote you end up saving a LOT of money!

Heck I would rather vote for the party that at least end up at the end of the election season with a SURPLUS, rather than a deficit!


39 posted on 10/30/2012 9:30:27 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Iron Munro
They can use it to buy MRE’s and ammo after Obama wins.

If Obama wins and QE Infinity has ran it's course you won't even be able to buy a loaf of bread with 68 million dollars....

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But hey it will keep them warm at RNC HQ.

40 posted on 10/30/2012 9:34:13 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Steelfish

Reince, here’s a hint.

We have about 10 close Senate races.

How about dropping about $40M among those races?!?!?!

NOW!!!

Spread the rest around the close House races, AND QUIT WORRYING ABOUT HOW CLOSE THEY’RE WED TO RANK AND FILE ESTABLISHMENT!!!


41 posted on 10/30/2012 9:35:08 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: ghannonf18

I still think they will take a shot at Oregon, and Washington, and get at least one of them..

Did you hear about a stop that Romney leaked about campaigning in California later this week? It had Axelgrease’s hair on fire!! Hahahaha


42 posted on 10/30/2012 9:46:33 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Steelfish

Here in CA they’ve been asking for volunteers to go to Nevada, all expenses paid, to help get out the vote. I guess that’s where some of the money is going.


43 posted on 10/30/2012 9:52:26 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: JediJones

that ANGERS me so much about McCain....can’t believe I sent in good money several times....but I sent it for Sarah...not McCain....


44 posted on 10/30/2012 9:55:56 PM PDT by cherry
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To: YOMO

How much have they invested in keeping Allan WEST and Michelle BACHMANN in the House... or have they been more interested in re districting them OUT?

My donations go to Candidates who represent my values, not to a party establishment machine which wants to go “forward” along with Obama, just lagging behind him a little.

After the establishment (Carl Rove I think it was) announced that the GOPs main agenda - ahead of replacing Obama - was to “Destroy the TEA Party at all costs” the National Party is not getting a wad of used gum out of me!

When they send me a dunning I often make a “retaliatory contribution” to West or some other TEA compatible Conservative that National is going to hang out to twist in the wind in stead just to spite them.


45 posted on 10/30/2012 10:06:05 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Steelfish
They need to give some of it to Mike Baumgartner in order to be able to get some exposure and beat Maria Cantwell for Senator from Washington State.

Mike Baumgartner for Senate

46 posted on 10/30/2012 10:18:37 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: George Varnum

There is a liberal, gay Republican in Massataxes they would rather fund that Allen West and Bachmann.


47 posted on 10/30/2012 10:22:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: paudio

Giving money to the RNC is a waste, put the money toward conservative candidates.


48 posted on 10/30/2012 10:24:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: onyx
" And they’re waiting for......? '

The last 7 days up until the election...

Expect a flurry of TVs and spending in states that are swing states or states that once were leaning for Obama.
49 posted on 10/30/2012 10:32:54 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SamAdams76

Dump those resources into PA, MI, MN, OH, CO.


50 posted on 10/30/2012 10:35:44 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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