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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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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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