Skip to comments.RNC Left With Hoards of Cash But Little Time [Reince Priebus RNC Chair Sitting On $68M!]
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.
Its likely that means a surge of GOP spending is coming. Whats 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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How about amping up the GOTV effort with something like this...
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.
How about hiring attorneys to stand in on every rat precinct?
New Romney ad...
“We brought our campaign in under budget and we can do the same for America!” (cheers in background)
Any leftover funds will be spent on the non-alcohol inaugural balls!!!
How bout a win in Massachusetts? Wouldn’t that put the icing on the cake?
DING! DING! DING! That's the winner! Mitt Romney comes in under budget once again...
you'll find that a lot of us don't like the party politics but support wholeheartedly individual candidates...
It's political drip irrigation. Economical, deep, targeted to just the right areas, not subject to surface evaporation, and ultimately very effective. :)
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.
Perhaps I should not complain. None of it came from me, I only give to the individual.
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.
Can this be used for legal expenses, if the election ends up in court?
Make sure it doesn’t go where McCain’s unspent funds went...
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...
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.
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!
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....
But hey it will keep them warm at RNC HQ.