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Posted on 02/05/2009 5:42:10 PM PST by GOP_Lady
Romney to headline Senate GOP dinner
By Reid Wilson
Posted: 02/04/09 05:11 PM [ET)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will headline the National Republican Senatorial Committee's annual fundraising dinner, keeping the potential 2012 presidential candidate's name in the news while providing minority Republicans with some much-needed cash.
The dinner, slated for April 1, will bolster Senate Republicans' coffers as they head into what is expected to be difficult fundraising terrain.
Romney accepted an invitation from NRSC chairman John Cornyn (Texas) to headline the dinner during a phone call two weeks ago, an aide said.
Gov. Romney expects to be active helping Republicans running in the 2010 cycle, so when Sen. Cornyn invited him to headline an event this spring, we were happy to accept, spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said.
With just 41 senators 42 if Norm Coleman can pull out of a 225-vote deficit as court battles drag on in Minnesota Republicans faced a nearly $4.9 million debt as of Dec. 31. The committee had just $750,000 cash on hand by Dec. 31.
Romney "is one of the most respected and trusted voices in the Republican Party today," one NRSC official told The Hill on condition of anonymity because the committee has not formally announced the dinner.
"As the Republican Party rebuilds and particularly as our country faces the most serious economic crisis in recent history, our party leaders and Republican faithful across the country will undoubtedly look to Mitt Romney for his leadership and advice," the official said.
By contrast, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee held just $300,000 in the bank and was carrying nearly $11 million in debt. Despite the initial disparity, Democrats are expected to have a much easier time raising cash, thanks to a Democratic White House and a big majority in the Senate.
Romney is the second potential White House contender to agree to headline a big GOP fundraiser this year. The National Republican Congressional Committee announced in January that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal would keynote its March 24 fundraising dinner.
Romney has a series of other fundraisers planned, many for his Free and Strong America PAC. The PAC will host a Washington fundraiser on Feb. 17, according to an e-mail sent to supporters.
The former governor raised money at more than 30 events for GOP candidates after dropping out of the presidential race, including fundraisers for 28 House candidates and five candidates for the Senate. He raised money for the NRSC in Boston, the NRCC in Simi Valley and the California Republican Party.
During his presidential bid, Romney was no slouch either; he raised more than $113 million for his campaign, including a heavy investment of his own funds.
I think myself and many other Republicans are past the
guy in his 60s candidate with the silver spoon.
The Palins, Jindals, those in late 30s to 50s have more of a grasp of todays world.
Ignore Romney's past abdication to Democrats - check
Ignore Romney's appointment of corrupt, liberal pro-criminal judges, overlooking GOP candidates - check
Ignore Romney's usurping Mass Constitution - check
Ignore Romney's wussiness to criticism using tears and fabricated 'religious persecution' - check
Ignore Romney is the MSM's choice because they have files already prepared against him - check
Ignore Romney's coverup of the "Big Dig" for donations - check.
Ignore Romney's bankruptcy of Mass for his HillaryCARE=RomneyCARE - check
Ignore Romney's refusal to let citizens vote on his socialist plans - check
Ignore Romney's targetting of other GOP candidates - check
Ignore Romney's decimation of Mass GOP and that he couldn't win Mass to Hillary -check
Ignore Romney's real impact on Massachusetts - check
Ignore Romney's federal bailout of the Olympics - check
Ignore Romney's begging for a federal bailout of RomneyCARE - check
Ignore Romney's use of fake law enforcement officers (caught in at least two states) - check
Ignore Team Romney's attacks on Gov. Palin and her children - check
3 words that sum up Slick Willard perfectly.
1 word that perfectly sums up a Slick Willard worship thread.
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldnt make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
Romney big secret.
Federal bailouts for --- Romney's fascist socialized medicine.
Federal bailouts for --- Romney's coverup of the BigDIG.
Federal bailouts for --- Romney's "saving" of the Olympics.
Federal bailouts for --- the next of Romney's clever socialist SCHEMES.
"I'm not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race."
(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)
And they’re going to keep getting post-paid envelopes returned with nasty notes instead of money. The Republican party is not only the stupid party, they are studiedly, stubbornly stupid. The louder we conservatives yell at them “Dead end street”, the louder they turn up the radio and mash the gas pedal. I’m about through with expecting anything from politicians and politics, it’s just not going to happen. If ever you’d think the party would listen to conservatives, you’d think they would now. But they continue with the purge, and have the nerve to ask us for money still.
Don’t be silly, Texas has a great senator there.
I trust him like I trust snowe or specter.
He and Sarah Palin are our two stars. It is good that Governor Romney has such financial stability, that he can devote his time and talent to the R party and conservative causes!
Spector quite literally ran for president against the Christian right, and has been vehemently pro-abortion, and opposed to traditional values all his life. Romney a deeply religious man, ran on a conservative Reagan platform, has wholeheartedly converted to the pro-life position, and supports traditional values.
And lastly, Ann Coulter, FR's sweetheart, adores Romney and reviles Spector.
The same?...They're not even close.
Lady GOP is one COOL GOP lady just like me! :-)
The Mitt haters have Mitt alarms that go off whenever a Mitt thread is posted. They’re usually here within five replies. No need to EVER ping them! : )
You really believe all that? Ann likes him... I like him... I would never vote for him for President.
“Romney to headline Senate GOP dinner”
Deep inside the Senate Republican Committee...
“We need a speaker that can make us look more conservative.”
“Do we have to be more conservative?”
“No! We want to _look_ more conservative.”
“I know, let’s get someone liberal enough that we will look conservative when we stand next to them!”