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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.
Hey guys, it looks Romney will be challenging Reid! This will be epic!
is = his
Everything I said was a fact. And here’s another, Ann likes him for president. But then you knew what I meant.
And our Romney-haters will be backing Reid.
First since the supposed “hate” is because of Mitt being a Moron, how would it make sense to support Reid.
Two, since in reality we are really opposed to Mitt's POLITICS, supporting Reid makes even less sense. Mitt wins that fight hands down.
I do thank you for proving that both the support for Mitt here on FR, as well as the efforts of his of supporters,who are a very small but vocal minority here, to pigeonhole the majority of us here who don't support the man is not based on realty.
FReepers do not hate Romney.
They do dislike the behavior of lying, backstabbing, fake-badge-wearing,
The Hate? There is only the HATE BY ROMNEY FOR EVERY CITIZEN's RIGHTs and their CONSTITUTIONs.
And there is the HATE of some of the knee-clad RomneyBOTs for anyone daring to post the truth about their Master.
How many states can Romney run in???
Wow! Liberal mormon vs. liberal mormon! Should be a knock
down, drag out catfight.
You go Harry...
I’m just mad about Harry...
Doesnt he have the purtiest hair...
Married to ONE woman, never been divorced...wunnerful, loverly family...
Lots of moola...
And a mormon...
He MUST be worthy...
Only a hateful BIGOT wouldnt vote for Harry Reid...
Harry Truman want mind if we use his song as a rallying point for his fellow Democrat...
Oh, I’m just mad about Harry...
want = wont
Really Mr. Official?
The article mentions the money deficit the GOp has going into 2010. Mitt was the best fundraiser in the Primaries on the Pubbie side.
There fixed it for you.
So, what is the desirable age cut-off now. Is it 55? Just askin’.....