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NRSC Will Not Support O'Donnell [Update: NRSC now says it will support O'Donnell]
Fox News | 14 September 2010

Posted on 09/14/2010 7:35:04 PM PDT by Lurker

Edited on 09/15/2010 9:49:12 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Full statement by John Cornyn, head of the NRSC:

“Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee's chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O'Donnell in Delaware.

“I reached out to Christine this morning, and as I have conveyed to all of our nominees, I offered her my personal congratulations and let her know that she has our support. This support includes a check for $42,000 – the maximum allowable donation that we have provided to all of our nominees – which the NRSC will send to her campaign today.

“We remain committed to holding Democrat nominee New Castle County Executive Chris Coons accountable this November, as we inform voters about his record of driving his county to the brink of bankruptcy and supporting his party's reckless spending policies in Washington.

“In the weeks ahead, we will decide where to best allocate additional financial resources among the large number of competitive races at stake this November. While it's not in Republicans' interest to advertise our spending strategy to our opponents, it's worth noting that just yesterday, the NRSC's first independent expenditure ad aired in support of Dr. Rand Paul's campaign in Kentucky, where we firmly believe that he will win in November.

“It remains to be seen whether national Democrats will provide a similar level of support for many of their nominees, including in key battleground states like Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, and New Hampshire, among others. The Democrats' indecision reflects the fact that Republicans are on offense in at least 12 Democrat-held states and we are leading in the polls in seven of those 12 states.

“Finally, on the matter of the New Hampshire Senate race, while the results remain outstanding, we continue to monitor the Republican primary race, and we stand ready to fully support whichever candidate is chosen as the nominee.”

TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: cornyn; delaware; election; general; hangemhigh; nrsc; odonnell; rino; rinopurge; rulingclass; support; vichyrepublicans
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To: upchuck

Republican officials said as the votes were being counted the party would not come to her aid if she won the primary, citing a string of disclosures about her personal finances and other matters. The state party chairman, Tom Ross, said recently she "could not be elected dogcatcher."

Hey Tom Ross, she just beat your candidate. What does that say about his electability?

261 posted on 09/14/2010 8:14:18 PM PDT by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT -
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I am sick of RINO’s... and they wonder why they lose and can’t get their message through. Wishy-washiness turns people off. The pollsters and the GOP establishment have no pulse on the country... they (GOP) are trying everywhere to co-opt the TEA Party and they don’t even get it. It isn’t only about the RATS, but the milquetoast emasculated RINO fools like Lindsay Graham that are also about to hit the unemployment line... The GOP was also behind TARP, let’s not forget that. I won’t settle down until every one of their butts is fired, tarred and feathered, and where applicable, jailed.

262 posted on 09/14/2010 8:14:21 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Up against the wall)
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To: imahawk
Donate to the Senate Conservatives Fund, run by Jim DeMint.
263 posted on 09/14/2010 8:14:39 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: taxcutisapayraise

“Hell hath no fury like a RINO scorned.” but they will be no match for CONSERVATIVES with fire in their bellies.

RINOS are whine ohs.

264 posted on 09/14/2010 8:14:39 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: 4rcane
is it possible for RNC to declare bankrupt? They are low on cash on hand, but have a huge debt. They rely totally on donates to pay the interest and principal of the debt. If theres a sharp decline in donations, they’re screwed

Why not? They're already politically and morally bankrupt.

265 posted on 09/14/2010 8:14:44 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see
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To: counterpunch

Head of the RNC is EXACTLY where Palin needs to be right now. Not as a pres candidate, but as the woman with the bullwhip.

(Libs would just LOVE that imagery)

266 posted on 09/14/2010 8:15:10 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Cboldt

What good is having a GOP senator who supports the Obama agenda. Better to go with a nominee who is against his agenda then running candidates on both tickets that more or less support it.

267 posted on 09/14/2010 8:15:30 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Vendome; Freddd

Try again, her site is up, I sailed right in.

Direct link to donate:

268 posted on 09/14/2010 8:16:10 PM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Williams

Hey, where is our buddy Michael Steele on all this?

He’s hiding.

269 posted on 09/14/2010 8:16:29 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: ground_fog

The Limbaugh Rule: Vote for Most Conservative Candidate in Primary

Today conservatism wins which means america and freedom wins

270 posted on 09/14/2010 8:16:49 PM PDT by ground_fog
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To: Lazamataz
The Republican Party left me this night.

Unless they reverse their position on this they're dead to me.

271 posted on 09/14/2010 8:17:03 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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“I didn’t leave the RNC, the RNC left me.”

I know they troll this site, so I have a message for them.

Either they’re with us, or they’re against us.

We’re taking this country— NOT this party— back.

272 posted on 09/14/2010 8:18:29 PM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history.)
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To: wk4bush2004; Constitution Day

Good for you. If I were in your shoes more than a few vulgar words would have been in there.

273 posted on 09/14/2010 8:20:24 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Lurker

could it be that the state republican party does not have any money?

274 posted on 09/14/2010 8:21:02 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: Lurker

What is the difference between the NRSC and the RNC, and has the RNC made a statement?

275 posted on 09/14/2010 8:21:38 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: tcrlaf
Head of the RNC is EXACTLY where Palin needs to be right now. Not as a pres candidate, but as the woman with the bullwhip.
The one thing I can say about McPalin is she knows how to staddle the line between the regular folks and the Washington Establishment.
She would be able to bring more grassroots representation to the RNC while still rubbing elbows with the Big Money.
276 posted on 09/14/2010 8:22:01 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: orchid; Lurker
Don’t donate to the party - donate directly to the candidate.

That's what I've been doing for over 3 years now.

277 posted on 09/14/2010 8:22:34 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: excopconservative
-- Maybe in a normal election year, that might be a valid conclusion, but this is not a normal year. Remember health care, cap & trade, nationalizing GM, Taking over the student loan business, stimulus I, II, III. --

In my calculus, the hypothetical GOP senator would approve of those federal actions. "Have to vote like a DEM to get a seat from that state." Screw that, let the DEMs sink the ship. And if the GOP can't block legislation with 41 firm NO votes in the Senate, something more serious is amiss, and the eventual "reset" will be more complicated.

As it is, either the federal government shrinks, or the constitution dies.

The last vote I regretted was McCain/Palin - and I gave that one out of respect for Palin. I blank vote Snowe/Collins. I won't vote for an elitist bitch or prick, no way, no how.

278 posted on 09/14/2010 8:22:43 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Lurker

Hey Cornyn, enjoy your last term in office as Senator. There won’t be anymore.

279 posted on 09/14/2010 8:23:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Newton

Remember when it was revealed the GOP had only 1/2 the money of the Democrats.

Could it be that they GOP does not have ANY money to support them so the GOP is just doing triage to conserve resources?

IOW the big shots get the money.

(BTW the democrats are already doing the same)

280 posted on 09/14/2010 8:23:54 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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