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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: datura
If true, this is doubling-down on absolute cluelessness.

Hey, has the RNC been re-imbursed by Charley Crist or Arlen Specter for the money they gave to these non-Republicans?

251 posted on 09/14/2010 8:12:42 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Lurker

The Republican Party left me this night.


252 posted on 09/14/2010 8:12:51 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: taxcutisapayraise
Hell hath no fury like a RINO scorned.

Let's put RINO to bed, OK?

It's conservatives who are REPUBLICANS IN NAME ONLY. Republicans are the same country-club, Chamber of Commerce, and now Neocon power seekers they've always been. It has never been a conservative party. They treated Goldwater and Reaganites the way they treat O'Donnell and the Pauls. When I hear "Rino", I hear the naiveite of my "Let Reagan be Reagan!" youth.

253 posted on 09/14/2010 8:13:17 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Lurker

You know, even though I don’t live in DE and really had no dog in the fight tonight I was somewhat on the fence. Part of me bought into supporting Castle because it’s very likely he would win the seat pretty easily and that would ensure a Republican Senate majority providing we got the other 9. Then again, O’Donnell espouses true conservative ideals even though she has some ‘issues.’

After hearing Karl Rove and Cornyn and the NRSC showing their asses tonight I’m convinced the right candidate won. No doubt O’Donnell faces a tough race with the odds stacked against her and in a normal election year she would likely be DOA but this is not a normal election year people.

I think she can win *if* the repubs will get behind her, hell it’s not like we don’t have other republican incumbents with questionable backgrounds serving now.


254 posted on 09/14/2010 8:13:19 PM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: Constitution Day

255 posted on 09/14/2010 8:13:22 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Cboldt

My reaction is to concede the state.


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. There are many dems and independents who didn’t vote today that are waiting for their chance to overthrow the ruling class.


256 posted on 09/14/2010 8:13:31 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Lurker

this is disgusting...she won...support her


257 posted on 09/14/2010 8:13:57 PM PDT by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Lurker; All

258 posted on 09/14/2010 8:14:01 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: wk4bush2004

Damn I liked that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LLS


259 posted on 09/14/2010 8:14:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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Send the money to Demint.


260 posted on 09/14/2010 8:14:06 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: upchuck
From http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20100913/US.Primary.Rdp/:

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 - www.extremefirepower.com)
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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 ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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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:

https://secure.piryx.com/donate/ObyCSaw9/Friends-of-Christine-ODonnell/primary-victory


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! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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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.
Exactly.
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! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Calif4Palin

What is Rush going to say in the morning?


Very interesting question. Rush let Karl sub for him a couple weeks ago.

Apologize for an old friend or call him on it?


281 posted on 09/14/2010 8:24:13 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: workerbee

I didn’t watch any politics or POLS tonight but if the GOP turns against conservative voters trouble is brewing. Does Delaware have open primaries..


282 posted on 09/14/2010 8:24:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: John W

I did. I informed them that will get no more money from me.


283 posted on 09/14/2010 8:25:53 PM PDT by redangus
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To: DesertRhino

I completely agree with your comment on the announcement - in fact even if it is a decision they’ve made there is no reason to officially announce something like that ever publicly in a statement. I also meant to include the words “it could be a” after “in this case”...I actually thought for a second you had edited that out and then saw what I had posted. Anyway, I don’t know that for sure, and it is just as valid to assume it is being done out of spite - but it is not consistent with their pattern of coming around and supporting the primary voters’ choice in other races once those candidates won the primary. This is the first one, if this report is accurate, where they would have not done that so far.

But aside from that, you just lifted my remarks completely out of context and ignored what I was responding to overall. You are encouraging people to not give to conservative candidates supposedly to send the NRSC a message, even though that would directly harm the very candidates you claim it would help (the NRSC wouldn’t care about getting complaints from candidates they aren’t already supporting and those candidates would already know they didn’t get support from the NRSC without you not donating to them). This would only cement the position of the NRSC and further harm the candidates that would need support. Sending them a message would be for those candidates to get a huge warchest to the point they don’t need the NRSC - that would make the NRSC notice, not drying up the funds further of candidates they aren’t supporting to begin with. Moreover, why not just contribute to the Our Country Deserves Better PAC or the Senate Conservatives Fund?


284 posted on 09/14/2010 8:26:02 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: RatsDawg

“So they will support the Democrat, I guess they want to lose.”....

It’s not so much they want to lose, but that they CHOOSE to lose unless we nominate of of ‘them’ as our candidate... in whatever race. As well as rejecting Christine O’Donnell in Delaware they are, by extension, rejecting conservatism and all of US.

Not another dime. I donate directly to the candidates I decide who deserves my money and my vote. Period. To he!! with the NRSC. I am sick and tired of having to hold my nose tightly shut in order to vote.....

I am sick and tired of the lessor of two evils garbage. Sooner or later it becomes time to stand on principle...... stand or fall..... or else we are not the people we claim to be.


285 posted on 09/14/2010 8:26:05 PM PDT by pj_627
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To: Lurker

A $10-100 donation from every FReeper would more than offset this abandonment by the GOP.


286 posted on 09/14/2010 8:26:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: Lurker

On Facebook there is a page “Not one more penny to the nrsc” page - Eric Erickson from RedState seems to have started it a while back.


287 posted on 09/14/2010 8:26:41 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: Tuxedo
Last time I sent the RNC any money it was some of these:


288 posted on 09/14/2010 8:27:38 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: IncPen

Agreed...no more Faustian bargains to simply hang or try to gain power. Integrity and principle(s) and standing up for those principles is far more important to me and I believe most everyone feels the same!!! I second your thoughts....time to take the country back!


289 posted on 09/14/2010 8:27:41 PM PDT by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: tcrlaf

Head of the RNC is EXACTLY where Palin needs to be right now.


The RNC and NRSC are organizations that have proven themselves to be obsolete. Palin is right where she needs to be, in the barn, awaiting the big race. Not she or any conservative will be the Republican nominee if these idiots have anything to say about it. The only way that can happen is if we make the 2012 primary season a tsunami of conservatives overtaking every state’s election. Then they will support the nominee. They will have to or be replaced. First we have to get our conservatives elected in Nov 2010.


290 posted on 09/14/2010 8:27:41 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: capt. norm

Michael Steele:
You have insulted us for the last time. You publicly announce your lack of support for a candidate because your hand picked guy didn’t win?

Whose side are you on, really? Many of us feel you and the party have been playing an insider game far too long and enough is enough!

So long you as you are head of the RNC I will not take your calls or even open your letters.

The Republican voter has changed and you and your friends or the cabal of country club Republicans are dinosaurs.

Giving money and support to Crist, Specter, Scuzzyfavor, Chaffee, Snow, Collins? Unacceptable!

Have fun. That little light in the corner of your eye is your career dissipation light.

Have a nice day!


291 posted on 09/14/2010 8:28:16 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: txhurl

I’ll bet he calls him on it.


292 posted on 09/14/2010 8:28:33 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: eyedigress

Delaware was a closed primary.


293 posted on 09/14/2010 8:28:39 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: Calif4Palin
General Cornynwallis:

"How could it come to this? An army of rabble. Peasants. Everything will change. Everything has changed."

294 posted on 09/14/2010 8:28:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: pj_627
It’s not so much they want to lose, but that they CHOOSE to lose unless we nominate of of ‘them’ as our candidate... in whatever race.

They are supporting the candidates in the other races that won in the primaries for the general - Joe Miller, Sharron Angle, etc. This is the first one they have not. Of course, the polls showed in those other races the candidates were winning or within striking distance of winning. That is not the case here - yet.

295 posted on 09/14/2010 8:30:22 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: counterpunch

You’ve got it........”The Rockefeller RINOs know their only shot at survival, their only shot of clinging to the tiny shred of power they have left is to sabotage real conservatives running in liberal RINO states in New England and the like.”

The ROCKY FELLERS have hurt the Repub. party way more than the Dems have.


296 posted on 09/14/2010 8:31:02 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: Republican Wildcat

I respect your points,, BUT, i personally believe it would only hurt good conservatives for 3 or 4 days. The point would hit them national GOP,,,,very hard and fast.

ANd when they are forced to reverse under our pressure, we own the party from that moment on.


297 posted on 09/14/2010 8:32:33 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: wk4bush2004

Count me in


298 posted on 09/14/2010 8:33:10 PM PDT by Danae (Analnathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do che'l de'nmha.)
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To: Lurker

A-perfect_lady suggested on another thread that we all send the NRSC teabags.

I’m sending one in a sympathy card that hopes they find comfort in their memories. Of what they used to be. I also just sent the Lipton tea wrapper. Told them I didn’t want to waste a perfectly good cup of tea, let alone any more $ on them.

If you feel so inspired, their address is:

National Republican Senatorial Committee
Ronald Reagan Republican Center
425 2nd St. N. E.
Washington, D.C. 20002

They are not listening to us any more than the current administration is.


299 posted on 09/14/2010 8:34:12 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: wk4bush2004

Caller: I am calling with the Republican....

Do you think....

Democrats this...

0bama that...

_______________________________________________________

Me....Bwahahahahahah!

And you want me to believe the Republicans are any better? Take the timber out of your own eye!!!!


Dead silence on the other end of the phone. Click.


300 posted on 09/14/2010 8:34:43 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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