Skip to comments.NRSC Will Not Support O'Donnell [Update: NRSC now says it will support O'Donnell]
Posted on 09/14/2010 7:35:04 PM PDT by LurkerEdited 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.”
Hey, has the RNC been re-imbursed by Charley Crist or Arlen Specter for the money they gave to these non-Republicans?
The Republican Party left me this night.
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.
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.
My reaction is to concede the state.
this is disgusting...she won...support her
Damn I liked that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Send the money to Demint.
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?
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.
“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.
Why not? They're already politically and morally bankrupt.
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)
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.
Try again, her site is up, I sailed right in.
Direct link to donate:
Hey, where is our buddy Michael Steele on all this?
The Limbaugh Rule: Vote for Most Conservative Candidate in Primary
Today conservatism wins which means america and freedom wins
Unless they reverse their position on this they're dead to me.
“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.
Good for you. If I were in your shoes more than a few vulgar words would have been in there.
could it be that the state republican party does not have any money?
What is the difference between the NRSC and the RNC, and has the RNC made a statement?
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.
That's what I've been doing for over 3 years now.
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.
Hey Cornyn, enjoy your last term in office as Senator. There won’t be anymore.
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)
What is Rush going to say in the morning?
Apologize for an old friend or call him on it?
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..
I did. I informed them that will get no more money from me.
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?
“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.
A $10-100 donation from every FReeper would more than offset this abandonment by the GOP.
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.
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!
Head of the RNC is EXACTLY where Palin needs to be right now.
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!
I’ll bet he calls him on it.
Delaware was a closed primary.
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.
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.
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.
Count me in
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.
Caller: I am calling with the Republican....
Do you think....
And you want me to believe the Republicans are any better? Take the timber out of your own eye!!!!