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  • Unreal – Paul Ryan Schedules Party Leadership Fundraiser at Home of Anti-Trump Super-PAC Donor…

    04/18/2016 9:53:02 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sundance
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is heading up a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) fundraiser in New York on April 25th. However, the venue of the fundraiser is raising some eyebrows: For those who might not know, the “Ricketts Family” are the primary donors to a Super-PAC specifically created to block Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination. Billionaire family Joe and Marlene Ricketts, owners of the Chicago Cubs, have recently given $5,000,000.oo to Katie Packer who heads “Our Principles PAC“, an organization created exclusively to defeat Donald Trump. Katie Packer recently outlined what they are doing with the...

    02/16/2016 8:35:51 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 115 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    I'm liking this... Donald Trump dramatically escalated his feud with rival Ted Cruz on Monday, threatening to sue the Texas senator over his eligibility for office if he does not retract alleged **lies** about Trumps positions – and calling on the Republican National Committee to intervene on two fronts. The billionaire businessman wants the RNC to pressure Cruz, and also stop allowing so many donors at the debates. If the RNC does not **get its act together,** Trump warned, they would be violating the **pledge** he signed to support the eventual GOP nominee. I think he should sue. Cruz either...
  • Before Trump takes the stage tonight ...

    02/13/2016 7:59:40 AM PST · by Hostage · 149 replies
    Repubiican National Committee ^ | February 13, 2016 | Sharon Day
    GOP Friend, Before Trump takes the stage at tonight’s debate, I’ll be giving him a list of his most active supporters within our Party. Since you’ve identified as a Trump supporter, I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to make it on his list. Contribute $100, $75, $50, or even just $35 to identify yourself as one of Trump’s earliest supporters within our Party. Trump could proudly see your name on his list of supporters before he gets up on that stage and fights for his platform in front of millions of Americans. To send these lists over...
  • My response to Paul Ryan's email to me

    01/14/2016 12:57:17 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 34 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | January 14, 2016 | Jeff Head
    My Letter Responding to Speaker Paul Ryan's email to me I recently received an email from Speaker Paul Ryan on behalf of the RNCC, which I have contributed to and supported in the past. When it became apparent that John Boehner would not keep faith with the Republican Platform or with the millions of Americans who gave him a majority in the house...I stopped contributing. Now, they want me back. The following is my letter in response to Speaker Paul Ryan: Speaker Paul Ryan, January 14, 2016 Re: Response to your letter to me on behalf of the NRCC CC:...
  • Paul Ryan Has Already Broken Most of His New Year’s Resolutions with Omnibus Betrayal

    01/02/2016 5:36:20 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/1/16 | Stephen K. Bannon & Matthew Boyle
    Republican House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% has released his New Year’s resolutions for 2016, which include advancing a conservative agenda and building on the success that he claims he has had since he was elected Speaker in October. Ryan claims that in 2016 he will promote: 1. Conservative Agenda 2. Unity 3. Decentralized Power 4. Transparency and Regular Order 5. Culture Change 6. Next-Generation Platform 7. Building on Progress But, in his first two months as Speaker—and his history before that—Ryan has veered away from every single one of these. That suggests it’s highly unlikely Ryan will ever,...
  • Donors gave a super PAC $6 million. Candidates actually got about $140,000

    12/11/2015 8:45:31 AM PST · by AuntB · 22 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Joseph Tanfani and Maloy Moore
    Before he entered the race for the White House, Ben Carson signed on to a campaign to raise money to fight Obamacare. When Juanita McMillon saw his name, she was eager to get out her checkbook... She gave $350. Her money went to the American Legacy PAC, an organization with ties to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With Carson as the face of its Save Our Healthcare campaign, American Legacy raised close to $6 million in 2014 — and spent nearly all of it paying the consultants and firms that raised the money. Just 2% was donated to Republican candidates...
  • Are the NRCC, NRSC & RNC scared of Donald Trump?

    07/07/2015 3:13:42 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    I'm disappointed Reince Priebus hasn't attacked Trump yet. I think these guys are scared that Trump can use his megaphone to destroy any small donor support for these groups. The probably don't need small donors but I think it would be bad for their morale if they were not getting any small donors. This another thing Trump should look at blowing up figuritively in the short term.
  • Ben Carson: Give Illegals Six Months to Register as Guest Workers (and Citizenship later...)

    09/15/2015 7:16:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/14/15 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that his immigration plan would include giving illegal immigrants six months to register as guest workers. “Those who are here, you know, we have to recognize that we can't just round them up, but we can give them an opportunity to register. I would give them a six-month period, and if they register and they have a pristine record, they haven't been causing problems, I would give them an opportunity to become guest workers, not citizens, not voting people, not people who get goodies,” said Carson. “And I...
  • NRCC makes play for Iowa congressional seats

    10/21/2014 1:37:59 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Ed Tibbets
    The political arm for House Republicans says it is making a play for Iowa's 1st and 2nd congressional district seats. The National Republican Congressional Committee said Monday that it's buying $1.3 million in television ad time in the two districts, with spots to begin airing Friday. The purchase, the first for the NRCC in both districts this campaign cycle, is a sign they think they can win both races, officials say. Tyler Houlton, an NRCC spokesman, said more than $900,000 is being spent in the 2nd District, with purchases in the Cedar Rapids and Davenport markets. Another $400,000 is going...
  • Ben Carson's email >>> FWD

    06/28/2014 10:17:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    How's it going, Friend? Hope you're having a good Saturday. Just FYI: the lawsuit House Republicans are bringing against President Obama for ignoring the Constitution is a real threat to the White House. They're scared, Friend. We're coming after them and they know it. Dr. Carson is on our side at the end of this huge 2nd Quarter. Can you pitch in as well? Please click here to donate before midnight Monday. Thank you very much, Liesl —Begin Forwarded Message— From: Dr. Ben Carson (SNIP) Dear Liesl- Recent developments surrounding the IRS scandal and other national issues make it quite...
  • Can you take a look at this

    06/28/2014 6:19:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    NRCC | John Boehner
    Friend, Here’s the deal: in just 2 days the NRCC will close the books on the Second Quarter. Within minutes of reporting our numbers to the FEC, President Obama’s campaign machine is going to be examining our report top-to-bottom looking for any sign of weakness. We need to have a great showing. The team at the NRCC has been working around the clock to reach our goals, but we are still a little short. It looks like from our records that you haven’t pitched in yet to help us. Here’s your record from our file: (SNIP) Friend, I’m asking for...
  • GOP leaders can't reach Brat

    06/11/2014 3:33:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2014 | by Robert Costa
    NRCC Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said the national party was ready to help David Brat but have had trouble reaching him. Multiple times Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Walden texted and called Brat to say congratulations and offer assistance, but Brat’s voicemail was full and by 6 p.m. Wednesday, they had not yet spoken. Walden said the GOP only had Brat’s cell as a point of contact but expected to connect with him soon over phone and in Washington.
  • National Republican Congressional Campaign using fake Democrat websites to lure voters

    02/06/2014 7:07:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/2014 | Drew Griffin
    (CNN) – A warning this election season: If you are searching the Web for information on Democratic congressional candidates, read the fine print. At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates, are actually the handiwork of the National Republican Congressional Committee. In an effort to improve their online efforts this election season, the NRCC’s digital team came up with what the group believes is a great idea: get out the Republican message through fake Democrat sites. “The idea is people who are looking for information on the candidate, one of the places we all...
  • NRCC Blacklists Conservative Firm Jamestown for Fighting Republican Incumbents

    01/16/2014 5:15:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/15/2014 | Alex Roarty
    The National Republican Congressional Committee has quietly blacklisted the conservative political firm Jamestown Associates, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the decision, an apparent payback for the group's previous work targeting Senate GOP incumbents. The NRCC is the second major political committee to effectively excommunicate Jamestown from its operation, joining the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which announced in November that it would no longer work with the firm. Unlike the NRSC, however, the NRCC—which made the move at the same time as its Senate counterpart—kept its decision a secret.   "Jamestown has made it very difficult to support...
  • Year in Review: NRCC Highlights the 'Biggest Democrat Fails of 2013'

    12/28/2013 5:44:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 28, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    It’s hard to believe the National Republican Congressional Committee was able to narrow the list down to only 35. From the “train wreck” that is Obamacare, to the brilliant idea of solving the debt limit issue with a trillion-dollar platinum coin, 2013 has been, shall we say, less than stellar for Democrats. “Before we ring in 2014, it’s important to look back at some of their biggest failures in the past year,” the post’s author Matt Gorman told Red Alert Politics. “2013 may be rapidly coming to an end, but the Democrats’ troubles are just beginning.” While the complete list...
  • GOP Committee Financially Backs 2 Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Marriage Candidates

    12/13/2013 7:42:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2013 - 11:58 AM | Michael W. Chapman
    Although the Republican Party Platform opposes abortion and homosexual marriage, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which provides funds to GOP candidates, is providing money to two Republican candidates who are homosexual, and who support gay marriage and abortion. One of the candidates, Carl DeMaio, has also received $15,000 from the political arm of House GOP leaders Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), meanwhile, has spoken out and said that individual House members can contribute directly to candidates, but dues that he and other members pay to the NRCC should not necessarily go...
  • Third Quarter Fundraising Totals: Republicans Crush Democrats in Key Swing Races

    10/17/2013 5:59:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    townhall ^ | 17 Oct 2013 | Daniel Doherty | Oct 17, 2013 Daniel Doherty
    Democrats need to win 17 House seats in order to recapture control of the lower chamber in 2014. So can they do it? Let's take a look: ---SNIP--- The National Republican Congressional Committee has compiled a list of what they believe are the seven most vulnerable House members, whom they refer to as the NRCC Red Zone Democrats. And in three of those seven races this past quarter, GOP challengers out-raised their opponents by decisive (and impressive) margins ...Utah-04 Mia Love (R) $592,355 Rep. Jim Matheson (D) $278,540 Arizona-02 Martha McSally (R) $394, 880 Rep. Ron Barber (D) $318,584 West...
  • How a young, gay congressional candidate could shake up the GOP (BARF)

    08/14/2013 8:53:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 14, 2013 | Chris Moody
    SAN DIEGO — It’s January 2015, and a newly elected House member from California walks side by side with his male partner to be sworn into office in Washington. The young lawmaker is a supporter of same-sex marriage. He believes the government should keep abortion legal. He considers himself an environmentalist. He's also a Republican. . . Despite his potential of being a maverick if he makes it to Congress, DeMaio is not a fringe candidate. He has early support from the party establishment — the National Republican Congressional Committee, the official party group responsible for electing Republicans to the...
  • National GOP abandons Mark Sanford

    04/18/2013 9:51:28 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2013 | Aaron Blake and Karen Tumulty
    Following revelations that his ex-wife accused him of trespassing on her property earlier this year, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford (R) has lost the support of his national party. The news comes as controversy continues to swirl around Sanford and his personal life — a process that began with his well-publicized 2009 affair but was inflamed, the Washington Post has learned, when one of the Sanfords’ sons met Mark Sanford’s former mistress for the first time the night he won the GOP nomination. The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday took the unusual step of telegraphing that it will...
  • GOP Funds House Race of Leftist Homosexual “Republican”

    10/16/2012 5:10:46 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 26 replies ^ | 10/16/2012 | Gina Miller
    True conservatives have more than a handful in fighting both Democrats and “Republicans in Name Only” (RINOs) at the federal, state and local levels. It is a shame that we have to fight our own party to keep our Constitutional, Representative Republicfrom being completely removed from life support by political death panels of both parties. Brian Camenker of the pro-family organization, MassResistance, has given us a sickening report on the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) throwing a huge amount of money into the campaign of an openly homosexual leftist in Massachusetts who is running as a Republican for Congress. As...
  • First NRCC IE Ads Show Surprising Diversity

    08/16/2012 4:31:51 PM PDT · by randita · 8 replies
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 8/16/12 | Stuart Rothenberg
    First NRCC IE Ads Show Surprising Diversity Stuart Rothenberg August 16, 2012 · 5:14 PM EDT The NRCC’s Independent Expenditure campaign will launch TV ads tomorrow in four districts currently held by moderate Democrats who survived the 2010 GOP wave, and the ads are surprisingly different from each other. These initial ads are being released about a month earlier than they were aired during the 2010 cycle. Two years ago, the IE’s first ads aired in early and mid-September. Only one of the four districts in this wave of ads was also in the 2010 early wave, Kentucky 6. One...
  • NRCC on health care ruling: ‘This is a big **** tax’

    06/28/2012 9:28:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/12 | Alex Pappas
  • NRCC Announces New ‘On the Radar' Candidates

    02/10/2012 6:27:09 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    NRCC ^ | 02/09/2012 | NRCC
    Twenty-One Republican Candidates Take Steps Toward ‘Young Gun' Status Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) today announced its newest round of ‘On the Radar' candidates. By reaching the second step of the four-step ‘Young Guns' program, these Republican candidates have reached the fundamental benchmarks to place them on the road to victory. Now, these 21 candidates are ready to take on the Democrat establishment and return fiscal sanity to Washington. "These candidates have worked hard to meet the benchmarks that have been laid out before them and are determined to hold Washington Democrats accountable this November," said NRCC Chairman...
  • Obama takes charge at hurricane command center

    08/27/2011 1:19:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 317 replies
    AFP ^ | Aug. 27, 2011
    WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Saturday personally led his government’s response to Hurricane Irene, marshalling top officials and visiting a disaster command center as the storm roared ashore. Obama greeted officials at the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) set up at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, and then held a video conference with federal and state officials.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Half-Apologizes For Saying Republicans Like Jim Crow Laws

    06/08/2011 6:13:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 79 replies
    Broward Palm Beach New Times ^ | Jun. 7 2011 | Matthew Hendley
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn't very good at retracting statements. Wasserman Schultz was on CNN Sunday when she said Republicans want to bring states back to Jim Crow-era laws, drawing the ire of the National Republican Congressional Committee. She responded by saying it wasn't the right analogy to use, then immediately made the same analogy without mentioning the name "Jim Crow." Here's what Wasserman Schultz said to CNN contributor Roland Martin on Sunday: "You have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally-and...
  • The $10 Million Question

    04/01/2011 6:04:16 AM PDT · by Wpin · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 1st, 2011 | John Fund
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval ratings have fallen a bit now that he is fighting for deeper budget cuts. But his ratings are still high enough for him to risk offending independent voters back home who like President Obama. The governor took the stage at last night's annual National Republican Congressional Committee fundraiser to praise the new Republican House leaders and bash Mr. Obama as "a poser and a preener" who is failing to grapple with the nation's problems. But Mr. Christie also challenged the large GOP donors in the room. In an unusual move before an audience that...
  • Two House Republicans Skipped Swearing-In to Meet with Political Donors

    01/06/2011 9:36:21 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 63 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/7/10 | Meredith Jessup
    Two Republican members of Congress have come under scrutiny after skipping the House of Representatives’ swearing in ceremony Wednesday to meet with political donors at the Capitol Visitors Center. The gaffe is gaining critical traction among liberals who point out that the U.S. Constitution requires members to be sworn in before casting votes. Sessions and Fitzpatrick watch the swear-in on television in the Capitol Visitors Center (Image: Bucks County Courier Times) On Thursday, Rep. Pete Sessions made a motion to open debate on the GOP‘s plan to repeal the Obama administration’s 2010 health care overhaul — an action that can...
  • Renee Ellmers Needs Our Help NOW!

    11/04/2010 2:42:06 PM PDT · by bwc2221 · 42 replies
    e-mail | 11/4/10 | bwc2221
    I just received this e-mail: Dear Supporter, Election night, after the ten counties in my district had reported their votes, I led Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount’ if he trails by more than 1% – or 1,888 votes.) Then, yesterday afternoon – unexpectedly – the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported my lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. Two hours later Bob Etheridge announced he intended to call for a recount. As a result, last night my campaign began...
  • CO-3: Media Calling Race for Tipton (R) (over John Salazar)

    11/02/2010 11:25:13 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 19 replies
    National Review Online Battle '10 ^ | 11/03/10 | Michael Sandoval
    Hearing reports that the race between Republican Scott Tipton and Democratic Rep. John Salazar has been called for Tipton, who leads by 11,000 votes with 92% of precincts reported.
  • Safe Republican Candidates Earn Cred Giving To GOP Contenders

    10/30/2010 9:25:13 PM PDT · by JSDude1
    CQ Politics/Roll Call ^ | Oct. 30, 2010 – 12:54 p.m. | Tricia Miller
    Call it being a team player. If you’re a Republican House candidate flush with cash and poised to win, you can score points with leadership if you donate to competitive races. That cred could lead to good committee assignments down the line. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) followed that model in 2006 and ended up with a prime spot in leadership. Now he’s advising candidates from South Carolina to Missouri to do the same, even suggesting which contenders are most in need of funds for new ads. In a great year for their party, some House Republican challengers are doing more...
  • Walz(D-Mn) Campaign Asks TV Stations to Yank NRCC/Demmer "Attack Ad"

    10/13/2010 3:38:08 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2010 |
    ROCHESTER (KTTC-DT) -- The Walz for Congress campaign organization is asking five southern Minnesota television stations to stop airing a so-called "attack ad" funded by the National Republican Congressional Committee on behalf of Republican Randy Demmer. "This advertisement is false, relies on an outdated news article and is easily disproven," writes Gerald L. Maschka, a Mankato attorney and Chair of the Walz campaign, in a letter to KTTC. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should immediately refuse to continue to air this advertisement." The Walz campaign organization issued a news release highlighting...
  • National GOP takes aim at Tim Walz(D-Mn)

    10/09/2010 5:05:49 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 10/8/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    Republican congressional candidate Randy Demmer unveiled his first TV ad as national Republicans announced plans to sink big money into the race in hopes of knocking off Democrat Tim Walz. The National Republican Congressional Committee is spending $85,000 on the TV ads through its coordinating campaign funds. The NRCC's independent expenditure arm also plans to pump another $102,000 into campaign ads in the 1st Congressional District starting today. Meanwhile, Walz's campaign has sent an e-mail asking supporters to raise $100,000 to counter GOP ads. Demmer's first ad blasts Walz for voting in favor of the stimulus bill, health care reform...
  • Expanding the Map: House GOP plans on $45 Million Ad blitz

    10/07/2010 5:17:59 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 4 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/7/2010 | Publius
    House Republicans have drafted a go-for-broke blueprint for the final weeks of the midterm campaign that will bring them to $45 million in television ad spending, with spots reserved in 62 congressional districts across the nation. POLITICO has learned that the National Republican Congressional Committee will take a bank loan of at least $6.5 million — but likely more — to expand its ad buys into seven additional districts beyond the 55 where the committee has already reserved time. According to an NRCC source familiar with the effort, the newly added targets include five Democrats whose districts, until recently, were...
  • What the NRCC Can Seize (A chat with Brian Walsh, director of the GOP effort to retake the House)

    10/07/2010 2:23:22 PM PDT · by paudio · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | 10/7/10 | Jim Geraghty
    When a lot of the outside folks were declaring that the House was won, if you talked to the folks in this building, we said, “Look, we feel pretty optimistic, but the battle has only just begun.” I don’t want to dampen expectations, but I do want everybody to be a little more pragmatic. Our challengers may be leading in more than 25 or 30 races, but that doesn’t mean their chances of winning are over 50 percent. That doesn’t mean that the leads are 10 or 15 points. Are there some like that? Sure. We’ve got some today that...
  • New NRCC Ad Ties Missouri Dem Ike Skelton to Radical Pelosi-Obama Agenda – Video

    09/27/2010 5:34:14 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 27, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a new ad put out by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) that ties Missouri Democrat Rep. Ike Skelton to the radical Pelosi/Obama agenda. Skelton always portrays himself as a conservative back home in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District – as a friend to the military and the farmers. But, as the ad points out, Skelton has been a chief enabler of the Obama agenda, supporting Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker, and voting for many radical elements that Obama wanted passed. If re-elected, Skelton will undoubtedly support Pelosi as Speaker, should the Dems retain control. This is exactly the...
  • Tea Party: Republicans as Much to Blame as Dems

    09/26/2010 1:20:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2010-09-26 | Jimmy So
    Senate Candidates Rubio, Buck Say GOP Needs to be Held Accountable for Spending and Balanced Budget Promises. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican Senate nominee aligned with the Tea Party movement, went on the offensive against the GOP on CBS' Face the Nation Sunday, saying that both the Republican and the Democratic parties are to blame for the country's problems. Rubio said that politics today is "full of people that think they can say or do anything, because once they get elected they think they'll raise so much money they can make you forget." Rubio took on Florida's popular incumbent Governor...
  • Randy Demmer Advances to Top Level of Young Guns Program (Minnesota GOP PING!)

    09/17/2010 10:36:18 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 3 replies
    The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Randy Demmer (MN-01) has reached 'Young Gun' status, the premiere level of its three-tiered Young Guns program. Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program is a member-driven organization dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. “I am honored to receive this recognition as an acknowledgement of the support that we have received from voters across Southern Minnesota,” Demmer said. “Throughout my campaign I have heard nothing but frustration with Tim Walz. His active support for...
  • Former NRCC Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Funds

    09/07/2010 5:59:29 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | September 3, 2010 | CQ-Roll Call Staff
    The former treasurer of the National Republican Congressional Committee pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling $845,000 from GOP campaign committees over a six-year period, during which he transferred cash from campaign accounts he controlled to his own bank account. In a statement of offense filed Friday, Christopher J. Ward acknowledged that between 2001 and 2007, as treasurer of the NRCC and the committees created to run the annual President's Dinner fundraiser, he "stole approximately $844,718 by issuing unauthorized checks and wire transfers from the NRCC and political committee that were clients of his business" for his personal benefit. The government said...
  • Top GOP Party Strategists Attending Log Cabin Event

    09/01/2010 6:54:28 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | September 1, 2010 | Marc Ambinder
    Suddenly, it's becoming less of a stigma for bigwigs to associate with gays in the Republican Party. Not only has former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman's 9/22 fundraiser for gay marriage rights attracted numerous high-octane Republican donors and activists, but Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee will help the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay GOP group, raise money for its political action committee. A glossy pamphlet advertising the Log Cabin Republicans' national dinner at the Capitol Hill Club highlights an hour-long cocktail gathering with...
  • Republicans Eye McCain’s Millions in Excess 2008 Funds (McCain-Palin funds may go to elect RINOs)

    09/01/2010 7:34:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-09-01 | David M. Drucker
    Sen. John McCain’s victory in the Aug. 24 Arizona Republican primary was fueled partly by transfers of $7.5 million from his 2008 presidential campaign compliance fund — an account GOP Congressional strategists are now eyeing as they look to finance a growing list of competitive midterm races. McCain’s compliance fund reported $17.1 million in cash on hand as of June 30, with $4.65 million in transfers to the Senator’s re-election committee having been made during the second quarter of this year. Additional transfers were made before the August pre-primary fundraising reporting deadline. McCain also used the compliance account to make...
  • NRCC adds 33 to candidate program

    07/22/2010 4:38:33 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/21/2010 | Shane D'Aprile
    The National Republican Congressional Committee Wednesday added 33 Republican candidates to its “On the Radar” and “Contender” lists. Those are levels one and two of the committee’s “Young Guns” program — a status which signals a high level of attention from the national party. Reaching “Contender” status are 14 candidates including Jon Runyan (N.J.), who’s challenging Rep. John Adler (D), and John Koster (Wash.) who’s challenging Rep. Rick Larson (D). The candidates making the NRCC’s “On the Radar” list include Hunt Downer (La.) and Jeff Landry (La.), both running for the seat left open by Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.), and...
  • NRCC Adds 16 To 'Young Gun' Ranks

    06/30/2010 1:09:09 PM PDT · by UCAL · 25 replies
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | June 30, 2010 | CQ Staff
    If you're a Republican running for Congress, you want to be on the National Republican Congressional Committee's "Young Guns" list of promising candidates. Getting on the list shows donors that Washington takes your campaign seriously, and that you've built what political professionals see as a potentially winning campaign infrastructure. Here are the names the NRCC is adding today: Andy Barr in Kentucky's 6th district; Rick Crawford in Arkansas' 1st district; Robert Dold in Illinois' 10th district; Keith Fimian in Virginia's 11th district; Stephen Fincher in Tennessee's 8th district; Mike Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania's 8th district; David Harmer in California's 11th district;...
  • David Harmer becomes a GOP ‘Young Gun’

    06/30/2010 11:14:28 AM PDT · by usflagwaver · 3 replies
    Political Blotter ^ | 6/30/10 | Josh Richmond
    David Harmer of San Ramon, the Republican nominee to challenge incumbent Democrat Rep. Jerry McNerney this November, has been named one of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns” – the top of the NRCC’s campaign recruitment and training program.
  • Bernard Sansaricq Achieves Critical Benchmarks, Receives NRCC Support (Alcee Hastings Can Lose)

    05/04/2010 7:16:24 AM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies · 266+ views ^ | 05/04/2010 | Yomin Postelnik
    With key House Republicans narrowing in on key House races in a growing attempt to regain the majority in this year’s midterm elections, GOP candidates who have met key benchmarks are beginning to receive initial checks from their House leadership. Bernard Sansaricq was singled out for this honor after confirmation of his having qualified for the ballot. A day after qualifying for the ballot, House Leader John Boehner sent Sansaricq a kickoff check of $4,500. These checks are only being sent to key districts where candidates have achieved unprecedented grassroots support or have achieved other defined milestones. Florida’s 23rd district...
  • Template for Nov? New Ad Hammers Dem Trying to Keep Murtha Seat; Ties Him to ObamaCare - Video

    04/12/2010 6:35:20 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 375+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 12, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a new NRCC ad against liberal Democrat Mark Critz who is trying to take the special election seat (PA-12) of the late Democrat Rep. John Murtha in Pennsylvania. The ad points out how Democrats like Critz put the "liberal agenda" ahead of what is good for the people of Pennsylvania. This kind of ad could become a template for running against Democrats all over the country this November. Tim Burns is the Republican seeking the seat, but is not mentioned in the ad. The Special Election will be held May 18.
  • NRCC co-chairman predicts Republicans will gain 56 seats

    04/11/2010 4:59:53 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 36 replies · 1,097+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/10/10 03:17 PM ET | By Aaron Blake
    - NEW ORLEANS – A top House Republican campaigner says his party is set to gain more seats than it won in the 1994 election. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) told the Ballot Box that he has pegged the GOP gains in this year’s election at 56 seats, which would be more than the 54 it won in its landslide election 16 years ago. It would also be more than enough to regain the majority the party lost in 2006 (which requires a 40-seat gain). “I’ve got us at 56 seats right now,” said Price, who is chairman of the conservative...
  • The Code Red Target List

    03/19/2010 6:14:21 PM PDT · by teenyelliott · 26 replies · 1,073+ views
    NRCC ^ | National Republican Congressional Committee
    The Code Red Target List Here is a view of how each representative voted last November and their current status. Make sure they hear from you. Target votesClick to call or write the Democrats below and tell them to vote ‘NO!
  • McCain says GOP will lay out 10-point election platform

    02/16/2010 8:27:09 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-02-16 | Michael O'Brien
    Senate Republicans will lay out a 10-point election year agenda later this spring, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) suggested Tuesday. McCain said that the GOP would craft a list of 10 legislative pledges which they would seek to enact within the first 60 days of taking back control of Congress, if they were to do so in this fall's elections. "We Republicans have to provide -- and we will later this spring -- a positive vision with what we want to do for the country," McCain said during an interview on KFYI radio in Arizona.
  • Oh, the Irony - The 2003 Pelosi Letter To Bush

    02/11/2010 9:08:22 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 1,243+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-11-10 | Aye Chihuahua
    We all know that the Leftists like to promote recycling right? Well, in a beautiful demonstration of reduce-reuse-recycle irony, someone at the NRCC took San Fran Nanny Pelosi's 2003 letter to President Bush and did a little rewording. Enjoy. Read more at
  • Target Rich, Cash Poor At The RNC

    02/09/2010 9:17:43 AM PST · by iowamark · 41 replies · 688+ views
    National Journal ^ | Jan. 30, 2010 | Reid Wilson
    GOP strategists fret that RNC Chairman Michael Steele's unorthodox management style will mean missed opportunities in November. Every time Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele gets into trouble, a burst of good news for the GOP bails him out. But Republican strategists fret that his unorthodox approach to his job could leave the party short of cash -- and short of the electoral gains that it might otherwise achieve. Republicans, even those who have never been fans of the outspoken Steele, have concluded that trying to oust him would cause the party more pain than it's worth. Still, the RNC's...