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  • Birtherism stalks GOP, scaring the establishment

    04/26/2011 2:18:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 26, 2011 | Cynthia Tucker
    Perhaps Reince Priebus, the new head of the Republican National Committee, has no choice but to pretend he’s not worried about birther nonsense, which is proliferating like alien pods and threatening to take over the entire Republican Party. “I don’t think that it’s an issue that moves voters,” he told a journalists’ roundtable this morning. He wishes that were true. Last week, a New York Times poll showed that 45 percent of Republican voters — that’s nearly half, folks — claim not to believe that Obama was born in the United States. And it doesn’t stop there. As I wrote...
  • RNC Presidential Straw Poll

    04/26/2011 12:48:27 PM PDT · by rxsid · 22 replies ^ | 4/26/2011 | GOP
    "1. The following men and women have been touted by the media as possible candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Which candidate do you favor? Michele BachmannJohn BoltonHerman CainChris ChristieMitch DanielsJim DeMintNewt GingrichRudy GiulianiMike HuckabeeJon HuntsmanGary JohnsonSarah PalinRon PaulTim PawlentyRick PerryBuddy RoemerMitt RomneyRick SantorumDonald TrumpUnsureOther  2. Barack Obama will once again raise hundreds of millions of dollars from Union Bosses, trial lawyers and Hollywood elites who will spend whatever it takes to keep the White House in Democrat hands. The RNC is the ONLY Republican Party committee that can directly support our presidential nominee, in addition to the...
  • It's like Clockwork when it comes to Gov. Palin.

    04/20/2011 5:12:36 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 29 replies
    04/20/2011 | unseen1
    Clockwork is a set programmed job. It requires you to know the gears, the springs and how it all goes together. It is a demanding job, requiring skill and a certain affinity for the job to be able to do it well. It is also a good analogy to the MSM/RNC/DNC attempts to STOP PALIN. If you notice, after every “homerun"/"good news cycle" of Gov Palin's, the clock workers in the MSM/RNC/DNC bend to their tasks of STOPPING PALIN. It doesn’t matter what type of homerun Palin accomplished. It could be a speech like last Saturday’s or a great interview...
  • New chairman Priebus cleans up RNC after Michael Steele’s tumultuous tenure

    04/17/2011 11:21:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/16/2011 | Dan Balz
    After two tumultuous years, the Republican National Committee is getting back to business. The hangover from former RNC chairman Michael Steele’s tenure still hasn’t faded. But the new party chairman, Reince Priebus, has begun to restore order and to replenish the committee’s depleted bank account. Whether he can raise enough money and create the machinery needed to help the party’s 2012 nominee compete against President Obama and his seasoned political operation will be the real test of his chairmanship. Priebus, the former Wisconsin GOP chairman, is taking things a step at a time: restore connections with the party’s major donors,...
  • RNC looks to leverage debates as fundraisers

    04/01/2011 8:31:06 PM PDT · by quantim · 10 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Apr 1, 10:10 PM EDT | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Republican National Committee on Friday asked the likely presidential candidates if they would be willing to participate in debates where the central committee picked the format, content and even the moderators in exchange for the White House hopefuls' help digging the party out of its $21 million debt. In a letter, two RNC officials gauged support for seven debates that would essentially give the party's stamp of approval to monthly meetings between August and February. The process would give the candidates an excuse to skip any potentially hostile debates. Four years ago, the burgeoning number...
  • RNC proposes its own debates—to raise money (apparently those who attend gets the donor list)

    04/01/2011 7:33:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 10 replies
    Polutico ^ | Friday April 1, 2011 | Johnathan Martin
    The Republican National Committee is proposing to sponsor a series of monthly presidential primary debates beginning in August and running through February in which the RNC would determine the format and require each participating candidate to raise money for the party at the event, according to an email obtained by POLITICO. In a message sent Friday night, James Bopp, the party’s Indiana committeeman and chairman of a special debate committee, asked aides to potential GOP candidates to agree to six RNC-sanctioned debates in which “the RNC or its designee may at its discretion determine the time, place, co-sponsors, format ,...
  • Priebus plots RNC’s long climb out of financial hole

    03/11/2011 5:32:31 AM PST · by iowamark · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2011 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Reince Priebus, just over a month into his term as Republican National Committee chairman, is cutting costs and cultivating the party’s donor base in an aggressive bid to fix the national party’s tattered balance sheet. The former Wisconsin Republican Party chairman has less than 20 months to whip the GOP’s most important money-raising instrument into shape to ensure his party’s candidates can compete with President Obama and congressional Democrats in the 2012 elections. The troubled tenure of predecessor Michael S. Steele left the RNC deeply in debt and with what was once a battalion of big donors reduced to platoon...
  • RNC Wants a Longer Primary Season

    03/04/2011 11:16:27 AM PST · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3-4-11 | Beth Reinhard
    If the Republican National Committee has its way, the 2012 election will look a lot different than 2008, when 30 states had held GOP primaries or caucuses as of February 5. New party rules aimed at prolonging what has become a Twitter-speed primary season urge the earliest four states to push back votes from January to February; states that award delegates proportionately to vote in March; and winner-take-all states to vote in April. Relegating the states with the biggest bounties to the back of the line would prevent a candidate from quickly racking up delegates and squeezing competitors out of...
  • New RNC Ad Connects Obama and His ‘Union Bosses’

    03/03/2011 7:47:19 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — The Republican National Committee is airing a new television ad in Wisconsin blaming President Barack Obama and “union bosses” for standing in the way of economic reform. And while the ad is first hitting the airwaves this week, when it debuted on the web last week one MSNBC host dubbed it “racist.” The ad seeks to bolster Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as he pushes a measure that would take away most collective bargaining rights for state employees.
  • RNC ad links Obama to 'union bosses'

    03/02/2011 8:45:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    The Republican National Committee on Wednesday began airing a television ad in Wisconsin that blames President Barack Obama and "union bosses" for standing in the way of economic reform. The ad is an effort to bolster Republican Gov. Scott Walker as he tries to push through a measure that would take away most collective bargaining rights for state employees. Obama has not been to Wisconsin since the protests began. But he has called Walker's proposal an assault on unions and urged other governors not to vilify public workers. Obama's political arm at the Democratic National Committee also helped mobilize demonstrators...
  • Priebus Should Move RNC Convention Out of Florida

    02/21/2011 6:49:55 PM PST · by bigred08 · 7 replies ^ | 2/21/11 | Craig Robinson
    Just because the Republican National Committee and Democrat National Committee announced months ago that February 6th would be the date for the Iowa caucuses, doesn’t mean that’s when the First-In-The-Nation Caucuses will actually take place. The rules set by the national parties don’t even guarantee that the caucuses will be the first contest in the nominating process. In fact, there is a possibility that the Republican nomination could be wrapped up by February 6th, just like it almost was back in 2008.
  • RNC Surpasses Major Donor Goal Under New Chairman

    02/21/2011 1:06:04 PM PST · by FTJM · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2/20/11 | Tricia Miller
    The Republican National Committee raised $5.7 million in January, and new Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that $3.5 million of the total came in after his election Jan. 14. “We owe a lot of our success to major donors who helped us reach 180 percent of our monthly major donor goal, and we were able to accomplish that in the last two weeks of January,” Priebus said in a statement. “I am thankful for the outpouring of support I’ve seen over the past month, from both long-time and first-time donors, but we have a lot of work to do.” Priebus...
  • New RNC Chief of Staff Bought Sarah Palin $150K in Clothes?

    02/04/2011 7:27:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2011 | Matt Lewis
    Jeff Larson, a Minnesota Republican operative, is expected to become the new RNC Chief of Staff. But as Yahoo!’s Holly Bailey reported, back in the fall of 2008, Larson gained another sort of notoriety: He provided his credit card for Sarah Palin’s infamous $150,000 clothing makeover. As you may recall, this became a pretty big — if superficial — scandal back in 2008.As Newsweek reported, The disclosure that the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on clothing and accessories for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family set off recriminations among GOP officials—and, more important, party donors. It...
  • RNC Chairman: Party Debt Is Worse Than Numbers Sheet Shows

    02/01/2011 10:06:27 AM PST · by Sopater · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 01, 2011
    WASHINGTON -- Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus took the job with $23 million in debt and cut a third of the staff he inherited from his predecessor, the controversial and gaffe-prone Michael Steele. In year-end federal finance reports on Monday, the GOP central committee showed that $2 million of its debt came during Steele's final two weeks as he sought to keep hold of his chairmanship. The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, reported a continued fraction of that debt but had enough cash in the bank to pay off the loans immediately. "While the year-end FEC report reveals...
  • Michael Steele Compares Self to Julius Caesar (seriously)

    01/19/2011 11:34:11 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/19/2010 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Outgoing RNC Chairman Michael Steele is not taking his loss sitting down. After losing his bid for a second term, he appears to be firing back at his critics and has laid the blame at the feet of the RNC itself. This comes as Reince Priebus was elected to be the next Chairman. Steele famously (or infamously) was gaffe-prone, calling for a withdrawal from Afghanistan. He also ran the RNC into a massive debt after coming in with a considerable surplus. Steele was interviewed by FrumForum where he laid down the victim line. Apparently he didn't think that his own...
  • Vote in Our Poll: What Do You Think of Reince Priebus as New RNC Chairman?

    01/18/2011 6:25:11 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/17/2011 | Aurelius
    With the new RNC election last week, we saw the expulsion of Michael Steele, after he racked up a huge deficit while he came in with a sizable surplus. Steele was out by the end of the fourth round which left Priebus, Anuzis, Cino, and Wagner. Priebus finally won in the seventh round, beating Cino and Anuzis. With Priebus ready to set the stage for the 2012 races, is his appointment a good thing or a disaster?
  • Friday's Lightning Round (with commentary on new RNC chairman by Fox News panel)

    01/17/2011 11:53:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2011 | FNC panel
    Jan 14, 2011 - 7:42 - All-Star panel's debt ceiling debate
  • Who is Reince Preibus (Ryns Pree-bus)? Why is he the new GOP Chairman?

    01/15/2011 11:09:58 PM PST · by Sun · 42 replies ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | Patrician Walston
    Many are interested in his views on family values and issues as he will play a huge part in Election 2012. “In the December 1, 2010 RNC candidate forum, Priebus provided a few details about his politics. He said he believes the RNC is "part of" the Tea Party movement. He believes in the Christian God. He stated that if he were elected as RNC chair it would be through God's blessing; believes it is the Republican Party's mission to "save our country, to save our party, and to take back the White House.” He believes someone who is "pro-abortion,...
  • Barbour defeats Boehner in proxy battle for control of RNC; Steele ousted

    01/15/2011 8:35:36 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/14/2011 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    For many Republican National Committee members and GOP activists, the real headline after Friday's defeat of RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele was "Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defeats House Speaker John Boehner." The newly-elected RNC Chairman, Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, was the behind-the-scenes choice of Mr. Barbour, who is considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination next year and can benefit from having his man heading up the GOP's top fundraising and campaign organization. Mr. Priebus bested Mr. Boehner's choice for the post, former Bush administration official Maria Cino, and two other rivals by the seventh round of voting...
  • Ann Coulter calls the results of the RNC Chairman election a ‘big mistake’

    01/14/2011 5:45:28 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 199 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 01/14/2011 | Steve Nelson
    Ann Coulter has something to say about Friday’s Republican National Committee Chairman election, and it isn’t favorable about the results. “Big mistake not to re-elect Michael Steele” Coulter wrote via Twitter, “If he weren’t good, the left wouldn’t hysterically attack him.” Steele lost the Chairman election to Wisconsin Republican Chair Reince Priebus. Steele came in second place in the first round of balloting, with 44 votes to Priebus’ 45 votes, but lost ground in further rounds of voting.
  • Steele Out, Priebus In at RNC

    01/14/2011 3:27:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 14th 2011 | FoxNews/AP
    WASHINGTON --Reince Priebus was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday after Michael Steeledropped his bid to stay atop the party for another two years. Priebus clinched the victory after seven rounds, securing 97 votes, more than the 85 required to win. Steele dropped out of the race after four rounds. "At this time, I will step aside for others to lead," Steele told the168 RNC committee members at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Md. "But in so doing, I hope y'all appreciate the legacy we leave. Despite the noise -- because lord know we had a...
  • Is Liberalism Reince Priebus’ Eminent Domain?

    01/14/2011 3:17:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Big Government ^ | Dec 21st 2010 | Dan Riehl
    It seems fair to ask, when one uses standard liberal catch-phrasing, volunteers for an organization like the NAACP, becomes party to an eminent domain lawsuit to take property from a small business on behalf of the government and is linked to the solicitation of government stimulus funding, just how conservative is said individual? Given that the individual in question is Reince Priebus, currently seeking the RNC Chairmanship and talking like a conservative, how is it that he seems to have so walked the walk of a typical liberal over the years? This was only ten years ago, after all. Certainly,...
  • Steele out, Priebus in. Buh bye RINO!

    01/14/2011 2:46:40 PM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 28 replies ^ | 01/14/11 | donjuanluis
    Mike Steele, the troubled RNC chair, stepped down from the RNC in the fourth round of the voting on Friday. Reince Priebus won the RNC chairmanship in the seventh round after being the leader all day. Both [] and [] have the details. Check out our previous post on RINO Steele. Check back for more blog update coverage.
  • Breaking News: Reince Priebus, Wisconsin GOP Chairman, Elected as RNC Chairman

    01/14/2011 2:43:36 PM PST · by Doogle · 55 replies
    FOX..... ^ | 01/14/11 | fox
    ..very early.......
  • Steele drops out of RNC Chair race

    01/14/2011 1:05:28 PM PST · by Justaham · 121 replies
    NBC | 1-14-11
    From Tritter: Michael Steele drops out of RNC chair race, saying: "It's very clear that the party wants to do something different." - NBC Story developing....
  • Live Blog - 2011 RNC Chairmanship Election.

    01/14/2011 11:33:52 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/14/11 | Timothy Knight
    NOTE: Candidate must receive absolute majority (85) to win. The 2011 Republican National Committee Winter Meeting is under way! I will be live blogging the RNC Chairmanship election throughout the day. (12:28 PM) The declared candidates for Chairman: Michael Steele of Maryland. Saul Anuzis of Michigan. Maria Cino of New York. Reince Priebus of Wisconsin. Ann Wager of Missouri. (12:30 PM) Nominations should begin in fifteen minutes; actual voting in seventy-five. (12:50 PM) Ann Wagner has been Nominated by National Committeeman John Ryder. (12:55 pm) Reince Priebus has been Nominated by National Committeeman Steve King.
  • Saul Anuzis for RNC Chair.

    01/14/2011 11:21:53 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 3 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/14/2011 | Timothy Knight
    As National Republicans head into this morning's bi-annual Chairmanship election, we can all agree on one thing: Michael Steele, our current Chairman, must be replaced today. His gaffes (abortion, Afghanistan, southern strategy) insulted core constituencies, and his horrible fiscal management skills (record low contributions; record high debt) has cost the RNC millions of dollars. But as to who we support? That has divided Republicans sharply. Maria Cino is a former Bush Administration official who worked in both the Commerce and Transportation departments. She is also a former Deputy RNC Chairman who has worked closely with pro-abortion Republican organizations in the...
  • Reince Priebus Leads First RNC Ballot [LIVE thread]

    01/14/2011 11:08:07 AM PST · by iowamark · 239 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 01/14/2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus led after the first ballot in the race for chairman of the Republican National Committee. Needing 85 votes among the 168 members to win, Priebus took 45 votes in the first round. Trailing Priebus after one round is Chairman Michael Steele with 44 votes, former RNC official Maria Cino with 32 votes, Michigan Committeeman Saul Anuzis with 24 votes, and former Missouri GOP Chairwoman Ann Wagner with 23 votes. Several more ballots are expected before someone reaches the 85-vote threshold. Steele won the 2009 race after six rounds, defeating a five-candidate field that included...
  • Steele's final pitch: 'You won' [& he misquotes his favorite book]

    01/14/2011 10:53:19 AM PST · by matt1234 · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/14/2011 | Domenico Montanaro and Mark Murray
    Michael Steele unintentionally said it best himself at a debate for chairman of the Republican National Committee: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," he said, incorrectly attributing the line to "War and Peace," which he called his favorite book. (It's from "A Tale of Two Cities.") Today, at a sprawling resort just outside Washington, Steele delivering a speech -- in his capacity as RNC chairman -- was essentially his last pitch to members before today's vote of the 168 committee members who, will determine his fate this afternoon. "You shocked the world," he told...
  • RNC finances suffer from loss of major donors

    01/14/2011 5:50:12 AM PST · by TSgt · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 13, 2011; 8:36 PM | T.W. Farnam
    Hundreds of major donors have abandoned the Republican National Committee, leaving it $20 million in debt and threatening its future as a central player in the 2012 presidential election. The RNC raised just $7 million from major donors for the midterm elections, one sixth as much as it brought in for the previous midterms, in 2006. By contrast, the Democratic National Committee raised $38 million from large donors for last fall's midterms, three times as much as for the 2006 elections, according to a Washington Post analysis of donor records. On Friday, when RNC members gather at National Harbor to...
  • RNC's Steele Urged to Exit Gracefully (Vote for Committee Chair happens this afternoon)

    01/14/2011 7:37:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/11
    <p>Some supporters of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele are privately urging him to consider a graceful exit strategy, sources told The Washington Times, as RNC members prepare for Friday's showdown vote on who will lead the party for the next two years.</p>
  • Vote out RINO Steele from the RNC

    01/11/2011 5:45:54 AM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 15 replies ^ | 01/11/11 | donjuanluis
    On January 14, this Friday, the leadership of the Republican National Committee will vote on who will be the new chairman. Michael Steele has been one of the most ineffective and damaging chairmen that the Republican party has allowed to lead its chief fundraising organization in recent history. His chairmanship includes: baffling statements on race and culture (lampooned quite well by the Daily Show below)USAToday's own request for his change of parties due to his own conflicted beliefs and history[]two different sex club scandals [] & []factually inaccurate public statements on the War in Afghanistan []massive debt in the Republican...
  • Steele in striking distance of second RNC term

    01/10/2011 6:19:14 PM PST · by Islander7 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 10, 2011 | Sean J. Miller
    Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus remains the front-runner for the Republican National Committee chairmanship, which some observers predicted could spell trouble for his bid. Priebus leads the field with 36 RNC members publicly backing him, according to a count by National Review Online.
  • Priebus Poised To Fast Track Barbour's 2012 Presidential Bid

    01/06/2011 12:40:30 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 19 replies
    Reihl World ^ | Thursday January 6, 2011
    Based upon talking to multiple sources over a period of weeks, I've been able to confirm that a deal struck between the Barbours, Henry and Haley, and Reince Priebus, is set to put Nick Ayers in at the RNC as political director to pave the way for Barbour's 2012 Presidential bid. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is trying to get his southern claws around the RNC as one of his cronies, Nick Ayers, the 28 year old Republican Governors Association Director, is being pumped up to challenge an already embattled Michael Steele. Incoming Republican Governor Association Chairman, Texas Gov. Rick Perry,...
  • Who Cares Who The Establishment Chooses As Next RNC Chairmen? (Defund It)

    01/04/2011 4:07:55 PM PST · by USSR Didnt Fall · 12 replies
    Why are people getting all excited or concerned about who's the next bureaucrat to run the RNC? Who cares? They have proven time and time again that giving them money is irresponsible to the conservative movement in this country. They will never support a conservative candidate, and the RINOS they end up backing will consistently undermine our most principled candidate. I say drain the swamp, if you want to give someone power in Washington make it Jim Demint and support his fund. Not sure if Bachmann has one for the House if she does support her fund. By giving...
  • RNC Candidates Agree: PALIN can Beat Obama In General Election

    01/03/2011 3:12:11 PM PST · by Anamnesis · 48 replies
    All five RNC candidates said they think Palin can win a general election. #RNCdebate 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply
  • Michael Steele to debate challengers for RNC chair today (Live on C-SPAN)

    01/03/2011 9:41:05 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 111 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-3-2010 | Matthew Sheffield
    Michael Steele to debate challengers for RNC chair today Matthew SheffieldJanuary 3, 2010 Later today at 1pm ET, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele will be facing off against several challengers at a debate. Under fire for months for spending too much and injecting himself into the public eye, Steele faces an uphill battle. Earlier today, Politico reported that over half of the 168 RNC members it surveyed said they would not vote to re-elect him.Joining Steele at the debate will be lobbyist and former deputy RNC chairwoman Maria Cino; Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus; Saul Anuzis, an opponent...
  • RNC sees deep red for 2012 budget (Historic RNC Debt may sink Michael Steele)

    01/03/2011 9:58:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/03/2010 | Ralph Hallow
    The next chairman of the Republican National Committee will face a money-raising challenge of historic proportions. The unreleased official budget of the RNC reveals that the Republican Party's national governing body and premier fundraising apparatus begins the 2011-12 presidential election cycle more than $20 million in the hole. "A record for any year in the past 30 years," Maria Cino, a candidate for the RNC chairmanship and a former deputy transportation secretary, told The Washington Times. The budget was approved by RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele's Budget Committee. The document also reveals that the RNC will enter the 2012 presidential...
  • FreedomWorks Poll

    01/01/2011 10:34:44 AM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 8 replies
    Freedom Works email ^ | 12-30-10 | Dick Armey
    The Republican National Committee will raise and spend in excess of $400 million over the next 2 years. Normally the procedure of picking an RNC Chairman to lead the Republican Party is a closed process. The 168 members of the RNC vote to choose the new chairman in early January 2011. On December 1st FreedomWorks was given unique involvement in the chairman selection process. For the first time in history Americans were involved in the process of vetting candidates for the position. Tea Party organizers and real Americans could view and ask questions while watching online. FreedomWorks and the Republican...
  • GOP Chair Candidate Cino Explains Helping Pro-Abortion Group

    12/31/2010 3:30:02 PM PST · by julieee · 25 replies ^ | December 31, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    GOP Chair Candidate Cino Explains Helping Pro-Abortion Group Washington, DC - Republican Party chairman candidate Maria Cino became the final candidate for the national party chairman position to interview with the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life political group.
  • The next RNC chairwoman? Amb. Ann Wagner wary of transatlantic creep of socialism

    12/31/2010 8:32:03 AM PST · by speciallybland · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/30/2010 | Alexis Levinson
    When Ann Wagner, the former United States ambassador to Luxembourg, returned from abroad in 2009, she felt that she has not entirely left Europe behind. “I felt, after I left, that perhaps socialism had begun to follow me across the pond,” she told The Daily Caller in a phone interview. In an attempt to help end what she views as the government’s overreach during President Barack Obama’s tenure, Wagner is running for chair of the Republican National Committee.
  • Good Grief… Leading RNC Candidate’s Law Firm Supports Obamacare – Says It’s Constitutional

    12/30/2010 2:57:38 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 20 replies · 87+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 30, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    This will go over well with the conservative base… If you thought the fact that RNC Chair candidate, Maria Cino, was an Obamacare lobbyist was outrageous wait until you hear the latest… The leading candidate in the race – Reince Priebus‘s law firm supports Obamacare and says its constitutional! Yes, you read that correctly. Reince Priebus’s law firm supports Obamacare and says its constitutional. Unbelievable. The far left Think Progress website reported this today: On January 14, 168 standing members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) will hold an election to select the next national chairman of the party. Current...
  • Good Grief… Leading RNC Candidate’s Law Firm Supports Obamacare – Says It’s Constitutional

    12/30/2010 2:03:16 PM PST · by Leisler · 49 replies · 58+ views
    RightNetWork ^ | Thursday, December 30, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    This will go over well with the conservative base… If you thought the fact that RNC Chair candidate, Maria Cino, was an Obamacare lobbyist was outrageous wait until you hear the latest… The leading candidate in the race – Reince Priebus‘s law firm supports Obamacare and says its constitutional! Yes, you read that correctly. Reince Priebus’s law firm supports Obamacare and says its constitutional. Unbelievable.
  • Michael Steele falls further behind in RNC chair campaign

    12/28/2010 11:08:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 51 replies · 6+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 12/28/2010 | Patrick Caldwell
    More than one-third of RNC members have publicly stated their intentions. According to The Hotline’s latest whip count, Michael Steele continues to fall behind former Wisconsin GOP chair Reince Priebus in his bid to maintain his position as chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Iowan Gentry Collins has picked up one delegate, bringing his total to three and leaving him badly trailing in the race for the RNC’s top spot.As of Monday, Priebus was publicly supported by 22 voting RNC delegates, compared to only 12 behind Steele. Former Michigan Republican chair Saul Anuzis is breathing right down Steele’s neck...
  • Steele's move stuns GOP donors

    12/14/2010 6:03:10 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | December 14, 2010 | Jonathan Martin
    Some of the Republican Party’s most prominent donors reacted Tuesday with shock — and then fury — to Michael Steele’s decision to seek re-election, bluntly warning that they would not raise money for the party if the controversial chairman wins another term. None of the contributors has a vote on the committee, but with worries about the debt-ridden party’s finances hanging over Steele, the unambiguous threats could further undermine the incumbent’s already-dim prospects for victory. While nothing firm was planned, a number of the contributors said they had been in contact with one another since Steele’s announcement Monday night about...
  • All Formally Declared Candidates for RNC Chairman Confirmed for January 3 Debate [Next RNC Chair?]

    12/14/2010 9:46:13 AM PST · by 92nina · 5 replies
    ATR ^ | 2010/12/13 | Will Upton
    All four of the formally declared candidates for the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee (RNC) have confirmed their participation in the Monday, January 3 debate at the National Press Club. Hosted by Americans for Tax Reform and The Daily Caller, the debate will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET. As of today at Noon, the formally declared candidates are Saul Anuzis, Maria Cino, Reince Priebus, and Ann Wagner. The event details are as follows: When: Monday, January 3, 2011 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 p.m. ET (Doors open at Noon). Where: National Press Club (529 14th St. NW), 13th Floor,...
  • Top RNC official hasn't voted in GOP primary for years

    12/14/2010 6:05:08 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Ralph Hallow
    The Republican National Committee's top outreach official, hired to make help make the party younger and more diverse, hasn't voted in a Republican primary election of any kind since before 2000, The Washington Times has learned. But longtime Washington lobbyist Angela Sailor, 42, and her political consultant husband, Elroy, 41, did vote in the 2008 Virginia Democratic presidential primary, according to Prince William County election records. Mr. Steele, who was expected to talk about his own future at the RNC later Monday, raised eyebrows after his election in January 2009 when he announced the creation of an RNC Department of...
  • Michael Steele says he goes to Harlem because "that’s where the votes are"

    12/14/2010 4:21:23 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 14, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Michael Steele says he goes to Harlem because "that’s where the votes are." Struggling RNC chairman Michael Steele was a late guest on Greta van Susteren’s On the Record last night. Steele has been in the news recently because not only did he announce his intention to run for reelection as RNC chairman, but also because many Republicans and conservatives don’t want him to return, primarily because of his sorry performance. Steele confirmed many doubts people have about him when he blurted out that he liked going to Harlem as RNC chair because "that’s where the votes are." The weird...
  • Steele to seek reelection as RNC chair

    12/13/2010 6:29:54 PM PST · by americanophile · 37 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 13, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli
    <p>Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele stunned friends and foes Monday by launching a fight to keep his job.</p> <p>Steele discussed his decision during a conference call Monday night with members of the Republican National Committee.</p>
  • Gentry Collins Officially Announces RNC Chairman Bid

    12/13/2010 2:38:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010
    Gentry Collins, a former top aide to current Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele who resigned as political director of the RNC last month in protest of Steele’s leadership, officially announced his bid for chairman on Monday. “My campaign for Chairman is based on a plan for the future, not a critique of the past,” Collins wrote in a letter to committee members. “I have a plan to strengthen our party, reclaim the RNC's place as the premier political organization in the country, and raise the resources we need to compete with President Obama’s fundraising machine.” The announcement comes on...