The NRCC’s Non-Coordination Coordinating With SuperPACs

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 1:07 pm

The campaign finance system in this country is so self-evidently broken. As Steven Colbert brilliantly pointed out in his year-long satire of the SuperPAC process, “illegal coordination” is so easily skirted that the rules might as well be meaningless. We saw more evidence of this today. Politico unearthed a document from the NRCC, the Republican [...]

NV-02: PPP Shows a Toss-Up in September House Special Election

By: Tuesday August 23, 2011 11:34 am

There are two House special elections on September 13, filling two of the three current vacancies in Congress. The third, in OR-01 to replace David Wu, won’t be filled until January 31, 2012. Because it’s a short ride off the Acela for DC types and right in the New York media backyard, attention has focused [...]

Joe Barton Remains Ranking Member on House Energy Panel

By: Wednesday June 23, 2010 9:15 am

Pete Sessions, a member of the House Republican leadership as the head of the campaign arm, the NRCC, provides the news: NRCC chairman Pete Sessions, whose job it is to increase GOP ranks in the House, says Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) will likely retain his post as the top Republican on the Energy and Commerce [...]

The Democratic Party’s Secret Weapon

By: Tuesday January 5, 2010 7:14 am

Tom Edsall has a dour article suggesting that Democrats are poised for major losses in 2010. One operative tells Edsall, “If the election were held today, we’d lose the House.” Others in the article offer the non-controversial idea that Democrats in tough districts should try to define their opponents, or in other words, “do what [...]

SC-01: Henry Brown Becomes Latest House Republican To Retire

By: Monday January 4, 2010 6:50 am

Henry Brown, a South Carolina Republican who barely escaped defeat in 2008, will announce his retirement today, becoming the second House Republican to do so in less than a week. Brown barely beat lawyer Linda Ketner 52-48 in 2008, though John McCain outperformed the Congressman in the district, garnering 56% of the vote. Ketner has [...]

What If The Republicans Ran An Election And Nobody Paid?

By: Friday December 18, 2009 12:56 pm

We keep hearing that the Republican base is energized for 2010 and raring to kick out the Democrats, and that Democrats are dispirited. If the GOP has such an opportunity, you’d think they’d be able to fund their operations, but strangely, that doesn’t seem to be the case. The NRCC, the fundraising arm of the [...]

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