Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Senator Cornyn Raising Funds Differently

"It's always struck me as a bit odd that we try to rely so much financially on the same members we're working to get re-elected, whether it's this cycle or the next," Cornyn told Politico.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). He is changing up the way the committee raises money. He has declared fundraising as the most important action of the committee and will be trying new avenues.

Previously, the NRSC expected senators to meet fund raising quotas. Cornyn will implement a more personal approach. "Instead of requiring that every senator fork over hundreds of thousands from their personal campaign accounts to the national Senate campaign coffers, Cornyn now wants each senator to attend three fund raisers - yes, they have to show up - and then the NRSC will chase after the attendees for that cash." That from the Politico.

The NRSC will organize the events. Last election cycle the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $70 million more than NRSC.

Change is good.


srp said...

There has to be a better way to raise the money... and there really should be limits to the amount spent. The money raised and spent on this last campaign could have "bailed out" at least a couple of those toxic financial institutions and saved the taxpayers a lot of money.

Is is just me or do you see a pattern here with the new President......

He gets elected to his first term in Senate in 2004, starts in the Senate in 2005 and in one year starts raising money and getting ready to run for President. He is on the campaign trail and NOT doing his job in the Senate after only a year and a half.

Fast forward... he takes the huge Air Force One from Washington to Williamsburg... probably Newport News as there is an airport there... maybe a 15 min flight.......(aside - wow! what kind of carbon footprint did that make and what a waste of money!) and now is off to Ohio, Florida and back to NORVA (what the people around here call northern Virginia). He speaks at each place with his set stamp pad campaign speech of platitudes...

He is already campaigning for the 2012 election! Help us... someone tell him to stay home... actually WRITE a bill or two (please don't give that job to Grandma Mimi Pelosi again)....

I am beginning to think that the man only has two abilities... smooth talk campaigning and bashing Bush. All form, no substance.

srp said...

PS: I have written my two Senators.... unfortunately both Democrats.... that if they pass this stupid stimulus bill, I will do everything in my power to see they do NOT get re-elected.

Z said...

How the heck do we compete against Soros and Gates gazlilions?