Theodore's World: Cornyn and The National Republican Senatorial Committee Change Their Mind About Backing O'Donnell

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September 16, 2010

Cornyn and The National Republican Senatorial Committee Change Their Mind About Backing O'Donnell

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National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn just put out a statement embracing Christine O'Donnell -- a dramatic contrast with his group's curt response last night -- and writing her a big check.


Cornyn embraces O'Donnell


In a clear sign of the grassroots pressure on Republican leaders, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn just put out a statement embracing Christine O’Donnell — a dramatic contrast with his group’s curt response last night — and writing her a big check.

It’s a remarkable reversal, and a vivid illustration that the base is in charge and has the leadership running scared.


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.”

Wild Thing's comment......

Unbelievable, that little hissy fit didn’t last long.

I’m guessing the reaction in the blogoshpere along with emails and calls wasn’t exactly what they were expecting. Man these guys are so out of touch.

Over at Facebook the was really getting blasted about what they did and did not do.

National Republican Senatorial Committee

What conservatives did was join the page and then tell them off. heh heh

Posted by Wild Thing at September 16, 2010 02:48 AM


I have never been a real fan of rove, but after his little hissy fit over the Closet democrat, Castle lost. Rove proves the old addage that there no difference between a D or an R neither give two shits about the country just get their party created zombie in office.

Finally , the people are standing up and telling these know-it-all assholes to take a hike.

Yesterday Rush laid him out in lavender.

Posted by: Mark at September 16, 2010 11:40 AM

Karl Rove brought about the Great Republican Rout of 2006 by his "big government conservatism" and his Hispandering Scamnesty. Look at the Polls and when they plumetted.

And frankly, had the Bushyrovies been serious about the Mexican borders back in 2000, we wouldn't have had a popular vote loss, and several squeaker states that went for Gore wouldn't have gone that way.

Why do i say this? Because Rove's Hispandering and going on an ethnic snipe hunt for non-existent mythical Hispanic votes on the Immigration issue, cost him a lot of neglected Joe Lunchbucket votes, you know, the kind that liberal pollster Thomas Frank simpered about in his "What's the matter with Kansas" book.

Rove WAS NOT a political genius.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 16, 2010 02:48 PM

The republicans are liking these elections only slightly more than the Dems. They are getting a good deal of folks in that are not going to be 'controllable'. Sanity has to make a comeback at some point. I can't figure out why the RNC is not on board with the Tea Party folks. Money and power, I suppose.

Posted by: Jim at September 16, 2010 04:16 PM

Get this, Christine is going Coon hunting.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at September 16, 2010 05:21 PM

The party elites are getting all shook up. They're telling us who they want us to vote for in the primaries and the little people (us) are voting for who we believe will represent us best. That's what it comes down to: shall we vote who's best for the party or who's best for us and the nation.

Posted by: BobF at September 16, 2010 05:56 PM

About frickin' time!

Posted by: Anonymous at September 16, 2010 07:26 PM

Thank you everyone soooooo much. GREAT input, I really appreciate it and the added information.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 17, 2010 12:53 AM

Christine is such a wonderful fresh face for this country!! And so down to earth!

Posted by: jan at September 17, 2010 07:54 AM