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GOP to Launch Joint Fundraising Effort

With the National Republican Congressional Committee badly trailing its Democratic counterpart on the financial front, the NRCC and the Republican National Committee are set to create a new joint fundraising committee to bring in cash for House races, according to GOP sources.

The two GOP committees will file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission in the coming days to establish the new operation, which does not yet have a name. The effort will be run by ex-Rep. Bill Paxon (R-N.Y.), who is now a lobbyist at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and who chaired a similar joint effort in 2006. And though no events have officially been planned yet, sources suggested President Bush would play an active role in raising money for the joint committee. It is less clear whether Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) will also help raise money for the effort.

"This is a chance for Republicans to continue working together up and down the ticket to generate the resources we'll need in November," said a GOP strategist.

Though several different Republicans are involved in the effort, it comes as House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been putting increased pressure on NRCC Chairman Tom Cole (Okla.) to boost fundraising. As of April 30, the NRCC had $6.7 million in the bank, while the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had $45.2 million.

By Ben Pershing  |  June 6, 2008; 6:38 PM ET
Categories:  2008 Campaign , GOP Leaders  
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Comments

WOW! This should garner the Repubatards at lest 3 more dollar!

Posted by: Ceci | June 6, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Heard on the news a few days ago that, over the past 15 years, while "Rev." Wright has been spewing his hate-filled, racist, anti-American, anti-white speeches, and Obama has been "not-hearing" any of that, their "church", which recently gave a Lifetime Achievement award to Louis Farrakhan, has quietly been the recipient of $15,000,000 of our tax dollars! They are probably still getting it!
How'd they arrange to get that much of our tax money, who set that up, do you think? Separation of church and state? Has that been repealed? Do you think anybody should ask Obama if he had anything to do with getting that "church" this money? If he didn't, who did? Shouldn't we know?

Posted by: lightnin | June 6, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

lightnin:
Could it be Bush adminstration's "Faith Based Initiative" funding Trinity?
Wouldn't that just cork your pistol?

Posted by: motiv8ed | June 6, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Step right up folks! Donate to the losing Party! Support incompetent government, massive deficits, giveaways to the Eisenhower's infamous 'military-industrial complex! Throw good money after bad. Guaranteed to fail in November.

Posted by: thebob.bob | June 7, 2008 1:47 AM | Report abuse

I know I'll be sending all my extra store coupons to them!

I love seeing the big spendin' Repubs begging on street corners for money...they look kind of pathetic these days.

Posted by: wagonjak | June 7, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

and lightnin'...your bulb's gettin' kind of dim these days...

Someone should pull the plug and put you out of your misery...

I love the usual Republican tactic of soiling someone's good name by askin' questions...

By the way, why did you beat up your mother when she found you humpin' the dog?...not sayin' you did, just askin'

Posted by: wagonjak | June 7, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

and lightnin'...your bulb's gettin' kind of dim these days...

Someone should pull the plug and put you out of your misery...

I love the usual Republican tactic of soiling someone's good name by askin' questions...

By the way, why did you beat up your mother when she found you humpin' the dog?...not sayin' you did, just askin'

Posted by: wagonjak | June 7, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

So after witnessing Hillary Clinton's total
disgusing Sell Out to liberal loser totally
empty suit Barack Hussein Obama today,can
I get a refund on my bucks to Hillary and
so then I can send it to Republican Senator
John McCain,right along with the $20 bucks
from my next paycheck that will go every
payday to McCain as well. No Way Obama and
No Way hostile black racist Michelle Obama
as First Lady! I will never vote for any
Democrat Candidate again thanks to the
Sell Out Clinton and Loser Obama. NOBAMA!

Posted by: Claudine1000 | June 7, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

claudine1000===++++my, are you a little hostile yourself.Stay off the roads, you could hurt someone.The Republicans sound like they have already had a "JOINT" fundraising campaign and smoked a few if they think they have a chance this year with two wars going on and things going to hell here. Friday was like the Great Depression in the economy. And McCain made a speech so boring Tuesday night that a lot of people, myself included, did not even notice that he made a pitch for the government to guarantee hot, bottled water to disaster victim mothers. Just how does he propose to distribute hot, bottled water, and to what purpose?He also proposed spending $150 Billion on a man mission to mars over the next ten years. These are the same Republicans that say we don't have enough funds to take care of our veterans and the same John McCain that is voting against a $250 Billion farm bill over 5 years that includes money for school lunch programs. We have money for weapons and corporate welfare, but no money for people.

Posted by: majorteddy | June 8, 2008 4:57 AM | Report abuse

claudine1000-settle down. You seem like the hostile crazy.

Posted by: LetthemdrinkCrownRoyal | June 8, 2008 5:04 AM | Report abuse

well, well, do ya think the poison they spread around will get donations now.hmm


they need to hire decent people to fundraise for them if they want democrat votes.

Posted by: johnadams1 | June 9, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

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