Democratic retirements have actually failed to keep the pace of retirements in, say, 1994. They've had 17 retirements; Republicans have had 20, albeit most in very safe seats. So 105 of these potential targets are currently held by Democrats.
I was one of the people asking Heye to clear this up, and I also asked Michael Zak, the amateur historian who wrote the RNC's "Heroes" Web site -- heavy on the achievements of black Republicans -- what was going on.
The Republican National Committee has fired finance director Rob Bickhart and finance staffer Debbie LeHardy, according to a memo provided by the RNC to the Washington Post. Mary Heitman, the finance director of the Republican Governors Association from 1998 to 2001, will be replacing Bickhart. This comes in the same week that three communication left the RNC.
Yesterday, CNN's Peter Hamby reported that three RNC communications staffers had left the organization for other jobs. I've also confirmed that New Media Political Manager Elizabeth Lauten left the RNC last week, on April 29. These aren't boat-rocking departures on the scale of what happened in the wake of the Voyeur embarrassment, but they're symptomatic of a mood that hasn't gotten brighter since the media moved on from that story.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has introduced legislation to tighten the restrictions on political mail made to look like Census forms -- an issue that flared up again yesterday and today after the Republican National Committee, which has been whacked for...
An investigation by Republican National Committee Treasurer Randy Pullen into some minor, but embarrassing, financial scandals has resulted in a "procedures and policy report" that went out Wednesday to the entire committee.
April 22, 2010; 1:34 PM ET |
Categories: RNC | Tags: Congressional Committees, Doug Heye, Economic, Michael Steele, National Budget, RNC, Republican, Republican National Committee
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