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From PoliticalWire……

Big Republican Donors Bypassing RNC

Since Michael Steele became RNC chairman in January 2009, “a growing number of prominent GOP donors has stopped contributing to the RNC, choosing instead to direct their money to outlets such as the party’s Senatorial Committee,” the Daily Caller reports.

“According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, at least eight of the RNC’s top individual donors have declined to contribute in the past 14 months… Each of the individuals had a record of contributing thousands to the RNC in past years but since 2009 have chosen to direct their money to the NRSC, National Republican Congressional Committee or individual campaign committees.”

Ehrlich Confirms He’ll Challenge O’Malley

Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich (R) confirmed rumors that he’ll try to reclaim his former job  and challenge Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), the Baltimore Sun reports.

Ehrlich hopes “to benefit from a national anti-incumbent sentiment that emerged since the last presidential election and has deepened during the health care debate.”

Quote of the Day

“We wrote checks to keep them alive…and then they turn around and we find they aren’t even paying taxes, they are getting rebates back. All the more reason why there is a sense of growing outrage to all this.”

— Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT), in an interview on the Fox Business Network, on banks that received bailout funds.

Push for Health Care Repeal Could Backfire

Top Republicans “are increasingly worried that GOP candidates this fall might be burned by a fire that’s roaring through the conservative base: demand for the repeal of President Barack Obama’s new health care law,” the AP reports.

Pushing for outright repeal carries big risks: “Repeal is politically and legally unlikely, and grass-roots activists may feel disillusioned by a failed crusade. More important, say strategists from both parties, a fiercely repeal-the-bill stance might prove far less popular in a general election than in a conservative-dominated GOP primary, especially in states such as Illinois and California.”

Plurality Not Happy with Their Representative

A new Marist Poll finds that 45% of registered voters nationwide are not satisfied with their elected officials in the U.S. Congress and would vote against them in the November election. By contrast, 41% would vote for the incumbent, and 14% are unsure.

Said pollster Lee Miringoff: “There is plenty of grumbling about Congress, and the winds of change are blowing.”

March 31, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Taxes, The Economy, Updates | ,


  1. Repeal is politically and legally unlikely, and grass-roots activists may feel disillusioned by a failed crusade

    total shame

    The passage of the bill is the MARKER for much widespread death ahead

    Now I know what it was like in the time before the Holocaust camps opened their doors

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. NY State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)’s campaign for the NY Executive Mansion is getting nervous about his refusal to make an official announcement and March is almost over (when everyone expected him to announce his gubernatorial bid).

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  3. CD

    Candidates wait because of
    SILLY fund raising TIME LINES

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | March 31, 2010 | Reply

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