Friday, July 23, 2010

Can't Buy Me Love

Today's Political Wire has a story about the RNC's money troubles and its impact on the November elections:
The chaos at the Republican National Committee threatens to cost Republicans the chance to take control of the House of Representatives, Republican strategists fear. [skip] The RNC, at the moment, is barely fulfilling the second function and has less than $10 million on hand, so it cannot help much with House races."
We learned about some of the RNC's wheeling and dealing right here in Michigan just a few months ago.

The good news is that Rep. Mike Rogers (MI-08), chair of the RNCC's Incumbent Retention Program, has been fighting to reverse this trend.
The NRCC will receive more than $1.8M in member pledges over the next month, the first infusion of an effort aimed at bringing in $20M for the midterms.
That's not good news for those of us who live in MI-08.

All the time Mr. Rogers spends raising $$ for his incumbent pals means less time spent taking care of constituents.

... then again, he hasn't really taken care of us since 2000.

Bottom line: money doesn't buy happiness -- or votes.

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