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Thursday
Aug142014

NRSC - DiCaprio, Streisand and Friends Pouring Money Into Senate Democrat Campaigns

Hollywood is pouring money into the midterm elections.
 
These limousine liberals know that Senate Democrats are in trouble; that’s why they’re doing everything they can to try and save them – including donating thousands of dollars each to protect Harry Reid and his allies. They’re spending unprecedented sums of money to ensure your voice, the true voice of the American heartland, isn’t heard in government.
 
Leonardo DiCaprio.  Gwyneth Paltrow.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  Barbra Streisand.  J.J. Abrams.  Ben Affleck.  Jack Black.  James Cameron.  Nicolas Cage. Danny DeVito.  Cameron Diaz.  Jennifer Garner.  Steven Spielberg.  Tom Hanks.  Jerry Seinfeld.  Mike Myers.  Jon Hamm.  Jeffrey Katzenberg.  Woody Allen. Ted Dansen. Aaron Sorkin.  Ben Stiller. Chris Rock.  According to media reports, they’ve all given thousands to support Senate Democrats.
 
It’s an unprecedented level of Hollywood support for a midterm election.  If we don’t respond, our campaigns will be outraised – it’s that simple.
 
The best class of Republican Senate candidates in a generation has stepped up to run for office; war veterans, entrepreneurs, community leaders – people who truly represent the values and understand the struggles of the communities they seek to represent.  Leaders who will end Washington’s dysfunctional and incompetent governance, and put our country back on the right track.  Are we going to stand with them, or are we going to allow them to be overwhelmed by a barrage of Hollywood money? 
 
It’s up to us. There is no mystery donor coming to the rescue – there is no last minute miracle check that will solve this problem.  There’s just us – you and me – what we decide will determine who controls the United States Senate, it’s that simple.
 
If you want to bring conservative leadership to the United States Senate, now is the time – please contribute $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford – every dollar makes a difference.


Tuesday
Aug122014

NRSC - VIDEO: Latest Example of Democrats' Stunning Lack of Awareness 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new web video was released today to coincide with Barack Obama and Harry Reid's luxurious fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidates in Martha's Vineyard. The Democratic event takes place in the midst of escalating military tension, airstrikes, and political turmoil in Iraq as well as a time of domestic and international unrest and crisis. 

At a time when America faces one crisis after another, the Obama Administration and Senate Democrats have proven to be inept at their job, instead prioritizing fundraisers at multimillion-dollar vacation homes and yachts in Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in lieu of their constituents. Their gross incompetence reveals a stunning lack of awareness that leaves independent voters shaking their heads. 

President Obama and Harry Reid are hardly alone. Candidates from Bruce Braley (D-IA) to Mark Begich (D-AK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to Mark Udall (D-CO) have put a priority on raising cash for their own struggling campaigns instead of their official duties.  The Martha's Vineyard fundraiser today should be cancelled, or at least delayed, and a priority put on the issues at hand.

"Bruce Braley misses veterans' hearings to raise cash, Jeanne Shaheen skips out on her official duties to raise cash, and Mark Begich gets caught secretly raising cash in Hawaii instead of focusing on unemployment; it's all part of a larger pattern of incompetence,said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "President Obama and Senate Democratic candidates should cancel or at the very least postpone tonight's luxurious Martha's Vineyard fundraiser, but if history is our guide, they will continue to abandon their official responsibilities to save their precious Senate majority." 

Click here to watch an NRSC production: "Priorities"

 

 

Wednesday
Jul232014

NRSC - Court Decisions a Reminder That ObamaCare is Fatally Flawed 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring issued the following statement on the court decisions over ObamaCare::

“The Halbig decision strikes a blow to the core of ObamaCare and is the latest reminder that the unpopular law that Democrats rammed through the Senate was fatally flawed from the start. The conflicting King v. Burwell ruling is another example of the confusion that ObamaCare has caused, but the bottom line remains that because of this unpopular law some will have to pay more for their health care and others will pay higher taxes. Democrats from North Carolina to Oregon, Alaska to New Hampshire refuse to answer questions about ObamaCare and owe the people of their state a thorough explanation for the massive failures and confusion surrounding the law that they are responsible for.”

Tuesday
Jul012014

NRSC - Jeanne Shaheen: Crony Capitalist 

Jeanne Shaheen: Crony Capitalist

 
   

Last week, The Boston Globe reported that in 2009, Jeanne Shaheen's husband advised a company named Ultrawave Labs, which that same year received $78,000 in federal stimulus funding Shaheen voted to approve. As the Globe noted, Shaheen "had a family financial stake in the research."  Making matters worse, the Globe reported that, "The Shaheens declined multiple requests for interviews and would not answer most detailed questions about their investments and connection to the firm." You know what they say, "if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck..."

Senator Shaheen did herself no favors by avoiding legitimate questions about a conflict of interest by instead trying to politicize breast cancer research. No one bought her outrageous attempts.  In a scathing follow up to the Globe story, today a Union Leader Editorial lambastes Shaheen, noting that the embroiled Senator "should have recused herself from voting on the stimulus bill because of its funding of Ultrawave. She will have to answer for the consequences of that vote. But it seems to us that the real issue here is Shaheen's willing participation in the pay-for-play scheme that is the federal appropriations process."

The editorial points out the blatant hypocrisy that so many Granite Staters are growing tired of: "Shaheen complains about big-money influence in politics while engaging in the very behavior that encourages companies to hire lobbyists and senators' spouses to obtain the connections necessary to access federal money. This is crony capitalism - and Jeanne Shaheen is one of the cronies."

This isn't they first the time they've been exposed trying to get special treatment for a family member's business operation. The Shaheens have a lot of questions to answer.

Monday
Jun302014

NRSC - You knew!