Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wears a Navy hat given to him by a member of the Patriot Guard Rider as he and Republican senate candidate Carly Fiorina prepare for group picture in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010This will be a good position for Carly as the GOP poses to take back majority control of the United States Senate in 2012.
Republican former California U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is back in the political mix, Tuesday named the new vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Campaign — the fundraising and campaign organization that’s central to GOP efforts to take back control of the Senate in 2012.
The announcement was made this morning by Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, who heads the key GOP group, which will be focusing on at least 10 highly competitive Senate races in 2012 around the nation.
“I’m pleased to welcome my friend Carly Fiorina to the NRSC team, where her many business and civic achievements will make her an invaluable leader and fundraiser during this critical election cycle,” Cornyn said in his release today. “I look forward to working with Carly to elect strong Republican Senators who will finally put a stop to President Obama’s failed tax-and-spend agenda, and instead promote the economic growth and job creation Americans so badly need.”
In her new role, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO will assist Cornyn and NRSC vice chair Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah to “amplify Senate Republicans’ focus on healing America’s troubled economy,” and to pump up fundraising as Republicans aim for a Senate majority, Cornyn said.
Of course, the Democrats have already attacked the choice as a millionaire yacht owner who sent jobs overseas, but this social class warfare is getting old. There is little question that Fiorina has business acumen, (been financially successful) and that the Democrats and the failed Obama Administration don’t.
The move to put Fiorina in a key fundraising role gives the GOP organization the advantage of having what it calls “one of the most recognized business executives in the world” at its helm in a year in which economic issues will lead the political agenda.
Fiorina is the only woman ever to run a Fortune 20 company, and raised $22 million in the primary and general election for her own campaign.
I am looking forward to seeing Carly on the stump again soon.
Republican Senators John Cornyn, R- Texas (Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee), Arlen Specter, R- Pennsylvania and Lyndsey Graham, R- South Carolina in 2006Even with the latest polls showing Pennsylvania United States Senator Arlen Specter in deep trouble for re-nomination in 2010, the National Republican Senatorial Committee endorsed him today.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn released a letter today offering a full-throated endorsement of Sen. Arlen Specter in his coming primary against former congressman Pat Toomey, a decision driven by a concern that the challenger cannot win a general election in Pennsylvania.
“My job as head of the NRSC is to guide the GOP back to a majority in the Senate,” wrote Cornyn in a letter to Pennsylvania Republicans. “I can’t do that without Arlen Specter. With him as our nominee, I can target our campaign resources toward beating Democrats and growing the Senate Republican Conference.”
The implication of those lines is clear: if Toomey is the Republican nominee next November, “campaign resources” may not flow from Washington to Pennsylvania.
This is BULL for Specter is a non-reliable vote for the Republican Party at best. Plus, he is 79 years old.
The national GOP committees for years have done nothing but support incumbent Senators regardless of whether they vote with the party or have a chance to win a general election.
Flap recommends that folks donate to their candidate of choice in these 2010 races and stay far away from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
And, in a further disappointment, looks like RNC Chairman Michael Steele changed his mind.
The Maverick is back.
John McCain has just come to the rescue of his old drinking buddy Hillary Clinton, bucking his colleague John Cornyn by calling for an immediate voice vote on her confirmation as Secretary of State.
In his first maverick-y move of the 111th Congress, McCain took to the Senate floor to call for unanimous consent to skip the 4:30 p.m. roll call on her nomination.
And he pressed John Kerry, who was deeply amenable, to deal with the matter right after lunch.
“I just talked to with Sen. Cornyn and he doesn’t object,” said McCain, who once bonded on an overseas trip with Clinton by doing shots.
“Sen. Cornyn is happy to yield back time and go to a voice vote once everybody has had their chance to speak,” said spokesman Kevin McLaughlin.
So far, every Republican except Cornyn has risen to say they want her confirmed as quickly as possible.
Ahhhhh the McCain conservatives love to hate is back – turning the Senate GOP Caucus into GO-ALONG Eunuchs.
But McCain, last yearâ€™s Republican nominee for president, argued that the Senate should skip the time-consuming roll-call vote and confirm Clinton by unanimous consent. â€œI think the message that the American people are sending us now is they want us to work together and get to work,â€ McCain said.
McCain has kept a low-profile since his November loss to Obama, but has enjoyed an unusually close relationship with Obama since the election. On Monday night, Obama held a dinner in McCainâ€™s honor, and Obama has recently consulted McCain on foreign-policy issues, including the war in Iraq.
While McCain said he had spoken with Cornyn to receive his approval for skipping the roll-call vote, McCain and Cornyn have had well-documented battles in the past, including a heated exchange in 2007 over immigration legislation .
Here is the video of Senator John Cornyn capitulating on his hold of Hillary Clinton’s confirmation as Secretary of State.
Looks like Hillary will be confirmed and sworn in by the end of the afternoon.
Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton arrive at the inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) has blocked Hillary Clinton’s confirmation as Secretary of State and word is she is NOT too happy about it.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clintonâ€™s smooth ride to confirmation as secretary of state hit a small bump on Tuesday as one of her Republican colleagues blocked a vote on Mrs. Clintonâ€™s nomination, citing ethical questions arising from donors to her husbandâ€™s charitable foundation.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas objected to including Mrs. Clintonâ€™s name in a unanimous consent vote for several Cabinet nominees, scheduled for hours after the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, plans to hold a roll-call vote on Mrs. Clintonâ€™s nomination on Wednesday, which she is expected to win easily.
Well, this gives a few Republicans an opportunity to vote against her and gives New York Governor David Paterson an additional day to name a replacement Senator.
Not a good day for Hillary.