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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:57 PM
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Republicans Target 3 Senate Races
In an unusual move, the Republican National Committee is investing heavily in television advertising in Senate races in Ohio, Tennessee and Missouri in what officials describe as a firewall strategy designed to limit Democratic gains in the Nov. 7 elections and maintain the GOP majority.

The move reflects a desire on the part of Ken Mehlman, the Republican Party chairman, and other strategists to exercise more control over the drive to retain a majority, according to several Republican officials. They said the decision has caused friction with officials at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which historically has been the only party entity to run commercials on behalf of its candidates.

The move also raises questions about the priority assigned by the RNC to races in other states where Republicans are in jeopardy -- Pennsylvania, Montana and Rhode Island among them.

Officials at both party committees said they were working together.

http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-gop-fi...
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:00 PM
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1. I'm surprised Ricky from Pa. isn't one of them! They must realize he's
a lost cause the same as we did for a long time!!!!

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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:00 PM
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2. Don't blame em for tryin.
Its not going to help though the Dems will respond with money in those races too.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:00 PM
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3. Hmmmm.....seems as the Republican party is kind of confused...
guess they don't have everything locked up like they thought....
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bpeale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:08 PM
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4. only 3 races? with the majority i would expect more than that
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:07 PM
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5. they seem unworried about the Nevada and Arizona races

If I were them, I would be.
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:12 PM
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6. We knew they were going to allocate most of their monies to very
few places where they think they absolutely have to have, but this is too soon, or much sooner than originally thought. I have to think they see the writing on the wall, so they decided to defend right here right now...

I guess I have to rush some cash to OH, MO, and TN.
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