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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 01:25 PM
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NRSC plans multi-state attack tying Democrats to Abramoff
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During the ENRON corporate scandals, the NRSC put out a document that was more than 50 pages detailing Democratic ties to Enron. Looks like they are trying to do the same with Abramoff. But I like the Florida problem of Rep. Katherine Harris who took $51,000 from two defense companies, MZM Inc. and ADCS Inc., associated with Cunningham, And maybe the Dems could include in the attack other corruption - like Sen. Rick Santorum role in the K Street Project that is still trying to purge Democratic lobbyists from corporate funding lists.

I think the GOP will have a hard time selling - if they are forced by the media to stick to facts - Dem Abramoff corruption connections based on Stabenow recieving a $6,000 contribution from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, an Abramoff client, or on Ried recieving from Abramoff clients $66,000.

December 8, 2005

NRSC plans multi-state attack tying Democrats to Abramoff

By Peter Savodnik

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is planning a public-relations offensive tying leading Democrats to lobbyist Jack Abramoff in an effort to neutralize accusations that Republicans have been embroiled in a culture of corruption.

The campaign will zero in on Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.); Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, both Michigan Democrats; and the Democratic Senatorial Committee (DSCC), among others, for taking money from Abramoffs former clients.

Stabenow is up for reelection next year; Reid and Levin are not. With the entry of Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard (R) into the Senate race in Michigan, many leading Republicans believe they have a reasonable chance of unseating the first-term senator.<snip>

Nick indicated the NRSC would almost certainly run television ads countering DSCC ads attacking Republicans for their association with Abramoff. Anybody would be able to safely assume that there are going to have to be ads to respond to those ads, Nick said, referring to the Democratic spots.

Democrats said the GOP media campaign reflects fears that some Republicans who had not been deemed vulnerable might lose next year. Topping that list, these Democrats said, is Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.), who has been attacked for his connections to Abramoff.<snip>

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