More DSCC Success and NRSC Failure
Political Insider brings us CongressDaily's reporting of fundraising figures for Janruary-February:
The DSCC has outperformed the NRSC in recent months in terms of fundraising, according to CongressDaily. "The DSCC has raised more than $4.9 million for the first two months of the 2008 election cycle and ended last month with just under $2.5 million on hand." The NRSC, by comparison, raised a total of $3.3 million for the first two months of the year and ended the month with nearly $1.4 million.We remember from January that "the DSCC raised $2.2 million, more than double the NRSC's $900K." Which means that February's take was roughly $2.7 million for the DSCC and only $2.4 million for the NRSC. So Ensign had time in January to hire staff, choose new wallpaper for the office, and so on. And, in February, Schumer still beat him by several hundred thousand dollars. No wonder Ensign is panhandling to the RNC for more money. I can't wait for the March figures to come out next month. Keep up the great work Senator Schumer! As kos put it:
I'm no longer so sad to see Liddy Dole exit the NRSC. It looks like Ensign will be more than a worthy replacement.Speaking of Senator Schumer, he posted a diary today on Daily Kos urging the netroots to get involved by offering its ideas on Senate recruitment for this cycle. So, send him your ideas here.
Colorado: How does the conservative blogosphere regard the NRSC? Well, in the wake of Scott McInnis' apparent departure from the Senate race and rumors that the NRSC is courting state AG John Suthers, ToTheRight.org, which bills itself as Colorado's Top Conservative News Outlet, offered these comments:
Suthers’ barely-a-victory victory against unknown Fern O’Brien doesn’t impress us as the sort of thing that would scare off a relatively popular Congressman from a swing district."Just as inept now as they were last year" when they lost six seats and the Senate majority. It doesn't sounds like the conservative blogosphere has much affection for the NRSC, if this is any indication.
If there is truth to recent claims that the NRSC is courting Suthers to run for Senate, it only proves that are just as inept now as they were last year.