This was borne out again in July — as it has been in every other month this year. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) reported raising $2.9 million last month to $2.2 million for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), according to reports filed Monday by the two organizations that will oversee their parties’ Senate campaigns in 2008.Keep it comin'.
The DSCC raised a total of $34.1 million in the first seven months of this year, while the NRSC raised $18.1 million. The gap between the committees’ cash reserves was even greater proportionately: The Democratic committee had $20.6 million cash on hand as August began, and the Republican committee had just $6.5 million left in the bank.
Transforming a negative image hardened over a period of years is no easy task. Still, there's a lot Republicans can do. First, they should clean house of Republicans caught up in scandal. Forcing two or three House members and at least one senator to retire would involve more than friendly persuasion and no doubt provoke strong resistance. But the effort would attract national attention--favorable attention, for a change.Not a bad idea, Fred. But who to start with? Scandal maven Ted Stevens? His Alaskan colleague and, apparently, real estate investor Lisa Murkowski? Pete Domenici for his involvement with the Attorney Purge scandal? Prostitute-lovin' David Vitter? Which Senator to begin with? (HT: Carpetbagger)
It may also be why Blue Majority has added Al Franken to its Act Blue page. In other news, Minnesotans know how to do up a protest.
A Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives is calling for U.S. Rep. Don Young and U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens to step down at the end of their current terms.Kelly is described as a conservative and is taking heat from Republicans unhappy that he is badmouthing fellow partisans while taking heat from Democrats who claim that his motivation is doing what is in the Republican Party's best interests rather than Alaska's best interests. Either way, Kelly is correct here. The best way to remove the stench of corruption is to remove the individuals who are doing the stinking.
State Rep. Mike Kelly said it's a move needed to restore Alaskans' confidence in their government.