(CNN) - Amid a string of polls that suggest Democrats could be in striking distance of reaching a filibuster-proof majority, the Republican National Committee is considering taking out a loan to help endangered senators in key battleground states, a GOP strategist told CNN Tuesday.
The news comes a week after the RNC announced it had raised $66 million in September, its best fundraising month ever. But in an effort to keep pace with Barack Obama's cash advantage over John McCain, those funds are going entirely toward the presidential race.
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Meanwhile the National Republican Senatorial Committee has been largely outspent by its Democratic counterpart this cycle and the possibility of Democrats getting to the magic number of 60 seats in the Senate has become likely in the wake of the economic crisis.
It's unclear what the size of the loan might be, but Politico reported Monday the amount could be as high as $5 million.
Will this loan be refunded as part of the bail out?
They can restructure the loan so that when they get nothing for the $5M, the government will keep them from being underwater. . . .
It will not help you Gas and Oil Party (GOP), Your time is done, ya greedy bastids, it's time for the party that cares for the little people, not the rich, the Democratic Party.
It is time to send the Republicans packing. They and Bush have made a mess out of our country. McCain and Palin, you should be ashamed of yourself for inciting hate and race into this campaign. My vote is going to Barack and my man Joe Biden...
I don't want my tax dollars helping John McCain in any way, shape or form.
I have donated to Obama because I believe in him. Not McCain.
This is just Nuts !!
Give Phil Gramm or Rick Davis a call...I'm sure they know some people who know some people...
I'll yell fraud so loud you'll hear it from here if ONE PENNY goes to ANY republican incumbent. NO NO NO NO NO
You cannot buy ANY ELECTIONS THIS TIME !!
The loan could be 1 trillion dollars and what's that going to do? NOTHING!
IT IS CALLED BUYING THE ELECTION. IF THEY DO THIS I HOPE AMERICA NEVER VOTES ANOTHER REPUBLICAN INTO OFFICE. EVER!!!!
Now the GOP wants a bailout?
Screw that...no way, no how, no McCain, No Palin and no repubs!
Remember the old days when the Republican machine was a lock-step monster?
LOL.... Now I know what it was like to watch the other party devour themselves with in-fighting and stupidity.
I can only pray that the Democratic party will remember this lesson a bit longer this time.
Then again, power corrupts.
The Republican party has deteriorated over the past 8 years almost to the point of no return. Had McCain ran an honest campaign and made a sensible selection for VP then it might not have been such a disaster.
The problem the GOP has now is they have absolutely no credibility with anyone either in the U.S. or world wide. They have made themselves into a joke and purveyors of hate and division.
Virginia will be completely Blue and there is nothing the GOP can do about it.
Please read the article entitled "Make-Believe Maverick" in the October 16th edition of the Rolling Stones magazine. Even though they're a popular music publication, they've had some remarkable insight into the political arena.
I dare you to read it "That one is a friend of Karl Marxs too"
And by the way, it's only voter fraud if all the make-believe people show up and vote with make-believe ID's...idiots
Is this another case of Republicans abandoning thier historical opposition to deficit spending? It's another case of spending money they don' t have to correct problems of their own creation. It's been Bush's policy – is it now the official policy of the Republican party?
NO – NOT THIS TIME ! Republicans are ruining this country and taking away our freedom and our money.
NO MORE MONEY FOR REPUBLICANS. THEY CAUSED ALL OF THIS SO LET THEM SUFFER NOW. THEY ASK AMERICANS TO TIGHTEN UP THEIR PURSE STRINGS, WELL THE SAME TO YOU. AS FOR MCCAIN/PALIN, HOW ON EARTH COULD THIS COUNTRY COME UP WITH 2 IGNORANT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY SAREH. THIS IS A TRAVESTY.
This isn't a problem that you can just throw money at and it will go away. The GOP put themselves in this position over the past 8 years and voters will remember than going into the booth.
You don't mind ACORN buying votes for Obama, though, do you?
If they can't fundraise for themselves, then too bad...don't they have connections and lobbyist friends that they can call?
Leave the taxpayers alone!!!!
Why would we allow the Republicans to put into law a bill to help just their people and not the American people, who do they think they are that they care only for getting their people elected.
Anyone who votes for it is a traitor to America and a total sellout for their party!
What bank would take it?
It's not a good debt.
Will the GOP ever quit borrowing more money? You would think the past 8 years would have given them a clue.
All the Republicans are concern about is keeping their seats while people are losing their houses and NOW THEY WANT TO TAKE OUT A LOAN. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, what is this world coming to.. Are the Republicans that afraid of Obama getting into the office and shaking up that good ole boys club.
Americans this is serious, let's get Obama elected so he can clean house.
She flew over 8 hours back to Alaska to ensure that her child would be a native born Alaskan!