(CNN) – Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is following through on his pledge to pump cash into the special election race in New York’s 20th congressional district.
The RNC is spending $80,000 on a new television spot supporting GOP candidate Jim Tedisco, the New York assemblyman hoping to take back the seat for Republicans after Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed to the U.S. Senate.
A Republican win in the Northeast could boost party morale - and fundraising - as the GOP struggles to find its feet after last November’s losses.
Though the district traditionally leans Republican, Steele has attached serious symbolic importance to the seat. After traveling to New York to meet with state party officials last month, he called the race a “battle royale” and named the March 31 special election as a top priority before the focus turns to this fall’s gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey.
The Democrat in the race - venture capitalist Scott Murphy - went up with his first ad last week, but without the help of national party money.
What a mess the Republican Party has become.
RNC STANDS FOR RACIAL NATIONAL CONGRESS.
Money CAN buy happiness. . .at least the Republicans think so.
I smell another Republican dirty ad coming. . . . . whew!
Where did the word "Dollar" come from, America... You better remmember it in History for the Kids... As for today, it has a very short life..
$80,000.00 can buy alot of lies.
If you really wanted this seat you should have had FASO....
well, this area certainly could use some more cash...Bruno can't do too much right now.
Stupid Republicans...........getting ready to dish up more hatred.
So I say it again???? Where did the word "Dollar" fome from?
It's not American.... And it won't be much longer...Thanks to Barack Obama...
wonder if he got Rush's permission first?
RNC Chairman – I strongly suggest you save every penny you've got buddy, because your party is going to need it come 2010 and 2012 and then some.
When President Obama's Administration proves just how incompetent your party has been for 8 LONG years and how "out of touch" the RNC continues to be by IGNORING the voices of millions of voters, your party will be FINITO......KA-put,, DONE....
gee, reminds me of the "mafia" wars...N Y versus Ill...may the smartest state win...
Good luck to you on that. "Making work, not a job" Steele is clueless. I loved the Saturday Night Live skit last week, where the Republicans really thought they were doing great with their Party of "No" and their Taliban jihad bull. It would be funny, if it wasn't so pathetic.
I really wish all those who gave President Obama the "big, fat goose egg" they were so proud of, would not take any of the stimulas package. They could go home and explain to their voters how smart they are.
They are wasting their money.
They are putting money into their own funerals then, which is fine by me.
Steele is going to fix up the RNC big time. I was an independent but after these liberal slimeballs have spent $700billion dollars are marsh mice and contraception I am now creeping back to the right big time.
Delusional bunch, uuummm ???
Sorry I am not going down on this ship !
Michael Steele is an idiot–bankroll that.
Steele is quoted as saying.... "A Republican win in the Northeast would boost morale in the party".....
You're party is a DAY LATE and a couple of BILLION dollars short buddy.
ALL the money is the world is NOT going to change the "delusions" of your party. How much longer is the RNC and GOP going to live in the Reagan years. I mean, aren't we suppose to be moving forward?
I'm not pitching a horse-driven wagon anytime soon Steele. Those cowboy days are long gone.
I have faith in New Yorkers, they know carpetbeggars when they see them. The party of the 7th Worst President Ever will not get far in the Big Apple, trust me.
No ones listening to you uncle mike or your loser party.
Michael Steele will not listen to or drink that Obama piss you call kool-aid. When 2010 rolls around and Obama rating's drop drastically (and they will for this nut job do nothing President) it will be very easy for the GOP
If Mr. Steele's idea is to bring in more obstructionists to further send this country to ruin, I hope he fails.
Hey, guess Rush is good for a quote.
Some grand standing that is. Supporting a candidate in a district that will probably vote Repub. anyway. You'll need that vote, and quite a few more in the House. By the way, that would not be a "battle royale." Someone is really camped out in the state of denial.
Go ahead~! Waste you money!