It's never too early to ask for contributions
January 5th, 2011
03:01 PM ET
7 years ago

It's never too early to ask for contributions

Washington (CNN) - Just minutes after being handed the speaker's gavel by outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, new Speaker John Boehner is already asking for financial support.

In an email put out by the National Republican Congressional Committee, Boehner points out that "with President Obama in the White House and Democrats running the Senate, we're still outnumbered in Washington."

The Ohio Republican then asks GOP supporters for help, saying "your support now will ensure the NRCC begins the year on strong financial footing and again has the ability to recruit top-tier candidates who will cut spending and repeal government barriers to job creation. Your immediate support will send a strong message that the American people want a fresh start focused on unshackling small businesses, honoring the Constitution and helping families across this great nation realize the American Dream."

The email provides links to a portion of the NRCC's website where donations to the committee can be made on-line.

After an historic midterm election, where the GOP won a net gain of 63 seats in the House, the largest gain for either party since 1948, the NRCC will now have to defend the party's 242 to 193 majority in the 2012 elections.

Boehner also invites supporters to visit the NRCC website and to stay in touch, adding that "even with the last election behind us, the hard work isn't over; it is only just beginning. I look forward to hearing from you soon."

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. S.positive

    Folks, you got what you voted for...

    January 5, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. Snow

    A good day for this country. Now in 2012 we can get rid of some more demorats and obummer.

    January 5, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. Wes B.

    Get to work, Boehner!

    January 5, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    LMAO – it's all about the "Dolla' Bill Ya'll" – If they are not BEGGING, they're writing a BOOK to make money!!! Jeez!

    January 5, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Foreign governments and big business have already paid for the Boner congress, and he wants more of that bribery money that makes republican politicians famous?

    January 5, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    They aren't really out numbered in Washington because of the lobbyists. There are more people raising money for the GOP than there are the Democrats. His claim rings hollow to me.

    January 5, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. walleye46

    This is one shifty eyed, red skinned, politician who I would trust about as far as I can throw a piano.

    January 5, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  8. Sherri W.W.#1~ ILLinois

    I just read a news piece,which was reminding folks who may not have known,or have forgotten in 1994~95,when the Repubs did this same exact thing~took back the house with all the talk of how they were going to "fix things".As the atricle pointed out,many of those congressmen were also"Famiy~Values"folks,like these claim to be.The problem was,the article pointed out,it took them about the time of the"speed of light"before they shut down the entire Govt.,and before a great number of these newly elected folks were up to their ears in fraud ,indicted on all sorts of charges,having affairs & divorcing their spouses,their leader,Newt Gingrich,resiging under pressure~a toal disaster for America! Now we have some of these same people,or their former aids,back in power! Will it be any different this time? Not likely,according to some pretty informed people.Why not? Because that is what the Republican Party does,by and large,once they get to Wash.D.C.,and now they have the added burden of these Tea Party people to contend with,making it even worse,no doubt. ALL YOU DEMS VOTE IN 2012~NO EXCUSES! *PRES.OBAMA 2012*

    January 5, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA/The Fascists 112th Congress

    The fascism has begun. The 112th United Corporated States of China & India House of Slaves is now in session and they are taking all corporate donations and selling themselves to the highest bidder.

    January 5, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  10. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    He's right. The fight to roll back all the leftist policies of the last Congress and Obozo is just STARTING. They will need to clean house in the 2012 election and send all of these leftists packing.

    January 5, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    Let's see some results in the House, before you start asking for money, Mr. Speaker.

    January 5, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  12. PalmReader

    Thanks, but no thanks, John-Boy. I have absolutely no interest in funding GOPer interests. I am, however, looking into Boehner's brand of tissue, as well as, Tin Foil future stocks. Both ought to skyrocket the next two years, what with Boehner crying all the time, and the sheer number of TeaPers sworn in as sitting members of Congress. Who knows, maybe Kleenix will come up with a tissue name honoring Boehner. Boehners Best? Weeping Boehner?

    January 5, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Get your money from the lobbyist, like you always do because that's exactly who Republicans work for.

    January 5, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  14. DBA

    Is Boehner going to hand out checks from big money contributors in person on the House floor while it's in session, like he did a few years back for big tobacco? Maybe he should skip the formalities, and just seat lobbyists next to the Congress critters.

    January 5, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Video Guy

    Is this guy for real?

    January 5, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  16. kayla


    January 5, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. ABM

    Didn't they have enough fund from Wall Street, oil companies, and hedge funds lining their pockets already. They will not get a penny from me!

    ...And you have Issa calling our President corrupt...please!!!!!

    January 5, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |