(CNN) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee spent $162,000 on an independent expenditure effort in Alaska, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday.
The money represents the first influx of cash by the NRSC into the Senate race, suggesting Republicans are worried about the seat. The funds are most likely an advertising buy for Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller, indicating that Republicans are nervous about the tight race.
(CNN) – Polls and pundits may have Republicans winning Senate seats in the November elections, but it's Democrats who are the recent money winners - the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $27 million in the last three months, according to a statement released Friday.
Over $15 million of that total was raised in September, a figure that trumps the $8.3 million the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised in the same month, according to their statement.
(CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee is committing an additional $1.8 million to Carly Fiorina's bid to unseat Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to two Republican sources.
This will bring the committee to $4.8 million invested which is the total amount allowed by federal election law in a coordinated campaign. The money is being shifted from Florida, where Republican candidate Marco Rubio seems to have solidified a strong lead.
(CNN) – Donald Trump is teaming up with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a Republican fundraiser later this month, a Republican source with knowledge of the event confirmed to CNN.
The real estate mogul will host a reception for the National Republican Senatorial Committee at Trump Towers on October 25. NRSC chairman Sen. John Cornyn will also join Christie and the Apprentice star.
(CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee is again attacking Democratic Senate candidate and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin for his ties to Washington and President Obama's policies.
"Joe Manchin used to be somebody we could count on. Then Obama and Washington came calling. Manchin changed," the narrator says in new 30-second spot released Friday.
Washington (CNN) - CNN has learned that Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell came to Washington on Wednesday to meet with National Republican Senatorial Chairman John Cornyn. It was their first face-to-face meeting since her upset victory 22 days ago.
A senior NRSC official told CNN that O'Donnell met with Cornyn at NRSC headquarters, and agreed that a top NRSC aide would go to Delaware on Thursday to sit down with her campaign advisers to help with budgetary and other items.
It is no secret that Cornyn and other GOP leaders were not happy that O'Donnell beat Rep. Mike Castle, whom they considered much more likely to take the seat out of Democratic hands.
(CNN) - National Republicans are doubling down on contentious Senate races in Colorado and Kentucky Wednesday with new ads seeking to undermine the all-ready embattled Democratic candidates.
In the new spot hitting Colorado airwaves, the National Republican Senatorial Committee accuses incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet of championing his party's "reckless spending policies" and "more concerned about supporting President Obama's priorities than representing Coloradans' best interests in Washington."
Washington (CNN) – It's no secret that there is no love lost between national Republicans and their GOP Senate candidate in Delaware, Christine O'Donnell.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has only contributed a minimal amount of money to her campaign, and Republican officials in Washington still do not think she can beat the Democrat, Chris Coons.
But O'Donnell's popularity in the Tea Party movement and among other conservatives nationwide has drawn a flood of money into her campaign coffers. Aides say she's raised millions since her surprise GOP primary win in mid-September.
That's why a senior Republican official told CNN that GOP strategists are scratching their heads, wondering why O'Donnell's campaign has not used her fundraising cash yet to air any television ads promoting her campaign.
(CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee blasted out an email to reporters Wednesday afternoon with the headline that Sen. John McCain has offered $1 million to the organization.
The promise comes as the party committee is looking to pick up at least 10 seats in order to take back a majority in the Senate. NRSC Chairman Sen. John Cornyn praised McCain, saying, "It's very encouraging to see Sen. McCain step up and do this. Republicans have historically not done this like Democrats have, and that has been a real competitive advantage that they have had."
GOPers were told about the cash infusion by McCain and Cornyn during a weekly Republican conference lunch that took place on Wednesday.
Washington (CNN) - National Republicans will invest $1.2 million to run radio and television commercials in West Virginia over the next two weeks as the GOP tries to wrest control of the Senate seat out of Democratic hands.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee seeks to closely tie the Democratic nominee, Gov. Joe Manchin, to President Barack Obama, who is suffering from an approval rating that is below 50 percent. A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Friday shows that Obama's national approval rating is 42 percent.