(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.
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.
Washington (CNN) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee updated its iPhone application to include a "Take Action" section, allowing users to capture every moment on the campaign trail and increase their chances of going viral.
During the 2006 midterm election season, then-Virginia Republican Sen. George Allen was captured on camera using the derogative term "Macaca" to describe the cameraperson. The video was placed on YouTube and quickly went viral, being viewed by millions. Allen did not win re-election and many blame that viral video.
Washington (CNN) - With six weeks to go until election day, the Democratic party faces a tough political climate, but they have more money in the bank than the GOP.
Late Monday the Republican National Committee released their August fundraising figures, hours after their counterpart, the Democratic National Committee, showed their cards.
The RNC says they brought in nearly $8 million last month, but spent just over $8.5 million. The RNC reports having nearly $4.7 million cash on hand, with a debt of nearly $1.2 million.
The amount raked in by the RNC is around $3 million less than the nearly $11 million the DNC brought in last month. The DNC says it has $13.4 million cash on hand as of the end of August, with $8.4 million in debt.
Washington (CNN) - As early as next week, the National Republican Senatorial Committee will "go on the offense," according to a senior Senate campaign strategist, laying out its path to victory in a number of Senate races – not claiming to be on the verge of a majority, but well on its way.
While the path to a majority just got a lot tougher last night with the defeat of Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware for the GOP nomination, this campaign strategist says "We're going to take our lumps after Delaware. But for all of the beltway narrative, we are winning in a lot of places."
Does that mean a majority? Maybe not, "but we're still going to win a bunch of seats."