September 29th, 2010
05:10 PM ET
12 years ago

McCain to give NRSC $1 million

(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.

McCain, who fought and won a brutal primary campaign for his party's nomination in August, faces much less opposition in the general election. The race is categorized as "Safe Republican" by veteran non-partisan political analyst Stuart Rothenberg – reflecting the almost-certain odds that McCain will secure re-election.

McCain's resources are sizeable. The Arizona senator has over $17 million left in his presidential campaign accounts and, as of the August 4 filing deadline, had $1.5 million in his Senate campaign coffers.

Filed under: John McCain • NRSC • Republican Party
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. carly

    Gee its nice to have his wife's money to give away.

    Maybe he should consider giving the money to educational causes or other meaningful things while he is at it instead of funding the losers in the GOP.

    September 29, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  2. one voice

    1,000,000,000 is a drop in the bucket this crook recieved from lobbiests to screw over the American Taxpayers. More DIRTY MONEY to sway the vote with the LIES of the Corporate driven right. When will you RIGHT WING FOLLOWERS WAKE UP to the fact you're being DUPED.

    September 29, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  3. Mikey

    Two things: (1) I used to have respect for McCain, but not after all his antics over the past two years.
    (2) Thanks to a ridiculous Supreme Court ruling, giant piles of money are going to errode whatever control "we the people" still have over our government. Our only defense against the purchase of all elected offices is for all of us to go out and vote AGAINST whoever these largely undisclosed donors are buying and placing in office.

    September 29, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. anotherGDlefty

    Our state is in the crapper because of this dolt, the GOP legislature & our accidental governor.

    There are plenty of programs in his own county that could use a million dollars just dumped on them. Oh that's right, that's socialism.........screw those kids, let them pull themselves up by thier bootstraps.

    The Disasta from Alaska is your legacy Johnny.

    September 29, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  5. Not fooled

    McCain is a scorned crook that would sell his soul just to be re-elected. This is not a patriot. More like a traitor.

    September 29, 2010 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "Thanks to a ridiculous Supreme Court ruling, giant piles of money are going to errode whatever control "we the people" still have over our government."

    Ironically, the Citizens United decision was the red flag that we'd already lost it all.

    September 29, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  7. barry

    A true American Hero coming through for the country yet again. Thanks John.

    September 29, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  8. onlysanetexanleft

    $1 million doanted, $10 million received from lobbyist kickbacks and taxes saves on he and his wife's mound of money if the GOP wins control and cuts taxes for the wealthy even lower than what they are today. Let's just call it an investment. Meanwhile he wants to cut education programs, and other programs that help the lower and middle classes. Gotta love the good ole boy network.

    September 29, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  9. vic, Nashville TN

    This calls stimulating the party there are no small donors for GOP now

    September 29, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  10. Party Before Country

    We will rue the day that this former hero, now a zero foisted the Queen of the Grifters, Ms. Palin on America. Long after McCain has gone from the political scene, Sarah will be dumbing us down, appealing to the worst in us, dividing our country and shilling for her new-found rich benefactors.

    Mr. McCain: Please Get Off Our Lawn

    September 29, 2010 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  11. rositaCA

    one million from his wife's money?????

    September 29, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    I can't beleive american people are voting for these crooks like Mcain Rubio Bohner these people are damaging the country they only care about there bank accounts golfing there children private schools and so forth and so forth, not for you and me and if you americans voting for this trash don't cry that you are on your way to poverty.

    September 29, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    It's a payoff people so we don't look into the unscrupulous background of his family matters. This guy has always been a crook.

    September 29, 2010 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  14. Danny Cali

    Gee, Mr. McKill money can't buy Voter so keep shut up and I think Americans not that stupid like you two or your GOPer.

    September 29, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  15. DownTownBrown

    This article needs to read: McCain's wife allows $1million to be given to NRSC. It's her money, he just married into it.

    September 29, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  16. Bessy

    When all else fails buy your way into office. All I see this campaign period is people trying to buy their way into politics. There goes the American dream that " anybody " can become a leader of their country. Not anymore. If they achieve this goal, and are elected, then only the rich will be able to acheive that dream. Come on people. Do not allow this to happen. Do not vote these people into office.

    September 29, 2010 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |