By: Alex Isenstadt
October 20, 2013 04:59 PM EDT
Hard-line conservatives aren’t just sticking it to the national GOP by shutting down the government and bringing the nation to the brink of default — they’re also refusing to pony up to help their party defend the House in 2014.
With a little more than a year until the midterm election, many leaders of the shutdown strategy have yet to donate to the National Republican Congressional Committee, records show. At least eight of the debate’s 20 or so most outspoken figures have not given any money to the NRCC, and others have forked over token amounts.
Their refusal to contribute to the House GOP’s political arm, coming as Republicans are getting thumped by Democrats in the money race, is causing heartburn and frustration among Republican strategists charged with laying the groundwork for next year’s races. They say it is reinforcing a perception of the conservative gang that they’re out only for themselves and don’t much care about advancing the party’s larger cause. Continue reading “House tea partiers not anteing up for 2014”
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By Sterling C. Beard
and Mario Trujillo – 09/20/12 06:00 AM ET
A handful of Republican lawmakers are declining to endorse Mitt Romney for president.
The main holdouts are Reps. Ron Paul (Texas), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Justin Amash (Mich.). Both Jones and Amash endorsed Paul’s 2012 bid for the White House.
All three legislators have clear differences with Romney’s policy on the war in Afghanistan, wanting troops to come home now, as opposed to 2014.
One other GOP congressman, Rep. Morgan Griffith (Va.), supports Romney, but has stopped short of endorsing him.
Griffith’s campaign manager said the lawmaker doesn’t endorse as a matter of principle and instead lets the voters decide. Continue reading “The GOP lawmakers who won’t endorse Romney include Reps. Paul, Jones”