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NY13 not a big deal for NJ7 after all

I earlier hypothesized that the NY13 scandal would hurt the Republican candidate in neighboring NJ7 by draining scarce Republican resources.  Now I think it won’t have much impact.  Although Vito Fossella has announced he won’t run, elevating NY13 into a battleground district, our friends at the Albany Project note that the Republicans can’t find a credible candidate.   I now think the expensive NY13 district will be written off.  Anyone running the NRCC would find NJ7 the better bet.  

What do you think?

NY-13 scandal is more bad news for NJ-7 Republicans

The Vito Fossella scandal is a small, but significant, piece of bad news for the Republican hopefuls in neighboring NJ7. Whether he seeks re-election as a damaged candidate or leaves it an open race, it will compete for the quite limited NRCC resources. It’s looking more and more likely that whoever the NJ7 candidate is, he or she will face Linda Stender and an energized Democratic party on their own.

What will Saxton do with his money?

Congressman Jim Saxton has over $1 million in the bank, despite the fact that he is not seeking re-election. The NRCC has been meeting with retiring members of the caucus and they want to get their hands on the left over money…

“Between them, there is a significant amount of money,” said Republican Conference Chairman Adam H. Putnam of Florida. “I think that a number of our retirees have been and will be generous to the NRCC upon their retirement.”

I don’t think that I can blame the committee for trying to get their hands on some of the potential $7.6 million in the pot of gold held by retirees, but it doesn’t sound like everyone is willing to help out the cause…

“We’ve had some who have been very generous. We’ve had a few members who kind of slink off in the night,” Rep. Tom Cole , chairman of the NRCC, said Thursday.

To be fair, Congressman Saxton already gave the NRCC 250K last December, but they want more and Saxton isn’t sure…

“I haven’t decided yet” what to do with the rest, he said.

So will Saxton continue with his past generosity or to quote the NRCC head, “slink off into the night?” I’d rather see $1 million spread across the country than have it spent in the 3rd District campaign or funneled to the Burlington/Ocean County GOP, but I’m guessing they won’t seek my opinion before deciding.

What will Saxton do with his money?

Congressman Jim Saxton has over $1 million in the bank, despite the fact that he is not seeking re-election. The NRCC has been meeting with retiring members of the caucus and they want to get their hands on the left over money…

“Between them, there is a significant amount of money,” said Republican Conference Chairman Adam H. Putnam of Florida. “I think that a number of our retirees have been and will be generous to the NRCC upon their retirement.”

I don’t think that I can blame the committee for trying to get their hands on some of the potential $7.6 million in the pot of gold held by retirees, but it doesn’t sound like everyone is willing to help out the cause…

“We’ve had some who have been very generous. We’ve had a few members who kind of slink off in the night,” Rep. Tom Cole , chairman of the NRCC, said Thursday.

To be fair, Congressman Saxton already gave the NRCC 250K last December, but they want more and Saxton isn’t sure…

“I haven’t decided yet” what to do with the rest, he said.

So will Saxton continue with his past generosity or to quote the NRCC head, “slink off into the night?” I’d rather see $1 million spread across the country than have it spent in the 3rd District campaign or funneled to the Burlington/Ocean County GOP, but I’m guessing they won’t seek my opinion before deciding.

What will Saxton do with his money?

Congressman Jim Saxton has over $1 million in the bank, despite the fact that he is not seeking re-election. The NRCC has been meeting with retiring members of the caucus and they want to get their hands on the left over money…

“Between them, there is a significant amount of money,” said Republican Conference Chairman Adam H. Putnam of Florida. “I think that a number of our retirees have been and will be generous to the NRCC upon their retirement.”

I don’t think that I can blame the committee for trying to get their hands on some of the potential $7.6 million in the pot of gold held by retirees, but it doesn’t sound like everyone is willing to help out the cause…

“We’ve had some who have been very generous. We’ve had a few members who kind of slink off in the night,” Rep. Tom Cole , chairman of the NRCC, said Thursday.

To be fair, Congressman Saxton already gave the NRCC 250K last December, but they want more and Saxton isn’t sure…

“I haven’t decided yet” what to do with the rest, he said.

So will Saxton continue with his past generosity or to quote the NRCC head, “slink off into the night?” I’d rather see $1 million spread across the country than have it spent in the 3rd District or funneled into Burlington and Ocean Counties, but I’m guessing they won’t seek my opinion before deciding.

What will Saxton do with his money?

Congressman Jim Saxton has over $1 million in the bank, despite the fact that he is not seeking re-election. The NRCC has been meeting with retiring members of the caucus and they want to get their hands on the left over money…

“Between them, there is a significant amount of money,” said Republican Conference Chairman Adam H. Putnam of Florida. “I think that a number of our retirees have been and will be generous to the NRCC upon their retirement.”

I don’t think that I can blame the committee for trying to get their hands on some of the potential $7.6 million in the pot of gold held by retirees, but it doesn’t sound like everyone is willing to help out the cause…

“We’ve had some who have been very generous. We’ve had a few members who kind of slink off in the night,” Rep. Tom Cole , chairman of the NRCC, said Thursday.

To be fair, Congressman Saxton already gave the NRCC 250K last December, but they want more and Saxton isn’t sure…

“I haven’t decided yet” what to do with the rest, he said.

So will Saxton continue with his past generosity or to quote the NRCC head, “slink off into the night?”  I’d rather see $1 million spread across the country than have it spent in the 3rd District or funneled into Burlington and Ocean Counties, but I’m guessing they won’t seek my opinion before deciding.

What will Saxton do with his money?

Congressman Jim Saxton has over $1 million in the bank, despite the fact that he is not seeking re-election. The NRCC has been meeting with retiring members of the caucus and they want to get their hands on the left over money…

?Between them, there is a significant amount of money,? said Republican Conference Chairman Adam H. Putnam of Florida. ?I think that a number of our retirees have been and will be generous to the NRCC upon their retirement.?

I don’t think that I can blame the committee for trying to get their hands on some of the potential $7.6 million in the pot of gold held by retirees, but it doesn’t sound like everyone is willing to help out the cause…

?We?ve had some who have been very generous. We?ve had a few members who kind of slink off in the night,? Rep. Tom Cole , chairman of the NRCC, said Thursday.

To be fair, Congressman Saxton already gave the NRCC 250K last December, but they want more and Saxton isn’t sure…

?I haven?t decided yet? what to do with the rest, he said.

So will Saxton continue with his past generosity or to quote the NRCC head, “slink off into the night?”

What will Saxton do with his money?

Congressman Jim Saxton has well over $1 million in the bank, despite the fact that he is not seeking re-election. The NRCC has been meeting with retiring members of the caucus and they want to get their hands on the left over money…

“Between them, there is a significant amount of money,” said Republican Conference Chairman Adam H. Putnam of Florida. “I think that a number of our retirees have been and will be generous to the NRCC upon their retirement.”

I don’t think that I can blame the committee for trying to get their hands on some of the potential $7.6 million in the pot of gold held by retirees, but it doesn’t sound like everyone is willing to help out the cause…

“We’ve had some who have been very generous. We’ve had a few members who kind of slink off in the night,” Rep. Tom Cole , chairman of the NRCC, said Thursday.

To be fair, Congressman Saxton already gave the NRCC 250K last December, but they want more and Saxton isn’t sure yet…

“I haven’t decided yet” what to do with the rest, he said.

So will Saxton continue with his past generosity or to quote the NRCC head, “slink off into the night?”

Saxton and the Scent of Scandal

A scandal most foul is bubbling up like raw sewerage around House Republicans in Washington, and a whiff of the scandal is wafting around retiring Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ3).

House GOP officials acknowledged on Thursday that the longtime and trusted treasurer of the National Republican Congressional Committee may have skimmed as much as $1 million from the committee. From today’s WaPo:

For at least four years, Christopher J. Ward, who is under investigation by the FBI, used wire transfers to funnel money out of the NRCC and into other political committees he controlled, then shifted the funds into his own personal accounts, the committee said.

According to the Federal Election Commission, Ward is treasurer of SAXPAC, Saxton’s leadership PAC formed in 2005.