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RNC Claims It Has Returned Doug Manchester’s Money

Rapid response damage control to this morning’s expose: The Republican National Committee (RNC) said it cut ties with billionaire Doug Manchester, President Trump’s former nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas, after his “decision to link future contributions to an official action” as his nomination was at a standstill in the Senate. In a statement to CBS News, the RNC said …

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REVEALED: RNC Paid To Swamp Phone Lines Of Dozens Of House Dems With Thousands Of Pro-Trump Calls

The New York Times reports: The Republican National Committee paid to generate thousands of calls to the congressional offices of nearly three dozen House Democrats in recent weeks, an effort that was aimed at both shaping opinion around the impeachment inquiry and tying up the phone lines of the elected officials, according to two people briefed on the effort. The …

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RNC Paid $60K For Trump To Get Booed At The Garden

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s cage-side seats to a fighting match in New York City cost the Republican National Committee about $60,000, according to officials familiar with the cost. The price included the ringside seats for Trump and his guests, catering and security, one of the officials said. The president’s guests included House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Reps. …

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RNC Claims Impeachment Probe Spurred Donations

The Washington Examiner reports: The Democratic push for impeachment of President Trump is boosting the GOP base, padding already record-breaking donations, and even luring in some Democrats dissatisfied with their party’s actions, according to top officials. “The longer this goes, we are seeing more and more voters shift to supporting the president and recognizing that this is a totally partisan …

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Trump Campaign And RNC Raise Record $125M In Q3

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised $125 million in the third quarter of the year, a presidential fundraising record. The pro-Trump effort said Tuesday that it has raised more than $308 million in 2019 and has more than $156 million in the bank. Republicans aim to use the fundraising haul to …

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RNC Unresponsive On Using Social Media Troll Bots

Axios reports: There is no U.S. law that prevents candidates, parties or political groups from launching their own disinformation campaigns, either in-house or through a contractor, so long as foreign money isn’t involved. It’s up to individual candidates to decide their tolerance for the practice. Broadly, U.S. campaign finance laws don’t regulate free social media accounts. Even a vast network …

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RNC Spox: Ilhan Omar Has Nerve To Accuse Trump Of Racism When Her Ancestors Collaborated With Hitler

“They condemned this president with a smear, calling him racist, when actually it is the other side who has trafficked in anti-Semitism and anti-American rhetoric. She [Omar] proceeds in an interview to distort history, distort the Holocaust, and say that her ancestors gave the Jewish people a safe passage to what she calls Palestine. “Well, the fact of the matter …

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Trump And RNC Raise Combined $108 Million In Q2

Courthouse News reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee combined to raise $108 million in the last three months, his primary campaign committee said Monday. The second-quarter haul, a combination of fundraising from Trump’s primary campaign committee, two other authorized funds and the RNC, gives Trump and the party $123 million cash on hand as the 2020 …

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Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman Files SCOTUS Brief For LGBT Worker Rights: Gay Rights Are A Republican Value

Former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman writes in a NYT op-ed: Members of the Republican Party are heirs to the legacies of Lincoln and Reagan. Our party should support people’s ability to reap the rewards of their labor — to earn a fair and honest living, and to work where they want to work. We are the party of economic freedom, …

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Trump/RNC Raise $105M In Quarter, Outdoing Obama

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee on Tuesday said they had raised $105 million in the second quarter of this year, dwarfing what President Barack Obama raised in the equivalent period during his re-election campaign. The campaign and the R.N.C. said they had a combined $100 million in cash on hand, and …

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RNC Chair: Just Ignore Those Lousy Polls For Trump

Politico reports: It’s far too early to put much stock into 2020 polling, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Monday — unless you’re a Democrat. “It’s way too early to be looking at polls. [Former Wisconsin Gov.] Scott Walker was leading heading into 2016. People come and go and they fade,” she said in an interview on Fox News. But, she …

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RNC Chair: D-Day Should Be For Celebrating Trump

“I just have a reminder for the media. He’s your president, too. This is our president. This is our country. We’re celebrating the anniversary, 75 years of D-Day. This is a time where we should be celebrating our President, the great achievements of America. And I don’t think the American people like this constant negativity. There are times when we …

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RNC Spox Compares 2020 Dems To Mussolini [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Republican National Committee spokeswoman Liz Harrington compared 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to murderous fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, and Fox News hard news anchor Harris Faulkner partially agreed with the assessment. On Wednesday’s edition of Fox News’ Outnumbered Overtime With Harris Faulkner, Harrington told Faulkner that voters are “going to be faced with a choice in 2020, and the …

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RNC Chair Is “Personally” Opposed To AL Abortion Law

The Washington Post reports: Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Friday that she personally opposes provisions in the new Alabama law that outlaws virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, but defended the range of views on abortion within her party. “Personally, I would have the exceptions,” McDaniel said during an interview on CNN. “That’s my …

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Russia, If You’re Listening: Dems Ask RNC For Promise That They Won’t “Encourage The Theft Of Private Data”

CBS News reports: Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez asked his Republican counterpart, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, to promise that Republicans will not “encourage theft of private data” or use information from stolen data in campaigns. Perez’s request, published in an open letter on Medium Monday, came days after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report confirmed Russian interference in …

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GOP Launches War Room To Discredit Cohen Testimony

Fox News reports: The Republican National Committee is telling Michael Cohen, its former deputy finance director who has turned on President Trump, to “have fun in prison” as part of a coordinated war room effort to push back against his expected anti-Trump public testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. “Convicted felon Michael Cohen is going to prison for lying, including …

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WHAT PRIMARY: RNC Committee Unanimously Votes To Declare “Undivided Support” For Trump’s Re-Election

The Associated Press reports: The Republican Party’s governing body is set to offer its “undivided support” for Donald Trump and his “effective presidency,” lending its backing to the president and his re-election campaign. The Republican National Committee’s resolutions committee unanimously approved the measure Wednesday at a winter meeting in New Mexico, clearing the way for its passage before the full …

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Trump Hails RNC Chair For Slamming Her Uncle Mitt

Talking Points Memo reports: President Trump praised Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel a day after she criticized her uncle, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), over a scathing op-ed he penned excoriating the president’s character. McDaniel has cast herself as a staunch ally of the president, a stance which has put her at odds with her uncle, who has …

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RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Trashes Her Uncle Mitt Romney For “Unproductive And Disappointing” Op-Ed

Fox News reports: Senator-elect Mitt Romney is taking heat not only from President Trump but now from his own niece — who happens to lead the Republican Party — after publishing a scathing op-ed about the president. Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chairwoman also known as Ronna Romney McDaniel, turned the intra-party fight into a family feud when she …

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RNC Member Calls For Convention Rule Change That Could Block Trump Challengers From Being Nominated

From the right wing Washington Examiner: Mitt Romney’s scorching critique of President Trump in a New Year’s Day op-ed has sparked a call from within the Republican National Committee to change party rules to protect Trump from any long-shot primary challenge in 2020. “Look, the political history is clear. No Republican president opposed for re-nomination has ever won re-election,” RNC …

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