Cross posted from Bear Creek Ledger
With the decline in RNC fundraising (contrary to what they want to believe) due to their promotion and support of amnesty for illegal aliens it looks like the state GOP who oppose amnesty are picking up in their fundraising and donations.
There was the story last week about the decline with RNC collection from small dollar donors and the numbers show this.
From The Washington Times:
The pain is particularly felt at the Republican National Committee. First-quarter fundraising by the national committee this year was the most difficult in four years, according to records of the Federal Election Commission. In the first three months of this year, the committee collected $24.6 million, down from $35 million in the comparable period last year, $32.3 million in the first quarter of 2005 and $46 million in the first quarter of 2004.snip….. The National Republican Senatorial Committee reports similar distress. The Senate committee raised $9.1 million through April — less than half the $18.3 million raised by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the same period.
There are several states who have benefited from this grassroots rejection of the national level of the GOP’s stance on supporting amnesty and illegal aliens:
snip….Tina Benkiser, chairwoman of the Republican Party in the president’s home state of Texas, says raising money has been successful “in large part to our principled stance against illegal immigration.” Since the beginning of 2006Both phone and direct-mail fundraising remain strong for the party in Michigan, says state Chairman Saul Anuzis.
“In Michigan, seven out of nine congressional Republicans oppose the bill, our activists are publicly opposing amnesty, and we are also re-establishing our brand image by fighting a Democrat attempt to increase taxes,” Mr. Anuzis says. “These issues are keeping our people engaged, where otherwise we could feel a [donations] drop-off.”
Similar reports from other state Republican officials in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa and Delaware suggest that opposition to any form of amnesty for illegal aliens is a fundraising winner.
snip….In Arizona, where both Republican senators, Jon Kyl and John McCain, support the immigration bill, state Chairman Randy Pullen has strongly opposed the measure, as have most of the other state party officials.
So RNC and NRSC just continue to alienate your base. Calling them nativists and fear mongers and other names will drive the base to an independent status. Oh but you think you’ll pick up all those “Hispanic” GOP members. I wonder how you’re doing on that end? Not good I’d bet.
Other CAII news:
Rally against illegal immigration a success in Cobb County, GA from GA Crime Watch
Press 1 to Donate to your favorite Republican Candidate…Press 2 to tell us to Kiss Off from stikNstein
Give ‘Em an Earful … from Blue Collar Muse
Command and Conquer Red Alert Part 2 Revised from JC Cordray
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