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NRSC’s Jerry Moran confronts
GOP schism

Politico, by David Catanese

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/3/2012 2:27:18 PM

Incoming National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Jerry Moran said he’s begun speaking with GOP senators about whether the party’s campaign arm should intervene in future primaries, even consulting with anti-establishment kingmaker Jim DeMint. “We’re going to on a race-by-race, state-by-state basis, try to figure out what is the best role the NRSC can play in getting Republicans elected,” the first-term Kansas senator told POLITICO in an interview. “I don’t think we have any choice but to work to do things better than what we did, based upon the lack of success that we had.”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 12/3/2012 2:30:55 PM     (No. 9046361)

Close the primaries, allowing Dims and other freaks to pick our candidates is stupid beyond belief.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/3/2012 2:31:08 PM     (No. 9046362)

Oh, shut up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/3/2012 2:32:22 PM     (No. 9046364)

Ummm...not #1...the subject of the article.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GoPack, 12/3/2012 2:47:39 PM     (No. 9046400)

Please no more Christine McDonnels or Sharon Angles or Richard Mourdocks. Whatever you do, don´t send us more of those.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: balogreene, 12/3/2012 2:56:10 PM     (No. 9046419)

I think it´s a good idea. We can keep out the Mourdocks and Angles, but also the Susan Collins, etc. if we work together. It would also be good for the committee to give the conservative candidates money, instead of bellyaching about their selection. And yes, close our primaries.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M Stuart, 12/3/2012 3:20:05 PM     (No. 9046482)

Stopping the democrats from voting in our primaries ia a no-brainer.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/3/2012 3:22:35 PM     (No. 9046490)

First realize that any Republican is better than any Democrat.

Then, elect Republicans in those areas that reflect their state.
Yes, that will be more liberal and moderate in New England areas, and California.

Get the MAJORITY! Only then can you rule, and set policy.

Remember, more people means more money to support that gov´t will be required.

Focus on how tax revenues(from oil, nat gas and coal) help fund those priorities - Republicans are in gov´t, and use gov´t resources too.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/3/2012 3:56:26 PM     (No. 9046547)

How about NOT strategizing in the media, ya big dummies?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: vinegrower, 12/3/2012 3:58:14 PM     (No. 9046551)

Agree #4. I don´t agree that every candidate has to be this perfect conservative, that is unrealistic. We need to vet these candidates better. The candidates need to have canned answers for some of these social issue questions and not answer some of these hypothetical questions. If we hadn´t put up the ´perfect conservative´ we might have two more seats in the senate.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/3/2012 4:07:24 PM     (No. 9046573)

Future GOP senatorial candidates will only be asked questions about abortion, women`s rights and what do you plan to do for the `poor`. As a consolation question, why do republicans hate minorities?

It`s all downhill from there....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/3/2012 4:50:39 PM     (No. 9046649)

Hope Senator Moran does a better job than the last incumbent. For instance, don´t try to second guess the people--when they make a choice, support that choice unequivocally, don´t undercut them.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Brittany, 12/3/2012 4:51:08 PM     (No. 9046652)

I agree #1. I´m thankful that PA does not allow any of the shenanigans that other states have adopted, allowing others to select the candidate or candidates that we have worked for and allowing for progressives to find loopholes for fraud. Who on this thread is so rude as to say Shut Up to a commenter? A troll?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Starlady, 12/3/2012 5:57:16 PM     (No. 9046746)

After primaries each candidate should have training on how to answer questions regarding sensitive topics. The beliefs of the candidates are not so much the problem (except in the case of the Missouri Senator candidate). They need a tactful was to give an answer or to say the question is off topic considering the concerns of the voters for that term. They just need training period.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/3/2012 8:52:37 PM     (No. 9046972)

Someone tell Jerry to scan Lucianne daily. He will read more good ideas for free than all those inside beltway advisers combined.

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