The National Republican Congressional Committee, which focuses on electing Republicans to the U.S. House, asked Mitt Romney to headline its March fundraising event recently.
It is reportedly the committee’s biggest fundraiser of the year, states Politico. For whatever reason, Romney declined.
So, the NRCC moved on to its second choice: former Vice President Dick Cheney. The fallback speaker seems to have worked out well, states The Hill.
The National Republican Congressional Committee brought in $17.5 million at its annual fundraising dinner featuring former Vice President Cheney, sources told The Hill.
“That take is larger than the election-year total NRCC brought in when it had former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a headliner last year,” reports The Hill.
The NRCC’s take in 2014 – an election year – was $15 million, and the fundraiser was considered a successful, states MSNBC.
This year isn’t an election year. The NRCC was stuck with a failed and ethically questionable V.P. as the headliner, and the party raised more than $17 million.
The Hill’s report stated, “The total shows the controversial former vice president is still a big draw in GOP circles.”
6 thoughts on “Cheney Still Popular Among The GOP”
Problem is that Republicans don’t view him as failed or ethically challenged.
Right. Again there’s that 30% (or so) of the country that will like him no matter what happens….
Yep. And on conservative blogs people are saying the same thing about us and Hillary. Only thing is I can’t stand the woman and don’t want to vote for her.
Haha. Warren would be better. And she would also be a woman president.
And people don’t understand that the right doesn’t hat Hillary because of her politics – they just hate the Clintons period.
I guarantee they will bring up Whitewater and Lewinsky and all of that other crap…
I realize I live in a dream world but I’d like to have a no drama Presidential election. It will never happen if Hillary is the Dem nominee. The problem is that there is a chunk of the Republican party that believes it is their birthright to have a Republican in the White House and anything less … well, they hate, regardless of any rational argument any Dem who gets elected to the White House. Which makes my dream world just that, a dream world. That all said, which means I blame the intolerant side of Republicans for most of this, I do believe too that the Clintons have done plenty to give the Republicans ammunition over the years. And besides, I just would like to see somebody other than a Clinton or a Bush. Since 1976 there have been only two elections where a Clinton or a Bush wasn’t running for President. That just disgusts me.
Absolutely. It will be high drama with Clinton. Bill’s record will be her record, and it will all come back like an old memory….