Now, normally, I warn everyone to not give money to the NRSC, because they have a terrible habit of backing liberal, establishment candidates. Well, a funny thing happened – they’re giving lots of money to the Tea Party candidates and nothing to the establishment candidates.
Look at this new video: (H/T The Other McCain)
Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell and Joe Miller are ALL in the video. And a Gadsen flag!
Looking at preliminary investments, the NRSC is spending or has spent funds on most competitive U.S. Senate races involving Tea Party-backed Republicans:
—In Kentucky, the NRSC is on the air statewide and has reserved just under $2 million on ad buys for GOP candidate Rand Paul. During the primary, Republican Trey Grayson had the backing of the establishment.
—In Colorado, the NRSC is also on the air statewide in support of Republican Ken Buck, who bested the establishment-backed Jane Norton in the primary. A total of $3.2 million is reserved by the NRSC for ad buys in support of Buck.
—In Nevada, the NRSC has reserved $700,000 in statewide television for GOP nominee and Tea Party-backed Sharron Angle.
—In Pennsylvania, $3 million is reserved for TV for Republican nominee Pat Toomey.
—No airtime has been reserved for Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Joe Miller in Alaska, but the NRSC has donated $42,600 — the maximum donation allowable under law — to both campaigns.
It’s amazing! I still think you should only give money to specific candidates, but the NRSC sure is smartening up.