From the website:
Debbie Stabenow isn’t just one of the most ineffective members of Congress, she’s also one of the most liberal. Michigan is within the reach of the GOP in 2012. Debbie Stabenow’s approval rating is just 33%. We can end her ineffective tenure in the Senate, and Saul Anuzis is the man for the job. Please sign this petition asking Saul to run for Senate, and help bring conservative representation back to Michigan.
I think this is a great Idea and hope that Saul seriously considers running… Michigan can use a man like Saul representing them in the United States Senate.
Here’s the audio from last night’s conference call with grassroots organizers and activists from around the country:
Saul Anuzis, who’s running for RNC Chairman, released his vision for the RNC to win in 2012 in the form of a playbook. The playbook outlines, in detail, the following 5 fundamental challenges that Saul sees as crucial to continuing historical gains in congress and rolling back Obama’s disastrous policies:
1. Restoring the credibility of the RNC with donors, activists and voters.
2. Making the RNC a financial powerhouse again.
3. Going beyond the 72-Hour Program to a 30-Day Program.
4. Winning the digital, social and mobile campaign.
5. Involving and empowering the members of the RNC to a greater extent than ever before.
Christopher C. Healy, the chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party issued a scathing review of Michael Steele and, more importantly Reince Priebus to the members of the Connecticut Republican Party. Using the word “wing-man” to describe Priebus’s relationship to Steele and saying, “This would apply in particular to Chairman Preibus, who was until a few weeks ago, the Chief Counsel to our Party and Chairman Steele’s wingman throughout his stormy tenure.
- At no time until he chose to run did Preibus issue any directive, memo or public utterance on Steele’s disastrous tenure
Now he wishes to walk into breach and rescue us from Chairman Steele, his legions and supporters who have done quite well for themselves at the expense of our Party.”
Healy goes on to say:
When Steele made several inane comments about Russ Limbaugh, the double-standard he was held to because of his race or the war in Afghanistan, Preibus was put in charge of damage control, often asking members to sign letters of support. I received two calls from Reince asking for such support. There was no doubt about his loyalty to Steele and his eagerness to show other members he was speaking for the chairman.
When the Executive Committee borrowed another $5 million in late fall, without seeking approval from the Budget Committee, Members were informed the matter was “approved by legal.” And when Steele announced the “Fire Pelosi Tour” a self-indulgent waste of time and resources, Peibus was tossing “Fire Pelosi” hats to anyone who would have them. As we know, the tour was a joke and RNC subsidized “Feel the Love Tour” for Chairman Steele and his sycophant followers. Those precious funds could have been the difference in several key races, where victory was painfully elusive.
Preibus enjoyed sharing his access with Steele and published photos on his Facebook page showing him and Chairman Steele in many VIP settings, including private jets. During this period of course, the RNC failed to meet its fundraising goals, failed to reach out and meet with major donors or help state committees raise their own resources.
It’s time to say Hell No! to insiders and establishment candidates who miraculously find the grassroots seconds before they try to get elected. Enough is enough! Let’s not vote for more of the same…
Here’s the full letter by Chris Healy:
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Just an FYI from RNCDebate.com
Americans for Tax Reform and The Daily Caller will be co-hosting a debate among the candidates running for RNC Chairman on Jan 3rd at 1pm at the National Press Club. All the candidates running for Chairman have confirmed their attendance at the debate. We’re encouraging people to submit questions via the website www.RNCDebate.org and vote on other people’s questions as well. Additionally, we’re trying something new this year. We’d like to have one video question among the questions asked at the debate. We’d like the topic of the video question to be on new media/technology and 2012. I’m hoping that some of you will submit questions for the debate especially a video question. The debate moderators will also try to obtain follow up questions from Twitter using the hashtag #rncdebate.
All six of the declared candidates for the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee (RNC) have confirmed their participation in the Monday, Jan. 3 debate hosted by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and The Daily Caller.
C-SPAN will be providing live coverage of the debate.
The 90-minute debate, moderated by Grover Norquist of ATR and Tucker Carlson of The Daily Caller, will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Ballroom of the National Press Club. The event is co-sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony List.
Members of the public are invited to visit the official debate website — RNCdebate.org — in order to submit and vote on questions they would like the candidates to answer.
The event details are as follows:
Who: Michael Steele, Saul Anuzis, Maria Cino, Gentry Collins, Reince Priebus, Ann Wagner
What: Debate among candidates running for the Chairmanship of the RNC
When: Monday, January 3, 2011; 1:00 pm ? 2:30 p.m. ET.