The electoral tide may be turning to the Democrats' favor, but that doesn't mean the big campaign money should, according to the GOP. From today's Roll Call
A roomful of about 100 high-dollar-donor lobbyists and political action committee directors huddled late last week with Rep. Tom Reynolds (N.Y.), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, for an election update and strategy session.
According to one source who was present at the meeting, Reynolds used the election briefing to spread the word that the endangered House GOP will not look favorably on PACs that start âhedging their betsâ by upping their contributions to Democrats. The source at the meeting said Reynolds made sure the attendees know that the
NRCC would have no choice but to report back to all House Republicans details of any PACs or companies that shift their giving.
âThatâs an old [former Rep. Tom] DeLay (R-Texas) tactic,â said the source, who attended the meeting at the American Trucking Associations on Sept. 14. âIsnât it that heavy-handed stuff that backfired and got him in trouble?â
NRCC spokesman Carl Forti said only, âWe donât discuss things that go on in private meetings.â