Remarks before the NH State Committee at their Annual Meeting
April 17, 2010
The RNC has had some rough going lately. I won’t deny it, spin it, or sugar coat it. Serious, inexcusable and unacceptable mistakes have been made. I intend to be part of the solution. We’ll fix the problems and the problem maker! I’ve networked and forged alliances with principled conservatives on the committee. We’re determined to resolve our internal problems. We share your concerns and have brought them to the Chairman. We’re committed to ensuring that every donor dollar goes to our core mission of winning elections. You deserve nothing less!
But in fairness we can’t let our problems or the press define us. We’ve had successes and there is cause for optimism. (People are focused on the disaster unfolding in Washington and there’s an “American awakening” building in reaction to the most liberal administration in the history of the Republic.)
After the passage of the Healthcare Bill, the RNC organized a “Money Bomb.” They asked people to donate $40 to take back 40 House Seats and fire Nancy Pelosi! In 24 hours we raised $1.5 million dollars!! People all across the country are rising up and pushing back. They have no stomach for an ideological agenda being forced on them against their will.
Even with Democrats in control of Congress and the White House the RNC has outraised the DNC 9 out of 14 months and we have over 556,000 new first time donors.
The RNC will have the resources needed to elect conservative candidates who believe in the fundamental principles of lower taxes and smaller government that the American people are clearly demanding.
There is ample evidence that Americans are frustrated and dissatisfied with the country’s direction; they’re showing it by electing Republicans! We’ve seen it here in NH where we’ve won 7 out of 8 special elections (due in no small part to the efforts of our fabulous state staff!) but it’s happening everywhere. Besides the races in New Jersey, Virginia, and Massachusetts that you’ve heard about, last year the RNC won 26 out of 37 special elections.
Despite the challenges, the RNC continues to succeed in fundraising, recruitment, and candidate development.
The RNC is dedicated to building a strong victory program. We’re making significant investments in field staff, office space, telephones and computers so our state parties have the infrastructures to win in November. In New Hampshire we will be hiring in-state local activists to lead that victory effort.
As your Committeewoman I’ll continue to be accessible and accountable and remain involved in the unglamorous work of fundraising and grassroots party building here in NH. At the RNC I’ll be serving on the Ethics Committee and the Rules Committee where I’m pledged to work to preserve our first in the nation primary. As a member of this small group of leaders who are dedicated to renovating the party from the bottom up and the inside out, I’m absolutely committed to staying the course. Our success is crucial; the future of our country depends on it!
I think we’re on the brink of a Republican resurgence like we’ve never seen and nothing should distract us from that goal. I am grateful for the honor of representing you on the RNC. Thank you all for the support you’ve shown me.
RNC National Committeewoman for New Hampshire