Thursday, November 04, 2010

Victorious Tea Party Congresswoman Screwed Over By RINO NRCC

One of the Congressional seats taken by the GOP was won by Tea Party favorite and Palin endorsee Renee Ellmers in North Carolina's 2nd District,where she defeated Bob Ethridge, who some of you may remember as the DC Strangler.

It was a tight race, and Ellmers received no help whatsoever from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) who spent thousands of dollars elsewhere for more establishment Republicans who ended up losing. However, she did get help from SarahPAC and other donors and she won by 2,100 votes.

Yesterday afternoon her lead mysteriously dropped to 1,600 votes, which put Bob Ethridge in in range to demand a recount.That means she's going to have to hire no less than eleven attorneys, One in each county to monitor each recount and an attorney to work with the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

I'll let Renee Ellmers tell you the rest in her own words:

Right now, our best estimate of the minimum cost we face is $50,000. But, of course, my campaign spent every penny we had before the election.

Yesterday, we appealed to the National Republican Congressional Committee for support, asking if they could contribute to help pay the costs of this recount. Their answer, unfortunately, was, No – that we would have to raise the money to pay for the recount ourselves.

I was afraid that would be their answer. Months ago, I went to Washington and asked the National Republican Congressional Committee and many conservative leaders to help my campaign. Many conservative groups – like the Susan B. Anthony List, Concerned Women of America, Freedom Works, and Sarah Palin’s Sarah PAC all helped, but the NRCC declined. Later, they did support other campaigns in North Carolina – which, unfortunately, lost – but we never received their support. In fact, their spokesman told the press “that the campaign wasn’t ready for prime time” – which actually made it even harder for us to raise money. So, I am doubtful we will get support from the NRCC to help with the expense of the recount.

Right now, I lead Bob Etheridge by 1,600 votes. That lead should hold up. But we can’t take anything for granted. We must leave no stone unturned to insure a fair recount. We cannot allow the kind of mishap that happened in Minnesota – when Al Franken was elected – to repeat itself in North Carolina.

Absolutely's a strong conservative who belongs in Congress and who actually won her seat and the NRCC is turning their fat backs on her, just like they did during the campaign.

The RNC ponied up with $10,000, SarahPac has kicked in teh $2,400 max and she's getting a little help here and there, but right now she needs donations:

This morning my campaign manager set up a special fund – Renee Ellmers for Congress Recount Fund – to pay for the recount. I never dreamed I’d be asking you for another donation two days after the election – but I need to raise $50,000 ‘yesterday.’ The maximum you may give is $2,400. Each contribution – whatever the amount, whether it’s $25, $250, or $500 – is crucial and will be deeply appreciated. Could you send a donation and mail it today? Or, better still, click here, to give on my website.

I apologize for asking for another gift so soon – but I am sure you understand.

As ever, thank you and best wishes.

Renee Ellmers

Part of the changes that need to take place in DC involves making some significant changes in the RINO establishment in DC. Meanwhile, if you can send Renee Ellmers some love and some shekels, she deserves it.

(via memeorandum, Dan Riehl, and Conservatives4Palin)

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