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October 30, 1998
An article about Republican National Committee television ads in Wednesday's editions of The Sun miscast remarks made by Mike Collins, the RNC's press secretary.Forty percent of the costs of such ads are paid for with money from donors "whose monies support state and local party-building activities," he said. He did not describe these donors as special interests.Pub Date: 10/30/98
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Thomas F. Schaller | September 2, 2014
I miss Bob Ehrlich. Seriously, I do. I realize the former governor shares space with me here on the Baltimore Sun's opinion pages; in terms of sheer column inches, I suppose Mr. Ehrlich the Pundit is never that far away. But I'm talking about Mr. Ehrlich the Politician. A dozen years have passed since Mr. Ehrlich first ran for governor, in 2002. He beat then-Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend that year. Along with his running mate, Michael Steele, Mr. Ehrlich seemed to have revived the Maryland Republican Party almost overnight.
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April 19, 2013
The Republican National Committee's approach to repairing the Republican Party will never succeed ("Diversify or die, Republican National Committee is told," April 13). Their attempt to be genuine with women and Latino voters cannot be achieved because anti-abortion and anti-immigration views are core values of their party. As far as addressing misconceptions, I know exactly what they stand for, so I don't see any misconceptions. They need to split the party if they want to get the American voters to show any interest.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2013
Leaders in the Maryland Republican Party are promoting the recent win in the Annapolis mayoral race as evidence the GOP can secure victories in Democratic strongholds. Upbeat party members gathered Saturday in the state capital for their fall convention. Some said upsets such as the city mayor's race could be repeated if the party is strategic and can devise ways to reach communities whose voters usually cast ballots for Democrats. "We have to be aggressive, and we may have to do some things that we're not comfortable with as a party to win," Senate Minority Leader David Brinkley of Frederick County told the crowd of 250. "We do have a bright future, and we may have to employ some strategies that we haven't looked at before.
NEWS
December 24, 2009
Do you support the health care reform bill nearing final passage in the Senate? Yes 23% No 76% Not sure 2% (3,357 votes, results not scientific) Next poll: : Is it appropriate for Michael S. Steele to give paid speeches for thousands of dollars apiece while serving full-time as chairman of the Republican National Committee? Vote at baltimoresun.com/vote
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By Paul West and Paul West,paul.west@baltsun.com | March 6, 2009
WASHINGTON - A member of the Republican National Committee called yesterday for Michael S. Steele to step down as the party's national chairman, a job that Maryland's former lieutenant governor has held for less than five weeks. The demand by Dr. Ada Fisher came in the wake of Steele's recent squabble with talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh over Republican leadership. Fisher termed the flap a "Republican horror show" and predicted that donations to the party from conservatives would dry up as a result, according to The Hill , the Washington newspaper that first reported the contents of her e-mail to fellow committee members.
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By Newsday | December 14, 1990
WASHINGTON -- William Bennett, the White House's controversial choice to head the Republican National Committee, has decided not take the job because of financial considerations."
NEWS
April 25, 2000
Jeanie Austin,66, co-chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1989 to 1992, died Saturday in Orlando, Fla., two weeks after she was diagnosed with bone cancer. Second in power and influence to fellow co-chairman Lee Atwater during the Bush administration, she was a tireless party builder, traveling around the country and urging working people -- especially women -- to vote Republican. In 1984, she launched an improbable bid to become chairman of the party in Florida. Under her leadership, Republican voter registration climbed from 36 percent to 42 percent, Bob Martinez became the first Republican elected governor in 20 years and Connie Mack won the U.S. Senate seat held for 18 years by Democrat Lawton Chiles.
NEWS
September 8, 1998
Herbert Barness, 74, a millionaire real estate developer and prominent Republican fund-raiser, died Saturday in Doylestown, Pa.Mr. Barness' family business, the Barness Organization, is one of the largest developers of houses and shopping malls in the area. His parents, Mary and Joe Barness, launched the business 73 years ago.Mr. Barness used his wealth to support the political campaigns of prominent Republicans, such as Sen. Arlen Specter. He was a member of the Republican National Committee at the time of his death.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 24, 2008
Barack Obama disclosed yesterday that he raised $35.9 million in the first 15 days of October, after a jaw-dropping $150 million in September. Although his fundraising pace slowed, Obama's September-October surge all but guarantees that he will outspend John McCain and the Republican National Committee in the closing days of the presidential campaign. The latest fundraising numbers provide further evidence that Obama made the right decision when he opted not to take federal funds for the general election campaign, instead relying on his ever-growing donor base of more than 3 million people, whose average donation size is $86. McCain, by contrast, accepted a federal grant of $84.1 million.
NEWS
October 29, 2013
"Parents, you're the leading influence on your teen's decision not to drink. " Those are the words of Maryland's Attorney General Doug Gansler, a Democrat and candidate for governor, in an anti-underage age drinking public service announcement he recorded a year ago. Sadly, Attorney General Gansler doesn't listen to his own words and reportedly helped plan a party last June at which underage boys would be drinking beer and wine. The rules the parents "negotiated" forbade "drinking 'hard alcohol,' according a copy of the rules and planning documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The list of prohibitions did not mention drinking beer or wine.
NEWS
October 5, 2013
My heart is broken to see the veterans lined up in their wheelchairs outside the World War II Memorial which was closed off to them due to the shutdown of the our federal government ("'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them,'" Oct. 2). My heart is also broken to see the Republicans rushing to these venerable old men, unlocking the gates, even writing them a nice check from the Republican National Committee (enlarged so that the media could get a good shot). Let me be clear about my broken heart - it is broken with rage.
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Letter to The Aegis | May 28, 2013
The Harford County Republican Central Committee earlier this year approved a resolution relating to Senate Bill 236 and recently provided a copy for publication. The resolution affirms citizens private property rights, condemns the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 (Senate Bill 236) AKA "The Septic Bill. " The nonbinding resolution, already had been passed by the Republican National Committee. Essentially the nonbinding resolution addresses [United Nations]
NEWS
April 19, 2013
The Republican National Committee's approach to repairing the Republican Party will never succeed ("Diversify or die, Republican National Committee is told," April 13). Their attempt to be genuine with women and Latino voters cannot be achieved because anti-abortion and anti-immigration views are core values of their party. As far as addressing misconceptions, I know exactly what they stand for, so I don't see any misconceptions. They need to split the party if they want to get the American voters to show any interest.
NEWS
December 14, 2010
Just as one Maryland politician was elected to head the state Republican Party, another is in danger of losing his job running the national GOP. The simple thread that connects outgoing state Sen. Alex X. Mooney's election as chairman of the state party and former Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's uphill battle for a second term as head of the national party is money. Mr. Mooney laid out a plan for raising gobs of it, and Mr. Steele has seen fundraising lag and expenses rise at party headquarters.
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By Paul West, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2010
As Michael S. Steele decides whether to seek another term as Republican national chairman, a faction within the party hierarchy is working aggressively behind the scenes to oppose a bid. Party leaders have remained divided over Steele's administration since his 2009 election, and members of the party's national committee say that his expected effort to win re-election would mean a bruising intra-party fight. "I think there will be numerous candidates," said Katon Dawson, a former South Carolina Republican chairman who lost to Steele and might run again.
NEWS
November 28, 1998
Evelyn McPhail, 68, a former co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, died Thanksgiving Day at her home in Jackson, Miss., of complications from injuries she suffered in a 1997 car accident.Mrs. McPhail, who as a child lived in an orphanage, had a reputation as a kind but determined worker on the political front lines for 35 years. She led the Mississippi GOP from 1987 to 1993. Under her leadership, Republicans claimed the governor's job for the first time this century with Kirk Fordice's 1991 victory over incumbent Ray Mabus.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2010
In another context, Gloria Steinem had the perfect comeback. Told that she didn't look her age, the glamorous feminist said, "This is what 50 looks like. " Well, this is what gay looks like: Ken Mehlman. The former Republican national chairman, who grew up in Pikesville, publically came out last week and instantly set the punditry class abuzz. Not so much over the idea that a single, 43-year-old man who recently moved to New York's Chelsea neighborhood turned out to be gay — welcome to the cabaret, ol' chum!
NEWS
December 25, 2009
Is it appropriate for Michael S. Steele to give paid speeches for thousands of dollars apiece while serving full-time as chairman of the Republican National Committee? Yes 47% No 48% Not sure 5% (858 votes, results not scientific) Next poll: : Did you spend more, less or about the same on presents this holiday season than you did in 2008? Vote at baltimoresun.com/vote
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