Thursday, February 05, 2009

Madam Foxx, Milking It

According to Politico, the National Republican Congressional Committee intends to take the seat formerly held by New York's newest (appointed) Democratic senator, Kirsten Gillibrand. Gillibrand's former House seat in upstate New York offers the GOP its best chance of a pick-up in that otherwise deeply blue state.

Entrenched House Republicans are therefore being leaned on to pony up for the Republican running in a special election for that seat.

Buried in that Politico story is this paragraph:
NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions hailed Virginia Rep. Virginia Foxx as a fundraising maestro, and announced that he was dedicating a suite at NRCC headquarters in her name. Foxx, Sessions noted in the meeting, raised $250,000 more than she was expected to last election cycle. She did this by calling donors individually from the NRCC, not -- as most members do -- by cutting a check from her reelection account.

The woman evidently enjoys getting on the phone and making cold calls for cash. Which is what it takes to get a suite "dedicated" to you.

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