April 8, 2004

One Of Our Own

There's a good piece here by U.S. News on the kind of money both campaigns are spending, and what kind of money they're going to be spending. Lots of good stuff worth reading, but I'm going to just excerpt this bit:

Despite its huge cash advantage, the Bush camp is concerned by the lurking presence of a series of well-funded outside groups, the 527s allied with Democrats that have become a wild card in the campaign. These groups include MoveOn.org, which helped propel Howard Dean (news - web sites) in the early days, and the Media Fund, backed by George Soros, a billionaire and ardent Bush foe who has given $10 million to help defeat the president. "In politics, there is a lot of focus on winning and losing, and in the winning and losing game having a lot of money, a huge war chest, is what you need," says Wes Boyd, president and cofounder of MoveOn.org. "We have taken it upon ourselves to make sure that there are countervailing voices to Bush's, and we take that seriously. We are committed to it."

This is something I've wondered for awhile -- why isn't there a conservative organization that will do what "move on" does for the Dems? It seems like something it's time for.

And for those that are savvy on such things: I get almost weekly requests for money from the R.N.C., the Bush campaign, and (I think it's called) the Republican Senatorial Committee. So who do I give my money to? Where will my few bucks do the most good?

Posted by Ithildin at April 8, 2004 12:20 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

And not from the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee on the other side of the Hill? Hmmmm...I'd think that individual campaigns, even presidential campaigns, get a bigger bang per buck than the party apparatus, especially in close races. That may well be why the RSCC solicits you but not the RCCC: House races are less competitive, but no one's figured out how to gerrymander state lines yet. ;-)

Posted by: Dave J at April 8, 2004 1:59 PM

I've probably gotten stuff from all of them. Those were just the ones I could remember off the top of my head. There's also the one that keep wanting to send me my "platinum member" card.

Posted by: Ith at April 8, 2004 3:14 PM

The best way to answer your question is, "What's most important to you personally?" If you want to put money towards stretching the Republican edge in the Senate, give to the Senatorial campaign committee. If you're for the House side of things, give to them. If you're worried most about Bush, give to the Bush re-election effort.

If you want to help Republicans in general, give to the RNC. Their money goes far and wide; you never know where it'll end up. Those are, of course, my impressions.

Posted by: The Country Pundit at April 8, 2004 8:59 PM