About the NRSC
Shop the Store
Contact Us

Congressman Gary Peters has been an Obamacare fan from day one. In fact, he said on multiple occasions he likes Obamacare more every time he reads it.

"And I actually got the bill, and read the bill. And the more I read it, the more I liked it.”
Gary Peters also stood with the President to pass Obamacare and repeated the pledge:

“If you're covered and you like your insurance, you can keep it”
So it may come as a surprise to Michiganders that now Peters is running from the same law he was so proud of:

"The law is not perfect... I've never voted on a perfect law, never will vote on a perfect law, and so you have to go back and constantly refine it."
What could have caused Gary Peters' change of heart on Obamacare?

Perhaps it was a recent poll showing 54 percent of Michiganders oppose Obamacare?

Meanwhile the most recent poll by Mitchell Research show Gary Peters trailing Terri Lynn Land by 6 points. On the fundraising front, Peters has been out raised by Land...again.

To boil it down: Gary Peters’ lack of credibility is a growing problem for Democrats, and they're growing more nervous by the day – with good reason.

Michigan women, seniors, families and workers know that Gary Peters has been a rubberstamp for President Obama and has been dishonest with them from Obamacare to spending increases. As a result, Michiganders no longer trust him to keep his word.

Gary Peters has a big problem ahead of him.

Help Republicans stay on offense against the liberal Obama/Peters agenda. Sign the petition today.

Sign Petition

Bill Murphy | April 22, 2014 |
For months Democrats have signaled to the political world of their intent to have their campaigns attempt to scare and divide by focusing on the so-called, "War on Women."

Putting aside the offensive nature of such a campaign, it is important to remember that Democrats lost white women in 2010 by 19 points.

It's not a coincidence that they also lost control of the House of Representatives and six seats in the Senate in the process.

Despite their strategy, there's one little fact that Democrats in Washington failed to consider with their "War on Women" strategy: strong Republican women candidates who are rallying voters to the conservative cause.

George Will recently wrote that Terri Lynn Land in Michigan "may be the GOP’s best answer to the war on women."

He's onto something.

Just this morning, Matt Lewis wrote in the Daily Caller,

"Terri Lynn Land — the former Michigan secretary of state who’s running in what has become a highly-competitive race for the U.S. Senate — is out with a fun new ad, titled, 'Really?' In it, the female candidate pokes fun at the suggestion that she’s waging a 'war on women.' 'Think about that for a moment,' Land gibes, before ultimately concluding that '[A]s a woman, I might know a little bit more about women than [Democratic Rep.] Gary Peters.'"
Terri Lynn Land is not alone, there's a strong field of Republican women in 2014.

Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson recently noted that,

"Republican women are increasingly out front with their own vision for how best to address the issues facing women in the workplace."
Republican National Committee national press secretary Kirsten Kukowski has said that Republicans will be out in front of Democrats on the false 'war on women' attacks.

"Republicans have a good alternative to the Democrats’ deceptive war-on-women ploy, and we’re mobilizing to ensure Republican elected officials and candidates are armed. Democrats were successful in their war-on-women messaging last election because we didn’t fight back. We need to turn the table, tell voters the Democrats are being deceptive and bring our viewpoints to the table, which is exactly what we’re doing.” She added that the big difference this year is that Republicans will be “out in front of the Democrats on their messaging.”
The flaw in the Democrats' 'war on women' strategy is that they’re forgetting the millions of women who belong to the Republican Party who will speak out, the millions of independent women who aren't looking for cynicism, but hope.

They’re missing the fathers, husbands, and sons who believe that women deserve real solutions.

Voters - especially women - are smarter than Democrats are giving them credit for. That's why their strategy is doomed to fail.

Help Republicans win in 2014. Donate today.

Donate Now

Brook Hougesen | April 22, 2014 |
"It's hard to defend," said MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski of the Administration's latest Keystone Pipeline delay.

Last Friday was another blatant political news dump by the Obama White House. It was bad policy, bad for jobs, bad for American competitiveness and energy development.

It was good for one Democratic billionaire mega donor, Tom Steyer. You may remember him as the benefactor to whom Harry Reid rented the Senate floor last month.

Tom Rogan at National Review writes:

"The White House has spent years sending Keystone XL through the paperwork wringer. Still, the motivation for this latest deferral is obvious. It’s a midterm-election payoff, intended specifically for Tom Steyer, a retired hedge-fund manager who has pledged to raise $100 million for anti-Keystone candidates. In short, facing the prospect of a Republican Senate, Obama has decided that governance can wait until November."
A Wall Street Journal editorial picks up on that theme, noting,

"The real reason for the delay is Democratic politics. ...The hedge-fund politico has pledged to raise $100 million to help Democrats keep the Senate, and on Friday he received a major return on his investment when the State Department again delayed its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Mr. Steyer and the party's liberal financiers are climate-change absolutists who have made killing Keystone a non-negotiable demand. But the White House doesn't want to reject the pipeline before November because several Senate Democrats running for re-election claim to favor it. We say 'claim' because Louisiana's Mary Landrieu and others can't even get Majority Leader Harry Reid to give them a vote on the floor."
The WSJ's point about Mary Landrieu and vulnerable red state Democrats is an important one to note. Landrieu has been telling anyone who will listen how influential she is as the new Chairman of the Energy Committee. It turns out that Landrieu isn't influential at all. Though she does seem quite talented at writing strongly worded letters for Harry Reid and Barack Obama proceed to ignore.

Landrieu isn't alone. The Keystone delay reinforces how ineffective Senators like Mark Begich, Mark Udall, Mark Pryor, Mark Warner and Kay Hagan are.

Just a week before the President's announcement, these Senators "urged" President Obama to approve Keystone. A plea which he blatantly and publicly ignored.

It's clear that Harry Reid and Democrats tasked with holding the Senate have made the political calculation that Tom Steyer's $100 million is necessary this fall.

However, the cost of that $100 million is steep, and could result in the loss of a vulnerable Democrats like Mary Landrieu.

Think of it this way: In a state like Louisiana, six of ten voters oppose President Obama. Why would any of them vote for Mary Landrieu, who on average supports President Obama 97% of the time? It's clear she is powerless to do anything on the rare occasion where she claims to disagree with White House policy.

Americans have had enough of the liberal Obama/Reid. Sign the petition and help us put a stop to it this November.

Sign Petition

Bill Murphy | April 21, 2014 |
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Michelle Nunn, Natalie Tennant, Gary Peters and Bruce Braley have a big problem.

Politico is reporting that Democrats in Washington are so worried about the November election. They are on defense and forced to spend their resources trying to save their incumbents.

In other words, they are going to be keeping the promises made to recruited candidates.

As Mike Allen told the gang on Morning Joe,

"If you are one of those up-in-coming challengers, if you are one of those people who were recruited and the party said, 'you'd be a great candidate, we'll be with you every step of the way,' they're now having trouble getting resources."
It's simple math: there are many more vulnerable incumbents than Democrats expected. They can't waste valuable time and resources on longshot candidates like Grimes, Nunn, Tennant or poor performers like Bruce Braley and Gary Peters. If they did, they'd have to cut off funds for Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu or Mark Pryor.

This is because Republicans continue to run a spread offense to keep Democrats back on their heels.

As CNN reports this morning,

"...Republicans have expanded the 2014 playing field with five more contested races as the GOP seeks to retake control of the chamber. In a memo released to consultants Friday morning, NRSC political director Ward Baker writes that Republicans have become competitive in Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, Oregon and Minnesota since the start of the year. That's in addition to nearly 10 Senate seats the NRSC has been aggressively targeting. ...As for the other two states that are 'expanding' the map for Republicans, the NRSC cites polling that shows Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in Oregon and Sen. Al Franken in Minnesota are more vulnerable than expected."
Help Republicans stay on offense. Donate to the 51st vote fund today.

Donate Now

Bill Murphy | April 18, 2014 |

How desperate is the White House to maintain control of the Senate? Desperate enough to reduce the President to trolling.

As Major Garrett explained, the President is purposefully overstating his case (and in some cases lying). He knows that it will create controversy.

CBS Political Director John Dickerson breaks it down: the President is trolling.

"Under this approach, a president wants the fact-checkers to call him out (again and again) because that hubbub keeps the issue in the news, which is good for promoting the issue to the public. It is the political equivalent of there is no such thing as bad publicity."
Put another way,

"Obama’s twist is a new, higher order of deception: creating the controversy for the purposes of milking it."
Deception isn't a word that most would want associated with them, yet President Obama's team thrives and depends on it.

Dickerson continues,

"We are in a campaign year in which Democrats are struggling to find an issue they can use as a weapon against Republicans who have the upper hand... Facts, schmacts. As long as people are talking about an issue where my party has an advantage with voters, it’s good. ..Democrats have several reasons to keep stories about equal-pay equity in the news. It excites their voters, attracts female voters, and crowds out whatever the Republicans wanted to talk about (these days, Obamacare). It also sets a trap. The more Republicans have to talk about politically unfavorable issues, the greater chance they'll slip up and say something dumb like candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock did that can be exploited more broadly."
Now you know why candidates like Mark Pryor, Gary Peters, Mark Udall and Mark Begich are following the President's lead. They're lying about the facts to create coverage about anything but the issues that voters care most about.

As you might guess, lying to voters to create controversy comes at a price. A new Fox News poll shows

"...Six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then.”
Likewise, Democratic Senators and candidates in battleground states have seen their unfavorablility skyrocket. Turns out that people don't appreciate their elected officials lying to them.

For some time now, we've said that Democrats on the ballot have a credibility problem.

Credibility and competence. It's a huge political problem, and vulnerable Democrats know it.

Lying and trolling isn't going to help. Don't feed the trolls; focus on the issues people care about.

Sign the petition and tell Democrats you've had enough of the liberal agenda.

Sign Petition

Bill Murphy | April 17, 2014 |

Embattled Senator Mary Landrieu made her acting debut yesterday in an ad designed to show her fighting against the unpopular Obama Administration. As CNN's John King explained, "Not everything you see is real."

He's right.

Senator Landrieu actually did a dramatic reading of a past committee hearing in a fake committee room featuring her "outraged" questioning of a fake witness. The fake hearing was then seemingly covered by a fake television broadcast all within the all too real television ad. Folks, you really can't make it up. Some PR experts made suggestions.

But it turns out that the faked committee hearing was probably the most real part of the ad.

As Juanna Summers explained,

“Landrieu is running on Washington, so to speak, and it’s blowing up in her face... there are so many details that aren’t true."
First, the entire premise of the ad is that Mary Landrieu is tough on the Obama Administration, which is so blatantly false that it'd make Pinocchio blush. In fact, Mary Landrieu has actually voted with President Obama a staggering 97% of the time in a state where his approval rating is in the low 30's and he lost to Mitt Romney by seventeen points.

Second, the ad makes it seem as though Landrieu opposed the deepwater offshore drilling moratorium in 2010. Yet on the very day that the Obama Administration announced the moratorium, Mary Landrieu did not just one, but two interviews supporting the Obama position.

Third, Mary Landrieu strongly supported the Obama Administration official (Ken Salazar) responsible for oil and gas drilling decisions - including the moratorium which cost Louisiana thousands of jobs. In fact, Landrieu gushed over Obama's appointment of Salazar, calling it a "dream come true" and pledging loyalty to the Administration. Don't take our word for it, take Landrieu's, who said, "I want to tell you, you will have my vote, you will have my support, and I’ll do everything I can to help meet the vision."

As Byron York explains,

"...the fakery of Landrieu's ad represents a deeper disingenuousness in her campaign: She's trying to distance herself from a president and an administration of her own party whom she has supported up and down the line."
John King seemed stunned that a sitting Senator would resort to faking a Committee Hearing, asking,

"If you're going to recreate it, do you have an obligation to put a little 'reennactment' up there?"
It turns out that most of the ad would fit into that category, not just the hearing.

Help us defeat Mary Landrieu and Senate Democrats in 2014. Donate for a Republican majority today.

Donate Now

Bill Murphy | April 16, 2014 |

Did Mary Landrieu's new ad seem a bit fishy to you?

You may have wondered why you never saw this "television" clip above. That's because it was fake.

Mary Landrieu decided it would be best to show how hard she was fighting for Louisiana families by acting out a committee hearing.

I'm not joking. Everything was "hilariously" recreated. Even Landrieu's dramatic reading was redone to show her so-called outrage.

But what you haven't heard today is that this isn't Mary Landrieu's first time trying her hand in the acting game. Check out the five performances you may have missed over the years:

A Few Good Actors

Mary Landrieu Can't Handle the Truth, at least not according to a recent WaPo Fact Check of Harry Reid Majority PAC television ad run on her behalf.

Election 2014

Vote for Mary! A 17 year record of lying to constituents.

Legally DC

This actually happened in real life.

Swamp Wars

The Force isn't with the Jedi Mary Landrieu, who has voted with President Obama 97% of the time while representing a state where his approval rating is in the low thirties.

No Good Will Landrieu

Mary Landrieu used her position in the Senate to help super lobbyists like Tony Podesta and her husband get rich in Washington, losing all good will from the folks in Louisiana.

Louisianans are seeing through Mary Landrieu's full-time role as a moderate Senator. After November, someone will need to get her a SAG Card for her performance.

Donate today and help us elect a Senate Republican majority.

Donate Now

Bill Murphy | April 15, 2014 |
A new report by KSTP (Minneapolis/St. Paul) acknowledged that keeping Minnesota Democrats like Al Franken in office will be a “big challenge” come November.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul newscast detailed that a new poll shows a clear majority disapproves of President Obama and Larry Jacobs from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs noted that Franken’s ties to the unpopular President are “possibly fatal.”

KSTP reports that the last thing Franken needs is a “drag on his re-election bid” like President Obama.

This will likely send shockwaves through the Franken campaign. After all, Al Franken has been one of President Obama’s most loyal proxies in the Senate – voting a perfect 100% of the time with Obama. And, while Al Franken celebrates Tax Day, it’s worth highlighting his record as a tax-and-spend liberal. Franken has even gone so far as to vote for ObamaCare, which included a wildly unpopular 2.3% medical device tax. When given the opportunity, Franken doubled down voting NO on an amendment to remove the tax.

President Obama’s disastrous agenda is Al Franken’s agenda. It’s no wonder Larry Jacobs commented that “Al Franken is beatable.”

Minnesotans are recognizing the devastating effects of Al Franken’s policies that are crippling to families, workers, and businesses across Minnesota. Al Franken’s agenda is Barack Obama’s agenda and his blind allegiance to the President will doom him come November. Minnesotans deserve a Senator that will stand up for their best interests and not the liberal Obama agenda.
Brook Hougesen | April 15, 2014 |

There's a lot being written today about how Mary Landrieu actually did a dramatic reading for a fake committee hearing in a fake committee room featuring her "outraged" questioning of a fake witness before the fake committee. The fake hearing was then seemingly covered by a fake TV broadcast all within the same television ad.

Putting aside the desperation of a sitting Senator actually trying to act out this scene, our friends at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are quoted saying that no one is challenging the substance of the Landrieu ad.

Please allow us to directly challenge the substance of the ad.

First, the entire premise of the ad is that Mary Landrieu is tough on the Obama Administration, which is blatantly false. In fact, Mary Landrieu has actually voted with President Obama a staggering 97% of the time in a state where his approval rating is in the low 30's and he lost to Mitt Romney by seventeen points.

Second, the ad attacks the deepwater offshore drilling moratorium from 2010. But if you look at Landrieu’s two interviews the day the Obama Administration announced the moratorium, Landrieu basically said she supports it.

She told NBC Chuck Todd that she told Salazar “a pause on the deep-water drilling is very important until we can build confidence that it can be done safely.”

And she told Fox News she was “in favor of a crackdown on deepwater drilling and a pause to make sure that we can do this safely.”

Brad Dayspring | April 15, 2014 |
This past weekend, the people of Colorado nominated Cory Gardner to be their candidate for the United States Senate. He rocked the arena!

Check out our latest video, highlighting his nomination and be sure to share with your family and friends.

Matt Lira | April 15, 2014 |
Paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. www.NRSC.org
Paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. www.NRSC.org