Famous Birthday Wishes: Matt Lira
If you haven’t wished Matt Lira a happy birthday yet, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s to hoping the new Deputy Executive Director at the NRSC enjoys his 27th year of life.
Although He’s Not Debt Free, Uncle Sam is Single
The RNC, NRCC and NRSC launched a colorful effort today reminding folks that Washington has a spending problem. To drive the point home, they enlisted a sharp-looking New York City character actor to play Uncle Sam. Is it us or does Uncle Sam look a lot like The Cat in …
The Brett Favre of Political Reporting
Pump fake from Jonathan Allen. Politico’s John Harris: Why POLITICO let Jonathan Allen come back If the past is prologue, this means 2010 will be his best year ever. No word yet on how the conversations between his agent and Dan Snyder broke down. Welcome back Jonathan and please keep …
NRCC vs. NRSC [Battle of the Online Video]
UPDATE: The NRCC won with 67% of the vote. Not to be outdone by the NRCC, the NRSC just dropped a creative new ad. [ahem, Ambinder] Which leads us to this – which video is better? [poll below] Which web video is better?(survey software)
While the Rest of Us Joke About Curling…
Katie Harbath, the Director of Bell and Whistles at the NRSC [and the 2nd place finisher in the FamousDC Snowmageddon Photo Contest] is not only a fan of curling, but an experienced curler herself. According to Harbath, who was kind enough to answer a few questions, she was once an …
Not the Onion: Five Ways to Lose the Senate Majority [Catanese]
Politico’s David Catanese: Five Ways to Lose the Senate Majority
Is Congressional Liquor open?
The DSCC is asking.
NRSC Ad Assumes Mobsters Would Make Terrible Politicians
Only in Illinois does something like this make sense.
Election Day Web Strategy
The NRSC took a bold, yet expected approach to their homepage today: The DSCC took a less subtle approach:
Recess Reading: Purdum on Palin
Spend a few minutes with your morning coffee and check out Todd S. Purdum’s take on the Palin campaign. Vanity Fair: It Came From Wasilla Despite her disastrous performance in the 2008 election, Sarah Palin is still the sexiest brand in Republican politics, with a lucrative book contract for her …
Happy President’s Day
We hope you enjoy your day out of the office. Be sure to wish Jennifer Crider a happy birthday. See you tomorrow! — FamousDC
Two Peas In a Pod?
Not that journos and press flacks need a reason to drink, but this Saturday night they have one. Dave Winston, along with Myra Miller, John Feehery, Lee Johnson and Ron Bonjean are teaming up to throw Ken Spain and Brian Walsh a celebratory reception in honor of their new gigs. …
Former NRSC Staffer Told to Leave Her Party Favors at Home
Ex -NRSC Finance guru Nicole Sexton, recent author of a tell-all fiction book about the ugliness of raising political monies, has been told by her former employers, thanks, but no thanks – and was gently forced to cancel a book signing this week in the Twin Cities. According to Roll …