- ‘I Am Alive’ app gains popularity in terror-ravaged Lebanon
- Gun giveaways gain popularity among Republican candidates
- S.C. hospital worker slapped with $525 federal fine for refilling $0.89 soda
- Teen from ‘Jihad Jane’ plot becomes youngest ever to serve time on U.S. terror charges
- Iranian woman forgives son’s killer at the gallows
- Nebraska principal sorry for ‘don’t tattle’ flier
- Illinois readies to spend $100M for Obama museum in Chicago
- John Edwards back in court — this time as a lawyer for Va. boy’s malpractice case
- Covered California reports more than 200K in overtime Obamacare sign-ups
- Thanks, Chuck: Hagel says U.S. sending Ukraine sleeping mats, helmets
Topic - Keith Appell
The 2010 midterm elections were a dream come true for the GOP at the ballot box but a nightmare for its bank accounts. Going forward into this year's elections, party officials eagerly tout the recent headway they've made in fundraising, but just how well those gains match up to the Democrats' efforts depends on who's being asked.
"Both men were seen as possible presidential candidates, so this is a bigger hit for the GOP establishment," said Keith Appell, a GOP strategist. "Christie is their guy, whereas conservatives have plenty of other horses they can ride besides McDonnell."
"Republican senators, especially those with primary challenges, are feeling the heat back home," said Keith Appell, GOP consultant. "They know they're already on thin ice for cutting back-room deals with the Democrats that only serve to break promises they made back home."