Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Romney Rants and Raves


Krusty beat us to the punch on this one. Damn that real job.

House Speaker Chritopher Rants will join the Kommonwealth (homage to Krusty skooping us) PAC tomorrow. Obviously getting the Speaker is a koup for the Kommonwealth PAC. Rants official title is as "advisor" to the PAK. He will play an active role in recruiting other legislators and he can certainly help with local fundraising and outreach. Rants has quite a bit of pull in the kapitol city..

Interesting Subplot: Rants and ITR butted heads during the Primary season this year, with ITR challenging a number of House incumbents in the Primary. With (many- error see below) of ITR's staff working for Pataki, that rivalry will continue to build. If you see an uptick in Pataki v. Romney sniping, now you know why.
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Update: In the interests of accuracy, Ed Failor Jr. is the only person at ITR that also works for Pataki. Both 21st Century Freedom PAC and ITR have other people with connections to both groups including Loras Schulte and Erik Helland.
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We also are happy to see Romney fundraising for Tami Wiencek. Beat the krap out of Don Shoultz girlfriend!

Wednesday, September 27
11:40am – 12:20pmThe Principal Financial Group – Auditorium, Corporate One, 711 High StreetFeaturing remarks on Healthcare to employees1

12:20pm Media Availability/Rants Announcement At The Principal Financial Group Auditorium

5:15 – 6:45pm Fundraiser for Danny Carroll Carroll’s Pumpkin Farm

Thursday, September 28
9:45am Media Availability/Renee Schulte for Senate; Jane Boyd Center in Cedar Rapids
11:40am – 12:45pm Fundraising Luncheon for House candidates Dave Wieland and Tami Wiencek Waterloo Center for the Arts


13 Comments:

Blogger Yoda said...

Hmmm... Great news for Mittworld indeed.....


Ah Don shoultz.... seems like only yesterday he and Jack Holveck turned me in to the chief Clerk for having a conservative quote screensaver scrolling across my laptop pc. They sat behind me when I was a clerk in the house back in the day and had to look at, "The supply of government exceeds the demand - Phil Gramm" and "the power to tax is the power to destroy - Chief Justice Marshall". It really pissed them off. hehehehee....

WAR Mitt Romney

9:41 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

WAR Yoda's skreen savers

2:02 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

We meant to note that Romney picked up the Michigan speaker of the house a few weeks back.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rants in yesterday's Des Moines Register:

"We need to protect fat kids, kids with glasses, kids who are too smart, kids who aren’t too smart. ... Schools should be a safe place regardless of whatever sets you apart,” Rants said.

Do you think he intentionally forget to include kids who are Mormans?

12:22 PM  
Blogger smartchick2008 said...

Anon 12:22

You are skirting dangerously close to the boundaries of good taste.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about fat Morman kids with glasses that have a low I.Q.?

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kooler - Don't be surprised that Krusty scooped you. Yoda says he and Krusty are real good friends adn Yoda has signed up on the Romney team. Yoda says he and Gentry are good friends too, so having Krusty know about Rants before you makes komplete sense.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Yoda said...

Hmmmm.... The scooper, I am not...

Wait, that came out wrong. :P

The point is it wasn't me.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

Not suprised, it was just a joke. The Kooler and Krusty are friends. We go to the cyberspace bars together.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Yoda said...

Hmmm... Mos Eisley Cantina, rough place it is....

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only place that Rants helps is on the list titled 'endorsements' that Commonwealth PAC shows to big donors on the coasts.

Oooohhh...you got the speaker of the Iowa House? Very impressive.

It won't help him in Iowa cuz most Iowan's don't know him and the ones who do don't like him.

By the way, this site beats the pants off of Krusty.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Yoda said...

Hmmmm... Anons, consider the source, we bloggers do.....

4:32 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

Glad you enjoy it 343. Though you might be underrating Speaker Rants, keep coming back to the Cooler!

9:36 AM  

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