January 14, 2010
SPENDING, SPENDING, SPENDING:
Boehner Plans ‘Contract With America’ Redux (CQ, 1/14/10)
With Republicans feeling increasingly optimistic about their prospects in November’s mid-term elections, one source who attended the morning meeting said Boehner, R-Ohio, told Republicans he has assigned Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy , R-Calif., to head up the platform-writing effort, in conjunction with the National Republican Congressional Committee, the campaign arm of the House GOP.
Boehner said the idea of a common platform for GOP candidates, with pledges they would keep if Republicans take back the House in November, had been discussed among top GOP leaders. Boehner said “that the effort — whether it ends up being called a ‘contract’ or an agenda or something else — would involve members of the conference and our candidates.”
About time. Posted by Orrin Judd at January 14, 2010 6:55 AM