Thursday, February 5, 2009

ICYMI: Congresswoman Foxx Hailed as "Fundraising Maestro"

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is doing her part to back conservative candidates to help Republicans take back control of the U.S. House. She was hailed as a "fundraising maestro" this week by NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions for her efforts.

GOP seeks to win back Gillibrand seat

By Alex Isenstadt & Patrick O'Connor
February 4, 2009

House Republicans are making a hard push for their colleagues to pony up from their own campaign bank accounts in an effort to put Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s former House seat back in Republican hands. ...

With the National Republican Congressional Committee looking to rebuild after a disastrous two cycles, such fundraising matters have center stage early in the 2010 election cycle. Party leaders made no secret they wanted members to pitch in this term.

NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions hailed Virginia Rep. Virginia Foxx as a fundraising maestro, and announced that he was dedicated a suite at NRCC headquarters in her name. Foxx, Sessions noted in the meeting, raised $250,000 more than she was expected to last election cycle. She did this by calling donors individually from the NRCC, not — as most members do — by cutting a check from her reelection account. ...