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Encyclopedia > National Republican Senatorial Committee

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is the Republican Hill committee for the United States Senate, working to elect Republicans to that body. Its current chair is Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina. In November 2004, Dole narrowly edged out Norm Coleman (28 votes to 27 within the Senate Republican caucus) to head the NRSC following the departure of Senator George Allen of Virginia. The NRSC was founded in 1916 as the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. It was reorganized in 1948, and renamed the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Hill committees are a set of four political party committees, controlled by the Republican and Democratic caucuses in each house of the United States Congress, which work to elect members of their own party to Congress (located on Capitol Hill, the source of the name). ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole (born July 29, 1936) was elected to the United States Senate in 2002 to represent North Carolina for a term ending in 2009. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... November 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Events Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John... Norman Bertram Norm Coleman Jr. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ... George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ...


Current Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist was an NRSC chair, and many feel he used it to make the connections that he used to become majority leader when Trent Lott resigned. The Senate Majority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesman for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ... William Harrison Bill Frist (born February 22, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American physician and politician from Tennessee. ... Chester Trent Lott (born October 9, 1941 in Grenada, Mississippi) is a United States Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party. ...


The NRSC helps elect Republican incumbents and challengers primarily through fundraising. Other services include promotion using media and communications, as well as research and strategy planning. The NRSC generally avoids supporting Republicans in primaries against other party members, though the 2006 Rhode Island Senate primary between Lincoln Chafee and mayor of Cranston Steve Laffey is a notable exception. Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a Republican United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... Steve Laffey is the current Mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island. ...


Senate Republicans will elect new leadership positions after the 2006 midterm elections on November 7th, 2006. For a time it was unclear who would take over as chair of the NRSC. Sen. John Thune, who defeated Sen. Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) in the 2004 cycle, was considered the best pick, but he ruled himself out early in 2006. After receiving the blessing from his family and consulting with other Republicans in the Senate, Sen. John Ensign of Nevada announced on September 26th, 2006 that he would seek the chairmanship. He was formally elected November 15, 2006. John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ...


List of Chairmen

See also

DSCC can also refer to Defense Supply Center, Columbus. ...

External link

  • NRSC official website
Name State Term of Service
Ted Stevens AK 1975-1977
Robert Packwood OR 1977-1979
John Heinz PA 1979-1981
Robert Packwood OR 1981-1983
Richard Lugar IN 1983-1985
John Heinz PA 1985-1987
Rudy Boschwitz MN 1987-1989
Don Nickles OK 1989-1991
Phil Gramm TX 1991-1995
Alfonse D'Amato NY 1995-1997
Mitch McConnell KY 1997-2001
William H. Frist TN 2001-2003
George Allen VA 2003-2005
Elizabeth Dole NC 2005-2007
John Ensign NV 2007 - Present

 
 

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