National Republican Senatorial Committee

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is the Republican Hill committee for the United States Senate, working to elect Republicans to that body. 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 NRSC helps elect non-conservative Republican incumbents and challengers primarily through fundraising.[1] Other services include campaign activities using media and communications, as well as research and strategy planning. Prior to the rise of the Tea Party, the NRSC seldom was involved in choosing sides between Republican candidates in primaries. In the 2014 Mississippi Senate primary runoff between 36-year incumbent Thad Cochran and conservative challenger Chris McDaniel, the NRSC resorted to reliance on democrat voters to propel Cochran to victory by running on non-Republican principles of larger government spending.[2][3]

List of Chairmen[edit]

Name State Term of Service
Styles Bridges NH 1949-1951
Ralph Owen Brewster ME 1951-1953
Everett M. Dirksen IL 1953-1955
Barry M. Goldwater AZ 1955-1957
Everett M. Dirksen IL 1957-1959
Andrew F. Schoeppel KS 1959-1961
Barry M. Goldwater AZ 1961-1963
Thruston B. Morton KY 1963-1967
George Murphy CA 1967-1969
John Tower TX 1969-1971
Peter H. Dominick CO 1971-1973
William E. Brock III TN 1973-1975
Theodore F. Stevens AK 1975-1977
Robert Packwood OR 1977-1979
H. John Heinz III PA 1979-1981
Robert Packwood OR 1981-1983
Richard G. Lugar IN 1983-1985
H. John Heinz III PA 1985-1987
Rudy Boschwitz MN 1987-1989
Donald 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 F. Allen VA 2003-2005
Elizabeth H. Dole NC 2005-2007
John E. Ensign NV 2007-2009
John Cornyn TX 2009 - 2013
Jerry Moran KS 2013 - Present

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