Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Blunt Gives $500,000 to NRCC

. . . to minimize expected losses in November, reports The Politico.

"The money will go to the cash-strapped National Republican Congressional Committee for the fall campaigns as part of the GOP's biennial Battleground Program to raise money from incumbents," writes Patrick O'Connor.

In other news, House Republicans are trying to force a floor vote on legislation that would cut the number of localized "boutique" gas blends that refiners are required to produce under EPA mandates to reduce air pollution.

Minority Whip Roy Blunt is the bill’s sponsor. He said the bill might provide relief at the pump soon by cutting the number of different fuel blends that overworked refineries have to produce, according to CQ Politics.com.

“Americans may be willing to pay $4 for a grande double shot mocha Frappuccino, but not $4 for a gallon of gasoline,’’ Blunt told reporters.

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