National Republican Senatorial Committee

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is a political committee established by Republican members of the United States Senate supposedly to help Republican candidates develop the campaign resources they need to gain seats in the United States Senate. The current chairman is Texas Senator John Cornyn.

While the NRSC raises money by claiming to support the election of Republican Senate candidates, in fact RINOs control how the money is spent and in 2012 they announced NRSC would withhold funds from the election of pro-life Todd Akin of Missouri.

Most of the recent leadership of the NRSC has been by Republicans unable or unwilling to win reelection themselves.


The committee was established in 1916, in response to the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment to the constitution which provided for the direct election of Senators. The committee was reorganized and renamed to its current name in 1948.


Years Name State
2009–Present John Cornyn Texas
2007-2008 John Ensign Nevada
2005-2006 Elizabeth Dole North Carolina
2003-2004 George Allen Virginia
2001-2002 Bill Frist Tennessee
1997-2000 Donald Nickles Oklahoma
1987-1988 Rudolph Boschwitz Minnesota
1985-1986 Henry Heinz Pennsylvania
1983-1984 Richard Lugar Indiana
1981-1982 Robert Packwood Oregon
1971-1972 Peter Dominick Colorado
1973-1974 William Brock Tennessee
1975-1976 Theodore Stevens Alaska
1977-1978 Robert Packwood Oregon
1979-1980 Henry Hienz Pennsylvania
1969-1970 John Tower Texas
1961-1962 Barry Goldwater Arizona
1967-1968 George Murphy California
1963-1966 Thurston Morton Kentucky
1959-1960 Andrew Schoeppel Kansas
1957-1958 Everett Dirken Illinois
1951-1952 Ralph Brewster Main
1955-1956 Barry Goldwater Arizona
1953-1954 Everett Dirksen Illinois
1949-1950 Styles Bridges New Hampshire

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