“There’s never been a commitment from the RNC for a certain number of people to be deployed to the states, and it’s not something we planned for in our Victory program,” John McClelland, a spokesman for the Ohio Republican Party, wrote in an e-mail. “If people were deployed to Ohio, we might have a hard time finding something for them to do that isn’t already assigned to a volunteer.”
Garren Shipley, communications director for the Virginia Republican Party, said in an e-mail that his group hadn’t requested any help from the deployment program either.
“We’ve got fantastic campaigns this year with huge grassroots support and hadn’t thought all that much about asking for outside help,” Shipley said. “We’ve got several districts with incumbents who are in excellent shape, and if we need to draw out-of-district support, that’s the first place we’d call. But so far we haven’t even had to do that.”
“We’re in good shape with or without deployment,” he added.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.