GOP Members Pressed to Pony Up to NRCC

Posted November 17, 2009 at 5:30pm

House Republican leaders on Tuesday urged their members to come up with some cash for the National Republican Congressional Committee so the party will be fully prepared to fight for seats next fall.

The leaders, including Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio, NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas, NRCC Vice Chairman Greg Walden of Oregon and and Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas made no threats during the closed-door meeting of the Republican Conference at the Capitol Hill Club — but they reminded lawmakers that winning back the majority is a team effort, according to several GOP sources inside the meeting.

“We can come all the way back if we work together,” Sessions said.

“Stop complaining about [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and unseat Pelosi,” Walden told members, according to two sources.