×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: reagan | devine | gop | senate

Former Reagan Aide Devine: GOP Should Focus on Senate

By    |   Wednesday, 11 April 2012 11:15 AM EDT

Conservatives should set their sights on the Senate during the 2012 election rather than the presidency, says Donald Devine, director of President Ronald Reagan’s Office of Personnel Management. That’s because presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is a bumbling candidate and will receive plenty of money from establishment Republicans in any case, says Devine, editor of ConservativeBattleline Online.

“There is only one rational conclusion for conservatives: they must focus their resources on Congress,” Devine writes on Politico. “Even if Obama is re-elected — heaven forbid — Congress has the power to check what he does.”

With Republicans already holding a majority in the House, the advantages of incumbency should be enough to maintain control, Devine says. If not, “conservatives are doomed anyway. So the strategic focus must be on the Senate,” he writes.

“While Obama keeps running against a do-nothing Republican Congress, the fact remains that the House passes many bills, but things get bottled up in the Democratic Senate.”

Republicans hold advantages for the Senate races, Devine says. The GOP needs only a net gain of three seats to gain control. Democrats have 21 seats to defend, compared to only 10 for Republicans.

Nine states will likely decide who is in charge of the Senate, Devine says. “There are six toss-ups and three leaning-Democratic states that conservatives must win. The six are Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The three are Florida, Michigan, and Ohio.”


© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


236
2012-15-11
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 11:15 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved