WASHINGTON–Rep. Aaron Schock R-Ill. is the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee March fundraising dinner here, one of the major events to raise campaign cash for the House GOP political operation. Schock faces no opponent in the March Illinois primary, leaving him free to work on the March 26 dinner. Schock already raised $1.1 million for the dinner, the NRCC said on Tuesday, and pledged to raise another $1 million by March 26.
“Aaron Schock is a bright young leader, one of the hardest working Members in the House and committed to growing our majority,” said NRCC Chairman Greg Walden said in a statement
“I can’t think of a more qualified person to head up this vital effort, and he has already hit the ground running. The stakes this November are high. Nancy Pelosi and her special interest friends will stop at nothing to regain complete liberal control of Washington. With Aaron’s leadership, we can help provide the resources to fight back.”
“There is nothing more important this election cycle than maintaining our House majority,” Schock said in a statement.
“The Republican controlled House of Representatives is the last line of defense we have against the President’s big government policies which have limited individual freedoms and hurt job creation. The failed stimulus bill and disaster of a healthcare law are the result of total Democrat control here in Washington. We are still feeling the repercussions today and maintaining a Republican House is essential to ensuring it doesn’t happen again. Democrats are singularly focused on winning back the House. President Obama will once again serve as Fundraiser in Chief – agreeing to host at least 7 events himself for the DCCC. The March Dinner will kick off our fundraising efforts to raise the large amount of resources needed compete with the President and National Democrats. I am truly honored to be chairing this effort and working with all my House colleagues to keep our House majority and advance policies that keep America free and full of unlimited opportunities.”
”The 2014 NRCC March Dinner will be held at the National Building Museum at 6pm on March 26th. The featured speaker is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.”