Archive from October, 2007
17 Oct
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October Meeting Tomorrow


New York, NY – The New York Young Republican Club (NYYRC) will hold our October monthly meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2007. Former-club president Jason Weingartner will moderate a McLaughlin Group style discussion on the hot topics in the 2008 election.

All attendees are invited to participate in the open discussion on the issues that are driving the 2008 election debate. Considering that NYYRC members have diverse views on issues, this is sure to be a spirited discussion.

Join us at the Union League Club, located at 38 East 37th Street, on Thursday, October 18, 2007, beginning at 7PM. Business attire required. Please check your coat at the door and turn off your cell phone.

NYYRC meetings are free and open to the public.

The New York Young Republican Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit political organization that exists to bring Republicans aged 18-40 together to discuss the Republican Party platform and aid the Republican Party in the education of the public about the Republican agenda and the promotion of Republican candidates for office. To find out more about the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. please visit the Website at

10 Oct
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Presidential Hopefuls Ignoring the CRs?? Well NOT the YRS! :)

The WSJ’s Adam Najberg was at the Debate last night at UMich – Dearborn, talking to a couple of CRs who were complaining about the Presidential Candidates not reaching out to them, other than Facebook, MySpace, Etc…

I linked a piece by The Nation above.

I find this really interesting for a few reasons

1. MANY, (if not ALL) of the GOP hopefuls have reached out to the NYYRC in one way or another: to volunteer, attend a fundraiser, make phone calls, or simply participate in a rally.

2. The CRs, on a national level, have a far stronger organization than the national YRs, that’s for certain and typically they’re better known for campaigning and holding signs and rallying. In the past, they’re the group that candidates know better and go to first. It’s funny that we’re the ones being reached out to…

What say you folks?!?!
And of course, overall, it’s

9 Oct
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Friend of the NYYRC gets a Promotion!!!

Good friend to the NYYRC and native New Yorker Brett Mecum gets appoint Political Director of the Arizona GOP! GO BRETT!!!

For Immediate Release October 8, 2007
Contact: Sean McCaffrey
Phone: 602.957.7770
Cell: 602.448.9883 Fax: 602.224.0932


Phoenix, AZ—Arizona Republican Party executive director Sean McCaffrey today announced the appointment of Brett Mecum as political director. “Brett has proven himself a dedicated political staffer, an able deputy and a talented strategist,” McCaffrey said. “We started considering what qualities we were looking for in our political director and it became clear we wouldn’t be able to find a better candidate for the position than in someone who already knows the state, our candidates, our opponents and our operations.”

Said Mecum, “I plan on bringing the same tenacity and energy that served me well in communications to the position of political director. The Arizona Republican Party has a tremendously talented staff in place and I look forward to working with them over the coming year as we wipe away the Democrats’ 2006 gains throughout Arizona.”

Mecum joined the Arizona Republican Party as Director of Communications in mid-February 2007 and has served in that capacity until his appointment as Political Director, effective today. Until a new communications director is named, Sean McCaffrey will also serve as spokesman for the state party.

“Our priority is to train, equip, fund and prepare our candidates, our county parties and our districts for the election cycle ahead,” said Randy Pullen, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. “Brett has an aggressive program plan to implement across fifteen growing counties. I’m confident he’s a great choice for the job, our campaigns and our candidates are in fine hands.”

3 Oct
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Celebrate Oktoberfest with the NYYRC Tonight

Come join us tonight at Lorely for the NYYRC Oktoberfest celebration. The first 20 people through the door get a free drink. Enjoy their huge beer selection and try some free appetizers….as long as you get there early!

Wednesday, October 3
7 – 10 pm
7 Rivington between Bowery and Chrystie