RGA puts money in Maryland
The RGA has poured millions into other states with close races -- putting $4 million behind Republican Rick Scott who is squaring off against Democrat Alex Sink in Florida's governor's race, according to the Tampa Tribune. Barbour's group raised a stunning $40 million to spend on competitive gubernatorial races this season, earning the RGA lead the title of "de facto chairman of the Republican Party" according to Politico.
Barbour told the Talking Points Memo that his organization practices "ruthless targeting." He added: "We don't pay for sure winners, we don't pay for sure losers."