Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) is positioning himself to be the next head of the NRCC and is ensuring support by greasing a few palms. According to The Hill newspaper, Cole will dole out $225,000 to five sophomore members at an event today.
Cole's handouts are part of the Sophomores Retaining Our Majority Project, or, SHROMP. SHROMP is similar to the Blunt/DeLay Retaining Our Majority Project, or, ROMP. Cole headed FROMP (I'll let you figure out what that stands for) last cycle. In all, Cole has said that he’s distributed more than $1.6 million dollars to his colleagues.
What are the odds of him calling his project for junior representatives JUMPSHIP?