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Monday, August 14, 2006

CR Revered - Nate Walton

Name: Nate Walton

Federation: Maine College Republicans

Federation Website:

School/Year: Bates College/2008

Major/Minor: Political Science/History

Who do you support for President in 2008 and why? It is too early to decide.

Why did you get involved in College Republicans? I have long been interested in politics, so joining the CRs was an easy choice for me since I have always been a strong Republican. Being a very active college freshman in a swing state during the fall of 2004 piqued my interest in stepping up to CR leadership.

What is the greatest challenge for a College Republican leader? The greatest challenge for CR leaders is building a good reputation for their chapters/federations by keeping promises and delivering results. This requires a great deal of hard work as CR leaders must prove to people of much more political experience that they are worthy of trust and respect - through their actions and not their words. When done effectively, the right doors can open - and with them a CR leader’s ability to strengthen their chapter/federation even further.

Where do you see the CRNC in 1 year? I see the CRNC strengthening its Field Program even further, and continuing to provide the knowledge and resources to help state chairmen strengthen their state federations

What's your greatest achievement in College Republicans? I enjoy recruiting new members and motivating them to become active with CRs. My greatest CR achievement is when I organized scores of recently recruited CRs to collect nominating signatures in every corner of Maine to ensure a congressional candidate a spot on the 2006 ballot - and the state party a full slate of candidates for the fall.
What makes a poor state chairman? A poor state chairman is one who focuses more time and effort on state/national internal CR politics than recruiting new members, building additional chapters, and developing strong relationships with the state party by planning and executing effective grassroots activism.

As a student senator you worked with David Horowitz to pass the Academic Bill of Rights. Why was this important to you? This was important to me because academic freedom is an important issue deserving of more discussion and awareness. Liberal hegemony on campus is all too often tolerated and left unchallenged. Because CRs are generally the best organized conservative club on campus, we must lead the fight for academic freedom by hosting conservative speakers on campus and bringing attention to the lack of academic freedom on a statewide level. This is what we have accomplished in Maine, which David Horowitz routinely cites as the example of a successful statewide academic freedom effort.

What are you planning for your state to do during the 2006 campaign season?
I am taking the semester off from Bates to serve as field director for Senator Chandler Woodcock’s gubernatorial bid. I just raised over $30,000 to hire five full-time CRNC field reps who will recruit 2,500 new Maine CRs during the fall of 2005. With polls showing Woodcock head-to-head with the incumbent Democrat, and the Maine House and Senate just seats away from GOP majorities, I am more confident than ever Maine CRs will play the crucial grassroots role towards great Republican victories in November.

Paul Gourley's leadership. Mediocre or very mediocre? I think Paul Gourley has done a good job as national chairman.

Anything else?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is your plan to eventually make it through every state chair?

4:46 PM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be any more abvious that Beau Correll is behind this website?

4:46 PM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyday the opposition becomes more like the left-wing democrats, taking hit-and-run shots at leadership and hiding behind anonymous posts.

You little children are cowards, in person you'd run away from a fight.

6:12 PM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no opposition leadership.

Though there needs to be.

6:59 PM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the second anonymous post is absolutely 100% correct on who runs this site.....

2:00 AM, August 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with Nate, but he's going to have to accept that the opposition was right on the fundraising letters. If he can't at least admit that to himself, then he probably has closet ethical issues that will hurt him in the future. You can like Gourley, you can dislike Gourley, but you cannot tell donors that their $1000 check will go to send a holy lapel pin to President Bush at the convention.

People who didn't care about national events during that election cycle were being irresponsible.

6:56 PM, August 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walton is a HYPOCRITE. Read his own words, how being focused on state/national infighting makes you a terrible chair.

So hey WALTON, how goes your plot to undermine Miltenberger in his home state? Not having too much luck there, no? You said you wanted to hurt his relationships with his state officers and with the Massachusetts GOP chair. Hypocrite. Rotten hypocrite.

11:15 PM, August 16, 2006  
Anonymous Straight Talk said...

Nate Walton is a great State Chairman. From what I hear he does a great job.

The bad thing about him is he just kind of rubs people the wrong way. He's extremelyt self promoting and I think it ultimately turns people off.

11:39 AM, August 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan Schuberth was also self-promoting. Must be something the water up there.

12:24 PM, August 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I checked Miltenberger has a negative relationship with Mass. GOP and his state leadership team thinks he's a joke. Looks like Walton did his work, if it was him. Regardless, he's clearly not obsessed with that shit like Milty is.

12:25 PM, August 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not every state GOP will bend backwards for the CRs like the Maine GOP. Many GOP state chairs are just useless to the cause. They want their paycheck, their name in the paper, and they eventually want to be a campaign manager for a big national campaign. And they couldn't give a damn about running a youth campaign.

Nate Walton has it easy. Maybe that's thanks to Dan Schuberth. Or maybe Dan Schuberth had it easy too. But Maine's GOP is not normal. I suspect the Massachusetts GOP isn't worth a nickel.

3:10 PM, August 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nate has it easy because he made it so. He had a big role in getting Schuberth elected to Maine GOP leadership.

10:52 PM, August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nate was also hired to coordinate GOTV for state legislature races in Maine. Maine's State Senate was of only 6 in the country to pick up seats in 2006!

2:07 AM, November 13, 2006  

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