Skip to comments.Six 2012 House losers to watch in 2014
Posted on 06/22/2013 2:16:44 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
That's what some defeated House candidates from 2012 are hoping, at least.
Several failed candidates who ran strong campaigns, but fell just short last year, are back for a rematch this election cycle.
Whether they can use lessons learned in their losing campaign to change next year's results will go a long way in determining which party gains seats in the House.
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IMO if the House passes any kind of an amnesty bill, the Republicans are toast because their base will not vote for their re-election.
Shout out for Mia Love. I’ll send her $25 in a moment.
Glad to see Mia Love is running again.
Too much campaign cash comes from the businesses that depend on cheap labor, and the Republicans are just as guilty as Democrats.
The DIFFERENCE is: No entitlements-seeking constituency votes anything other than (D), and the hapless Conservatives who were stuck voting for "clothes-pin" (R)'s just will NOT do it anymore after Amnesty (it doesn't matter; it's too late but this will give the (D)'s a big cushion).
Here are the six candidates listed:
David Rouzer (R-NC)- came within 654 votes of unseating moderate ‘Rat Mike McIntyre, this time will be better prepared and not be drained by an expensive primary.
Mia Love (R-UT)- was overconfident last year, expected to waltz into office, but lost to Jim Matheson by about 900 votes. this time will concentrate on local connections. That helps, but this was one of the few districts where Romney helped Republicans. The Matheson name remains gold.
Pete Aguilar (D-CA)- should have won easily last time, but was blindsided by the state’s new primary laws. He’ll be better prepared this time. IMHO, Republicans need for Gary Miller to retire and find a better candidate.
Rick Allen (R-GA)- narrowly lost a wild, time-and-money-consuming runoff to Lee Anderson, who was a mediocre candidate. Most Republicans now wish that Allen had been the nominee. He will be this time, but John Barrow has a knack for beating the odds.
Martha McSally (R-AZ)- she exceeded everyone’s expectations and will now be her party’s top priority. If the elections go well, she will be a rising star in Congress.
Brenden Mullin (D-IN)- he did better than anyone expected, raising questions about Jackie Walcoski’s abilities, and he was no dooubt helped by the implosion of Richard Mourdock and the local popularity of Tim Donnelly. This is one to be concerned about.
The comment regarding the disillusion of conservative Republicans is very accurate. The alienation between the grassroots and the Republican establishment in Washington has become a chasm. Brewer, McCain, Flake, all of whom I voted for in the past, no longer deserve my support.
I hope that Col. Martha McSally runs again. If she does, she will have a good chance to turn AZ CD 2 (Giffords old seat) red. However, she has been silent regarding her plans.
Martha McSally - jump into the race.
I will not let my hatred for Big Daddy Pimp Rove and his lackeys in the GOPe prevent me from supporting solid conservatives, but no, I won’t be sending money to rubes like Flake.
Nancy Mace from The Citadel needs to primary Linseed Graham too.
Isn’t Barrow the most conservative Rat in the House?
I can only Todd Akins is no where to be seen.
He’s gone for good we think. Good riddance. The guy was a doofus. Mourdock however, I have some sympathy for.
“Isnt Barrow the most conservative Rat in the House?”
If I’m not mistaken, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina is.
Ah, well I’m sure he’s up there.
What’s wrong with Jackie Walorski ?
We have a small vacation home in Scottsdale. Have debated the issue of whether to vote in Arizona or Texas for a number of years but have not changed my registration thus far. Used to live there and my son was born there so I have a lot of interest in the area.
When I was out there a couple of months ago I called McCain’s office in Phoenix, identified myself and said I was very concerned about him because he appeared to be off his meds. Clerk slammed the phone in my ear!
I’m not surprised by the stances that McCain and Flake have taken. I am extremely disgusted with Brewer, however, particularly after she approved the Medicaid expansion. Really expected better of her - guess my original assessment was really wrong.
I think they will make the Democrat losses in 2010 appear mild. This is going to be worse than passing Obamacare, because the Republicans aren’t even appealing to a fringe portion of the party. Some how, the Democrats got the Republicans to put their name on this very unpopular bill which is going to anger the country, and make their base go ballistic. I am sure most voters can’t even name any of the Democrats in the gang of eight, but they have most likely all heard Rubio, McCain, and Graham, as well as Paul campaigning for it. If the Republicans are stupid enough to get this through, my prediction is they lose the house by historic numbers and lose seats in the senate as well. The Republicans have put themselves in the position of being responsible for this bill, whether or not most of them vote for it, they will get the blame.
Conservatives who were stuck voting for “clothes-pin” (R)’s just will NOT do it anymore after Amnesty...”
Tried to explain that to my Rep in person and sent an email to Cornyn who is up for re-election to the Senate in 2014. Of course both of them think I don’t know what I’m talking about. “Look at all the other wonderful things they have done” kind of statements.
Cornyn best not underestimate the forces that were amassed to elect Cruz over RINO Dewhurst. I have voted in every election since 1958 but I will sit the next one out unless we have a more viable candidate to vote for other than Cornyn because I refuse to vote for him ever again.
I can’t actually name the fourth rat attached to the bill. Schumer, Dick, and creepy Bob. Who is the other one?
Please, please register to vote in Arizona. Texas appears to be safely conservative. However, too many of Arizona’s Republicans are NOT conservative in a crisis. They talk one way and then sell out to big business. Five of nine AZ US Representatives are Democrat (in this state) We really need help.
Yes McCain is an angry, arrogant person. I doubt that he would win again. And yes again Brewer has jumped the shark.
Cornyn is a joke. You’d think he was imported from the establishment over in Tennessee. He’s just as weak as Alexander and Corker.
Cornyn needs to be flushed. Period.
Correct! Even if my guy votes against it, but it passes, I’m staying home and the GOP can go to hell!
I don’t really understand the ‘cheap labor’ argument. As soon as they’re legal, the cost will go up to employers.
Who’s your guy?
Bennet from Colorado. Like Flake, you look at the list and wonder what he is doing there.
Anyone on the horizon who could dethrone this Cornyn clown? I would tentatively suggest the decisive House member in the 1st district.
He’s another rat troll, head full of air.
Flake seems to be angling to become McLame’s new butt-buddy if Graham gets ousted. Its like a bizzare love triangle.
He would do in a pinch.
Yeah, we can’t have solid prolifers. They embarrass the party.
Yet I think you’d find most people name Karl Rove when it comes to embarrassments.
We need to stick by the folks our side rather then just reinforcing Rove’s ‘analysis’.
Romney was a piss-poor candidate. That’s all there was to it. He had negative coattails.
Maybe because that’s not his name. But perhaps someone with his conservative voting record will try for that seat again.
Mia Love is the one I reserve my sympathy for because she came within a few hundred votes of winning and the Libertarian candidate siphoned off more than three times that many.
What is it with the Libertarian arsonists that they have to run a candidate even when the GOP runs a solid conservative that is with them on 95% of what they believe. Is legalized pot that important?
It matters even when the pubs piss us off. We need to hold the house and add to the Senate pubs.
I might have to break my pledge and support a Republican. Barber is a liberal d*ck. He has got to go.
Yeah, Mourdock should have learned the lesson from Akin, but his blunder wasn’t as bad as what Akin said. It was blown out of proportion by the lib media. His point was that even the children of rape were God’s children, which is actually a very heartfelt statement.
Mourdock also would have been a good senator, whereas Akin was likely to join the big spenders crowd based on his House record.
A libertarian candidate lost the seat in Montana against Tester, I know our candidate there was a Rove pick, but he should have won, and Tester helped prop up the libertarian to help himself over the finish line.
We also had a libertarian against Klobuchar in Minnesota who got his ass kicked.
LOL, I could have written that post. I emailed both Cornyn and Pete Olson. Olson sent the usual 'i would never support such a bill' reply; but the point I was making to him is that he should be up front opposing it like Cruz in the senate. RINO Cornyn has not replied yet. Now that so many republicans are revealing themselves to be Judases, my clothespin days are over.
Texas is not necessarily as conservative as it appears. The Democrats formed a group in our small local community and have been busy training their members in voter registration and have been block walking and knocking on doors every Saturday and Sunday for the last two months. Their grass roots activities and presence put ours to shame.
I serve on one of the local Republican boards until the end of December so must retain my current voter status until then. Will check it out again in December. My entire family will register to vote next year in whichever state it appears it can make the most impact.
Guess we could do like a lot of people and register in both states but we’re the wrong color and nationality. LOL.
What have you all heard about Wayne Stovall? Understand he has mentioned that he might try to run against Cornyn. Saw an initial article but nothing further.
I can’t find anything on him. Are you sure you have the name right? Perhaps you mean Wayne Christian?
Katrina Pierson is a big Tea Party leader down there who worked with Cruz. She should consider a run.
He stood up with McIntyre and Rahall against Amnesty.
Rahall needs to get in Manchin’s ear that his gun bill will get no hearing when the GOP Civil war starts.
Any chance that Lt. Col. Allan WEST will take another crack at it? I keep getting appeals for donations to his cause, so I suspect he might be thinking about it.
The Dems and Establishment pubs worked together to oust him (getting rid of him was a high priority for both parties), and the election and re counts were suspicious at best with the old reliable boxes of mysteriously “found” ballots being rushed in at the last moment and a bought off judge ruling that they had to be counted while military absentee ballots were apparently ignored, as they usually are.
They finally ran West out of money and lawyered him down.
That’s pretty much how Al Franken the clown got “elected”, isn’t it?
I’m not so sure now that Palin has completely abandoned her political aspirations. She seems to be hovering around weighing her options.
A West / Palin dream ticket might get the old base out - but the establishment will never let that happen, will they?
The fix has probably been in for the 2014 and 16 elections for years now. Vote any way you want; the outcome is predetermined.
Don’t know anything about him.
West has stated he might be running for an as-of-now undisclosed office in 2016. Some speculate he’s looking to primary Rubio.
Several failed candidates who ran strong campaigns, but fell just short last year, are back for a rematch this election cycle.
When I got back from a few days of vacation I had over 400 emails. One of them was from a website called STOP AGENDA 21 IN TEXAS. It included a link to their website: www.stop21texas.com which had an article on Wayne Stovall with a statement saying that he was either thinking about or was throwing his hat in the ring to run against Cornyn.
Apparently he does have his own website and Facebook page. I looked at his website briefly and don’t recall that he has ever held office before. Haven’t seen anything about him on any other sites and just haven’t had time to check further. If you get a moment you might want to take a gander. It’s really early yet but Cornyn has been building his warchest for several years and will be difficult to oust - but nothing is impossible.
I quit trying to communicate to Pete. Best way to get info to him may be through firstname.lastname@example.org. Josh is one of his clerks - seems frustrated with Pete but may just be a front.
Sent an email to Cornyn on his web site concerning IRS, food stamps and huge increase in SSI payments. Got back a response thanking me for my recent request and giving me instructions on how to arrange for a visit in his office in DC. Somebody either selected the wrong response letter number or didn’t engage their brain when they sent the auto response. Not only does he never read a bill, he never reads any of his mail. Clerks seem to handle all of the mail.
Wayne Christian is very conservative but was repudiated by his own district “Republican” voters in the 2012 primary. He has no statewide recognition.