Skip to comments.IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)
Posted on 05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
NORTHEAST and SOUTH
There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November.
BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat
Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works
Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATE
FreedomWorks: "As a successful businessman with more than 30 years in the financial industry, Poliquin understands the economic problems facing America. As the State Treasurer of Maine, Poliquin saved his state 1.7 billion dollars. He believes the best way to create jobs is to substantially lower taxes and regulations. Poliquin has demonstrated the experience to lower government spending, and represents the best choice for Maine voters who believe in fiscal conservatism." Poliquin is the underdog in his race against GOP opponent Raye who has long been backed by the usual Snowe-Collins "pro-choice" crowd. Read here.
ELISE STEFANIK, NEW YORK-21, JUNE 24th ... Open Seat
Endorsed by: Susan B Anthony List, Conservative Party of NY, NY State Right to Life, Doug Hoffman
Elise Stefanik -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATE
29-year old Elise is probably a slight favorite to beat '10 & '12 candidate Doheny. This is the famous Doug Hoffman vs. Dede Scazzafava district.
CLAUDIA TENNEY, NEW YORK-22, JUNE 24th ... Challenging incumbent
Endorsed by: Susan B Anthony List, Conservative Party of NY
Claudia Tenney -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATE
Hanna is the 3rd most liberal Republican in Congress, a Planned Parenthood favorite. Tenney is taking him on next month in this upstate district!
FRANK GUINTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE-1, September 9th ... would face incumbent DEM Shea-Porter in NOV.
Endorsed by: Pam Smith, Conservative Activist, Manchester, Bob Bird, Conservative Activist, Wolfeboro, etc.
Frank Guinta -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATE
Pro-lifer Guinta is favored to beat Republican Dan Innis, who is backed by the The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.
CHAD MATHIS, ALABAMA-6, June 3rd ... 2 CONSERVATIVES trying to get into the run-off in this OPEN SEAT.
Endorsed by: Club for Growth, Sen. Mike Lee, Gun Owners of America, FreedomWorks
GARY PALMER, ALABAMA-6, June 3rd ... 2 CONSERVATIVES trying to get into the run-off in this OPEN SEAT.
Endorsed by: Gary Bauer, Ralph Reed, Tony Perkins
Dr. Chad Mathis
Chad Mathis -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATE
Gary Palmer -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATE
Conservatives Palmer and Mathis need to get into the run-off in this crowded primary. I think you will find that their opponents Brooke and DeMarco are not conservative enough for FreeRepublic, Alabama-style.
This will be updated periodically. The rest of country ... threads will be posted within a few days and a link will be placed below in this thread.
Again, the criteria: the candidate must have a legit shot in NOV in their district and they are also in a tough primary fight against a candidate with lesser conservative appeal (or even a liberal).
Donate today. If broke, send $14 for victory in '14.
You can make phone calls if you are out of state. Get a Wal-Mart Verizon pre-pay phone for $15 and put the right area code on it.
we are up with a House Primary thread
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LA-6 gets added later. First ballot is in NOV, so technically there is no primary.
In Louisiana if no candidate gets a majority of the vote in November there is another election in December. The winner takes office in January.
Thank you for doing that!!!
Sorry I’ve just been super busy!
yep, on LA. Freepers will hafta tell us who to support in LA-6 and in LA-5 McAllister. We’ll add it here in coming weeks.
Loudermilk is here.
Pridemore is here.
Hey Pete, what’s up?
You’re forgetting Marilinda Garcia in NH02!!!
Catherine Ping is going to need everyone’s help in IN-7 against Crypto-muzzie Andre’ Carson.
All 4 local TV stations, and the Indianapolis Star, did not even show, OR MENTION, the R primary race, or the winner. It is like it never happened.
I had to go to the Sec of State’s website to get the vote totals on election night.
Local media is too frightened of what might happen should they give a Carson challenger any acknowledgement, at all. It could mean their jobs, or worse.
Marilinda did not make the list because we figured there was no big Freeper urgency to “STOP LAMBERT”.
But if you have evidence of Lambert developing RINO features ... she can get on when we update later in the month.
Well, we don’t have IN-7 here because our ruthless attitude has that district as not-targeted. And we are doing primaries ... but we got a few in the Midwest coming right up.
I can tell you why IN-7 wasn’t mentioned, as Miss Ping is a desultory opponent who last reported having $0 in the bank against Carson. You can’t win with squat.
“I can tell you why IN-7 wasnt mentioned, as Miss Ping is a desultory opponent who last reported having $0 in the bank against Carson. You cant win with squat.”
And no one else running had much more than that.
Running a traditional campaign against Carson isn’t going to work.
He has something like $1.2Mil in the bank. and by snapping his fingers, can call on SEIU and the shadow orgs to throw another mil at him by the end of the day. The local media doesn’t DARE say a word against him, less they become unemployed.
This is going to require guerrilla campaigning. (ever heard of “Guerrilla Marketing”?). And if there was ever a year you could pull it off, it is this one.
The last time this seat was won was in 1972 (and that by William Hudnut when it was the 11th). There have been some valiant attempts: notably by Black Republican Marvin Bailey Scott in 1994 (when he had little money and no party support, and it scared Andy Jacobs out of running again) and Julia Carson was never popular, with her opponents routinely scoring in the mid 40%s range. Her worst performance was her last race in 2006 when 5,000 votes would’ve swung the election to another Black Republican, Eric Dickerson.
Unfortunately, aside from his first run in the 2008 Special, Andre’s opponents have only scored 35, 38 & 37% respectively (with the aforementioned Marvin Scott scoring that 38% in 2010). Ping may be lucky to get to the low 30s, perhaps a smidge higher, solely on the bloc of voters that find Andre an offensive politician and would vote for a walrus running on the GOP ticket. A well-funded, higher profile nominee might break 40%+, but it would take a miracle otherwise.
The IN GOP drew the lines to ensure a commanding 7R-2D advantage, and that, alas, is the price for the bulk of Indianapolis’s residents (and the NW corner of the state near Chicago).
Interesting race. A strong pro-lifer winning a Maine House seat would be a pleasant surprise, and the best part is that Poliquin sounds favored to win in November. The only RINOs can WIN in a district like that!!! crowd will thus ignore the race in November.
>> ELISE STEFANIK, NEW YORK-21, JUNE 24th ... Open Seat Endorsed by: Susan B Anthony List, Conservative Party of NY, NY State Right to Life, Doug Hoffman 29-year old Elise is probably a slight favorite to beat '10 & '12 candidate Doheny. This is the famous Doug Hoffman vs. Dede Scazzafava district. <<
Has Bold Reagan Conservative Newt Gingrich done his part and endorsed the RINO running for the seat yet? ;-)
>> CLAUDIA TENNEY, NEW YORK-22, JUNE 24th ... Challenging incumbent Endorsed by: Susan B Anthony List, Conservative Party of NY Hanna is the 3rd most liberal Republican in Congress, a Planned Parenthood favorite. Tenney is taking him on next month in this upstate district! <<
I'm sure the usual time for him to go/not a fighter/no incumbent deserves a pass crowd will be ACTIVELY involved in opposing Hanna, given how much they foam at the mouth trying to get rid of people who do what we want 95% of the time. Right Mark Levin? RedState.com? Tea Party Express? Yoo woo? Anyone home? ::crickets chirp::
>> New Hampshire: FRANK GUINTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE-1, September 9th ... would face incumbent DEM Shea-Porter in NOV. Endorsed by: Pam Smith, Conservative Activist, Manchester, Bob Bird, Conservative Activist, Wolfeboro, etc. Frank Guinta -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATE Pro-lifer Guinta is favored to beat Republican Dan Innis, who is backed by the The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund. <<
Guinta held this seat before, so I'm glad the RINO running will likely be crushed in the primary. Plus its 2014 so Guinta will almost certainly win his seat back in November.
>> Alabama: CHAD MATHIS, ALABAMA-6, June 3rd ... 2 CONSERVATIVES trying to get into the run-off in this OPEN SEAT. Endorsed by: Club for Growth, Sen. Mike Lee, Gun Owners of America, FreedomWorks GARY PALMER, ALABAMA-6, June 3rd ... 2 CONSERVATIVES trying to get into the run-off in this OPEN SEAT. Endorsed by: Gary Bauer, Ralph Reed, Tony Perkins Conservatives Palmer and Mathis need to get into the run-off in this crowded primary. I think you will find that their opponents Brooke and DeMarco are not conservative enough for FreeRepublic, Alabama-style. <<
Looks like a win-win scenario if the run-off consists of Chad Mathis and Gary Palmer. Of course, I wouldn't put it past some conservatives to start screaming RINO!! at the other camp anyway. >>
>> I'm ready to add another candidate. In the multi-candidate GA-11 race, Barry Loudermilk is building a strong campaign and looks like he has a shot to get into the run-off. There is another pro-life grassroots conservative to consider, Tricia Pridemore. To me, Loudermilk looks like he has a better shot on May 20 <<
Agree that Londermilk probably has the best chance of making the runoff, and deserves our support. We have to stop Boob Barf after he lost his mind and tried to reinvent himself as a Justin Amash type Paulbot. Who knows what Barr stands for now? (I'm also for keeping his former running mate, Wayne Allyn Root, out of GOP politics. The guy used some I'm distantly associated with Obama, therefore my candidacy will embarrass him even though I never met him card, which Milton Wolf has also now attempted)
Midwest Primary thread is now up
Here is the link to the Senate Primary thread
here is the thread for the MOUNTAIN WEST
“..And if you can’t contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a “like” or a tweet. “
And a Follow and write a letter to the editor to get their names out, and include their websites so those who can afford it can give them money.
Most of us can give a little money. No amount is too small, as it all adds up.
New Hampshire TV station WMUR asked the two how they felt about raising the minimum wage. Lambert gave it a squishy “maybe”, Garcia an unequivocal “No”.
Unfortunately, too many voters get sucked in by the Democrats’ race-baiting and gender-baiting, so we need more young, artsy, hard-core conservative women and minorities to take principled stands. I like hearing Garcia explain why raising the minimum wage makes no sense - no one will accuse her of being sexist or anti-minority.
I’ve asked her campaign to expand on her views on immigration - I’m expecting her to make a principled stand on this issue as well.
I have nothing against Lambert, but we don’t need more middle aged military white guys as the face of the Republican Party. We’re already well represented, too well in fact.
Same reason why I’m supporting TW Shannon. We need black conservatives to make the case to the black community why conservatism is good, and why liberalism just keeps screwing them from generation to generation.
We’re going to need an army of women to beat up on Hilary in 2016 if Trey Gowdy doesn’t take her down right here.
thanks Sun. Which district are you in now with the new lines? Are you hearing bout Elise on the radio?
I have always thought that Marilinda is better suited for CD#1. “She is a member of the executive board for Americans by Choice, which advocates for immigration reform.”
there’s a lotta cranky Yankees along that stretch from Keene to Coos. Are they gonna go for Mailinda in NOV?
using the useful metric of Facebook likes, Starbuck looks like a better option vs. Curbelo. He leads Martinez 3283 to 676.
over 3000 is impressive.
I looked at OK-5. Appears as tho Patrice Douglas will coast to be the next congress-critter. The race doesn’t look interesting to Freepers who wanna defeat RINOs.
i’m in the wrong thread on OKLAHOMA
Happily Elise must have the funds because I heard her on radio, and my husband heard her on the radio during Rush’s show, as well as on TV. I followed Elise on Twitter.
I also followed Tenney. She doesn’t have that many followers yet. I will also follow the others you mentioned in the other states, as I think it looks good when they get a good deal of followers.
Hope we also dump Cuomo, who wants to be our president some day. Rob Astorino is running against Cuomo, and has a shot, especially since he won previous elections for Westchester County Executive in a Democrat county. Astorino is pro-life, and conservative on so many important issues. I haven’t found anything I don’t like about him.
Hell of crowded field in OK-5.
Douglas and Turner are the 2 with money. Turner proposed abolishing marriage, as a way to stop gay marriage.
Whether its Palomares-Starbuck, Martinez or RINO Curbelo, I hope that someone defeats Congressman Joe Garcia, who not only is just about the only elected Cuban-American Democrat in South Florida but also someone with, shall we say, unorthodox hygienic and dietary habits:
"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision
of what is before them, glory and danger alike,
and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it."
I just noticed that you included Dr. Mathis among your two AL-06 choices. Until a little over a month ago, I thought that Mathis, being a doctor who understands and can enunciate the problems with Obamacare, would be a particularly effective congressman from arguably the most conservative district in the nation. But a month ago I read this post by the incomparable Quin Hillyer at National Review Online, and my opinion on Mathis has soured to the point that I probably would prefer whoever his runoff opponent is, given that honesty and forthrightness are indispensable traits in a representative:
Cheap Shots in Alabama
By Quin Hillyer
April 4, 2014 4:27 PM
Things are getting nasty, all from one direction, in what otherwise has been a mostly positive but vigorously contested Republican primary battle for a House seat in a deep-red district near Birmingham. The race involves numerous heavy hitters, and already is demolishing statewide primary fundraising records with two full months left before primary election day.
Anyway, a Tea Partyaligned candidate named Chad Mathis, a medical doctor, has been struggling to gain traction, in large part because several of the other candidates are demonstrably solid conservatives as well. So Mathis seems to be panicking. Hes out with a radio ad characterized by the local paper as letting his claws come out. In it, he takes shots at the four strongest other candidates, calling them a gang of four while lobbing various attacks at each of them several of which seem dubious. I cant vouch for the responses of three of those four, but the attack against Gary Palmer, longtime head of the conservative Alabama Policy Institute think tank, is particularly ludicrous and meretricious.
The ad accuses Palmer, without attribution, of once supporting hikes in property taxes. Based on earlier claims from Mathis, it appears the entire basis of this attack is a single stray comment in an old Palmer column that eventually the state will indeed need new revenue. The comment came in the course of an entire column devoted to opposing a package of tax reforms/revenue-raisers that then was being bandied about the state capitol. As any supply-sider can tell you, one need not raise tax rates of any sort in order to get more revenue. Jack Kemp himself was fond of saying that the way to cure deficits was by the government gaining more revenue specifically from massively higher private-sector growth, not tax-rate hikes. As a supply-sider, Gary Palmer quite obviously meant exactly that, considering that the entire column was an argument against tax hikes.
As it was, I remember that issue very well, and was in frequent touch with Palmer that year, because I was writing editorials and columns for the Mobile Register about the states looming budget crisis. And Palmer was absolutely consistent: The state government, he said, eventually would need more revenue but only about a third as much as the eventual ballot proposition called for. Palmer vigorously opposed the proposal at issue, saying that the way to create the new revenue was via economic growth. Whats more, Palmers entire career of more than two decades at API is one of a strongly anti-tax-hike supply-sider. In fact, hes the one who fed me the data necessary when I advocated a local sales-tax cut in Mobile.
To run an ad accusing Gary Palmer, of all people, of being a tax hiker is as absurd as it would be to say the same about Arthur Laffer.
Any sentient follower of public affairs in Alabama knows that Palmer and API are low-tax advocates. Nobody with a conscience would dare assert otherwise. Chad Mathis ought to be ashamed of himself.
that is a great race down in Alabamie.
I’m inclined to remove Mathis ... it looks like DeMarco is going to win the seat in the end ... maybe go with Palmer and Beason on my update. Or just Palmer.
Hopefully Beason is raising money now
Blackwell is going after Beason
Redstate explains the smears
Dude!!! You’re on tv dude!! WTH! :D
Funny comment I saw “That’s not ear wax, that’s part of his Liberal brain draining out of his ear canal.”
FL-13, Ed Jany, the ex-RINO democrat running as an independent (no official rat on ballot) has dropped out amid resume-padding allegations
Jolly’s only remaining opponent on the ballot is the Libertarian. You can now put this seat firmly in the “safe R” column.
And in other news Vance McAllister (RINO-LA 5) is vacillating on whether he will really retire.
California Primary thread is up
This is a note to myself to keep Ken5050 informed in the South .... until we develop a ping list.
that guy Garcia is being targeted for defeat. Lorenzo looks like the best candidate in the primary. We may need to add him to our Priority List.
bookmark and thank you.
Wil Brooke sounds like Jeb Bush when he talks immigration.
Renee Ellmers donated to Pridemore.
I dont know if that says much but I mean I wouldnt tout it if I was Pridemore.
Arkansas is up next Tuesday as well as Georgia (and ID, PA, KY, ND and OR).
In AR-2 French Hill looks like the prohibitive favorite.
2 way primary in AR-4 between State House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman, and businessman Tommy Moll. Moll has more money, Westerman has a huge poll lead in the only poll I’ve seen, 47-10 with the rest unsure. The rats are running James Lee Witt, who is raising a lot of money.
In AR-04, both Westerman and Moll appear to be conservatives, but I prefer Westerman because (i) he has a record that matches his campaign rhetoric and (ii) Moll has been telling outright lies about Westerman and Medicaid: http://m.nationalreview.com/corner/377940/arkansas-medicaid-expansion-and-2014-midterms-avik-roy
Shameful, I agree we should reject those candidates that tell blatant lies about their primary opponents.
FYI....Young Conservatives of Texas have endorsed, and Sen Ted Cruz is stumping for, Quico Canseco for TX 23.
Moll is toast.
But, but, Moll says that he’s Tea Party, and has been giving conservative speeches for six months now; and a little bird told me that he’s the step-brother-in-law of liberal former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, and that it would be greatly embarrassing to Halter should Moll be elected.
I know some of these aren’t from the correct region but disproportionate amount of those surveyed are from the south.
Candidate Questionnaire: Will you promise to protect American workers?
Dennis Linthicum, OR
Earl L Buddy Carter, GA
Katrina Pierson, TX
Erick Paul Wyatt, OK
Darwin Carter, GA
Jo Rae Perkins, OR
Matt Connolly, PA
Brian Slowinski, GA
John E. Stone, GA
Paul Broun, GA
Karen Handel, GA
Tom Vigneulle, AL
Carlton M Higbie IV, CT
Shane Osborn, NE
Joe Carr, TN
Igor Birman, CA
Col. Rob Maness, LA
Greg Bannon, NC
Gary Palmer, AL
Scott Beason, AL
David A. Brat, VA
Rep. Walter P. Jones, NC
Dr. Chad Mathis AL
Paul DeMarco, AL
Will Brooke, AL
Frank Roche, NC
Mark Harris, NC
Chris B. McDaniel, MS
Jacob Brimm, TN
Ron Vincent, MS
Anthony Wilkinson, NJ
David Larsen, NJ
Mike Assad, NJ
Rick Van Glahn, NJ
Murray Sabrin, NJ
Steve Lonegan, NJ
Filing closed in MA.
Besides the liberal RINO homosexual in district 6 we may have a chance in district 9 (it’s rated as safe D by everyone as of now).
According to the latest FEC filings 2 Republicans running have some appreciable resources. Former Reagan aide John Chapman and lawyer Dan Shores.
There’s a new GOP contender in NH-2
Former State Rep. Jim Lawrence, according to this article he’s the first Black candidate to ever run for Congress in NH.
I don’t know if he’s preferable to the lovely Marilinda Garcia.
Also mentioned in article is Eddie Edwards (R), the South Hampton Police Chief who’s trying to become the first Black State Senator. District 4, which in 2012 went for Obama 58%-40% and for elected a rat Senator 55%-45%.
Poll in NY-18
Former Rep. Nan Hayworth (R/C/IP) 44%, Sean Maloney (D/WF) 40%