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Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list
Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus

Posted on 05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT by Resettozero

Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.”

But, he said, “the reason I think Cruz would be my first choice among those three is that he and Lee Bright seem to have the most in common with regard to temperament.” Palin “would perhaps be the most helpful of all,” Wright added — not the former Alaska governor’s only mention in these conversations, though there is little sign she is laying the groundwork for a presidential run.

Also mentioned in that category was South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the new head of the special Benghazi committee, by candidate Shelley Kais, a distant underdog to win the nomination in Arizona’s 2nd district. And the campaign manager for Conrad Reynolds in Arkansas’ 2nd District cited Ben Carson, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, for whom a vocal draft movement is underway. Bush, Ryan and Rubio each got several mentions after Cruz. Bush, the former Florida governor whose presidential intentions are the subject of an ongoing Washington guessing game, has traveled coast to coast for candidates and committees this cycle, consistent with his outreach in years past. One recent stop was a state party dinner in Connecticut, where Tom Foley is running for governor. Foley said “They are all liked in Connecticut,” he said.

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...just as I expected to learn.
1 posted on 05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Yeah, that’s why they’re all overjoyed when Gov. Palin endorses them ... because they really wanted Rand paul.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 3:00:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Resettozero

What a bunch of morons (most) republicans are..
They easily forget 2012 that ALL conservative candidates were REJECTED.. (harshly)

AND a known collaborator with democrats was chosen, INSTEAD.. in the primarys..
THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARYS..

Not only that BUT the inventor of Romney care.. Jeese.. they are dumb..
Totally overlooking that the voting mechanisms have been PENETRATED..

How does one GET that dumb?..
Who cares HOW it was done.. IT WAS DONE.. and will be again..
NOT a squeek was heard after the election..

I won’t use the “R” word.. it will go over most heads..
The whole party is dumbed down.. calling cowardly lions would be a compliment..

They are worse much worse.. most are TOOLS of democrats..
Lapping up agitprop and propaganda like pigs at the trough..
for fear of having to DO SOMETHING.. like _________..
yeah I said(implied) it..


3 posted on 05/19/2014 3:13:12 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Resettozero

What wishlist is that? The wish they would go away list? I’m looking for a Conservative not a Libertarian or a RINO.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 3:13:26 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Resettozero

I wonder if Kelly Ayotte is responsible for part of this story. Seems the candidate didn’t want to be named even though they wanted the Ayotte endorsement.

There’s a vampire in Florida who is running as a fiscal conservative but actually supports the NDAA amnesty. He is trying to beat Ted Yoho from the right.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 3:13:52 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Mastador1

Libertarian/rino, look at how similar they are on social issues.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 3:16:32 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Resettozero

Ru Paul should run on the DemocRat ticket. He sounds like not one dime’s worth of difference.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 3:21:59 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Rand endorsed Yoho which is a good thing because the Vampire is attacking Yoho on fiscal issues.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 3:26:30 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
The excerpt is all about Ted Cruz, barely mentions RINO Paul. Politico strikes again.
9 posted on 05/19/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ http://www.freerepublic.com/~bigheadfred/)
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