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  • Roberts won't debate Wolf before Kansas primary

    07/19/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts won't debate tea party challenger Milton Wolf ahead of the state's Aug. 5 Republican primary. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Roberts executive campaign manager Leroy Towns said Friday that Wolf has failed to outline positions beyond what Towns called vague rhetoric and false attacks on the senator. Wolf campaign spokesman Ben Hartman said it's unbecoming for Roberts to duck debates and noted that Roberts previously had promised publicly to have them. The 78-year-old Roberts is seeking his fourth, six-year term in the Senate. Wolf is a 43-year-old radiologist making his first run for...
  • Racial politics could determine who controls the Senate in 2014

    07/19/2014 6:00:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/19/2014 | Star Parker
    It is no accident that rhetoric about race has been ramping up at a time when racial politics can be the key determinant for control of the Senate this year.At least three states - North Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas - are red states with vulnerable Democrat senators up for re-election that have large black populations.Can racism really be as rampant in America as all the current rhetoric implies?A Google search for “racism” will produce a long list of articles from the most recent week's news claiming racism on issue after issue of national concern.We need to dig deeper and give...
  • Black Southern Voters, Poised to Play a Historic Role

    07/18/2014 6:34:39 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    ny times ^ | 7-18-2014 | NATE COHN
    Southern black voters don’t usually play a decisive role in national elections. They were systematically disenfranchised for 100 years after the end of the Civil War. Since the days of Jim Crow, a fairly unified white Southern vote has often determined the outcome of elections. This November could be different. Nearly five decades after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, black voters in the South are poised to play a pivotal role in this year’s midterm elections. If Democrats hold the Senate, they will do so because of Southern black voters. The timing — 50 years after the passage...
  • Democrats Are in a Perilous Position in 2014 Senate Races

    07/17/2014 9:53:34 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 23 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 07/15/2014 | Harry Enten
    The final outcome for the Senate could be anything from a minor Republican gain to a GOP romp. At the moment, the state of play seems manageable from a Democratic perspective, but the party’s position is perilous. A tiny shift could tip the canoe and spill a lot of Democrats overboard.
  • By pandering to the base, Democrats show they know they're losing the Senate

    07/17/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/17/2014 | BY DAVID FREDDOSO
    The tell-tale sign Republicans expected to lose the Senate in 2006 appeared June 28 of that year. That was when the GOP turned to stunts to save themselves. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., brought to the floor a constitutional amendment banning the burning of the American flag. Flag-burning had not been a serious issue for years. But after Hurricane Katrina, and with the Iraq War going poorly, Republicans were desperate to change the subject. “Flag burning is a form of expression that is spiteful or vengeful,” said the late Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., whose chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee...
  • Democrats Far Outspending Republicans in 10 key Senate races, Figures Show [Where's Priebus?]

    07/16/2014 5:03:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Guardian (UK)R ^ | July 16, 2014 | Dan Roberts
    Democrats Far Outspending Republicans in 10 key Senate races, Figures Show Guardian analysis reveals surge of money into battleground states, with vulnerable Democrats raising cash at record rates Dan Roberts in Washington 16 July 2014 13.11 EDT Alison Grimes, pictured here with Elizabeth Warren, is raising cash at a quicker pace than her rival, Mitch McConnell. Democratic donors are outspending Republicans by more than 50% in the closest-fought Senate races, according to a Guardian analysis of the latest campaign finance disclosures that reveal a surge of money flooding into key battleground states. More than $42m has been raised so far...
  • Jonathan Turley to Congress: You face self-destruction if you don’t rein in Obama

    07/16/2014 6:02:01 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Daily Caller, an elegant opening statement from today’s House Rules Committee hearing on Boehner’s separation-of-powers lawsuit. You’ve heard him make this argument before but he’s getting more apocalyptic with each appearance before Congress — and who can blame him? The last time he testified, Obama wasn’t babbling to activists about amnestizing five million illegals with a stroke of his pen. Today Turley calls O’s rhetoric about unilateral action “extreme” and warns the committee that Congress will effectively self-destruct if the executive is allowed to do what he wants whenever there’s gridlock. After all, in a system of limited...
  • Democrats may lose Hope in Arkansas despite Clinton legacy

    07/16/2014 6:22:27 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 15,2014 | Lisa Mascaro
    The former Clinton home is now a well-appointed museum. The old two-lane road in front grew into a bustling artery leading to a Wal-Mart. Across the street sits a taco truck, whose owner, immigrant Elvia Bello, sells her famous tamales to the small but growing Latino population in the once-segregated community. But perhaps the biggest change of all in a state that once had reliably elected Democrats is the sandwich-board sign on a corner with hand-painted letters announcing: "Tea Party Meeting 4th Thursday 7 p.m." The Arkansas target is Sen. Mark Pryor thoroughly embraced by his state six years ago...
  • Palmer defeats DeMarco in Ala 6th District

    07/15/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT · by plain talk · 29 replies
    Birmingham got news wire ^ | 7/15/2014 | cbs42
    Conservative policy analyst Gary Palmer has come from behind to defeat state Rep. Paul DeMarco in the Republican runoff in Alabama’s 6th District congressional race. With 53 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday, Palmer led DeMarco with 62 percent. He was far ahead in all six counties in the central Alabama district. The results are a turnaround from the primary, when DeMarco easily outdistanced Palmer and five other candidates.
  • Barone: Political fallout from border crisis growing

    07/14/2014 1:03:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/14/14 | Rick Moran
    Ace political analyst Michael Barone scans the political landscape and thinks that the fallout from the border crisis will be severe and will hit Democrats especially hard. The picture of thousands of illegal youngsters streaming over the border is disquieting and seems likely to hurt the president's standing with voters--even despite his refusal to submit to a “photo-op” on the border. Democrats are trying to blame the situation on House Republicans' refusal to pass comprehensive immigration legislation. That seems pretty lame: There's nothing in the bill the Senate passed in June 2013 that addressed this particular situation. As this article...
  • Latest Poll Numbers in Senate Races: GOP hopes slipping away (Vanity)

    07/10/2014 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 57 replies
    Here are the latest poll numbers for key Senate races: Real Clear Politics Election 2014 Battle for Senate 46 Dems 8 GOP 46 RCP Averages GOP +6 Pick-Ups Top Senate Races RCP Average Kentucky McConnell (R) +1.5 North Carolina Hagan (D) +3.0 Colorado Udall (D) +1.0 Arkansas Cotton (R) +2.8 Iowa Braley (D) +0.8 Louisiana Cassidy (R) +1.0 Michigan Peters (D) +5.6 New Hampshire Shaheen (D) +10.4 West Virginia Capito (R) +10.0 Oregon Merkley (D) +10.0
  • Rep. Vance McAllister will run for re-election

    06/30/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 34 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 06/30/2014 | Bruce Alpert
    Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, will run for re-election. He told NOLA.com/Times-Picayune Monday that he'll leave it up to the voters to decide whether he stays or goes. He has scheduled a "special press conference" Monday in Monroe to formally announce his decision to run for re-election this fall in the 5th Congressional District. McAllister said he spent the weekend with his family making sure "they were on board," and that they are. He said he and they decided to leave it up to voters whether "he stays or goes." After surveillance video from last December was leaked in April showing...
  • Senator Pat Roberts Makes Major Freudian Slip in Interview (Video)

    07/03/2014 6:01:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/3/14 | Debra Heine
    Appearing on a Kansas City local radio talk show on KCMO Thursday morning, Senator Pat Roberts made a verbal gaffe that plays right into his primary opponent's main talking point against him. Reports show that Roberts spends very little time his home state of Kansas - less than 100 days using official funds over the course of two years, an issue his opponent, radiologist, Dr. Milton Wolfe has capitalized on. "After 47 years in Washington, it's clear that Kansas is a distant memory for Pat Roberts," Wolf said back in May. "How else do you explain Roberts wanting to spend...
  • Why Democrats Are So Confident

    07/03/2014 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 2, 2014 | By Ronald Brownstein
    It was a revealing convergence Monday when the five-member conservative Supreme Court majority delivered the Hobby Lobby contraception decision even as President Obama announced that House Republicans had officially shelved immigration reform. Both disputes reaffirmed the GOP's identity as the champion of the forces most resistant to the profound demographic and cultural dynamics reshaping American life—and Democrats as the voice of those who most welcome these changes. And both clashes captured a parallel shift: While Republicans took the offense on most cultural arguments through the late 20th century, now Democrats from Obama on down are mostly pressing these issues, confident...
  • Do Republicans Still Have a Chance in Colorado?

    06/30/2014 11:16:26 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 29, 2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    DENVER—Mario Nicolais is the kind of candidate who could help the Republican Party win back the suburban voters it has lost. He's fiscally conservative but socially moderate, a member of the NRA but also a founder of a Republican group that champions gay rights. And on this afternoon at a local bar, he's clearly at ease chatting up the fans who've turned out to watch Mexico play Brazil in the World Cup. Hispanics make up 23 percent of his state Senate district, and Nicolais knows that Republicans will need to peel off some of them to have any hope of...
  • Republicans woo evangelical base in bid to recapture the Senate

    06/27/2014 10:32:54 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-27-2014 | DAVID GIBSON
    The Republican National Committee on Friday (June 27) launched its first web-based effort to rally conservative believers behind the party, a sign of how crucial voter turnout will be in this fall’s close-fought midterm elections and an indication that the GOP cannot take its evangelical Christian base for granted.
  • BREAKING: Desperate Dems Fear “All-But-Certain” Impeachment if GOP Takes Senate

    06/27/2014 6:29:10 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 100 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 27 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    Years ago, impeaching President Obama would’ve seemed like an impossibility, but with scandals and corruption leaking out of every nook and cranny of the White House, the likelihood of accomplishing such a Herculean feat has dramatically increased. Hot off the heels of a disastrous negotiation with terrorists, an Iraqi crisis, and several congressional investigations into the VA scandal, IRS targeting, and Benghazi cover up, the movement calling for Obama’s impeachment has gone mainstream. House Republicans claim the votes are there to move forward on impeachment, and to further prove the seriousness of all the fervor, Speaker Boehner is set to...
  • John Fund: Remember Mississippi!

    06/27/2014 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2014 | John Fund
    How far did the establishment GOP forces backing Senator Thad Cochran go in Mississippi this week? Too far, and their tactics are likely to leave permanent scars in a civil war with Tea Party forces that are out of all proportion to the importance the establishment placed on saving one 76-year-old senator’s ability to please Washington’s K Street lobbying interests. “This is a win for the establishment, but it’s a win with an asterisk, because it’s so tainted that it might be one of those things where they’re going to be sorry they ever won the runoff in Mississippi,” Craig...
  • ‘Southern Charm’ star planning US Senate race against Graham

    06/26/2014 8:22:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | 6/26/14 | Jason Ryan
    CHARLESTON — With less than a month to go before the filing deadline, Charleston businessman and reality TV show star Thomas Ravenel says he is proceeding with plans to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Lindsey Graham. Ravenel, who was state treasurer before resigning due to federal drug charges, said Wednesday that he plans soon to complete a petition drive, collecting the signatures of at least 10,000 S.C. voters. That petition would enable him to appear on the ballot this November with three other candidates, including Graham, in a bid for a six-year...
  • Democrats’ ads triggered late GOP spending, boosted Beauprez over listless Tancredo

    06/26/2014 8:29:52 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 35 replies
    Fox 31Denver ^ | June 25 2014 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Hours before the polls closed Tuesday and Bob Beauprez was quickly declared the winner of Colorado’s GOP gubernatorial primary, he speculated that the Democratic effort to tip the race to Tom Tancredo may have backfired. A day later, it’s crystal clear that that is indeed the case
  • Kentucky Getting Ready to Ditch Mitch As Democrat Grimes Leads McConnell 48%-46%

    06/26/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 135 replies
    politicsusa.com ^ | 6/26/14 | Sarah Jones
    What looked like it could be an anomaly is beginning to look like a real thing in Kentucky. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Alison Lundergan Grimes, is leading in a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) by 2 points, on the heels of McConnell’s primary win. That’s right — if this is McConnell’s post-primary bump, he’s in trouble. The poll contains a flood of bad news for McConnell. Eighty-nine percent of respondents are more likely to vote for a candidate who will pass legislation to create jobs. By an 80%-14% margin, voters (including 70%...
  • BREAKING: 25,000-35,000 Democratic Voters Carried Thad Cochran to Victory

    06/26/2014 7:53:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 260 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Mitch McConnell, the NRSC and the Chamber of Commerce went all in for moderate Thad Cochran in Mississippi (57% conservative rating with Heritage Action): Back in Washington, Cochran’s most important allies resolved to muffle their anxiety and stick with him for another three weeks. The Chamber of Commerce polled the race, concluded the senator had a difficult but viable path to victory; the group began brainstorming inventive ways to make a splash in the state, culminating with a sensational commercial starring NFL legend Brett Favre. National Republican Senatorial Committee political director Ward Baker, confronted with Beltway pessimism about Cochran’s chances,...
  • A bad night for Democrats

    06/25/2014 7:19:34 AM PDT · by topher · 105 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 25-June-2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    A BAD NIGHT FOR DEMOCRATS If you can divine a national trend from a runoff election in Mississippi, be our guest. But rather than pondering the motives of 3,188 Mississippi voters who made the difference in a bitter, hyper-local election, there’s a more useful consideration today. What’s at stake nationally this year is control of the U.S. Senate, and Republican chances of taking the majority went up significantly Tuesday night. [During New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel’s victory speech, the stage nearly collapsed. Rangel asked “heavier people on the stage… to take safety over ego” and step down.]
  • Republican Clawson wins Florida special election

    06/24/2014 7:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Modesto Bee / The Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2014 | Donna Cassata and Emily Wagster Pettus
    In a victory for the tea party movement, Republican Curt Clawson won a special election in southwest Florida on Tuesday to replace former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. The businessman and former Purdue basketball star cruised past Democrat April Freeman and Libertarian Ray Netherwood in a solidly Republican district on the state’s Gulf Coast. With all precincts reporting, uncertified results show Clawson captured 67 percent of the vote for District 19, which includes most of Lee County and about a third of Collier County....
  • GOP picks Lankford for open Oklahoma Senate seat

    06/24/2014 7:45:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6-24-14 | SEAN MURPHY
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two-term U.S. Rep. James Lankford emerged from a crowded primary field Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat, avoiding a runoff despite a well-funded challenge from a tea party-backed candidate. By getting more than 50 percent of the vote, the 46-year-old Lankford advances to face the Democratic nominee and one independent in November. The seat became open when GOP U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn announced in January he planned to step down with two years remaining on his term following a recurrence of prostate cancer.
  • Cochran Wins, But McDaniel Camp Eying Legal Challenges

    HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) survived the most intense challenge he’s ever faced in his 41-year political career, winning a runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel. The Associated Press called the race for Cochran, who is up 6,880 votes with 99.9 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Why Democrats are winning, Republicans are losing

    06/24/2014 5:53:56 PM PDT · by workerbee · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/24/14 | Cal Thomas
    **SNIP**Democrats have convictions. They know what to do with power when they get it and how to isolate, even punish, any member of their party who dares to take a different position on an issue. Republicans seem to constantly react to the policies of Democrats or slam each other instead of making a case for the superiority of their ideas. It doesn’t help Republicans that they lack the Democrats’ uniformity. **SNIP**
  • Changing Face of New York Jewry(Jews to become NYC GOP votiing block)

    06/22/2014 5:22:47 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 100 replies
    In 2012, the average New York Jew looks a little less like Jerry Seinfeld and a little more like Tevye the Milkman. New York’s Jews are poorer, less educated and more religious than they were 10 years ago, according to a landmark new study of the city’s Jewish population. They’re also less liberal: More than half of the Jews in New York City live in Orthodox or Russian-speaking homes, both of which lean heavily conservative. The study, conducted by UJA-Federation of New York, counted 1.5 million Jews in New York City, Long Island and Westchester, up from 1.4 million just...
  • Primary/Runoff Official Live Thread (CO, FL, MD, MS, NY, OK)

    06/24/2014 2:41:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 370 replies
    Should be another intersting night! Hopefully we'll build some more momentum!
  • Mississippi Runoff Poll LIVE Thread

    06/24/2014 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 1,376 replies
    Please post what you are seeing at the polls today.
  • Tea Party Rally Won't Include Alexander's Tea Party Challenger

    06/24/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    A rally scheduled for Thursday night has all the makings of a political boon to Tennessee State Sen. Joe Carr, who's challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in the Senate primary. Stars of the Tea Party, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, are headlining the event. It's being organized by the Servier County Tea Party, a group that hails from Rep. Phil Roe's (R-TN) R+25 congressional district. And the rally is scheduled for two days after the Mississippi runoff, which, if state senator Chris McDaniel wins, could give Carr additional political momentum. But Steve Osborn, the Chairman of the Sevier Country...
  • Cornyn Campaign Hopes Tea Party Strategy Will Help GOP Diversify (RINO pandering in Texas)

    06/24/2014 10:34:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | 6/24/14 | Killeen Daily Herald
    As Central Texas leaders of the League of United Latin American Citizens make plans for a January education summit, they have an unlikely partner: Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. LULAC, the Hispanic civil rights group, has long clashed with Cornyn on issues, from health care to immigration. But they say they have found common ground on education. “It’s very unusual,” LULAC Central Texas District Director Gavino Fernandez Jr. said of the partnership. Typically, Republicans “don’t reach out," he said. "They stay away from our community.” That’s changing as Republicans eyeing the state’s shifting demographics increasingly invest in reaching Hispanics, African-Americans...
  • GOTV and Pollwatch in Mississippi, Vote Chris McDaniel for US Senate today

    06/24/2014 10:28:17 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 10 replies
    McDaniel for US Senate ^ | June 24, 2014 | Steelers6
    Chris got 155,000 votes 3 weeks ago, he'll probably need 200,000 this time to win. GOTV
  • DAN BONGINO: ‘We are Watching, in Real Time, the Collapse of the Big Government Model’

    06/24/2014 8:34:54 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 25 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 24 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    President Obama is a proponent of the idea of Big Government, as are most progressive liberal socialists. They never see a problem that can’t be “fixed” by government. Unfortunately, government rarely ever fixes anything, and almost always makes things worse with unintended consequences. But the long history of the failures of Big Government won’t stop Obama and the progressives, as they will just suggest more government to fix the problems created by previous government. Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent that is now running for Congress in Maryland, recently pointed out that America is watching the failure of Big...
  • The Oklahoma Senate race: A twist on the tea party vs. establishment fight (primary tomorrow!)

    06/23/2014 5:25:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Four years ago, James Lankford was a Baptist minister making a long-shot first foray into politics and T.W. Shannon was a little-known state legislator. Now, they are rising Republican stars who will square off in a competitive primary for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma Tuesday. The campaign is the latest pressure test for a coterie of national tea party groups with an eye on shaking up the midterm landscape. The national tea party machinery is squarely behind Shannon. The contest, which could be headed to a runoff, also carries broader implications for a Republican Party looking to shed its image as...
  • All Delaware Republicans: Support your DEGOP with $10 each

    06/23/2014 6:01:47 PM PDT · by Moseley · 18 replies
    DEGOP ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Delaware Republican Party has set up a plan for every registered Republican to donate a minimum of $10 each -- or as an alternative, at your option, preferably $10 per month, repeating each month until November 30, 2014 If you go to -- http://www.delawaregop.com/index.cfm?ref=13100 The DEGOP donation page is set up automatically to accept $10 donations automatically repeating at $10 per month from today until November 30, 2014. Of course you can change the "Recurrence" field to (a) One Time Only, or (b) Quarterly or (c) Monthly. You can change the ending date. You can change the dollar amount....
  • Poll: Democrats still not interested in voting in November

    06/23/2014 5:56:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/23/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    A new CNN/ORC poll indicates that the Democrats have been unable to overcome the apathy that threatens to keep much of the party’s traditional voters home this November. According to that poll’s survey of registered voters’ preference on the generic congressional ballot – a measure of voter enthusiasm that traditionally favors Democrats – the president’s party maintains a two-point lead over the GOP at 47 to 45 percent. However, among those who voted in 2010, a filter CNN/ORC uses to determine who are most likely to vote in November, the GOP holds a four-point advantage over Democrats at 49...
  • Red State Dems To Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly: Please Stay Away

    06/23/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 23 Jun 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    Red state Democrats who are fighting to overcome their support of gun control and get re-elected are asking gun control proponents Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly to stay out of their states. This comes after Breibart News' June 4 report that Giffords and Kelly planned to help Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC) get re-elected this November. Now Udall, Landrieu, and Hagan are pushing Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races. According to The Washington Times, the three incumbents are trying to keep gun control from erupting as a major issue in their...
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal Claims 'Rebellion Brewing' Against Washington

    06/23/2014 1:12:44 AM PDT · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | June 22, 2014 | AP
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday night accused President Barack Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. with people ready for "a hostile takeover" of the nation's capital.
  • Kate Cochran calls Mississippians "ignorant". (Vanity)

    06/23/2014 9:52:13 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 56 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 23, 2014 | Din Maker
    LISTEN UP EVERYBODY..... Is there any way that Chris McDaniel's supporters can get this word out to the people of Mississippi today and even during polling times on Election Day, tomorrow? In her Facebook rant, on June 17th, Kate Cochran, daughter of Thaddeus Cochran, called the people of Mississippi "ignorant". “I think that Mississippians are being snookered by neocon zealots on talk radio, Fox News, and elsewhere. The New Right values extremism, obstructionism, partisanship, and--frankly--ignorance.” That should be worth a couple of thousand votes for Chris McDaniel.
  • In Mississippi, Chris McDaniel’s Senate Bid Is Bolstered by Tea Party Energy

    06/23/2014 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Syncro · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | 6-22-2014 | THEODORE SCHLEIFER
    In Mississippi, Chris McDaniel’s Senate Bid Is Bolstered by Tea Party Energy By THEODORE SCHLEIFERJUNE 22, 2014 Inside LAUREL, Miss. — Chris McDaniel’s Republican campaign for the Senate barreled through Mississippi on Sunday on anti-establishment, Tea Party-invigorated energy as the state’s runoff primary race entered its final hours.The Tea Party Express, one of the nation’s largest organizations aligned with the movement, was the host of three bus tour events earlier...Five years have passed since Tea Party groups began protesting big government at summer town-hall meetings across the country...*snip* ...kickoff event on Friday evening...10 minutes from Mr. McDaniel’s hometown, American flags...
  • Poll: Lankford holds narrow lead over Shannon (Oklahoma alert)

    06/22/2014 11:56:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | June 22, 2014 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Fifth District Congressman James Lankford held a narrow lead over former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon heading into the final week of their U.S. Senate primary campaign, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll. Lankford led Shannon 41 percent to 38 percent in a survey of 415 likely voters in Tuesday’s election. The survey was conducted June 14-18 by SoonerPoll.com and has a 4.81 percent margin of error. Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon was at 3 percent, with the other four candidates on Tuesday’s ballot totaling 2 percent. Sixteen percent were undecided. The poll results indicate a runoff between...
  • New Jersey Senate: Booker (D) 48%, Bell (R) 35%

    06/22/2014 12:08:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 19, 2014
    Democrat Cory Booker, running for reelection after less than a year in office, holds a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Jeff Bell in New Jersey’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely New Jersey Voters finds Booker with 48% support to Bell’s 35%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and 13% are undecided.
  • GOP establishment choice wins Iowa's House contest

    06/22/2014 12:34:25 AM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 6/21/2014 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    (AP) — In a setback for the tea party and libertarian forces in Iowa, establishment Republicans on Saturday nominated their candidate for a House seat in one of the nation's most competitive congressional districts. The nomination of David Young in Iowa's 3rd District punctuated the efforts of Republicans in the party's mainstream who had desperately worked to avoid repeating embarrassing losses suffered in congressional races in other states in 2010 and 2012. It also marked a rollback in influence of libertarians who had controlled the state GOP in recent years.
  • Jindal says rebellion brewing against Washington

    06/22/2014 4:11:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2014 1:31 AM EDT | Connor Radnovitch
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday night accused President Barack Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. with people ready for “a hostile takeover” of the nation’s capital. […] The governor said there was a “silent war” on religious liberty being fought in the U.S.—a country that he said was built on that liberty. “I am tired of the left. They say they’re for tolerance; they say they respect diversity. The reality is this: They respect everybody unless you happen to disagree with them,” he...
  • Poll: McDaniel Takes 8-Point Lead over Cochran Days from Election

    06/22/2014 4:50:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/21/14 | Matthew Boyle
    PEARL, Mississippi — A new poll shows that state Sen. Chris McDaniel has surged even further ahead in the final days of his GOP primary runoff against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), in what has become one of the most epic bouts to date between grassroots conservatives and the GOP establishment. McDaniel has taken a 52 percent to 44 percent lead over Cochran, while four percent of voters remain undecided in a new tracking poll by Chism Strategies. The poll, conducted on Friday night, surveyed 697 GOP primary voters and has a margin of error of 3.8 percent—a number McDaniel’s 8-point...
  • Politics: NPR poll of 2014 battleground states is disastrous for Dems

    06/20/2014 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 20 2014 | Robert Laurie
    It’s an election season, and the polls are starting to hit with increased frequency. Today, we have a new one from NPR. Most polls we’ve seen thus far have a national focus. Democrats aren’t doing well, but the data can be an unreliable midterm predictor because it includes a lot of states where there’s nothing in play. NPR decided to cut to the chase and find out what the electoral picture looked like in just 12 senatorial battleground states. They polled Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and West Virginia. If Democrats were...
  • New TV Ad from Gary Bauer Hits Thad Cochran for Supporting Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

    06/20/2014 9:45:05 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 1 replies
    Gary Bauer CWFPAC ^ | 6-20-14 | The Wolf
    A new TV ad by Gary Bauer's PAC, Campaign for Working Families, exposes Mississippi Senate candidate Thad Cochran for his support of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of State. Hagel has been a rubber stamp for Obama's disastrous foreign policy agenda.
  • Ted Cruz Stars in New Ad for T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma

    06/20/2014 7:48:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7:39 a.m. on June 19 | Alexis Levinson
    Cruz is a Republican from Texas. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has largely stayed out of the primary fray this year, stars in a new ad from Senate Conservatives Fund backing T.W. Shannon in the Oklahoma GOP primary for Senate.Shannon faces Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., and several lesser known candidates in Tuesday’s primary. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is resigning at the end of this Congress, leaving the seat open.“In Oklahoma, there are a number of good Senate candidates, but T.W. Shannon is a conservative fighter,” Cruz says in the ad.“He has the courage to look Washington insiders...
  • NPR’s new poll of battleground states brutal for Democrats

    06/19/2014 1:15:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    You already know how the national polling looks, but those numbers include the opinions of many Americans whose votes will have zero impact on the much-watched battle for control of the Senate. NPR clears out New Yorkers, Californians and Texans (among others) from its sample, focusing instead on the following 12 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and West Virginia. A look at the results, bearing in mind that presidential approval rating has historically been the single most significant variable in midterm election cycles: That would be (38/58) overall, including an...