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  • Another primary and another spectacular victory for Donald Trump

    03/12/2020 5:09:03 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Normally, when an incumbent who is popular with his party is running unopposed in a primary — or when the opponents are fairly marginal figures most voters have forgotten actually exist — there's very low turnout for the incumbent. That was not the case with Donald Trump last week, on Super Tuesday. He had a blowout primary, with people turning out in unexpected droves to vote for him. Trump voters knew that their vote wouldn't matter in terms of Trump gaining the delegates for their state. They turned out to make a point: Trump's voters are wildly enthusiastic. They don't...
  • Bill Kristol’s Hand-Picked Candidate Drops Out…

    02/08/2020 1:00:42 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/07/20 | John Berman
    " I would rather have a socialist in the White House than a dictator." As he drops out of GOP primary Former Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh says he will back any Democrat. ***REMINDER*** Here is a taste of Joe Walsh's true personality...   
  • oe Walsh ends Republican primary challenge against Trump

    02/07/2020 6:13:09 AM PST · by cann · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 8:18 AM ET, Fri February 7, 2020 | By Veronica Stracqualursi
    Former US Rep. Joe Walsh is ending his uphill challenge against Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, after suffering a crushing loss in the Iowa GOP caucuses in which he received only 1% of the vote. "I am ending my candidacy for president of the United States," Walsh told CNN's John Berman on "New Day." "I got into this because I thought it was really important that there was a Republican -- a Republican -- out there every day calling out this president for how unfit he is." Walsh, a conservative, said he will do whatever he can...
  • Former congressman Walsh ends 2020 GOP bid against Trump

    02/07/2020 5:53:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 8, 2020 | By HUNTER WOODALL
    WASHINGTON -- Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start. “I’m suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is just getting started. I’m committed to doing everything I can to defeat Trump and his enablers this November.” Walsh said in a tweet. Walsh had cast his ballot for Trump in 2016 and declared he would be “grabbing his musket” if the Republican Trump lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton. But Walsh eventually soured on Trump, deriding...
  • AP: Trump wins 2020 Iowa Republican caucuses

    02/03/2020 5:47:58 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 95 replies
    KCCI Des Moines ^ | Feb 3, 2020 | AP
    President Donald Trump is the winner of the 2020 Iowa Republican caucuses, a largely symbolic vote as he was facing no significant opposition.
  • BREAKING: Trump Wins His First State — Judge Rules South Carolina Can Cancel Its 2020 Primary

    12/12/2019 10:00:10 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 70 replies
    Analyzing America ^ | 12-12-19 | David Rufful
    On Wednesday, the South Carolina Republican Party’s conclusion to not hold a 2020 Presidential primary has been confirmed and upheld. This will make it even more difficult for less prominent candidates who are pushing to win against Trump. The resolution was upheld by Circuit Judge Jocelyn Newman, who said the law “does not give Plaintiffs a legal right to a presidential preference primary, and the Court will not substitute its own judgment for that of the General Assembly or the SCGOP.” Bob Inglis, former South Carolina congressmen sued state Republicans, claiming this decision to skip the primary, strips him and...
  • Trump's GOP challengers to debate in Nashville

    10/22/2019 9:17:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/19 | Rachel Frazin
    President Trump's three Republican primary challengers will debate on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., organizers announced. The debate and conversation with former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R) will take place at 11 a.m. at the Politicon political convention, officials said. "Join Gov. Bill Weld, Gov. Mark Sanford, and Rep. Joe Walsh as they discuss 2020 and the future of the republic. Is President Trump listening?" organizers asked on the convention website. It was not immediately clear whether Trump was invited to the debate. Allies of the president including...
  • GOP donors are reportedly encouraging Mitt Romney to primary Trump

    10/08/2019 9:11:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    The Week ^ | October 7, 2019 | Staff
    In recent days, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has been fielding calls from GOP donors itching for him to primary President Trump in 2020, a person close to Romney told Vanity Fair. "There is a half-billion dollars on the sidelines from guys who are fed up with Trump," one donor told Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman. Romney has been one of the few Republican voices to speak out against Trump's attempts to get foreign leaders to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, tweeting on Friday that his "brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine ... is wrong and appalling." This...
  • Is Mitt Romney Weighing A Primary Challenge To Trump?

    10/06/2019 6:57:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2019 | Karen Townsend
    Mitt Romney could turn out to be the 2020 version of Evan McMullin. Last week some signals were sent that may indicate Romney is considering it.Remember Evan McMullin? He’s the former CIA officer who ran as a third-party candidate in 2016. He claimed to be a conservative alternative to Donald Trump. He failed miserably and even placed third in total votes in his own state of Utah. McMullin was said to have been recruited by Bill Kristol and his ilk among Establishment Republicans who were unable to accept Trump at the GOP nominee. Romney has re-emerged, as he does...
  • South Carolina Republican Party gets sued for canceling its 2020 presidential primary

    10/01/2019 9:56:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 21 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 10/01/2019 | Caitlin Byrd
    Two Republicans, one of them former congressman Bob Inglis, have sued the S.C. Republican Party over its decision to cancel its GOP presidential primary next year. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Richland County, alleges the party scrapped their 2020 election contest illegally and violated its own party rules and state election law. The suit further contends the near-unanimous decision made by the state party’s Executive Committee deprives Inglis, of Greenville, and fellow plaintiff Frank Heindel of Mount Pleasant, of their right to vote for the candidate of their choosing in the 2020 primary. “Instead, the State Executive Committee has chosen...
  • Bill Weld suggests Trump could face execution over Ukraine phone call

    09/23/2019 9:52:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who is challenging President Trump in the Republican primaries, proclaimed Monday that the president committed treason through his controversial phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky -- adding that the punishment for treason is death. The statement drew a swift rebuke from the Trump campaign. “The media’s affliction with Trump Derangement Syndrome has driven them into an actual discussion of the proposed execution of the President of the United States,” communications director Tim Murtaugh told Fox News. “In severe cases of TDS such as this, immediate consultation with a physician is recommended.” Weld was responding...
  • Trump GOP primary challenger: 'I’ve given up on the Republican Party'

    09/20/2019 9:57:25 AM PDT · by cann · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/16/19 | John Gage
    Joe Walsh, one of President Trump's Republican challengers, said that he has given up on the Republican Party even though he is seeking its nomination. "I've given up on the Republican Party. The Republican Party is a cult," the former Illinois congressman said Monday on CNN. "They no longer stand for ideas. The Republican Party right now is all about washing their leader's feet every day."
  • Trump says he won't debate primary opponents

    09/10/2019 8:32:57 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 9, 2019 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Monday indicated he would not be willing to debate the Republicans seeking to run against him in a primary for the party’s 2020 nomination. “They’re all at less than 1 percent. I guess it’s a publicity stunt,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for North Carolina. “To be honest, I’m not looking to give them any credibility,” he added. Former Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.), former Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld have each announced campaigns against Trump. The Arizona Republican Party earlier Monday canceled its 2020 presidential primary contest, joining...
  • Trump has another Republican challenger, Mark Sanford

    09/09/2019 6:30:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    YAHOO/AFP ^ | September 8, 2019
    Washington (AFP) - Former Republican governor Mark Sanford announced Sunday he is entering the race for his party's presidential nomination, in a long-shot challenge to President Donald Trump. Sanford, who would be the third Republican to mount a primary bid against Trump, said he had decided to run because of the "astounding" debt and deficits piled up during his presidency. "I think as a Republican party we have lost our way," he said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday." "The president has called himself the king of debt, has a familiarity and comfort level with debt that I think...
  • Mark Sanford Announces Republican Primary Challenge to Trump

    09/08/2019 12:09:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 78 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 17:16 08.09.2019
    Ex-South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford Announces Republican Primary Challenge to Trump 16:40 08.09.2019(updated 17:16 08.09.2019) In July, US President Donald Trump officially launched his re-election campaign for the 2020 presidential election during a rally in Orlando, Florida. Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford stated Sunday that he would challenge current President Donald Trump during the Republican primaries for the 2020 presidential election. "I’m here to tell you now that I am going to get in," he told Fox News. ​The announcement comes a week after Sanford hinted that he could enter the presidential race. The lawmaker, however, will...
  • Mark Sanford announces Trump primary challenge: GOP 'has lost our way'

    09/08/2019 7:57:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 190 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/08/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford announced Sunday that he is running for president as a Republican, becoming the latest to challenge President Trump in the GOP primaries. Sanford said the Republican Party is facing an identity crisis, and he wants the GOP to take a look at itself and do some soul searching. “I think we have to have a conversation about what it means to be a Republican,” Sanford told “Fox News Sunday,” claiming the party “has lost our way.” Sanford specifically made reference to the debt, deficit and government spending. Other conservatives expressed concern about these issues...
  • Republicans move to nix primaries in show of support for Trump

    09/06/2019 12:17:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 6, 2019 | Rebecca Buck
    Republican officials in multiple states are on the verge of canceling their 2020 presidential primary elections in a show of support for President Donald Trump, even as some GOP candidates plan to challenge him. Party leaders in South Carolina, Nevada and Arizona have all expressed support for nixing their presidential primaries, and are expected to make it official over the coming weeks. Leaders of the South Carolina and Nevada Republican parties will each meet Saturday to reach a decision, while the Arizona GOP Executive Committee will discuss its decision at a Sept. 14 meeting. Kansas Republicans are also considering nixing...
  • Joe Walsh Implodes: The Walsh presidential campaign will not make it off the tarmac

    09/03/2019 7:46:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2019 | Christopher Skeet
    During the summer of 2012, I campaigned for Joe Walsh.  I manned the phones for him, I went door to door for him, and I attended his events.  That October, I witnessed the third debate between Walsh and Tammy Duckworth (who would go on to win the election), which was not so much a debate than it was a large-scale shoutdown by the latter’s supporters.  Outside the event, I wasted fifteen minutes trying to get a sentence in against some rambunctious, spittle-drenched animal who mistook his arrant girth for intimidation. I supported Joe Walsh because he had spent the previous two...
  • Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, once a Trump supporter, to challenge him in Republican primary

    08/26/2019 3:19:48 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 25, 2019 | Rick Pearson
    Walsh, who supported Trump in 2016, rode the wave of the tea party movement in 2010 to win a seat in the House by 290 votes over Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean. Walsh was soundly defeated for reelection by Tammy Duckworth by nearly 10 percentage points in 2012, leading to his radio career. For the 57-year-old Walsh, his candidacy for president becomes the latest act in a public life that is in many ways befitting for a former student at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. His provocative rhetoric has given him an outsized national platform on cable news outlets...
  • Former Rep. Joe Walsh Will Take on Trump in Republican Primary

    08/25/2019 11:55:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 66 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 25, 2019 | Daniel Politi
    After a bit of a build-up, former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh has made it official and announced he’s running for president . He will challenge Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020. “I’m going to run for president,” Walsh said on ABC’s This Week. “I’m running because he’s unfit; somebody needs to step up and there needs to be an alternative. The country is sick of this guy’s tantrum—he’s a child.” The announcement wasn’t exactly surprising considering the controversial radio host known for his incendiary remarks has been saying for days that Trump needed a challenger from the right....