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  • Huckabee, Cruz Dismiss Planned Parenthood $20 Million Campaign: ‘Lies,’ ‘No Credibility...

    11/21/2015 3:04:18 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ...Mike Huckabee and Sen. Ted Cruz...have dismissed Planned Parenthood's announcement of its $20 million campaign against pro-life candidates as a notice coming from a group that “lies” and is lacking in “credibility.” ...In a new video announcing the abortion business' campaign, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards referred to the pro-life base of the GOP as "extremists" and placed them on notice....Rick Tyler, national spokesperson for Cruz's campaign, told Breitbart News, "Planned Parenthood has been exposed for who they are and no amount of money is going to either repair their image nor harm pro-life candidates because Planned Parenthood has no...
  • Just Heard First Cruz Radio Ad

    11/20/2015 7:26:10 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    meshuge mikey ^ | November 20, 2015 | Meshuge Mikey
    I just heard a 15 second spot ad for Ted Cruz on KSFO radio . [ S.F.CA ] short to the point... and I approve of that ad
  • Is Ted Cruz the Real GOP Frontrunner? (Cruz wins money race, takes Walker, Perry donors)

    11/13/2015 7:23:53 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 13, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    Polls can be deceiving, but money talks. According to fundraising, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the frontrunner in the GOP presidential race. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have raked in the cash from big and small donors, respectively, but only Ted Cruz has both a strong and balanced appeal. At this point in the presidential race, the money a candidate has raised, and from whom, may be a stronger indicator of longevity than his or her position in the “horse race” polls. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry had a rich super PAC, but his lack...
  • Campaign conventional wisdom proves ignorant

    11/05/2015 8:26:52 PM PST · by TBP · 2 replies
    The Times of Washington ^ | November 15, 2015 | Victor Davis Hansen
    The current presidential campaign is blowing up lots of political myths. The Republican field is far more diverse, although the candidates see their ethnicity as incidental rather than essential, in bumper-sticker fashion, to their personas. The candidates include the young (44-year-old Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio), the ethnically diverse (Mr. Cruz, Mr. Jindal, Mr. Rubio and Ben Carson), and successful outsiders who do not have political backgrounds (Mr. Carson, Mr. Trump and Carly Fiorina). In contrast, the Democrat candidates appear far older, are all white, and are all political has-beens. Multimillionaire Hillary Rodham Clinton alone boasts of her...
  • Video: Family members of three Benghazi victims contradict Hillary campaign claim

    11/04/2015 2:26:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Guy Benson
    When Washington Post fact-checker Glen Kessler awarded Marco Rubio ‘Two Pinocchios‘ for his CNBC debate assessment that the recent Benghazi hearings had exposed Hillary Clinton as a liar, he rooted his conclusion –partially, at least — in two factors. First, he argued that although it’s legitimate to point out Hillary’s conflicting statements about the attacks, jumping to “lie” requires a higher standard of proof. Given the alleged “fog of war” that hung over the deadly event, Kessler said, it’s unfair and uncharitable to accuse Clinton of outright lying. Second, he cited a statement from Clinton’s campaign flat-out denying that...
  • Jeb Bush Names Campaign Relaunch After TV Show Starring Repugnant Serial Rapist

    11/02/2015 7:51:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Hyper-lame Jeb Bush is reportedly re-launching his presidential primary campaign with a corny 'Jeb Can Fix It' theme which is sure to have the others quaking-in-their-boots (lol). He's also planning to release a new e-book in conjunction with the new messaging that highlights Jeb's time as governor of Florida... Trouble is Jeb still doesn't seem to understand that this is anelection where 'experience' in government is largely seen as a negative... and only Ted Cruz seems able to project the desirable 'outsider' image while still actually a politician. Nobody is going to give a damn about some drivel re. what...
  • Bush Campaign Loses Chief Operating Officer

    10/30/2015 12:40:56 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-30-2015 | Caitlin Cruz
    The chief operating officer of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's struggling presidential campaign is out, according to a Friday report in the Wall Street Journal. Christine Ciccone was responsible for logistics and got paid about $12,000 a month. “We are grateful to have had Christine on the team, we respect her immensely,” Bush spokesman Tim Miller told the Journal. This comes about a week after reports that Bush was downsizing his staff at the campaign's Miami headquarters and slashing payroll by 40 percent. The talks of money trouble come despite the fact that the super PAC supporting Bush's candidacy, Right...
  • Bush: My Campaign's Not "Terminal"

    10/29/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | October 29, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Jeb Bush laughed off the notion that his campaign is "terminal" on Thursday, a day after the former Florida governor struggled to get airtime on stage at the third Republican primary debate and walked into his Florida rival's trap.
  • Debate Moderated By Levin, Limbaugh, and Hannity (dreamin')

    10/29/2015 8:20:02 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 53 replies
    Vanity | October 29, 2015 | Self
    Hannity said on his show while speaking with Cruz that he would send a note to Murdock about having a debate moderated by the big three. Better yet, what if the big three moderated a Democrat debate! ROTFL
  • Bushes struggle to pull Jeb's campaign off ropes

    10/27/2015 4:08:23 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/27/2015 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (AFP) - Jeb Bush appeared destined to waltz to the 2016 Republican nomination, but his presidential bid has been upended to the point that even his cherished family pedigree might not be enough to salvage his flagging campaign. Charles Foster, a prominent immigration lawyer who raises money for Bush, said the meeting was mischaracterized by some as an emergency session where the clan swooped in to reverse the slide. "It's a long race and Jeb's campaign is set up to go the distance," he told AFP.
  • Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs

    10/24/2015 7:33:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | October 23, 2015 | Travis Akin
    Friday, October 23, 2015 Akin: Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs By Travis Akin - The University of Illinois football team is struggling once again this year, mired at the bottom of the Big Ten and near the bottom of numerous national rankings. Similarly, the State of Illinois is stuck near the bottom of another set of rankings, only these rankings reflect not just lost games but lost jobs and thus are important to every person living in Illinois. These important but depressing rankings come from a new national study that confirms Illinois status as a lawsuit haven,...
  • Cavuto: Jeb meeting with family, cutting staff

    10/23/2015 1:03:43 PM PDT · by Hugin · 125 replies
    Fox news | on tv
    Cavuto on a minute ago, Jeb is meeting with his family including GHWB, cutting staff across the board. Down to last 10 million and donations lagging.
  • Team Jeb slashes campaign payroll by 40%, claims its being done from a position of strength

    10/23/2015 12:04:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rick Perry was also quite “strong” on campaign spending shortly before he dropped out, as I recall.Bush told Megyn Kelly last night that he’s in this race for the long haul. We’ll see about that. The campaign is removing some senior staff from the payroll, parting ways with some consultants, and downsizing its Miami headquarters to save more than $1 million per month and cut payroll by 40 percent this week, according to Bush campaign officials who requested anonymity to speak about internal changes. Senior leadership positions remain unchanged.The campaign is also cutting back 45 percent of its budget,...
  • The inside story of Trump campaigns connections to a big-money super PAC

    10/19/2015 1:22:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/19/2015 | By Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Jenna Johnson
    As he brags that he is turning down millions of dollars for his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has leveled a steady line of attack against his rivals: that they are too cozy with big-money super PACs and may be breaking the law by coordinating with them. You know the nice part about me? he told reporters in Iowa in August. I dont need anybodys money. What Trump doesnt say is that he and his top campaign aide have connections to a super PAC collecting large checks to support his candidacy a group viewed by people familiar with his campaign...
  • Select Presidential Reports for the Current Election Cycle (2016 reformatted)

    10/18/2015 11:35:03 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 3 replies
    Federal Elecction Commission ^ | Generated Fri Oct 16 09:41:17 2015 | Federal Election Commission
    This information is readily available at the above site. I am providing it here in an easier to access format. Candidatesnames are used instead of their campaign names, making them easier to find. Ex: "Bush, Jeb" vs "Jeb 2016, Inc." At the site you will have to select time periods, candidates, and reports, then back out to start over. Here it's all one click away. You are linked directly to the summary section of each page. You will be able to scroll up and down to see more information.Note that both Republican and Democrat reports are provided.Presidential Candidate Financial...
  • Small-dollar donors flock to Trump, help power his campaign

    10/18/2015 8:02:06 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 40 replies
    Associated Press via WHIG.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | By JILL COLVIN
    Donald Trump likes to boast about his enormous wealth and how he doesn't need anyone else's money to pay for his presidential campaign. That hasn't stopped tens of thousands of people from chipping in with checks as small as $10 to let the Republican candidate know they're behind him.
  • Ben Carson Is Following Jimmy Carters 1976 Presidential Playbook

    10/15/2015 6:02:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/15/2015 | Josh Kraushaar
    Dont dismiss the soft-spoken neurosurgeons presidential prospects. Carsons a better bet to survive the opening round of primaries than Donald Trump. With anger at Washington and career politicians at historic levels, a mild-mannered outsider starts catching momentum despite being viewed as a naive novice. His unsophisticated personality draws mockery from political insiders, but does little to dent his poll numbers. His appeal to evangelical voters gives him an inside track in the Iowa caucuses, even as it makes party leaders uncomfortable. His record is attacked as extreme, even within his own party. Yet he holds significant leads in early general-election...
  • Carson: Hey, I'm Taking a Break From Campaigning For a Few Weeks To Sell Books

    10/15/2015 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Amntn · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/15/15 | Guy Benson
    This man is in second place nationally, and tied for first if you believe a few recent polls. He's steadily gained momentum and ground on Donald Trump, and now he's going to capitalize on his momentum by...stepping away from the campaign trail for two weeks for a hybrid fundraising push/book tour. ABC News reports: Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson has put his public campaign events on hold for two more weeks to go on book tour for his new tome A More Perfect Union and catch up on fundraising events. The campaign has been careful to separate campaign events...
  • Ted Cruzs Official Cruz Crew Campaign App Tops 2016 Field

    10/14/2015 4:31:51 PM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/14/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – The first official campaign app for a presidential candidate to launch this cycle, the “Cruz Crew” app, which is available on the Apple and Android stores, has been downloaded more than 15,000 times in the three months since it was launched, making it the most popular campaign app of 2016.“Cruz Crew” members get credit for a range of actions – inviting their friends, sharing campaign messages to social media, volunteering, RSVP’ing to events, and donating – which allows them to unlock unique and special activist badges once they reach certain levels. To date, Cruz Crew members have...
  • Ted Cruz Begins Three-Day Campaign Swing in Iowa

    10/12/2015 3:22:42 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    WHOTV 13 ^ | October 12, 2015 | Staff Writer
    Ted Cruz greets supporters at Iowa Central Community College in Ft Dodge (Roger Riley WHO-HD) FORT DODGE, Iowa — Sen. Ted Cruz is back in Iowa to continue his campaign for the White House.Cruz is spending three days in Iowa working to gain the support of Republican voters.During remarks to the media Cruz said he is looking forward to the Democratic Debate this week.“It may be more questions than Hillary Question has answered this entire campaign,” said Cruz. The subject of Donald Trump always comes up in media interviews with the Texas Senator.“I like Donald Trump, when everybody else has...
  • Clintons camp says she could have a serious meltdown

    10/10/2015 10:31:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-10-15 | Edward Klein
    Hillary is furious and while Clinton advisers think that may save her, its making the lives of those who work for her hell. Hillarys been having screaming, child-like tantrums that have left staff members in tears and unable to work, says a campaign aide. She thought the nomination was hers for the asking, but her mounting problems have been getting to her and shes become shrill and, at times, even violent. In one incident, Hillary berated a low-level campaign worker for making a scheduling mistake. When the girl had the nerve to turn her back on Hillary and walk...
  • Part1 FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump Destroys The Media in Las Vegas Campaign Rally 10/08/15 FULL

    10/08/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    You Tube via POTUS 2016 ^ | 10-8-2015 | You Tube via POTUS 2016
    Published on Oct 8, 2015 FULl SPEECH: Donald Trump Destroys The Media in Las Vegas Campaign Rally 10/08/15 Part 1/4Donald Trump talks Syria, Russia and when he would consider getting out of the race. Trump's tells chuck todd his view on if Gadhafi and Hussein were still in power and if Assad were stronger, the Middle East would be more stable. Donald Trump: 'Guns or No Guns, It Doesn't Matter' Donald Trump responds to President Obama's comments about the mass shooting in Oregon and points the finger at the problem of mental health. Republican p
  • Trump in Las Vegas, NV [Live Thread]

    10/08/2015 12:05:11 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 57 replies
    Mediate ^ | October 8, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Trump is on now, LIVE. Go to link to watch live feed.
  • Hillary drops 19 points in California?

    10/07/2015 5:21:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans shouldn’t get their hopes up on this Field poll from California, at least not in terms of competing in the Golden State. Democrats, however, may find yet another reason to hit the panic button over Hillary Clinton’s chances nearly everywhere else. Over the summer, Hillary has dropped 19 points in the Field series, and now has below 50% support in the progressive stronghold, reports David Siders for the Sacramento Bee: Hillary Rodham Clinton remains 12 percentage points ahead of the surging Bernie Sanders, according to a new Field Poll, but her support among likely Democratic voters in California...
  • Ted Cruz names campaign chairs in all 99 Iowa counties

    10/07/2015 2:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Des Moines Register | October 7, 2015 | Matthew Patane
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2015/10/07/cruz-names-chairs-99-iowa-counties/73522118/
  • Donald Trump has spent only $2 million on his entire campaign. Thats brilliant.

    10/07/2015 6:58:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Chris Cillizza October 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM | Chris Cillizza
    MSNBC reported Tuesday morning that aides to Donald Trump estimate that the real estate mogul has spent roughly $2 million on his 2016 presidential campaign to date. That's consistent with a Wall Street Journal report from over the summer that Trump had loaned his campaign $1.8 million and raised another $100,000 for the effort. That's stunning. And brilliant. Trump has been the dominant force in the Republican presidential race for, at least, the past four months. (He officially became a candidate June 16.) On any given Sunday, he is appearing on or phoning into some -- if not all --...
  • CNN: Rand Pauls presidential campaign is officially on death watch

    10/05/2015 8:47:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Robert Laurie
    ...And they're probably right Were going to ignore the unseemly, obviously biased, glee with which they deliver this news. Were also going to gloss over the fact that, if the phrase death watch had been applied to Hillary, liberals would spin it into wishful thinking on the part of evil conservatives who want her to literally die. Since were not progressives, well just look at the facts and say this: When CNN claims that Rand Pauls campaign is officially on death watch, theyre probably right. Barring a miraculous turnaround, Rand Pauls campaign is nearing the end of the road. From...
  • Here's What's Wrong with Dondi -oops- I mean Marco Rubio:

    09/29/2015 3:26:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    The unlikely election of Marco Rubio to the US Senate was an early TEA Party success story, and he really should have went on to bigger and better things. Sadly his slow, steady absorption into the corrupt Party establishment have made his name MUD in my eyes... You know, this is a guy I could have supported all the way to the top-always loved these Reaganite Cubans down in Florida, seem to agree with them on most everything- those who've escaped the Castro's island gulag are the kind of people who truly understand what America's all about. My own...
  • No, pundits, Hillary Clinton isn't collapsing

    09/28/2015 8:27:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | Joe Trippi
    Has the political punditry class lost its collective mind? In a year in which every other supposed front-runner and establishment candidate has collapsed to single digits or has already withdrawn from the race yes, I am talking about you, Jeb Bush, and you, Scott Walker Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field with more than 40% of the vote. Can Bernie Sanders, who is 15 points behind her in recent polling, represent a real threat to her nomination? No. Hell no. Not a chance. But pundits keep asking the question without pointing out the obvious answer....
  • Can Bill Clinton save Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign? (Isn't *he still busy dating?)

    09/25/2015 4:37:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/25/14 | Mark Whittington
    Friday, the WMUR/CNN Poll released the results of a new survey that shows Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont an incredible 16 points ahead of Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primaries. Sanders has 46 percent and Clinton 30 percent support of Granite State Democrats. Results like these, plus the persistent email server scandal, plus Clintons dismal performance on the campaign trail have the candidates supporters in full-bore panic mode. The Hill reports that some Hillary supporters are demanding that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, take a larger role in the campaign in order to save it from calamity. **SNIP** The...
  • How Scott Walker became an asterisk

    09/22/2015 5:58:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-21-15 | Glenn Thrush
    From presumed front-runner to quitter, Walkers fall was fast. Before there was Donald Trump or Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina, there was Scott Walker a defiant outsider who portrayed himself as the regular-guy champion of the GOPs burn-the-Beltway base. After a promising start last winter, the two-term Wisconsin governor turned out to be a tentative and mistake-prone candidate who badly fumbled core Republican issues especially birthright citizenship that Trump and other top GOP candidates handled with relative ease. . . Several senior Republicans with knowledge of his campaign said the 47-year-old Walker who won two elections...
  • The Obnoxious and Important Questions I Would Ask At The GOP Debate

    09/14/2015 4:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    CNNs Republican debate on September 16th will be conducted with dignity and gravitas by questioners like Hugh Hewitt and Jake Tapper, who will treat the candidates with a level ofrespect and courtesy that many of them just dont deserve. They have to. I dont. On behalf of all infuriated conservatives, I demand the right to interrogate the candidates myself. I get to ask a question and a follow-up, and here are the rules. First, answer the damn question. It insults me when you think Ill somehow forget what I asked, so bewitching is your oratory. Second, answer, then stop talking....
  • Hillary Clinton showed up for church today. Will faith help or hurt her on the campaign?

    09/13/2015 11:46:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/13/2015 | By Daniel Silliman
    Speaking from a Methodist pulpit on Sunday morning, Hillary Clinton explained her political vision with a reference to the classic Sunday school song This Little Light of Mine. Too many people, she said, want to let their light shine, but they cant get out from under that bushel basket. It is way too heavy to lift alone. And thats where the community comes in. It is the 200th anniversary of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, where the Clintons worshiped regularly when Bill Clinton was president. Hillary Clinton spoke during the bicentennial celebration Sunday about how her faith and faith...
  • Thoughts on Ideology this Election

    09/03/2015 5:49:40 PM PDT · by LS · 27 replies
    Self | 9/3/2015 | LS
    In our election discussions I have been arguing that the rise of Trump reflects a de-emphasis in traditional ideological issues. Trump, as we all know, is hardly an issue-by-issue conservative. I have argued that he transcends many specific conservative positions by his love of America, a nationalistic pride, a commitment to saving our borders, and a kind of TR -type bluster. I think even most of his opponents would give him this much, I have pointed to the decline of ideology, but haven't really thought about how it occurred. And the answer lies---as with the answer to most our complaints---with...
  • Hillarys Campaign Has Already Begun to Derail

    09/03/2015 6:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/03/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Hillary Clintons second race for the presidency is only about a quarter through, but she already seems to be causing general fatigue.</p> <p>The lurid revelations about the Clinton Foundation proved that it was not so much a charity as a huge laundering operation. Quid pro quo donations from the global rich and powerful fueled the Clintons jet-setting networking.</p>
  • Trump's Campaign Helping Democratic Party

    09/01/2015 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 39 replies
    TALKING POINTS MEMO ^ | 8-31-15 | Bill O'Reilly
    "With Trump getting so much attention, the Democratic record has been obscured. Consider this -- about two million more citizens live in poverty since President Obama took office. Poverty among women has increased by one million. Among blacks, the poverty rate is up nearly one-and-a-half percent since the president was first elected. Median income for all Americans has dropped an average of $2,000 since 2009. That is an economic disaster. Yet few Americans really know the stats."
  • Another Impossible Thing May Happen: Change in Partisan Alignments

    09/01/2015 6:26:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In my last column, I looked at the possibility of two impossible things -- impossible things in the sense used by Alice and the Red Queen -- happening in the already turbulent 2016 presidential cycle. Here I'll look at another: the possibility that the partisan division lines that have endured with little change for two decades might suddenly shift and change. This has happened before. History teaches two lessons pointing in opposite directions: Partisan divisions can stay the same for a long time. And they can change suddenly and without much warning. There's no question that partisan divisions have shifted...
  • Controversial Clinton ally trashed 'alcoholic' John Boehner in emails to Hillary

    09/01/2015 1:31:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-1-15 | Hunter Walker
    Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Hillary Clinton friend who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state, is trailed by reporters as he takes a lunch break from being deposed in private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015. A new batch of messages from Hillary Clinton's private email account that was released on Monday evening shows she received advice about political strategy from her controversial confidante Sidney Blumenthal in the leadup to the 2010 midterm elections. Blumenthal's suggestions focused on attacking Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner became speaker...
  • Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting

    08/21/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Time.com ^ | 8/21/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Dirty tricks alleged as the campaign heats up Hillary Clintons campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a Clinton campaign official said. The motivations of the women is not known, but their alleged techniques match those of Project Veritas, the conservative group run by James OKeefe, which specializes in undercover stings meant to embarrass liberal groups and politicians. The group declined to comment on the Clinton campaigns allegations. Project...
  • Ted Cruz's plan to win back the anti-establishment vote

    08/21/2015 7:49:18 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    DES MOINES, Iowa Ted Cruz has quietly embarked on a strategy designed to reclaim the mantle of the anti-establishment presidential candidate, methodically scoring endorsements, locking down the support of hardliner activists and creating an extensive grassroots network, even as Donald Trump keeps a firm grip on the title for now. The Texas senator and his wife, Heidi, have spent months courting Iowa activists over dinners, womens lunches and meet-ups at conservative confabs. He plans to name a pastor to run point on faith engagement in all of Iowas 99 counties. His efforts in the South are aided by grassroots...
  • Trump Town Hall in New Hampshire [Live Thread]

    08/19/2015 4:08:28 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 235 replies
    August 19, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Trump will be holding a Town Hall in New Hampshire. Among issues anticipated to be asked of Trump will be immigration, social security, ISIS, etc.
  • Trump willing to spend $1 billion on presidential bid

    08/16/2015 7:32:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/15/2015 | By REENA FLORES
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump certainly has enough money to pay for his presidential bid -- and he's willing to foot the whole bill, even if it costs him a billion dollars. When a reporter asked Trump, just outside the Iowa State Fair grounds on Saturday, if he would throw a billion of his own money into the campaign, he answered without hesitation. "I would do that, yeah," Trump responded. "If I had to." And in answer to a question about his campaign's budget, Trump said that it was "irrelevant." "You saw I make $400 million a year," Trump replied,...
  • Rauner Appoints Rooftop Pastor To Illinois Tollway Board

    08/11/2015 10:07:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 17, 2015 | CBS Chicago
    (CBS) – Corey Brooks, the “Rooftop Pastor” from Chicago’s South Side who endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner for governor, now has a paid appointed position with the Rauner administration.Gov. Rauner’s office on Friday announced Brooks, senior pastor at New Beginnings Church, will be a director on the Illinois Tollway Board, the Downers Grove-based authority that controls toll roads.Brooks was among a group of African-American religious leaders in Chicago who backed Rauner, a wealthy businessman, over incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn, saying Democrats had taken black political support for granted.The tollway appointment would seem an odd fit for Brooks, a social crusader who...
  • Rick Perry's Campaign Looks Like It Might Be Ending Soon

    08/11/2015 9:42:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/11/2015 | Katie Pavlitch
    Apparently Rick Perry's performance at the first GOP debate last week wasn't enough to keep donors writing checks. Perry, who debated in the 5 p.m. Fox News debate after missing the primetime cutoff, has apparently stopped paying campaign staffers in key early states and at campaign headquarters. From the Washington Post:Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation...
  • Rick Perry stops paying all of his staff as fundraising dries up

    08/10/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 105 replies
    WashPost ^ | 8-10-2015 | By Philip Rucker, Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune and Dan Balz
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday. Perry, who has struggled to gain traction in his second presidential run, has stopped paying his staff at the national headquarters in Austin as well as in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the Perry...
  • Ted Cruz Says Campaign Contributions Skyrocketed After Debate

    08/10/2015 1:18:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    While most of the media attention after last weeks GOP presidential debate has been focused on Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a huge jump in his poll numbers, and apparently an explosion in campaign contributions since he took the stage. Check it out! Id say 225,000 contributions with an average contribution of $68 is quite impressive. Its important to note that a lot of these contributions are coming from ordinary Americans, making this a true grassroots effort, rather than bowing to the will of corporations in order to get funding. One of the reasons people seem to be...
  • CNN Has PMS Attack over Blood (whatever) Comment to Megyn Kelly

    08/08/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies
    08-08- | STE=Q
    Donald trump in a CNN interview had the temerity to smack down the talking vagina that is Megyn Kelly after she -- basically -- accused him of being a misogynist: a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women. This is how Megyn Kelly began her non-question, question: "Youve called women you dont like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. Only Rosie ODonnell, Retorted Trump. No, it wasnt, Argued Megyn -- without anything to backup her assertion -- Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president? So let me get this...
  • Following the Money Campaign Moves, The CoC/Wall Street Roadmap, and Candidate Expectations

    08/08/2015 5:54:43 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-8-2015 | sundance
    Many people are wondering how its possible to track the CoC/Wall Street Jeb Bush election strategy, outlined here. While I usually dont post these types of research material links (it can get rather wonky), perhaps this will assist readers in understanding what leads to our road-map. Since the advent of the Citizens United decision, the GOPe affiliates have used Super-Pacs to fund political candidates. Unfortunately, this means you dont get to see the actual donors to those PACs which means theres an additional curtain to the donor. The development of, and refinement of, this strategy (which took place in...
  • Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all 2016 campaign cash

    08/01/2015 6:44:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    AP The Big Story ^ | 08/01/2015 | By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JACK GILLUM
    It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One check, from one donor, topped those results. New York hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer's $11 million gift to a group backing the Texas Republican's White House bid put him atop a tiny group of millionaires and billionaires whose contributions already dwarf those made by the tens of thousands of people who have given to their favorite presidential candidate. An Associated Press analysis...
  • Desperation: Trump opponents float a 25 year old rape allegation by his ex

    07/28/2015 6:43:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Trump Circus has just become "R" rated as the Daily Beast has published a 25 year old allegation of rape by Trump's ex wife Ivana. The article quotes a graphic description of the "rape" from the 1993 book  Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump. American Thinker being a family website, we will not reproduce any of the account here. Besides, we're not in the business of spreading falsehoods, except to violently criticize them. That said, Michael Cohen, Trump's Special Counsel at The Trump Organization, had some interesting comments for the Daily Beast reporters who wrote the hit...