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  • Chris Christie is rolling to re-election — and building big momentum for a 2016 White House run

    08/28/2013 10:04:43 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 August 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has undergone lap-band surgery, vetoed gun control bills and banned anti-gay conversion therapies for minors — all while touting his ability to push conservative principles in a blue state. With three months to go before he faces voters in his quest for another term as governor, the rotund Republican looks poised to run away with a double-digit victory that could build momentum for a 2016 presidential bid. “It is vital for Gov. Christie to run up a big margin in order to make his story work,” said Charlie Gerow, an American Conservative Union member...
  • Video: Christine O’Donnell walks off Piers Morgan’s show

    08/17/2011 5:08:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/17/11 | Allahpundit
    Via Gossip Cop, such is the viral potential of this video that you’re going to end up watching it somewhere. It might as well be here and now. I don’t understand her objection. Did Morgan not let her talk about her book at all during the course of the interview? Or is she just really, really opposed to talking about gay marriage for whatever reason? Unless there’s an agreement before the show that certain topics are off-limits, the host is usually free to ask anything he/she wants. Palin just did an hour of questions with reporters last week at the...
  • Christine O’Donnell Sues Soros Funded Group (video)

    08/17/2011 3:32:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/17/11 | Ben Johnson
    AIM's Ben Johnson takes a look an unprecedented lawsuit unfolding as former US Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell sues CREW, a Soros-funded non-profit that, she claims, illegally attacked her campaign.
  • Christine O’Donnell Fires Back At Sen. McCain For Insulting Her On Senate Floor

    07/28/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 7/28/11 | Frances Martel
    In a fit of anti-Tea Party rage, Sen. John McCain tossed a media exposure lifesaver out to former Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell, insulting the Tea Party for having launched her to the Republican nomination. O’Donnell graciously accepted the opportunity to make headlines once again, releasing as epic a statement as we haven’t seen since the Homeric tribute to Newt Gingrich last May. Needless to say, being dismissed as a crazy candidate did not sit well with the Senate hopeful known mostly for having to clarify whether or not she was a witch. In a short and sweet statement, she...
  • VIDEO: Christine O'Donnell analyzes and explains her own Senate race in Delaware in speech

    12/09/2010 8:08:23 AM PST · by Moseley · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Northern Virginia Tea Party, 2nd Annual Banquet ^ | December 7, 2010 | Christine O'Donnell
    With all of the debate about the 2010 US Senate race in Delaware, the candidate herself, Christine O'Donnell, provided her own analysis of her own US Senate race in 2010. The video of O'Donnell's analysis is available for viewing on-line at: Christine O'Donnell addressed questions about whether the tea party got behind flawed candidates, and attempts to discredit the tea party generally. The following excerpt (5 minutes) is from Christine O'Donnell's speech to the Second Annual Banquet of the Northern Virginia Tea Party on December 7. Christine O'Donnell drew an overflow crowd of 250 guests, the maximum number...
  • Thank You.....from Delaware

    11/03/2010 8:08:40 AM PDT · by exit82 · 146 replies · 1+ views
    Self ^ | 11/03/10 | exit82
    Fellow Freepers, I want to humbly thank you for the support you gave to Christine O'Donnell here in Delaware. So many of you gave money, prayers and moral support as we here tried to break the Democrat hold on the good people of Delaware. Today, you will hear stories about Christine--about what a poor candidate she was, how Mike Castle was the better choice and a guaranteed win in DE for the GOP, and that she ran a poor campaign. Believe NONE of it. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and talking with Christine numerous times during this campaign...
  • Email from Christine (I'm on a first name basis with her!)

    10/30/2010 12:03:01 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 11 replies
    email ^ | Team Christine
    Dear [Lonesome], We just got word that Barack Obama is coming back to Delaware on Monday. He’s seen the polls and our grassroots fundraising. He is desperate to win this seat! Our campaign is on a roll and we are so close to winning. The momentum is gathering at exactly the right time. But we need your help. We need the funds to fight off the liberals’ last minute attacks. Barack Obama will stop at virtually nothing to steal this seat right out of our hands. Obama wants his rubber stamp man, Chris Coons, in Washington so together they can...
  • Christine O'Donnell Closes Gap With Chris Coons In Pre-Gawker Poll (Maha: Christine UP by 4?)

    10/29/2010 11:09:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 2+ views
    GPB ^ | 10/29/10 | Frank James
    Christine O'Donnell Closes Gap With Chris Coons In Pre-Gawker PollBy Frank James Updated: 3 minutes ago Christine O'Donnell is surging and not just in terms of web hits owing to the controversial Gawker story about her Halloween date three years ago. A new Monmouth University poll has the Republican now just ten points behind Democrat Chris Coons in the U.S. Senate race. Two weeks ago, Coons' lead was about 20-percentage points over O'Donnell whose candidacy was increasingly seen as doomed by many. It still may be. A ten point lead in a statewide race is still substantial only days before...
  • Christine O'Donnell Responds [Statements]

    10/29/2010 7:13:54 AM PDT · by facedodge · 9 replies
    Gawker ^ | 10/29/2010 | Attribute comment to:
    Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell 's campaign has responded to our story earlier today about her 2007 Halloween one-night stand . "I am not a witch," it begins. Just kidding! The statement, which was posted to O'Donnell's Facebook page, is below.
  • Christine O'Donnell: I Looked At Politically Incorrect As A Way To Share My Faith

    10/27/2010 6:56:33 AM PDT · by facedodge · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/27/2010 | SpineCrusher says:
    Christine O’Donnell, who, judging by the polls, is not long for this political world, did an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network in which she reflected on God (“God is the reason that I’m running”), being a conservative woman (“they wouldn’t do the things that they’re doing if I weren’t a woman”), and her time on the cable TV circuit circa the late nineties. It’s hard to say at this point whether Bill Maher’s relentless mocking of Christine O’Donnell has helped or hurt her. On the one hand she has been the subject of much not-so-nice criticism and the butt...
  • New Christine O’Donnell ad: “I know how tough it is to make and keep a dollar”

    10/08/2010 7:21:33 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 86 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10//8/2010 | Allahpundit
    She’s really working the everyman angle here. Perhaps … too much? Jim Geraghty: O’Donnell begins, “I didn’t go to Yale.” Er, no, but she’s been accused of serially misrepresenting her education record. She continues, “I didn’t inherit millions, like my opponent.” Besides the slight dollop of envy it suggests, it’s a poor defense to the accusations of stiffing former employees. Again, if the aim is to make the race about what’s happening in Washington or what Chris Coons would do in office, turn to those issues a bit quicker – Election Day is in less than four weeks!Finally, the slogan...
  • Vanity from a Christine O'Donnell Supporter on Facebook.

    10/04/2010 9:41:25 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 3 replies
    facebook | Oct 4, 2010 | ----
    This is a critically important event. Please attend or have friends attend. Coons people will be there in force. We need Tea Party, 9/12, SGP, and Founders Values people there. Hello Team, As we all know, Christine will appear at the Univ of Delaware on Wednesday, October 13 in a debate against Chris Coons. The event will take place at Mitchell Hall and begin at 7:30 PM at the Newark campus. It would benefit Christine to have an audience full of her supporters. Tickets are available to "members of the UD community" and the general public. The "UD Community" is...
  • Christine O'Donnell's 'Oxford' Tutor Speaks Out: 'Intelligent,' 'A Joy To Have'

    10/02/2010 2:38:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 1+ views
    TPMDC ^ | 10-1-2010 | Christina Bellantoni
    Christine O'Donnell's 'Oxford' Tutor Speaks Out: 'Intelligent,' 'A Joy To Have' Christina Bellantoni October 1, 2010, 4:59PM When she attended a Phoenix Institute program in 2001, Christine O'Donnell was "a joy to have," her former tutor says. Bruce W. Griffin is speaking out on his former student, and says that O'Donnell would "add intellectual and philosophical depth" to the United States Senate should she win in November. snip Griffin sent TPM his blog post detailing the three-week Phoenix Institute program focused on the "intellectual alternatives to the philosophical morass of postmodern moral relativism." Their text: C.S. Lewis' 1944 The Abolition...
  • How O’Donnell Can Do It

    09/27/2010 7:08:36 AM PDT · by Delacon · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 27, 2010 | Katrina Trinko
    She is behind, but she has the right message.   By the numbers alone, Delaware is a tough state for GOP candidates. Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 100,000 in a state with only 620,000 voters. The last time the state went for the Republican presidential candidate was 1988, and it hasn’t sent a Republican senator to Washington since 1994. Even if Christine O’Donnell did not carry her burden of controversial television clips, she would face an extremely difficult challenge. Recent polls haven’t been promising: The September 16 Rasmussen poll has her opponent, Democrat Chris Coons, ahead by 11...
  • Palin's response to the beltway

    09/21/2010 10:29:38 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 81 replies · 1+ views ^ | 09/21/2010 | sarahpac
    Gov Palin fired back today against Rove and the betlway attacks on the Tea Party with this powerful webbased politcal ad...
  • Burning O’Donnell at the Stake

    09/20/2010 7:50:54 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 39 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 20, 2010 @ 10:18 am | Bill Colley
    I thought mainstream media went over the edge in 2008 but it’s becoming clearer it’s a deep, deep chasm and the free fall continues. This morning a fellow from CNN telephoned. Actually two people from CNN telephoned at 2 different times. The first call was surreal. They wanted to know where they could find Christine O’Donnell. Guess they missed the picnic. Also, it’s a small state. Buy a map. Then the fellow asked me if I thought we should be concerned Christine would turn us all into frogs. I’m paraphrasing a wee tad. “Good grief”, I exclaimed. “So she once...
  • CBS's Rodriguez: Will Christine O'Donnell 'Play Media Victim' Like Palin?

    09/20/2010 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/20/10 | Kyle Drennen
    Following a report on Monday's CBS Early Show that slammed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell for comments she made on Bill Maher's 'Politically Incorrect' in the 1990s, co-host Maggie Rodriguez suggested O'Donnell's response: "Well, she could do what Sarah Palin has done and which has worked so beautifully for Sarah Palin, and that is to play media victim." Rodriguez made the comment to political analyst John Dickerson, who added: "That's right. And the victim card is one that Sarah Palin has played, Rand Paul has done the same thing. It's a bit of a time-honored technique and
  • Mark Levin: Christine O'Donnell is 'Smart to Bypass' Sunday Talk Shows

    09/19/2010 9:24:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin thinks Delaware Republican senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell is "smart to bypass" the Sunday talk shows she was scheduled to appear on this week.As the Associated Press reported Saturday, O'Donnell canceled her appearances on CBS's "Face the Nation" and FNC's "Fox News Sunday":Campaign spokeswoman Diana Banister cited scheduling conflicts and said O'Donnell needed to return to Delaware for commitments to church events and afternoon picnic with Republicans in a key county where she has solid backing.
  • Christine O’Donnell Counters Myths

    09/18/2010 7:19:54 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 56 replies ^ | September 2010 | Friends of Christine O'Donnell
    The American people are tired of attack politics and want candidates who will focus on important issues such as reducing taxes, putting families back to work and getting our economy moving again. It is true that I have faced challenging times in this difficult economy, and I think that gives me a better perspective than some of the more privileged in our society. But there are some myths out there, and it is important to dispel some of them.
  • Christine O'Donnell to address D.C. parley (Surprise @ Values Voter Summit)

    09/16/2010 8:56:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/16/10 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    O'Donnell to address D.C. parleyValues Voter Summit hosting Delaware candidate for Senate By Ralph Z. Hallow The Washington Times 8:55 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2010 In a surprise move, Christine O'Donnell will make her Washington debut as the new Republican Senate candidate from Delaware at this weekend's Values Voter Summit, the nation's biggest annual gathering of religious and social conservatives. The nominee who stunned her party and the political world by upsetting longtime Rep. Michael N. Castle in the Tuesday primary joins a long list of GOP stars, including a slew of potential 2012 GOP presidential-nomination hopefuls, at an event...
  • There's Only One Architect in Gideon's Army (and it isn't Carl Rove)

    09/15/2010 9:06:05 PM PDT · by publius321 · 7 replies
    I remember when I moved to Palm Beach County Florida back in 1996, I soon started attending REC meetings (Repub Executive Committee of PB County) and got involved in politics later by hosting talk radio programs on a couple different stations. It didn’t take me a long time to get to know about our popular star Congressman Mark Foley. I soon discovered that his proclivities were widely rumored among Republicans within the party. Despite them knowing about his character flaws... (contibued)
  • Michael Steele Congratulates Christine O'Donnell

    09/15/2010 11:24:48 AM PDT · by tellw · 78 replies
    Republican National Committee ^ | 09-15-2010 | Michael Steele
    From: Michael Steele, RNC Chairman To: Subject:  Congratulations to Christine O'Donnell and Delaware GOP Candidates Dear , Congratulations to Christine O'Donnell and all of our Republican nominees in Delaware on their primary victories last night. The people of Delaware have spoken.  And just like voters across America, they are demanding commonsense conservative candidates who will focus on the issues that matter most to them: creating jobs, turning the economy around and protecting our most cherished freedoms. Christine O'Donnell is exactly that type of candidate and the RNC is proud to support her and our entire slate of Republican candidates...
  • Report: National Republican Senatorial Committee Won’t Fund Christine O’Donnell (Updated)

    09/14/2010 9:38:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 100 replies ^ | 9/14/10 | Colby Hall
    Report: National Republican Senatorial Committee Won’t Fund Christine O’Donnell (Updated)by Colby Hall | 10:35 pm, September 14th, 2010 Earlier tonight Christine O’Donnell was declared the winner of the Republican Senate primary in Delaware over heavy favorite Mike Castle. Since O’Donnell was viewed as the Tea Party candidate endorsed by Sarah Palin, with little chance of winning in the general election in November, this race had shaped up as a the GOP establishment versus the Tea Party Republicans. In fact, just last night Charles Krauthammer called a vote for O’Donnell as irresponsible. Well according to a recent report, it turns out...
  • Vanity: 1 million people each giving $25 would be 25,000,000.

    09/14/2010 9:24:51 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 24 replies
    Me; JSDude1 | Sept 14, 2010 | J.J.S.
    If everyone who supports O'Donnel gives $25 each then I am sure we can raise a HUGE amount of cash for her, SHE may OVERWHELM them; and it almost certainly would end the talk of "SHE CAN'T WIN"! God Bless, -Jeremy By the way please spread the word, and ask everyone you know to do this TOO!
  • SOCK IT TO JOE: The Christine O’Donnell Money Bomb

    08/11/2010 9:15:12 PM PDT · by curth · 7 replies
    time for choosing BLOG ^ | 8/11 | Gary Jackson
    Mike Castle is the King Daddy RINO, or as Remove RINOs calls him: the Ace of Spades of liberal Republicans. As a sitting “Republican” Congressman, Castle is voting almost 100 percent with Nancy Pelosi and her far left cabal. Castle’s latest vote gives $26 billion to union thugs, while cutting food stamps for needy families. This is nothing more than a payback to the people who put Pelosi, and Obama in power. Castle went all in for his peeps on the left. As we have written, Castle is now running for Vice President Joe Biden’s old seat in Delaware, and...
  • Christine O’Donnell … our last best hope for 2010 : (Delaware - Stop the Lame Duck)

    07/27/2010 6:11:16 AM PDT · by DelaWhere · 12 replies · 3+ views
    The Spartanburg Tea Party (SC) ^ | July 26, 2010 | Karen Martin
    Since this is a special election, the winner of this race will be seated IMMEDIATELY. Not after the first of the year. Not early next year when the winners of the November elections are sworn in … and when it may be too late to stop the lame duck legislation. We’ve learned that NO politics are local anymore. The votes of the SC state senators from the low country still raise my taxes. The votes of the representatives from the state of Michigan still destroy my health care. So this election is one of those that we must win, and...
  • O’Donnell Calls Castle “Borderline Schizophrenic”

    07/24/2010 11:18:02 AM PDT · by DelaWhere · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Delmarva Dealings ^ | July 23, 2010 | Cato
    “Mike Castle’s voting record proves beyond a reasonable doubt that he is for special interests, against the free market, anti-Second Amendment, pro-abortion and he’s even for sanctuary cities. It’s a preposterous record,” O’Donnell said. “Calling himself a Republican is borderline schizophrenic, confused about his own political identity.” “Mike Castle is the most liberal congressman in the Republican Party,”
  • Christine O’Donnell: 20,000 Votes Will Take Out The King RINO (Mike Castle)

    07/24/2010 10:09:25 AM PDT · by DelaWhere · 9 replies
    Logistics Monster ^ | July 23, 2010 | LogisticsMonster
    Rep. Mike Castle (17 years in the House), who voted FOR the T.A.R.P., the Omnibus, Serve America Act, Credit Card Accountability Act, Cap and Trade, and the Fin Reg Reform Bill (among others). Considering Castle’s inability to vote for limited government like a true Republican (he votes with Obama 6 of 10 votes), there might actually be a bigger upset than Scott Brown’s resounding defeat of Martha Coakley rapidly approaching The First State when tea party endorsed Christine O’Donnell spanks Castle with the help of impoverished Delawareans and YOU – the rest of America.
  • Catholic Families for America Announces Major Initiative for Christine O'Donnell for Senate

    07/08/2010 7:50:53 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 4 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | June 28, 2010 | Dr. Kevin Roberts
    In Christine O'Donnell, voters in Delaware have a bona fide pro-family, pro-life, small government conservative," stated Dr. Kevin Roberts, executive director for CFA. "As we look for Senate candidates who can benefit most from our resources and organization, we know that Christine O'Donnell will lead the fight in reclaiming our republic from the tidal wave of liberal tyranny during the last two years.
  • Whose drum does Mike Castle march to?

    07/08/2010 4:34:23 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 14 replies
    Team Christine 2010 ^ | 7/3/10 | Cal Hollis
    Whose drum does Mike Castle march to? Posted by Cal Hollis on July 3, 2010 at 2:53pm Who guides Congressman Michael Castle's thinking and votes? If we only listen to what he says, he tells us - Cap and Trade (Cap 'n Tax - Crap and Tax  or whatever you want to call it) Congressman Michael Castle's News Release on Cap and Trade. "We must live in the present but look to the future, and focus on strengthening the economy by driving advancements in industry and new business growth in Delaware.  Such a market-driven solution, according to the Center...
  • Republican Mike Castle doesn't support repeal of health care (his opponent does)

    03/25/2010 12:03:00 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 26 replies · 823+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | March 25, 2010 | MLF
    Republican Congressman, Mike Castle, doesn't support repealing ObamaCare. He is running for Joe Biden's old US Senate seat this November. All polls show Castle has a huge lead over any Democrat. Delaware conservatives need to join together to defeat this RINO in the primaries! Delaware politics: Castle won't join GOP effort to repeal health law Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware voted with other Republicans against health care reform legislation, but he isn't joining his party's call to repeal the bill. I received this message in an email from Castle's conservative opponent, Christine O'Donnell. Mike Castle, RINO candidate for the Senate...
  • Ruth Christine faces deportation

    06/08/2009 8:03:01 PM PDT · by RGSpincich · 9 replies · 707+ views
    Thw News Review ^ | May 14, 2009 | John Sowell
    A woman who snatched her children from state social workers at a freeway rest area near Myrtle Creek was released Friday from the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Ruth E. Christine, who served seven years in prison after being convicted on robbery, custodial interference and auto theft charges, did not go free, however. She was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. snip
  • Contact Washington Governor Christine Gregoire

    12/12/2008 6:51:32 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 1 replies · 261+ views
    Bill o'Reily ^ | 8-dec-08 | Bill o'Reily
    If you want to contact Washington Governor Christine Gregoire about the anti-religious plaque displayed in the Capitol Building, here's the contact information.
  • Washington State Congressional Candidate Christine Webb says DRILL HERE - DRILL NOW!

    07/21/2008 11:38:48 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 22 replies · 288+ views
    The American people are speaking...they deserve to be heard. Can you get your Democrat leaders to listen? Over 1.1 Million Americans have called on Congress to “Drill Here, Drill Now’ when Newt Gingrich sent the petitions out just 35 days ago. “I believe Congress can make it happen. Congressional failure and inaction on meaningful energy policy must stop,” Webb continued. “We must release use of our reserves for immediate relief at the pumps, and we must REMOVE the Congressionally imposed barriers to exploring and producing our own oil. When other nations have nationalized and then subsidize their oil industries, the...
  • CBS pulls Terri Schaivo obituary which was ready for publication, Monday, March 28

    03/30/2005 10:27:01 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 1,081+ views
    GLENN BECK.COM ^ | MARCH 30, 2005 | Christine Lagorio -
    CBS BLUNDERS AGAIN! Read the obituary notice....even before Terri is dead!! It was titled: "The short, sad life of Terri Schaivo" It was scheduled for publication on Monday, March 28th, 2005! It has been corrected and pulled, but can you imagine a two-page obituary in all this detail? INCREDIBLE. CBS was counting on Terri's death, pulling for her to die! YOU HAVE TO READ IT TO BELIEVE IT!
  • State Senate Democrats Boost Gregoire's Tax Proposals

    03/28/2005 10:42:53 AM PST · by migueles · 11 replies · 598+ views ^ | 03/28/2005 | KOMO Staff and News Services
    OLYMPIA - Senate Democrats on Monday embraced Gov. Christine Gregoire's proposal for taxes on smokers and estates of the wealthy to balance a $26 billion state budget - and boosted the total tax bite to $482 million. The Senate majority caucus, releasing the Legislature's first draft of the budget as lawmakers enter their final month of the regular session, outdid their fellow Democrat in the tax department, proposing a package that is more than twice as big. Gregoire, in her debut as budget writer last week, suggested increases of $203 million, including a 20-cent-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax this...
  • Reality check on election contest rulings

    02/06/2005 12:56:13 PM PST · by Josef1235 · 39 replies · 1,128+ views
    Washington State Secretary of Defense's Office ^ | 5 February 2005 | Mary "Marummy" Lane
    Reality check on election contest rulings Gregoire & Dems lose most motions; New election still possible Bellevue, WA – Yesterday in Chelan County Superior Court, the Dino Rossi campaign won an overwhelming victory in Rossi’s election contest case. The judge rejected the Democratic Party’s efforts to throw the case out, allowing a trial to move forward, and although he specifically denied the Rossi campaign’s request for a revote, he left the path clear for nullifying the 2004 gubernatorial election. If the election is nullified, there will be a vacancy in the governor’s office and a new election must be held....
  • What's up with Christine Todd Whitman? (vanity)

    01/28/2005 8:24:18 PM PST · by crushelits · 83 replies · 2,106+ views
    Foxnews-wikimedia-crushelits ^ | Jan. 28, 2005 | crushelits
    She released a book entitled It's My Party, Too: Taking Back the Republican Party... And Bringing the Country Together Again in which she criticizes the policies of the Bush administration and its electoral strategy which she views as divisive. It has been suggested that this may be a prelude to a candidacy for president in 2008 as a moderate Republican. She's been going around several talk shows including Hannity & Colmes criticizing the President Bush. This is a partial transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," Jan. 27, 2005, that has been edited for clarity. SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST:  Our next guest thinks...
  • Gregoire: Election challenge won't 'distract' new administration

    01/19/2005 6:52:38 PM PST · by vox_freedom · 13 replies · 727+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | January 19, 2005 | DAVID AMMONS
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- As a court challenge was readied to her narrow victory, Gov. Christine Gregoire rolled out her first big policy initiative Wednesday - health care - and said she refuses to be distracted. Democrat Gregoire, surrounded herself by friendly Democratic legislators, labor leaders and others who helped her win office, said she's wading into the biggest, most complicated issue facing the 2005 Legislature. In her first news conference in her Capitol office suite since inauguration a week earlier, she said she hopes to win over skeptics by moving quickly to tackle daunting problems like health care, school financing,...
  • This week's Burning Question: OK, I'll ask: Should we vote again?

    01/01/2005 4:16:45 AM PST · by Josef1235 · 46 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 1 January 2005 | David Horsey
    OK, I'll ask: Should we vote again? By DAVID HORSEY SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL CARTOONIST At a social gathering in early November, I was cornered by a key player in Christine Gregoire's gubernatorial campaign. He wanted me to know that one of my editorial cartoons had thrown the election to Gregoire's opponent, Dino Rossi. Being my friend, he made his accusation with good humor, but he was clearly serious and obviously disappointed in me. Meanwhile, I was getting heat at work from readers offended by cartoons they interpreted as unfair to Rossi. So it goes with my job. I make everyone...
  • Gregoire's Acceptance Speech

    12/30/2004 9:28:58 PM PST · by Josef1235 · 112 replies · 2,218+ views
    Associated Press via KGW ^ | 30 December 2004 | Christine Gregoire (a.k.a. Gregovych, Gregovich, Fraudoire)
    Here is Gov.-elect Christine Gregoire's victory speech, as delivered Thursday in the state Reception Room of the Capitol: Well, an election night without end has concluded. The votes have been counted, the count has been certified and I am honored to stand before you as governor-elect of the great state of Washington. Today could not have happened without the wonderful people who are with me today - the "First Mike" of the state of Washington, my husband Mike, and our two wonderful daughters, Courtney and Michelle, and we're joined by Speaker Frank Chopp today as well. I want to start...
  • Are numerous other counties counting previously rejected ballots? No.

    12/21/2004 11:28:02 AM PST · by JosefK · 11 replies · 920+ views
    WASHINGTON STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY | 21 December 2004 | Chris "Vaninator" Vance
    Are numerous other counties counting previously rejected ballots? No. Case made by Secretary of State and Democrats is wrong Seattle, WA – Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed and Democratic leadership have proclaimed that King County is not alone in counting numerous ballots that were previously rejected by county canvassing boards. However the claims are untrue. In Chelan and Thurston counties, each reconsidered one previously rejected ballot. “Two counties, two ballots,” said Washington State Republican Party Chair Chris Vance. “That’s it.” While King County is revisiting hundreds upon hundreds of ballots that were previously rejected – not once but twice...
  • Election keeps getting weirder

    12/19/2004 8:43:25 PM PST · by JosefK · 36 replies · 1,490+ views
    KING 5 ^ | 19 December 2004 | KING 5 News Staff & Wire Services
    Republican emotions were inflamed by party chairman Chris Vance, who blamed King County elections officials, democrats, and even those 700 plus voters for this situation. Once again, he demanded their votes not be counted, and left the door open for calling for a whole new election if they are. "If there's another outcome or another decision and questionable or illegal ballots are brought into the process, we reserve all of our options," he said. . . . Democrat candidate Chris Gregoire said voter trust will be eroded more by disqualifying legitimate ballots than correcting mistakes by elections officials and counting...
  • Another governor election may be in our best interest

    12/19/2004 11:44:06 AM PST · by JosefK · 30 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Chronicle (Greater Lewis County, WA) ^ | 18 December 2004 | The Chronicle Editorial Board
    Saturday, December 18, 2004 Another governor election may be in our best interest Given the fiasco going on up in King County with the second recount, we suspect more and more people are coming to the conclusion we should have another election for governor. That was suggested this week by former long-time Secretary of State Ralph Munro, a Republican who was highly respected for his job performance by people in both parties. ‘‘This thing could just degenerate and spiral downward,’’ Munro said Thursday of the second recount and all of the controversy and lawsuits it has generated, with more likely....
  • Ballot checks vary widely across state (WA)

    12/19/2004 8:37:36 AM PST · by JosefK · 31 replies · 2,108+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 19 December 2004 | Christine Willmsen and Susan Kelleher
    Ballot checks vary widely across state By Christine Willmsen and Susan Kelleher Seattle Times staff reporters It never mattered much — until this election. But the fact that one county in Washington verifies ballot signatures differently than another county has taken on more significance as the gubernatorial election hangs on a handful of votes. A Seattle Times survey of counties shows that procedures for evaluating signatures are highly subjective and vary widely from county to county. More than 3,400 ballots in Washington were rejected in the November election because the signatures didn't match those on file with elections officials. And...
  • Up to 162 ballots missing

    12/17/2004 2:58:28 AM PST · by JosefK · 113 replies · 4,818+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 17 December 2004 | Keith Ervin
    Up to 162 ballots missing By Keith Ervin Seattle Times staff reporter King County election officials will enter a locked "cage" in a warehouse this morning to look for a plastic mail tray they believe contains up to 162 misplaced absentee ballots. Elections Director Dean Logan said the ballots, like 573 other ballots that were improperly rejected, were set aside because workers couldn't find voter signatures that corresponded to them. But unlike the other ballots, these apparently were left behind and forgotten. The original 573 votes were mistakenly identified as having mismatched signatures and then disqualified. If the ballots are...
  • Will Legislature pick governor? It could happen

    12/15/2004 9:47:44 AM PST · by JosefK · 25 replies · 897+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 15 December 2004 | David Postman
    Will Legislature pick governor? It could happen By David Postman Seattle Times chief political reporter OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court's unanimous rejection of the Democratic Party's recount lawsuit yesterday settled — for the moment, at least — the legal issues in the contentious governor's election. But it also raised the prospect of the fight moving back into the political arena, with questions about whether the eventual loser will use a vaguely worded provision in the state constitution to try to force the Legislature to overturn the result. That, according to one attorney, "is the ultimate nuclear weapon in the...
  • Christines plead guilty to starving daughters

    07/02/2002 4:40:09 PM PDT · by RGSpincich · 680 replies · 9,962+ views ^ | 7/2/02 | AP
    Already imprisoned for seizing three of their daughters at gunpoint from state child welfare workers, Ruth and Brian Christine pleaded guilty today to charges that they starved two of the girls. Josephine County Circuit Judge Gerald Neufeld sentenced them to 14 and 13 months but ordered them to serve the time concurrently with an earlier sentence. Brian Christine pleaded guilty to criminal mistreatment for withholding food from his eldest daughter, Bethany, and refusing to stop for police. He was sentenced to 14 months. Ruth Christine pleaded guilty to criminal mistreatment for withholding food from her daughter, Lydia, and got 13...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Brian & Ruth Christine Sentenced to 71/2 Years (Brian: +5yrs./Gun use)

    05/28/2002 11:04:23 AM PDT · by RGSpincich · 509 replies · 910+ views
    kgw, AP ^ | 05/28/2002 | JEFF BARNARD
    BREAKING NEWS: Brian & Ruth Christine Sentenced to 71/2 Years (Brian +5) 05/28/2002 By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press Writer Ruth and Brian Christine each were sentenced Tuesday to 7 1/2 years in prison for taking their three daughters at gunpoint from child welfare workers while authorities investigated allegations the girls were starved and mistreated. The couple, both 29, were convicted May 10 for robbery, custodial interference and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Douglas County Circuit Judge William Lasswell also sentenced Brian Christine to an additional five years for being the one who actually pointed the .357-caliber Magnum pistol at...
  • Christines guilty of robbery, acquitted of kidnapping (Christine Trial Ends)

    05/10/2002 9:38:38 PM PDT · by RGSpincich · 308 replies · 1,697+ views
    oregonlive ^ | 5/10/02 | LANDON HALL
    Christines guilty of robbery, acquitted of kidnapping By LANDON HALL The Associated Press 5/10/02 10:54 PM ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon couple accused of taking their children from state workers at gunpoint were found guilty Friday of robbery, custodial interference and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. The Douglas County jury found Brian and Ruth Christine innocent of kidnapping. The Christines, both 29, face minimum prison sentences of 7˝ years on the robbery charges. Brian Christine will face an additional five years for pointing a gun at child welfare workers last August to take his three daughters -- Bethany,...