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  • Will Big Spending in Indiana Lead To a Win? (Congressional primary)

    04/28/2016 4:29:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 27, 2016 | Gillian Roberts
    In Indianas competitive 9th Congressional District Republican primary race, theres a big spender. A really big spender. His name is Joseph A. Trey Hollingsworth III (Roll Call has already delved into other oddities about his candidacy , like how hes from Tennessee), and hes been blanketing the airwaves with campaign ads in the five-way race for GOP Rep. Todd Youngs open seat which is rated Safe Republican by the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call. There are unique challenges in the contest, like how no one in his adopted hometown of Jeffersonville has really seen him outside of their...
  • Joe Carr Challenges GOP Rep. Diane Black in Tennessee Primary

    04/15/2016 1:59:47 PM PDT · by don-o · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2016
    Former State Rep. Joe Carr is challenging incumbent Tennessee Sixth Congressional District Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) 67% in the Republican primary. The vote will be in August. Carr, who narrowly lost to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 19% in the 2014 Republican U.S. Senate primary in the Volunteer State, says Black is not a conservative. The winner of that primary is expected to easily win the Congressional seat in the heavily Republican district in Novembers general election. Millions of Republicans across the country have voted overwhelmingly to reject the business as usual insider games in Washington. We have elected Republican majorities...
  • Ryan Broadens Path for Cruz By Dampening GOP Nomination Chatter

    04/12/2016 8:59:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | April 12, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan issued an emphatic statement Tuesday that he would not accept the Republican Party's presidential nomination this summer at the GOP convention in Cleveland, effectively broadening U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's potential path to becoming the party's nominee. "Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept the Republican nomination," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters at a news conference at Republican National Committee headquarters. "So let me speak directly to the delegates on this: If no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, I believe you should only choose a person who actually...
  • Missing Campaign issues [Article V+ advocacy]

    04/09/2016 4:38:50 AM PDT · by Fhios · 9 replies
    4/9/2016 | Total Vanity
    A most important issue that I haven't heard from any candidate is support for Constitutional amendments specifically targeting the 17th amendment and campaign finance limitations, and the Article V convention. I haven't heard of any supporting organizations endorsing Trump or Cruz advocate Article V and the topics of the 17th and campaign limitations. I haven't heard any news organizations even remotely broach the topic or question the candidates on any of those topics. Seems to me as would-be conservatives, Trump, Cruz would be all over these questions. With position and analysis and their version of support. Obviously Sanders and Clinton...
  • Hillary's Financial Scandals.And To Think They Want Bob McDonnell In Jail?

    04/07/2016 5:53:15 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 6 replies
    And why hasn't the MSM and even conservative media brought this up over the last several months as we have been watching Hillary getting away with taking millions in donations and not even being questioned? So the left wants to send Bob McDonnell to jail for accepting gifts/bribes? Now compare that to the millions Hillary has accepted as either donations/bribes/gifts. And not just Bob McDonnell, what about Dinesh D'Souza? and the left wanted to throw him in jail too? For What?
  • Peter King Brutally Bashes Phony Cruz, Hopes New Yorkers Give Him Cold Shoulder and Other Things

    04/07/2016 12:25:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 7, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    New York state representative Peter King is not one to hold his tongue on his true feelings about anything, so did you think the outspoken pol wasnt gonna dig in on Ted Cruz today? Fuhgeddaboudit. During an appearance on The Joe Piscopo Show Thursday morning, Rep. King slammed the Texas Senator amid the controversies hes facing in and prior rhetoric about New York. Just twelve days before the New York primary, Cruz is on major damage control on the campaign trail after a disastrous day in the Bronx saw Cruz getting booed, heckled, and become subject of a...
  • Matt Gaetz (Florida) runs for U.S. Congress, blasts 'illegal immigrants' and 'Muslim terrorists'

    03/22/2016 4:22:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | March 21, 2016 | Dara Kam
    Tying himself to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trumps coattails, state Rep. Matt Gaetz announced his candidacy Monday for an open Panhandle congressional seat with an announcement blasting illegal immigrants, Muslim terrorists and the national debt. Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican elected to the state House in 2010, had been in a heated contest for a state Senate seat held by his father, Don, a former Senate president forced out of office this fall due to term limits. Washingtons failures have left the American people with trillions in debt, illegal immigrants sucking us dry, and attacks from Muslim terrorists rising....
  • U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta endorses Donald Trump for president (Pennsylvania)

    03/22/2016 3:33:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | March 22, 2016 | John L. Micek
    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11th, has become the second member of Pennsylvania's GOP Congressional delegation to endorse billionaire Donald Trump's presidential candidacy. Trump has already received the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-10th, whose district borders Barletta's. This is the full text of the statement the Hazleton Republican released this afternoon: "Like millions of Americans, I want our next president to be a leader who fights for the American people and gets things done, not a politician who tries to say all the right things but will never be able to deliver on more broken promises. "Throughout his campaign,...
  • This Arizona Congressman Is Urging His State to Vote for Ted Cruz

    03/17/2016 2:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | March 17, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    With voters in the winner-take-all state of Arizona set to vote next Tuesday, presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) picked up a big endorsement out of the Grand Canyon State. U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, a fellow Republican, represents Arizona's Sixth Congressional District and was first elected to Congress. He is a recognized reform leader in Washington, D.C. "My top priority in Congress has always been to do what the Washington insiders simply refuse to do, and that is to reduce the size and cost of government and save our nation from the crushing debt that the Washington politicians have...
  • Boehner: If GOP can't agree, he's for Paul Ryan

    03/16/2016 4:03:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | March 16, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former House Speaker John Boehner says he'd support his successor, Wisconsin's Paul Ryan for president if Republicans cannot nominate any candidate at their national convention this summer. Boehner, who has endorsed John Kasich, tells the Futures Industry Association that if Republicans can't agree on the first ballot to nominate Donald Trump, Kasich or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he's "for none of the above."(continued)
  • Glenn Grothman endorses Ted Cruz, blasts Donald Trump (Wisconsin)

    03/11/2016 7:07:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | March 11, 2016 | Bill Glauber
    U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Republican from the Town of Glenbeulah in Sheboygan County, announced Friday that he has endorsed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. "I think Ted Cruz is the one," Grothman said during an interview with Charlie Sykes on WTMJ (AM-620). . Grothman said the Texas Senator "has the track record in the Senate. You know he's going to put a stop to this huge amount of illegal immigration in this country." "He stands up to the idea, he's not for anchor babies," Grothman said. "Some people don't like that phrase but the idea...
  • Ted Cruz gets backing of Rep. Ann Wagner (Missouri)

    03/11/2016 6:38:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 11, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner on Friday endorsed Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, hailing the Texas senator as a constitutional conservative Republicans should unite behind. Wagner's support comes a day after Cruz got his first Senate endorsement from Mike Lee and just a few days ahead of Missouri's primary. "I am proud to endorse Senator Ted Cruz ahead of the GOP Primary on March 15th," Wagner said in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. "Republicans must unite to win behind a strong, constitutional conservative like Ted Cruz." Cruz will campaign in suburban St. Louis on Saturday at a rally with Carly...
  • McCarter challenges Shimkus to town hall debates (Illinois primary)

    03/07/2016 4:14:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    The Bellville News Democrat ^ | March 1, 2016 | Elizabeth Donald
    State Sen. Kyle McCarter has challenged incumbent U.S. Rep. John Shimkus to a series of town hall debates that have already been scheduled, but the longtime congressmans campaign said it was not contacted. McCarter, R-Lebanon, is holding a series of town halls in the 15th Congressional District whether or not Shimkus, R-Collinsville, attends, he said. The voters deserve to see us and hear us together, so they can look us in the eye, ask their questions, voice their concerns and get straightforward answers no spin, McCarter said. He challenged Shimkus to commit to unfiltered and transparent debates, adding that...
  • Rep. Marino: Trump embraces nations priorities - That's why I'm supporting him for president.

    03/05/2016 3:06:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    USA Today | March 3, 2016 | Rep. Tom Marino, (R-PA)
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/03/03/donald-trump-president-rep-tom-marino-editorials-debates/81277746/
  • Scott Angelle running for Congress (Louisiana)

    03/03/2016 3:35:13 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | March 3, 2016 | Mark Ballard
    Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle announced his candidacy for the U.S. Congress Thursday morning. Angelle, who came in third in last falls governors race, had been widely rumored to be interested in running this fall for the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate seat. Congressman Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, already entered the race to replace U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who is stepping down at the end of his term. Angelle is running for Boustanys Third U.S. Congressional District seat, which covers nine Acadiana parishes and includes Lafayette and Lake Charles.
  • Exclusive: Rep. Scott Rigell tells VA Republicans, #NeverTrump

    03/01/2016 11:30:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    An Open Letter to Virginia Republicans: Trump Victory Catastrophic for our Republican Party Never before have I grabbed a word like catastrophic to make a political point. It's like pulling a fire alarm; if you do it, there had better be a fire. There is a fire and it's raging within our Republican party. I am convinced that if Donald Trump becomes our nominee, the harm done to our party would be nothing short of catastrophic. I reject Trump as our nominee based on his judgment, temperament and character, all of which point to a reckless, embarrassing and ultimately dangerous...
  • Donald Trump Nabs First Congressional Endorsements

    02/24/2016 6:34:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    After winning his third consecutive GOP primary contest Tuesday in Nevada, Donald Trump has landed his first congressional endorsements, the latest sign members of the Republican political establishment are coming to terms with the New York businessman securing the GOP presidential nomination. Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, a wealthy former businessman from upstate New York, said in a statement this morning that Trump "understands the importance of American exceptionalism, and has the unique qualifications to make America great again." Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, told Politico this morning that he will support Trump's bid for the GOP nomination for president, a...
  • Rubio endorser struggles to name Rubio accomplishments

    02/24/2016 5:21:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 24, 2016 | Nick Gass
    One of Marco Rubio's newest congressional endorsers struggled to point to one specific thing he has seen over the course of the last year from the Florida senator that, as MSNBC's Thomas Roberts asked, "demonstrates presidential character." Not only that, but he also called some of the Rubio's past actions "frustrating." At the end of his interview, freshman Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-Nev.) was asked the question about what he has seen from Rubio over the course of his last year in Congress. Hardy took office in January 2015, a little more than three months before Rubio announced his candidacy. "On...
  • McCarter Should Unseat Shimkus (IL primary)

    02/20/2016 3:16:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The News Gazette ^ | February 18, 2016 | Lee York
    We have a marvelous opportunity to "remove the rascal." In Lebanon is Kyle McCarter, a conservative Illinois state Senator, worthy of your trust. He is a successful businessman, successful in the Illinois state legislature, has fiercely defended the American family, unborn life, gun rights and traditional marriage, is committed to the conservative philosophy of limited government, national sovereignty and traditional values, and pledged to oppose any tax increases Congress proposes and to support economic freedom by working to decrease the tax burden of taxpayers.
  • Analysis: Texas, Uncharacteristically, is an Early Primary State (Vote before S.Car.

    02/10/2016 9:06:51 AM PST · by PAR35 · 9 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Ross Ramsey
    Texans start voting in the presidential election in eight days....
  • Brian Fitzpatrick announces candidacy for Congress in Pennsylvania's 8th District

    02/03/2016 2:51:38 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Bucks Local News ^ | February 01, 2016
    Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Fitzpatrick, standing outside the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown on Thursday, announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District in the House of Representatives. “The time is now to restore integrity and honor to our nation’s capital. Our government is broken. People have lost faith in the system: Corruption is rampant in our nation’s capital and Harrisburg. And all the while, too many politicians prefer to be political ideologues, rather than the problem solvers we need,” said Fitzpatrick surrounded by supporters. “I believe I have the experience and background...
  • Conservative McDonough to make bid for Ruppersberger’s congressional seat

    01/30/2016 1:15:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2016 | Anjali Shastry
    Delegate Patrick L. McDonough, a staunchly conservative Republican, will announce Friday that he will try to unseat Democratic Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in November, saying he hopes to be part of a conservative revolution in this deep-blue state. Mr. McDonough, who has represented Harford and Baltimore counties in the House of Delegates for 17 years, said that he’s grown tired of what he derisively calls the “Maryland General Asylum” and that he’s ready to try to make an impact at the national level. A fan of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s immigration policy, Mr. McDonough said he wants to use...
  • Former House Majority Leader Claims FBI is "Ready to Indict" Hillary Clinton

    01/27/2016 8:22:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Anti Media ^ | January 26, 2016 | Rachel Blevins
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been under investigation by the FBI for several months, and former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay said Monday that the FBI is "ready to indict" her for using a private email server to conduct government business. During an interview on "The Steve Malzberg Show," DeLay, a Republican from Texas, said he has friends in the FBI who tell him "they're ready to indict" the former Secretary of State. "They're ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they're going public," DeLay said. Clinton's use...
  • Rep. John Lewis speaks out against Trump's divisive rhetoric during L.A. visit

    01/24/2016 10:31:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now ^ | January 23, 2016 | Javier Panzar
    Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) used a pair of appearances in Los Angeles on Saturday to urge young student activists to continue to fight for equality in the United States, warning that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump could set the country back with his divisive rhetoric aimed at immigrants and Muslims. "I've been around a while and Trump reminds me so much of a lot of the things that George Wallace said and did," Lewis said in an interview with The Times after speaking at Cal State L.A. "I think demagogues are pretty dangerous, really. ... We shouldn't...
  • Nevada’s Adam Laxalt endorses Ted Cruz

    01/13/2016 11:15:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | January 13, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2016/01/13/nevadas-adam-laxalt-endorses-ted-cruz/78744608/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=
  • WTF?!?! This Attack in Politico on Ted Cruz Makes ZERO Logical Sense

    01/13/2016 9:11:48 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 13, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    This is really damn amazing. I mean really amazing. I told you guys the Republican Establishment was coming to terms with Donald Trump because they hate Ted Cruz so much. This is another data point.Follow this story from the Politico. A leading Republican pollster privately told Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team Sen. Ted Cruz would be the biggest drag on House Republicans should he win his party's nomination, according to multiple sources who attended a small meeting of senior GOP lawmakers earlier this month.During the gathering in Annapolis, Maryland, Dave Sackett of the Tarrance Group reviewed a recent...
  • N.J. imam to be guest at Obama's State of the Union speech

    01/12/2016 4:43:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | January 12, 2016 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON -- A New Jersey imam will be sitting Tuesday in the same place where House members last year voted to restrict Syrian refugees from coming to the U.S. Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey in Monmouth Junction will be watching President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in person as the guest of Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12th Dist.). The speech traditionally is given in the chambers of the U.S. House. "We will be, all of us, under the roof of the Congress," Chebli said by telephone. "Who can say, 'So-and-so is better...
  • Mooney endorses Cruz for 2016 presidential run

    01/12/2016 2:42:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | January 12, 2016 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Second district Congressman Alex Mooney endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Tuesday in his run for the White House. Mooney will become Cruz for President's West Virginia Chairman. "I am proud to endorse Ted Cruz for President. Senator Cruz's father, Rafael, visited West Virginia to discuss how he fled communist Cuba to live in freedom in America just as my mother did," said Mooney in part of a statement. "I have had the pleasure of visiting with Senator Cruz on several occasions to discuss the shared conservative policies for which we are fighting in Congress." Cruz responded that...
  • Rep. Paul Gosar Endorses Ted Cruz

    01/12/2016 1:38:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 12, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) says he has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president. "I am endorsing Sen. Cruz because I have worked with him in the trenches, fought battles with him on the Hill, and he has proven himself to be honorable, tough, and a man of his word," Gosar said in a statement. "He votes the way he says he will vote. He backs his words with action. I respect that and for that reason I think he will make a great President." Gosar has been one of the few members of Congress who has fought for conservative...
  • Is Trump GOP's choice? Utah delegation says no

    01/01/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | January 1, 2016 | Lisa Riley Roche
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump continues to lead in national polls among the many GOP contenders for president, but members of Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation said they believe voters will make a different choice. "It's a problem because he's both an asset and a tremendous liability," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said of the possibility the billionaire businessman and reality TV star could become the Republican nominee in 2016. Trump is attracting huge crowds, "telling people what they want to hear, and they're all mad at everybody here" in Washington, Hatch said. "But you still have to be responsible, no matter what...
  • FINAL (HOUSE) VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL (Omnibus Bill)

    12/18/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by entropy12 · 30 replies
    clerk.House.Gov ^ | 18-Dec-2015 9:49 AM | House.Gov
    YEAS NAYS PRES NV REPUBLICAN 150 95 1 DEMOCRATIC 166 18 4 INDEPENDENT TOTALS 316 113 5
  • Sam Graves endorses Ted Cruz: The Missouri congressman says the Texas senator “never wavers”

    12/07/2015 3:02:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | December 7, 2015 | Steve Kraske
    Eight-term Missouri Congressman Sam Graves on Monday endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Said Graves of northwest Missouri: “I have personally seen Ted Cruz stand up and fight on the issues that matter the most to conservatives, even when it wasn’t popular in Congress. He has never wavered. He has always stood on principle. And he has always put the American people first.” Graves’ long-time campaign consultant Jeff Roe is running Cruz’s campaign, so the endorsement is not a big surprise. “As threats emerge – from ISIS, to Russia, to the Iranian nuclear program – we need a president with the...
  • California congresswoman: “Multi-automatic round weapons are easily available,” you know

    12/04/2015 8:34:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 4, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Via the Daily Caller comes a new word from gun control liberals that should be added to their growing dictionary of terms that do not exist. Yesterday, California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez warned about something called “multi-automatic weapons” flowing into the state: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Appearing on MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall on Thursday, Sanchez made up a term to describe a gun while blasting congressional inaction. “The reality is that Congress has been trying to get up some of these issues [relating to mental health] for the last five years, and we haven’t been able to,” she said We let the assault...
  • Republican: Syrian refugees coming to U.S. for a ‘paid vacation’

    11/21/2015 8:16:53 PM PST · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) says refugees fleeing war-torn Syria are trying to come to the U.S. for a “paid vacation” in the form of generous welfare programs. “I’m one of these folks that think we need to stop paying these folks to come here, and we’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation,” Brooks said on the Dale Jackson Show on Friday, as first reported by the liberal media outlet ThinkProgress. ADVERTISEMENT “You know, just go down the litany of wealth-transfer programs that these people are entitled to, and...
  • Ex-state lawmaker Steve Kraus to run for U.S. House

    11/21/2015 2:43:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | November 4, 2015 | JIM PROVANCE
    His felony conviction barred him from the Ohio House but not the U.S. House, so Steve Kraus has announced he will seek the Republican nod to challenge U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur next year. The 9th District stretches along Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to East Cleveland. Miss Kaptur, who has been in Congress since 1983, was re-elected in 2014 with 68 percent of the vote. Kraus said his campaign will focus on the same things he did during his short tenure in the House, energy independence, job creation, and clean water. But given his recent experience with the justice system,...
  • Impact of King's Cruz endorsement limited unless others follow

    11/17/2015 4:57:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | November 17, 2015 | James Q. Lynch, Des Moines Bureau
    CEDAR RAPIDS | Conservative U.S. Rep. Steve King’s endorsement of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the GOP presidential sweepstakes was no bombshell, but that didn’t stop it from reverberating around the Iowa political echo chamber Monday, a day on which no Republican candidates were campaigning in the state. Not only had King and Cruz recently shot pheasants at the western Iowa congressman’s fundraiser, but his son, Jeff King, has been working for a Cruz super PAC. Still, King’s endorsement is seen as a conservative seal of approval. “It certainly helps Cruz, given King’s solid conservative credentials,” said Steffen Schmidt, Iowa...
  • Claudia Tenney launches 2nd GOP primary bid to unseat Rep. Richard Hanna (NY)

    11/17/2015 4:13:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Syracuse Post Standard ^ | November 17, 2015 | Mark Weiner
    State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney will challenge U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna in a Republican primary in 2016, setting up a rematch of her failed bid last year in the 22nd Congressional District. Tenney, R-New Hartford, a conservative Tea Party favorite, announced her decision this morning in a news conference at the Broome County Courthouse in Binghamton. Tenney lost the election to Hanna, R-Barneveld, 54 to 46 percent, in the GOP primary last year for a district that covers all or parts of eight counties to the north, east and south of Syracuse. Hanna's primary victory assured his re-election to a third...
  • Have We Taken Notice.Refugees Not To Be Sent To Crucial Swing States?,Cant Lose Ohio In 2016!

    11/16/2015 3:08:26 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 41 replies
    Have any of you taken notice that Obama doesn't plan to send the refugees to Ohio,Pennsylvania,Florida,Colorado and the rest of the swing states? Need to wonder why? Obviously that would assure Carson Or Trump an easy win come 2016. But for now, Obama only wants to send them to red states. Why not send them to Maryland,Delaware and New England, where the liberals there will welcome the Syrians with open arms !!
  • Why Steve King Endorsed Ted Cruz — And Not Ben Carson or Donald Trump

    11/16/2015 12:06:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    KVNU-AM & FM ^ | November 16, 2015
    ABC News(DES MOINE, Iowa) — Congressman Steve King has endorsed Ted Cruz for President — saying Cruz is the "answer to my prayers" and that Ben Carson and Donald Trump's lack of Washington, D.C., experience makes the job "harder" for them. "I do believe that Ted Cruz is the full package, the constitutional conservative that can restore the soul of America," King told reporters in a conference room at the Des Moines Marriott. King is an influential voice in Iowa politics who was courted by many conservative Republicans, including Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. He said he made...
  • Steve King Is Making an Iowa Caucus Announcement (Cruz endorsement?)

    11/15/2015 10:30:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | November 15, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Congressman Steve King (R-IA) notified the media this afternoon that he will be making a major Iowa Caucus announcement on Monday morning. I think it’s safe to say that he will be making an endorsement. If he decided not to endorse he wouldn’t schedule a press conference to say that. I suspect that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will get the nod as he and King have been friends, and King’s son Jeff works for a PAC that backs Cruz. I also wouldn’t be surprised by an endorsement of Donald Trump since he and King are aligned on immigration which...
  • BREAKING: PA-16: Lloyd Smucker Announces Congressional Campaign

    11/10/2015 3:43:29 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    PoliticsPA ^ | November 9th, 2015 | Nick Field
    State Senator Lloyd Smucker is running for Congress. Sen. Smucker will be seeking the seat in PA’s 16th district, which Congressman Joe Pitts has represented since 1997. Rep. Pitts announced his impending retirement last week. Smucker has represented Pennsylvania’s 13th Senate district since 2009. “Today, I am excited to announce that I am running for Congress,” Smucker stated. “As a small business owner who understands what it takes to make a budget, I promise to be an effective problem solver who will go to Washington, D.C. to build consensus on issues that will benefit the residents of the 16th Congressional...
  • Republican Sen. Tom Casperson Announces Run for Congress (MI)

    11/10/2015 3:37:36 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    9and10 News ^ | November 10, 2015 | Dan Firnbach
    Republican state Senator Tom Casperson says he is running for Representative Dan Benishek's seat. Casperson has served almost 11 years in legislature. He is the first Republican to announce his bid for the seat. Lon Johnson and retired Army National Guard Major General Jerry Cannon are two Democrats who've said they are running. Benishek already announced he will not seek re-election next year after his term is up.
  • Moulton endorses Clinton for president (Massachusetts)

    11/09/2015 6:36:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Newburyport Current ^ | November 9, 2015 | Bryan McGonigle
    Congressman Seth Moulton, D-MA, has added his voice to the 2016 presidential race, endorsing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Everyone in the race has strengths and weaknesses, and I don't agree with any of them on every issue," Moulton wrote in a letter to supporters Sunday. "But none of those differences are big enough or deep enough to risk losing the presidency to the likes of Donald Trump or Ted Cruz. "It comes down to this: who will fight hardest for working people, defend and expand the middle class, and protect our freedoms?" Moulton wrote. "The answer, for me,...
  • Congressman Brooks announces endorsement of Ted Cruz

    11/09/2015 12:23:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | November 9, 2015
    From TedCruz.org: Monday, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks, who is also running as a delegate in support of Cruz for the Alabama GOP primary, which will be held on March 1. Congressman Brooks will serve as chairman of the Cruz campaign’s Alabama leadership team. Last week, Heidi Cruz submitted paperwork on behalf of the Cruz for President campaign to be on the GOP primary ballot in Alabama – Ted Cruz was one of only four presidential candidates to submit a full slate of delegates. “America needs a president with both a keen...
  • IT’S THE CLOTURE, STUPID! BRING BACK THE FILIBUSTER TO RESTORE ‘POWER OF THE PURSE’

    11/03/2015 10:36:56 AM PST · by TheJIMgram · 8 replies
    TheJIM!gram ^ | November 3, 2015 | Jim Jatras
    TheJIM!gram© is a publication of Jim Jatras, the only announced prospect for the 2016 GOP Vice Presidential nod, addressing the daunting challenges facing our great country. Reposting and redistribution with attribution is permitted and encouraged. October 12, 2015 No. 1 In this inaugural issue of TheJIM!gram© I suggest: “IT’S THE CLOTURE, STUPID! BRING BACK THE FILIBUSTER TO RESTORE ‘POWER OF THE PURSE’” The chaos surrounding selection of a replacement for House Speaker John Boehner is a symptom of the ongoing civil war tearing the GOP apart. On the one side, we have Tea Partiers and other conservatives who want Republicans...
  • GOP Job Well Done

    10/31/2015 11:08:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 7 replies
    o7jimm Youtube Video ^ | 10/31/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    You can't put lipstick on a pig but you sure can clean it up.
  • State Rep. Tucker forms exploratory committee to eye 1st District Congressional run (NH)

    10/28/2015 5:21:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 1 replies
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | October 28, 215 | Garry Rayno
    State Rep. Pam Tucker has filed an exploratory committee to consider a run for the Republican nomination for the 1st District Congressional seat. Tucker is the third Republican to express interest in the seat, along with incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta and former UNH Paul Business School Dean Dan Innis, who ran in 2014. “New Hampshire families continue to suffer from a dysfunctional Washington, D.C. and its politicians who kick the can down the road,” said Tucker in a press release announcing the committee. “New Hampshire deserves a new voice to solve Washington’s old problems.” Tucker is serving her fourth...
  • Stewart Mills Launches Rematch Against Rick Nolan (MN)

    10/17/2015 1:56:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | October 13, 2015 | Simone Path
    Minnesota businessman Stewart Mills announced his second challenge to 8th District Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan Tuesday morning. In 2014, I decided it was time to stop talking about the problems facing our country and start doing something to solve them, Mills said in a statement. I intend to finish what I started, and look forward to working for the people of the 8th District. Mills lost to Nolan by less than 2 points in 2014. He has been mulling a rematch for months and formed an exploratory committee last month. Nolan has been expecting the Republican to challenge him again,...
  • Keith Ellison hands Bernie Sanders his second congressional endorsement

    10/12/2015 3:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 12, 2015 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Sen. Bernie Sanders will get a pre-debate boost from Rep. Keith Ellison, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who will become the second member of Congress to endorse Sanders insurgent presidential campaign Monday, he told MSNBC. Im endorsing Bernie because he is talking about the issues that are important to American families, Ellison told MSNBC in an email via his spokesperson. His candidacy is important for many reasons, but I believe the most important part of his candidacy is that it has the ability to create a renaissance in voter participation, which was at its lowest in decades this...
  • AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION VOTE ANALYSIS: MARSHA BLACKBURN BEST VIABLE CANDIDATE FOR SPEAKERSHIP

    10/11/2015 7:52:28 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 63 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10/11/15 | M. Boyle
    American Conservative Union (ACU) Ratings of potential candidates for Speaker of House: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) at 97% Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 92% Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 88% Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 82% Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) 79% Rep. C McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) 77%