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  • Former Romney Aide Announces Senate Candidacy to Challenge Warren

    08/21/2017 1:58:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/21/17 | Brian Freeman
    Beth Lindstrom, a Massachusetts Republican who served in the administration of former Gov. Mitt Romney announced on Monday her candidacy for the Senate in a video she posted to YouTube. Lindstrom is the fourth Republican so far who is challenging Democratic US Sen. Elizabeth Warren, The Boston Globe reported. Lindstrom used the announcement of her candidacy to criticize President Donald Trump for his comments following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in line with Massachusetts Republicanism that is often more moderate than the national party. "As an independent-minded Republican, I will oppose President Trump when he's wrong," Lindstrom said in a press release....
  • (THEN) Dean Heller on health care vote: 'I feel real pleased at the way this thing turned out'

    08/21/2017 6:51:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    NEWS4JAX.COM ^ | 8/11/17 | ASHLEY KILLOUGH AND RYAN NOBLES
    (CNN) - Sen. Dean Heller, while talking about health care, said Friday that he felt "real pleased at the way this thing turned out," referring to a legislative battle that ended in Heller casting a yes vote on a bill that ultimately failed.
  • (NOW) Heller: I hope we find 50th vote for ObamaCare repeal

    08/21/2017 6:51:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/21/17 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) says in a new interview that he hopes ObamaCare repeal comes back up and Republicans can find the 50th vote to pass it. “Once we have 50 votes healthcare will come up again,” Heller, who is a top Democratic target in next year’s elections, told KLAS in Nevada. “And so if you hear Washington, D.C., talking about healthcare, it’s because we found that 50th vote, and I hope we do. No one was more disappointed than myself.”
  • Vanity: 108% of Eligible Voters Voted in California's 2016 Presidential Election

    08/21/2017 2:52:43 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
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  • Rating Change: Alabama Senate Race No Longer Solid GOP (MANIPULATION PIECE!!!)

    08/20/2017 8:05:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/16/17 | Nathan L Gonzales
    The Alabama Senate special election certainly isn’t a toss-up, but the possibility that former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore might become the Republican nominee creates the potential for a Democratic upset.
  • Kelli Ward is a Trump clone, Jeff Flake is a true conservative (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

    08/19/2017 7:56:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/17/17 | Tom Rogan
    Kelli Ward has announced that she's challenging incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in the Republican primary for next year's Arizona Senate election. Ward has at least one significant supporter.
  • A Third of Republicans Want McConnell, Ryan Out

    08/19/2017 7:42:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    Late last week, President Trump criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the Senate’s failure to pass a health care repeal bill before the August recess, raising the question of whether the Kentucky Senator should step down from his position. Even one third of his fellow Republicans think that’s a good idea. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely Republican Voters think it would be good for the United States if McConnell stepped down as Senate majority leader, while 17% believe it would be bad for the country. Another 35% of GOP voters...
  • Congressional Favorability Ratings (Mitch most unpopular)

    08/19/2017 7:40:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Most Republicans don't care much these days for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, making him now the most unpopular of the top congressional leaders. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Trump Must Help Primary Do-Nothing GOP Senators

    08/19/2017 7:37:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/18/17 | Michael Shannon
    When the leftists at the Washington Post start offering relationship advice, a Republican knows he could be on the cusp of something big. A recent WaPost headline warned, "Trump's baffling attacks on McConnell could be costly to the president." "Cost" here is mainly a function of how often Trump is hoping to eat in the Senate's invitation-only dining room. Otherwise what's "baffling" is how long it took the notoriously impatient Trump to sound off. Trump's marriage of convenience with "legislative mastermind" Mitch McConnell - Curator of the Senate - has produced less than his relationship with Vladimir Putin. After six...
  • RINO Senator Admits Harboring Illegal Alien

    08/18/2017 1:24:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake called for the United States to let in immigrants who work hard, but don’t have any particular skills, in an effort to hit President Donald Trump on his immigration agenda, according to his New York Times’ op-ed Friday. Flake told the story of Manuel Chaidez, an illegal immigrant with no discernible skills his parents hired, to drive his point home that America should bring people willing to work hard. “In terms of material possessions, Manuel was an invisible man. His capacity for hard, backbreaking work was his sole credential in life. By no Washington bureaucrat’s estimation would he...
  • GOP Establishment Has Uphill Battle To Keep Firebrand Roy Moore From Senate

    08/18/2017 12:28:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 8/18/18 | Cameron Joseph
    It may take a crimson tide to keep former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from coming to Washington. The groups backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R) successfully carpet-bombed Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) into third place in the primary with millions of dollars of ads highlighting the congressman’s previous criticism of President Trump. But they face a much more daunting challenge in figuring out how to handle Moore, a well-known figure who’s beloved on the hard right for his virulently social conservative views and who is unlikely to see his base abandon him. Moore took first place in Tuesday’s GOP primary for...
  • Trump gets rid of Stephen Bannon, a top proponent of his nationalist agenda

    08/18/2017 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Damian Paletta
    <p>President Trump on Friday dismissed his embattled chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general election victory, in a major White House shake-up that follows a week of racial unrest, according to multiple administration officials.</p> <p>Trump had been under mounting pressure to dispense with Bannon, who many officials view as a political Svengali but who has drawn scorn as a leading internal force encouraging and amplifying the president’s most controversial nationalist impulses.</p>
  • Stephen Bannon’s to-do list, annotated

    08/18/2017 10:01:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    washintonpost.com ^ | Phillip Bump
    Pledges on immigration Completed Cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions Implement new extreme immigration vetting techniques Suspend the Syrian refugee program Create support program for victims of illegal immigration Expand and revitalize the popular 287(g) partnerships Issue detainers for all illegal immigrants who are arrested for any crime, and they will be placed into immediate immigration removal proceedings End “catch-and-release” Hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents Restore the Secure Communities Program Triple the number of ICE agents To-do Build the border wall and eventually make Mexico pay for it Sunset our visa laws so...
  • Danny Tarkanian Accepts Shepard Smith Challenge: “I will go on your show and defend the President”

    08/18/2017 4:13:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    “Our booking team, and they’re good, reached out to Republicans of all stripes across the country today. Let’s be honest. Republicans often don’t really mind coming on Fox News Channel. We couldn’t get anyone to come and defend him here because we thought, in balance, someone should do that. We worked very hard at it throughout the day, and we were unsuccessful.” One Republican that apparently hadn’t been reached out to, is Danny Tarkanian, running for U.S. Senate against Dean Heller in Nevada. He accepted Shepard Smith’s challenge today on social media. He tweeted: Hey @ShepNewsTeam bookers didn’t contact me...
  • reasons Tarkanian can beat Heller (NV)

    08/18/2017 4:11:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 8/17/17 | Victor Joecks
    Recent history says Danny Tarkanian is wasting his time challenging Sen. Dean Heller in next year’s Republican primary. From 2012 to 2016, only one sitting U.S. senator lost a primary challenge: a then-80-year-old Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in 2012. That’s a tough place to start from, but past trends ignore the unique problems Heller faces in his re-election bid. Here are four reasons Tarkanian can best Heller and advance to the general election. 1. Heller voted against repealing Obamacare. For six years, being a Republican meant vigorously opposing Obamacare. Heller voted to repeal it in 2015. But when Heller had a...
  • Sen. Corker slams Trump for lack of ‘competence’ and ‘stability’ (up for reelection!!)

    08/17/2017 2:25:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/17/17 | Dave Boyer
    Sen. Bob Corker blasted President Trump’s handling of racially charged protests in Virginia, telling reporters Thursday that the president lacks “stability.” Mr. Corker, Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Mr. Trump “has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation.” His comments to reporters came after he gave a speech in his home state. “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful,” Mr. Corker said. “He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this...
  • GOP in such disarray that Cook Political Report moved 4 Senate races in GOP direction. Wait, WUT?

    08/17/2017 2:17:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 8/17/17
    As bad as things are for the GOP right now, remember that it’s even worse for Democrats. Case in point, the Cook Political Report just moved 4 2018 Senate races in the GOP’s direction:
  • Trump assails 'publicity seeking' Lindsey Graham

    08/17/2017 4:31:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    wsbradio.com ^ | 8/17/17
    President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at a fellow Republican, calling Sen. Lindsey Graham a "publicity seeking" lawmaker. In a daybreak post on his Twitter account Thursday, Trump faulted the GOP senator for statements Graham has made about the president's stance on the violence and death of a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump said in his tweet: "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer." He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a...
  • GOP State Senator to Challenge Heitkamp (ND)

    08/16/2017 1:34:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/16/17 | Bridget Bowman
    North Dakota state Sen. Tom Campbell has decided to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for her Senate seat, the state lawmaker confirmed Wednesday.  Campbell said he made his decision after months of consideration and traveling the state. “I just want to basically go to Washington and fight just like my dad did so my grandkids and kids can have the American Dream too,” Campbell said in a brief phone interview. He said his father was a pilot in World War II. Heitkamp, who was first elected in 2012, is one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats this cycle. President Donald Trump won her state by...
  • The knives are out: Trump expected to endorse Flake challenger at Arizona rally

    08/16/2017 1:32:13 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/16/17 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump’s new campaign trip to Arizona next week has state Republicans speculating that he is going to endorse a primary challenger to Sen. Jeff Flake. Mr. Trump is leaning towards endorsing Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, state Republican sources told The Washington Times, in a move that could help crystalize the race. Mr. DeWit, who was chairman of the Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in Arizona, has been eyeing the race but has not yet announced his candidacy.