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  • Sarah Sanders Pressed on Whether Trump Will Back Primary Challengers to GOP Lawmakers

    09/13/2017 8:47:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2017 | Fox News Insider
    Newsmax' John Gizzi pressed White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on whether President Trump will support conservative primary challengers to centrist or liberal Republicans. Trump has routinely denounced moderates and left-leaning Republicans, calling Arizona's Sen. Jeff Flake "Flake Jeff Flake" and nudging Nevada's Dean Heller during a White House meeting, asking whether the first-term senator wants to "remain a senator." Gizzi pointed to Flake and Heller, asking Sanders about their "spirited primary challenges." Flake faces tea party conservative Dr. Kelli Ward - who unsuccessfully primaried Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) last year - in 2018. He also asked about the most recent...
  • It’s Happening (Maybe): Romney Reportedly Set To Run For Senate In Utah — If Orrin Hatch Retires

    09/12/2017 7:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2017 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “Orrin Hatch must retire.” And there’s a fair chance that he will! He’s 83 and said in March that he’d be more inclined to step down if he could get a “really outstanding person” to run for his seat. When asked if he had anyone in mind, he said “Mitt Romney would be perfect.” That lit the fuse on RomneyWatch 2018, leading to reports that Romney was thinking about it and had even spoken to Mitch McConnell about running. But then in May the speculation seemed to fizzle: Hatch himself claimed that Romney told him he wouldn’t...
  • Mitt Romney planning to run for Senate if Orrin Hatch retires

    09/11/2017 9:32:19 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 47 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | September 11, 2017 | Bryan Schott
    Sources tell UtahPolicy.com that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is preparing to run for Senate in 2018 if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to retire. Sources close to Romney say the two-time presidential candidate will jump into the 2018 Utah Senate scrum if Hatch opts not to. So far, Hatch has not made up his mind as to whether he'll run for an eighth term in 2018. He has previously said he was planning on running as long as his and his wife's health holds up. Dave Hansen, a longtime political advisor to Hatch, told UtahPolicy.com last month that he didn't...
  • Steve Bannon on 60 Minutes: DACA Will Spark GOP ‘Civil War’ If Republicans Cave

    09/11/2017 11:30:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Sep 2017 | Adam Shaw
    Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon warned this week that there will be a “civil war” in the Republican Party if GOP lawmakers cave on the repeal of an Obama-era program that gave amnesty to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — would be repealed with a six-month window for Congress to act. The move served to fulfill one of Trump’s signature campaign promises, but both Trump and Republican leadership have indicated a desire to “legalize DACA” as part of a broader immigration...
  • Kid Rock to watchdog group: Go f- - - yourselves

    09/02/2017 9:24:27 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 53 replies
    AV Club ^ | 9.1.17 | Todd Spangler
    Michigan resident Robert Ritchie—known to fans as that Cicero of shitty country-rap, Kid Rock—has fired back at watchdog groups suggesting that his near-constant comments about running for office might actually make him subject to the U.S.A.’s electioneering laws. Faced with accusations that selling signs with slogans like “Kid Rock For Senate ’18" makes him a candidate—and thus beholden to the Federal Election Campaign Act, which requires candidates to track and report donations and campaign contributions—Ritchie fired back with the same sort of measured response that the Michigan electorate can probably hope to see from him if they get blazed out...
  • Roy Moore and Luther Strange locked in tight runoff race in Alabama: Poll

    08/30/2017 9:35:46 AM PDT · by upchuck · 46 replies
    Wa Times ^ | Aug 29, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange are locked in a neck-and-neck battle in their runoff race in Alabama, according to a poll released Tuesday that also shows President Trump is very popular among likely runoff voters. Mr. Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, holds a 47 percent to 45 percent edge over Mr. Strange in the survey from Harper Polling of 600 likely runoff voters that carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent. The runoff race is slated for Sept. 26. Close to four in 10 poll respondents said they want a candidate...
  • Yikes: Kelli Ward 47, Jeff Flake 21 in Arizona primary poll (Way outside margin of error)

    08/29/2017 7:14:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2017 | AllahPundit
    Right, right, “it’s just one poll.” But it isn’t. A few weeks ago, PPP had Flake’s approval rating in Arizona a breezy 18/63 overall, including 22/57 among Republicans. JMC Analytics, the firm responsible for this new survey, has him at 22/67 among Republicans. So intense is anti-Flake sentiment among Arizona GOPers in the wake of his feud with Trump that Kelli Ward, a comparatively weak candidate, has more than doubled him up here.It’d be unusual for a youngish incumbent not to run for reelection in the belief that he can’t possibly win. U.S. senators are, by definition, good at...
  • Jeff Flake Underwater: Poll Shows Kelli Ward Opening Up More-Than-25-Point-Lead In Senate Race

    08/28/2017 12:41:57 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 54 replies
    The poll, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release by JMC Analytics’ John Couvillon, shows Flake in almost irreparable shape ahead of his reelection bid in 2018. That an incumbent U.S. Senator like Flake could be polling as low as 21 percent in his own primary, while a challenger like Ward has pulled 26 points ahead of him at 47 percent, is almost unthinkable with nearly a full year to go until the August 2018 primary. Three percent of the electorate said they would vote for Nicholas Tutora, another candidate, and 29 percent are undecided, when asked which...
  • WOW! Sheriff Joe Arpaio May Challenge Jeff Flake for Arizona Senate Seat

    08/28/2017 9:53:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 57 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Arizona politics might get a lot more interesting after former Sheriff Joe Arpaio mused to the Washington Examiner on Monday about challenging Senator Jeff Flake for his Senate seat. Washington Examiner reports: The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he’s upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he feels Republican politicians are insufficiently supportive of the president, who he calls a great man. “I could run for mayor, I could run for legislator, I could run for Senate,” Arpaio said Monday. One particular race, however, is likely to gain significant attention: the GOP primary next...
  • Duterte running for US Congress? Republican Fil-Am joins race (Against Maxine Waters)

    08/27/2017 12:11:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Coconuts ^ | August 23, 2017 | Staff
    Is Duterte running for US Congress? He is, but it’s not that Duterte. Republican Filipino-American Edwin Duterte has joined the race for California’s 43rd Congressional District in next year’s US midterm election. While the Philippine president, who shares his last name with Edwin, is widely popular in the Philippines, it will be an uphill climb for the newbie Republican. He will be running against veteran Democrat politician Maxine Waters, who has served in the US House of Representatives since 1991. Waters won the 2016 election by 76.1 percent against her Republican rival. The district covers several cities in Los Angeles...
  • Primary GOP Obstructionists to Oblivion

    08/26/2017 7:35:44 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 26,2017 | J. Robert Smith
    The old Bobby Kennedy saying, “Don’t get mad, get even,” needs to guide the grassroots. Congressional Republicans getting on board President Trump’s legislative agenda is imperative. Passing the President’s big ticket legislative items will cement a new majority. That gives the establishment the chills, a subset of whom are DC-owned Republicans. Those Republicans are the chief reason Trump’s legislative agenda is stalled. They need to be primaried into nonexistence. Like the sanctimonious and condescending Jeff Flake. That’s the grassroots’ goal in 2018: send as many GOP obstructionists packing as possible. Even in the teeth of formidable opposition, the president has...
  • Missouri Senate Candidate Tony Monetti Has Unusual Background

    08/25/2017 7:34:40 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | May 5, 2017
    On Monday, May 8, Tony Monetti, a Republican from Warrensburg, will be announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on the steps of the historic Truman Courthouse in Independence at 7 p.m. He will do the same earlier in the day in St. Louis and in Jefferson City. Monetti’s road to Independence is a testament to the living reality of the American dream and the underrated accessibility of the Republican Party. Raffaele Antonio “Tony” Monetti was born in Brooklyn to Italian immigrant parents 51 years ago. His father was an electrician and his mother a stay-at-home mom. From as early as he could...
  • Kelli Ward spotlights Trump's criticisms of Jeff Flake, John McCain in new campaign ad

    08/25/2017 12:32:41 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 25, 2017, | Melissa Quinn
    Kelli Ward, who is challenging Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in the Republican primary, took aim at Flake and Sen. John McCain in a new campaign ad using President Trump's his criticisms of the two senators. The 45-second ad, titled "Naming Jeff Flake," opens with Trump speaking at Tuesday's campaign-style rally in Phoenix and telling the crowd his White House aides urged him not to attack Flake by name.
  • : Trump Met With GOP Senate Prospects Before Arizona Rally About Challenging “The Flake”

    08/24/2017 5:51:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24,2017 | ALLAHPUNDITP
    DeWit and Graham are both seen as more serious challengers to Flake than Kelli Ward, who lost decisively to McCain last year in a primary and who’s already being attacked as a kook by the Senate Leadership Fund. Trump gave her a shout-out on Twitter recently, which was … odd given the White House’s recruitment of DeWit and Graham, but it sounds like he’s straightened out now and is focused on giving Flake the toughest race he possibly can. Per Politico, DeWit even hitched a ride to the Phoenix rally on Air Force One. There’s one and only one scenario...
  • McConnell's PAC launches vicious attack ad against Kelli Ward hours after Trump offers her support

    08/23/2017 7:41:01 PM PDT · by OldGuard1 · 117 replies
    Senate Leadership PAC ^ | Aug 22, 2017 | Senate Leadership PAC
    I'll let the ad speak for itself...
  • Alabama Senate Poll: Roy Moore, with Majority Support, Takes Commanding Lead over Luther Strange.

    08/20/2017 11:45:19 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 78 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8-20-2017 | Matthew Boyle
    A new poll shows former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore with a commanding lead over Luther Strange, the Washington establishment backed candidate, heading into the GOP primary runoff for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat left open this year. The poll from JMC Analytics provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release shows Moore with 51 percent, a majority, supporting him, while Strange trails nearly 20 points behind with just 32 percent—and 17 percent are undecided. Moore’s commanding lead comes after he outperformed polls to finish around 39 percent in a multi-way primary this past Tuesday. Strange finished...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Massive Phoenix Rally Protest of Trump Being Planned For Tuesday

    08/18/2017 10:55:56 AM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 182 replies
    IR.Net ^ | 8/18/2017 | Chase Sanders
    <p>"Massive Phoenix Rally Protest of Trump Being Planned For Tuesday" Please go to comments section or link to the protest web site.</p>
  • 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...