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  • Peyton Manning for US Senate? Here’s the RINO he could replace

    03/20/2017 9:24:58 AM PDT · by 198ml · 50 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    Is one of the U.S. Senate’s top Republican squishes on his way out in 2020? Rumor is, Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. is considering retirement. The 76-year-old moderate has served as governor of Tennessee, secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002. He has run for president twice. Were Alexander to run for and win reelection in 2020, he would be 86 at the end of his term. But should he choose not to, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has been mentioned as a potential candidate.
  • Laura Ingraham, Carly Fiorina Poll Dead Even In Virgina Senate Race (GOPe vs Populist Primary)

    02/20/2017 12:11:03 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.19.17 ast
    Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and national radio host Laura Ingraham are polling dead even in the Virginia Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Friday. The two would face off in a Republican Primary before challenging Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who recently concluded his bid for vice president under Hillary Clinton. Both Fiorina and Ingraham are polling at 36 percent in a head-to-head against Kaine. Kaine fared better over Fiorina, earning 57 percent compared to her 36 percent, one percent better than he fared against Ingraham. Kaine earned 56 percent against the conservative radio host. Neither woman was...
  • CNN to Host Debate Night with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on Feb. 7

    02/01/2017 9:12:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2017
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a Town Hall Debate with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Senator Ted Cruz on the future of Obamacare at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. President Donald Trump has made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act one of his top priorities while Congressional Democrats are opposed. Sanders, an opponent of repealing Obamacare, and Cruz, a supporter of the President’s healthcare agenda, will join Tapper and Bash to debate the fate of former President Barack Obama's signature legislation and the GOP’s approach to healthcare....
  • GOP should draft Peyton Manning for Senate in 2018

    01/27/2017 11:38:27 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/17 | PHILIP WEGMANN
    When President Obama praised Peyton Manning for the way he "conducted himself on and off the field," he might have accidentally endorsed the next Republican senator from Indiana. With the first pick in the 1998 draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Manning for quarterback. And with their ballots in the coming 2018 midterm, the Indiana electorate would certainly choose him for Senate. Looking to beat vulnerable Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republicans could do a lot worse than adding the Super Bowl Champion to their roster. The GOP front office would have to move quickly though. A lifelong Republican, Manning spoke at...
  • GOP Consultant: ‘Political Malpractice’ for Trump Primary Opponents Not to Have Dug Dirt

    10/13/2016 8:01:01 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was it a mistake for Donald Trump’s opponents in the Republican primary not to have done oppo research on Trump and uncovered the stories about his personal behavior that have recently emerged? On today’s With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin posed the question to GOP consultant Susan Del Percio [who had earlier indicated she wasn’t voting for Trump or Hillary]. Del Percio said that, indeed, it was “political malpractice” for Trump’s primary opponents not to have done such digging on him. She surmised that the candidates didn’t want to spend the money, and were worried that in retaliation Trump would...
  • NY GOP lawmaker wins primary days after killing himself

    09/14/2016 6:07:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    MSN AP ^ | September 14, 2016
    Days after killing himself, a vocal advocate for gun rights and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has won a New York primary election. Assemblyman Bill Nojay was facing a fraud trial in Cambodia and reportedly under FBI scrutiny when he went to his family's cemetery plot in Rochester and shot himself in front of an arriving police officer on Friday. Now the defeat Tuesday of challenger Richard Milne coupled with a quirk in state election law means that local GOP leaders, who encouraged voters to choose Nojay despite his death, get to pick someone to take on Democrat Barbara Baer...
  • Cornyn Won't Endorse Cruz in 2018 Primary

    09/10/2016 11:28:56 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 64 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 7, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is declining to endorse fellow Texas Republican Ted Cruz for re-election to the Senate in 2018, just as Cruz did not back Cornyn for another term two years ago... Cruz is facing the prospect of a serious challenger after he upset some Republicans by expressing no support for presidential nominee Donald Trump in July at the party's national convention. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul of Austin, who has been urged to take on Cruz, has not ruled out a run...
  • The Official Arizona Senatorial Primary Day Thread Ward v McCain, 08/30/16

    08/29/2016 4:12:39 PM PDT · by taildragger · 229 replies
    08/29/16 | Taildragger
    Folks, starting early, however please post all info on Kelli Ward vs John McCain. Thanks!
  • Breitbart/Gravis Arizona Poll Shows Razor Thin Margin Between McCain, Ward Heading into Election

    08/29/2016 3:33:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/29/16 | Neil McCabe
    <p>Arizona Sen. John McCain turned 80 on Monday, just one day before he will face off against a Republican challenger in the state’s primary.</p> <p>McCain is expected to win Tuesday's primary. A CNN/ORC poll released last week had him ahead of his challenger, Kelli Ward, 55%-29%.</p>
  • John McCain is in the fight of his political life in the age of Donald Trump

    08/29/2016 11:57:04 AM PDT · by bkopto · 41 replies
    WACOMPOST ^ | 8/29/2016 | Paul Kane
    The most immediate embodiment of McCain’s problems is Kelli Ward, 47, a former state senator who knows that Trump crushed the field in the March presidential primary by stoking the fires of Arizona’s long-running battles over illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. Ward is McCain’s main primary challenger Tuesday; she has attended Trump rallies and embraced his rhetoric while highlighting McCain’s bipartisan work on immigration bills that would grant undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. “He’s the champion of compromise,” she said of McCain in an hour-long interview in a Scottsdale campaign office, not intending it as a compliment. Public...
  • Va. Republicans opt for primary over convention for 2017

    08/28/2016 6:31:00 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 26 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 28, 2016 4:39 am | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have chosen a primary rather than a convention for 2017 as a way to elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia narrowly voted Saturday to have a primary for the first time since 2005, scoring a win for the party’s establishment wing. John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, said the primary will allow candidates to expand the party’s outreach. “We can’t afford anymore to exclude anybody from the Republican Party,” he said.
  • Breaking Poll: Rick Perry Leads Ted Cruz by 9 Points in Texas Senate Race

    08/18/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 169 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 8/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Cruz stunned conservatives when he refused to endorse Donald Trump at the RNC Convention in Cleveland. This came after Cruz was thumped in the GOP primary race. Perry leads Cruz in a senate primary matchup 46% to 37%. The Texas Tribune reported: A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry. The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get...
  • Liz Cheney Faces Wyoming Primary in Bid to Return to Washington

    08/16/2016 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2016 | CARL HULSE
    Will a Cheney be returning to power in Washington? Liz Cheney, that is, a daughter of Dick Cheney, the former vice president, and the favorite in Tuesday’s crowded Republican primary for Wyoming’s at-large House seat. Ms. Cheney opted to try for the House seat being vacated by Representative Cynthia M. Lummis after Ms. Cheney’s 2014 Senate primary bid against Mike Enzi, the popular Republican incumbent, spurred Republican infighting and raised questions about her ties to Wyoming after spending most of her life in the Washington area. She ultimately withdrew. Ms. Lummis’s retirement opened the door for Ms. Cheney to try...
  • Establishment GOP Looks to Arizona, Florida Primaries to Bolster Ranks

    08/12/2016 10:25:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/12/16 | Simone Pathe
    After defeating House Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp last week, establishment Republicans are looking ahead to their next conservative targets. The goal is to have a House conference that cooperates with leadership. And primaries are the best way for establishment Republicans to eliminate troublemakers. Now that Huelskamp has been knocked off, the establishment's sights are shifting to Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, another member of the House Freedom Caucus. A group called Right Way Superpac has spent nearly $130,000 through Aug. 10 on mail and media opposing Gosar and supporting his primary opponent, pastor and city councilman Ray Strauss. "Has Paul...
  • AP: Paul Ryan wins primary

    08/09/2016 6:44:05 PM PDT · by Kevin C · 276 replies
    WISN-TV ^ | 8/9/2016 | Associated Press
    House Speaker Paul Ryan wins primary, defeats longshot GOP challenger praised by Donald Trump. Ryan was being challenged by Paul Nehlen. Nehlen had been courting Trump supporters and won praise from the Republican presidential nominee last week. But Trump endorsed Ryan days later. Ryan had largely ignored Nehlen in what had been a sleepy primary before Trump thanked Nehlen on Twitter for his comments defending Trump. Nehlen won the backing of some prominent conservative figures, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, but it wasn't enough to overcome Ryan's popularity in his southeastern Wisconsin district. Ryan was first elected in 1998...
  • Paul Nehlen: ‘Paul Ryan Waves the Constitution, Doesn’t Even Know His Own Job Description’

    08/09/2016 1:31:32 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Aug 2016 | Dan Riehl
    "Paul Ryan waves the Constitution around. He doesn’t even know his own job description," Paul Nehlen, Ryan’s challenger in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary, told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon. Nehlen began by discussing Ryan’s role regarding trade in general and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) specifically. "We are under siege in almost every industry–I would argue every industry–by government overreach. We have to get back to the Tenth Amendment. Why do I send a dollar to Washington in order to get seventy cents in education back?" continued Nehlen. While discussing the fact that the race has generated national attention,...
  • 2016 House Primaries Results (Live)

    08/09/2016 4:13:47 PM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/9/2016
    Connecticut 3rd District, Minnesota 1st, 2nd, 7th District, Wisconsin 1st, 7th, 8th District.
  • LIVE THREAD: Ryan vs Nehlen Wisconsin 1st Congressional District Primary 8/09/2016

    08/09/2016 9:50:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 429 replies
    1st CD, Republican: Incumbent Paul Ryan, of Janesville, and Paul Nehlen, of Williams Bay. I absolutely have nothing on this election, so I thought I'd start a thread, and we can add to it as information comes in. Some polls have Ryan way ahead, and a few find it less certain. On the other hand, wasn't this the climate before the Cantor election? He was sitting fat dumb and happy with a big lead in the polls? If I were a betting man, I'd have to put my money on Ryan and by all counts, he's a very popular guy...
  • Disgusting. Paul Ryan to Headline #NeverTrump Conference 3 Days After Primary

    08/08/2016 11:43:03 AM PDT · by BAW · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-8-2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan hopes to survive his primary contest against conservative businessman Paul Nehlen on Tuesday. Then on Friday he will headline the #NeverTrump Redstate Gathering in Denver, Colorado. Speaker Paul Ryan, TV host Glenn Beck, and Lyin Ted Cruz will headline the August Redstate #NeverTrump conference in Denver. The top speakers are staunch #NeverTrumpers in a lineup of #NeverTrumpers. Paul Ryan’s primary is on August 9, 2016. The #NeverTrump conference is August 12-14.
  • Congressional, legislative races at stake in Tuesday's primary(16% Est Turnout for Ryan/Nehlen)

    08/07/2016 7:14:44 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 6 replies
    Primaries typically draw much lower turnout (16 percent is projected) — and far less interest — than general elections
  • Never Trump Republican Loses Primary (Serves Him Right)

    08/03/2016 2:09:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, back to Bill Hemmer's question earlier today on Fox. He was talking to Karl Rove, and he said (summarized), "Karl, what if everything we think we know and understand about politics is wrong this year? What if every way we look at it is not at all correct? What if what's going on out there," meaning in America, "is so foreign, and so different, and so unique that the ways we...?" He really meant Rove and the whole Washington establishment political apparatus. "What if the way you look and analyze things, you can't possibly predict or...
  • #NeverTrump Kansas GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary to Pro-Trump Challenger

    08/02/2016 8:10:21 PM PDT · by blueyon · 482 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/02/16 | Jim Hoft
    #NeverTrump Republican Tim Huelskamp was defeated Tuesday night in the Kansas primary. Pro-Trump challenger Roger Marshall is up by 14% with 602 of 1338 precincts reporting. Ooops
  • The most important thing you can do this week! Defeat Paul Ryan!

    08/01/2016 2:16:26 PM PDT · by thouworm · 19 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | August 1, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    Paul Nehlen understands our concerns about immigration/refugees. Here I met with him on July 20th. Update: See new ad campaign—Ryan supports Syrian Muslim resettlement for your towns! Hohmann at WND.Everywhere I travel in my listening tour through the heartland, people want to know what can they do?There is only one thing to do in the next 7 days and that is to help Paul Nehlen defeat Speaker Paul Ryan in the first district of Wisconsin. The Republican primary is on August 9th.First, read the latest news from Julia Hahn at Breitbart where once again Ryan is undercutting the Trump...
  • Time to Say Thank You and Goodbye to Sen. McCain

    07/28/2016 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 27 Jul 2016 | Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
    John McCain was a pilot in Viet Nam and there is no question that he and his fellow POWs suffered immeasurably in the Hanoi Hilton. For that we owe them all a debt of gratitude. Yet that does not give any one person the right to do harm to our country from a legislative position nor to put others in peril around the world by ill-conceived policy. Since I have been in Congress, Senator John McCain has pushed an agenda ranging from blanket amnesty for illegal aliens to support for President Barrack Obama’s and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...
  • If David Duke Won, Wouldn’t Republicans Have To Vote For Him? [NeverTrtump]

    07/27/2016 1:05:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 27, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    When David Duke announced in the Louisiana last week that he would be running for Senate, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus swiftly sent out a tweet assuring America that the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard’s “hateful bigotry [has] no place in the Republican Party; the RNC will never support his candidacy under any circumstance.”
  • Trump: ‘I’ll Probably Do a Super PAC’ Against Cruz and Kasich

    07/24/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Coronal · 133 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 Jul 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump confirmed a Bloomberg report that he is interested in setting up Super PAC to defeat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) when they next run for office.
  • John McCain Challenger Kelli Ward: McCain Values ‘Maintaining Power’ over Average Americans

    07/21/2016 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Javeth · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Dr. Kelli Ward, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona running against Sen. John McCain, told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon that McCain is not at the GOP Convention in Cleveland to hear many so called “little people” speak because he’s more interested in “maintaining his power, maintaining the status quo in Washington, D.C., and making sure that the establishment strongholds that are in our Beltway remain strong.”
  • Ted Cruz would run in 2020 even if Trump is president, RNC official says

    07/20/2016 2:55:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 213 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 20th, 2016 | Jon Ward
    CLEVELAND — For the first time in 36 years, there was a vote on the floor of a party’s nominating convention this past Monday that actually held an element of suspense. In the hour or so ahead of a vote in which insurgents were attempting to reset the convention rules, Republican National Committee operatives circulated the floor and the back halls of Quicken Loans Arena, buttonholing delegates to argue why they should retract support for the motion, and getting them to sign their names to withdrawal forms. Trump aides, by contrast, bullied delegates with vague and ineffective threats. In one...
  • Ted Cruz Is Readying for 2020

    07/21/2016 7:18:25 AM PDT · by detective · 103 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 6, 2016 | Nora Kelly
    Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign ended just two months ago. But his campaign for next cycle is already getting started. According to a report Wednesday in National Review, the Texas senator is making big changes inside and outside of his Senate office to ready his political operation for a 2020 run. Cruz has been “conspicuously silent” recently, the report notes, but behind the scenes has “supervis[ed] the vast expansion of his electoral enterprise, integrating the operations of his campaign team,” and has instituted staffing changes to reflect his long-term goals. Among them is Cruz’s decision to bring on a longtime...
  • So, who should the Texas GOP nominate to replace Cruz in 2018?

    07/20/2016 9:55:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 67 replies
    07-21-2016 | NRx (vanity)
    Discuss.
  • Desperate Paul Ryan Floods Wisconsin with Misleading Television Ads

    07/20/2016 6:48:02 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/2016 | Julia Hahn
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is out with a new television ad that tries to convince Wisconsin voters that Ryan has taken action to keep Islamic terrorists from entering the United States. In recent months, Paul Ryan, who leads the pro-Islamic migration wing of the Republican Party, has come under fire for his longstanding support for open borders. Ryan is now facing significant opposition in his August 9th primary election from Wisconsin businessman, Paul Nehlen, who is running on a pro-America platform and argues that the needs of American citizens should be a Congressman’s first priority. The new 30-second television ad...
  • Paul Ryan Will Open the GOP Convention While Battling a Primary Challenge

    07/17/2016 3:16:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    fortune.com ^ | 7/17/16 | Jay Newton-Small
    On Monday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan will gavel in the 2016 Republican National Convention, which is expected to crown Donald Trump the GOP presidential nominee. That same day, $150,000 worth of television ads will begin airing in Ryan’s Wisconsin House district to support his reelection ahead of an Aug. 9 primary challenge from a self-described Trump acolyte. Ryan isn’t the first speaker, or leader, to be in trouble. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat in a surprise primary loss in Virginia in 2014. House Speaker Tom Foley, a Democrat, lost his reelection bid in 1994. But before...
  • Live blog: Colorado Springs-area Senate candidate Darryl Glenn leads in early voting (Palin endorsed

    06/28/2016 6:21:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    7:15 p.m. From the AP, the results thus far for the Colorado Senate Republican Race: Glenn: 57,701 Graham: 34,242 Blaha: 24,138
  • As Paul Nehlen Gains Traction, Globalist Paul Ryan Does Local Interviews

    06/26/2016 6:51:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Julia Hahn
    As House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary race has begun to heat up, Ryan has announced two local media appearances in his home state of Wisconsin over the course of the next two days. Ryan is being challenged by Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, whose campaign centers upon the idea that Ryan “betrayed” Wisconsin voters by pushing open borders immigration policies and the fast tracking of President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. In a Saturday media alert, Ryan’s office announced that “House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will appear on two Wisconsin radio stations in the coming days—WBEL’s The Daly Show on Sunday,...
  • Is Paul Nehlen poised to Knock Off Paul Ryan in Wisconsin

    06/26/2016 6:55:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 90 replies
    crowsnestpolitics.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Ken Crow
    I think it is now safe to say that Paul Ryan is no longer a conservative Republican, nor is he pro-American for that matter. Keep in mind that Paul Ryan’s contributions come largely from outside of his own district. Currently some 80% plus of all of Ryan’s contributions to his re-election campaign come from OUTSIDE of his own 1st District of Wisconsin. Stunningly, around 65% of Ryan’s contributions come from WITHIN the beltway of Washington, D.C. Pondering this statistic, one has to ask themselves, “so who is it that is donating so heavily to Paul Ryan and then why are...
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW : Paul Nehlen – The Man Who Can End The Paul Ryan Nightmare

    06/19/2016 2:42:34 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 61 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | June 19, 2016 | Amy Moreno
    (Snip) That got me wondering about the people of Wisconsin and what they thought of Paul Ryan. Nehlen knows first hand – he’s taking his message of secure borders and job recovery to porches all over Wisconsin. “The people who support Ryan like him,” Nehlen stated, “They just aren’t sure why,” he chuckled, “When I ask a Ryan supporter what they like about him, I get a deer-caught-in-the-headlights look. I think they’re used to him,” he surmised. (Snip) “Paul Ryan supports Obama’s top three 2nd term agenda items,” Nehlen points out, “Open borders, and amnesty, crony trade deals such as...
  • Paul Ryan: Hillary Clinton's Strongest Supporter on Capitol Hill (primary is August 9th!)

    06/18/2016 6:31:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/16 | Jeff Crouere
    After Donald Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was not satisfied. He spent weeks withholding his official endorsement, while preaching the need for “unity.” After meeting with Trump a number of times, Ryan gave a very lukewarm endorsement of the businessman turned politician in his hometown newspaper. In an editorial for the Janesville Gazette, Ryan wrote that Trump would be able to work with Congress to “help improve people’s lives.” Soon thereafter, Ryan was stabbing Trump in the back, doing the bidding of the liberal media and Hillary Clinton. In fact, Ryan is being...
  • Scott Taylor beats Randy Forbes to claim nomination in second district

    06/18/2016 4:15:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    WTKR ^ | June 14, 2016
    State Delegate Scott Taylor defeated Rep. Randy Forbes in the Republican primary race for the second congressional district on Tuesday. With nearly 53% of the vote Taylor won more than 21,000 votes. Randy Forbes won about 41% of the vote. Pat Cardwell, a local attorney, registered about 7% of the vote. Taylor said enough voters believed in his message that Washington is broken and that he will bring a fresh start. "People trust us to go do something about it," Taylor said. "That's extremely humbling and it's not a responsibility that I take lightly." What may also have helped is...
  • Virginia voters bag another gop establishment tool! (vanity)

    06/14/2016 4:50:08 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 63 replies
    Virginia Department of Elections | 6-14-16 | RKBA Democrat
    Second Congressional District in Virginia. Tidewater area for the Virginia challenged. 135 of 180 precincts reporting: Pat Cardwell 2213 votes 6.83% J. Randy Forbes 13165 40.61% Scott W. Taylor 17,039 52.56% Scott Taylor is in the House of Delegates, former SEAL and all around good troop. This is a relatively safe gop district, so he'll likely win the general. Randy Forbes is a carpetbagger from western tidewater, 4th district. He doesn't live in the 2nd. His 4th district was redrawn and is now leaning rat. The incumbent in the 2nd decided to retire to let Forbes run for the seat....
  • Conservative wins Boehner House seat

    06/07/2016 6:20:43 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    Conservative businessman Warren Davidson won the special election on Tuesday to fill former Speaker John Boehner’s vacant House seat in Ohio.
  • Paul Ryan on Sarah Palin Supporting Primary Challenger:Outside Agitators Will Do What They’re Going

    05/24/2016 6:31:28 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he’s used to “outside agitators,” in reference to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s endorsement of his primary challenger in Wisconsin’s 1st District, Paul Nehlen. “I’m used to that sort of thing,” Ryan responded when asked about the possibility of Palin campaigning in his district, during an interview on Politico’s Off Message podcast. “Outside agitators are going to do what they’re going to do.” “They know I’m sincere,” Ryan said of his constituents. Palin endorsed Nehlen, Ryan’s primary challenger, earlier this month after Ryan refused to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
  • Wisconsin CD1 Poll Ryan 78 Nehlen 14

    05/12/2016 11:29:05 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 49 replies
    Remington Resource Group ^ | 5/12/2016 | Remington Resource Group
    No article, just link.
  • Paul Ryan Challenger Nehlen At Border: "There's No Security At All"

    05/09/2016 9:13:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 9,2016 | Dan Riehl
    Businessman Paul Nehlen, who is challenging Speaker Paul Ryan in a primary to represent Wisconsin’s First District, joined Breitbart News Sunday’s Alex Marlow and Stephen K. Bannon to discuss his trip to the southern border with Breitbart Texas editor Brandon Darby.
  • SARAH PALIN Announces She Will Work to Defeat Paul Ryan in Primary

    05/09/2016 4:04:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 97 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | May 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Sunday she will work to defeat Paul Ryan in his Republican primary. This came after Ryan would not endorse the Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. On Thursday Republican Speaker Paul Ryan told Jake Tapper on CNN he was “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump yet. Donald Trump won the GOP nomination on Tuesday after his landslide victory in Indiana. Palin told Jake Tapper she believes Ryan will soon be “Cantored.” ** Republican businessman Paul Nehlen is running against Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin primary. paul ryan challenger paul nehlen CNN reported: Sarah...
  • Paul Ryan panic: Primary challenger Nehlen SURGES to lead in new poll

    05/06/2016 8:08:52 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 282 replies
    Prntly ^ | May 7, 2016 | Connor Balough
    Paul Ryan is becoming more and more disliked throughout the nation, and in his own House district, with voters approving of his challenger by greater and greater margins according to the new poll released by AMP Calypso, showing Mr. Nehlen capturing a jaw dropping amount of support. AMP POLL: 05/01/2016 452 Voters: Ryan 41%, Nehlen 48% Should Paul Ryan Endorse Trump? YES: 63% NO: 15%
  • Paul Ryan’s primary opponent: I’ll support Trump

    05/06/2016 1:09:39 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    When House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he wasn’t ready to support Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, his Wisconsin primary opponent saw an opening. Following the Trump campaign’s lash-out on Friday, Paul Nehlen seized that opening, suggesting he will do what Ryan won't: support Trump.
  • Young beats Stutzman in Indiana Senate GOP primary

    05/03/2016 5:19:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) is projected to win the Indiana GOP Senate primary, beating back an insurgent challenge from Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.). The Washington Post and Indianapolis Star called the race shortly after polls closed at 7 p.m. Eastern. Young will face off with former Democratic Rep. Baron Hill in November for retiring Sen. Dan Coats’s (R-Ind.) seat.
  • Clarice Feldman: Pundit of the Week: Rich Danker

    05/01/2016 10:42:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 1, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    I read hundreds of articles and posts every week in an effort to distill for you those that I think are the most informative. This week, there is only one clear choice, the memo Rich Danker (Lone Star Committee Founder) wrote and which William Kristol republished in edited form in the Weekly Standard: It explains better than anyone else has the reason for Donald Trump’s front-runner status, dissecting what has been a strategically brilliant campaign. It’s worth your time to read if you seek to understand this year’s Republican primary. As well it should be considered a template for future...
  • Thousands rally as Trump turns toward California

    04/28/2016 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Gillian Flaccus and Amy Taxin, Associated Press |
    Thousands of supporters turned out Thursday as Donald Trump brought his campaign to Southern California, predictably sparking shouting matches with counter-demonstrators. Heated words were exchanged after people wearing expletive-laden anti-Trump shirts began to taunt people waiting in line to attend Trump's evening speech in an amphitheater at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Trump supporters surrounded the demonstrators and shouted "Build that wall! Build that wall!" — a reference to Trump's call to create a barrier between the United States and Mexico to stop illegal border crossers. Later, county sheriff's deputies in riot gear and on horseback formed a barrier between a...
  • Cruz’s latest fight with fellow Republicans is a reminder: Many don’t like the guy

    04/28/2016 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Ed O'Keefe
    In the space of just 7 minutes here on Thursday, Ted Cruz reminded fellow Republicans that he has few friends in the party. First he tangled with former House speaker John A. Boehner, a longtime foe who so dislikes Cruz that he labeled him “Lucifer in the flesh.” Then Cruz undercut another Republican, fellow presidential candidate John Kasich, who had entered into an alliance with him to stop GOP front-runner Donald Trump. “There is no alliance,” Cruz told reporters on Thursday, acting as if a pact announced by his own campaign days before had never happened. Minutes later, Kasich strategist...