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  • The race for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat just got interesting yet again

    01/15/2018 4:45:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 140 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The question of who will be the next senator from Arizona, replacing Jeff Flake, is looking less clear than ever this week. For quite a while now it had been looking like Dr. Kelli Ward might have a fairly clear shot at it. She’s the same Tea Party candidate who had been trying to replace John McCain and has quite a following in conservative circles. But now two new flies have dropped into the ointment. In only a week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congresswoman Martha McSally have entered the fray. And the initial polling of this new alignment shows that...
  • Jeanne Ives Routs Rauner With 90% of the Vote in Wheeling Township

    01/14/2018 7:26:25 AM PST · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | January 14, 2018 | Anonymous
    Grassroots support for Jeanne Ives’ gubernatorial bid continues to grow. Today, she adds the backing of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization (WTRO). Ninety percent (90%) of WTRO’s precinct captains voted to endorse Ives over incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner. Wheeling Township is a Republican stronghold. In 2014, more Republican primary votes were cast in Wheeling Township than in 89 of Illinois’ 102 counties.
  • McSally makes it official - she's running for senate

    01/13/2018 6:50:17 AM PST · by SandRat · 64 replies
    Print Save TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Martha McSally made it official on Friday: She’s running for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat. McSally, 51, made the announcement at the Tucson Jet Center near Tucson International Airport this morning, then took off in a World War II-era two-seater training plane headed to Phoenix and Prescott to deliver the same message. “I don't sit quietly and I don't scare easily. When I make promises, I don't interpret them loosely,” McSally told about 200 people, including a strong contingent of veterans. “Should I take an oath as your senator, raising my right hand again, you...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Skyrockets in Latest Poll For US Senate Seat In Arizona Primary

    01/10/2018 11:00:52 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 68 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 01-10-2018 | Tim Brown
    In a stunning move, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has overtaken former state senator Kelli Ward and is in a virtual dead heat race with Martha McSally in the latest poll out of Arizona. Following his pardon by President Donald Trump Arpaio told the Washington Examiner that he was considering a run for the US Senate to represent Arizona. Now that seems to be taking hold in Arizona. ABC 15 reports: A Tuesday poll from ABC15/OHPI shows Joe Arpaio skyrocketing to the top of the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate in Arizona. The poll, conducted the same day Arpaio announced his Senate run, shows the former...
  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces run for U.S. Senate

    01/09/2018 8:31:02 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 79 replies
    Fox 10 ^ | 1/9/2018 | Fox 10 Staff
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he is running for U.S. Senate.
  • INTERVIEW: Green Beret Challenging VA Senator Tim Kaine Endorsed by Rand Paul

    01/06/2018 7:22:06 PM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 6, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Nick Freitas, the liberty-minded conservative who is challenging Senator Tim Kaine in Virginia, has just been endorsed by Senator Rand Paul — who referred to the former Green Beret as “the real deal.” The Gateway Pundit spoke to Freitas following the endorsement to find out more about where he stands on the issues. “Nick Freitas is the real deal and I urge liberty conservatives and those who believe in the constitution and limited government to rally to his cause and campaign,” Senator Paul said in a statement provided to the Gateway Pundit on Friday. “Through his involvement in politics and...
  • Michele Bachmann says she's considering running for Al Franken's Senate seat

    01/02/2018 1:38:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/2/18 | Nicole Darrah
    ormer Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is considering running for the recently vacated U.S. Senate seat held by Al Franken. “I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat,” Bachmann said recently on televangelist Jim Bakker's television show. “And the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate and to be able to advocate for these principles.”
  • Gun range owner who declared a ‘Muslim Free Zone’ will run for Arkansas governor

    01/02/2018 1:03:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    kansascity.com/ ^ | 01/01/2017 | Max Londberg
    Jan Morgan, owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, made the announcement in a video posted to YouTube on Dec. 30. In the Republican primary, she’ll challenge incumbent Asa Hutchinson, who was elected in 2014. ... Morgan calls herself “genetically conservative” and has said, “I ride my own Harley.” On Monday, Morgan announced she would hold a meet-and-greet event later this month at the Perry County Fairgrounds. “Are Muslims invited?” asked a commenter on Facebook. Morgan’s official page responded: “This is a public event not a private business that has to adhere to federal law. Therefore...
  • GOP Has Puzzling Dearth of Opponents Vs. Sen. Menendez

    12/26/2017 1:12:57 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 25, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Despite poor polling and a recent corruption trial that ended in a hung jury, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has few 2018 challengers because of the unpopularity of President Donald Trump and the GOP, Politico reported. Richard Pezzullo, the runner-up in the New Jersey Republican 2014 Senate primary, is the sole candidate currently for the GOP nomination next year, the outlet reported. He told Politico he, too, is puzzled by the lack of candidates.
  • Polls: No Republicans Will Qualify for Governor, Senate Races in California

    12/21/2017 6:52:19 PM PST · by bkopto · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/21/2017 | adelle nazarian
    A new poll from Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies suggests that no Republicans will make it onto the ballot for the key races in the 2018 general election in the deep blue state of California. According to the poll, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, both Democrats, are the two most likely candidates to make it past the June top-two or “jungle” primary, which allows the top-two vote-getters to proceed regardless of political party. Newsom also leads Villaraigosa slightly among African-American and Asian voters. Both men are tied at 25 percent among millennial voters. Meanwhile,...
  • Sunday Spotlight: Meet the 30-Year-Old Combat Veteran Running for Congress

    12/03/2017 2:49:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    President Donald J. Trump promised to “Drain the Swamp," but many conservatives throughout the nation feel frustrated by the GOP establishment, believing that they are standing athwart the president’s America First agenda. Andrew Lewis, age 30, of Dauphin County, PA is one of those individuals. But rather than simply complain that not enough Conservative legislation is being passed in Congress, the devoted father of three, small business owner, and Army combat veteran is taking his fight to D.C. himself; Lewis is running for Pennsylvania’s 11th district congressional seat. Lewis told Townhall that “national security, transportation and infrastructure, and healthcare reform,” are his...
  • John James rises in Michigan Senate race after Fred Upton's exit

    12/02/2017 10:34:32 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2017 | David M. Drucker
    Businessman and combat veteran John James has the inside track to the Republican nomination for Senate in Michigan after Rep. Fred Upton dropped plans to run and opted for re-election to the House. James, a first-time candidate, outperformed Upton in public and private polling. That Republican primary voters prefer a novice outsider to a respected lawmaker with a lengthy record of accomplishment reveals the extent to which rejection of the political establishment is dominating GOP politics. “You want someone who is real. That’s how President Trump got elected,” said Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., who broke ranks and endorsed James over...
  • Shak Hill Calls On Barbara Comstock To Release The Names of Congressional Harassers

    11/28/2017 1:30:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 11/28/17 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia 10th Congressional District candidate Shak Hill, who is challenging Barbara Comstock, is calling on the embattled congresswoman to release the names of harassers from her time on the Committee on House Administration, a secretive slush fund for lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct.Shak Hill, Air Force combat veteran, writes from Centreville, Virginia:“Barbara Comstock sits on the very committee that approves these slush fund payouts and is in the particular position to know the exact details of each of these payouts. Yet, Comstock pretends to be for transparency as it relates to the groundbreaking revelations of Congressional sexual misconduct. Barbara Comstock,...
  • Growing List of Republicans Saying Goodbye to Washington (Boehner/Ryan yes men)

    11/12/2017 6:30:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    WASHINGTON — A growing number of House Republicans are choosing to voluntarily drain the swamp one year ahead of the the midterm elections. Nearly two dozen congressional Republicans have so far announced they will not be running for re-election, leaving Democrats enthusiastic about the potential for major gains in the 2018 elections. Nine Republicans are running for a different elected position, while 12 are retiring. And while Congressional retirements are common (on average, 22 House members retire each cycle, according to a CQ Roll Call analysis), the numbers so far are glaringly one-sided. Just two Democratic House members have announced...
  • 7 Reasons Mitt Romney Should Run For Senate In Utah

    11/04/2017 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Mafe · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 3, 2017 | Tom Joyce
    After 42 years, it is time Utah changes up senators. When incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch was elected to his seventh term in 2012, he vowed it would be his last. Recently, however, the 83-year-old told KUTV he will run again—unless his friend Mitt Romney calls him and says he would like to run. Then Hatch would step aside. Here are seven reasons Romney should take Hatch up on that offer. 1. Gives Utah Time to Find a Long-term Solution According to The Salt Lake Tribune, 75 percent of voters said Hatch should not run again. By 2024, he would be...
  • Kid Rock: 'F--- no, I'm not running for Senate'

    10/24/2017 8:11:39 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/2017 | Judy Kurtz
    Kid Rock is ending months of speculation about a possible Senate bid, saying, “F--- no, I’m not running for Senate.” “Are you f---ing kidding me? Who couldn’t figure that out?” the “All Summer Long” singer said on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday. “I’m releasing a new album. I’m going on tour, too. Are you f---ing shitting me?” he asked Stern. The performer, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, had flirted for months with a possible Republican bid against Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, hawking “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate” T-shirts and criticizing the Democrat, saying Americans were “sick and...
  • The GOP establishment is rallying around a new frontrunner to replace Jeff Flake

    10/29/2017 4:10:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    Business insider.com ^ | 10/28/17 | Allen Smith
    Republican Rep. Martha McSally of Arizona is emerging as the GOP establishment's favorite to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. But McSally could run into trouble in a possible run against Republican opponents including former state Sen. Kelli Ward — who is backed by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and pro-President Donald Trump media — for past comments critical of Trump. US News and World Report reported Thursday that McSally was taking steps toward launching a campaign for Flake's seat, as she indicated interest in the vacancy during a closed-door meeting with the rest of Arizona's GOP House delegation....
  • Support John James For Senate in Michigan vs. Debbie Stabenow. Vanity

    10/26/2017 1:17:34 PM PDT · by petercooper · 13 replies
    petercooper ^ | 10/26/2017 | petercooper
    Let's support John James for U.S. Senate in Michigan against Debbie Stabenow. Veteran, Conservative, Businessman. https://johnjamesforsenate.com/
  • Flake Retiring; McConnell-Allied PAC Vows to Keep Bannon Pick Out

    10/24/2017 2:09:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 24, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- The GOP senator who wrote a scathing critique of the Trump era and was being targeted in a Bannon-backed primary challenged will retire instead of facing re-election. Ahead of his official announcement that he will serve the rest of his term but not run again, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told the Arizona Republic that he believes "there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party." "This spell will pass, but not by next year," he said of the Trump influence on the party. "Here's the...
  • John James could be the future Republicans have been waiting for

    10/24/2017 4:30:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    DETROIT — John James emerges with confidence from a former Detroit elementary school that has been transformed into a charter high school in the northwest side of the city. It is a stride any parent would hope to see in a son or daughter graduating from this school, founded by Jalen Rose, a former NBA player and member of the University of Michigan's legendary "Fab 5" squad. Outside the leafy campus of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy High School, parents wait for their children to emerge as a handful of students play on the school's clay basketball court. James, a member...