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  • White House Meeting With Primary Challengers of GOP Sen. Jeff Flake

    07/18/2017 7:48:01 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 85 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | July 17, 2017
    The White House has been meeting with prospective opponents of Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) in an apparent effort to put pressure on the senator, who has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump. Flake refused to endorse Trump during the presidential campaign and said he could not attend the GOP convention because he had to "mow his lawn." Now, the Trump administration has had meetings with at least three prospective candidates to run against Flake in the Republican primary, Politico reports. Flake is up for reelection in 2018 and is considered quite vulnerable. Politico reports that Trump has...
  • Are You Ready For Senator Caitlyn Jenner?

    07/17/2017 9:29:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2017 | AllahPundit
    You scoff now, but you’ll feel differently in 2019 when Trump and McConnell enact sweeping entitlement reform with the barest majority. Deciding votes: Senator Jenner of California and Senator Rock of Michigan.I can’t decide if Jenner would be better off running for the House than for Senate or if a statewide run is realistically her only play. Fun fact: In the past 25 years, only one Republican has topped so much as 43 percent in a Senate race in California. That was Arianna Huffington’s husband, Michael, who in 1994 spent the most money on a non-presidential race in American...
  • Caitlyn Jenner weighs run for Senate

    07/16/2017 2:18:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2017
    Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner is the latest celebrity to reveal she has considered launching a run for Senate, telling radio host John Catsimatidisshe is in the process of determining her future in activism and politics. I have considered it. I like the political side of it, Jenner, who is a Republican, told Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York. The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from...
  • American Rock Star for US Senate?

    07/14/2017 2:05:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jamie A. Hope
    Hes a cowboy, an American Badass, rock star, and could add the title U.S. Senator to his list of accomplishments if Kid Rock has his way. Yes, thats right, Kid Rock has officially announced he is running for U. S. Senate in Michigan. He wont apologize for the confederate flag on his car, his politics, or support for his President Donald J. Trump and with that attitude, he may be just the person to take incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow down. Hes rugged, has a redneck flair about him, and is new to the political process, but so was President...
  • Pro-Trump candidate to run for Senate [Corey Stewart, VA]

    07/13/2017 10:29:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2017 1:19 PM EDT
    An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump who narrowly lost a bid to be Virginias GOP candidate for governor is now running for the U.S. Senate. Corey Stewart announced his Senate candidacy Thursday, saying he is the type of Republican fighter needed to unseat Sen. Tim Kaine in next years election. [] Several other Republicans, including former Gov. Jim Gilmore and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, have also expressed interest in running.
  • Never Trumper Ben Sasse Goes to Iowa After Refusing to Rule Out 2020 Primary Challenge

    07/08/2017 9:00:44 PM PDT · by be-baw · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2017 | Tony Lee
    After refusing to rule out a potential 2020 primary challenge to President Donald Trump, Never Trump Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) spoke to about 200 Republicans in Story County, Iowa on Friday evening. Sasses excuse was that he was in Iowa because he lost a college football bet and his kids were participating in a triathlon this weekend in the state.. In an interview before his Iowa trip, the insufferable and sanctimonious Sasse would not rule out a potential 2020 presidential run. When CNN asked about his potential presidential ambitions on Sunday, Sasse punted in a way that would have made...
  • Mo Brooks first, Luther Strange 6th in U.S. Senate straw poll (McConnell's man losing!)

    07/08/2017 5:11:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    al.com ^ | 7/7/17 | Paul Gattis
    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks won a straw poll Thursday night conducted at a candidate forum in his hometown of Huntsville. Brooks was among nine candidates participating in the forum organized by the Christian Citizen Task Force, which estimated more than 300 people attended the event. Organizers said 240 ballots were cast - 200 for Republicans and 40 for Democrats. Brooks was the first choice on GOP ballots with 101 votes, followed by former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore with 74. U.S. Sen. Luther Strange - who was appointed to the seat in February that is on the ballot in...
  • Congresswoman Gulbis? Natalie Gulbis considering run for Congress in Nevada

    07/05/2017 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Syncro · 36 replies
    golf.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Marika Washchyshyn
    According to the Nevada Independent, LPGA star NatalieGulbisis considering running for Congress in Nevada's third congressional district. She lives in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, where Republican incumbent Jacky Rosen has indicated she plans to run for Senate and will vacate the seat. Gulbis, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, met with Republicans this week in Washinton, D.C., to explore the idea. Gulbis has always been very public about her support of the president. "He's helped me think of new ways to grow women's golf, advised me to never accept the first offer, and emphasized time and again that there's...
  • Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Holds Lead in U.S. Senate Race

    07/04/2017 4:19:01 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 37 replies
    Christian News ^ | June 30, 2017 | Heather Clark
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore holds the lead in the race for the United States Senate, polls show. According to Politico, Moore currently has 31 percent of the vote in a field of almost a dozen Republican primary candidates. Next in line is sitting Sen. Luther Strange, who formerly served as Alabama attorney general, at 23 percent of the vote. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks holds 21 percent of the vote, while all other candidates generated less than 5 percent public support. With roughly six weeks to go until Election Day, we must work even harder than...
  • Natalie Gulbis reportedly considering run for U.S. Congress

    07/01/2017 4:54:55 PM PDT · by Baynative · 18 replies
    Golf Week ^ | 6/29/17 | Kevin Casey
    Rep. Natalie Gulbis? Its a possibility in the future. The Nevada Independent reports that Gulbis, 34, met with Republicans in Washington D.C. this week to discuss a potential run for the seat of Rep. Jacky Rosen (D) in Nevadas third Congressional district. Yes, it appears Gulbis is considering a run for the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Award Winning Conservative Blogger Exploring Race for US Congressional Seat

    06/26/2017 5:33:03 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    Award-winning blogger Javier Manjarres of The Shark Tank Blog in Florida is considering a run for Congress in Floridas 22nd congressional district. Manjarres won the CPAC Blogger of the Year Award in 2011. Having already left a significant footprint in United States and Florida politics since he first arrived onto the national political stage in 2010, award winning author and prominent political writer Javier Manjarres, has decided to explore a congressional run for office. Manjarres, who is a seasoned political operative and no stranger to the media spotlight, is as versed as anyone to take on hostile press personalities and...
  • Rare G.O.P. Species Runs for New Jersey Governor: A Moderate

    06/25/2017 3:27:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2017 | NICK CORASANITI
    HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. The Republican candidate for governor of New Jersey sat on a plush beige couch in the Republican mayors condo, surrounded by Republican county officials and politicians, and offered up her plan to stem what is perhaps the states most daunting challenge its deepening property tax crisis. She adopted it, she said, from an unexpected source. This is a page out of the Democratic playbook, it really is, Kim Guadagno, the lieutenant governor said, noting that the plan came from a proposal in deep-blue Illinois. With Republicans controlling the White House, both chambers of Congress and having...
  • Republican Travis Allen Enters California Governors Race

    06/22/2017 2:38:48 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    On Thursday, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) officially became the sixth candidate and second Republican to announce his candidacy for Californias 2018 Democrat-heavy gubernatorial race. Allen accompanied his surprise announcement with an a video ad titled, Take Back California: Ive seen our taxes increased to be among the highest in the nation, Ive seen crime increase in every major metropolitan area, and Ive seen an expansion of the government bureaucracy at the expense of hard-working Californians and their businesses, Allen saays in the ad. I am running for Governor to make California once again the greatest state in...
  • Paul Nehlen Launches Another Bid Against Anti-Trump Speaker Paul Ryan

    06/16/2017 3:05:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Paul Nehlen, a Republican businessman from Wisconsins first congressional district, has just launched his 2018 congressional campaign against the anti-Donald Trump House Speaker Paul Ryan. This is the second time Nehlen is challenging Ryan, after coming up short in the 2016 GOP primary in Wisconsins first congressional district. "Speaker Ryan didnt help Mr. Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, and even pledged not to defend the president, Nehlen said in his announcement. But I have a message for Speaker Ryan: The American people are not done fighting for President Trumps good agenda. Thats why I am announcing my second challenge to Paul...
  • Polls have now closed in Virginia. #VAGov Follow results along live at this site, etc.

    06/13/2017 4:16:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 166 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | June 13, 2017
    Polls have now closed in Virginia. #VAGov Follow results along live here: https://decisiondeskhq.com/results/ Virginia Governor (Democratic) Virginia Lieutenant Governor (Democratic) Virginia Governor (Republican) Virginia Lieutenant Governor (Republican)
  • Who are you backing in N.J.'s Republican primary?

    06/04/2017 2:05:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 4, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie is term-limited from running again, so it's now time for New Jersey Republicans to pick a new standard bearer for their party. But even with this year's GOP primary just around the corner -- it's on Tuesday, June 6, to be exact -- most Garden State voters (57 percent) say they don't know enough about any of the candidates to have an opinion about them, according to the most recent Quinnipiac University poll.
  • Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. to run for Congress against Rep. Julia Brownley

    05/08/2017 6:18:41 PM PDT · by boycott · 16 replies
    LATimes.com ^ | May 8, 2017
    Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress, challenging Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), who represents the southern central coast and most of Ventura County, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. Attempts to reach the Republican candidate were unsuccessful Monday, but GOP strategist Charles Moran, who will serve as Sabatos fundraiser, confirmed the run. Strategist Jeff Corless will serve as a top adviser. Sabato is a longtime actor best known for roles in General Hospital and Melrose Place and as a model for Calvin Klein underwear. In recent years he has appeared in several reality...
  • Castro wont seek Senate seat (against Ted Cruz)

    05/01/2017 3:09:16 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05/01/2017 | Bill Lambrecht
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination next year to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, according to Democratic sources, clearing the way for a likely Senate contest next year between Cruz and U.S Rep. Beto ORourke of El Paso. Castro, of San Antonio, is expected to announce soon that he will bypass the contest to focus on his work in the House, which includes a coveted seat on the House Intelligence Committee. ~snip~ Castro declared last summer that he planned to weigh a campaign against Cruz and he has done so during a...
  • Editorial: Republicans secede from Stewart's gubernatorial campaign

    04/28/2017 6:17:17 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 50 replies
    Richmond-Times Dispatch ^ | April 28, 2017 | Editorial
    Corey Stewart is running for the GOPs gubernatorial nomination yet he seems more interested in winning election as president of the Confederacy. His emphasis on Confederate monuments rates as the strangest tactic in Virginias political history. And it has redounded to his disadvantage. Stewart serves as chairman of Prince William Countys Board of Supervisors. The other day Glendell Hill, the countys sheriff, withdrew his support of Stewart and switched his backing to Ed Gillespie, the GOP front-runner. Hill cited Stewarts Confederate fixation as a reason for his secession. He denounced the divisive nature of Stewarts platform.
  • Roy Moore resigns from AL high court, sets sights on U.S. Senate seat

    04/26/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    WSFA TV ^ | Apr 26, 2017
    The crowd of people throwing their hat into the ring to challenge Sen. Luther Strange to a full term in the U.S. Senate grew by one Wednesday when suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announced his intention to seek the seat. Moore made his plan official during a Wednesday afternoon news conference on the steps of the Alabama Capitol, also confirming he has submitted paperwork to officially tender his resignation from the bench. It had been rumored for some time that Moore might resign his seat and make a run for either the state's U.S. Senate seat or possibly enter...