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  • Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach officially kicks off 2020 Senate campaign

    07/08/2019 2:50:05 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 75 replies
    KC Star ^ | 7/8/19 | Bryan Lowrey & Jonathan Shoreman
    Kansas Republican Kris Kobach kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate Monday, sparking an immediate backlash from national Republicans who fear he could cost the party a seat it has held for eight decades. The former Kansas secretary of state gathered supporters in Leavenworth Monday afternoon to officially announce his candidacy for the open Senate seat with a fiery speech that took aim at illegal immigration, the dangers of socialism and the unwillingness of Republican Party leaders to stand up for President Donald Trump’s agenda. “President Trump needs a senator who will lead the charge for him,” Kobach said....
  • Former Rep. Scott Taylor announces US Senate bid in Virginia

    07/08/2019 5:13:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2019
    Republican former Rep. Scott Taylor says he’s running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner. […] Taylor is an ex-Navy SEAL who served one term as a representative from Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. He lost his re-election bid to Democrat Elaine Luria in 2018. …
  • John Merrill officially announces run for U.S. Senate

    06/25/2019 10:02:39 AM PDT · by commish · 89 replies
    WSFA Television ^ | June 25, 2019 | WSFA Staff
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - John Merrill officially announced Tuesday he will run for the U.S. Senate. Merrill made the announcement around 10 a.m. Tuesday, releasing a video on social media. Merrill was elected Alabama’s chief elections officer in 2014 and won re-election in 2018. The Senate seat is currently held by Democrat Doug Jones, who defeated Republican Roy Moore in a 2017 special election.
  • Alabama's Roy Moore to run for U.S. Senate in 2020

    06/20/2019 12:30:02 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 346 replies ^ | June 20, 2019
    Alabama Republican Roy Moore has announced he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations. Moore announced his campaign Thursday, seeking an eventual rematch against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. The announcement upends an election viewed by Republicans as a top priority in 2020 and ignores President Donald Trump's warning that he "cannot win."
  • Roy Moore to announce whether he’ll run for US Senate again

    06/20/2019 9:44:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 20, 2019 | Kim Chandler
    Three people with direct knowledge of Moore’s thinking say they expect him to jump into the 2020 race. They requested anonymity to speak before Moore’s announcement and noted the former judge has been unpredictable and could decide at the last minute not to run.
  • Roy Moore to announce plans for Alabama senate race Thursday

    06/20/2019 5:34:04 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 170 replies ^ | 6/19/19 | Hailey Auglair
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is set to announce his plans for the 2020 Alabama senate race on Thursday at 2 p.m. at The Ballroom in Montgomery. Moore lost the U.S. Senate race in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Moore denied the allegations. President Donald Trump last month tweeted that Moore “cannot win” and said Republicans need to retake the seat in the once reliable red state. Democratic Sen. Doug Jones currently holds the position. The event is open to invited guests and credentialed press.
  • Donald Trump Jr. plans to campaign against Michigan Republican Justin Amash in 2020 primary

    06/13/2019 10:51:35 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/13/2019 | Brian Schwartz
    President Donald Trump's son is planning to campaign against the only Republican congressman who has called for his father's impeachment. Donald Trump Jr. will be heading to Michigan to fight Rep. Justin Amash in a primary battle, people close to the Trump Organization executive told CNBC on the condition of anonymity. This comes after Trump's son tweeted out a poll showing Amash losing to his only challenger so far in the race, state legislator Jim Lower, and hinting he will be heading to the Wolverine State to take on the four-term lawmaker. "See you soon Justin... I hear Michigan is...
  • Report: Michigan Poll Shows Justin Amash Trailing Primary Challenger By 16

    06/13/2019 9:12:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2019 | Allahpundit
    Nothing would better encapsulate the GOP’s political turn over this past decade than watching the most hardcore small-government Republican in Congress get obliterated in a primary because he’s worried that the president committed a crime.I wonder if he’ll stick around and accept this beating as a matter of principle or announce his retirement before the election. If he retires, he’ll spare himself the embarrassment of defeat but be seen as running from a fight. If he runs again, he’ll show that he’s defiant to the end but very likely end up humiliated on Primary Day, to Trump’s great satisfaction.Alternate...
  • Mark Levin, Ken Cuccinelli Engage in Virginia Primary Election

    06/10/2019 3:18:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 6/9/19 | Ken Klukowski
    In this environment, there is serious talk amongst Virginia Republicans in NOVA about whether to embrace an agenda based on conservative principles versus embracing ideas that might appeal to liberal-leaning voters. It is a vigorous debate on whether Virginia can be restored to a red state, and if so, what sort of leaders will get it there. Virginia Senate District 13 is a microcosm of this fight. Sen. Dick Black is retiring, and a classic conservative versus establishment-moderate primary matchup will determine his successor. Senate District 13 includes parts of Loudoun County and Prince William County, which are among the...
  • Trump Tweets About Roy Moore

    05/29/2019 12:14:58 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 120 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/29/19 | Donald J. Trump
    Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama. This time it will be for Six Years, not just Two. I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn’t, and probably won’t..... Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump 7h 7 hours ago More ...If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will...
  • Justin Amash challengers

    05/21/2019 10:06:21 PM PDT · by Michigan Bowhunter · 33 replies
    WOODTV8 ^ | 5/20/2019 | Leon Hendrix
    National Amash says challengers ‘not serious;' they disagree
  • Amash faces fresh GOP primary challenge after Trump impeachment comments

    05/20/2019 9:41:03 AM PDT · by leftcoaster · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/20/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Less than 48 hours after GOP Rep. Justin Amash declared that President Trump "engaged in impeachable conduct," a fellow Republican has vowed to challenge him in the upcoming primary election. Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower made his intentions known Monday morning, announcing that instead of seeking a third term in the state legislature, he will run against Amash for their party's nomination for the 2020 election. Amash has served as the representative for Michigan's Third District since 2011.
  • Michigan's Amash, GOP Trump critic, faces primary challenge

    05/20/2019 7:59:39 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 17 replies
    GREENVILLE, Mich. — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge. State Rep. Jim Lower (LOW'-ur) announced Monday he's running for the western Michigan seat. The announcement came two days after Amash sent a series of tweets faulting Trump and Attorney General William Barr over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The 30-year-old Lower, of Greenville, says he made the announcement earlier than planned after Amash attacked Trump.
  • Justin Amash, tea party star, earns primary challenge for backing impeachment

    05/20/2019 6:54:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 20, 2019 at 6:15 AM | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan says he enlists social media to do something unusual: explain why he bucks his party in terms his constituents can understand. The 39-year-old Republican, who was the youngest member of the freshman class in 2011, states his approach succinctly: “I defend liberty and explain every vote here.” The simple formula has turned the libertarian, who rode into the House on the tea party wave, into something of a sensation. In 2012, the Independent Voter Network called Amash the “coolest member of Congress.” Amash’s latest decision — to state publicly that President Trump engaged in activity...
  • Fear of Kobach and 2020 ‘disaster’ drive Pompeo recruitment, say GOP strategists

    01/23/2019 11:35:03 AM PST · by rintintin · 20 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Jan 22 2019 | Bryan Lowry
    Fear that Kris Kobach will capture the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is driving the effort to recruit Secretary of State Mike Pompeo into the race, according to GOP strategists with ties to Kansas.
  • Kasich reconsidering quixotic primary run?

    12/14/2018 10:55:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    It was only a few weeks ago when outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich said he was seriously considering a 2020 primary challenge to President Trump, if only to “send a message.” (Who that message was intended for remains unclear.) But hey… the guy is going to be unemployed come January so he needs something to keep himself busy.But now, with Christmas fast approaching, something seems to have changed. During an interview with the Associated Press, Kasich was striking a decidedly different tone. Clearly, if you’re going to mount a primary challenge, you need to believe that you at least have...
  • Sessions weighing bid to win back former Senate seat

    11/08/2018 7:06:10 AM PST · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 8, 2018
    Dumped Attorney General Jeff Sessions is weighing a bid to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, a report said. Sessions, fired by President Trump a day after Republicans lost control of the House in the midterm elections, left the seat in 2017 when he was nominated to head up the Justice Department. But Sessions could run against Democrat Doug Jones, who won a special election in December 2017 to fill the seat and is up for re-election in 2020, Politico reported late Wednesday.
  • Sarah Palin to Murkowski: I can see 2022 from my house...

    10/05/2018 12:24:12 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 178 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/05/18 | Sarah Palin
    Hey @LisaMurkowski - I can see 2022 from my house...
  • 2020 primaries loom over GOP senators on Kavanaugh

    10/03/2018 10:35:11 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/03/2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Two key players in the battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — moderate Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — face primary concerns in the next election cycle that could hinge on the outcome of this month’s confirmation fight. Collins is likely to face a primary challenge in 2020 if she votes against Kavanaugh and runs for reelection, predicted one veteran Maine Republican on Tuesday, though it’s not yet certain whether she intends to seek another six-year term.
  • Bill Kristol building 'war machine' to challenge Trump in 2020 primary

    09/14/2018 2:49:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/18 | JOE CONCHA
    Conservative commentator and outspoken "Never Trump" critic Bill Kristol says he is building a "war machine" within the Republican party to challenge President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, according to CNBC. Kristol told the network that he's preparing "for a primary run against Trump," adding that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is on his shortlist of possible candidates. Kasich was unsuccessful in his 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, only managing to beat Trump in his home state. Kristol also said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are also being considered. “We are thinking of and...