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  • Trump Holds Presser with Black Pastors After Meeting: ‘I Saw Love in That Room’

    11/30/2015 2:51:20 PM PST · by GilGil · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/30/2015 | Youtube
    If you look at the CNN videos of this 100 pastor meeting they are portraying it as a disaster. If you view the attached youtube video you get a very different impression a very favorable impression. This is uncensored. You really understand the lying media is trying to trash Trump.
  • Quotes of the day

    11/27/2015 6:30:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump… "He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front-runner," said Ron Bonjean, a consultant and former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill…Robinson, who is not affiliated with any candidate, was scathing toward those GOP centrists who assert that Trump will be unable to translate his polling support into votes because of a weak ground game. "That is the wishful thinking of the establishment," he said. "That is what they tell themselves so they can sleep at night. The truth is, Trump has one of the better...
  • Poll: Carson [27%] edges Trump [23%] in Maryland (Jeb at 3%)

    11/25/2015 8:50:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    After a brief turn at the top of the Republican presidential field, Ben Carson has returned to second-place behind front-runner Donald Trump. Such is not the case in Maryland, however, where Carson spent nearly three decades as the lead neurosurgeon at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital. According to a University of Baltimore/Baltimore Sun poll released Tuesday evening, Carson tops the GOP field in Maryland with 27 percent support among likely Republican voters in the state. Trump, the outspoken billionaire who regained his edge in national and early primary state polls following the terror attacks in Paris, trails Carson by four percentage...
  • Trump Ahead 10 Points in WaPost/ABC Poll

    11/22/2015 7:18:15 AM PST · by GilGil · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/22/2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump has re-established his commanding lead of the Republican presidential race in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. If anything, the poll shows that Trump's surge seems to be strong and possibly getting stronger. As the Post points out, the poll comes after a "tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates..." Trump leads the field with 32 percent support among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Running second is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 22 percent. Both figures...
  • Eating Our Own (Vanity)

    11/06/2015 6:16:40 AM PST · by refreshed · 39 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/06/2015 | Refreshed
    It is unfortunate, but it always seems as if the Republicans strive much harder to wound fellow candidates for office than Democrats. I have also noticed this trend on FreeRepublic. Instead of waiting to see how things shake out and making a defense for our choice, there have been concerted efforts to make fools of candidates (and the posters that defend them) that do most things right, but might have an area or made a decision with which we disagree. Instead of discussions being based on ideology, mockery, derision and lampooning ensure our candidate is bleeding and vulnerable when it...
  • Jeb all in for illegal aliens in speech to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    09/22/2015 8:34:59 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 9/22/2015
    An invigorated Jeb Bush defied his partys lurch to the right over immigration on Monday with a passionate speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in which he called for a path to legal citizenship for undocumented migrants. Fresh from a presidential debate that saw him criticized for speaking Spanish, lacking energy and having a Mexican wife, the former Florida governor took the jibes from Donald Trump and appeared to feed off them before an audience of business leaders in Houston. Earned legal status is the dignified way, the practical way, the American way of solving the problem of 12...
  • Carely Fiorina SINGS About Her Lazy Dog 'Snickers'Carly Fiorina SINGS about her lazy dog 'Snickers',

    09/22/2015 5:09:17 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 26 replies
    Carly Fiorina SINGS about her lazy dog 'Snickers', compares Trump to Putin and insists 'a Muslim CAN be President of the USA' in charming appearance on Jimmy Fallon Fiorina compared fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin 'The two of them have a lot in common, actually,' she said Former Hewlett-Packard CEO has jumped to second-place behind Trump Also hit out at Ben Carson saying there wouldn't be a Muslim President 'I actually believe that people of faith make better leaders,' she said Finished the interview with a song about her 'lazy' dog, Snickers ...Fallon then asked whether Fiorina...
  • Bobby Jindal: Donald Trumps Never Read the Bible Because Hes Not in the Bible

    09/11/2015 7:59:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 129 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 10, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took a swing at GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump during a speech Thursday at the National Press Club, labeling him a narcissist. Now you may have recently heard and seen that Donald Trump said that the Bible is his favorite book. Yet, when asked, he couldnt even name a specific or a single Bible verse that was important to him, that had an impact on him. Well do you know why? Well its clear, Donald Trumps never read the Bible. The reason we know hes never read the Bible, hes not...
  • Carson slams Trump's double-whammy immigration plan

    09/10/2015 10:26:29 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/10/15 | Eugene Scott and Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson joked Tuesday about the prospect of joining a Donald Trump ticket, but he split with his would-be running mate on his signature issue: immigration, saying that deporting 12 million undocumented immigrants is impractical. Carson made his first major break with Trump since the primary race began during an appearance at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. "It sounds really cool, you know, 'Let's just round them all up and send them back,'" Carson said. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail in terms of our legal system, the...
  • Jeb Bush suggests GOP primary voters hate compromise

    07/28/2015 8:15:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Greg Sargent
    The Jeb Bush experiment continues to be fascinating to watch. As you may recall, Bush said not long ago that a GOP presidential candidate needs to be prepared to lose the primary in order to win the general election implicitly suggesting that he will not fall victim to the dynamic that claimed Mitt Romney. Heres the latest example of Jeb Bush employing that strategy: He audaciously suggested that as a general matter, GOP primary voters are hostile to compromise. The New York Times reports on a Bush appearance in Orlando, Florida: We need men and women of good will...
  • You Dont Like Me, You Really Dont Like Me! [Hillary's weakness shows in CO, IA, and VA]

    07/22/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/22/2015 | Stephen Green
    Unlikable, untrustworthy, unconcerned.(AP photo) Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings are underwater in three swing states President Obama won handily: A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that Clinton has strikingly negative favorability ratings among voters in Virginia, Iowa and Colorado, especially compared with where she stood in the spring.The numbers come at a time when Clinton has a massive fundraising lead, relatively weak competition for the Democratic nomination and more federal government experience than other candidates. Even with these advantages, the poll shows Clinton may be vulnerable in states that by all accounts will have an outsize say in who...
  • Republican presidential candidate unloads on Fox News during Fox News interview

    07/11/2015 3:47:55 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Friday, July 10th, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is furious about Fox News' rules for the first GOP primary debate. In a Fox News interview on Friday, Graham blasted the right-leaning network's "dumb" rules, which will limit the participants to 10 candidates polling the best in an average of the five most recent national polls. "I think that this is a dumb way to weed out the field," Graham declared. Many critics say the August 6 debate's rules harm the candidates campaigning in the early voting states and elevate those who have been getting those most national TV exposure or...
  • Five Reasons Why Republicans Wont Nominate Jeb Bush

    06/15/2015 7:34:54 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 75 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.15.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    1. Illegal Immigration is Act of Love 2. Dismisses Opponents of Common Core as Conspiracy Theorists 3. Praise of Hillary Clinton 4. He is Way Past His Prime Jeb Bushs entry into the presidential race marks the first time he has run for office since 2002. By contrast, Scott Walker has run in three elections since 2010. 5. His Last Name Yet perhaps the biggest albatross Bush faces is his very name. This is perhaps unfair. But this is especially true after he told Megyn Kelly last month that he would have authorized the War in Iraq. After taking heat...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Handicapping the 2016 Field, Round Two

    06/12/2015 7:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/12/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Republican nominating race is a mess: a strong field, but with ten declared candidates and a half-dozen more to come, we need a bouncer to keep order. Ive given myself the job. Rope lines separate the four categories. A. Top tier: 1. Jeb Bush. Solid, no sizzle. Sizzle may be in less demand than eight years ago, but his inability to separate from the pack, his recent campaign shakeup and his four-day stumble over Megyn Kellys knowing what we know now Iraq question have given even his supporters pause. Nonetheless, a bulging war chest, a fine gubernatorial record, and...
  • Donald Trump to Visit Iowa After Upcoming NYC Announcement

    06/11/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 10 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 10, 2015 | Jason Devaney
    Donald Trump is scheduled to make an announcement on whether he'll run for president Wednesday, and he will reportedly travel to Iowa later that day for a rally. According to the Des Moines Register, Trump's Iowa staff confirmed the news. "I can't imagine what he's announcing," Ryan Keller, deputy director for Trump's exploratory team in Iowa, told the Register. "We're all waiting for that." Trump, a Republican, said last week he has made up his mind on a possible presidential run, but has not revealed his plans. His Wednesday announcement will take place at Trump Tower in New York City,...
  • Poll: Jeb Bush now at 21 percent in New Hampshire, ahead of the field by eight points

    06/09/2015 11:08:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from yesterday via Howie Carr and Gravis Marketing. We all knew the great sighing falling-in-line for Bush 8.0 would come eventually. We just didn’t know it would happen this soon.Nah, I’m just kidding. This is an outlier. Isn’t it?Carly Fiorina ahead of Chris Christie and Ted Cruz in New Hampshire? C’mon, I … can totally believe that, actually, given the state’s fondness for outsiders and “mavericks.” In fact, for a supposed outlier, the only number in this poll that’s strikingly out of sync with other recent polls of New Hampshire is Jeb’s. He’s fully 10 points higher...
  • Is Ben Carsons campaign imploding?

    06/07/2015 6:42:38 AM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Hot Avir ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Having watched more than a few of these campaigns unfold, I would venture to say that when you see a presidential primary team abandoning ship its usually because the campaign is beginning to look like a lost cause and the staff is still hoping to catch on with somebody who has a better chance. But thats not the case with Ben Carsons bid. The poll of polls still has the popular neurosurgeon within two points of Bush, Walker and Rubio and the freshest Fox News survey has him in a statistical tie for the lead. Thats what makes the latest...
  • The Republican Primaries Will Be One Long Slog

    06/05/2015 6:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/05/2015 | By Doris O'Brien
    One look at the reaction to Bruce Jenner on Vanity Fairs cover, and its obvious that the publics interest in someone running away from sexual constraints is a whole lot greater at present than it is for anyone running for president of the United States. Still, there is a common thread. To make the cut in the most crowded primary in U.S. history, Republican hopefuls must find a unique way to separate themselves from the pack by grabbing the attention of the American electorate. Its a daunting task, and it wont be accomplished simply by declaring oneself the only true...
  • A legislative branch like no other: Nebraska Unicameral remains a unique part of political system

    05/27/2015 4:08:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    http://www.csgmidwest.org ^ | February 2011 | Mike McCabe
    A senate, a house of representatives, majority and minority caucuses and partisanship leadership structures these are some of the common features of state legislatures across the country. (SNIP) Candidates for the Legislature run in open primaries without party affiliations listed on the ballot. Legislative officers and committee chairs are elected by members themselves instead of appointed by partisan caucus leaders, and minority party members still do get elected to serve as committee chairs. ODonnell says that policy debates frequently tend to be less partisan in tone because of the unique nature of the Nebraska Unicameral and that final decisions...
  • Campaign Canards: Don't fall for these electoral fallacies

    04/30/2015 7:10:18 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Campaign Canards: Dont fall for these electoral fallacies by Daniel Clark Now that candidates are officially entering the 2016 race, its only a matter of time before political pundits and historians start regurgitating every factoid, tidbit and dose of conventional wisdom theres ever been about presidential campaigns. Unfortunately, most of them will be wrong. In particular, here are some of the most stubborn electoral fallacies that we can expect to hear repeated over the next 18 months: * The New Hampshire primary results are very important. From a fundraising standpoint, there may be some truth to that, but the...
  • Rand Paul receives standing ovation as he delivers libertarian message to New Hampshire faithful

    04/18/2015 6:10:06 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 19, 2015 | David Millward
    Rand Paul rounded on the Republican establishment as he made his pitch for the support of party activists in the key state of New Hampshire. From appearing in jeans to delivering a withering attack on the record of other Republicans, the Kentucky senator made sure he stood out from his rivals. "I got tired of seeing people in my party getting in charge and not doing anything at all," he told activists at the party's Leadership Summit in Nashua, New Hampshire. "They all look alike, the all sound alike, they all dress alike and nothing ever changes." Mr Paul...
  • Silicon Valley Libertarians Putting Serious Money Behind Ted Cruz

    04/12/2015 11:39:45 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2015 | Ferenstein Wire
    The U.S. Senates most outspoken contrarian, Ted Cruz, became the first official 2016 candidate to launch a bid for the White House Monday. Despite the fact that hes highly controversial within his own party, it has long been known that Ted Cruz is bankrolled by politically active libertarians who like his brand of politics. Paypal co-founder, Facebook investor, and self-styled libertarian Peter Thiel gave roughly $10,000 to Ted Cruzs senate bid back in 2011. However, its his indirect contributions that really hit the mark. Thiel has shelled out an estimated $2M to an arm of the libertarian political action group,...
  • Jeb Bush, and the predictable arc of presidential primaries

    03/19/2015 3:30:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | March 19, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    I don't know if Jeb Bush is a naturally optimistic fellow, although if you asked him he'd surely say he is (every candidate has to proclaim their optimism, particularly about America). But in recent weeks he's had some cause for concern. Not long ago, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found a full 42 percent of Republicans saying they wouldn't consider voting for him. Bush is the "establishment" candidate at a time when the Tea Party still dominates the Republican base. And Republicans seem unusually taken with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, who has all the correct positions for GOP primary...
  • Is The Proposed 2016 Super Primary A Good Idea?

    02/11/2015 10:08:09 AM PST · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Feb 10, 2015 | Samuel G. Casolari
    After losing New Hampshire, Florida, and Illinois, the presidential candidate limped along with declining support amid calls for his withdrawal from the race. He was short of funds with a thin organization. He was a beleaguered candidate. Then came the Republican primary in North Carolina, where that candidate, Ronald Reagan, defeated the incumbent president, Gerald Ford. Reagans North Carolina win reversed the course of his campaign, and he ultimately came within a hair of defeating Gerald Ford for the presidential nomination in 1976. Though he lost in 1976, Ronald Reagan set the foundation for his victory in 1980; and that...
  • The Surprising Power of Blue-State Republicans

    01/31/2015 6:37:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Nate Cohn
    There is a basic mystery at the heart of modern Republican presidential politics. The partys voters, despite electing conservatives to the House and Senate, have repeatedly chosen relatively moderate nominees, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, in the primaries. With the 2016 campaign underway, and candidates positioning themselves for money, endorsements and staff, the establishment of the party is again at the center of the conversation. Even though Mr. Romney said on Friday that he had decided not to pursue the nomination, a third Bush seems poised to run, and has suggested he will not bow down to conservative activists....
  • Priebus: Hopefuls must hit thresholds to join Republican debates

    01/19/2015 5:03:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, says that potential presidential contenders will have to poll above certain levels to earn a spot in the GOP debates. In a radio interview on the "Hugh Hewitt Show" Monday, the conservative host asked Priebus how the debates would work if there were 20 candidates vying to be heard. You cant, Priebus said. You cant do 20 people. You have to have certain thresholds in place, so you have to be at 1 percent of the vote in Iowa, and that threshold can move like a slide rule based on the proximity to...
  • Likely 2016 GOP nominee suddenly looking less likely

    01/19/2015 7:44:34 AM PST · by Bratch · 19 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This weekend I was readinga background piece on the nascent 2016 GOP fieldby our friend Andrew Malcolm which provides some leading indicators to watch for. (Worth a read for all of us.) He may wind up being more than a little prescient given the results ofthe latest CBS pollregarding how self identified Republicans feel about each of the hopefuls and if they would like to see them run. This one was taken after Mitt made it official that he was officially thinking about officially running, though he might still officially give it a pass. With the 2012 nominee (and 2008...
  • RNC rolls out 2016 debate schedule [NINE(!) GOP debates]

    01/16/2015 10:54:43 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/16/2015 | JAMES HOHMANN and ALEX ISENSTADT
    he Republican National Committee will announce Friday that it has sanctioned nine presidential primary debates, starting this August in Ohio and continuing through March 2016, with the potential to add a few more. The schedule will be rolled out at the partys winter meeting here later this afternoon, but POLITICO obtained a first look at the line-up from insiders. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/rnc-2016-debate-schedule-114329.html#ixzz3P0qSfxLm
  • Louisiana not inclined to join 'SEC' presidential primary day in 2016

    12/23/2014 10:44:48 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | December 22, 2014 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Neither the Louisiana Republicans nor the Democrats are interested in participating in the so-called "SEC primary" for the 2016 presidential nominations that most other states in the Deep South have decided to join. Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama are likely to hold their presidential primary contests on the same day -- March 1, 2016. Florida and Texas are also considering scheduling their primary contests on that date. But Louisiana seems poised to stick with it's original plan -- a March 5 primary contest. "We are better off being on a date by ourselves. ... If you throw us in...
  • Dixie rising How the Deep South is trying to game the GOP primary.

    12/23/2014 10:44:44 AM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | December 22, 2014 | James Hohmann
    The Deep South has elected Republicans to every top office in the region. Now it wants to be sure that clout extends to the choice of the GOPs 2016 presidential nominee. Officials in five Southern states Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas are coordinating to hold their primary on March 1, 2016. Texas and Florida are considering also holding a primary the same day but may wait until later in the month. Either way, March 1 would be a Southern Super Tuesday, voting en masse on the heels of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. The joint...
  • BREAKING: Jeb Bush is formally exploring 2016 White House bid

    12/16/2014 7:55:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 169 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jeb Bush is exploring a 2016 presidential bid. The former Florida governor said in a post on Facebook Tuesday that over the Thanksgiving holiday there was a lot of discussion about the future of the nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States, Mr. Bush said. Mr. Bush said he plans to establish a Leader PAC next month to help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical...
  • Hey, GOP Establishment: Stop Whining About Primaries

    12/09/2014 10:55:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/9/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Politics has a million problems. Too much debate isnt one of them. If you want to dodge Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, just say so. Although the specifics are still hazy, The New York Times reports that a group of deep-pocketed Republican donors and bundlers have hatched a plan to clear the GOP field of all insurgents to make room for a favored establishment candidatepreferably Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Mitt Romney. But there can only be one. This strikes me as a dubious strategy for a number of reasons. But the main point of the Times piece is to...
  • Rand Paul's 3-Day Iowa Trip Sends Democrats on the Attack

    08/09/2014 12:08:50 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8 August 2014 | Cathy Burke
    While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests the Republican waters for a possible White House run, Democrats are attacking, even this early in the nominating process, The Daily Beast reports. During the junior senator's recent three-day trip to Iowa, where the first presidential caucuses will be held in 17 months, the Democratic National Committee sent out 10 press releases about Paul's activities and speeches, the news site reports. A senior aide for Paul views the press releases in a positive light for the senator. "What it can tell you as a political observer is that they recognize what we're trying to...
  • The Secret Weapon to Win Over Voters: Authenticity

    07/30/2014 7:24:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 7-30-14 | Josh Kraushaar
    It's becoming harder for red-state Democrats to say what they really think on hot-button issues. One of the most underappreciated attributes in politics is a candidate's authenticity. In an era when politicians' talking points are scripted, and they worry about a gaffe going viral, the candidate who comes across as genuine holds a real advantage. It's one reason why Barack Obama was able to defeat Hillary Clinton, why Mitt Romney struggled to capitalize on a favorable environment in 2012, and why someone like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is able to use his force of personality to overcome ideological differences...
  • Are you scared yet??

    06/27/2014 7:41:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    NRCC | Rep. Greg Walden
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee posted its best fundraising day of the year on Wednesday, bringing in $584,000 Friend, The Democrats have upped their game. Nancy Pelosis campaign machine just posted their single BIGGEST day of the yearover HALF a MILLION dollars in 24 hours. Every penny will be used to smear conservatives and further Obamas extreme agenda. This is what weve learned in just the last few days: Tuesday: The nations biggest liberal super donors announced they will spend literally hundreds of millions of dollars this year to defeat conservatives. Wednesday: The Democrats rake in over $500,000 in a...
  • Susan J. Demas: Open primaries are good for democracy, bad for party bosses and Tea Party

    06/27/2014 11:13:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | June 27, 2014 | Susan J. Demas
    Sarah Palin and right-wing Republicans are calling "shenanigans" over the Mississippi U.S. Senate race this week. (Full disclosure: Whenever someone uses that hokey phrase, I chuckle and think of the "South Park" episode when third-graders denounced ripoffs at a local carnival). Anyway, here's what happened in the Magnolia State, which isn't quite as funny. Establishment GOP U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran bucked the odds and history after a narrow primary loss to Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel. On Tuesday, the six-term incumbent edged McDaniel in a runoff, buoyed by heavy turnout from African-Americans. The Cochran campaign openly courted these traditionally Democratic...
  • Outside groups spent $23 million to crush the tea party in GOP primaries this year

    06/26/2014 5:31:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2014 | AllahPundit
    I mentioned this in the immigration post but it deserves more attention. To be clear, the $23 million here is on top of the cash spent by each GOP incumbent’s own campaign. It doesn’t include a dime of what, say, Mitch McConnell’s operation dropped to defend his seat. This is crony money, showered on establishment candidates to make sure the gravy train keeps running. The scope of the effort to suppress activist-backed candidates has been broader and costlier than is widely understood, covering at least 20 House and Senate primaries from North Carolina to California, and from coastal Mississippi...
  • Thad Cochran camp says 35,000 Dems crossed over to vote for the incumbent

    06/25/2014 6:59:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 180 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/25/2014 | Rick Moran
    The Chris McDaniel camp is crying foul over the Cochran campaign's outreach to Democrats in the state, and even the incumbent's advisors admit the cross over votes from Democrats made the difference.But as this Politico autopsy on the race shows, Cochran was able to eke out a narrow victory thanks to a truly massive effort in both Washington and Mississippi involving millions of dollars and thousands of volunteers: Dogged ahead of the primary by complaints about a lackluster field program and an unfocused campaign message (and candidate), Cochran’s campaign moved swiftly to reorient its operations for a second election on...
  • Don't sweat Lindsey Graham-- oust Lamar Alexander, work now to bring Grahamnesty down

    06/11/2014 2:14:31 PM PDT · by Javeth · 47 replies
    Just a pep talk in the wake of all our anger at the crooked pro-amnesty and H1b RINO Lindsey Graham winning the SC primary, even amid the jubilation at David Brat's win-- I was in South Carolina myself recently and Lindsey Graham really has suffered tremendously for his support of that disgusting immigration reform bill as a Gang of 8 member. But it didn't surprise me that he was able to hang on, due to simple circumstances he was going to be all but impossible to unseat in this go-around, and in fact the lessons from 2014 will guide us...
  • Mississippi Showdown for U.S. Senate [McDaniel vs Cochran]

    06/08/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT · by Syncro · 61 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 7, 2014 | Staff-Justin Petty
    Mississippi Showdown for U.S. Senate Tea Party Conseratives, We need your support now more than ever, as conservative Chris McDaniel faces 47-year incumbent Thad Cochran in a runoff on June 24th. Last Tuesday thanks to full Tea Party support, McDaniel edged Cochran but by less than 1500 votes, and since neither recieved 50% of the total vote there will be a head-to-head runoff to decide the race. The only way for Chris McDaniel to pull all the way through is for every conservative to show up and vote on June 24th, and your resources will help us...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (California)

    05/13/2014 2:53:40 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 7 replies
    California (Rest of the country is in separate threads, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. California: Igor Birman, CAL-7, JUNE 3rd .... Sacramento County. DEM incumbent is Bera Endorsed by: Sen. Mike Lee,...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Mountain West)

    05/09/2014 8:39:19 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 94 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MOUNTAIN WEST (Rest of the country is in separate threads and Pacific Coast coming later, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Nevada: NIGER INNIS, NEVADA-4, June 10th .... winner...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 58 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Midwest)

    05/09/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 55 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MIDWEST (NORTHEAST and SOUTH is in a separate thread and West coming later, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. West Virginia: ALEX MOONEY, WEST VIRGINIA-2, May 13th .... Open...
  • Tea Party Impact Still Looms Large

    05/08/2014 11:20:18 PM PDT · by firebrand · 24 replies
    "The GOP establishment has embraced the tea party's candidates and policies in order to defeat them." --DSCC
  • IMPORTANT Primary Senate Races Left: And How You Can Help

    05/07/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 106 replies
    There are still several important Senate Primary Races left! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money.. the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. Oklahoma: Endorsed by: Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Senate Conservatives Fund. TW Shannon - - FACEBOOK - - TWITTER - - DONATE Shannon was most recently Speaker of the House in Oklahoma. As Speaker, Shannon led some of the most Conservative sessions in Oklahoma history. Oklahoma passed an immigration law tougher than Arizona. Oklahoma defunded the arts. Oklahoma...
  • Candidates for US Senate for South Carolina

    05/03/2014 6:31:47 PM PDT · by gregory.adams · 1 replies
    Charleston Liberty Rally, Youtube ^ | 4/12/2014 | Denis Wenger
    All candidates running (except Lindsey Graham who did not show) for the US Seante.
  • Tea Party-Backed Curt Clawson Wins in Landside [TPX IX Tour Live Thread]

    04/23/2014 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 23, 2014 | Staff/Syncro
    Tea Party-Backed Curt Clawson Wins in Landside Congratulations! We did it! Thanks to your loyal support, we are celebrating the movement's first victory of 2014 in Florida's 19th Congressional district tonight with Tea Party-supported Curt Clawson. Curt Clawson making his victory speech Tonight, Southwest Florida voted to send a bold Tea Party conservative to D.C. Curt Clawson's unique background as a former CEO of a multi-billion dollar international company will be a powerful addition to Congress. The results tonight were clear, Curt Clawson's Tea Party message of economic growth and fiscal responsibility resonated with the voters of Southwest Florida....
  • Tea Party Challenges Stumbling as Primaries Approach: Polls show incumbents maintaining big leads.

    04/12/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/12/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON Lawmakers with strong ties to the Tea Party movement have gained a toehold in the U.S. Senate but it appears they might have difficulty expanding their numbers this year. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are among those associated with the conservative, grassroots drive that has proved influential within Republican Party politics in a relatively short period of time. But a review of upcoming Senate contests reveals that more establishmentarian Senate candidates maintain an edge at least to this point heading into the primary season. Conservative disaffection for the manner in which mainstream...