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  • Kansas US Sen. Milton Wolf running against 47 year incumbent Pat Roberts in Republican Primary 08/05

    07/20/2014 7:04:41 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 47 replies
    Senate Conservatives ^ | July 20, 2014 | Steelers6
    A new poll shows conservative Dr. Milton Wolf (R-KS) surging in the Republican primary against incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. The survey shows Roberts with only a 42-30 lead over Wolf, which is a stunning 21-point drop since the last poll taken three weeks ago! Dr. Milton Wolf's message of limited government, personal freedom, economic liberty, and respect for the Constitution is resonating with voters.
  • McDaniel Campaign Press Conference • Full Video • 7/7/14

    07/07/2014 3:21:51 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    iizthatiiz - YouTube ^ | Jul 7, 2014 | iizthatiiz
    July 7th, 2014 • Jackson, Mississippi • The campaign for Senator Chris McDaniel held a press conference outside the state courthouse in Jackson to update media on the status of their legal challenge to the "result" of the June 24th run-off. The event was conducted by McDaniel lead counsel Mitch Tyner.
  • ‘Disaster’: Things Got Seriously ‘Bizarre’ After GOP Sen. Thad Cochran’s Press Call Was Hijacked

    07/02/2014 4:57:45 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | July 2, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    A press call with Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) turned into a total “disaster” after someone dialed in and asked why it’s OK for the Republican to “harvest” black votes like black people harvesting cotton. The bizarre call is the latest development in a controversial saga out of Mississippi where Cochran defeated tea party-backed Chris McDaniel in a recent GOP runoff election by reaching out to black voters and allegedly painting his opponent as a racist. The McDaniel camp is currently trying to call the results of the election into question. Chaos reported erupted after freelance journalist Charles Johnson invited his...
  • Kobach, Morgan tangle over definition of real Republican

    07/01/2014 6:44:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    cjonline.com ^ | Tim Carpenter
    Secretary of State Kris Kobach mockingly recommended that Republican primary challenger Scott Morgan alter his party affiliation before the deadline. "It's about truth in advertising," Kobach said. "If a candidate says he is a Republican, voters ought to be able to trust that he will take Republican positions on a majority of issues." (SNIP) "It makes as much sense to say he's a Republican as it would to say I'm a Democrat," said Kobach, who resides in Piper. "He's more liberal than the Democrat in this race."
  • I'm a match-maker

    06/30/2014 3:46:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    NRCC | Greg Walden
    Friend, I’ve got a match you can’t turn down: You chip in a dollar to beat liberal Democrats in November and I’ll chip in three bucks. That’s a good deal where I come from. The money you help us raise is public record and we must demonstrate that we’re going to fight back against Pelosi’s $44 million bomb. Midnight tonight is the FEC Deadline. It’s a big one. (SNIP) Please step up - it’s all TRIPLE MATCHED: (SNIP) Thank you for taking a stand with us. Greg Rep. Greg Walden NRCC Chairman
  • TRUE THE VOTE CALLS ON MISSISSIPPI GOP CHAIR TO PRESENT ELECTION RECORDS FOR INDEPENDENT REVIEW

    06/26/2014 9:57:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies
    True the Vote ^ | 26th of June 2014
    LAUREL, MS. -- June 26, 2014: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released a letter submitted to Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef calling for the release of absentee balloting information for independent review prior to election certification. "In order to avoid potential state and federal legal challenges we request that you preserve all absentee ballot applications, absentee ballots and accompanying mailing envelopes until the challenges to them can be resolved,” the letter stated. “Furthermore, we request that you not certify this election until this matter can be satisfactorily resolved.” "This issue...
  • How do you like it? Being Stabbed up front by a Democrat or in the back by GOP elite?

    06/24/2014 9:09:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    The Truth
    After the shameful and disgusting actions of the GOP Establishment in the Mississippi Republican U.S. Senate runoff, where they used Democrat tactics of screaming racism and promising big government to get the vote out to Democrat voters to cross over and help Thad Cochran win, is it time that conservatives realize that a GOPE can never be trusted? Time and time again, the ruling class aka Karl Rove, Boss Hogg Barbour, big donors, K Street lobbyists and RINO's continue to stab conservatives in the back and would rather risk losing an election to a Democrat than give up their power...
  • Final chapter underway in nation's ugliest primary

    06/24/2014 4:39:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Dana Bash and Ashley Killough
    Lifelong Democrat Jackie Bland is doing something she never thought she'd do: Urge people to vote for a Republican. Bland supports Thad Cochran, a six-term Mississippi senator who's trying to fend off a fierce tea party challenge to his seat from Chris McDaniel as voting got underway in Tuesday's primary runoff. Two weeks ago, Bland helped put up 5,000 pro-Cochran posters in black communities and talk to people about his record. "We wanted to raise the awareness to African-Americans that we do have a stake in this runoff election," she said. She pointed to Cochran's efforts to secure federal funds...
  • TN Senate Challenger: Lamar Alexander is the Next Eric Cantor

    06/11/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/14
    Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), predicted that Alexander will go the way of House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor in an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Wednesday. Carr stated, “Sen. Alexander has a similar problem that Leader Cantor had in that he's out of touch with his Republican base in Tennessee.” Like Cantor’s primary challenger, Dave Brat, Carr says that immigration is a strong area of contrast between him and his primary challenger, he declared “the problem Lamar Alexander has and so many of the establishment Republicans have, is...
  • Eric Cantor’s Primary Loss Is a Political Earthquake. And It’s Awful.

    06/10/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 172 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 10, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    How did the No. 2 man in the House lose a primary? Chalk it up to immigration and the Tea Party. It’s one of the most shocking losses in U.S. electoral history—and it’s bad for America. Here’s the thing: Eric Cantor did not fall asleep in this race. He spent around $5 million. He ran lots of TV ads. He knew this was going to be a close one. He campaigned. And he still got creamed. And here’s the other thing: Cantor was not an enemy of the Tea Party. He was in fact the Tea Party’s guy in the...
  • Mark Levin Reacts To Major Upset in Virginia Primary

    06/10/2014 9:15:33 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/2014 | Hannity
    Jun. 10, 2014 - 7:17 - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses to tea party-backed candidate Dave Brat
  • Va. gun owners plan cross-party raid into democrat primary on June 10th

    06/10/2014 5:04:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    D.C. Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 June, 2014 | Mike Stollenwertk
    Congressional Representative Jim Moran’s (D) retirement from his seat in Virginia’s gerrymandered 8th Congressional District (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Falls Church City, and Fairfax County (part)) has resulted in that district’s first serious Democrat primary race in decades. If some gun owners have their way, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independent voters will decide this election because Virginia allows voters from all parties to vote in any party’s primary. Gun rights group leaders such as OpenCarry.org’s co-founder John Pierce, a Virginia lawyer and socially liberal member of both the ACLU and the American Bar Association’s Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee, have...
  • Morgan criticizes Kobach for working with Nugent on Texas bill to kill feral pigs from helicopters

    Republican secretary of state candidate Scott Morgan on Thursday took aim at incumbent Kris Kobach for helping rocker and gun rights activist Ted Nugent and Texas officials pass a law making it easier to hunt feral pigs from helicopters. "The self-appointed Guardian of State Sovereignty needs to stop shooting pigs from helicopters in Texas with Ted Nugent and start focusing on his job in Kansas," said Morgan, of Lawrence, who will face Kobach in the Aug. 5 Republican Party primary. Morgan and other critics of Kobach say he spends too much time advocating around the country for anti-illegal immigration laws...
  • Republican candidates court voters in Sun City West

    Sun City West was the hub of GOP politics Saturday when 28 candidates attended a forum sponsored by the Arrowhead Republican Women. The event at the Briarwood Country Club covered regional legislative races in Districts 21 and 22 on up to statewide races, including the contest for governor that attracted six candidates. (SNIP) Christine Jones said she decided to run because she was tired of politics as usual in Arizona. “When you love something, you want it to thrive, to prosper,” she said. “I’m running because I believe we can make Arizona the brightest star in the union.” District 26...
  • 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...
  • Joni Ernst wins big in Senate primary, DSCC attacks as “the Sarah Palin of Iowa”

    06/04/2014 12:17:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Joni Ernst only needed 35% of the vote to avoid a convention fight against her four competitors for the Republican nomination to the US Senate. Instead, she gained a clear majority of 56% and put herself in position to consolidate GOP support across all factions to face Rep. Bruce Braley, the uncontested Democratic nominee for the seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin: Joni Ernst, who highlighted her ability to shoot guns and castrate hogs to overcome disinterest in a sleepy primary election, dominated the field to become the first female GOP U.S. Senate nominee in Iowa history.The...
  • U.S. Senate | Republican Primaries [Mississippi]

    06/03/2014 7:43:07 PM PDT · by docbnj · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3 Jun 2014
    CANDIDATE VOTES PCT. McDaniel 118,020 49.9% Cochran 114,661 48.5 Carey 3,697 1.6 80% reporting
  • My Picks For Californias Primary

    06/03/2014 8:59:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 28 replies
    6/3/14 | OneVike
    My Statewide Choices: California Governor ;Tim Donnelly Donnelly is a Republican State Assemblyman who deserves your vote. He is not as smooth-talking as other politicians, but he believes in Constitutionally-limited government and wants to apply the Constitution according to its original intent, per the Federalist Papers and other historical writings of its Framers. If you are considering Neel Kashkari for Governor, wake up and smell the coffee. Not only did this idiot support and vote for Obama against John McCain in 2008, but he is being pushed by the Republican establishment. He's a big-government RINO who even endorsed Sharia Law...
  • Eight States Go to the Polls (June 3rd Primaries Live Thread)

    06/03/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 218 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06.03.2014 | Sushanna Walsh
    Today more Americans are able to vote than any other day this primary season, in fact this number of voters won’t go to the polls again until November. Eight states are voting today including Mississippi, Iowa, California, New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, Alabama, and New Mexico....
  • California ProLife Council: 2014 Primary Voter Guides (Vote PRO-LIFE today!)

    06/03/2014 5:37:31 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 7 replies
    California ProLife Council ^ | 6/3/14 | California ProLife Council
    Hi all- Here is the web page from the California ProLife Council giving links to their voter guides for each region of the Golden State. Each guide lists candidates, how they responded to a pro-life questionnaire, and if they are "endorsed" candidates. 2014 Primary Regional Voter Guides Central Coast Voter Guide   East Bay Voter Guide   Long Beach/Los Angeles Voter Guide   Orange County Voter Guide   San Diego Voter Guide   San Francisco Voter Guide   San Jose/Santa Cruz Voter Guide   Central Valley Voter Guide   Inland Empire Voter Guide   North Bay Voter Guide Sacramento/Sierra Voter...
  • (vanity) CA FReepers: Who are you supporting in the upcoming Primary?

    05/26/2014 3:30:14 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies
    5/26/14 | marty f
    How are FReepers voting this coming Primary? My ballot shows a bunch of R's I've never heard of: GOVERNOR: Alma Marie Winston Andrew Blount Glenn Champ Neel Kashkari Tom Donnelly Richar William Aguirre LT. GOVERNOR: Ron Nehring George Yang David Fennell SEC'Y OF STATE Pete Peterson Roy Allmond SEC'Y OF STATE Pete Peterson Roy Allmond CONTROLLER David Evans Ashley Swearengen TREASURER Greg Conlon AG Phil Wyman David King John Haggerty Ronald Gold INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Ted Gaines STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION James E. Theis US REPRESENTATIVE Oscar Alejandro Braun Richard B. Fox Bruce Anderson STATE ASSEMBLY Palmer Kain (again)
  • Georgia 2014 Primary Election Results. Full List.

    05/21/2014 6:39:08 AM PDT · by Noamie · 20 replies
    State of Georgia ^ | May 21, 2014 | GA SOS
    Full listing of Georgia 2014 Primary Election results.
  • McConnell beats Tea Party challenge to win primary

    05/20/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/20/14 | Foxnews.com
    At present, every poll has McConnell’s race against Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state, as a dead heat with Election Day just six months away. Grimes also easily won her Tuesday primary. Her race with McConnell also is expected to be the most expensive congressional race this election cycle, as Republicans try to win a net six seats to take control of the upper chamber. If that happened, McConnell would replace Nevada's Democratic Sen. Harry Reid as the Senate majority leader.
  • The McConnell challenge that wasn’t

    05/20/2014 12:16:53 PM PDT · by Baynative · 209 replies
    Politico/Playbook ^ | 5/20/14 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Matt Bevin seemed like the ideal candidate to challenge Mitch McConnell. The handsome and personable businessman, a father of nine, impressed national conservative groups looking for a chance to knock off the Senate Republican leader. These groups, from the Senate Conservatives Fund to FreedomWorks, the Tea Party Patriots and the Madison Project, invested more than $1 million in the Kentucky GOP primary. Bevin himself spent more than $3 million, including $1 million of his own fortune. And, yet, polls indicate he’s going to get creamed Tuesday.
  • DITCH MITCH DAY!!!

    05/20/2014 6:33:21 AM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 53 replies
    Self | MAY 20, 2014 | Self
    TODAY IS PRIMARY DAY in Kentucky!!! GET OUT AND VOTE!!
  • MI:John Conyers Does Not Qualify for Primary Ballot

    05/15/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 13 May, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    Conyers will not appear on the primary ballot. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Updated 6:14 p.m. | Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr. failed to qualify for the Michigan 13th District primary ballot, a local county clerk ruled Tuesday.“Seeing that I do not have the authority to rule on the constitutionality of laws and statutes, that the County Clerks are bound by, it is my determination that in accordance with the current laws and statutes of the State of Michigan, the nominating petitions filed by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. are insufficient to allow his name to appear on the August 5,...
  • Ben Sasse 44% leading early in Nebraska Senate Race, Sid Dinsdale 2nd 26% [update Sasse wins!]

    05/13/2014 7:09:14 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 38 replies
    Nebraska Secretary of State ^ | May 13, 2014 | Steelers 6
    Ben Sasse 27,204 Sid Dinsdale 16.218 Shane Osborn 14,424
  • Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman, Attacks Republican Candidate Matt Bevin as "Fraud"

    05/08/2014 1:50:28 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 6 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 05-07-2014 | Erick Erickson
    Jahan Wilcox is the rapid response director at the RNC. He’s charged with responding quickly to attack Democrats and rebut Democrat attacks on the GOP. Last night, Jahan Wilcox responded quickly to Thom Tillis’s victory in North Carolina by declaring that next would be to defeat Matt Bevin, the Republican candidate in Kentucky, who Wilcox called a “fraud.”
  • Republican Establishment Gloats After Primary Victories

    05/07/2014 12:29:41 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/06/14 | Tony Lee
    The Republican establishment gloated after three underfunded Tea Party challengers failed to knock off incumbent Republicans in primaries on Tuesday while another establishment-backed candidate secured the GOP nomination for Senate in North Carolina. "Next up is that fraud @MattBevin! #GOP,” tweeted Jahan Wilcox, a former aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who is now the RNC's director of rapid response. (He later deleted it and said his thoughts were his “personal opinions.”) Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) defeated her primary challenger Frank Roche despite a series of high-profile outbursts in support of amnesty. Ellmers was heavily backed by Facebook...
  • Ret. Military Leaders Warn Against NDAA Amnesty Amendment

    05/06/2014 11:41:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AWR Hawkins
    On May 5th the Center for Security Policy released a letter in which "sixteen influential former leaders of the U.S. military" express strong opposition to a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment that will "open service in the armed forces to illegal aliens brought here as children by their parents." According to the Center for Security Policy release, the letter was directed to House Armed Services Committee chairman Representative Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) in anticipation of the amendment, "expected to be offered by Rep. Mike Coffman" (R-CO).
  • Tea party vs GOP Establishment in NC, elsewhere

    05/06/2014 12:51:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 3:41 PM EDT | David Espo
    North Carolina Republicans sorted through their choices to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday, and Speaker John Boehner sought re-nomination to Congress from Ohio, first in a springtime spate of primaries pitting the GOP establishment against tea party challengers. Indiana also picked candidates for the November elections, when control of Congress will be at stake for the final two years of the President Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House. Several Republican House incumbents drew strong primary challenges, including Reps. Walter Jones of North Carolina, David Joyce of Ohio and Susan Brooks of Indiana. …
  • May Sixth PRIMARY DAY - Reports and etc. LIVE THREAD

    05/06/2014 4:50:59 AM PDT · by struggle · 125 replies
    05/06/2014 | struggle
    I voted at 7:15 and there were already 15 votes. Voted for Brannon in NC. Please use this thread to note activity, etc. for this day of primaries.
  • John Boehner’s New BFF

    05/05/2014 6:06:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    In recent months, Speaker John Boehner has, shall we say, exasperated a significant portion of his caucus in the House with his repeated flirtations with the pro-amnesty crowd. Speaker Boehner can take comfort, however, that while some of his recent statements have touched off something of a revolt among many House Republicans, he has the support of at least one prominent member of the Congress. That member of Congress just so happens to be the person who would most like to succeed him as Speaker: Nancy Pelosi.
  • Radio: Tues. May 6 John Boehner faces Primary Challenger JD Winteregg

    05/04/2014 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Moseley · 15 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | May 4, 2014 | Conservative Commandos Radio Show
    Will Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives rush through AMNESTY as soon as John Boehner gets past the danger of a Republican primary this Tuesday, May 6, 2014? John Boehner will face challenger JD Winteregg in the Ohio Republican Primary for re-election to Ohio’s 8th Congressional District (in Western Ohio). Challenger Winteregg discussed his campaign against Boehner on the Conservative Commandos Radio Show on Friday, May 2. He explained his “B.E.S.T.” immigration reform plan– without amnesty. Winteregg says in the interview that Boehnder talks conservative but never does anything to advance conservative policies, Boehner has changed over the...
  • MUST WATCH: Oregon Republican calls out Liberal reporter, gets THROWN OUT of candidate meeting

    05/02/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05/02/2014 | The Right Scoop
    This has to be the best thing I’ve seen since Newt Gingrich was calling out the liberal media in 2012. Republican Mark Callahan, who is running for US Senate in Oregon, was in a candidate review meeting with other colleagues in order for Willamette Week, a publication in Portland, to decide who they would endorse in the upcoming primary. An opponent of his, Republican Joe Rae Perkins, was on speaker phone. There were others in the room but I’m not sure who they were specifically. The clip starts with Perkins answering a question on speaker phone. While she was answering...
  • Rand Paul to plunge into North Carolina Senate race for Greg Brannon

    04/30/2014 1:29:24 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-30-2014 | Manu Raju
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is making an 11th hour plunge into the North Carolina Senate race, aiming to boost his preferred candidate and block the GOP establishment’s favorite, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, from scoring a clean win in Tuesday’s primary. The Kentucky Republican and potential presidential candidate said in an interview that he will stump on Monday for Republican Greg Brannon, a libertarian-minded candidate who is trying to ride a tea party wave into a runoff against Tillis, who is backed by the party establishment and is reportedly expected to receive the endorsement of Jeb Bush. Tillis is looking...
  • 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 Thumps Establishment GOP In FL-19 Special Primary

    04/23/2014 7:15:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/23/14 | George Rasley
    The reports that the Tea Party movement is dead were once again put to the lie as CHQ endorsed first-time candidate businessman Curt Clawson soundly defeated the Republican establishment’s candidates, state Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and former state Representative Dr. Paige Kreegel, in the Florida Congressional District 19 Special Primary to become the Republican nominee in the upcoming Special Election to replace Congressman Trey Radel. Clawson ran as the self-styled “outsider” and began his campaign by focusing on a Jack Kemp – Ronald Reagan-style pro-growth economic agenda. Clawson also stated his opposition to the current House Republican leadership’s re-election. Benaquisto and...
  • VIDEO: Why Sen. Lindsey Graham Keeps Winning? Because over 22% of Democrats vote in GOP Primaries

    04/07/2014 9:01:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    thefirewall.org ^ | 4/6/14 | Joshua Cook
    Status quo Republicans and Democrats will do everything they can to help two-term incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham in the upcoming primary. Case in point: The South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly dropped out of a lawsuit (read here) intended to create a closed primary, meaning that to vote in the Republican primary, a voter would have to be a member of the Party. Now, the status quo continues. Any registered voter can vote in either primary, meaning that a weaker candidate whose views don’t reflect the majority could get a boost by scamps, using their votes as a weapon. Even...
  • The GOP faithful should give Jeb Bush a hearing

    04/03/2014 12:04:36 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 55 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/3/2014 | George Will
    <p>The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination.</p>
  • Duey Stroebel to Make Announcement by April 7th on Challenging Petri

    03/30/2014 1:30:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 3-30-14 | Kyle Maichle
    SAUKVILLE – Representative Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville, 60th District), told WisPolitics on Thursday that he will be making a decision by April 7th on whether to challenge Congressman Tom Petri (R-Wisconsin, 6th District) for the Republican nomination in the 6th Congressional District. In an e-mail sent to WisPolitics, Stroebel said: “ The 6th Congressional District needs strong, dynamic, common sense conservative leadership that is firmly rooted in the community. I believe I can provide that leadership, and know regardless of my final decision that we need more Wisconsin ideas in Washington. It is my intent to arrive at a decision no...
  • Mark Levin Explodes on Mitch McConnell for Pressing Republicans To Join Harry Reid on Key Vote

    03/25/2014 7:03:10 AM PDT · by SterlingSilver · 7 replies
    BLAZE/AP ^ | Mar. 24, 2014 11:11pm | Jason Howerton
    WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Conservative radio host Mark Levin exploded on Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other GOP leaders on Monday for refusing to stand against “extraneous” funding for the International Monetary Fund currently included in a Ukraine aid bill. He accused McConnell of undermining House Republicans in the fight to pass a “clean” bill that only includes the $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and other U.S. sanctions of Russia. “[McConnell] delivered more than half of the Republican conference into the hands of Harry Reid and the Democrats, enabling them to gain leverage over the GOP-controlled House and pass...
  • FL-13 A Bigger Defeat Than Advertised

    03/14/2014 4:25:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 14, 2014 | Ross Kaminsky
    "............David Jolly was nearly abandoned by the Republican Party — apparently all too willing to reconstitute a circular firing squad. A Politico article less than a week before the election (probably designed to help Alex Sink) offered this pearl of political reporting: Over the past week, a half-dozen Washington Republicans have described Jolly’s campaign against Democrat Alex Sink as a Keystone Cops operation, marked by inept fundraising, top advisers stationed hundreds of miles away from the district in the state capital and the poor optics of a just-divorced, 41-year-old candidate accompanied on the campaign trail by a girlfriend 14 years...
  • John Boehner Boasts How He'll Cruise to Re-Election, Ram Amnesty Thru, and Won't Repeal Obamacare

    03/05/2014 3:56:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    For some reason Gee Oh Pee 'leader' John Boehner decided to tell the truth to his the local (Cincinatti Enquirer) newspaper back home in his OH-8 district -in contrast to the tripe he usually feeds the rest of us.   And that truth is just as bad as any contstitutionally-aware patriot may have imagined: not only is he detached and arrogant -laughing off serious primary challenges from J.D. Winteregg and saying the floor vote for Speaker "won't even be close"- but came right out and told them he won't be putting any effort into repealing Obamacare. Rather, AMNESTY for illegal aliens is his top priority-  "get it...
  • Has Mitch McConnell Jumped the Shark?

    03/04/2014 4:46:35 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 13 replies
    The Jefferson Review ^ | 3/2/14 | By Theresa Camoriano
    The phrase “jump the shark” comes from a scene in the TV series Happy Days in which Fonzie puts on his leather jacket, swim trunks and water skis and then ski-jumps over a shark. The phrase indicates a turning point, which marked the beginning of the show’s decline. At that point, the formerly sweet, entertaining show had become so ridiculous that it had become a caricature of itself. The same seems to have happened to Senator McConnell with his latest outrageous “fraud alert” attack on challenger Matt Bevin. While McConnell’s accusations have been shown repeatedly to be false, as indicated...
  • Eyes on GOP as Texas holds nation's 1st primary (TX Primary Open Thread)

    03/04/2014 1:46:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is holding the nation's first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push the state further right, though Democrats are calling it the next big electoral battleground. Republican Gov. Rick Perry has decided this would be his last of a record 14 years in office, and his looming exit has set off a scramble resulting in the most open races in Texas in more than a decade. Republicans are favored to win them all come November — including Perry's seat, despite Democrat Wendy Davis building a national profile and an early...
  • Winthrop Poll: Graham’s GOP Approval Rating At 45 Percent

    03/02/2014 5:38:42 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    FitsNews ^ | 3/1/2014 | Will Folks
    HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE?” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.)’s approval rating among likely Republican Primary voters has slipped all the way down to 45 percent – according to the results of a poll released this week by Winthrop University. Hmmmm … guess it’s a good thing for Graham that he’s building an army of Democrats to vote for him in the state’s open primary on June 10. Oh … and has more than $7 million to convince impressionable GOP primary voters that he’s still “one of them.” According to the Winthrop survey, Graham’s 45 percent easily eclipses the levels...
  • Cornyn tamps down expectations for Tuesday primary

    02/28/2014 10:37:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 95 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2/26/14 | Kevin Diaz
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, facing a field of GOP primary candidates running at him mainly from the right, set the bar low for next Tuesday’s election, telling Texas reporters that his main goal is to avoid a runoff. “My goal is to win the election without a runoff, and I think we’ll achieve that goal,” he said in a phone conference Wednesday. He added: “I realize runoffs are a unique animal unto themselves, and my goal is to win without a runoff, and of course I’ll enjoy every vote I get above that.” Cornyn reminded the press corps that he’s...
  • 2014 Texas Primary: 1st Day Early Voting Totals for Harris County [breakdown by party]

    02/19/2014 5:01:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    February 19, 2014
    Note that there are 3 charts listing totals for 1st day [February 18, 2014] early voting in Harris County Texas for the March 4, 2014 Texas primary. The 1st chart combines Republican party and Democratic party numbers for the day. The 2nd chart is the Democratic party totals. The 3rd chart is the Republican party totals. Each chart lists totals for individual voting locations. Totals for early voters (person) and early voters (mail-ins) are tallied. Potential number of mail-ins (from total ballots requested and mailed to voters) is also shown. Harris County Texas [a large swath of the Houston metro...
  • Boehner challenged in primary

    02/12/2014 7:28:48 AM PST · by nomad · 29 replies
    As a Ohioan it has come to my attention that John "the boner" Boehner is being challenged in the up coming primary election. His challenger is a conservative by the name of Eric Gurr. Mr. Gurr has stated that he supports the Tea Party`s stance on limited Constitutional Government. In light of the past and current legislative actions of Old` "Boner", you may consider looking his challenger over and possibly supporting him.