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  • NBC News/Marist Poll July 2015 New Hampshire Questionnaire

    07/26/2015 12:03:35 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 22 replies
    NBC/Marist ^ | 7/26/15 | Marist
    If the 2016 Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire were held today, whom would you support if the candidates are (including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate): Donald Trump 21 Jeb Bush 14 Scott Walker 12 John Kasich 7 Chris Christie 6 Ben Carson 6 Marco Rubio 5 Ted Cruz 5 Rand Paul 4 Mike Huckabee 3 Carly Fiorina 2 George Pataki 2
  • Who are your top 3 GOP picks?

    07/25/2015 5:55:38 PM PDT · by MNDude · 184 replies
    Who would you want to see for the GOP nomination? List your top three choices in order.
  • Chamber (Of Commerce) gearing up to take out GOP Incumbents

    07/24/2015 6:49:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-24-2015 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers. The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill. Story Continued Below . . The group’s apparent new willingness to engage in hand-to-hand political combat to take out sitting Republicans would represent a...
  • Texas' Sore Loser Law and Third Party Candidates.

    07/23/2015 6:31:16 AM PDT · by ziravan · 23 replies
    Vanity
    Texas has a "Sore Loser" primary law. Here's how it works: In order to be on the Ballot for the March 1st primary, you must file by Dec 14, 2015. If you are an independent candidate for the Nov, 2016 General, you must also file by Dec 14, 2015. If you are a political party that doesn't choose your candidate by Primary ballot, you must file your party's intent to field a candidate by Dec 14, 2015. If you file for a place on the ballot for Mar 1, 2016, and you do not win the Primary in which you...
  • Ted Cruz's insane plan for winning the presidency

    07/20/2015 7:00:32 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | 7/20/15 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Did you hear Ted Cruz is running for president? Did you hear that he's perhaps the most conservative candidate in the race, and absolutely adored by a subsection of the base, which, according to conventional political logic, makes his candidacy both dangerous and doomed? Most observers are torn between the idea that Cruz is running to boost his profile, knowing full well that he can't win the nomination, and the idea that he's delusional enough to think he can win. I've actually argued that Ted Cruz has a path to the nomination. The conventional wisdom is that in Republican primaries,...
  • Quotes of the day

    07/13/2015 7:30:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Scott Walker, the political phenomenon who rose to national fame by taking on unions in one of the most blue-collar states, announced Monday that he’ll seek the Republican nomination for president, using his kick-off rally to throw red meat to his conservative supporters. “Americans want to vote for something and for someone,” Walker told the roaring crowd in Waukesha, Wisconsin. “So tonight, let me tell you what I’m for. I’m for reform, growth, safety. I’m for transferring power from Washington into the hands of hard working tax payers in all states across the country, that’s real reform.”…“I realize unlike some...
  • Tweet Suggests Ted Walker Will Announce Presidential Bid Monday

    07/12/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/12
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected to make a big announcement Monday, but it seems he gave away the surprise last week in a tweet. On Friday, Walker tweeted a black-and-white photo of himself waving on a stage with the words "Scott Walker is running for president," according to Politico. The tweet has since been taken down, but Walker sent a few more presidential-sounding messages afterward, including one showing "the official campaign logo." Walker is set to make the announcement at 5 p.m. Monday in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. Campaign aides revealed to the Associated Press in early July...
  • Sign Petition: Don't Vote for Jeb Bush

    07/06/2015 6:39:03 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 102 replies
    Stand United ^ | July 6, 2015 | James Ballinger
    If we elect Jeb Bush to be the nominee for the Republican Party, I will relentlessly and effectively push for a third party candidate in the general election. This Republican primary will determine the fate of the party. There are millions of Republicans that see this time in our country as a turning point. We have a great opportunity to rally together clearly communicate our message to a generation that has never heard the truths and values that so wonderfully make up the conservative stance. Conservative policies work for everyone. They make life better for us all. However, the average...
  • CNN Poll: Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP, but both trail Clinton

    07/01/2015 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Bush stands at 19%, up from 13% in May -- and his best showing in CNN/ORC polling since December. Trump follows at 12%, up from 3% before his announcement. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (8%), neurosurgeon Ben Carson (7%) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (7%) round out the top five.
  • Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals

    06/29/2015 6:16:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | Robert O'Harrow, Jr. & Tom Hamburger
    In early 1989, seven weeks after his father moved into the White House, Jeb Bush took a trip to Nigeria. Nearly 100,000 Nigerians turned out to see him over four days as he accompanied the executives of a Florida company called Moving Water Industries, which had just retained Bush to market the firm’s pumps. Escorted by the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Bush met with the nation’s political and religious leaders as part of an MWI effort to land a deal that would be worth $80 million.
  • Bill Bolling: Virginia needs a Presidential PRIMARY

    06/18/2015 8:38:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    A rising chorus of voices are calling on the Republican Party of Virginia’s state central committee to vote for a Presidential Primary on June 27. Among the many who have opined on the issue is former Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling who took to his Facebook page Thursday to voice his support for a primary: “If the Virginia GOP opts to nominate our candidate for President in a closed party convention, as opposed to an open statewide primary, it will be a HUGE mistake. We cannot survive if we are determine to be a party of exclusion, as opposed to a...
  • Rick Perry the Conservative vs. Rick Perry the Governor.

    06/08/2015 3:20:47 PM PDT · by ziravan · 33 replies
    Hard Hatters ^ | Hal Hawkins
    Popeye's Chicken vs. Rick Perry 2016As you may already know (or predicted long ago), Rick Perry is running for President, again. Rebranded with hipster glasses and a campaign logo that might make Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen cry plagiarism, Perry is hoping to correct the mistakes of his failed 2012 campaign. Separating himself from the current field of Senators, Perry’s announcement speech emphasized the need for governor that has led, rather than those who have given “a speech on the Senate floor”. His campaign website touts the Texas economy under his leadership, claiming he “he championed conservative principles that helped Texas become...
  • Joni Ernst reminds Hillary that “it’s not enough to just be a woman”

    06/07/2015 12:43:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 7, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I was watching some of the Iowa interviews coming out of Senator Joni Ernst’s event on CNN this morning where several presidential hopefuls were strutting their stuff for primary voters. None of them really jumped out at me, but the interview by Dana Bash with the senator herself was definitely worth the price of admission. The reason dates back to last October when Hillary Clinton decided to dip a toe into the Iowa senate race in support of Democrat candidate Bruce Braley. The subject wasn’t anything to do with the issues of the day, but yet another ride on the...
  • What Scott Walker and Marco Rubio are doing right

    05/26/2015 11:56:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5-26-15 | Jennifer Rubin
    If you look at early polls, fundraising, campaign staffing and media acumen, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appear to be the two strongest opponents to take on Jeb Bush. What are Walker and Rubio doing right, and why have they separated themselves from the rest of the pack? Certainly, their newness is part of their appeal. They are a generation (at least) behind Hillary Clinton and congressional leaders of both parties. They are relatively new to the national stage for many voters. They can credibly claim to be outside the permanent political class. Perhaps because Clinton...
  • CNN sets criteria for second GOP debate

    05/20/2015 4:32:32 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/20/2015 | Dylan Byers
    The CNN Republican primary debate on Sept. 16 will be divided into two parts featuring two different sets of candidates: those who rank in the top 10 according to public polling, and the remaining candidates who meet a minimum threshold of one percent in public polilng, the On Media blog has learned. The debate critera is more inclusive than the first Repbulican primary debate hosted by Fox News on August 6. That debate will only feature candidates who finish in the top 10 in an average of the five most recent national polls. The remaining candidates will get airtime on...
  • Kentucky GOP Gov Primary - 99.7% counted, Bevin Leads Comer by 80 Votes

    05/19/2015 6:53:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Vanity | 5-19-2015 | TCRLAF
    WOW Louisville Courier-Journal's vote count: Kentucky governor primary Last updated: May 19, 2015, 9:49 p.m. EST Matt Bevin 32.9% 70,479 James Comer 32.9% 70,396 Hal Heiner 27.1% 57,948 Will Scott 7.2% 15,364 http://datacenter.courier-journal.com/projects/2015-ky-primary-elections/
  • Columba Bush raises her profile with Iowa newspaper op-ed

    05/19/2015 3:18:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/19/15 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Columba Bush, the wife of expected Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, continued to increase her public profile this week with an op-ed on domestic violence in Iowa's biggest newspaper. Her Des Moines Register op-ed asked readers to offer their support for the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where Bush writes she spent "quality time" on Friday. "It was inspiring to learn from our domestic violence leaders about the transforming process that Iowa implemented to maximize limited financial resources while creating a regional-based comprehensive service delivery program for domestic violence survivors and their children," she wrote.
  • Huffines will not rule out running against Congressman Pete Sessions

    05/13/2015 3:53:30 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    quorumreport.com ^ | May 12, 2015
    Amid growing rumors out of Dallas that the freshman senator is already looking at a congressional run, Huffines says he’s “looking at all options”. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/12/05/top-house-gop-chair-reveals-leadership-wants-permanent-amnesty-bill-so-not-one-illegal-immigrant-thrown-out/
  • Jeb Bush Has the Cash But Not the GOP Support.

    05/07/2015 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 14 replies
    Five Thirty Eight .com ^ | 4/28/2016 | NATE SILVER and HARRY ENTEN
    But money is unlikely to be Bush’s problem in this campaign, and cash may be a less valuable resource than another sort of currency in which he is lacking: the support of influential Republicans, like current senators and governors, especially those who publicly endorse a candidate. Historically, these endorsements have been the best proxy for support in the “invisible primary” and a leading indicator for which candidates may emerge victorious through the rough-and-tumble nomination race.... We give each candidate “endorsement points” based on endorsements received from governors and members of Congress, which work like this: 10 points for each governor...
  • PPP Poll: John McCain in Big Trouble for GOP Primary

    05/06/2015 12:15:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    John McCain's troubles with conservatives have him in a whole lot of trouble for reelection next year. Even among Republican primary voters just 41% approve of the job he's doing to 50% who disapprove. Only 37% of primary voters say they generally support him for renomination, compared to 51% who say they would prefer someone 'more conservative.' It's his struggles on the right that have McCain imperiled. He gets narrowly positive reviews from both 'somewhat conservative' (51/37) and moderate (50/44) Republicans. But among those who identify themselves as 'very conservative,' just 21% approve of the job McCain is doing to...
  • The GOP front-runner? It's not Jeb Bush: At this stage in the primary fight, no one has the edge.

    04/21/2015 10:56:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/21/2015 | By ELI STOKOLS
    With one well-received January speech in Iowa, Scott Walker shot to the top of the polls. After a successful campaign launch, Marco Rubio is slowly gaining ground with donors and with conservatives who see a candidate with an inspiring biography and exceptional skills as a communicator. Yet it’s Jeb Bush who’s frequently described as the front-runner in a crowded field of more than a dozen Republican candidates. The reality is that he’s not — at this stage in the nominating contest, no one is. “The Republican nomination is wide open,” said Ana Navarro, a Miami-based strategist who is close to...
  • A.J. LaFaro dispels Robert Graham’s myth on closing Primary

    04/16/2015 4:24:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    A resolution to close the Republican Primary will take center stage at the upcoming Arizona Republican Party Committee meeting, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the state GOP headquarters. The rift over this issue centers on McCain-aligned state chairman Robert Graham wanting to allow registered Independents to continue to vote in Republican primary elections and the grassroots conservative base of the party who view this intrusion through the prism of teams allowing their adversaries to choose their players preceding the opening season. (SNIP) Of course McCain got that wrong. This is what Reagan actually said: “A political party cannot be all...
  • John McCain Courts Non-Republican Voters in GOP Primary, Seeks to Keep AZ Primaries Semi-Open

    04/13/2015 5:22:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/15 | MIchelle Moons
    Persisting in a war with those who don’t pledge allegiance to the five-term U.S. Senator, John McCain and his loyalists are stomping on efforts to return the Arizona primary election to a pure party primary election. Just days ago, McCain announced a bid for what would be his sixth term in the U.S. Senate, extending his tenure in Washington D.C. to four decades, having served in the House of Representative prior to election to the Senate. Conservatives promptly came out in revolt against a sustained McCain Senate reign in a campaign highlighting the senator’s liberal history. A 1998 Arizona ballot...
  • Will The Real Rand Paul Stand Up?

    04/08/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by ziravan · 5 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 4/08/2015 | Hal Hawkins
    The Iowa caucuses are still 284 days away, but Republicans now have a second candidate for President, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Labeling himself a conservative, Paul is primarily known as being the son of former Congressman Ron Paul, an ardent libertarian with a history of making many controversial statements and endorsements. Sen. Paul has retained many of his father’s followers, but it seems that Sen. Paul has also tried to distance himself from the elder Paul. It’s become a delicate balancing act for Sen. Paul, as he has to grow his base by appealing to more traditional conservatives while...
  • "Cruz"ing the Green Papers-The Challenge Ahead

    03/29/2015 7:11:30 AM PDT · by parksstp · 1 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 03-29-2015 | parksstp
    Can Ted Cruz mathematically win the Republican Nomination? In order to answer this question, it’s important to look at the current rules that are being set in place in each state and territory for the Republican nominating contest. With help from the information presented on the Green Papers, it appears the magic number to win the GOP nomination in 2016 is 1,235 delegates. As we all know, many states have their own rules in how they award delegates, whether they are bound/unbound, whether there is a binding primary or caucus, and whether the Party leader “super-delegates” in each state/territory are...
  • Presidential Hopeful — Gov. Scott Walker to Address Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Texas

    03/20/2015 8:18:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-20-15 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) will cap off a star-studded evening with a keynote address at the Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on March 28. The event is expected to be the largest in the history of the Harris County GOP and will be attended by many statewide elected officials, Harris County officials, and grassroots activists. For the third year in a row, the keynote address will be delivered by a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful. Governor Walker will deliver this year’s keynote address to what is expected to be a crowd of at least eight hundred people,...
  • Virginia’s Primary Problem

    03/13/2015 6:50:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    For the second straight election cycle, Republicans in Virginia may face a limited choice when picking their party’s candidate for president. After a much-derided 2012 primary that offered voters a ballot with only two candidates to choose from, the state GOP is now contemplating scrapping the primary system entirely in favor of a nominating convention.
  • Hillary Clinton's only hope: She’ll need a real primary challenge — preferably from Elizabeth Warren

    03/09/2015 12:13:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/09/2015 | BY GAIL SHEEHY
    On the day after Hillary Clinton went on “60 Minutes” to hide the lies of her husband — 21 years ago — I rode knee-to-knee with her in a small plane and listened to her rehearse her war strategy: “Pound the Republican attack machine and blame the press.” The events of the past week have confirmed a nagging fear: Those of us who’d hoped the controlling, deceptive, defensive Clinton of years past had grown into a more mature kind of leader are wrong. She has reacted to a series of legitimate press reports raising serious questions about her use of...
  • Corruption Charges Against Menendez Could Be Good News For Christie

    03/06/2015 4:29:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    fivethirtyeight.com ^ | Harry Enten
    The Department of Justice is preparing to charge New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez with corruption. Menendez, a Democrat, may not leave office quietly — his term isn’t up until 2018 — but if he does resign, it could present Republican Gov. Chris Christie with an opportunity to get back in the good graces of conservatives statewide and around the country. That’s because Christie would get to choose both the temporary replacement for Menendez and the date of a special election to fill the seat. Christie could choose a moderate Republican such as state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. or former Rep....
  • Bill would set up run-off elections after inconclusive party primary result

    02/05/2015 3:06:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | O. Kay Henderson
    A bill that would set up run-off elections in Iowa when none of the candidates in a party’s primary election get 35 percent of the vote has cleared its first hurdle at the statehouse. Under current Iowa law, a political party holds a special nominating convention if none of its candidates reaches that 35 percent threashold in a primary election. Senator Jeff Danielson, a Democrat from Cedar Falls, says letting “party insiders” make the pick leads to questions about the “legitimacy” of the chosen candidate. “I believe this bill is necessary because I would like Iowa’s election processes from beginning...
  • At a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 race

    01/31/2015 10:26:19 AM PST · by deport · 8 replies
    Washington Post -- AP ^ | Jan. 31, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016. There are as many as two dozen others still in the mix, ranging from those who are just talking about it to others with what amounts to campaigns-in-waiting. Here’s where they stand in the off-and-running race for campaign cash. Click the link to see the list......
  • Why Mitt Romney Would Be a Strong Candidate in 2016

    01/13/2015 2:28:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Slate ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie, staff writer covering politics, policy, and race.
    "....While he ended 2012 a scorned member of the Republican family, he has spent the past year a virtual kingmaker. His endorsement carried weight in the 2014-midterm primaries and he was a sought-after surrogate on the campaign stump. This “failed” nominee was so important to the GOP that his “ideas” summit,held last summer in Utah, drew the whole field of party luminaries and presidential contenders, from former running mate Rep. Paul Ryan to Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rob Portman, and former Gov. Mike Huckabee.[SNIP]With all of that said, however, I’m not sure if Romney is actually running...
  • Durbin, Lugar Ask Secretary Napolitano to Stop Deportations of Dream Act Students

    12/22/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Senator Dick Durbin ^ | April 21, 2010
    Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today, asking her to halt deportations of immigrant students who could earn legal status under legislation they have introduced called the DREAM Act (S.729). The DREAM Act is a narrowly tailored, bipartisan measure which would permit undocumented students to become permanent legal residents if they came here as children, are long-term U.S. residents, have good moral character, and attend college or enlist in the military for at least two years. The DREAM Act would allow a generation of...
  • Ayotte discusses immigration, Ferguson chaos

    It has been a busy few weeks in Washington lately, from the president's executive order on immigration to the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. (SNIP) Ayotte said she also believes the president's executive order on immigration last week was a mistake. "Right now, as someone who wants to solve this problem, I think it makes it more difficult to address the underlying immigration problem, and he should not have acted unilaterally," she said.
  • The Election that Changed the Country (Vanity)

    11/05/2014 3:28:34 AM PST · by BobL · 27 replies
    (none) | Nov 5, 2014 | (self)
    While it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of yesterday's victories, the only reason that we won so decisively yesterday was because a small group of DETERMINED REPUBLICANS in Virginia decided that the country couldn't take anymore of Eric Cantor, and somehow, beyond all expectations and all precedent, sent him packing to K-Street, on June 10, 2014. That set the stage for yesterday. Earlier, the US Senate had passed a horrendous Amnesty Bill (the prior summer, 2013), worse than anything than even Bush had pushed for. The House Leadership was ready to act on the advice of their...
  • Stingy Republican Lawmakers

    09/26/2014 7:08:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    WSJ ^ | Allysia Finley
    One perk of sitting on the Senate Banking Committee, as Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby has for three decades, is that its regulated industries provide a deep-pocketed donor base. But to adapt scripture, to whom much is given, much should be required. Mr. Shelby has amassed $17.8 million in his war chest, according to his campaign committee's second-quarter filing with the Federal Election Commission. His committee has spent about $179,000 this cycle, which includes $4,400 at the Senate Gift Shop and $1,000 at Chick-fil-A. That's a lot of cole slaw and chicken nuggets. The Senate baron has also rung up $10,400...
  • Doug Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

    08/26/2014 8:49:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2014 11:43 PM EDT
    State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national brand. […] The race to replace Republican Gov. Jan Brewer began as a fairly quiet contest focused on health care and jobs before shifting abruptly when thousands of immigrant children began pouring into the country and some settled in Arizona. …
  • AZ Primary Nite

    08/26/2014 8:26:13 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 60 replies
    SOS AZ | 26 Aug 2014 | everyone
    BENNETT, KEN (REP) 10,806 10.46% DUCEY, DOUG (REP) 41,311 40.00% JONES, CHRISTINE (REP) 19,926 19.30% RIGGS, FRANK (REP) 6,076 5.88% SMITH, SCOTT (REP) 17,865 17.30% THOMAS, ANDREW P. (REP) 6,835 6.62%
  • Florida: Easy Primary Wins for Charlie Crist and Rick Scott

    08/26/2014 7:06:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/26/2014
    MIAMI — Gov. Rick Scott and his chief opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, both handily defeated opponents in their parties’ primaries on Tuesday. Mr. Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, faced the tougher challenge, against Nan Rich, a former state senator who calls herself the “real Democrat” in the race. But he easily defeated her, The Associated Press reported. With little statewide name recognition, Ms. Rich did not gain much traction in her efforts to sideline Mr. Crist. But political analysts were keeping an eye on Democratic turnout to see how much enthusiasm Mr. Crist, a moderate, has engendered among Democrats, who once...
  • The Case for the Louisiana System: Republicans lose to Democrats thanks to third-party spoilers

    08/25/2014 8:01:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Fox News recently had a political story noting that in several close Senate races in red states, Libertarian candidates might keep the Republican nominee from winning seats held by Democrats today. In the last three election cycles, liberal Democrats in Senate races have won races with less than half the vote, and with the majority of the vote going to the Republican nominee and candidates more conservative than that nominee. In 2008, Mark Begich won in Alaska with 47.8% of the vote, while Republican Ted Stevens earned 46.6% and Bob Bird of the Alaska Independence Party, endorsed by Ron Paul,...
  • Dems in Disarray: Hawaii governor ousted in primary

    08/10/2014 11:10:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    It’s only a matter of time before the political press picks up on this episode as part of a narrative about the larger Democratic Civil War… right? On Saturday night, The Aloha State’s Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost the battle for his party’s gubernatorial nomination to state Sen. David Ige. Badly. With 99 percent of precincts reporting as of this writing, Igy won 67.4 percent of Democratic primary vote compared to just 31.5 percent for Abercrombie. The governor’s loss was not unexpected as public opinion surveys in even this difficult to poll state had unmistakably shown for several weeks that...
  • [CT GOP candidate Tom] Foley goes fuzzy on details

    08/07/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 30 replies
    Danbury News Times ^ | 08/07/14 | Ken Dixon
    BRIDGEPORT -- Tom Foley, the Greenwich millionaire who is reprising his 2010 bid for governor, thinks the state spends too much on mass transit. He's critical of the 2013 firearms reforms following the Newtown school massacre. Red tape and regulations, he says, are stifling the business community; and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's "corporate welfare" is rewarding successful companies that don't need the help. But the Republican frontrunner, who faces a primary Tuesday against state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney for the gubernatorial nomination, offered few details in a meeting Wednesday with the editorial boards of Hearst Connecticut Media, including the...
  • ENDORSEMENTS: August GOP primary season

    08/06/2014 10:23:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Many of you across the country will have a chance to vote in GOP primaries this month. If you care about limited government, secure borders, and parental/local empowerment against Fed Ed, here are some of the stellar candidates running at the local, state, and federal levels who deserve your support. (SNIP) Support Joe Carr for Senate. GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is another Beltway lifer who needs to be sent packing. Carr is an outspoken conservative state legislator with a proven record on fighting amnesty and turning off the entitlement magnets that attract illegal immigrants. (SNIP) ARIZONA I endorsed state school...
  • Michigan GOP US House incumbent loses primary

    08/05/2014 10:57:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2014 12:58 AM EDT
    Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, considered by some to be an “accidental” congressman, was easily defeated Tuesday in a Michigan district and became the third U.S. House incumbent to lose his seat this year. Lawyer and businessman David Trott, 53, who contributed nearly $2.5 million of his own money to his campaign, will face Democrat Bobby McKenzie, a counterterrorism expert, in the November general election to represent the 11th congressional district covering a swath of Detroit’s western and northern suburbs. …
  • Official Primary Live Thread (KS, MI, MO, WA, TN)

    08/05/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT · by Dacula · 262 replies
    Should be an interesting night.
  • 6th District Congress: Stroebel loans himself $350,000, Grothman leads on cash raised (WI)

    08/03/2014 9:12:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 8-1-14 | Kyle Maichle
    SHEBOYGAN – Late Thursday evening, the pre-primary campaign finance reports for Republican candidates in the 6th Congressional District were released. It ended up with Duey Stroebel loaning himself $350,000, and Glenn Grothman holding the lead on total cash raised from July 1st to the 23rd. During the reporting period, Grothman raised $94,931.36 compared to the $76,595.35 raised by Joe Leibham. Duey Stroebel only raised $12,800 during the reporting period but loaned himself $350,000. The Stroebel Campaign currently has $691,939.99 of outstanding loans and debts reported during the campaign cycle so far. When looking at cash on hand, Stroebel has $262,720.05...
  • Monday begins early voting in Wisconsin

    07/29/2014 8:16:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-28-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – Monday begins the first day for early voting in the State of Wisconsin leading up to the August 12th Statewide Primary election. This will be the first election that will feature early voting with more uniform hours due to changes enacted into law earlier this year. Early voting will be done on Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM with no weekend hours. There were divisions between both sides for and against the bill earlier this year. Proponents of the bill say it would create a more standardized process for early voting while opponents say it...
  • 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 · 49 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.
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    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...