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  • 5 things to watch for in the Illinois primary

    03/20/2018 5:15:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    In one of ABC News’ “18 for '18” races, the fight for the identity of the Democratic Party between its progressive and establishment wings has spilled into Illinois 3rd Congressional District where Blue Dog Democrat Dan Lipinski is facing a challenge from activist Marie Newman, who has the backing of Sen. Bernie Sanders, EMILY's List and a handful of labor groups. Money has dominated the high-profile gubernatorial primaries in the state — $100 million has been spent already on the Republican and Democratic sides. Gov. Bruce Rauner, likely the most vulnerable GOP incumbent governor in the nation, has been dogged...
  • Cook County GOP Tries New Tactic to Undermine GOP Townships' Pro-Ives Endorsement

    03/16/2018 9:55:57 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 16, 2018
    Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison is attempting a first time ever-seen tactic to overrule or undermine all of the Republican Township Committees that chose to endorse counter to his primary picks with a sample ballot that hit mailboxes Friday. In the mailing, Morrison writes in a small box a comment that leads unknowing Republicans to believe that any other ballots - possibly including local township organization ballots - are illegal. Wheeling Township GOP Committeeman Ruth O'Connell told Illinois Review, "This mailing undermines the work we've been doing in Wheeling Township and my authority as a committeeman. We endorsed Jeanne...
  • Flake Considers Taking on Trump in 2020

    03/16/2018 7:10:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/16/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is retiring at the end of his term but he may not be giving up on politics altogether. The staunch critic of President Trump said Thursday during a speech at the National Press Club that he may take on the commander in chief in 2020. "It's not in my plan to run for president, but I am not ruling it out. Somebody needs to stand up for traditional Republicanism," Flake said. "Somebody needs to raise that, for nothing else than to give people hope that that decent party will be back. We'll get through this." He...
  • New Trier GOP Disses Gov. Rauner, Issues "No Endorsement"

    03/12/2018 10:56:33 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    North Cook News ^ | March 12, 2018 | Anonymous
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's local Republican organization will not endorse his re-election. The New Trier Township Republican Organization (NTRO) officially declined to endorse during a meeting on Saturday, just blocks from Rauner's home. "It is extraordinarily rare to fail to endorse an incumbent governor, let alone the incumbent's local organization." Rauner is facing a challenge from conservative reform State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton). Blair Garber said NTRO should back Rauner because "his money" can help Republicans re-claim control of the Illinois House from Democrats. "There's nobody who can do this but Bruce," he said. He's put in $100 million of his...
  • Jeanne Ives' GOP Insurgency: Challenging an Unpopular Governor from the Right

    03/08/2018 7:43:15 AM PST · by PBRCat · 19 replies
    Illinois Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Scott Reeder
    “Don’t you think this will be the year of the insurgent?“ Jeanne Ives said as she strolled across the lawn of the Illinois Statehouse. The state representative from Wheaton is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner in the March 20 Republican gubernatorial primary. Rauner, who is self-funding his campaign, has more than $55 million in his war chest. Ives has raised about $3 million. Ives sees herself as leading a conservative insurrection against the governor. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that she uses military terms to describe this political fight. Ives was an Army officer and is a 1987 graduate of...
  • How a Texas House primary erupted into a full-blown Democratic war (election rigging?)

    03/07/2018 4:29:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/05/18 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN) A crowded Democratic House primary in the Houston area has become a stand-in for the broader battle within the party between progressives who backed Bernie Sanders and members of the establishment. The controversy erupted more than a week ago, when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party's political arm for House races, unleashed a scathing attack against journalist and activist Laura Moser, one of seven candidates in the Texas 7th District Democratic primary to take on Republican Rep. John Culberson this fall. Now, with two days left before the Texas primary on Tuesday, the infighting has opened wounds...
  • Ives Hits the Road Against Rauner

    03/07/2018 4:47:36 AM PST · by PBRCat · 6 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 5, 2018 | Kim Geiger
    (Jeanne) Ives, a 53-year-old Army veteran, has been crisscrossing Illinois, hitting small Downstate towns politicians normally bypass. They’re places where Rauner did well in the 2014 governor’s race and Donald Trump ran up big margins two years later in his successful campaign for the presidency. Ives’ stump speech is heavy on what she deems Rauner’s betrayal of Republican ideals, lighter on what she’d do if she managed to pull off two of the biggest upsets in Illinois political history and become governor. In Peoria, Ives’ digression from abortion to education was in part an attempt to illustrate she cares enough...
  • Texas primary results — live updates

    03/06/2018 4:41:34 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 39 replies ^ | KATHRYN WATSON | March 6, 2018
    It's primary season for the 2018 midterm elections, and voters in Texas are the first in the nation to head to the ballot box. There's a surge of energy among Democrats that's enough to concern Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has his own primary race to deal with Tuesday. Cruz is fighting for reelection for the first time since entering the Senate in 2013.
  • Texas Primary Results & Comments, 03/06/2018 - Me

    03/06/2018 1:43:48 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 120 replies
    Freeper Inputs on Texas Primary results, turnout, key races, outcomes.

    02/20/2018 4:17:42 AM PST · by aspasia · 21 replies ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | shawn johnson
    There are three candidates on the ballot for Tuesday's Wisconsin's Supreme Court primary, but how they fare in this officially non-partisan race could hinge on someone else. President Donald Trump has been a factor in local elections around the country over the past several months, and the race to fill a seat on Wisconsin's highest court is no exception. The contest features Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock.
  • Ives Ad Targets Transgenders, Immigrants, and Women Who Get (Taxpayer Funded) Abortions

    02/02/2018 4:33:53 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 2, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    The ad marks a sharp public shift to the right in Ives’ campaign. Ives had been gaining attention following a debate with Rauner at the Chicago Tribune last week. And her sharp critiques of the governor were used in a digital ad by Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker. “Thank you for legislation that lets me use the girls’ bathroom,” says a man in the new ad, dressed in a woman’s red dress. That targeted a House bill Rauner signed into law which allows transgender citizens to change their gender designation without going through gender reassignment or gender confirmation surgery. “Thank...
  • Court: Pennsylvania's congressional map is illegal and must be redrawn

    01/22/2018 11:35:12 AM PST · by napscoordinator · 100 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 22 January 2018 | Steve Esack
    Pennsylvania's Republican-leaning congressional map is illegal and must be redrawn, according to a 4-3 ruling by the Democratic-leaning state Supreme Court. The 3-page ruling was released this afternoon. The order says the state’s 2011 map “plainly and palpably violates the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” The ruling directs the GOP-controlled Legislature to redraw the map and submit it to Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, by Feb. 9 and the court for approval by Feb. 15. If lawmakers or the governor miss those deadlines, the court would draw its own map “based on the evidentiary record developed.” Gerrymandering foes urged...
  • GOP rep: Virginia defeat 'a referendum' on Trump administration

    11/08/2017 4:20:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    The (S)Hill ^ | 11/7/17 | Ben Kamisar
    ....“I don’t know how you get around that this wasn’t a referendum on the administration, I just don’t," Taylor told reporters at Gillespie's election night party. "Some of the very divisive rhetoric really prompted and helped usher in a really high Democratic turnout... "I’m telling you that from someone who is from Virginia, who watched these races, who watched people lose tonight against opponents who are completely no name.” ....Taylor admitted that Trump could threaten the GOP's House majority. When asked whether Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would retain his speakership if Trump doesn't moderate, Taylor said it was an "interesting...
  • Absolute Proof That Our Elections Are Bought

    This is a great summary of the 2016 DNC Primary. Please share this video to everyone, and even make sure your Democrat friends watch it. It's absolutely spot on and devastating to the DNC.
  • Wasserman Schultz: ‘If I Was Trying to Rig the Outcome of the Primary — Trust Me, I Could Have’

    11/03/2017 12:33:42 PM PDT · by Servant · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 18, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with Vice’s Shawna Thomas, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, hit back at critics suggesting she tilted her party’s primary process in favor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “I will be frank with you,” she said. “If I was trying to rig the outcome of the primary, trust me, I could have — there are so many things that we, not I, we could have done to enhance the campaign of one candidate over another.”
  • Hillary's DNC Coup: Clinton Took Over The Democratic Party Months Before She Ran

    11/02/2017 3:55:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/02/17 | Geoff Earle
    Donna Brazile took over the DNC when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down following the release of leaked internal emailsShe conducted her own review after emails showed aides tipping the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton during Bernie Sanders' primary challenge She now reveals she uncovered a joint fundraising agreement that gave Clinton virtual control over the DNC just four months after she announced her runMoney diverted from state parties in 'unethical' arrangementShe told Sanders: 'I've completed my review of the DNC and I did find the cancer'She has written a book, 'Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and...
  • Shock Poll: Insurgent Danny Tarkanian Leads McConnell’s Incumbent Dean Heller 44 to 38 in Nevada

    10/27/2017 9:14:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies ^ | 10/27/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Danny Tarkanian, the anti-establishment conservative challenging anti-Trump establishment Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) in Nevada’s primary, has solidified his lead over Heller in a new poll from JMC Analytics released on Friday morning.
  • Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo Introduces Gun Control Bill for Bump Stocks (Goes beyond bump stocks)

    10/11/2017 3:51:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | AWR Hawkin
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) put forward a gun control bill Tuesday designed to ban the manufacture, sale, or possession of bump stock accessories in the United States. Breitbart News reported that Barack Obama’s ATF approved bump stocks for sale because they are accessories, not conversion devices. In other words, they do not convert a semiautomatic into an automatic. Curbelo gets around this with legislation that bans accessories that “increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic 16 rifle but [do] not convert” it into an automatic. ... Curbelo’s bill, which is yet to be titled, focuses on accessories that speed...
  • Vanity - Democrats disappear in Alabama Primary.

    08/15/2017 8:01:59 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 16 replies
    There are, according to the SOS of Alabama, 3,281,781 registered voters within the state. When the final tallies of the total votes cast in the primary election tonight are revealed, roughly 12-20 percent of eligible voters voted, about 400,000 for Republicans and a paltry 150,000 for Democrats. I suspect a good number of illegal and fraud Democrat voters refrained from voting for obvious reasons, but, no will ever know what that number was or is. I just think many Democrats just sat on their hands and did not turn out to vote. Good news for Trump & Company. Devastating news...
  • Alabama Senate Primary tonight. Polls close 8PM. Brooks, Strange, Moore (LIVE THREAD)

    08/15/2017 4:01:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 200 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | August 15, 2017
    Race Preview After weeks of ads, mostly on behalf of incumbent Senator Luther Strange, the votes start rolling in tonight after 8pm EDT. Strange faces strong competition from former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who has led him in the polling average by about 5-6 points, and from Huntsville Congressman Mo Brooks, who has trailed Strange in the average by a little over the same margin. If polling is correct, Strange and Moore will advance to the September 26th runoff. We anticipate the first results will roll in within thirty minutes of polls closing. We’ll have comparison charts...