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  • 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.
  • Meet Johnny Boehner's 2014 Primary Challenger- Ohio Entrepreneur ERIC GURR

    02/04/2014 9:38:38 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 45 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Lifelong Ohioan Eric Gurr -a 48-y.o. student of history who's campaigning as a 'Conservative Republican'- was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati, has been registered as Republican his entire adult life, and is currently the CEO of Best and Brightest inc. a computer consulting firm based in West Chester, Ohio.   He's married and has three children and two grandchildren, who all reside in Liberty Township. Ohio. Amusingly, Eric is a second cousin to George Washington. (9x removed)... And check him out on the issues: he's pro-life, anti-Obamacare, and against unhelpful foreign entanglements like Libya...
  • Reince's Solutions Miss Mark (GOPe taken down to size)

    01/27/2014 9:11:27 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-25-13 | C. Edmund Wright
    In typical establishment fashion, Reince Priebus and the wizards at the RNC have looked at the last presidential nomination cycle and learned the wrong lessons. They have concluded that not allowing Mitt Romney a smooth coronation was the problem, and they are out to make sure their anointed one never has to face that again. As such, the prescriptions for change recently announced by Priebus will only make things worse. This is what happens when a national party is isolated from -- and igorant of -- its nation. Yes, the debates did become a series of shameless food fights as...
  • Linseed Grahamnesty DARES Conservatives to End his Misguided Career...

    01/25/2014 4:01:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'I Embrace Being a Chamber-of-Commerce Republican' Note: that would be the same US Chamber out to get us... I guess that back in the golden Reagan era -with as healthy, just, and bountiful an economy as the world's ever seen- a lot of us could have happily described ourselves as allied with the general interests of the US Chamber of Commerce.  Trouble is, we're here NOW -in the deepest, darkest days of the USSR-Lite Obama regime, not the 1980s- where the country's being rapidly raced into an abyss with the unconscionable aid of 'Republicans' like Sen Lindsay Graham, supported by -sadly- that very...
  • Quinnipiac 2016 National GOP Poll

    01/21/2014 6:57:37 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 44 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 01-21-2014 | Quinnipiac University
    January 15-19, 2014 833 Republicans +/-3.4% Rand Paul: 13% Paul Ryan: 13% Chris Christie: 12% Jeb Bush: 11% Ted Cruz: 9% Marco Rubio: 8% Scott Walker: 6% Bobby Jindal: 3% John Kasich: 2%
  • GOP senator [Lugar] ousted by Tea Party challenger donates to Democratic Senate hopeful in Georgia

    01/08/2014 3:03:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 7, 2014 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Former Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican, has given the maximum amount of money allowed under federal campaign finance laws to a candidate who hopes to help Democrats retain the Senate in the 2014 election. Michelle Nunn used the $5,000 donation to appeal to conservative Georgia voters. "I am immensely honored and grateful for Senator Lugar's generous support in this race," she said. "Both in the Senate and in the international community, Senator Lugar's collaborative approach made us safer and moved our country forward. We need more leaders like Senator Lugar -- not less, and I will strive to follow this...
  • GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

    12/30/2013 8:44:43 AM PST · by Theoria · 59 replies
    NPR ^ | 30 Dec 2013 | S.V. Date
    A year after losing the popular vote for the fifth time in the last six presidential elections, the Republican Party has crafted a series of rules tweaks designed to regain control of — and dramatically shorten — its presidential nominating process. The subcommittee charged with looking for fixes has approved five proposed changes for review by the Republican National Committee's rules committee at its January meeting. The full RNC would then need to pass the changes by a three-quarters supermajority. "I think this strikes a good balance," said John Ryder, the RNC's general counsel. February 2016 would be set aside...
  • Five Senate races to watch

    12/29/2013 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats and Republicans are amassing enormous war chests for a midterm battle that will decide who controls the Senate for the remainder of President Obama’s term. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to reclaim the Senate majority, and are gunning for Democratic incumbents in conservative-leaning states like Arkansas, Alaska, North Carolina, West Virginia and Louisiana. Democrats are mostly playing defense, but see a few opportunities to peel away seats from the GOP column. Here are the five Senate races to watch in 2014. KENTUCKY The reelection bid of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the marquee race...
  • 'The establishment strikes back': Justin Amash asks supporters to join his 'rebel alliance'

    12/14/2013 8:26:54 AM PST · by kobald · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 10, 2013 | Ashe Schow
    Popular Congressman Justin Amash, R-Mich., is fighting back against his primary challenger Brian Ellis with a Star Wars-themed campaign event titled “The Establishment Strikes Back: Join the Rebel Alliance.” Amash, the two-term libertarian congressman who introduced the Amash Amendment to rein in the National Security Agency spy programs, will hold a “money bomb” event Dec. 16 to raise money for the congressman’s re-election campaign. Amash’s campaign had $164,000 cash on hand at the end of July, while his opponent has the ability to self-fund and is backed by Big Business. “The good news is that [Ellis] doesn't have grassroots support,...
  • Texas Primary Primer: For John Cornyn, A Stockman Surprise

    12/12/2013 1:00:05 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 21 replies
    KERA News ^ | December 11, 2013 | Shelley Kofler
    Tea party activists have been gunning for Sen. John Cornyn. But even they were surprised when Steve Stockman, a Republican Congressman from the Houston suburb of Friendswood, filed on the last possible day to run against Cornyn in the March Republican primary.
  • Tea Party Super PAC predicts a "bar room brawl" inside GOP in 2014

    12/11/2013 7:59:42 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/11/2013 | Rick Klein, Olivier Knox, Richard Coolidge, Jordyn Phelps
    The political director of a prominent Tea Party Super PAC predicts that “big punches” will be thrown within the GOP as groups like his gear up for primary challenges in the 2014 midterm elections against Republicans whom they view as not conservative enough. “I think the 2014 primary cycle is going to be unlike anything that we've seen,” said the Madison Project’s Drew Ryun. “This is going to be the equivalent of a bar room brawl.” The Republican establishment, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is going head-to-head with the Madison Project in several of the races where the Super...
  • The GOP's Primary Shakeup Plot

    11/14/2013 10:18:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 14, 2013 | David Freedlander
    The national Republican Party is considering a number of major changes to its presidential nominating process to avoid a repeat of the debacles of 2012, according to several party officials. Most significantly, the party is considering holding a “Midwestern primary” featuring Great Lakes states such as Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin that would come immediately after the votes in the traditional early primary states. Also being weighed and thought likely to be approved when the Republican National Committee meets in early 2014 is a plan to shorten the primary season considerably by holding the party’s convention in July, almost...
  • York County GOP Votes to Support Lee Bright By Wide Margin

    11/04/2013 12:04:15 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 12 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 11-4-13 | Staff
    ALSO REJECT COMMON CORE: A NEW CONCEPT FOR LINDSEY The York County GOP gave Lee Bright’s surging campaign a pair of convincing straw poll victories last week, as the upstate Senator from Spartanburg picked up a large plurality of the executive committee vote as well as the general membership vote. Bright defeated Lindsey Graham 42-21% among the Executive Committee members, with 27% undecided and no one else above 6% – and 42-16% among all members present. In addition, the membership voted unanimously to adopt the RNC’s resolution to flatly reject Common Core. “This is another great result for our campaign,”...
  • Poll: Lee Bright Becomes Main Challenger to Lindsey Graham

    11/04/2013 7:23:01 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 35 replies
    The Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 10-30-13 | Liberty Caucus Staff
    A poll conducted by Harper Polling released today shows US Senator Lindsey Graham remains vulnerable and within the margin of error of being forced into a head-to-head runoff against a conservative challenger in the 2014 South Carolina Republican primary for re-election. Meanwhile, among those vying to replace Graham, South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright has broken away as the main challenger with more support than all others taking on Graham combined.
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries (GET THEM!")

    10/29/2013 4:12:07 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/2013 | Tony Lee
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gave the clearest indication that proponents of comprehensive immigration reform may make their final--and strongest--push to get legislation passed next year after House Republicans make it through their primaries. “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.” President Barack Obama has urged Congress to pass immigration reform legislation this year. House...
  • Viguerie: “Primary Every Single One of These Big-Government Republicans”

    10/23/2013 4:18:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 10/23/13 | CHQ Staff
    In an exclusive interview with David A. Patten of NewsMax, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie provided conservatives with a brief roadmap of how to end ObamaCare and obtain the real spending reform that recently eluded them in the insider deal to end the recent government “slimdown.” "We need to primary every single one of these big-government Republicans," said Viguerie. Mr. Viguerie identified Senators Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander, Thad Cochran and John Cornyn among those deserving a primary challenge for their roles in the cave-in on defunding ObamaCare and obtaining real spending reform as part of a budget deal. Viguerie also singled-out...
  • A call to arms: Emboldened tea party moves to finish off weak Republicans

    10/18/2013 9:57:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 17, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Far from chastened by the debt debate, tea partyers and conservative groups signaled Thursday they’ve concluded they didn’t lose, but rather were sabotaged from within by weak Republicans—and they took the first steps to oust one of them. Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced he would challenge U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary next year, a day after the GOP’s senior senator voted to end the 16-day government shutdown and grant President Obama more borrowing authority. Mr. McDaniel immediately saw a flood of support from the outside groups that had rallied against this week’s debt and spending agreement....
  • Sarah Palin on with Megyn Kelly says we must primary those who won’t fight

    10/17/2013 8:12:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 10-17-2013 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Sarah Palin was asked if she intends to support primary contenders to Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell and others who she’s mentioned in recent past and she replied that she’d see who is running against these incumbents and go from there. But she reemphasized tonight that those who won’t stand up and fight against the left’s fundamental transformation and fight for our economic freedom must be primaried or the country is going down. Here’s the full interview:
  • McConnell defends deal, slams Obamacare tactics - says his actions elevated his primary campaign

    10/17/2013 2:31:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | October 17, 2013 | MANU RAJU
    [BIG Snip] "...........McConnell’s handling of the fiscal crisis underscores the tricky political position he constantly found himself in throughout this fight: He couldn’t be seen as undercutting the conservatives in the House, even as he opposed their strategy of using the shutdown as leverage to defund Obamacare. Asked if the deal would hurt his chances in a primary against conservative businessman Matt Bevin, McConnell declined to comment on his primary. But he offered up a stinging analysis of his Democratic opponent, Grimes. “What happened yesterday completely steps on the whole rationale for her candidacy, which is that somehow I’m part...
  • Lindsey Graham Challenger Lee Bright Aligns Himself with Ted Cruz, Rand Paul GOP Wing

    10/17/2013 5:42:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 10/17/13 | David Catanese
    GOP challenger aims to follow in the footsteps of other Republican firebrands MT. PLEASANT, S.C. -- In the Republican Liberty Caucus’ endorsement of state Sen. Lee Bright for the U.S. Senate Wednesday, the group’s seemingly mild-mannered, genial state chairman stepped up to a podium here to offer particular praise not usually associated with the pugnacious politician he was feting. “The thing that really stands out for me is that he is a unifier. He can bring together the various aspects, the various segments of the Republican Party of South Carolina,” said RLC South Carolina chairman Scott Pearson. “And he can...
  • Senate Debt Deal Includes Provision Lessening Congress' Power On Debt Ceiling

    10/16/2013 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 188 replies
    Capitol Hill talk regarding the Senate deal apparently includes a provision that would take away the Congress’ power to increase the debt ceiling. According to Politico, it looks like the buzz appears to be true.: The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt...
  • Shameless promotion (but not for me) For John Boehner's Primary Opponent-Vanity!

    10/16/2013 10:03:14 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 21 replies
    N/A ^ | 10/16/13 | JSDude1
    This is just a plug for John Boehner's more organized primary opponent: anyone that feel up to it should send Mr. "Speaker" a message! http://jdwinteregg.com/
  • Momentum Building Against Lindsey Graham in SC GOP Primary

    10/08/2013 10:43:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/8/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Momentum appears to be building in South Carolina against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who faces three challengers in next year’s June primary. On Monday evening, the Greenville County, SC GOP executive committee, an official arm of the state's Republican Party, passed a 29-point censure of Graham’s activities in Washington. “Initially a voice vote was taken and newly elected County Chair Chad Groover ruled that the nays won, at which point there were several calls for ‘division,’” The South Carolina Conservative’s Javan Browder wrote on Tuesday morning. “Groover recognized the call for division and a standing vote was taken, and the...
  • SOUTH CAROLINA TEA PARTIERS DRAFT RESOLUTION TO REPLACE LINDSEY GRAHAM

    09/02/2013 10:45:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept 2, 2013 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    SPARTENBURG -- South Carolina Tea Party groups have drafted a resolution containing a 29-point case to replace Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with a Senator who is more conservative, Breitbart News has learned. Local Tea Party leaders provided the document, a resolution that can be passed by local and state GOP committees, to Breitbart News. It argues that Graham’s activities in the U.S. Senate are a violation of the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party platform. Graham is up for reelection next year. Items highlighted by Tea Partiers include: Graham’s support of providing weapons to “Al Quaeda / Muslim Brotherhood...
  • Ted Cruz: Savior of bane of the Republican Party?

    08/22/2013 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Delacon · 48 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 21 | Sean Sullivan
    Ted Cruz: Savior or bane of the Republican Party? By Sean Sullivan, Published: August 21 In AMES, Iowa — For 30 long seconds on a Saturday early this month, Ted Cruz stood silent and beaming as hundreds of conservative activists showered him with heartfelt applause in a dimly lighted auditorium. Then he started up again. “And that reaction right there,” he declared, pointing at the crowd with his thumb and forefinger together, “shows how we win this fight. If I were sitting in the Senate cloakroom, the reaction to that statement would be fundamentally different. I don’t know that...
  • The key to Mike Duggan's odds-defying primary win in the Detroit mayoral race

    08/08/2013 3:58:26 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 08, 2013 | Tim Skubick
    “I’m proud of Detroit.” On the other end of the line was Sen. Tupac Hunter (D-Detroit), who is a member of the Mike Duggan inner circle. He was calling to remind everyone of what the senator said last week in the midst of a media story line that somehow his candidate for Mayor of Detroit could not win an uphill write-in campaign. So much for that story line. “You said you would save that tape,” he chuckled as he basked in a very impressive victory for his guy for mayor. Mr. Duggan defied the experts and finished fir - not...
  • Vanity: Question for SC Freepers

    08/07/2013 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Kolath | 08/07/2013 | Kolath
    Dear South Carolina Freepers. I've got a few questions about the voting laws in your state. 1. What is the deadline to change party affiliation in your state (how many days before an election)? 2. Does SC have a ballot petition process? 3. Has there been any interest in having a ballot petition to change the primary laws from "open" to "closed"?
  • RNC Ultimatum Welcome But Not Enough

    08/07/2013 7:33:34 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/7/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Reince Preibus’ ultimatum to NBC and CNN regarding what appear to be Hillary Clinton infomercials is certainly refreshing evidence of some testosterone within the halls of the GOP establishment, indicating that perhaps there is more than just the starch in their button down shirts -- there may even be some courage. Having said that, this ultimatum is at least one election cycle and one "War on Women" too late, and begs the question: why in the world did the Republican Party ever think it was a good idea to have liberal Democrats moderate – and dominate – GOP primary season...
  • A primary challenger for Lindsey Graham?

    08/02/2013 12:40:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/02/2013 | KATIE GLUECK |
    Sen. Lindsey Graham may be getting another primary challenger this weekend. According to South Carolina and conservative news reports, Nancy Mace, a small business owner and the first woman to graduate from the state’s military college, is expected to announce her bid on Saturday. POLITICO’s phone call seeking confirmation was not immediately returned. “I am looking forward to a special announcement this Saturday in my home town of Goose Creek, S.C..” reads a post at NancyMace.net. “Please join us at 9:00am at the Berkeley County GOP Breakfast at the American Legion Post, 116 Howe Hall Road.” Graham (R-S.C.) has weathered...
  • Primary school dinner lady sacked after she accidentally served gammon to a Muslim pupil

    07/31/2013 10:17:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 31 2013 | SUZANNAH HILLS
    Primary school dinner lady sacked for 'negligence, carelessness or idleness' after she accidentally served gammon to a Muslim pupil A primary school dinner lady has been sacked for accidentally serving pork to a Muslim pupil. Alison Waldock, 51, 'forgot' the seven-year-old dietary needs when she asked if the schoolgirl wanted gammon and the youngster said yes. The school's headteacher spotted the mistake as the youngster was about to tuck into the meat and swept the plate away from her. The girl's parents were then told how close their daughter had come to eating the meat, which is banned in their...
  • Tea Party Groups Split Over McConnell's Re-Election

    07/23/2013 3:19:01 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7=23=13 | Courtney Coren
    There is a divide in the tea party movement over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election efforts, as two national tea party groups have already endorsed the Kentucky senator and local groups push for a potential primary challenger. The United Kentucky Tea Party group condemned the move of TheTeaParty.net and Tea Party Nation who have already endorsed McConnell, and said that United Kentucky will support Louisville businessman Matthew Bevin, who is expected to announce his candidacy Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reports. "We see him a lot in the same vein as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz," said Scott Hofstra, spokesman...
  • Howard Dean: Hillary Will Face Primary Challenge

    07/15/2013 5:21:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 07/15/2013 | Wanda Carruthers
    Hillary Clinton's apparently inevitable victory in the Democratic presidential primaries could hit a roadblock due to her age, former White House candidate Howard Dean says. "She's of my generation, not of the new upcoming generation out of the Barack Obama generation," said the former Vermont governor who was, for a time, front-runner for his party's nomination in 2004. "That's the only weakness she's really got." Dean told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he believes Clinton, who will be 69 by the 2016 election, will face a primary battle and not be crowned as nominee. He said Govs. Martin O'Malley of Maryland...
  • Pennington files to run for governor

    07/09/2013 5:03:23 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 3 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | July 9, 2013 | Charles Oliver
    Ending months of speculation, Dalton Mayor David Pennington filed paperwork on Monday in advance of a run for governor in 2014, when he would take on a sitting Republican governor in the GOP primary. Pennington filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, which will allow him to raise money for a gubernatorial run. Asked how much he needs, Pennington said enough to be competitive but did not give a specific figure. Qualifying for the June 2014 primary starts in April 2014.
  • Conservative group endorses McGeehan in West Virginia Senate race

    07/01/2013 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A conservative group has endorsed Republican Pat McGeehan over Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) in the West Virginia Senate race. The National Republican Liberty Caucus, which counts Tea Party-backed Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) among its endorsements, issued its first endorsement of the 2014 cycle for McGeehan. “Pat McGeehan has shown leadership skills badly needed in the Senate," said RLC Chairman Matt Nye in a statement. "Receiving the Republican Liberty Caucus endorsement is a testament to his commitment to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, and free enterprise." McGeehan is running as a...
  • Are Rubio, Graham, Boehner & McConnell Dumb Enough to Believe CBO's Scoring of the Immigration Bill?

    06/20/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    6/20/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    And dumb enough to support this immigration bill given the Senate's 54-43 rejection of the Cornyn plan for a border security 'trigger'? The CBO dynamically "scored" (with numbers supplied to it by Dems) the immigration bill (S. 744) and found that it - low & behold - will DECREASE federal deficits over the next 20 years. Hmmm. How are those CBO-scored ObamaCare numbers working out for ya? They were only $2 TRILLION DOLLARS off when predicting the cost of ObamaCare. But no way they could botch this....right? I wonder what the odds are of these 4 getting primaried, given that...
  • Allen West reluctant, but open to primary challenge against Rubio

    06/19/2013 6:18:23 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/19/2013 | The Right Scoop via WMAL
    This morning on WMAL, Allen West was asked if he would be open to a primary challenge against Rubio given all the disaffected Rubio voters in the state of Florida. While hemming and hawing on the subject a bit, he didn’t rule out the possibility and agreed that an immigration reform bill as long as this one is not what the American people want. So let’s just say it’s a possibility. Listen:
  • Lee Bright: A true conservative to unseat H1B and amnesty-loving RINO traitor Lindsey Graham in SC

    05/07/2013 1:53:19 AM PDT · by Javeth · 12 replies
    This has been brought up before, but now there's apparently a ground-swell of support and a full-fledged grass-roots movement, to draft true conservative Lee Bright as a primary challenger to treasonous RINO Lindsey Grahamnesty in South Carolina. Lindsey Graham has sold us out many times before, but now he's gone way too far in supporting an America-ruining immigration reform bill centered on increasing the H1B visa and amnesty, at a time when our economy is still reeling from 5 years of Obama's mismanagement and the Depression it's caused. In joining up with his fellow treasonous RINO's in the Gang of...
  • Pennington to run for (Ga.) governor?: Decision in 60 days

    04/02/2013 5:36:45 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 4 replies
    The Dalton (Georgia) Daily Citizen ^ | April 2, 2013 | Charles Oliver
    Gov. Nathan Deal hasn’t done anything really bad, says Dalton Mayor David Pennington. “The problem is that he hasn’t done anything really good at a time when the Georgia economy has struggled much more than the national economy has,” Pennington said. Pennington says he is mulling a Republican primary challenge next year to Deal and will decide on whether to run in the next 60 days. “I’ve been called by quite a few people from across the state,” Pennington said. Pennington campaigned vigorously last year across Georgia against referendums that would have created 10-year, 1 percent regional Special Purpose Local...
  • Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab

    03/18/2013 5:04:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman March 18, 2013 12:21 PM EDT The GOP’s prescription to cure the ills that helped bring on yet another disastrous presidential cycle would revamp its presidential nominating rules in ways to benefit well-funded candidates and hamper insurgents - a move that quickly heated up the already smoldering feud between the Republican establishment and the tea party-inspired base. Tucked in near the end of the 97-page report, formally known as The Growth and Opportunity Project, are less than four pages that amount to a political bombshell: the five-member...