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  • Poll: GOP voters like Huckabee most, say he's best qualified

    04/30/2014 12:39:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | April 29, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Republicans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee the most and consider him the best qualified potential GOP presidential candidate among the major contenders. But, as with the rest, they aren't psyched for him to run, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com survey. Some 72 percent of Republicans like Huckabee, a Fox host and conservative populist. That beats Sen. Rand Paul, at 66 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 62 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 60 percent. And 51 percent of Republicans also view him as qualified to be president, more than the rest again. But as previous...
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Statement on Immigration Reform Proposal

    01/28/2013 3:39:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding today’s bipartisan immigration reform proposal: I appreciate the good work that senators in both parties have put into trying to fix our broken immigration system. There are some good elements in this proposal, especially increasing the resources and manpower to secure our border and also improving and streamlining legal immigration. However, I have deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship. To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the...
  • DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention

    07/21/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 20, 2012 | By NewsMax Wires
    Powerful conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin deserves a prime speaking position at the Republican convention. "I'd love to see Sarah Palin have a big slot — as far as speaking — because there's no one still in America that excites the base of conservatives and even libertarians as she does,” he told Fox News Thursday. “She can draw a crowd more than any other Republican, and I think has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now, so I think she'd be good."
  • Christie will endorse Romney

    10/11/2011 10:13:22 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 32 replies
    FoxNews Channel ^ | October 11, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    Megyn Kelly and Carl Cameron reporting that Chris Christie will appear in Dartmouth tonight and endorse Romney.
  • Mike Huckabee Praises Haley Barbour

    03/15/2011 7:36:27 AM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The State ^ | 3/15/11 | staff
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee took a different approach to a potential run for president, praising Mississippi governor Haley Barbour Monday. “I would consider him a colleague who wants the same job,” said Mr. Huckabee said Monday. “I think Haley could be a very strong candidate, and I believe he has possibly the most brilliant political mind in America … I owe a lot of my political life to Haley.”
  • Gov. George Pataki ‘Looking at’ Run for President; Peekskill ‘Twice the Size of Wasilla’

    11/08/2010 9:09:12 PM PST · by pissant · 48 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/8/10 | Rick Klein
    Sarah Palin isn’t the only former governor/former mayor who’s mulling a run for president in 2012. On ABC’s “Top Line” today, former Gov. George Pataki, R-N.Y., told us that – as Palin has said – he’ll run for president if he determines the other Republican candidates don’t offer the right kind of leadership going forward. “When you look back at the past two years, it's been very disappointing, not only -- not just for Republicans, but for the American people,” Pataki told us. “And I think it shows the importance of experienced leadership -- leaders who have shown the ability...
  • Palin robocalls aimed at boosting Fiorina (BARF)

    06/07/2010 9:26:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 73 replies · 218+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/7/10 | Robin Abcarion
    As rumored, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose endorsement gave former Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina a boost in the Republican campaign for the U.S. Senate nomination, gave her some more help Monday: a recorded call that went out to 650,000 likely Republican voters in California, according to Fiorina spokeswoman Julie Soderlund. Here is what Palin had to say: “Hi. This is Sarah Palin calling for the Carly for California campaign. I’m calling to ask you to vote for Carly Fiorina, the commonsense conservative running for United States Senate. You know thankfully Carly is not a career politician. She’s a businesswoman...
  • RI 2010: McCain to raise money for Kennedy seat hopeful (Rudy McRomney alert!)

    03/23/2010 12:03:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 587+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-23 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will host an event for Rhode Island state Rep. John Loughlin in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The event will be at the National Republican Club, with a suggested contribution of $750. Loughlin has also secured commitments from two other 2008 presidential hopefuls -- Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney -- to campaign for him.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Brown answers McCain’s call for help (as McCainiac says J.D. a "buffoon")

    03/04/2010 10:34:56 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2010-03-05 | Matt Viser
    TUCSON - J.D. Hayworth, a former congressman and conservative AM radio host, nearly lost his voice this week delivering fiery attacks on John McCain, the Republican 2008 presidential nominee whom Hayworth accuses of betraying his party and getting too cozy with East Coast liberals. The four-term senator, says Hayworth, "is not the John McCain we knew." Hayworth’s assault from the right in a GOP primary has forced McCain to launch an early, aggressive defense of his seat. And today, McCain will attempt to enhance his conservative bona fides by hosting the party’s new darling, US Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts,...
  • Conservatives target their own fringe

    02/27/2010 8:38:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 89 replies · 2,267+ views
    politico ^ | February 27, 2010 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    After months of struggling to harness the energy of newly engaged tea party activists, the conservative establishment — with critical midterm congressional elections on the horizon — is taking aim for the first time at the movement’s extremist elements. The move has been cast by some conservatives as a modern version of the marginalization of the far-right, anti-communist John Birch Society during the reorganization of the conservative movement spearheaded by William F. Buckley Jr. in the 1960s and 1970s. “A similar effort will be required today of conservative political and intellectual leaders,” former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson wrote in his column in...
  • Who's excited for the Republican National Convention.

    08/27/2008 4:19:37 PM PDT · by djsherin · 56 replies · 166+ views
    27 August 2008 | djsherin
    It better be good. The GOP has a lot of making up to do and it NEEDS to present a strong conservative message especially in the areas of limited government and drilling. And McCain had better pick a good VP. I don't know what emotion I'd call it, but I'm definitely ready to watch this convention.
  • See John and Cindy McCain on August 29th in Dayton, OH or August 30th in Washington, PA

    08/24/2008 4:11:24 PM PDT · by flyfree · 41 replies · 546+ views
    Please join John McCain and Cindy McCain at a Road to the Convention Rally on August 29th in Dayton, OH or August 30th in Washington, PA. As the Senator and Mrs. McCain make their way across the country, they would be delighted to have you join them at the rallies leading up to accepting the Republican Nomination in Minnesota on September 4th. Please come and show your support for John McCain. Please pick up a free ticket to join us. You can reserve a ticket to pick up at one of our ticket distribution centers by following this link or...
  • Two GOP sources say it’s Romney

    08/21/2008 8:39:37 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 920 replies · 1,634+ views
    Time Magazine-The Page ^ | Aug 21 08 | Mark Halperin
    Two Republicans who know say McCain has settled on Mitt Romney as his running mate. Developing...
  • Kindergarten Kop Keynoter? (Gov. Schwarzenegger to give GOP keynote?)

    08/14/2008 4:37:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies · 249+ views
    time.com ^ | August 14, 2008
  • Interst Is Surging In Race To Unseat (RINO) Senator Chafee

    01/04/2006 11:18:08 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 822+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | January 3, 2005 | Josh Gerstein
    A Republican primary challenge to Senator Chafee of Rhode Island is attracting backing from national groups that favor tax cuts and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. The mayor of Cranston, R.I., Stephen Laffey, 43, is hoping to unseat Lincoln Chafee, a Republican who was appointed to the Senate in 1999 after the unexpected death of his father, John Chafee, and who won election to his father's former seat the following year.
  • McCain-Giuliani Clash Possible

    12/12/2005 6:18:32 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 32 replies · 1,341+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/12/05
    Sen. John McCain is preparing for a 2008 showdown with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who so far who leads him in the presidential race according to most polls. While the two men remain personally friendly, sharing dinner recently at a Manhattan bistro, Newsday reports that McCain's team is monitoring Giuliani's every move - including keeping track of how much face time the former mayor gets on TV. Meanwhile, McCain insiders aren't shy about trashing the former mayor's presidential prospects. "In my humble opinion, Rudy wouldn't get out of the gate," longtime McCain strategist John Dennehy tells the...