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  • Trump claims ‘serious voter fraud’ in 3 states

    11/27/2016 5:39:03 PM PST · by entropy12 · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/16 | CYRA MASTER
    President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday evening that there were “serious voter fraud” issues in three states during the election, calling out results from Virginia, New Hampshire and California.
  • Indian Americans voted for Trump in significant numbers

    11/11/2016 7:22:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 11, 2016 | Varghese K. George
    Indian Americans are mostly Democrats in the U.S according to quantitative analyses but a large number of them voted for Republican Donald Trump in this election, anecdotal evidence suggests. And one of the main reasons that many cite for doing so is Huma Abedin, former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s close aide, who happens to be a Muslim. Some others voted hoping that Mr. Trump will cut taxes. Indian American leaders in the Democratic Party - candidates and major donors – have sought to create a larger Asian minority coalition in support of Ms. Clinton with Pakistani activists playing a significant...
  • Virginia Republicans visit mosque to address concerns about Trump

    11/12/2016 12:48:37 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/12/2016 | Robert Spencer
    “One of the things they need to hear from me is that the Virginia Republican party values religious liberty and we stand with them, and they’re part of this community too.” This is just more muddying of the waters. Religious liberty is not at issue in any way. Trump has not called for anything that would restrict religious liberty. Religious liberty is not a license to commit treason or sedition. It is not an all-purpose justification for subversion. These Virginia Republicans are not only disloyal to the leader of their party, but severely muddled thinkers. The All Dulles Area Muslim...
  • Nate Silver: Clinton one state away from losing Electoral College

    11/06/2016 11:14:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | November 6, 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Hillary Clinton is one state away from losing the presidential election, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver said Sunday. While the Democratic presidential nominee has a 65.7 percent chance of winning the presidency on Tuesday, she is not "in a terribly safe position," the pollster said on ABC's "This Week." "The electoral map is actually less solid for Clinton than it was for Obama four years ago," Silver said. Silver came to notoriety by correctly predicting President Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012. Clinton is weaker among Midwestern voters, while Obama had leads in states like Ohio....
  • Former Ted Cruz Delegate: Why I'm Voting for Donald Trump

    10/25/2016 12:59:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Chrisma ^ | October 24, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    As a national security leader said to me, "Donald Trump's victory may not be the conservative movement's victory, but his defeat is America's defeat. His win gives us room to maneuver, while his defeat seems poised to end our liberties." As progressives erode and weaken what is exceptional about America, I worry we may not have four more years to spare. I fear we are sliding toward "the darkness" Ronald Reagan warned of when he said, "We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the first...
  • Tim Kaine shrugs off WikiLeaks email threat

    10/24/2016 7:54:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 24, 2016 | Gretel Kauffman
    WikiLeaks has twice warned Tim Kaine that he might be in for a "surprise" – but the vice presidential candidate says he's not worried. Despite multiple warnings from the organization that has been steadily publishing stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta, Mrs. Clinton's running mate says he isn't threatened by the possibility of his correspondences going public, since he is a "regular human being" with nothing to be "overly embarrassed about." Nasty emails are "not my norm," the Democratic vice presidential nominee told the Associated Press on Saturday, adding, "I do have a temper so, I mean,...
  • Trump confounds many Republicans with last-minute push in Virginia

    10/24/2016 11:28:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics ^ | October 24, 2016 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — Republican Donald Trump, never short on campaign shockers, pulled one off Saturday simply by setting foot in Virginia. Trump’s rally in Virginia Beach, part of a renewed push here that included a $2 million television ad buy, flabbergasted political analysts and GOP strategists who’ve considered the swing state off the table for months. Trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton by double digits in the latest Virginia polls, Trump will dispatch key surrogates — his children — for series of visits to Northern Virginia this week. His campaign said Trump and runningmate Mike Pence will return to the state “a lot”...
  • Clinton ally gave $500K to wife of FBI agent on email probe

    10/24/2016 7:02:44 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 24, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton confidant, helped steer $675,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an FBI official who went on to lead the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system, according to a report. The political action committee of McAuliffe, the Clinton loyalist, gave $467,500 to the state Senate campaign of the wife of Andrew McCabe, who is now deputy director of the FBI, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report states Jill McCabe received an additional $207,788 from the Virginia Democratic Party, which is heavily influenced by McAuliffe. The money...
  • Pence: Donald Trump Real Winner of VP Debate

    10/05/2016 12:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 5, 2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Mike Pence, coming off his biggest night of the campaign, suggested to a gathering of supporters here Wednesday that "some people think I won" the vice presidential debate. "Donald Trump called me late last night from Nevada to congratulate me on the debate," Pence said at the first rally of his four-day, four-state bus tour. "That really meant the world to me. Some people think I won. But, I'll leave that to others." In this conservative town in the Shenandoah Valley, Pence kicked off the rally at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds to the cheers of several hundred...
  • Trump makes pitch to African-Americans at Roanoke rally

    09/26/2016 6:20:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    AMI Newswire ^ | September 25, 2016 | Norman Leahy
    Gravis Marketing poll of Colorado. Trump +4, 41% to 37%
  • Mike Pence draws crowd in Williamsburg, despite rain (Virginia)

    09/21/2016 12:28:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Virginia Gazette ^ | September 20, 2016 | David Ress, Sarah Fearing and Heather Bridges
    WILLIAMSBURG — The old capitol of Colonial Williamsburg served as a backdrop to Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence, as he took to the stage in the midst of a downpour before a crowd of about 650 for a rally Tuesday evening. "This is what we call a moist evening," Pence said. "Tonight we're showing the media and we're showing the world, this is a movement that is going to elect Donald Trump." Ronald and Ella Weiss drove from Olde Towne, Portsmouth, for Tuesday's event. They've been Trump backers from the start. Ella Weiss said they like what Trump stands for,...
  • Trump Surging in Iowa and Virginia

    09/03/2016 4:44:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 3, 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is surging in battleground states Iowa and Virginia in newly released polls, consistent with the national trend reported this week by Reuters-Ipsos and other major polling operations. A handful of swing states—experts always mention at least five, and no more than eleven—will determine the winner of the presidential race, mainly concentrated in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southwest. Polling numbers from two of those states seem to fit a larger trend over the past two weeks of improving chances for Donald Trump to defeat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton....
  • Emerson: Virginia back in play? (Kaine not able?)

    09/03/2016 9:21:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 3, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    At one point in the past month, competing in Virginia looked like Mission Impossible for Team Trump. The WaPo/ABC poll in mid-August put Hillary Clinton up eight points, and Quinnipiac had Donald Trump down twelve, leading Team Hillary to focus their efforts elsewhere. Two new polls this week show the race in a virtual tie, however, and the latest from Emerson College has the race within a single point among likely voters, 44/43 Hillary. The most surprising finding? Adding Tim Kaine to the ticket has been a bust in the Old Dominion, at least thus far: A new Virginia poll...
  • Kaine: You Have to Respect What Kaepernick's Doing According to His Conscience

    09/01/2016 4:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 1, 2016 | David Rutz
    Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) said Thursday that “you’ve got to respect” San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem as a sign of protest of America’s treatment of minorities, adding he would do it differently if it were him. At Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers, which will feature a Salute to the Military event, Kaepernick is expected to sit again during the national anthem. Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked Kaine about it during the latter’s run of media appearances Thursday morning. “You’re the father of...
  • Trump Plans Major Ad Buy Monday

    08/28/2016 10:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date — upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada. 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney lost eight of those nine states. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has so far been badly outspent by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and groups supporting her....
  • MEDIA LIES EXPOSED – Mother with crying baby at Trump rally: “Trump NEVER kicked me or my child out”

    08/06/2016 8:43:04 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 48 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | 08/05/2016 | Amy Moreno
    "A message from Devan Cierra Ebert, who other attendees confirmed to be the mother at the Ashburn rally, was shared on Facebook. In her statement, she said, “Mr. Trump NEVER kicked me or my child out of the Briar Woods High School, Trump rally.” “The media has severely blown this out of proportion and made it out to be something that it wasn’t and is clearly using this as political gain for the Democratic Party. I hope this message sheds light to what really happened,” she said. No one from the press spoke with the mother before running their stories,...
  • Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine’s Islamist Ties Revealed

    08/03/2016 11:42:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Jewish Voice of New York ^ | August 3, 2016 | Ryan Mauro
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s newly-announced running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a history of embracing Islamists. He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups. Appointing a Muslim Brotherhood Front Leader Who Supports Hamas In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people, chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. A Muslim organization against Islamism criticized the appointment and reckless lack of vetting. Federal prosecutors said in a 2008 court filing...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Will Tim Kaine deliver Virginia (and Catholics)? Don’t count on it.

    07/24/2016 2:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kyle C. Kopko and Christopher J. Devine
    We finally know who the major-party vice-presidential nominees are – Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Not surprisingly, much “veepstakes” speculation leading up to these announcements centered on the usual factors considered to be electorally advantageous: geography and demography. But much of what you’ve been told about the importance of those usual factors is wrong. Based upon the available empirical evidence, it’s not at all clear that these candidate characteristics will have a significant effect on voters. It’s true that voters may like a running mate more because he or she comes from the...
  • Hillary Clinton’s VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency — but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • Picking their running mates: Why Sanders and Cruz are the best VP picks

    06/11/2016 2:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have yet to shore up their bases. Mrs. Clinton is looking to heal the primary wounds of rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ and his progressive supporters, who have threatened to stay home in November. Donald Trump has had a tough time attracting the support of establishment conservatives who worry he’s too centrist. And each needs their bases to coalesce in order to win the presidency. An analysis completed by The Wall Street Journal suggested since 1992, every candidate who ended up winning the White House had a favorable rating of at least 80 points among...
  • RVA Democrats to Trump protesters: 'Keep it peaceful' (Virginia)

    06/09/2016 9:27:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WWBT-TV ^ | June 9, 2016 | Chris Thomas, Anchor
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is coming to the Richmond Coliseum Friday. Local Democratic party leaders are looking to get out ahead of the planned protests. The message is simple: No one needs to go to jail. "He has a right to come here," said Richmond Democratic Committee Chair James "JJ" Minor. "But he isn't welcome here." Protesters shouting "Black Lives Matter" were physically removed during Trump's last Rally at the Richmond International Raceway. "We don't want Donald Trump as our president," said Minor who has a message for protesters. "Keep it peaceful. He's a...
  • Trump Va. chairman Corey Stewart on illegals: 'We will kick their asses out of the country'

    06/06/2016 3:26:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jim Nolan
    Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and Donald Trump's Virginia campaign chairman, doubled down on the billionaire Republican presidential candidate's confrontational stance on undocumented immigrants in a Facebook posting that addressed the egging of a Trump supporter at a rally last week in San Jose, Calif. "Time to put our foot down," Stewart wrote in a posting to his Facebook page at 6:41 a.m. Friday that was accompanied by a picture of a woman who had been hit by an egg in a confrontation outside a Trump rally at the San Jose Convention Center. "These...
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • A big day for Cruz in Virginia’s 10th District

    04/16/2016 5:48:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Loudoun Times-Mirror ^ | April 16, 2016 | Staff
    Virginia's 10th Congressional District Republicans today nominated their three delegates and three alternates to the Republican National Convention in July, and all three main delegates are backers of Sen. Ted Cruz (R). State Sen. Dick Black, Mick Staton (Black's son-in-law) and Beau Correll were elected as delegates, while two supporters of front-runner Donald Trump – former Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio and past 10th District chairman Howie Lind – were elected as alternates. Blaine Dunn, a Cruz supporter, was selected as the third alternate. Trump narrowly won March's GOP Primary in the commonwealth -- although Sen. Marco Rubio comfortably took...
  • NEW: Trump, Cruz Face First Test In Virginia Delegate Fight

    04/07/2016 1:57:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record ^ | April 7, 2016 | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump dominated Virginia's coal country in the March GOP primary, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's strength with party insiders may win him the support of the area's delegates to the Republican National Convention. Trump's campaign is set to face a crucial first test of its organizational strength in Virginia when state Republicans begin electing delegates Saturday. Those delegates could ultimately help decide who becomes the Republican presidential nominee at a contested national convention. A few hundred Republicans are set to gather in Wytheville, a town of 8,000 in the state's southwest corner....
  • Former Democrat Presidential Candidate Jim Webb Endorses…TRUMP

    03/26/2016 3:29:17 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 102 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | March 26, 2016
    Yes, you read that correctly. Democrat candidate for President Jim Webb has endorsed Donald Trump for President, not Hillary. [snip]
  • Exclusive: Rep. Scott Rigell tells VA Republicans, #NeverTrump

    03/01/2016 11:30:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    An Open Letter to Virginia Republicans: Trump Victory Catastrophic for our Republican Party Never before have I grabbed a word like catastrophic to make a political point. It's like pulling a fire alarm; if you do it, there had better be a fire. There is a fire and it's raging within our Republican party. I am convinced that if Donald Trump becomes our nominee, the harm done to our party would be nothing short of catastrophic. I reject Trump as our nominee based on his judgment, temperament and character, all of which point to a reckless, embarrassing and ultimately dangerous...
  • Trump asks Black Lives Matter protesters if they are ‘from Mexico’ before booting them from rally

    02/29/2016 7:08:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Japan Times ^ | February 29, 2016 | Reuters
    A Donald Trump rally in Virginia was repeatedly disrupted on Monday by protesters, including some from the Black Lives Matter movement, in a stark display of the divisions the Republican front-runner's presidential campaign has long been accused of sowing. A Time magazine photographer trying to document the exit of dozens of black protesters from the rally in southwestern Radford, Virginia, was grabbed by the neck and shoved to the ground by a U.S. Secret Service agent. Hecklers disrupted the rally on a day when the New York billionaire fended off criticism that he had not clearly condemned white supremacist support...
  • E.W. Jackson backs Cruz for president

    12/29/2015 3:18:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | December 29, 2015 | Andrew Cain
    E.W. Jackson, the Republican Party of Virginia's 2013 nominee for lieutenant governor, has endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Jackson joins Ken Cuccinelli, the 2013 GOP nominee for governor, in backing the Texas senator. Cuccinelli, Virginia's former attorney general, endorsed Cruz during the Texas senator's Dec. 18 rally in Hanover County. "Senator Cruz knows that 'central planning' by Washington elites will never match the ingenuity and effectiveness of free-market capitalism working hand-in-hand with people of faith to restore cultural values and bring prosperity to the most needy people in our country," Jackson said in a statement....
  • FRC's Tony Perkins, 50 Conservative Activists Reportedly Plan to Endorse Ted Cruz

    12/16/2015 9:04:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CP Politics ^ | December 16, 2015 | Samuel Smith
    Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and dozens of other prominent conservatives are expected to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for president, a move that aims to coalesce conservative support around one candidate, a National Review article claimed Tuesday. The article states that a coalition of as many as 50 influential conservative activists gathered on Dec. 7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia for a meeting that was spearheaded by Perkins for the purpose of hashing out which candidate the conservative activists will unite their support behind. After a long day of discussion and debate, it took five...
  • Ted Cruz’s Virginia Campaign Co-Chair is Arguably More Radical Than He Is

    12/04/2015 12:29:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patheos' The Friendly Athiest Blog ^ | December 4, 2015 | Rachel Ford
    With questionable claims, ranging from the invented (Muslims celebrated 9/11 in New Jersey) to the downright bizarre (pyramid grain storage, anyone?) seeming to hint at an end to the extended fifteen minutes of fame of GOP luminaries Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, conservatives seem to be eying Ted Cruz for his turn. And while Cruz seems to be eager to get behind the wheel of his party’s primary clown car, it’s worth noting that he is by no means a less worrying choice. He may be less prone to Carson’s public habit of wild stories, or Trump’s abrasive style,...
  • Trump to stump at Prince William Fairgrounds (Wednesday, Northern Virginia)

    11/28/2015 2:28:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Inside NOVA ^ | November 28, 2015
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will hold a rally in Manassas Wednesday night. The real-estate-mogul-turned-politician will bring his “Make America Great Again” fervor to the Prince William County Fairgrounds. Trump is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m., but organizers are urging attendees to arrive early to “ensure access.” Gates will open at 5 p.m. Trump continues to poll ahead his fellow Republican contenders even as his remarks on the campaign trail grow increasingly controversial....
  • Yes, there are other people running besides Donald Trump

    10/10/2015 8:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | October 10, 2015 | Rob Jenkins
    After my last two columns on Donald Trump, several people have written to ask what I think about some of the other Republican presidential candidates. So I thought I’d address that question this week. Hey, I’m nothing if not responsive to my readers. Please excuse me if I don’t mention everyone. I’ve only got 500 words. Ben Carson. No question, Dr. Carson is manifestly the smartest person in the race, on either side. His slogan should be, “It’s just politics, folks. Not brain surgery.” I don’t necessarily agree with him on every issue, but I believe he’s a man of...
  • Cruz to sub for Walker at Family Foundation gala

    10/10/2015 11:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2015 | Andrew Cain
    Another 2016 hopeful, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has stepped in for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the headline speaker for the Family Foundation of Virginia's annual gala Nov. 14 in Richmond. Walker was slated to headline the organization's 30th annual gala at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, but he announced Sept. 21 that he was dropping out of the presidential contest. Cruz also addressed The Family Foundation's annual gala in October 2013. This time his father, the Rev. Rafael Cruz, will join the senator and will discuss the importance of family and fatherhood. During his March 23 presidential campaign announcement...
  • President Rubio Fails to Get Double Digits in Fox News’ Own Polls

    09/24/2015 10:35:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 24, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The Fox News Channel’s efforts to promote the presidential candidacy of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are not working out so well, according to the Fox News Channel’s own polling. Rubio is at just nine percent, according to the latest Fox News poll, trailing GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson by a significant margin. Trump has 26 percent according to the new Fox News poll, and Carson has 18 percent. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is tied with the struggling Rubio’s nine percent, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) comes in next with eight percent. Former Florida Gov....
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/20/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | September 20, 2015 | Savanna Tomei
    Madison (WKOW) -- A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically. The results show Donald Trump is still the front-runner with 24 percent, but has lost ground from earlier in...
  • Quinnipiac poll of Iowa: Trump leads with 27% as Scott Walker crashes to … tenth place

    09/11/2015 10:58:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Tenth farking place. Three months ago, I would have told you that a midwestern evangelical governor with Scott Walker’s record could stay home in Wisconsin and never campaign and still do no worse than, say, third in Iowa. Remember, this is supposed to be Walker’s must-win early state. Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac...
  • Jeb Bush to hire noted GOP base favorite Eric Cantor

    08/28/2015 3:50:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joe Cunningham
    Trying to get the GOP base on your side? Master stroke from Jeb! here. Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state. And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors. “This is a big deal for Eric, and a big deal for Jeb,” said a top Republican involved in the negotiations. A Cantor source said: “They have known each other for a long time, speak regularly and have great mutual respect for one another. Eric believes he is the...
  • Hillary Clinton – A.K.A. “Mrs. Black Lives Matter” – Rushes To Politicize Media Shooting

    08/26/2015 2:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    FITS News ^ | August 26, 2015
    Desperate to take attention away from her mushrooming email scandal, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has been pimping the whole #BlackLivesMatter movement the last few weeks. Hard. Running counter to that narrative? The brutal murder of two white television journalists – on live television – by a black suspect, a former disgruntled TV journalist accused by the local station manager of fabricating allegations of racism (including allegations against both of his victims). Hmmmm … how to hashtag this one … #MediaLivesMatter? #RealAffirmativeAction? #HeedingFarrakhan? Yeah … Anyway, less than six hours after the shooting Clinton took to Twitter to make the...
  • Presidential Primaries Getting Another Virginian: Jim Gilmore Planning Entry

    07/07/2015 6:27:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Patch ^ | July 7, 2015 | Greg Hambrick
    Republican and former governor to join GOP primary next month. Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb announced plans to seek the Democrat nomination.A growing list of Republicans looking to be the next U.S. president will soon add one more name to the list: Jim Gilmore. The former Virginia governor from 1998-2002 told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he’ll announce his campaign in the first week of August. “I bring to the table experience that others don’t have,” Gilmore told the paper. Read more at the Times-Dispatch. Gilmore is the second Virginian to announce a presidential campaign. Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb recently...
  • Conservative group to audition Republican candidates for 2016

    04/15/2015 4:11:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2015 | Steve Holland
    A group of conservative activists will meet privately next month in suburban Washington to hear from potential Republican presidential candidates and determine who among them to support, a Republican involved in the effort said on Monday. Many conservatives want one of their own as the 2016 Republican presidential nominee and would prefer to avoid establishment candidates such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is expected to seek the nomination. The session at a hotel in Tyson's Corner, which is in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, will take place on May 15 and 16, according to the source, who spoke...
  • Video: Anti-war candidate gives speech in front of big-@$$ warship

    04/09/2015 7:40:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 9, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I know, I know, “He’s not anti-war, he’s anti-intervention.” Although he’s not really anti-intervention either, at least not anymore. His speech today in South Carolina (which starts at 13:15 below) sounds a lot like the one he gave a few days ago in announcing his candidacy, but the backdrop, obviously, is … different. Message: This ain’t your daddy’s Paul campaign, and by “your,” of course, I mean Rand’s. Maybe the biggest X factor of the GOP primaries is whether Rand can keep true blue Ron Paul rEVOLutionaries in the same tent as hawkish mainstream conservatives, to whom he’s obviously appealing...
  • Cruz’s Speech: Presidential Hopeful Plays ‘Jesus’ Card – Text ‘Imagine’ Or ‘Constitution’ To 33733

    03/23/2015 9:21:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Paula Mooney
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Senator Ted Cruz has made his presidential wishes official, with Cruz’s speech streaming live on ABC News and other news outlets as of this writing, with Senator Ted reaching deep into the belief system that he says changed his life and included his parents’ belief in Christ. During the speech, Cruz related how his father and mother were drinking way too much alcohol when he was a young boy, and at one point, his dad decided he would leave the family — deserting his young son and wife. However, being invited to a Bible study changed Cruz’s father’s life,...
  • Ted Cruz for President? Rumors Swirl About Monday’s Big Speech

    03/21/2015 1:16:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 21, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    The country needs fresh faces, not exhausted familial dynasties like the Clintons and the Bushes. Unlike the Democrats, the GOP really does have a strong bench this electoral season, especially once you get past a hopeless Rinosaur like Jeb Bush, fringe candidates like Rand Paul and no-hoper retreads like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker has already made an impressive splash; now Texas conservative firebrand Ted Cruz may be ready to throw his hat into the ring: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is set to deliver a speech on Monday at Liberty University that is stirring speculation about a...
  • Charles Pierce Live Blogging: Open All Night (Schadenfreude-alicious)

    11/06/2014 8:16:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Esquire Magazine's The Politics Blog ^ | November 4, 2014 | Charles P. Pierce
    1:30AM -- I think it was contemplating the fact that both Sam Brownback and Paul LePage both may have survived as governors that was the last straw for me tonight. Brownback has wrecked his state. Even Kansas Republicans believe that. LePage is a local embarrassment who became a national embarrassment in the final days before the election. Even Maine Republicans believe that. But Brownback will go back to wrecking his state, and LePage will go back to embarrassing his because of an attitude that Republicans, and the conservative movement that has powered the party, have cultivated carefully over the last...
  • After Surprise Showing, Ed Gillespie Not Willing To Concede Virginia Senate Race Just Yet

    11/04/2014 9:35:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 5, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    No one expected this race to be this close. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie are nearly tied in Virginia’s Senate race, according to early returns. With 99 percent of precincts in, Warner leads with 49.1 percent to Gillespie’s 48.5 percent. Speaking to supporters late Tuesday, Gillespie said he wasn’t ready to concede. “We’re going to be patient here. And I believe we need to be respectful of the voters.” “This race is not going to be decided until the last vote is counted,” adviser Mark Obenshain added at the election night celebration. Gillespie shocked observers by...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Congressman Bob Goodlattte assures us that there is no impeachment in the offing

    07/13/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Representative Bob Goodlatte took to the Sunday morning chat circuit, specifically ABC’s This Week, to assure his fellow Americans that there was no need to impeach the President and no plans to do so in the foreseeable future. The Corner has the details. Representative Bob Godlattte (R., Va.) does not believe President Obama has done anything that would merit impeachment under the Constitution. “We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment,” Goodlatte, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, told George Stephanopoulos on This Week Sunday. “The Constitution is very clear as to what constitutes grounds for impeachment...
  • Brian Schweitzer says his 'gaydar' goes off when he sees Eric Cantor

    06/19/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer chose an interesting path and offered puzzling critiques since he tossed his name in the hat for a potential presidential run in 2016. But comments the Democrat made about Rep. Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a lengthy profile published by National Journal have probably knocked him off that path. In the piece, Schweitzer shared his perceptions on Cantor's sexuality while discussing the Virginia Republican's shocking loss last week against an unknown primary candidate. “If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would...