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  • May primaries show form of next Senate class

    05/27/2022 10:19:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 5/27/22
    The May primaries have already offered glimpses of what the next Senate could look like — including a potentially Trumpier Republican class. Many of the new crop of Republican candidates have strong ties to former President Donald Trump and his brand of politics, crediting him for their success. And because the Senate is currently evenly split 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote giving Democrats the majority, a gain or loss of even one seat could flip control of the chamber and decide the fate of the next two years of the Biden administration.
  • Cook Political Report Updated Predictions to Look Even Better for GOP

    05/27/2022 8:30:19 AM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/27/2022 | Rebecca Downs
    On Thursday, Cook Political Report updated their predictions, and the situation is looking even better for Republicans to win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives come the November midterm elections. Cook Political Report had already forecast that the GOP would win back control late last December. Part of the revision included a change of prediction in 12 seats, 10 of which favor Republicans. When it comes to seats in Republicans' favor, perhaps most notably is how Rep. Susan Wild's (D-PA) seat has been moved from Toss Up to Lean Republican. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Rep. Kurt Schrader's...
  • How election denial lost in Georgia’s GOP race for secretary of state (Crossovers reinstalled Raffenspuke)

    05/27/2022 4:00:05 AM PDT · by Hostage · 20 replies
    Raffensperger won Republican primary against Trump-backed rival From the moment Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger defied Donald Trump, his chances of reelection were in serious doubt. How could the man who famously refused the president’s demands to “find” more votes and overturn the 2020 election results win a Republican primary against a Trump-endorsed challenger? Not only did Raffensperger survive, he won the primary outright without a runoff by earning a majority of the vote against four candidates, including Trump’s choice, U.S. Rep. Jody Hice. Instead of bending to Trump, Raffensperger campaigned as a principled conservative, an engineer and...
  • Pa. legislator stripped of committee seats after endorsing GOP incumbent challengers

    05/26/2022 5:03:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 5/26/22 | Dennis Owens, George Stockburger
    Elections often have consequences, something Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Jones (R-York) is experiencing after the May 17 primary. Jones defied the Republican establishment by endorsing two Republican challengers who ultimately defeated longtime incumbents Stan Saylor and Keith Gillespie in the primary. Jones endorsed competitors Joseph D’Orsie and Wendy Fink at York’s Round the Clock Diner a week before the May primary. “When York Couty needed them the most, Stan Saylor and Keith Gillespie were sitting at home,” Jones said at the time by claiming Saylor and Gillespie didn’t stand up to COVID-19 rules and shutdowns. “They’re my friends. I tried...
  • Connecticut conservative, pro-life candidates fight on despite opposition (vanity)

    05/26/2022 10:50:51 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 14 replies
    FreeRepublic | May 25, 2022 | Self
    Conservative statewide candidates are gaining support among Republican voters in Connecticut. Several face uphill odds against establishment/pro-Abort Republican candidates. The August 9th closed primary is 75 days away. Here's a review of recent events and candidate info with discussion to follow in the thread. 1. The DEM legislature passed a radical abortion access expansion bill in May .... signed by Gov Lamont. Allows nurses and midwives to perform abortions! Many of the candidates for higher office are on record with their vote on that legislation. A link to the roll call is in this thread. 2. GOV & LT GOV...
  • Trump the Champion or Trump the Leader

    05/26/2022 12:15:56 PM PDT · by 2manydegrees · 9 replies
    I have been conservative in my politics for years--maybe the outcomes of the Reagan foreign policy pushed me that way; Or maybe, my experience working with social work clients. In any case, my political affiliation is a long-term thing. Reagan, Gingrich, the tea party, Trump have all been major players in my feelings about elections. Donald Trump has been a great champion for my side in the political arena. A lot of other people must agree with me if we are to judge by the results of the Republican primaries. The national media seem to believe that my politics follows...
  • Records: Sen. Lisa Murkowski Funded By Lower-48 Donors Despite Her Criticism Of Outside Influence

    05/26/2022 9:02:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 5/26/22 | TRISTAN JUSTICE
    In a campaign ad announcing her bid for re-election, Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski branded her opposition from the right as an effort among D.C. partisans to buy the state’s Senate seat. “In this election, Lower 48 outsiders are going to try to grab Alaska’s Senate seat for their partisan agendas,” Murkowski said. “They don’t understand our state, and frankly, they couldn’t care less about your future.” An honest examination of the incumbent’s finances seven months into the race, however, reveals that, if anyone’s, it’s Murkowski whose loyalty is being purchased. According to public campaign finance data compiled by OpenSecrets,...
  • North Dakota governor spends against members of own party in primaries

    05/26/2022 3:19:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 5/26/22 | Reid Wilson
    North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) is digging into his own pockets to fund a handful of Republican candidates running for state legislative seats this year in an effort to reshape the politics of one of the most conservative states in the country. Burgum, serving his second term, has contributed nearly $1 million to a political action committee run by a former top staffer that is said to be spending big on key legislative races across the state ahead of next month’s primary elections. In a state where Democrats are an afterthought, Burgum allies say putting a thumb on the...
  • Count the Disputed Mail-In Votes in Pennsylvania Primary for GOP Senate Nomination

    05/25/2022 3:42:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/25/22 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    As the Wall Street Journal relates in an editorial published Monday evening, a dispute has arisen over the counting of mail-in ballots in the closely contested Republican primary election in Pennsylvania between David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz. The candidates seek the party’s nod to run against ailing Democratic nominee, John Fetterman, for the seat now occupied by retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey.Clearly, the ballots should be counted. [cut]As Politico reports, the Third Circuit ruled that hundreds of undated mail-in votes should be counted because they were received on time. The court has not yet issued its formal opinion explaining...
  • Three ways Democrats helped foil Trump in Georgia last night

    05/25/2022 11:25:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 5/25/22 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I don’t mean to minimize a big win for sane Republicans by sharing credit for it with Democrats. Brian Kemp and especially Brad Raffensperger prevailing without runoffs is the most encouraging thing to happen in GOP elections since… I can’t even think of the last encouraging thing. Sometime in the Before Times. Anyone inclined to cite last night as proof that Trump is losing his grip on the party, though, should bear in the mind that we have yet to see a truly anti-Trump Republican win anywhere this year. Raffensperger himself is the closest thing, but even Raffensperger won’t rule...
  • Analysis-Beyond Trump, Trumpism is the winner in midterm primaries (media says through gritted teeth)

    05/25/2022 10:08:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 5/25/22 | Alexandra Ulmer
    The crushing defeat of David Perdue in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia likely delighted Donald Trump's adversaries, who have been keeping scorecards to measure the performance of election candidates backed by the former president. Trump has weighed in on November's midterm elections like no former president, announcing more than 190 endorsements and holding rallies with his proteges. The success of his endorsees is seen as a key sign of his continued influence over the party as he hints at another run for the White House in 2024. But political analysts and Republican strategists caution that any jubilation among Trump's...
  • Primary Preview (in two weeks): California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota

    05/25/2022 7:42:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    June 7th
  • GOP Drops Unprecedented Cash to Save Governors From MAGA Mutiny

    05/25/2022 6:07:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 104 replies ^ | 5/25/22 | Sam Brodey
    The Republican Governors Association never had to protect incumbents facing primaries—until now. snip The Republican Governors Association, the party’s official arm for governor’s races, wasted no time—nor spared any expense. For months, ads attacking Perdue were inescapable on Georgia airwaves. snip In the 2022 election cycle so far, the RGA has spent over $9 million in support of incumbents in Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, Idaho, and Oklahoma. The group has never had to spend this much to defend sitting governors from primary challengers—or anything close to it. That’s because the GOP of 2022 is in a historically anti-establishment mood. Of the...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump's track record on endorsements so far verges on astonishing (What is Pence? 1-0?

    05/24/2022 11:49:00 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/25/22 | Fox News Staff
    Newt Gingrich: ... So the president overall, President Trump overall has a very good track record. Look, I want to say I was for Perdue. And as you know, I'm very deeply for Jake Evans in the sixth District. But the fact is that Governor Kemp, to his credit, put together a very powerful campaign, used all the weapons that a sitting governor has to raise an amazing amount of money spent about two and a half months demolishing Perdue as a candidate, with Perdue not having the money to counter it. And Kemp is going to win a significant...
  • 83% of Americans believe U.S. has gone off the rails as midterm elections loom: poll

    05/24/2022 6:18:23 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/24/2022 | CARL CAMPANILE
    A staggering 83% of Americans think the U.S. has gone off the rails amid record high inflation, shortages of baby formula, sky-high gas prices and mass shootings, a sobering new survey released Tuesday reveals. The Gallup Poll found only 16% of adults surveyed said they are satisfied with the way things are going in the country at this time, 83% are dissatisfied with the remaining 1% having no opinion.
  • No One Is More Irrelevant in the GOP Than Mike Pence

    05/24/2022 1:48:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies ^ | 5/24/22 | Max Burns
    Former Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Georgia on Monday with two missions in mind: engaging in a bit of the low-stakes political theater while also, his allies hope, bolstering a public reputation that has even Republicans turning up their nose at the Pence brand. It’s clear Pence excelled at the theatrics; moving his sagging favorability rating will be a tougher challenge. Pence was in Georgia to support Gov. Brian Kemp, who is facing a primary challenge from his right by former Sen. David Perdue. Perdue has the backing of former President Donald Trump and the furious support of the...
  • Who Rigged the Census? (Fraud Steal House Seats)

    05/24/2022 10:51:57 AM PDT · by Hostage · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2022 | Wall St Journal Editorial Board
    Under-counts may have cost Florida and Texas another House seat. Well, well. Remember how Democrats accused the Trump Administration of trying to rig the 2020 Census? Now a Census Bureau study reveals that Republican-leaning states may have been hurt by mistaken under-counts. On Thursday the bureau published the results of its post-enumeration analysis, which it does after every Census to identify errors in the count. Its study found that 14 states were over- or under-counted by statistically significant margins. Compare that to 2010 when the bureau’s post-hoc analysis found that all the state population counts were more or less accurate....
  • Poll: Blake Masters Takes Lead in Arizona GOP Senate Primary

    05/24/2022 7:55:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies ^ | 5/24/22 | Ma
    Blake Masters has taken a clear lead in Arizona’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, edging past Attorney General Mark Brnovich and businessman Jim Lamon, a new poll provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release shows. The poll, conducted for the pro-Masters Super PAC Saving Arizona PAC, shows Masters with a four-point lead over both Brnovich and Lamon. Masters, at 22 percent, leads both Brnovich and Lamon — both of whom are at 18 percent — by more than the poll’s 3.46 percent margin of error. Another candidate, Mick McGuire, is down at seven percent and Justin Olson is...
  • LIVE TODAY: Primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas (runoff) and Minnesota (1st district special)

    05/24/2022 4:09:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    GO VOTE!!! Strike a blow for Liberty!
  • Throwdown: SC Candidate Opens Debate by Endorsing Trump’s Pick Katie Arrington Against Nancy Mace

    05/23/2022 11:19:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 5/23/22 | Paul Bois
    South Carolina congressional candidate Katie Arrington received an important boost on Monday when one of her Republican primary challengers instantly endorsed her at the most recent debate. Upon giving her opening statement at the start of the South Carolina’s First Congressional District debate, candidate Lynz Piper-Loomis instantly endorsed Arrington, removed her microphone, and then walked off stage as the audience applauded. "The way I would earn the votes in this district is by endorsing Katie Arrington for South Carolina, District One, for Congress,” Lynz Piper-Loomis said. Both Arrington and Piper-Loomis have been aiming to oust Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who...