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  • Ramaswamy on the Rise: How the Newcomer Is Making Team DeSantis Sweat

    09/04/2023 6:35:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/03/2023 | Jeff Charles
    The Republican presidential primaries continue to heat up as the candidates vie to become the main challenger to former President Donald Trump, who still maintains a considerable lead over the rest of the field. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has stayed in 2nd place in the polling, has experienced a slump in his campaign, which has allowed entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy to pose a significant threat to his position.Perhaps this is the reason why DeSantis-aligned organizations are reportedly targeting the upstart. But if DeSantis manages to fend off Ramaswamy’s ascension, when will he finally begin taking on Trump?Politico obtained an audio...
  • Let the games begin - Live-blogging the first Republican primary debate

    08/23/2023 9:45:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 8/23/2023 | Karen Townsend
    It’s debate night and I have to say, I’m ready for it. Let’s see the contenders for the Republican presidential nomination on a stage, all together, and see how they fare against each other. One notable absence will be Donald Trump. Trump, being Trump, is doing his event in the form of a pre-taped interview with Tucker Carlson. Look for Trump to be doing his form of live-blogging the debate on his Truth Social account. Some odd things have been happening today. This morning a pro-DeSantis PAC, the Never Back Down PAC, was suspended on X (formerly Twitter), before it...
  • Trump-Hating Media Boost Chris Christie While Giving Biden’s Primary Rivals The Shaft

    08/22/2023 6:44:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/22/2023 | Tristan Justice
    CNN/YOUTUBE Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and self-help author Marianne Williamson are both polling ahead of former GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in their respective presidential primaries. In fact, the latest polling shows Williamson with double Christie’s support, and RFK Jr. with quadruple the support of the former governor. But it’s not Williamson and Kennedy who are making it on the airwaves. According to RealClearPolitics’ latest aggregate of surveys, Christie is running in the GOP presidential race with roughly 3 percent support. In the last major poll conducted by CBS and YouGov, the brash-talking governor, who’s running...
  • We Need a Truce: Trump's and DeSantis's people can't tear each other apart and allow Biden to skate back into the White House

    08/21/2023 9:10:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 258 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2023 | Christopher Skeet
    Election season is rapidly approaching. The first Republican debate is this week. The Iowa caucus is in January, and the New Hampshire primary is soon thereafter. With over a dozen declared candidates, the marathon placements are starting to take shape. For now, don't lean too heavily on polls. First, we're too far out, and too much can happen. Second, we all know how we feel about polls. The poll showing our candidate doing well is Gospel. The poll showing our candidate faring poorly is Soros-funded dreck. As the polls change direction, so too change their designations. Rinse. Repeat. But taking...
  • Mike Pence avoids humiliation as he qualifies for first GOP primary debate

    08/08/2023 9:10:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/08/2023 | Karen Townsend
    Mike Pence has met the requirements for the first Republican presidential debate. He finally reached the donor threshold. His campaign confirmed the news late Monday. Pence capitalized on Trump’s indictment and allegations that Trump tried to pressure Pence to reject the 2020 election results. There must have been a level of humiliation felt by Pence and his campaign as the former vice president failed to get the necessary donor level to qualify for the debate. His campaigned reached the polling requirement but had difficulty getting 40,000 unique donations. Pence is a former congressman, governor, and vice president and he only...
  • RFK Jr. calls for a 'real investigation' on the Biden family

    07/23/2023 1:12:47 PM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23, 2023 | Asher Notheis
    Democratic 2024 presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. has called for a "real investigation" on President Joe Biden and his family. Kennedy made his statement during an appearance on Sunday Morning Futures when Fox News host Maria Bartiromo asked him about corruption in government, specifically about bank records from the House Oversight Committee showing that Biden "took in millions of dollars. Kennedy said that while he has avoided criticizing the president in an attempt to "bring people together," he did express concern over the new revelations from Congress in the past week. * * * Kennedy was also asked about corruption...
  • Chris Christie Thinks Ignorant People Are Giving Trump Money, "Using Them"

    07/23/2023 12:58:38 PM PDT · by libstripper · 54 replies
    U. S. News via MSN ^ | Jul. 23, 2023 | Lisandra Gomez-Tate
    Former New Jersey Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Chris Christie continues to slam GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, a man he once supported so strongly that he helped Trump prepare for his debates with Hillary Clinton. Christie says he began to see Trump in a new light after Trump’s one-term presidency, and he now believes Trump is unfit to serve as he campaigns — while under multiple indictments — for a second term in office. Christie has repeatedly characterized Trump as a liar, recently adding “con artist” and “grifter” to his Trump name-calling. (Christie also says that "most Republicans" know that...
  • Establishment Democrats Can’t Ditch Biden Because Of Likable Old-Schoolers Like RFK Jr.

    07/18/2023 12:21:21 PM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 18, 2023 | Robert Delahunty & Joe Popularis
    Sticking with Biden prevents open primaries that might demonstrate the appeal RFK Jr.’s ideas have among millions of ordinary voters. Joe Biden is a walking dead man, politically. His approval ratings are in the tank, and a stunning 72 percent of Americans think the country is on the “wrong track,” according to a recent survey. Biden’s cognitive decline is embarrassingly obvious. He is already 80 years old — the oldest president the country has ever had. He would be 86 at the end of a second term, assuming he lived that long, which troubles even his supporters. On top of...
  • Trump is 'In A Much More Dominant Position' Than In 2016: Former GOP Strategist

    07/07/2023 8:42:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/07/2023 | Ryan Morgan
    Former President Donald Trump is in a stronger position so far in the 2024 Republican presidential primary race than he was in the 2016 presidential primary cycle, according to former Republican campaign strategist Matthew Dowd.Mr. Dowd, who served as the chief strategist on George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign, evaluated the current Republican presidential primary field during a Tuesday panel discussion on MSNBC’s “Lindsey Reiser Reports” program. Mr. Dowd’s political loyalties have shifted since serving on Mr. Bush’s re-election campaign, and in 2021 he entered the race to become the Texas lieutenant governor, running a failed campaign on the Democratic...
  • Poll: Vivek Ramaswamy now in Double Digits, Passes Mike Pence in the 2024 Republican presidential primary

    07/04/2023 10:03:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 07/04/2023 | Luca Cacciatore
    Conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has surpassed former Vice President Mike Pence in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, according to an Echelon Insights poll.He is also catching up to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.On top of the survey, taken from June 26 to June 29, is former President Donald Trump with a commanding lead at 49%. DeSantis, meanwhile, is 33 percentage points behind with 16% of the vote.DeSantis is just 6 points ahead of Ramaswamy, who are at 16% and 10% respectively. Next up was Pence and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley — both tied at 5%.In a head-to-head match-up between...
  • With Donald Trump So Far Ahead in GOP Primary Race, Attention Turns to the Veepstakes

    07/03/2023 8:37:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/03/2023 | Duke
    Even though I think it is so very premature to be talking about who is going to win the GOP nomination for president (Donald Trump?) in 2024, I think it is even crazier to talk about who would be the eventual nominee’s Veep choice. However, being that I’m a political junkie and I write for a political site, I am willing to suspend my normal rules of engagement to partake in a little bit of fun speculation.Even though we are 15 months or just 490 days until that election happens.As I was perusing some interesting articles to set aside for...
  • The 2024 Republican Party Presidential Primaries and the Definition of a Dealbreaker

    06/26/2023 12:14:05 PM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    Illinois Revies ^ | June 9, 2023 | John DiLeo
    The 2024 primary season is well underway. Most of the candidates will have announced by Independence Day; the first debates commence in August, and petition filing for ballot access in the primaries begins mere weeks after that. We have a recent incumbent president, a recent incumbent vice president, and a plethora of sitting and former politicians, not to mention a couple of unelected businessmen in the Trump model, already lined up to crowd our debate stage. Every other op-ed will address the qualifications of the candidates, their strategies and styles, their hopeful paths to victory. But one thing that perhaps...
  • Youngkin scores clean sweep as endorsees claim Virginia primary wins

    06/21/2023 5:31:46 AM PDT · by CFW · 26 replies
    Just the News ^ | 6/21/23 | Ben Whedon
    Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin went 6-0 on Tuesday night as all of his endorsed state legislative candidates in contested primaries notched easy victories. Youngkin, in March, endorsed 19 Republicans in the commonwealth's legislative races, including six in contested primaries, according to the Associated Press. Among them were state Senate candidates Emily Brewer, Tara Durant, and Bill Woolf; as well as state House of Delegates candidates John Stirrup, Lee Peters and Buddy Fowler. Each one on Tuesday, scored decisive victories relatively early in the night. As of press time, the Associated Press had projected each candidate to win their race....
  • GOP presidential candidate comes out against bans on sex change treatments for minors

    06/20/2023 1:25:13 PM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2023 | Aubrie Spady
    GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie argued against bans on sex change treatments for minors, while a recent poll found that a majority of voters support restrictions on children receiving the life-altering procedures. During a segment on CNN's "State if the Union" Sunday, Christie was asked his thoughts on Republican governors placing more bans on gender reassignment surgeries and puberty blockers for minors in their states. "I don't think that the government should ever be stepping in to the place of the parents in helping to move their children through a process where those children are confused or concerned about their...
  • DNC in Disarray: Biden Looks Likely to Lose First Two Contests of 2024

    06/19/2023 10:07:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/19/2023 | Spencer Brown
    As Townhall has covered since Democrat party bosses decided to upend their party's 2024 primary schedule last December, President Joe Biden's party might have taken action that will see the incumbent president lose the first two contests of the looming primary season. In February when the DNC voted to formally approve the new schedule, Townhall noted that "there's still an uncertain and rocky road ahead for Democrats due to state laws and other yet-to-be-fully-determined problems."As it turns out, that rocky road included bumps that turned out to be insurmountable for the national Democrat leaders who sought to remove first in...
  • Mainstream news outlets want to end Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s primary challenge

    06/18/2023 7:45:21 AM PDT · by libstripper · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 17, 2023 | Ashley Rindsburg
    When Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced his primary challenge to Joe Biden in April, the media shrugged him off as a meme candidate who would soon collide with political reality. Two months later, Kennedy is polling as high as 20% and his campaign is gaining momentum. And the media — unwilling to let Biden be primaried by this pedigreed populist — have decided it’s time to step in. And step in they have. Over the past weeks, major print and broadcast organizations have laid the foundations for a powerful narrative designed to hobble Kennedy’s campaign before a single vote is...
  • North Carolina GOP censures Sen. Tillis for supporting LGBTQ+ rights, immigration policies

    06/10/2023 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Eagle Forgotten · 18 replies
    AP ^ | June 10, 2023 | Hannah Schoenbaum
    Republican delegates in North Carolina voted Saturday at their annual convention to censure Thom Tillis, the state’s senior U.S. senator, for backing LGBTQ+ rights, immigration and gun violence policies. . . . . Several delegates in Greensboro criticized Tillis, who has held his seat in the Senate since 2015, for his work last year on the Respect For Marriage Act, which enshrined protections for same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law. . . . . Several state legislators, including Sen. Bobby Hanig of Currituck County, criticized the decision, saying it’s a bad idea to create more divisions within the party...
  • Here’s How Trump’s Primary Opponents Responded to Trump’s Indictment

    06/09/2023 7:21:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/09/2023 | Matt Margolis
    On Thursday evening, Donald Trump revealed that he has been indicted over the alleged mishandling of classified documents.“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is ‘secured’ by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time,” Trump wrote in a post on Truth...
  • Robert F Kennedy Jr: "We need a peaceful revolution"

    05/02/2023 11:04:06 PM PDT · by one guy in new jersey · 107 replies
    UnHetd ^ | Freddie Sayers
    UnHerd's Freddie Sayers meets Robert F Kennedy Jr.
  • Biden might have already lost the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries. Here's why.

    04/30/2023 1:52:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/29/23 | Katie Balevic
    resident Joe Biden's newly launched 2024 re-election campaign is not off to the smoothest start. One of Biden's challengers may be poised to secure the first electoral contests of the season, putting the incumbent president at risk of losing early state nominations to lesser-known candidates, NBC News reported. The new primary calendar ratified by the Democratic National Committee - at Biden's request - downgraded Iowa and New Hampshire from their longstanding positions as the first electoral hoorahs of the primary season. As a result, candidates are prohibited from campaigning - or even adding their names to the ballot - in...