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  • The Republican primaries are almost over, and Trump won

    08/17/2022 6:53:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies ^ | 8/17/22 | D. Hunter Schwarz
    The 2022 primary season is nearly over, but already one thing is clear: former President Donald Trump won. Candidates who support Trump’s false claim of widespread fraud in the 2020 election have won big in key swing states, and candidates he backed to challenge the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol have been mostly successful. “This was a referendum on the never ending Witch Hunt,” Trump wrote in a post on his social network Tuesday after his endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman beat out Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who voted...
  • The 2024 GOP Primaries Are Over. The FBI's Raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago Ended Them.

    08/09/2022 12:37:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/09/2022 | Matt Vespa
    If Donald Trump was going to run again, we assumed that the media would once again be the former president's largest pool of support, unwittingly, of course, with the nonstop negative coverage that would have only pushed more voters into his corner. Matt Taibbi noted that they're the "kingmakers of suck," arrogant, and more concerned with expounding on their moral superiority than covering the elections properly. Post-Russian collusion hoax, no one believes them, as evidenced by the appalling trust numbers the American public has given this industry over the past five or so years. That all ended last night. The...
  • Donald Trump endorses Leora Levy for U.S. Senate in live phone call (CT - primary Tuesday)

    08/06/2022 6:17:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 8/5/22
    Donald J. Trump barged into the Connecticut Republican primary Thursday night by endorsing Leora Levy for U.S. Senate in a phone call to an audience in Montville that included Levy’s two rivals, Themis Klarides and Peter Lumaj. “I’m giving tonight my complete and total endorsement to Leora Levy, and she’s going to go out and win this primary,” Trump said, his voice coming from Levy’s phone, amplified over a P.A. system. Levy and Lumaj are conservative Trump loyalists challenging Klarides, the convention-endorsed candidate and former state House Republican leader who has publicly acknowledged not voting for Trump in 2020. The...
  • Trump's endorsements triumph in last night's primaries [ Axios omitted the "share" button on that one ]

    08/03/2022 7:19:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2022 | Monica Showalter
    For President Trump, this morning's got to be sweet. His endorsed candidates, one after another, won over other GOP candidates in Tuesday's primaries. Those coveted endorsements went for congressional seats in Arizona, Michigan, and sort-of Missouri, where it appeared that President Trump endorsed both candidates with the first name "Eric." The counting is still on in places like Washington, so it may not have been a full sweep, but it came very, very close. Many of the candidates Trump endorsed were political upstarts, not incumbents, which have a harder time winning, so the primary victories were all the more impressive....
  • Hogan won't back Cox's gubernatorial bid in general election (sore loser RINO)

    07/20/2022 4:38:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies ^ | 7/20/22 | MIKE HELLGREN
    Del. Dan Cox might have won the GOP nomination in the Maryland governor's race, but come November he will not have the support of the man he hopes to succeed. Cox, a far-right lawmaker endorsed by former President Donald Trump, prevailed in Tuesday's primary over Kelly Schulz, a fellow Republican and former Maryland Commerce Secretary who had the backing of outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan. The result marks the end of a contentious campaign that the Associated Press described as a clash over the fate of the Republican Party, pitting two distinctly different factions of the GOP against one another. But...
  • NYT: Uh, Where's the Post-Dobbs Primary Turnout Bump for Democrats? Dem Voter Turnout at Several State Primaries are Sluggish

    06/29/2022 4:05:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | 06/29/2022 | Guy Benson
    On Fox News last Friday and this past Monday, I've been offering the analysis that it's too soon to say with certainty how the Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court – and the resulting overturning of Roe v. Wade – will impact the upcoming elections. I've noted that we saw a spike in interest and acrimony in early May after the draft opinion leaked, then intense interest in the issue subsided as other events unfolded and economic fundamentals reasserted themselves in the minds of the public. I suggested that we very well might see a similar trajectory play out now...
  • 2022 Illinois Primary Election Live Today (& MS, CO, OK, UT, NY

    06/28/2022 5:43:18 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 82 replies
    NBC CHICAGO 5 ^ | June 28, 2022
    the much awaited Illinois June 28 Primary Election Day is upon us. Here's where we'll be keeping track of live updates from Election Day across the Chicago area, along with what you need to know about who's on your ballot ...
  • 21 Republican primaries ... Polls close at 8:00 EDT

    06/28/2022 4:49:42 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 9 replies
    538 ^ | June 28, 2022
    ILLINOIS's highest-profile GOP primary is the race between Republican Reps. Rodney Davis and Mary Miller in the new 15th District, one of the nation’s six incumbent-versus-incumbent primaries. ... < > 13th District in south-central Illinois to be a D+7 seat ... But the GOP could still hold this seat in a Republican-leaning midterm environment. Republicans look likely to pick either former federal prosecutor Jesse Reising or nonprofit president Regan Deering, as they’ve raised the most money and are on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s list of candidates to watch.
  • Alabama Runoff: Trump-Endorsed Katie Britt Beats Back Mo Brooks for Republican Senate Nod

    06/21/2022 9:50:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/22/2022 | Jennifer Oliver O'Connell
    In case you didn’t know (between the horrid “bi-partisan” gun bill the Senate is attempting to pass and the distressing news out of Uvalde), there are several primaries and runoff elections happening tonight.One race that RedState has watched closely is the Alabama Senate contest. Former President Donald J. Trump first endorsed, then pulled said endorsement from U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, and instead backed his challenger Katie Britt, a former Chief of Staff to Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring from this Senate seat.The runoff contest became a choice between the true MAGA candidate and the Republican establishment candidate.On Tuesday night,...
  • Democrats Fear Sen. Jen Kiggans.."Democrat Elaine Luria (1/6 Committee) needs to go"

    06/18/2022 5:01:53 AM PDT · by Don@VB · 27 replies
    Kerry Dougherty Blog ^ | 6/17/22 | Kerry Dougherty
    Democrats are not dumb. Question is, are Republicans smart? Put another way, will GOP voters in Virginia’s 2nd District fall for an underhanded and malicious campaign by far-left political action committees and be suckered into voting for an unelectable extreme candidate in Tuesdays’ primary? Let’s hope not. Democrat Elaine Luria needs to go. Luria, a left-winger who masquerades as a congressional moderate at election time, is in very real danger of losing her seat in November’s mid-terms. Proof of that is the expensive disinformation campaign being waged on her behalf by murky PACs that are lying about the record of...
  • Biden: Tuesday primaries sent ‘clear message’ voters want tough-on-crime policies

    06/08/2022 5:45:26 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/08/2022 | Alex Gangitano
    President Biden said that Tuesday’s primary results in California, Mississippi and other states sent a message that voters want leaders who will take a tough stance on crime. “I think the voters sent a clear message last night. Both parties have to step up and do something about crime, as well as gun violence,” Biden told reporters on Wednesday before boarding Air Force One to travel to California.
  • Media snickerings about Trump's endorsement record at the GOP Primaries are laughable

    05/27/2022 7:01:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2022 | Rajan Laad
    When Joe Biden was inaugurated in January 2021, the economy was strong, the U.S. border was protected, and the world was largely peaceful, thanks to President Trump. All this, despite COVID-19. One and a half years later, owing to successor Joe Biden's misgovernance, ineptitude, and lack of leadership, the U.S. and the world around have witnessed a series of unprecedented catastrophes. [SNIP] The Democrats seem to be on track to face an unequivocal routing from the GOP during the midterms in November. Their fanatical pro-abortion protests and callous insensitivity after the Texas mass shooting at an elementary school will certainly...
  • GOP Primaries Post-Mortem: With a Recount in Pennsylvania and a Runoff in Alabama, It's Anything Goes Through November

    05/26/2022 9:38:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/26/2022 | Jennifer Oliver O'Connell
    The legacy media is confirming what everyone else already knew: The Pennsylvania Senate race between television personality and newly-minted politician Dr. Mehmet Oz and hedge fund CEO and former Under Secretary of the Treasury David McCormick will go to a recount.As RedState reported, the race was neck and neck on May 17 with McCormick looking to edge out Oz. However, as more counting was done, McCormick’s lead began to evaporate and he made an adversarial move, as our sister site Townhall reported.On Monday afternoon, McCormick filed a lawsuit to force Pennsylvania election officials to count absentee and mail-in ballots *even*...
  • Georgia GOP Turnout Shows the Red Tsunami Is Coming

    05/26/2022 9:34:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/26/2022 | Nick Arama
    The number of people turning out for the Georgia primary this week certainly put paid to the Democratic claim about the election law that was passed in 2021. Democrats had falsely claimed that the law was a “Jim Crow” effort to restrict the vote. That was untrue; it even increased the opportunities to vote. But the turnout also showed that Georgians were in no way hindered from voting.However, there is an underlying, fascinating number that is worth talking about — the incredible increase in the GOP primary voting numbers.The new commonsense election integrity laws have made it easier to vote...
  • 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...
  • Reality vs. Stacey Abrams: So-Called 'Suppressed' Voter Turnout in Georgia Primaries Blew Away All Previous Records

    05/26/2022 9:32:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/26/2022 | Guy Benson
    We've been hammering away on this issue for a reason. The Stacey Abrams/Joe Biden crowd made outrageous claims about Georgia's new election law -- calling it worse than Jim Crow segregation, and racist voter suppression. Their demagoguery was demonstrably untrue at the time, and even though many corporate entities performatively echoed the dishonest hysteria, most Georgians ultimately supported the measure. Tuesday's primary election offered the first real-world test of the law's impact. Would it vindicate the "Jim Crow 2.0" chanters, or expose them? The answer has been powerful and clear. Here's a statistic shared by a spokesman for the Georgia...
  • Trump-Backed 'Stop the Steal' Candidates Get Walloped in Georgia GOP Primaries

    05/25/2022 7:55:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 147 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/25/2022 | Guy Benson
    What many political observers initially expected to be a titanic clash between Georgia's incumbent Republican governor and the former president of the United States turned out to be a lopsided fight. Brian Kemp thumped Donald Trump's hand-picked challenger in the GOP primary, advancing to a gubernatorial re-match with Democrat Stacey Abrams in November. Abrams starts the general election campaign in a defensive crouch, engaged in damage control over her "worst state" self-inflicted blunder – while spinning incoherently about how "increased turnout has nothing to do with suppression," as her "Jim Crow 2.0" demagoguery goes up in smoke. Her opponent is...
  • High-profile candidates endorsed by Trump lost their primaries, showing the limits of his power over the party

    05/18/2022 3:28:58 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 18, 2022 | Tom Porter
    Donald Trump has wielded the power of his endorsement in his bid to maintain his control over the GOP, and one of the first serious tests of its power came in the Republican primaries Tuesday. The results were mixed, but several high-profile Trump allies slumped to defeat. Most of the 26 Trump-backed candidates on the ballot Tuesday were running in safe seats, meaning that on paper, the results validated the former president's endorsement power. But in other competitive races, the results were less positive for Trump. In North Carolina, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who has built his political career on being...
  • The Day After the Primaries: PA GOP Senate Primary Too Close to Call With 'Tens of Thousands' of Mail-in Ballots Still Outstanding

    05/18/2022 7:19:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/18/2022 | Paula Bolyard
    The Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary has yet to be decided, and the final result may come down to tens of thousands of outstanding mail-in ballots that won’t be counted until Wednesday. Currently, businessman Dave McCormick leads Trump-endorsed TV doctor Mehmet Oz by about 1,700 votes, well within the margin for a mandatory recount. Upstart candidate Kathy Barnette, who appeared to be gaining ground on her competitors early in the night, is currently at 24.7% Just before midnight local time, McCormick told supporters, “We had a pretty good day today. I want to thank you all so much for your support...
  • Biden flexes power in primaries to boost moderates

    05/12/2022 6:25:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/12/2022 | Hanna Trudo
    When President Biden jumped into an Ohio congressional race to offer a surprise endorsement, progressives weren’t pleased. In the final stretch of a Cleveland area rematch, Biden threw his weight behind Rep. Shontel Brown (D-Ohio) over Biden critic and former state Sen. Nina Turner. Turner, an ally of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), saw disparaging remarks she made about then-candidate Biden during the 2020 election come back to haunt her, including her comment to The Atlantic that voting for him would be equivalent to eating a “bowl of ****.”