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Second Republican challenges Landrieu for Senate, says Rep. Cassidy cannot beat her
The Daily Caller ^ | 5/14/13 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 05/14/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT by cotton1706

Rob Maness, a retired Air Force Colonel who has never run for public office, announced Monday that he is entering the race. Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy is also challenging Landrieu.

“After serving 32 years in the military devoted to supporting and defending the Constitution from threats outside of America, I realized when my peers and I were facing out, behind us the political class in office was not living up to their oath to support and defend the Constitution,”

Asked what he brings as a candidate that neither Landrieu nor Cassidy does, Maness said it was his sense of principle.

“We need men and women in Congress who legislate from set of principles not from public opinion polls,” he said. “I will stand on principle. I will read each piece of legislation through the lens of the Constitution. I will stand with Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and stand alone when needed.”

Louisiana has an open primary system, meaning all candidates, Democratic, Republican and from other parties, are placed on one ballot. If no candidate gets fifty percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters go to a run-off.

Maness said he was unconcerned about splitting the vote with Cassidy and giving Landrieu a victory, taking a jab at the viability of his opponent.

“Competition is good. The voters deserve the best we can offer,” he said. “We don’t believe that Rep. Cassidy will take away enough votes from us for it to be a concern.”

Maness dismissed Cassidy’s candidacy in general, saying he would not be able to beat Landrieu.

“Rep. Cassidy is a nice man and a loyal Rove Republican,” Maness said, “and that is the problem. A Rove Republican can’t beat Mary Landrieu.”

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; la2014; landrieu
“We need men and women in Congress who legislate from set of principles not from public opinion polls,” he said. “I will stand on principle. I will read each piece of legislation through the lens of the Constitution. I will stand with Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and stand alone when needed.”

“Rep. Cassidy is a nice man and a loyal Rove Republican,” Maness said, “and that is the problem. A Rove Republican can’t beat Mary Landrieu.”

Ha!! A Rove Republican! Exactly the phrase that should stick and be used far and wide to paint establishment candidates. This is man to support in Louisiana, ladies and gentlemen!

1 posted on 05/14/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Cassidy == Rove Republican

Maness == Rogue Conservative

He should work this into his campaign theme. Gotta get the image to stick in people’s heads.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 11:02:21 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: cotton1706
>"A Rove Republican can’t beat Mary Landrieu.”

Like we need another RINO.


Time to Maness Up and save our Republic!

3 posted on 05/14/2013 11:12:46 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up" Jeremiah 50:32)
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To: cotton1706

A pleasant surprise! Usually when one sees a headline reading “X cannot beat Y”, it is because X is “too extreme” or “polarizing”, or doesn’t have a history of handing out goodies.

I like seeing someone go the other way on this. On the face of it, his motivations are the right ones. Go Maness.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 11:18:52 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Dr. Sivana

And double points for using the tag “Rove Republican”. Gets the point across in two words, five syllables and with alliteration. Good.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 11:19:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Dr. Sivana

And this line is great: “We don’t believe that Rep. Cassidy will take away enough votes from us for it to be a concern.”

Ha! I really like this guy!


6 posted on 05/14/2013 11:25:57 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Dr. Sivana

Also, it kind of sounds like Rogue Republican.

I mean, when it comes to politics Rove is a real rogue, not a liberal sound-bite “rogue.” He’s introduced more corruption and damage into our country than almost anyone else, short of the Demo Commies.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 11:27:51 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dr. Sivana

And what’s great is if this gets around, politicans will be scared to death of associating themselves with Rove or his political group. And judging from the string of establishment losers last November, they’d be wise to do so.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 11:28:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

You’ll know that it achieves critical mass is Sean Hannity, mindful of image and ratings, stops inviting Rove on so that Sean can lick his shoes.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 11:30:31 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Like!


10 posted on 05/14/2013 11:31:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: cotton1706

I thought Cassidy was an okay conservative. Was I wrong? What RINO crap did this guy vote for?


11 posted on 05/14/2013 11:44:46 AM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: Viennacon

The article is BS. Cassidy is a solid conservative. I’m from Louisiana and know whereof I speak. No one has ever heard of this new candidate, and has no political record, unlike Cassidy.

The only reason this story is being reported is that Louisiana newspapers who are 100% behind Landrieu want to give him ink and hope to draw votes from Cassidy.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 11:48:22 AM PDT by abb
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To: Viennacon

“I thought Cassidy was an okay conservative. Was I wrong? What RINO crap did this guy vote for?”

He’s only at 80% on the Club for Growth rating, #77

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/projects/scorecard/?year=2012&chamber=2&state=Any&party=Any&memberName=


13 posted on 05/14/2013 11:53:42 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: abb

Well, I’m glad I got a response from a Louisiana freeper. I’m going to be doing all I can to help us take the senate from the rats, and I want to know we’ve got good candidates to run in these red states. Bruising primary battles could hurt us.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 11:54:47 AM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: Viennacon

I know the Louisiana news media like the back of my hand. Many of the reporters I’ve met over the years. Most are totally ignorant, but the ones who are connected and really know what is going on are completely sold on Progressive theory.

Seldom do they report something without an ulterior motive.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 11:59:08 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

I’m for any candidate who says they will stand with Cruz, Lee and Paul. If Cassidy will do so also, let them battle it out.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 11:59:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Maness is a cipher. I’ve been politically active here for 35 years. The Louisiana press is boosting him to damage Cassidy.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 12:01:13 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

I’ll take your word for it. I remember when Cassidy announced that some were not too impressed. I’d like to see the most conservative candidate nominated. Only conservatives go after liberals. Moderates and go along republicans don’t have the stomach for the fight.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 12:04:43 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Louisiana has an open primary, so there will be no “nominating” primary. Of our sitting congressmen, possibly only Scalise is more conservative than Cassidy. Fleming toyed with the idea of running several months ago, but backed out.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 12:09:31 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

If you have a feel for the political world there, do you think Landrieu can be beaten? And by Cassidy?


20 posted on 05/14/2013 12:11:20 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Yes. And Cassidy is already campaigning.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 12:12:38 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

Good. She’s one phony I’d like to see gone!


22 posted on 05/14/2013 12:18:24 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

We can’t botch this like we did those other Senate races,she needs to go!


23 posted on 05/14/2013 1:45:08 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

These Tea Party candidates need to go to some type of boot camp.

They can preach to the choir but a lot of them stumble when in hostile territory. The media lives to bombard conservative candidates.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 1:48:50 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
Yes, the Senate is not a seat for OJT. the State should be an easy pickup for us, if we don't drop the ball.
25 posted on 05/14/2013 1:57:04 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: cotton1706; All

Scary is that the Rove Republicans are attacking another conservative...using the stupid “liberal media support “ excuse against Maness. This is the same crap the Rove Republicans used to sandbag Todd Akin over the rape comment

Whenever someone attacks a conservative with the liberal”splitting the vote” crap....they are supporting the liberal candidate...always


26 posted on 05/14/2013 3:08:18 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Right on. Maness is the real deal and one of the most exciting candidates I have worked with in my career. You get to know this guy you will get to love this guy.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 5:08:16 PM PDT by lward99 (http://www.politicalmedia.com)
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