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IMPORTANT Primary Senate Races Left: And How You Can Help

Posted on 05/07/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

There are still several important Senate Primary Races left! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money.. the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet.

Oklahoma:

Endorsed by: Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Senate Conservatives Fund.

TW Shannon - - FACEBOOK - - TWITTER - - DONATE



Shannon was most recently Speaker of the House in Oklahoma. As Speaker, Shannon led some of the most Conservative sessions in Oklahoma history.

Oklahoma passed an immigration law tougher than Arizona. Oklahoma defunded the arts. Oklahoma restricted abortions. Oklahoma cut the budget and cut taxes. Oklahoma passed open carry. Oklahoma voted not to participate in Obamacare.

T.W. Shannon is the former Speaker of the House in the Oklahoma legislature. He was elected by his Republican colleagues as the youngest and first African American House Speaker. He's also been called "the most conservative Speaker in State History." T.W. Shannon believes that government programs create a cycle of dependency that robs people of their dignity and traps them in generational poverty. If he's elected to the Senate, he will be a powerful voice for freedom.


Mississippi:

Endorsed by: Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Senate Conservatives Fund.

Chris Mcdaniel - - FACEBOOK - - TWITTER - - DONATE



Chris McDaniel is a constitutional conservative who will fight to stop Obamacare, balance the budget, and get America working again. Chris McDaniel is not part of the Washington establishment and he has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties. He's a principled leader who will make Mississippi proud.


Kentucky:

Endorsed by: Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Senate Conservatives Fund.

Matt Bevin - - FACEBOOK - - TWITTER - - DONATE



Matt Bevin is a constitutional conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are destroying our country. He isn't afraid to stand up to the Washington establishment and he will do what it takes to stop Obamacare, cut spending, and get the government off our backs. Matt Bevin is an exceptional candidate. He's principled, passionate, and has Ted Cruz-like courage.



Nebraska:

Endorsed by: Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Senate Conservatives Fund.

Ben Sasse - - FACEBOOK - - TWITTER - - DONATE



Ben Sasse is a strong conservative with a proven record of solving difficult problems. He's an expert on health care policy and will help repeal Obamacare and enact free-market health care policies that lower costs and increase quality. There are other good candidates in this race, but Ben Sasse stands above the rest. He's smart, principled, and he's not afraid to tackle tough issues.



Iowa:

Endorsed by: Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Senate Conservatives Fund.

Joni Ernst - - FACEBOOK - - TWITTER - - DONATE



Joni Ernst is a state senator and a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She's also a mom to three daughters and a grandmother to six grandchildren. Joni Ernst believes that Washington politicians have ignored the Constitution and abandoned the principles that make America great. If elected to the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst will fight to cut wasteful spending, repeal Obamacare, and balance the budget.


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1 posted on 05/07/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

BTTT!!!


2 posted on 05/07/2014 9:10:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55; cripplecreek; OKSooner; Pining_4_TX

ping!


3 posted on 05/07/2014 9:13:46 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55; Viennacon; Sequoyah101; SADMILLIE; ken5050; demshateGod; Kaslin; ...

ping


4 posted on 05/07/2014 9:18:38 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55; Errant; machogirl; The Cajun

PING!


5 posted on 05/07/2014 9:19:51 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55; fieldmarshaldj; Impy

maybe put the primary dates up there next time. Maybe we could do the same for House races ... respond whomever is interested in the House.

For House candidates, we don’t even need pictures.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 9:49:11 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Good idea.

I thought about putting primary dates!!


7 posted on 05/07/2014 9:49:55 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I came across this handy reference a couple of weeks ago.

2014 Primary Schedule
Texas March 4, 2014
Illinois March 18, 2014
Indiana May 6, 2014
North Carolina May 6, 2014
Ohio May 6, 2014
Nebraska May 13, 2014
West Virginia May 13, 2014
Arkansas May 20, 2014
Georgia May 20, 2014
Idaho May 20, 2014
Kentucky May 20, 2014
Oregon May 20, 2014
Pennsylvania May 20, 2014
Alabama June 3, 2014
California June 3, 2014
Iowa June 3, 2014
Mississippi June 3, 2014
Montana June 3, 2014
New Jersey June 3, 2014
New Mexico June 3, 2014
South Dakota June 3, 2014
Maine June 10, 2014
Nevada June 10, 2014
North Dakota June 10, 2014
South Carolina June 10, 2014
Virginia June 10, 2014
Colorado June 24, 2014
Maryland June 24, 2014
New York June 24, 2014
Oklahoma June 24, 2014
Utah June 24, 2014
Kansas August 5, 2014
Michigan August 5, 2014
Missouri August 5, 2014
Washington August 5, 2014
Tennessee August 7, 2014
Hawaii August 9, 2014
Connecticut August 12, 2014
Minnesota August 12, 2014
Wisconsin August 12, 2014
Alaska August 19, 2014
Wyoming August 19, 2014
Arizona August 26, 2014
Florida August 26, 2014
Vermont August 26, 2014
Delaware September 9, 2014
Massachusetts September 9, 2014
New Hampshire September 9, 2014
Rhode Island September 9, 2014
Louisiana No Primary
In Louisiana all candidates appear on the November General Election Ballot, with the top two in a runoff in December if no one gets 50%+1...


8 posted on 05/07/2014 10:54:18 AM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Steven Scharf

Gee! Does that mean we should try to coax some FReepers off the ledge? That Rove and his minions have won only the first skirmish?


9 posted on 05/07/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Steven Scharf

Oh thanks!!!

That is a great source there!!


10 posted on 05/07/2014 11:29:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; ConservativeMan55; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; InterceptPoint; ...

I’m pleasantly surprised that Kansas is NOT listed. Agree with Oklahoma, TW Shannon 100%. Iowa, Erst. And Nebraska, Sasse, though nothing is wrong with the other guy, Shane Osborn.

Kentucky, sorry, loser Bevin is going to get crushed, don’t waste your money on him.

Tennessee belongs up there, State Rep. Joe Carr. His odds aren’t great but unlike Kentucky that race is worth it. There is still time. August 7th.

Some important House primaries include

GA-11, stop Bob Barr, May 20, Barr will probably make the runoff

ID-1, Conservative Bryan Smith over RINO Mike Simpson, very important, May 20th.

CA-52, all party primary, support Fred Simon Jr. over gay moderate Carl DeMaio. June 3rd.

NJ-3, Most of you will probably disagree but Tom MacArthur over perennial loser Steve Lonegan, this is one of our top 3 most vulnerable seats. June 3rd.

ME-2. Bruce Polquin over moderate Kevin Raye. June 10th

NV-4 Niger Innis, June 10th


11 posted on 05/07/2014 1:36:30 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

bump!


12 posted on 05/07/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Impy

Joe Carr won’t win BUT he’s forcing Lamar to actually run. I hope he gets at least 35%-40% of the vote. A lot of my fellow TN folks are sick of Lamar and Corker.

But they have the machine working for them in east TN.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 1:44:55 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: ConservativeMan55; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; Sun; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; ...

NY 22- Claudia Tenney over RINO Richard Hanna

Hanna has the Independence Party ballot line and Tenney the Conservative line and there is no democrat in the race, so these 2 will face off again in November with Hanna the de facto rat choice. If Hanna has the GOP line he is certain to win, Tenney might have half a chance if she has it. Primary June 24th


14 posted on 05/07/2014 2:33:22 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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15 posted on 05/07/2014 2:34:19 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Impy; ConservativeMan55; randita

ConservativeMan55, are you up for doing a House version?

I propose these rules:
a. the district must be winnable in NOV.
b. the primary is expected to be close (the outcome is in doubt)
c. there is a significant difference between the candidates.

Maine-2 Bruce Poliquin is the only one that qualifies in the 6 New England states. This allows us to whittle the list down to a few dozen races nationally.

Wasn’t somebody working on this in ‘12?


16 posted on 05/07/2014 2:36:56 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Why wouldn’t Frank Guinta in NH-01 qualify under your rules? Isn’t there a significant difference between him and his opponent (gay social liberal RINO Dan Innis)? The NH-01 is certainly competitive in the general (Guinta won it in 2010 and was narrowly defeated in 2012, but he should win back what is by most measures the most Republican congressional district in New England). And Innis has been competitive in his fundraising and has quite a bit of support, even from confused conservatives (he’s one of those self-proclaimed gay Tea Partiers, don’t you know?).


17 posted on 05/07/2014 2:47:26 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Impy

Impy, don’t be so hasty. If Bevin could graduate from MIT, surely he can beat McConnell in the primary.

Oh, wait.


18 posted on 05/07/2014 2:48:44 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

my sense was that Guinta will win the primary easily, but perhaps I haven’t researched it well.

“In reality, though, Innis has been a dud. He has been in the race since October and there is no urgency or sense of momentum. Guinta, his primary opponent, has been able to get away with ignoring him because everyone else is ignoring him. In a retail politics state, Innis has not been out on the hustings as he should be. He is also not raising money, and it didn’t help that his finance director left to work for Scott Brown. Innis has a name ID in the district of just 21 percent.”

http://www.wmur.com/political-scoop/state-of-the-race-1st-congressional-district/25719658

there is no primary polling
http://cola.unh.edu/sites/cola.unh.edu/files/research_publications/gsp2014_spring_congapp041714.pdf

Marilinda Garcia is doing well, could she beat Lambert?


19 posted on 05/07/2014 3:18:16 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

“Marilinda Garcia is doing well, could she beat Lambert?”


I hope so, since she’d give us a better chance of winning in November (she’s attractive, energetic and a good campaigner), and she could be a star in Congress (and a potential future U.S. Senator). The NH-02 has a weaker Democrat incumbent than the NH-01, but is the less Republican of the state’s two CDs. The reason why I didn’t mention Marilinda Garcia is because I don’t think that there are huge differences between her and Lambert on the issues.

As for the Guinta-Innis matchup, I wouldn’t mail it in yet; donating to Guinta is definitely more worthwhile than most of the primary campaigns that people talk about, and if Guinta doesn’t end up having to use the money for the primary he will sure be able to use it to beat “Che” Porter in the general.


20 posted on 05/07/2014 3:34:36 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

I’ve got it down to 43 districts. Need help weeding out which have important primaries. Need to sort by region.

CA-03 Garamendi

CA-09 McNerney

CA-16 Costa

CA-24 Capps

HI-01 OPEN

IA-01 OPEN

MN-01 Walz

MN-07 Peterson

NV-04 Horsford

NY-04 OPEN

NY-24 Maffei

OR-05 Schrader

WA-01 DelBene

AZ-09 Sinema

CA-26 Brownley

CA-31 OPEN

GA-12 Barrow

ME-02 OPEN

MN-08 Nolan

NY-01 Bishop

TX-23 Gallego

AZ-01 Kirkpatrick

AZ-02 Barber

CA-07 Bera

CA-36 Ruiz

CA-52 Peters

FL-18 Murphy

FL-26 Garcia

NH-01 Shea-Porter

NY-21 OPEN

WV-03 Rahall

IA-03 OPEN

NJ-03 OPEN

AR-02 OPEN

MI-08 OPEN

PA-06 OPEN

VA-10 OPEN

WV-02 OPEN

AR-04 OPEN

CA-25 OPEN

MT-AL OPEN

UT-04 OPEN

WI-06 OPEN


21 posted on 05/07/2014 7:31:31 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Great candidates!


22 posted on 05/07/2014 7:39:47 PM PDT by apocalypto
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got the regions, need to eliminate those without competitive primaries.

West Coast (13)

CA-03 Garamendi

CA-09 McNerney

CA-16 Costa

CA-24 Capps

CA-26 Brownley

CA-31 OPEN

CA-07 Bera

CA-36 Ruiz

CA-52 Peters

CA-25 OPEN

HI-01 OPEN

OR-05 Schrader

WA-01 DelBene

Mountain (7)

NV-04 Horsford

AZ-09 Sinema

AZ-01 Kirkpatrick

AZ-02 Barber

MT-AL OPEN

UT-04 OPEN

TX-23 Gallego

South (6)

GA-12 Barrow

FL-18 Murphy

FL-26 Garcia

AR-02 OPEN

AR-04 OPEN

VA-10 OPEN

Midwest (9)

IA-01 OPEN

IA-03 OPEN

MN-01 Walz

MN-07 Peterson

MN-08 Nolan

MI-08 OPEN

WV-02 OPEN

WV-03 Rahall

WI-06 OPEN

Northeast (8)

NY-04 OPEN

NY-24 Maffei

NY-01 Bishop

NY-21 OPEN

NJ-03 OPEN

PA-06 OPEN

NH-01 Shea-Porter

ME-02 OPEN


23 posted on 05/07/2014 7:49:12 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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here are some updates. I am missing primaries in safe GOP seats. Will add them.

South (5)

GA-12 Barrow

FL-18 Murphy

FL-26 Garcia

AR-02 OPEN

AR-04 OPEN

Midwest (6)

IA-01 OPEN

IA-03 OPEN

MN-06 OPEN (Bachmann)

MI-08 OPEN

WV-02 OPEN

WI-06 OPEN

Northeast (6)

NY-04 OPEN

NY-22 Claudia Tenney

NY-01 Bishop

NY-21 OPEN

NH-01 Shea-Porter

ME-02 OPEN


24 posted on 05/07/2014 8:11:22 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy

THESE are safe GOP seats. What is going on in TN-4 ???
thirteen more
AL-6
CA 45
CO 4
GA 1
GA 10
GA 11
LA 06
MI 04
NC 06
OK 05
TN 04 ???
TX 36
WA 04


25 posted on 05/07/2014 8:29:15 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; randita

Here are my 6 choices in the Northeast. Blast away if one of these candidates is not the obvious choice or is too much of a long shot. Who else should I be pinging?

NY-04 OPEN Frank Scaturro over Blakeman

NY-22 Claudia Tenney

NY-01 (Bishop) Demos over Zeldin

NY-21 OPEN Elise Stefanik

NH-01 (Shea-Porter) Guinta

ME-02 OPEN Poliquin


26 posted on 05/07/2014 9:37:08 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; ConservativeMan55; Sun; InterceptPoint; ...

Some important ones I forgot August 5

Michigan

Brian Ellis over Paulistianian Justin Amash in MI-4

Dave Trott over electorally weak Ronulan Kerry Benvitolio in MI-11

Louisiana Open Primary in November Stop RINO Dan Claitor

The only rats in the race are penniless nobodies and one penniless disgrace, Edwin Edwards. Claitor will probably make the runoff and is the defacto rat nominee. Republicans Garret Graves and Paul Dietzel are the only other candidates to raise appreciable amounts of money.

Graves was part of the Jindal administration (chair of the Coastal Something Something Authority) his website appears to be nothing but a page asking for donations.

Paul Dietzel is a young businessman, 27 or so I think. Looks impressive at first glance. His namesake Grandpa was head coach at LSU. I can’t say for certain he’s not a Ronulan though, needs further investigating.

My thoughts on NH

CD-1 Gunita should win the nomination easily, but maybe better safe than sorry

CD-2 I think Garcia’s increased elecibitly over Lambert makes her worthy to support in the primary even if they are about the same on the issues.

TN-4 State Senator Jim Tracy is only viable challenger against DesJarlais , who is I think a conservative but a scumbag who’s embarrassed the party. The other candidates only serve to split the anti-DesJarlais vote. Tracy is far out-raising DesJarlais.

NY-4 Blakeman appears to have the CON and IND ballot lines and 3 times as much money as Scaturro. I can’t speak to either man’s conservatism but I’m not sure Scaturro can win the nomination or if he would have a chance in November, he’s a grumbling outsider type, opponent of the party machine which does suck I’m sure but will be needed to win the GE (which is an outside chance I’d say).

In 2012 he ran as write in for the Conservative party nomination and won it over Francis Becker who the CON leaders endorsed. Becker won the GOP primary however and Scaturro stayed in the race and split the vote, getting 6%. Scaturro also clearly edits his own wikipedia page.

NY 1- Demos has twice as much money as State Senator Lee Zeldin. But Zeldin has the Conservative Party. Pataki endorsed Demos. Zeldin put out a dishonest ad calling Demos a “Pelosi Republican” because Demos’ father in law gave money to Pelosi (and to Demos). Both appear to be conservative. I would guess Zeldin is a stronger GE candidate.

I don’t know about that one. I just hope the vote is not split in November.


27 posted on 05/08/2014 12:02:55 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; wardaddy; campaignPete R-CT; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

I’ll comment on TN-4. Clearly, DesJarlais had some terrible problems from over a decade ago (most of which, were he a Democrat, would be “old news” or a non-story), and were exposed solely because of the former incumbent Democrat Rep. Lincoln Davis seeking to embarrass him.

In almost any instance, I’d have favored replacing him. However, as a sitting member of Congress, his voting record has been near-impeccable. He is NOT a part of the party establishment and is the most Conservative member of the delegation. Based on his voting record, I really would prefer he remain, warts and all (and I think he could still pull it off in a general), a bit along the lines of my Nick Rahall example in the 1990 race. His record for fundraising has been in line with some of the other members (almost $400,000).

State Sen. Jim Tracy isn’t a bad sort, but he is more an establishment guy and has raised upwards of $1.3 million. He had an opportunity to run back in 2010 when he could’ve had the nomination just for the asking, but didn’t want to run against the execrable Lincoln Davis. DesJarlais stepped up when he didn’t. I just have a problem with these politicians that when they’re needed under tough circumstances, they run from the challenge, but only come in when they’re guaranteed it will be “safe” for them. DesJarlais could easily step aside now, but won’t, because he’s proud of his record of accomplishment in DC in standing against the establishment types.


28 posted on 05/08/2014 7:47:51 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican

I was hoping the idea would be to prioritize and list people who would have a consensus on this site.

Perhaps Scutarro doesn’t fit as he hasn’t gotten Conservative support in his district. Same with Demos perhaps. Which means we drop those 2 primaries cuz defeating conservative grassroots guys is not our priority. Same with NH-2 ,,,, defeating Lambert is not an urgent matter. We’d hafta get more input one district at a time.


29 posted on 05/08/2014 7:54:43 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
TX 23 could be a swing district. In 2012 Pete Gallego defeated incumbent Francisco Canseco
with 50.3% of the vote. Canseco is in a May 27th runoff against Will Hurd. Robert Lowry the
3rd place finisher (18.7% vote) in the GOP primary has thrown his support behind Hurd. So it
will be Gallego against either Canseco or Hurd plus any Ind. come Nov. 4.

The 23rd covers 29 Counties, very rural and skirts the major cities of San Antonio on the East
and El Paso on the West.


30 posted on 05/08/2014 8:27:39 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport; fieldmarshaldj

TX 23 is on the list ... but is there an obvious conservative choice in the Canseco vs Hurd primary?

and how about TX36 Babin vs Ben Streusand (R)


31 posted on 05/08/2014 8:46:56 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT
Based on his voting record, I really would prefer he remain, warts and all (and I think he could still pull it off in a general)

Could? Do you think he could lose the general? I assumed the seat was too safe. That would about seal it for me, I wouldn't want to risk a seat even if he has a good record.

32 posted on 05/08/2014 8:48:51 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued

My concern about TX-23 is nominating an Anglo over a Hispanic and their viability in the general. Of course, Anglo Blake “Flounder” Farenthold managed to upset Solomon Ortiz in 2010, but they excised the most Hispanic Southern portions of that district when he ran in 2012. I’d give Canseco a second shot.

I don’t have enough info on TX-36 to give an informed endorsement, if only because these are second-tier candidates. This is the district that should have featured Black GOP State Rep. James White succeeding Steve Stockman.


33 posted on 05/08/2014 8:56:48 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Impy

There is a Dem woman running, an accountant, and she has amassed a decent amount of money (over $300k). Still, I think in a year like this, even a damaged nominee like DesJarlais could pull it off. Once he did, his past misdeeds would effectively be off the table for future races. However, I’m not sure if he was planning on running for more than 3 or 4 terms, anyhow, so this race may be his last. I’ve not seen any polling data, anyhow, since it has been presumed since the start of his second term when all of the allegations came out that it was Tracy’s race to lose. I expect Tracy probably will win, and if he does, the Dem chances probably drop to 30-some percent.


34 posted on 05/08/2014 9:00:56 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

CD 23, I have no personal knowledge of either candidate. Canseco won in 2010 defeating
the Democrat Rodriguez. Lost in 2012 to Democrat Gallego.

The runoff Canseco/Hurd has racial tones at times as Hurd is biracial, black father —
white mother. It didn’t seem to hurt him in the primary as evidenced by his finish with
the district voters.

Age 18+
28.9% - Anglo
65.8% - Hispanic
03.6% - Afr-Am
02.1% - Other


35 posted on 05/08/2014 9:25:11 AM PDT by deport
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To: fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican

I agree that nominating Canseco is the right move for TX-23.

As for TX-36

http://babinforcongress.com/endorsements/

http://www.benstreusand.com/endorsements

I don’t know.


36 posted on 05/08/2014 9:44:32 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT

I agree, the fact that DesJarlais might actually lose the general (while Tracy would be a shoo-in) would make me support Tracy even if DesJarlais wasn’t a scumbag who cheated on his wife with a patient and forced his patient/mistress to get an abortion (and also pressured his wife to get two abortions herself). So I don’t give a rat’s behind if he has a 100% pro-life voting record; I don’t trust him. Give me Tracy even if he has establishment support.


37 posted on 05/08/2014 12:00:32 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT

Canseco should be a no-brainer for TX-23. It’s a 63% Hispanic district, and nominating a black Anglo from San Antonio won’t win us votes from wavering Mexican-Americans in Eagle Pass or Del Rio. Canseco is a Mexican-American originally from Laredo and won the seat in 2010 before being defeated in 2012; he’d give us our best shot of winning it back.

In TX-36, I’d prefer Streusand, at least partly because I think that he would just keep the seat warm for when James White runs in 2016 (Babin is from the same area as White and might block his nomination).


38 posted on 05/08/2014 12:07:20 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: deport; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Canseco is endorsed by TEX Right to Life

Hurd is also getting much conservative support ... his abortion position is unknown ... unless he is identified as pro-abort, there won’t be consensus that this race is crucial.

Hurd says:
•Protecting a citizen’s right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness

TX36 Babin vs Ben Streusand (R) both appear to be pro-life teaparty conservatives.

Thus far, neither race belongs on this list.


39 posted on 05/08/2014 12:15:08 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; deport; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Pete, the issue in TX-23 is not which one is more conservative, but which of the two conservatives can win. Nominating Hurd almost certainly would result in the liberal-to-moderate Democrat getting reelected; nominating Canseco gives us a fighting chance. If the objective is to elect conservatives, then we need to support Canseco.

But I agree that the TX-36 primary should not be a huge priority.


40 posted on 05/08/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj

FWIW...Re: TX 23...I don’t know about Hurd, but I supported Quico Conseco, last time he won...and I’m not even in his district. Hurd may be rock solid, I just haven’t heard about him, until now.

Conseco seems like a strong conservative and he’s a business owner. He’s the one who had the kurfuffle with TSA...claiming they violated his civil rights at the SA airport.


41 posted on 05/08/2014 12:28:59 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Thanks for posting this thread, CM55!!

These races are VERY important ~ as we all know we’re fighting as hard against the GOPe, as we are against the Dims.

FWIW, Senate Conservatives Funds have all of these mentioned candidates (and a few more) listed on their endorsed page, where you can donate directly, and individually, to each candidate, in one (total) donation.

Here’s the link....

https://secure.senateconservatives.com/step1?


42 posted on 05/08/2014 12:33:59 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Thank you!!!


43 posted on 05/08/2014 12:36:16 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; ConservativeMan55; fieldmarshaldj

why is Hurd getting so much support in the district if he is unelectable? And will the Freeper community want to rally around Canseco in near unanimity while the local conservatives are split? Seems peculiar.

is Canseco the consensus choice on here? Is there a group on Freeper that will rebut us and want to back Hurd? Hurd is black. A black anglo?


44 posted on 05/08/2014 1:09:29 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Con-man, if you are up to it, here are the 4 races in the Northeast. We can start a thread and work on the South next.

NY-22 Claudia Tenney
JUne 24
http://claudiatenney.com/

NY-21 OPEN Elise Stefanik
JUne 24
http://eliseforcongress.com/

NH-01 Guinta
http://teamguinta.com/
Sept 9

ME-02 OPEN Poliquin
http://www.poliquinforcongress.com/
June 10


45 posted on 05/08/2014 1:16:15 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

My mistake in misidentifying Hurd. I actually didn’t know he was Black until I saw his photo.


46 posted on 05/08/2014 1:18:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; deport; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

we’re working on the South now.

TN-4 is of no interest to Freepers as a group, from what you say. unless Tracy is a rino who needs to be stopped and he aint

FL-18 Murphy

FL-26 Garcia

AR-02 OPEN
http://talkbusiness.net/2014/04/congressional-candidates-seek-social-conservatives-votes/
Can Clemmer beat French Hill? how much of a RINO is he?
http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2014/05/02/christian-clemmer-rips-fat-cat-hill-in-2nd-district-ad

http://www.electfrench.com/2014/03/30/women-for-french-hill-coalition-announced/

AR-04 OPEN Westerman and Moll. 2 pro-lifers battling it out. Nothing here.

AL-6
http://www.al4life.org/
no endorsement

GA-12 Barrow
Allen has money. DO we get behind Allen now, so that the runoff is with 2 conservatives?
GA 1
is there a stop McCallum movement. Whomever gets into the runoff with him. the other 5 are prolifers
http://www.grtlpac.org/?q=grtl-pac-2014-endorsements

GA 10
http://www.gerrardforcongress.com/about/
must be a stop gerrard in the runoff
GA 11
will it be stop Lindsey in the runoff? he has $$$. try to beat him now?

LA 06 there is no primary ... so wait on this .. no vote til NOV

NC 06 no consensus here that we need to back Walker to stop Berger. forget this one.


47 posted on 05/08/2014 2:49:11 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

In AR-2, polling data in the race shows French Hill with a commanding lead.


48 posted on 05/08/2014 3:02:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

http://talkbusiness.net/2014/05/french-hill-bruce-westerman-hold-big-leads-congressional-races/

I was afraid that would be the case.


49 posted on 05/08/2014 3:10:17 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
LA CD 6 will be a knock down drag out if all these candidates get into the
fray on Nov. 4. The top two go to a run off on Dec. 6 if no one gets the 50% +1 vote.

District 6:

[ Bill Cassidy (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2014. ]
Bob Bell (R) - Retired Navy Officer & Tea Party Activist

Norby Chabert (R) - State Sen. & Political Consultant

Dan Claitor (R) - State Sen. & Attorney
Norm Clark (R) - Police Officer, Graduate Student & Navy Veteran
Paul Dietzel (R) - Businessman
Cassie Felder (R) - Attorney

Gary Graphia (R) - Ex-Gubernatorial Executive Counsel

Garret Graves (R) - Ex-State Coastal Protection Authority Chair

Hunter Greene (R) - State Rep., Attorney & '11 Family Court Judge Candidate
Ryan Heck (R) - Baton Rouge City Councilman & Businessman
Shelley Hendrix (R) - Autism Awareness Activist
Barry Ivey (R) - State Rep. & Businessman

Craig McCulloch (R) - Businessman

Tony Perkins (R) - Ex-State Rep., Religous Right Activist, Ex-TV Reporter, USMC Veteran & '02 US Sen. Candidate
Erich Ponti (R) - State Rep., General Contractor & '12 PSC Candidate
Chas Roemer (R) - State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Chair & Son of Ex-Gov. Buddy Roemer

Charles "Trey" Thomas (R) - Teacher, Businessman & Ex-LSU College Football Player
Quentin Anderson (D) - Democratic Activist & Recent Law School Graduate
Edwin Edwards (D) - Ex-Governor, Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Navy Veteran & Felon
Richard Lieberman (D) - Realtor & Ex-Paralegal
Rufus Craig (Libertarian) - Attorney & '04/'12 Nominee

50 posted on 05/08/2014 3:23:56 PM PDT by deport
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