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Greg Sowards Battles Queen RINO
American Spectator ^ | 5.24.12 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 05/24/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn

They call her RINO. Queen RINO. So here we go again. It's Indiana in New Mexico. On June 5th. The race: the Republican nomination for a vacant US Senate seat. This time the part of insurgent Richard Mourdock is being played by New Mexico conservative businessman Greg Sowards. And Queen RINO? The feminized Richard Lugar of the piece? That would be former New Mexico GOP Congresswoman Heather Wilson. A member of a GOP group that opposes the repeal of Obamacare. Sowards is being supported by reform conservatives, most notably Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul. Said Paul in his endorsement: Greg supports dramatically shrinking government. Greg supports the 5-year balanced budget proposed by myself and Senators [Jim] DeMint and [Mike] Lee. He agrees that our future generations of Americans do not deserve to be enslaved by debt, and we need more champions like him in the U.S. Senate. Wilson is the GOP Establishment favorite. She is being supported by the usual suspects, including Alaska's RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski. As seen here at the Huffington Post, Murkowski was the featured speaker at a Carlsbad fundraiser for Wilson in April of this year. In the article, Murkowski is cited favorably . . . for something else. Let's let the HuffPo describe Wilson's senatorial fundraiser from Alaska. Reports the HuffPo of Murkowski, in a story about Murkowski's endorsement of Wilson: She criticized GOP presidential candidates for not condemning right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh . . . presumably neither Murkowski nor Wilson are fans of the "Limbaugh Rule." . . . as stated by its author: In an election year when voters are fed up with liberalism and socialism -- and when the fate of the country as founded is at stake -- you vote for the most conservative Republican in the primary. Period.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: heatherwilson; newmexico; senate; sowards; wilson
[Article excerpted according to rules.]

It'd be a great thing, after seeing Cruz force Dewhurst into a runoff, to see Sowards knock off the Queen Rino.

She's backed by Murkowski, Rove, Christi, and all the usual suspects (including, apparently, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (under wraps)).

If you can kick in a donation: http://sowardsforsenate.com/

1 posted on 05/24/2012 9:34:08 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: SharpRightTurn
That would be former New Mexico GOP Congresswoman Heather Wilson. A member of a GOP group that opposes the repeal of Obamacare.

That one issue is a non-negotiable deal killer. ObamaCare must die. Even if it's ruled unconstitutional by the Supremes, supporting an unconstitutional power grab like ObamaCare means that the politician is a big government liberal who is completely and totally unacceptable.

2 posted on 05/24/2012 9:57:07 AM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: Pollster1

“That one issue is a non-negotiable deal killer. ObamaCare must die. . . . supporting an unconstitutional power grab like ObamaCare means that the politician is a big government liberal who is completely and totally unacceptable.”

Exactly.

Heather Wilson is another Lisa Murkowski.


3 posted on 05/24/2012 10:01:10 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

The guy who managed Christine O’Donnell’s upset win over RINO Mike Castle in DE is managing this primary campaign as well. Let’s hope for a win. Liberal Republicans are evil.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 10:05:31 AM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: SharpRightTurn

The guy who managed Christine O’Donnell’s upset win over RINO Mike Castle in DE is managing this primary campaign as well. Let’s hope for a win. Liberal Republicans are evil.


5 posted on 05/24/2012 10:05:55 AM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Pollster1
Here is a statement from Wilson website:

I am running for the Senate because I trust people more than I trust government to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. But that is not what we have today with Obamacare. Obamacare does nothing to control the spiraling cost of care. It raises taxes, cuts Medicare, costs more, and gives people less control over their health care decisions.

For the first time in American history, every citizen will be required to purchase a government approved product. If Washington can mandate how people must spend their money, there is no limit to government power. The law is unconstitutional and if it is not thrown out by the Supreme Court, I will fight to make sure it is repealed and replaced.

Now I wonder who is telling the truth?

6 posted on 05/24/2012 10:10:04 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: outofstyle

“The guy who managed Christine O’Donnell’s upset win over RINO Mike Castle in DE is managing this primary campaign as well. Let’s hope for a win. Liberal Republicans are evil.”

I didn’t realize that. I hope Sowards can pull it out. I hadn’t heard much about this race until Rand Paul endorsed him. I haven’t heard any of the talk shows (Beck, Levin, Hannity, etc.) have Sowards on to give him some publicity, though I only catch them sporadically. Also don’t know if the Republican candidate will have a realistic chance in Nov., but if Zero gets trounced, anything can happen.

Fingers crossed for another Tea Party upset.


7 posted on 05/24/2012 10:11:20 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: oldbrowser

this will help

http://www.teapartytribune.com/2012/03/03/heather-wilson-staff-voter-fraud/


8 posted on 05/24/2012 10:23:00 AM PDT by advertising guy ( Slo Joe Biden " I promise you the President has a big stick, but Michelle's is bigger ")
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To: oldbrowser

“Now I wonder who is telling the truth?”

From what I gather from Lord’s article, and as the last statement in her website quote shows, Heather Wilson falls into the “repeal and replace” camp, indicating that she would scrap the mandate but would keep significant parts of ObummerCare.

Wilson evidently has the typical establishment Republican approach of “I wouldn’t go as far as the Dims, but would willingly impose on you 60-70% of what the Dims would.”


9 posted on 05/24/2012 10:29:23 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn
That would be former New Mexico GOP Congresswoman Heather Wilson. A member of a GOP group that opposes the repeal of Obamacare.

Wait... What?

This floating turd Wilson needs to get flushed down the toilet right next to Ubama.
I sure hope Sarah Palin jumps into this fray.

10 posted on 05/24/2012 10:34:59 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

“This floating turd Wilson needs to get flushed down the toilet right next to Ubama.
I sure hope Sarah Palin jumps into this fray.”

Agreed. This race presents a clear choice. It would be a big boost if Palin came out for Sowards in time to really help him. However, she seems to prefer female candidates; but maybe the clear differences between them would lead her to back Sowards.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

I am thankful that Wilson brought up the issue of subsidies, because it gives me a platform to talk about the destructive effect that career politicians have had on our lives and businesses. They and their obnoxious sense of entitlement have long crippled small business owners with unnecessary and burdensome regulations. It is the height of arrogance to attack my successful small business where we employ 75 people and care for over 600 children so their mothers can work and go to school, while their children are well cared for.

Wilson is part of the heavy thumb of State Regulation and the very person that helped put these policies in place. She of all people should understand why these subsidized programs are harmful. For Wilson to expect us to not accept the state program for low income families is akin to a grocery store not accepting food stamps, which could be construed as discrimination.

Boy do we need this man in the Senate!!


12 posted on 05/24/2012 10:56:26 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SharpRightTurn

New Mexico conservative Republicans tried this in 2008 and went from 3 of 5 Republicans in Congress to 0 of 5.

In the Senate primary in 2008 to replace Pete Domenici, Wilson lost to conservative Steve Pearce, then District 2 Congressman who got trounced by left-leaning tree hugger, Obama-ass kisser Tom Udall.

Sowards ran for Pearce’s seat in the primary but was defeated by Ed Tinsley who lost to the Democrat Harry Teague who in turn lasted but two years before Pearce regained his seat in 2010, largely as a result of Tea-Party support.

Now Sowards is trying the same thing, this time to gain the Senate seat held by retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman. And the leading Democrat to replace him? — Another Obama ass-kisser and tree hugger, Martin Heinrich who holds the District 1 Congressional seat vacated by Wilson when she ran for Senate.

New Mexico is a minority Anglo state with only 40.5% of the population non-Hispanic White. Hispanics make up 46.3% of the population and Indians 9.4% with the difference being Blacks and Asians (source, US Census, 2010). Sowards, if he wins the primary, will suffer the same fate as Pearce and he doesn’t have anything like the credentials that Steve has.

Though all things being equal, I would prefer a Tea-party conservative, when faced with a cultural population breakdown as shown above, the best chance for Republicans to regain this seat is to elect Wilson in the primary. A loss to a Democrat in the general election will add another Senator from a resource-rich state who will do what he can to stop natural resource development and use including oil and gas, mining and logging. Environmentalists would like nothing better than to stop the extraction of fossil fuels and have two senators who would do what they can to put the brakes on use of our country’s God-given resources for non-efficient, costly and unreliable green-energy.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: Dresses and looks like a '50's character from "Mad Men" but no one's buying his shtick.)
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14 posted on 05/24/2012 12:14:06 PM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: Dresses and looks like a '50's character from "Mad Men" but no one's buying his shtick.)
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To: CedarDave

got ya covered......series and hugh

http://celebratingliberty.com/


15 posted on 05/24/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by advertising guy ( Slo Joe Biden " I promise you the President has a big stick, but Michelle's is bigger ")
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To: CedarDave
I don't live in NM anymore, but I agree with your summary.

It looks to me like Sowards thinks there will be some mormon coattails to hang on to with Romney as POTUS candidate. I doubt Romney can carry NM in the first place.

16 posted on 05/24/2012 12:25:58 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The inability or unwillingness to reality test beliefs is okay for my plumber but not for POTUS.)
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To: SharpRightTurn
May not do much good:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Four years ago, Heather Wilson gave up her House seat from New Mexico to make a run for a rare opening in the Senate. She lost in a bare-knuckled Republican primary. This year she has the luxury of sitting back as the Democratic successor to her House seat takes a similar gamble.

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She still has one opponent, Las Cruces businessman and twice-losing congressional candidate Greg Sowards, but she is expected to win the primary easily. If she does, Wilson will face one of two young Democrats in November: Rep. Martin Heinrich, 40, who two years ago won her congressional seat representing Albuquerque, or state Auditor Hector Balderas, 38.

Gloves stay on in quiet NM Senate primary, but there’ll be a battle in November election

17 posted on 05/24/2012 1:39:16 PM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: Dresses and looks like a '50's character from "Mad Men" but no one's buying his shtick.)
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To: cotton1706

“Boy do we need this man in the Senate!!”


18 posted on 05/24/2012 5:17:07 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: CedarDave

“Though all things being equal, I would prefer a Tea-party conservative, when faced with a cultural population breakdown as shown above, the best chance for Republicans to regain this seat is to elect Wilson in the primary.”

CedarDave, you no doubt know whereof you speak. While I have had the pleasure of visiting the Land of Enchantment a couple of times, I do not keep up with the politics there. It may be that the demographics you mention means the state is forever lost to a conservative. (If so, it’s an important lesson to us all that we had better do something about immigration before Texas goes the same way.)

However, even if, for example, the best that might be hoped for in a state like New Mexico and Mexifornia is to elect the likes of a big government Republican, Wilson or Swartzenegger, I’ll stick with the Limbaugh Rule quoted in the article—elect the most conservative candidate. Slow death of the Republic by electing big government Republicans instead of fast death by electing Dims is still death.


19 posted on 05/24/2012 5:27:00 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

New Mexico can elect conservatives - Witness Tea-Party supported Steve Pearce in District Two and Palin supported Susana Martinez as Governor.

Though some may call them RINO’s, both Heather Wilson and former senator Pete Domenici took conservative positions when in Congress. Domenici, especially, was a budget hawk who fought Democrats constantly for restraint and a balanced budget. Wilson, an Air Force Academy graduate and pilot, was a national security specialist who supported defense and the armed forces.

In 2008, when she left Congress to run for retiring Domenici’s seat, she had an 86% American Conservative Union rating (Pearce had a 92% rating that year). Her lifetime rating in Congress is 79%. Her likely opponent this fall, Martin Heinrich (who replaced her in 2008) has a rating of 3% for his three years and Tom Udall (who defeated Pearce in 2008) has a rating of 4.5%.

With number differences like those and the chance of Sowards winning in the general election very slim at best, I’ll support Heather who also has an uphill battle but a much better chance to win.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 7:50:27 PM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: Dresses and looks like a '50's character from "Mad Men" but no one's buying his shtick.)
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