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Senate Candidate Mead Treadwell: I Will Stand And Work With Cruz And Lee
Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/13 | Charles C. Johnson

Posted on 09/28/2013 7:04:05 AM PDT by Viennacon

At least one candidate for the U.S. Senate wants to make it known that he stands with Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to defund Obamacare.

“I fully support any attempt to defund and repeal Obamacare,” Lieutenant Gov. Mead Treadwell of Alaska told The Daily Caller Wednesday as Texas Republican Cruz was winding down his 22-hour quasi-filibuster. “I applaud Senator Ted Cruz and the principled members of the Senate as they fight for the American people to get rid of Obamacare. When I am elected in November 2014 I will stand and work with Senators like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.”

Treadwell is currently running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. He is expected to face off against attorney Joe Miller and natural resources commissioner Dan Sullivan in the GOP primary.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2014; alaska; connecticut; dansullivan; joemiller; lisamurkowski; meadtreadwell; obamacare; senate; treadwell
Just an update in this race. I've heard both good and bad things about Treadwell. Some say his record is pretty solid when compared to someone like Mike Rounds in SD, but others have noted his coziness with UN regulators.
1 posted on 09/28/2013 7:04:05 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Sounds like Alaska’s Mitt Romney declaring himself “severely conservative”. Not only is Treadwell an ally of Lisa Murkowski, but he backed Romney back in early 2008.

He’s originally from CT and unfortunately I well recognize the type. If he were still based in CT he’d proudly introduce himself to you as a “liberal Republican”.


2 posted on 09/28/2013 7:14:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Thanks for the input. What’s your view on the race against Begich. Is Miller viable?


3 posted on 09/28/2013 7:17:19 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 9YearLurker

Sarah needs to vet him....


4 posted on 09/28/2013 7:21:07 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Viennacon

I’ll admit, I’m worried about the race. Should really be winnable and if Palin had jumped in, with full force, I think she could have worked her way to another Alaska victory.

But I wonder what’s up with John Burns resigning as AG, and whether he might be the best candidate if he gets in it.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 7:22:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: M-cubed

Seems like she already did a month or two ago by pronouncing the announced challengers inadequate for the task.


6 posted on 09/28/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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7 posted on 09/28/2013 7:23:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Viennacon

Don’t need anyone just talking BS.


8 posted on 09/28/2013 7:54:48 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SunkenCiv
Check out the following and keep in mind that Rand has been in the Senate far longer then our good Senators Cruz and Lee.

Cruz (TX) 100 100% (Average) 100% (Heritage) 100% (FreedomWorks)

Lee (UT) 100 100% (Average) 100% (Heritage) 100% (CFG) 100% (ACU) 100% (FreedomWorks)

Paul (KY) 99 99% (Average) 95% (Heritage) 100% (CFG) 100% (ACU) 100% (FreedomWorks)

9 posted on 09/28/2013 8:24:04 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Viennacon

ask him if UN regs should be shot on site?


10 posted on 09/28/2013 8:28:22 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Viennacon

Sam Clovis in Iowa is another candidate for Senate who has said exactly the same thing.


11 posted on 09/28/2013 8:44:13 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

I have been looking into Clovis in Iowa, and like what I am reading. The grassroots conservatives seem to really like him. He was a local talk radio host if I recall.

What’s your take?


12 posted on 09/28/2013 8:46:08 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

“Thanks for the input. What’s your view on the race against Begich. Is Miller viable?”

Miller ruined himself last go-around. While he does have have $800K+ in campaign funding left to spend, he hasn’t made any noise of late. His campaign last time around was disorganized and several of the people involved have entered the Witness Protection Program. Ya. Miller = baggage.

Dan Sullivan (NOT the mayor) is likely to file for the Senate race. He has far more to offer than Miller and is - so far - clean.

Anyone that runs against Beg-bitch will need to have a very thick skin, the media here in AK leans to the Left or far-Left. It will be an uphill battle against the Unions, Native Corps and more than a few ‘non-profits’.

My adult son just sold his house here in Anchorage and moved to Texas, thus voting with his feet. I ‘m wondering how long it will be before I do the same....


13 posted on 09/28/2013 10:58:51 AM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Viennacon

I served a long tour with him in the Pentagon when we were both Majors. He’s the real deal and I’ve supported him to the maximum of my ability. I live in Virginia but would urge anyone living in Iowa to support him both with volunteering and financial. He is a person that Iowa would be very proud to have representing them in these troubled times.


14 posted on 09/28/2013 3:46:38 PM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Viennacon

bump to the top


15 posted on 09/28/2013 4:32:20 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: Viennacon; Clintonfatigued; randita; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

Well, the only other serious candidate is Joe Miller. I dunno.

Treadwell went to a UN enviro summit in 1992? Is this a big deal?

I’m also seeing varied opinions of Treadwell. Much like Kelly Ayotte who was called everything from “very conservative” to “Susan Collins”.


16 posted on 09/28/2013 10:25:12 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Sullivan may enter race, and of course Palin is a wild card as always. .

We are having a lot of trouble finding good conservative candidates outside the southeast right now.
Nobody viable seems to be facing down Mike Rounds in South Dakota.
The Montana field has cleared for Daines, who is essentially a Denny Rehberg retread.

And now Alaska is looking shaky. We have to beat Begich.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 10:34:18 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Would Sullivan be an improvement? I know less about him than I do Treadwell.

Is Rounds another Thune? I haven’t heard what the exact problem is with him. He and Daines should not have trouble winning at least.

But Alaska on the other hand will be a fight.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 10:45:56 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Sullivan is said to be an improvement, but I don’t know if I’ve heard from any actual Alaskans about him. He definitely has similar name ID to Treadwell.

As for Rounds, he didn’t govern as a conservative, think McDonnell in Virginia. I haven’t heard a single positive about the guy from Freepers, other than he has big name ID as a former governor. Senate Conservatives Fund has also blacklisted him from their endorsement roster for being too liberal.

I wouldn’t be so sure about Daines. He’s essentially in the same position as Denny Rehberg was going into 2012, and we all remember what happened there. Though Schweitzer is out, the rats could still find a viable challenger, and I really can’t see the base going wild for Daines, who is a moderate at best. Montana is not as red as people think, especially for senate elections. I mean, they elect idiots like Baucus and Tester.


19 posted on 09/29/2013 12:24:57 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued
As for Rounds, he didn’t govern as a conservative, think McDonnell in Virginia. I haven’t heard a single positive about the guy from Freepers, other than he has big name ID as a former governor. Senate Conservatives Fund has also blacklisted him from their endorsement roster for being too liberal.

The only thing I ever heard about his Governorship was the abortion ban. But that doesn't surprise. The establishment wing is very strong in the prairie states, especially the Dakotas and Montana. Republicans elected from those states are usually porkmasters. There are a couple state legislators in the race against him (and a lady doctor with auburn hair). I don't know if they are any better and I doubt they can compete with him. Noem is the only person who is likely to have been able to.

Montana is not as red as people think, especially for senate elections. I mean, they elect idiots like Baucus and Tester.

Yes, I know. Baucus's seat has never elected a Republican since popular elections began. The last Republican to hold it was a progressive RINO elected by the state leg in 1907. I believe only Mary Landrieu's seat in LA has been held longer continuously by the rats, it last elected a Republican in 1876.

I'm not really afraid of the rats post-Schweitzer choices in MT however. The 2 I've seen mentioned are State Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris and LT Governor John Walsh. And if one of them doesn't get in then they should be screwed for sure.

20 posted on 09/29/2013 1:20:52 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

You’re right. In reality, the rat bench is so weak in Montana, I can’t see them coming up with anything, but I wish Corey Stapleton had remained in the senate race (he’ll run for Daines’ seat). He has a more conservative record than Daines, but it looks like we’re stuck with what we have, which sucks.

As for South Dakota, none of the challengers to Rounds are likely to beat Rounds. He has a huge warchest. Yet again, its another race where the rat cabinets are bare, and we’re sending someone who is not really a conservative.
One upside is that Noem’s decision not to run essentially makes that House seat a lock. I’m not sure what that race would have looked like had it been open, especially with Tim Johnson’s son lurking around trying to make another dynasty.

So, it looks like we’re likely to get two more John Hoevens in the senate.
It means we have to work extra hard for the conservative in North Carolina (Rove’s group is weak here), and the primary challenges to RINOS like Graham, Alexander, and McConnell.

Four conservatives elected in 2014 will be a good haul.


21 posted on 09/29/2013 1:34:08 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon; BillyBoy
Tim Johnson’s son lurking around trying to make another dynasty.

Yeah, yuck. It's a question of when he will run for something rather than if.

22 posted on 09/29/2013 1:41:20 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; Viennacon; LdSentinal; randita; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; ExTexasRedhead

Mead Treadwell is acceptable but nothing spectacular. This statement is posturing. It’s expected that state Natural Resources Commissioner Daniel Sullivan will run when his tour of duty in Afghanistan ends and I think he’s be more conservative and a better candidate.


23 posted on 10/03/2013 3:28:36 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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