Skip to comments.TEA PARTY ACTIVIST LAUNCHES PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO BOEHNER
Posted on 10/02/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT by dalight
As Speaker John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio) struggles with the budget crisis, a Troy, Ohio schoolteacher and Tea Party activist announced Sept. 30 he will challenge Boehner in the 2014 GOP primary.
Joseph D. J.D. Winteregg, who is a founder of the Ohio Accountability Project, a grassroots organization in Ohio-8, a congressional district bordering Indiana, said he is motivated by the gulf between the interests and values of the district and Boehner.
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Welcome to FR, JD!
Welcome to FR, JD Winteregg! Looking forward to listening to your interview and taking a look at your website. Best of luck to you in unseating Boehner.
Your website looks great!
Well, you are more than welcome! Sounds like Glenn Beck got 100% behind you today. (not by name) Its going to be interesting.
“In the end, it isn’t how much money you’ve got. It’s who has more votes.
Grassroots folks, led by Winteregg and others, have collected up lots and lots of supporters already. They’ve been at it for many months.”
In case you need to be reminded, Boehner had a primary challenger in 2012. Looks to me like he survived that. Just sayin’.
Thanks to everyone for the welcome! Let’s see if we can’t get Beck behind me 100% with a name...
We in the district (and out) are going to have to be extra diligent in this run—if any of you see anything worth noting news-wise, I’d love it if you’d send it to me at the contact area on my website! I do still work, albeit part-time (something I believe is important to remain faithful to my platform), so I’ll need your help in finding the news!
Things aren’t the same.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to fight the last war.
“Things arent the same.
Dont make the mistake of trying to fight the last war.”
Fair enough. Even though you say “things aren’t the same now” - not really true. He’s as bad as he ever was. Boehner hasn’t changed a bit. But don’t you make the mistake of underestimating the enemy. There’s a reason that turnover in the House and Senate is negligible, very few get upended, and that’s why career politicians exist. The OHIO GOP is in love with RINOs. Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland - all the big cities are run by Democrats now. Wasn’t so a generation ago. That’s why Kasich agreed to ObamaCare setups - shocking TEA Party people nationwide. The Ohio GOP is aware of how un-conservative the state has become, and they’re going to get solidly behind Boehner - which means, expect virulent attacks on anyone who tries to unseat him. Good luck to the challenger. He’ll need it.
As Speaker, Boehner in particular has to be concerned about national issues as well as home district issues, and I am willing to listen to any arguments presented for or against him. As a resident of NE Ohio, I am just happy to no longer be "represented" by Dennis Kucinich...and I would also say that I would not be too harsh on Boehner, seeing as how he has an impossible job right now with an implacable foe in Harry Reid, and a completely intractable Administration to deal with under the "Chosen 0ne" and his legions of regulators and Cabinet appointees (none of which Boehner had anything to do with)...
He does know how "Washington works", which might be crucial to helping the next generation of Tea Party/Libertarian/Republican candidates succeed in breaking through the current Washington system and actually getting things changed.
IMHO, we don't need a new Speaker so much as we need a larger majority in the House, and a gain in the Senate, ideally even the majority, starting with 2014. You can't get blood from a stone, or Harry Reid, or President 0bama.
KUDOS to Mr. Winteregg for holding Boehner's feet to the fire, though...welcome to FR, and best of luck to you! I won't have a vote on this race, but should you win, you will have my heartfelt congratulations and support...I am sure you would be a terrific Ohio Representative!
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