Crawford has a rating in the mid 50s from conservative groups. From Arkansas, that’s unacceptable.
Elmers does a bit better, usually over 60, but I think we can improve on that (a shame, as I do think she’s a nice woman).
I ABSOLUTELY 100% agree on Rodney Davis. 44% from Heritage? Pathetic. Erika Harold would get a far higher rating. I am also biased toward her because she’s a bombshell, and I hate the GOP establishment in Illinois who are backing Davis.
Kinzinger is being primaried by David Hale, a Tea Party activist who started the Rockford Tea Party. He’s notable as the guy who outed Wisconsin lawmakers who fled the state during the recall showdown.
Manzullo was far more conservative than Kinzinger, who had to run for that seat when Illinois’ districts got redrawn. He captured the seat in a fluke. Above all else, Kinzinger is a FRAUD. He rode the Tea Party wave, cashing in on the brand, and then became a huge RINO who has Obama on speed-dial. He’s a McLame knock-off and a bad one at that.
As for that dirtbag in Alaska, he has been there since 1973!!! He took the seat from Nick Begich who died in a plane crash (I know, Mark’s dad and the guy whose senate seat he took both died in plane crashes. Weird)
He fended off a challenge from Nick’s wife, and has survived several challenges from Democrats and Republicans since. Notable, in his close call in 2008 against Parnell (a win of 304 votes) he was helped by Mike Huckabee.
He won his last primary with 79% of the vote.
This guy has locked down the Alaska establishment behind him. The Corrupt Bastard’s Club essentially leeches off the kickbacks he brings home. That money for Alaskan fisheries in the Hurricane Sandy bill? Don Young had his hand in that.
He’s a dirty, slick crook just like Murkowski. I fear he’ll have that seat until his death.
AFAIK Parnell has been Don Young’s only “real” primary challenger in some time, some nobody isn’t gonna beat him, not in Alaska. Suckabee endorsed him in that race? What a doofus.
David Hale sounds promising, I emailed that fruit who runs politics1.com and told him to add him. Kinzinger was disappointing, yes.
As for Aaron Schock, he always struck me as weird and untrustworthy. His “sane caucus” comment really pissed me off.