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Tea Party Leadership Fund to Recruit Boehner Primary Challenger
breitbart.com ^ | 1/10/14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/10/2014 10:36:48 AM PST by cotton1706

The Tea Party Leadership Fund will announce on Friday an effort it plans to undertake to search for a candidate to primary House Speaker John Boehner, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.

The group is funding a $25,000 ad campaign against Boehner and a petition drive at PrimaryBoehner.com with a goal of collecting 1 million signatures by Jan. 31. Radio’s Rusty Humphries, a spokesman for the Tea Party Leadership Fund, is leading the group’s effort to find a candidate.

“John Boehner has declared war on conservatives demanding lower taxes and limited government,” Humphries said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News. “Today we declare war on him. We intend to send a message to his fellow 'Republicans In Name Only' that such ideologically bankrupt leadership must come to an end.”

The group’s release states it has polling that shows at least half of Republicans in Boehner’s Ohio district are willing to support a GOP candidate who is more conservative than the Speaker.

If the effort hopes to be successful, the group will have to move fast. The filing deadline for a candidate to enter the race to run against Boehner in the Ohio GOP primary is 4 p.m. on Feb. 5. The primary is on May 6.

In the release provided to Breitbart News, Humphries provides a list of things that the Tea Party Leadership Fund is prepared to do in its search for a Boehner primary candidate. He said the group will be “interviewing and vetting potential candidates to assure that we endorse the most qualified, most conservative and most viable candidate that will truly make John Boehner ‘feel the heat.’”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 01/10/2014 10:36:48 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I hope they can pull it off! Maybe they should throw the money at McConnell considering they are running out of time.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 10:43:52 AM PST by Vanbasten
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To: cotton1706

If they have to pay for a search, my gut tells me there isn’t anyone willing to step up to the plate. At least not yet..


3 posted on 01/10/2014 10:48:14 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: cotton1706
Boehner has a primary challenger.

Support Eric Gurr to oust John Boehner in OH-8

Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker - or Ryan, either!

4 posted on 01/10/2014 10:49:12 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: SueRae; stuckinohio

One of our new FReepers, stuckinohio, is challenging him.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 10:50:00 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Paine in the Neck

bttt


6 posted on 01/10/2014 10:51:02 AM PST by txhurl
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To: stuckinohio
Boehner Challenger ping ....
7 posted on 01/10/2014 10:51:54 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

RUSTY!!!


8 posted on 01/10/2014 10:58:03 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: txhurl

I think stuckinohio doomed himself by posting on here.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 11:11:49 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Tennessee Nana

Any idea where Rusty has been? Hasn’t been on the air for quite some time. Getting a little tired of his replacement, Butler, I believe?


10 posted on 01/10/2014 11:15:03 AM PST by mark3681
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To: Rodamala

Don’t be ridiculous.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 11:18:19 AM PST by buckeye49
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To: cotton1706

I think they should support several challengers to Boehner, for several reasons.

1) Boehner will have substantial resources available to him. So the more he can be forced to spend them in the “pre-primary”, fighting several opponents, the better chance his eventual opponent will have.

2) Multiple opponents create the impression that Boehner is weak and vulnerable. This is helped by his being attacked from several different directions at once.

3) Multiple opponents can cover more actual ground talking to people, forcing Boehner to commit assets to shore up his base.

4) Some of the opponents can be serious and legitimate, and others can use unconventional campaigning against him, like on the Internet, making sport of him. Such attacks can really leave a mark, so should not be underestimated.

5) Tacit agreement ahead of time for say, three of the top four to cede to the leader and publicly throw their support to him.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 11:43:28 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: Paine in the Neck

The Obama Administration Culture is based on lies, persecution of political opponents, and violating the US Constitution.

Under the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House John Boehner, the GOP Establishment Congressional Culture is based on becoming more like the Obama Administration Culture.

By design, the GOP Establishment has become a doormat speed bump for Obamacrat politicians on the very wide, and well lighted Highway to European Socialism.

Without the capable cave-in expertise of McConnell and Boehner, the successful fundamental transformation of America into a weak, financially devastated, morally corrupt, unreliable, former World Power would not have been possible.

To those US Senators and House members who still support McConnell and Boehner, remember Einstein’s definition of insanity:

“INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS.”


13 posted on 01/10/2014 12:15:40 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706


Retire these Jack@$ Gutle$$ Old Party B@$@$D$; don't
show them any respect for their previous actions / deeds.
BOOT ' EM ALL OUT!
Support Matt Bevins, Defeat Sen. *itch "Mumbles" McConnell. *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support JD Winteregg, Defeat (SotH) Rep. John *HIC! / HIC!* Boehmer. *(D.C.-GOP / E)

Support Linda Vega or Dwayne Stovall, Defeat John Cornyn *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Joe Carr, Defeat Lamar Alexander *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Lee Bright, Defeat Lindsey Graham *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Chris McDaniel, Defeat Thad Cochran *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Dr. Milton Wolf, Defeat Pat Roberts *(D.C.-GOP / E)

*District of Criminals-Gutle$$ Old Party / E$tabli$hment


14 posted on 01/10/2014 12:20:40 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: cotton1706
YES! HELL YES!
15 posted on 01/10/2014 12:48:14 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: Rodamala

haha, too late. I was posting here before I became a challenger.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 1:30:24 PM PST by stuckinohio
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To: stuckinohio
Not trying to be a Nattering Nabob of Negativism... it's just that an online presence rarely works to your advantage. I try to catch myself at times (There is a reason "Loose lips sink ships" is highlighted just below to the post button)... Anyway... I admire you for running (more Freepers should... starting with Local School Board positions and working upwards from there) and I support your candidacy.
17 posted on 01/10/2014 1:39:23 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: buckeye49

Expect a bunch of GOP establishment to be ankle-biting us for the whole year.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 2:31:15 PM PST by txhurl
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To: stuckinohio

Hey, have you asked them for consideration? We FReepers are everywhere and can make our own signs and phone calls.

Also did you read that list of things to do when running I linked you on that thread where you showed us your youtube?


19 posted on 01/10/2014 2:35:45 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

I heard that someone is running against Cantor. True?


20 posted on 01/11/2014 5:08:15 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: txhurl

I’m trying to chase down a contact.
That list was excellent. I really appreciate that. I’m not a politician so that is the perfect guide.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 10:38:05 AM PST by stuckinohio
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To: stuckinohio

Let us know how to help because time is of the essence.

It’s rather late in the hour to trip over simple protocol.

We need you meeting with DeMint. And Sarah.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 2:09:56 PM PST by txhurl
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To: stuckinohio; VRW Conspirator; Georgia Girl 2; kevkrom; Lakeshark; MrB; onedoug; ...

Boehner’s challenger is here, Eric. Let’s support him.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 2:50:55 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Rodamala

He needs a new screenname at minimum.


24 posted on 01/11/2014 3:18:13 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: cotton1706

I am loving it.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 3:59:51 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: txhurl

Yes, time is of the essence. Absentee voting is going to be here soon. I just need people to help me get the word out.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 6:34:23 AM PST by stuckinohio
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To: stuckinohio; onyx; MestaMachine; Syncro; Cincinatus' Wife; Salamander; originalbuckeye; ...

We have a lot of OH freepers here. Karlinohio, Chrissy Hynde (j/k), let’s get some Ohions in to help Mr. Gurr take Boehner down.

If you are not an Ohioan but know one please ping them to this.

Time to get yard signs printed up and saluting from yards.

Time is of the essence to take Boehner down. Thank you.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 2:15:37 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Paine in the Neck

Let’s rattle some bells for Eric.


28 posted on 01/13/2014 2:22:39 PM PST by txhurl
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To: stuckinohio

One bit of unsolicited advice. When FR’s GOP or Die wing catches up to you on the threads and starts their usual campaign to minimize your candidacy, PLEASE be very vocal in telling them to go straight to hell. Because they will not stop until they wreck your chance to attract other freepers to your cause.

They have dne it to Freeper candidates before (Eternal Vigilence) and they WILL do it to you. Likewise, when it happens fellow freepers, the rest of us should do the same OFTEN AND LOUDLY.


29 posted on 01/13/2014 2:59:19 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: cotton1706; Vanbasten; SueRae; freekitty; dalight; Paine in the Neck; stuckinohio; ...
Saw a minute-long (?) ad on FoxNews last night, Wednesday, Jan. 15, probably on the Sean Hannity Show, sponsored by a Tea Party group, notifying viewers of the urgency to primary Boehner and directing them to PrimaryBoehner.com. Hadn't seen this thread before, so that ad was the first I've heard of the effort to challenge Boehner in a primary.

Apparently, the effort to "primary" Boehner is not considered newsworthy by any of the major media outlets at this point.

30 posted on 01/16/2014 2:18:36 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
notifying viewers of the urgency to primary Boehner

Don't bother.

I think we can afford to give up this House seat by voting directly for the Democrat, and still retain the House.

That's the easiest thing to do. Otherwise, we give Boehner the platform of a primary campaign for him to take advantage of.

Just vote for the other guy and be done with it.

-PJ

31 posted on 01/16/2014 2:38:49 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs; campaignPete R-CT; cotton1706; ...

Well strictly speaking until a strong opponent is indeed recruited or a poll shows a competitive race with the candidates already in, it’s not major news.

He does have TWO opponents already, Eric Gurr and JD Winteregg. Neither appears to me to be a major entity and I guess this tea party group isn’t even aware of them.

In the article this group bemoans Boner’s unfavorable treatment of Paultard Rep. Justin Amash and RINO Walter Jones so I wouldn’t gather they’re worth much of a damn.

Choosing between Winteregg and Gurr seems to be the smarter thing to do than recruiting a third candidate to further divide the vote.


32 posted on 01/16/2014 2:45:44 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Political Junkie Too; All
Otherwise, we give Boehner the platform of a primary campaign for him to take advantage of.

How can having to go through a primary campaign be any advantage for Boehner? If it's a credible challenge, he'll have to spend time and money on it, even if does eventually win. So in a best case scenario for him, the primary be a pain in the rump. And he may have to move to the right to win it, and that might impact the House agenda in a favorable direction in the meanwhile.

I think we can afford to give up this House seat by voting directly for the Democrat, and still retain the House.

That's plain silly. Do the real conservatives of the district want someone to represent them who embraces the Obamaton agenda enthusiastically? That would be significantly worse than Boehner.

33 posted on 01/16/2014 3:27:46 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Impy
Choosing between Winteregg and Gurr seems to be the smarter thing to do than recruiting a third candidate to further divide the vote.

In other words, convince one of them to get out or recruit another challenger and convince both of them to get out. You're right, only one challenger is the best way to go. Too many cooks will spoil the broth.

34 posted on 01/16/2014 3:32:56 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
How can having to go through a primary campaign be any advantage for Boehner?

I think you meant to ask how not going through a primary is an advantage, since that was my point.

The answer is that he will be propped up by the MSM and made to look like a strong leader. A primary challenge against him will become an opportunity for the MSM to propagandize for him. I say, take away his soap-box.

Do the real conservatives of the district want someone to represent them who embraces the Obamaton agenda enthusiastically? That would be significantly worse than Boehner.

In Boehner's home district, only 246,000 people voted for him in 2012. In 2010, the vote was a split of 142,700 for him and 65,800 for the Democrat.

Given today's situation, we can't put 300 million people's interests at risk over the needs of 250,000 people in one district in Ohio.

Sorry. Boehner is too dangerously weak and incompetent as Speaker. The 250,000 who supported him in Ohio will have to suffer for two years until they can oust the Democrat who unseats Boehner.

-PJ

35 posted on 01/16/2014 3:37:12 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Are you planning to vote for all of these on your list?


36 posted on 01/16/2014 4:27:57 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Political Junkie Too; Impy; All
One other possible scenario that could happen: Boehner could be re-elected in his district and the new GOP majority caucus in the House could vote to have someone else as Speaker. That's exactly what happened to Newt Gingrich after the 1998 election, and Gingrich decided to resign his seat after being rebuffed as Speaker by members of his own party.
37 posted on 01/16/2014 5:27:48 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Almost nothing that is “ newsworthy” appears on the major media outlets. Notice how “Fast and Furious” and “IRSgate” have disappeared. So has Susan “the lying little shit” Rice; Lerman the IRS Vermin; Govt Parks Closure while allowing a pro-immigration rally to take place on govt grounds, etc.

The internet is one of our top weapons in spreading the word (and information ) around to our side. FreeRepublic is one of the leaders.

Let’s keep the comments and article-forwarding an ongoing tactic.


38 posted on 01/16/2014 5:34:23 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Kaslin
*sigh*
wish I could..but, I'm an honest person..
one vote/one person, very unlike the 'Rats.

39 posted on 01/16/2014 8:14:15 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: justiceseeker93

Gingrich quit because he lost seats in the 98 election. That’s extremely unlikely to happen this year.


40 posted on 01/16/2014 9:45:34 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
Gingrich quit because he lost seats in the 98 election.

He only lost a couple of seats and still held a substantial majority in the new Congress, and it was Gingrich himself who was properly credited for being the architect of that majority, starting with the Contract with America election in '94.

It was a revolt within the GOP House caucus against Gingrich that caused him to resign, but losing the few seats he did was a convenient cover. Truth is, he had nothing to be embarrassed about concerning his success at the polls as the most prominent Republican in Washington at the time.

41 posted on 01/17/2014 5:45:09 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Cover shmover, more like the last straw. If we had gained 10 seats instead of losing 5 Gingrich would not have resigned and would have remained Speaker.


42 posted on 01/17/2014 9:17:50 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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