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GOPís 2014 primary season is about to begin
nbcnews.com ^ | 2/18/14 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montenaro

Posted on 02/18/2014 1:03:41 PM PST by cotton1706

Two weeks from today, the first of at least six Republican primaries featuring establishment Senate incumbents versus Tea Party challengers will take place in Texas, with Sen. John Cornyn taking on Rep. Steve Stockman (plus a host of other GOPers). And the storyline we’ll be watching is the same one from 2010 and 2012: It’s hard for the GOP to win back the Senate when its best candidates can’t win their primaries. Indeed, Republicans might already control the Senate today or would have an all-but-certain prospect come Nov. 2014 had Ken Buck (Colorado), Christine O’Donnell (Delaware), Sharron Angle (Nevada), Todd Akin (Missouri), and Richard Mourdock (Indiana) NOT won their primaries in the last two Senate cycles. So Republicans’ chances of winning back the Senate in 2014 could go up or down depending how these primaries turn out.

The good news for the GOP

These races aren’t taking place in blue or purple states: The good news for Republicans this cycle is that these intra-party fights are taking place in safe (or at least GOP-leaning) states, so the winner might not affect the general election everywhere -- with the key exceptions of Georgia and Kentucky. Democrats are still recruiting in Kansas and Mississippi in search of another Joe Donnelly. Here are the primaries we’ll be watching, including one other key open Senate seat:

•Sen. John Cornyn vs. Steve Stockman in Texas (March 4)

•Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vs. Matt Bevin in Kentucky (May 20)

•Crowded GOP primary in Georgia to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (May 20) --

Sen. Thad Cochran vs. Chris McDaniel in Mississippi (June 3)

Sen. Lindsey Graham vs. a crowded field in South Carolina (June 10)

Sen. Pat Roberts vs. Milton Wolf in Kansas (Aug. 5)

Sen. Lamar Alexander vs. Joe Carr in Tennessee (Aug. 7)

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


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1 posted on 02/18/2014 1:03:41 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Go Stockman, Go Carr!!

I have a much better feeling about Stockman than I do Lamar. : (


2 posted on 02/18/2014 1:06:07 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: cotton1706

I’m getting out and voting tomorrow!


3 posted on 02/18/2014 1:09:17 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: bert

“I have a much better feeling about Stockman than I do Lamar. : ( “

Yeah, but keep in mind that Lamar’s election is dead last. And if we build momentum from now till then, that is, force a runoff in Texas, take out McConnell, take out Cornyn, then Graham and Cochran, and then Roberts (or if Roberts is forced to retire), Lamar will be facing a tidal wave looking right at him! And he wants to be majority leader if McConnell and/or Cornyn fall.

So take heart and keep your eye on Texas. That’s the beginning!


4 posted on 02/18/2014 1:09:35 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I hope the Senate does not get screwed up again. We had it in our hands twice and let it slip away. We need to tighten these candidates big time if we expect to win. Isn’t there someone who coaches our candidates on what to say and how to say it? Seems like we had some very inexperienced candidates the last couple cycles.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 1:11:10 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: cotton1706
And I, for one, don't think we Tea-Part heathens should sacrifice a innocent and spotless virgin like Mitch McConnell to the God of principle and truth!
6 posted on 02/18/2014 1:12:28 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: cotton1706

GOP’s 2014 primary season is about to begin
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ABC where have you been ???

It started weeks ago..

Willard has been running hard with his “Hillary” type propaganda movie...I wanna see what ended up on the cutting floor..

and his several Sunday morning TV spots..

and his weak announcements “EXTRA !!! EXTRA !!! I called you all here today to say ‘I’m not running in 2016.”

and his several statements of “I will support ...(and he goes on to list all the RINOs that the GOP might run)

or if given the nomination he might choose for his VP running mate...yeah Christie is back in the running for the VP as he was in 2012.. )

and not one Conservative...No the name of Ted Cruz is never mentioned by Willard..


7 posted on 02/18/2014 1:12:52 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: napscoordinator

“Seems like we had some very inexperienced candidates the last couple cycles.”

We also had some worthless “experienced” candidates, Connie Mack in FL, Pete Hoekstra in MI, George Allen in VA, Tommy Thompson in WI.

These are never listed though, for meme is to only lament the losses of Mike Castle and Richard Lugar.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 1:13:45 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: bert

Stockman can’t win,so that’s why Chuck tTodd,is touting him. Stovall has a better chance.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 1:14:48 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706

GOP’s 2014 primary season is about to begin
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I know it says 2014 but Willard is acting like its already over and the 2016 and ORCA II is in full swing...

Run Willard Run...on home to one of your several mansions..


10 posted on 02/18/2014 1:15:18 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706

It’s amazing that they think the only one running against Cornyn is Stockman. Actually there are at least eight candidates that I know of running for Senator in Texas. I would certainly call that crowded. Fortunately a lot of people in Texas get their news from sources other than the alphabet channels.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 1:15:27 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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Early voting begins Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) -- TEXAS primaries


12 posted on 02/18/2014 1:15:49 PM PST by deport
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To: cotton1706

That’s a pleasant thought

Makes me feel some better


13 posted on 02/18/2014 1:17:32 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Theophilus

Love those Retire Midge signs. Wish whoever is printing them would make some for McCornyn, here in Texas.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 1:19:29 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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15 posted on 02/18/2014 1:20:34 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: cotton1706; All
Patriots need to bear in mind that if they can elect 2/3 conservative supermajorities to both Houses of Congress in 2014, that Congress will be able to repeal Obamacare Democratcare without Obama's signature.

In fact, the page at the following link shows that Congress has used this power as recently as Bushes 41 & 43, and also with Clinton.

List of United States presidential vetoes

16 posted on 02/18/2014 1:26:47 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: cotton1706

So it appears our choices are:

a) Vote for the best candidate, even thought it may cost us the White House and the Senate, or

b) Hold our nose and vote for the RINO, thus increasing our chances of winning the WH and Senate, but assuring that nothing will change in Washington, D.C.

Both are BAD choices. I’ll choose option ‘a’, because I’ll sleep better.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 1:37:15 PM PST by privatedrive
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To: cotton1706

lets hope for record turnouts, giving dem’s a lot to worry about in the fall.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 2:23:06 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: cotton1706; Impy; sickoflibs; BillyBoy

How ‘bout all the RINO nominees that the liberal media said were SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO electable that lost in the past cycles ? Whut ? That doesn’t fit the media narrative ?

Besides, why would the media care if we put up “TEA Party Extremists” if they’re so sure to lose ? It’s because they’re worried they’ll win.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 2:46:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cotton1706

Dr. Paul Broun to replace RINO Chambliss in GA.


20 posted on 02/18/2014 2:54:54 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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