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RLC Endorses Col. Rob Maness for U.S. Senate in Louisiana
Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 02/14/2014 | Laura Ebke

Posted on 02/21/2014 11:10:49 PM PST by chemicalman

MADISONVILLE, LA - The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has unanimously endorsed Col. Rob Maness (ret.) in the Louisiana race for United States Senate.

"We're pleased that Colonel Maness is willing to continue his service to our country with his candidacy for the U.S. Senate," said RLC National Chair Matt Nye. "The Colonel is dedicated to restoring the individual rights of Americans. This is no small task with the unprecedented overreach we’re seeing by a federal government that infringes on our rights and interferes in our lives in ways that would shock the founders of this country."

(Excerpt) Read more at rlc.org ...


TOPICS: Announcements; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: cassidey; landrieu; louisiana; maness

1 posted on 02/21/2014 11:10:49 PM PST by chemicalman
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To: chemicalman; The Cajun

Maness and his wife, Cindy, have five children, two of whom are currently serving in the military, and reside in Madisonville, Louisiana.

Sounds like a fine man.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 12:10:46 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Met him a few times, and he remembered me by first name on the 3rd meeting. Real down-to-earth, and I’m impressed with his resume. Like others, I have compared him to a cross of Ted Cruz / Rand Paul. He’ll make a great senator.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 12:16:24 AM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: chemicalman
That's wonderful to hear!

Your great state deserves TEA Party patriot representation is the US Senate and we know that Senators Cruz, Lee and Sessions to name three, sure need help. I like Rand Paul on most issues....

Over here next door to y'all in Mississippi, we're trying our level best to replace Cochran with a TEA Party Patriot, Chris McDaniel, who's also just like Cruz and Lee.

Hopefully, there's a sufficient number of us who have THAD enough.

4 posted on 02/22/2014 12:36:31 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: chemicalman

State Rep. Paul Hollis annonced he has been edorsed by “Gold & Silver PAC.” Maness has fallen into fourth place behind Hollis in a recent poll.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 2:05:07 AM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: chemicalman

I like all of our conservative candidates but I fear that if it isn’t Cassidy then Mary will be re-elected.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 4:40:42 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: HChampagne
...then Mary will be re-elected.

How does she stand a snowball's chance since she's on the record having sex with Obamacare?

7 posted on 02/22/2014 5:20:40 AM PST by Tonytitan
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To: Tonytitan
1. Democrat voter fraud. 2.Idiots allowed to vote. 3. Parasites allowed to vote. 4. America haters allowed to vote. 5. Traitors allowed to vote.

Despite what the "polls" that some cite "reveal" Obama's worshipers are not sorry that they voted for him. They are only torqued that because, in their minds, they did not get this or that freebie that they thought was promised them. Come election time, more freebies will be promised and they will be back on the plantation. Happily voting for Democrats again and probably again. And last but not least, in 2012 the Democrats perfected their election stealing process.

8 posted on 02/22/2014 5:30:00 AM PST by sport
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To: sport
...Obama's worshipers are not sorry that they voted for him.

Is there any way to know what percentage of those worshipers had their healthcare futures destroyed by Ocare implementation? Can buyer's remorse be gauged?

9 posted on 02/22/2014 5:44:52 AM PST by Tonytitan
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To: Tonytitan

We must stop Obama now before he runs for a third Term! he can do it by a presidental decree and change the laws. Many, maybe Bill O Rielly too, would cheer for Obama President in 2016. If he runs—he will rig the election and win—Who will run agaist thin Christy? Nope—he will be Obama’s VP. Who—John McCain is my bet or Jeb Bush—or anyone who can’t get elected. the MSM will cheer the historic President for life and his beautiful wife..... Maybe I better switch to decaf.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 5:54:57 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Plummz

what poll?


11 posted on 02/22/2014 6:14:39 AM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Tonytitan
The ones I heard blamed it on the Republicans. They say that if the Republicans would stop fighting him [Obama] that he [Obama] would fix what is wrong with the Country. Obama worship, like Clinton worship runs in their DNA. They have been indoctrinated, they may say this or that between elections, but on election day , they will be voting Democrat.

That was why Obama despite his record, was not worried about losing the 2012 election. The fix was already in. Only the sheep are getting fooled.

12 posted on 02/22/2014 6:38:20 AM PST by sport
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To: Bogey78O

It’s a lefty PPP poll; but it’s the only one I’ve seen with a question that actually polls all four candidates on the same ballot:

Q6: If the candidates for Senate next year were Republican Bill Cassidy, Republican Paul Hollis, Democrat Mary Landrieu, and
Republican Rob Maness, who would you vote for?
Bill Cassidy ..................................................... 25%
Paul Hollis....................................................... 5%
Mary Landrieu................................................. 43%
Rob Maness.................................................... 3%
Undecided....................................................... 25%

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2014/02/landrieus-lead-narrows-in-louisiana-senate-race.html


13 posted on 02/22/2014 9:48:16 AM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: Plummz

For the good of the country, Hollis and Maness should enthusiastically throw their support to Cassidy.

Vanity is NOT patriotism.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 11:20:52 AM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: pfony1

Why ? Cassidy is a weak, wimpy RINO.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 12:01:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
... and his beautiful wife..

You mean the salt monster:


16 posted on 02/22/2014 12:28:26 PM PST by Tonytitan
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To: pfony1

I’m sure that whoever goes to the runoff against Landrieu will get the support of the other two.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 12:43:21 PM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: HChampagne
I think Hollis could pull it off; Maness I just don't think so.

OTOH, I don't see how Hollis gets past Cassidy in the primary.

18 posted on 02/22/2014 12:48:47 PM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: Plummz; All
State Rep. Paul Hollis annonced he has been edorsed by “Gold & Silver PAC.” Maness has fallen into fourth place behind Hollis in a recent poll.

Oh, that's cute.

Rob Maness endorsements:

Republican Liberty Caucus

Gun Owners of America

Conservative Majority Fund

Madison Project

Western Representation PAC

Senate Consevatives Fund

Patriot PAC

Restore America's Voice PAC

Marine Vet For Freedom

Conservative Campaign Committee

Special Operations Speaks

National Defense PAC

Combat Veterans For Congress

Tea Party Leadership Fund

If I say, that's an impressive list. And it's getting longer every day.

19 posted on 02/22/2014 2:25:44 PM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: sport
They are only torqued that because, in their minds, they did not get this or that freebie that they thought was promised them. Come election time, more freebies will be promised and they will be back on the plantation. Happily voting for Democrats again and probably again. And last but not least, in 2012 the Democrats perfected their election stealing process.

You are right on target with this analysis! Voting Democrat forever until elections are no longer "needed"

20 posted on 02/22/2014 7:44:58 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I read somewhere that Cassidy is a very recent Republican, maybe just since 2004, not sure of the timing. And he was supposedly a leftist Democrat before he switched. This may not be true though.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 7:46:30 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.

You’re the one that does the bios on the LA politicians. I don’t know what Cassidy was prior to 2006. He’s from the Chicago suburbs originally.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 8:49:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Theodore R.
Don't know if he was a Dem, but has donated to them:CASSIDY GAVE TO CAMPAIGNS FOR LANDRIEU, DEMOCRATS, RECORDS SHOW
23 posted on 02/23/2014 12:17:00 AM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Two reasons:

(1) The majority of non-Democrats disagree with you.

(2) Suicide has never been a “winning” strategy.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 5:27:13 AM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Maness is a very recent Louisianan. I don’t think he moved to the state before the Obama administration.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 6:59:43 AM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: pfony1

His voting record and rhetoric affirms my conclusion. As for “suicide”, how has nominating weak RINOs worked out so far in beating Landrieu or winning the Senate majority ?


26 posted on 02/23/2014 12:09:16 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Plummz

I personally favor drafting former Congressman Jeff Landry, a dynamic and motivating Conservative Tea Partier. Cassidy is weak, like the two prior nominees to lose to Landrieu.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 12:11:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Plummz

Maness is a very recent Louisianan. I don’t think he moved to the state before
the Obama administration.

******************

Maness retired in 2011 as a 32 year veteran of the US Air Force. He and his
family moved back to LA at that time.

Meet Rob Maness:
http://robmaness.com/meet-rob-maness


28 posted on 02/23/2014 12:31:19 PM PST by deport
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To: deport
Thanks for the link. Moved "back"? When did he ever live in Louisiana before 2011? I know he lived in the DC area, in Albequerque, and owns a farm in Indiana. I guess that link says he had been stationed in Louisiana for "much" of his career, but that's left pretty vague.

He seems like an okay guy, but I have doubt his ties to the state are substantial enough to win a statewide election.

29 posted on 02/23/2014 1:06:47 PM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Landry (and anyone else) still has six months left to qualify and file for candidacy. Landry is also a military veteran, BTW.


30 posted on 02/23/2014 1:08:37 PM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: Plummz

You may well be correct about living in LA. I don’t know any details.

His bio states:
Rob made the decision as a 17 year old high school senior to enlist in the Air Force
and served in the midst of the Iranian hostage crisis. He worked his way up from the
enlisted ranks to full colonel and retired from active duty in 2011, ending his military
service of more than 32 years. Rob and Candy came back to Louisiana to continue raising
their family where he had spent much of his military career. He currently works
in the utility industry as a director and resides in Madisonville, Louisiana.
- See more at: http://robmaness.com/meet-rob-maness#sthash.9F7557id.dpufTake care.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 1:45:44 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

I don’t think working for Entergy is a great asset either. It’s a very unpopular company.


32 posted on 02/23/2014 2:36:11 PM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: chemicalman

“Oh, that’s cute.”


What’s really cute is how you believe that somehow Maness will finish in the top-two in the Senate race instead of being a spoiler for Landrieu (giving her a second life by keeping Cassidy under 50% and forcing a December run-off).

I think it’s great that patriotic Americans such as Rob Maness are willing to enter politics and fight for our constitutional rights jest as he fought for our freedom while serving in the armed forces, but why does he have to make his first ever attempt at public office a run for the U.S. Senate, and one that could derail our chances of beating Landrieu in November at that?


33 posted on 02/24/2014 6:16:52 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Jeff Landry just announced that he’s running for AG in 2015.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 2:52:31 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Yeah, I saw that. His talents, however, are badly needed in the Senate.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 3:20:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: chemicalman; All
All the good people of LA have to do is get Mary Landrieu in a run-off and with extremely low voter turnout for run-off elections, it should be a slam dunk for the GOP. The Texas town I live in borders LA. I will volunteer to go over and work the run-off election, in December, for whomever her opponent will be.
36 posted on 03/03/2014 10:57:16 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Just to keep it simple:

Keep pushing the establishment types, and we'll end up with establishment types. RINOs will be on the endangered species list.

37 posted on 03/03/2014 11:21:20 PM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: chemicalman

After what happened to Steve Stockman and Dwayne Stovall in TX, Col. Maness might as well drop his Senate candidacy.


38 posted on 03/04/2014 7:50:54 PM PST by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: chemicalman; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; randita; Viennacon; ...

If there was a GOP primary in Louisiana I might have backed Manses or the other minor candidate, Paul Hollis.

But there’s not. There’s a jungle primary. Neither Manses or Hollis is going to overtake Cassidy, especially with both of them running. They each poll in the single digits (and Hollis way well beat Manses for 3rd) and have much less money than Cassidy.

The only thing they are accomplishing is preventing Cassidy from winning in November, forcing a December runoff where ML will have a second chance to win in a lower turnout environment.

Right now there is a 100% chance of Landrieu/Cassidy runoff. 100%. I’d rather see the witch go down in November.


39 posted on 03/21/2014 10:27:17 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

These conservative groups are not good at picking their battles. This is how we wound up with Harry Reid as Majority Leader.


40 posted on 03/22/2014 2:00:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Impy; All
So, is that how you see it? Supporting the establishment RINOs? Instead of bashing, complaining, belittling everyone to go cast their vote to a RINO, why not encourage them to support a true constitutional conservative?
Then if, (God save out country) IF, Cassidy gets to runoff with Landrieu, you can tell them to vote for your RINO. I'll give him my vote, but none of my hard earned $$$ will go to the GOP establishment, or RINOs.
41 posted on 03/22/2014 9:20:02 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

Heck...If you look at the endorsements to Cassidey, they are all establishment RINOs.


42 posted on 03/22/2014 9:21:32 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: chemicalman; AuH2ORepublican

In this specific instance, yes I think supporting the “establishment” pick is the smart play, due to Louisiana’s stupid electoral system and the reality of Manses’ level of support. He doesn’t have half a chance of overtaking Cassidy with Hollis splitting the anti-Cassidy Republican vote (if I were you my #1 priority would trying to convince Hollis to drop out).

I realize I’m wasting my time trying to convince you. But believe me unless something major changes all you are accomplishing is giving Mary an extra few weeks to try and lie and cheat her way to victory.

Mary L won the 2002 runoff where she would have lost to a single Republican in November. While I think Cassidy will probably beat her this time, why risk it.

Louisiana conservatives should advocate to a change to closed party primaries and primary runoffs and normal 1 R versus 1 D general elections, this would help elect more conservative Republicans. Witless the recent R versus R special Congressional election where Black democrats helped the more liberal Republican win.


43 posted on 03/22/2014 9:58:04 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

“Witless the recent R versus R special Congressional election where Black democrats helped the more liberal Republican win.”

You were looking for “witness” there; “witless” describes LA conservatives that still believe that a jungle primary is a sound notion. : )


44 posted on 03/23/2014 8:52:35 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

And it also describes those who, when informed of McAllister’s liberal statements and the fact that Black democrats endorsed him, replied with, “But the cast of Duck Dynasty likes him and Satan, I mean Jindal, is for the other guy”.


45 posted on 03/23/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; chemicalman
>> If there was a GOP primary in Louisiana I might have backed Manses or the other minor candidate, Paul Hollis. But there’s not. There’s a jungle primary. Neither Manses or Hollis is going to overtake Cassidy, especially with both of them running. They each poll in the single digits (and Hollis way well beat Manses for 3rd) and have much less money than Cassidy. <<

Good point. We're pretty much screwed with the jungle primary system. It forces us to back the highest polling Republican if we want to have any chance of unseating a sitting RAT in November.

>> These conservative groups are not good at picking their battles. This is how we wound up with Harry Reid as Majority Leader. <<

No kidding. And looking at the races they choose to "target" in 2014 ('Let's take out the staunchly conservative Pat Roberts in KS while giving worthless RINO Lamar Alexander in TN a pass!') they haven't learned from their mistakes in 2010 and 2012.

>> Just to keep it simple <<

I'll keep it simple. "Red" means communism, not conservatism. As long as our side continues to let the media define us, we'll continue to lose elections.

46 posted on 04/02/2014 11:09:22 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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