Skip to comments.IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Midwest)
Posted on 05/09/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
THIS IS FOR THE MIDWEST (NORTHEAST and SOUTH is in a separate thread and West coming later, see links below)
There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November.
ALEX MOONEY, WEST VIRGINIA-2, May 13th .... Open Seat
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GOA: "Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund endorsed Alex Mooney, conservative Republican candidate for Congress in West Virginias Second Congressional District." Gun Owners of America is excited to endorse Alex as we know he embodies the spirit of West Virginias own motto, Mountaineers always free. "
Iowa: I sm listing 2 candidates in the IA-3 race
MONTE SHAW, IOWA-3, JUNE 3RD ... Open Seat
MATT SCHULTZ, IOWA-3, JUNE 3RD ... Open Seat ... 2 CONSERVATIVES trying to win this 6-way race.
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Both candidates are getting conservative groups to support them. Hopefully, the folks in the district will do what is necessary to put one of them in first place on June 3rd.
DAVE TROTT, MICHIGAN-11, August 5th .... taking on incumbent GOP Kerry Bentivolio
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"I am a conservative who truly believes in cutting spending, lowering taxes and creating jobs. I am an outsider who is not beholden to any special interest. What you see is what you get. I will not tell you one thing and do another. There is too much debt, too much spending and too few jobs because of those types of politicians. We need a true conservative as our Congressman, someone who stands by the principles they campaigned on."
BRIAN ELLIS, MICHIGAN-3, August 5th .... taking on incumbent GOP Amash
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"We deserve a Representative who will vote consistently to help hardworking taxpayers and defend our West Michigan values. I believe cutting spending, reducing the tax burden, repealing Obamacare, and expanding American energy sources will create more opportunity and hope for West Michigan families. I believe life is a precious gift from God that we have an obligation to protect. I believe our Constitution and Declaration of Independence are the frameworks for the greatest, most prosperous, and most generous nation ever on the face of the earth."
John Moolenaar, MICHIGAN-4, August 5th .... OPEN SEAT
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This race is just getting started, for Dave Camp's seat. Moolenaar is running against Paul Mitchell. The race needs further research by us. "I will be a strong conservative voice for the hard working families of mid and northern Michigan. In Michigan I have fought against overreaching government policies that are killing jobs and over burdening individuals, said Senator Moolenaar."
Tom McMillin, MICHIGAN-8, August 5th .... OPEN SEAT
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This race is just getting started, for Mike Roger's seat. McMillin is running against Mike Bishop. The race needs further research by us.
McMillin's argument is here.
Again, the criteria: the candidate must have a legit shot in NOV in their district and they are also in a tough primary fight against a candidate with lesser conservative appeal (or even a liberal).
Donate today. If thou art broke, send $14 for victory in '14.
Dave Trott the chamber of commerce candidate without the courage to even mention Immigration or border control. No absolute opposition to Abortion.....
here is the thread for the EAST and SOUTH
and there is a thread for Senate races ...
imp, we received commentary on your star, Dave Trott.
Monte Shaw has Steve King’s brother on his team. So he sounds good.
Kerry Bentivolio is better than Dave Trott.
Kerry is a hardliner on immigration. The last thing we need is an open borders businessman buying the seat and staying in it for a decade.
What is it with you people and this desperate need to call for backup?
Dave Trott on the issues.
As I’ve cited, Bentivolio needs to pick up the pace on his fundraising. He trails both Trott and the Democrat nominee in that department. I’m not strictly opposed to Bentivolio, though the MI Paulbot Amash has GOT to go. If he wants to serve as the Press Secretary for the Dictator of Iran, he should move there.
Here is some discussion of Iowa races (Shaw and Schultz, etc.).
Bentivolio worked as a designer in the automotive industry for twenty years, followed by teaching for fifteen years in schools and institutions. He is an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the Iraq War. He is married to Karen Bentivolio, a registered nurse, and resides in Milford, Michigan.
Washington post gives the 11th district seat (Bentivolio) a 99% chance of staying republican.
Creek, Trott is up here cuz it is a group effort ... with further research ... looks like he will come down.
we are only posting candidates where there is a strong consensus that the opponent isn’t worth it.
and his Reindeer
Kerry Bentivolio on the issues.
Back in 2010 he had former students attacking him for being a mean teacher who yelled at them sometimes. LOL
Heck I suspect even Santa can raise his voice at times.
Nothing wrong with that.
This ain’t my day. I’ve done gone and posted an endorsement for the guy running against a pro-life Santa. And once you’ve posted something on the web, it lives forever.
I just went to Santas website and endorsed him. But I will not volunteer.
You have the determination to step up and take back our Country. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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Bentivolio for Congress
P.O. Box 886
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Especially teaching high school kids.
Cook political report has 80 seats “in play” and MI-11 is one of them at Likely Republican. 1% perhaps is about right for seats that are marginally in play.
I don’t care what Cripplecreek thinks, he’s totally in the tank for Kerry B. Several of us were arguing with him yesterday, I agree to disagree with him. Kerry B. is electorally weak and there is nothing to suggest that Trott is a RINO.
If you ping him don’t ping anyone else to the same post or he’ll yell at you.
What I really wish the GOP would do is put up some token candidates in some of the solid democrat held districts.
Give them enough funding to get started and turn them loose to wreak havoc. I don’t care if they run on a pro abortion anti gun open border ticket as long as they do damage and cost the democrats money.
I didn’t mention:
just got going. 3 guys with 100% pro-life ratings
I also didn’t list all the endorsements for the candidates ... I’m not that dedicated.
Glenn Grothman has made some attempts to defund sanctuary cities back in 2007. Right Wing Watch hates him because he told immigrants to assimilate and not have a chip on the shoulder and feminazis.
Im real suspect on Scott Walker’s buddy John Hiller. Does he agree with Walker’s open border views?
If Dave Trott Foreclosure King spends 1 million and beats Kerry with 55% is that a good outcome compared to Kerry winning?
He buys a seat from a harmless man and than gets painted as a greedy rich man.
Lets say Taylor Griffin beat Walter Jones. Some of his supporters would have voted for an Democrat who was against more wars.
here is the thread for the MOUNTAIN WEST
Yes, your "Foreclosure King" propaganda aside, Trott would no trouble in the GE. Kerry B. would probably lose to the first strong rat he faces just as he lost the 2012 special election.
Walter Jones is crap and his seat is safe so wouldn't have had to worry about a few of his liberal fans voting for a RAT if he had lost.
Scott Walker is not for open borders.
West VA is not the midwest. ;p
About Iowa-3, something I just remembered, a candidate needs 35% to win the primary or else it goes to a party convention, that happened with Steve King’s seat in 2002 which had a tight 4-way primary.
This is funny,
Guess who one of the rats running for MI-11 is, Nancy Skinner! The blond moonbat radio talk show that was one of the minor candidates against Obama in the 2004 rat Senate primary.
She was rat nominee against Joe Knollenberg in 2006 and lost 54%-46%.
She has no chance in the rat primary this time.
that WV seat is so gerrymandered, it starts in the northeast, winds thru the Midwest and ends up in the south.
I don’t know why it’s drawn like that. It’s underwent very few changes during the last 2 remaps, I don’t know why but the rats didn’t try to screw Capito in 2002 for her first reelection.
At this point how the 3 seats are drawn doesn’t matter much, we should have them all. Rahall’s gave the highest% to Romney but is still the most rat locally.
WV is probably the most difficult state in the Union to classify by geographic area. Many place it in the South because of the local accent, but WV never had any slavery to speak of, seceded from VA during the Civil War, never formed part of the Solid South (in fact, it vited strongly Republican until the coal miners unionized a d the New Deal), and has virtually no black population (much less the rural black population characteristic of Southern states).
For this reason, I classify WV as Northeast, aling with bordering MD and PA, but acknowledge that culturally it is an odd duck there as well. And I mean this not only politically, where it is socially conservative and economically populist; if we look at the map of counties where a plurality generically refers to carbonated be erages as “soda,” “pop” or “coke,” only in the counties in WV’s Eastern Panhandle (historically linked to the MD Panhandle, and increasingly Washington, DC exurbs) do residents predominantly use the term “soda” that dominates throughout most of the Northeast, and only a couple of counties have a plurality that uses “coke” as the generic term; for most of WV, the term of choice is “pop,” which is the term used throughout the Midwest (except for the Milwaukee and St. Louis areas, where they inexplicably call it “soda”—must have been a German thing). So WV outside the panhandle is no less “Midwestern” than Western PA.
Forgot the sida vs. pop vs. coke map: http://www.popvssoda.com/
How can we take these lists for anything other than a GOPe joke.
You are Backing a GOPe/business upstart to the Great Justin Amash in Michigan. Amash was THE FIRST to vote No on Beahner’s coronation in 2013
These list MUST be reviewed with great care.
Skinner is a desultory candidate in MI-11, she has no money. The lead Dem candidate is Anil Kumar, who has over $626k.
Actually, for the period 8 years after statehood, starting with the 1870 elections, WV did move hard to the Democrats, more in line with VA & KY. It was essentially a one-party state from 1871-1895. The anti-Cleveland elections of 1894, which were the greatest anti-Democrat landslide until 1920 and never since, turned it hard to the GOP, and it voted more like a Baja Pennsylvania.
With the exception of the 1910 and 1922 elections, it would remain overwhelmingly GOP until 1932, when the party completely collapsed. Only in 1942, when it elected half the federal delegation to DC, and 1946, when it sent a majority, was the last time it has to date, though it will clearly be broken in 2014, and leave just Manchin as the sole Democrat (presuming he doesn’t switch parties, as I have theorized he just might).
BTW, there were pockets of Black population: in the Southernmost county of McDowell, it had enough influence to send a husband and wife, Black Republicans, to the State House of Delegates in the ‘20s. It was a populous mining county back then.
I knew that WV voted Dem for president prior to 1896, but so did all the border states (plus NJ), and I was not aware that it also voted Dem for congressional and state offices.
WV did also have some similarities to neighboring Maryland. During the Civil War and just after, MD had a strong Unionist contingent — although only one officially became a Republican in the House with the 1866 elections and the rest were Democrat-aligned. With the exception of the Western 6th district, which has mostly been GOP-friendly since the 1872 elections to date, the rest of the state dovetailed somewhat with WV, beginning around 1894/96 when the Republicans took a majority (half the House seats in 1894, and all 6 in 1896, along with enough seats in the legislature to elect a GOP Senator in 1897 and in the other seat in 1899). They didn’t elect their first GOP Governor until 1895.
Unfortunately, this latter period in the 1890s would tend to be a high-water mark for the GOP across the board. It was about the last time they held offices such as Attorney General. Although the state was semi-GOP leaning from about 1894 onwards, the Dems reclaimed the legislature and Governorship after only a term for each of those offices, though the GOP maintained control of half of the House delegation until 1910. Oddly, against the national tide, the GOP won back the Governorship in 1911, but gave up the entire House delegation in 1912 (though a death in the Senate allowed the GOP Governor to appoint a Senator, though the seat was lost soon after).
With the advent of the 17th, it allowed the GOP to take back that same seat in the 1916 elections, even though they took just 2 House seats (out of 6). Also oddly, against the national tide, the Dems maintained control of the Governorship thoughout the GOP heavy period between 1916-1935 (and just as oddly, won it in the awful year of 1934, whose occupant, Harry Nice, was considered a strong contender for the GOP for President solely because he had won the job). The GOP also reclaimed the House majority in the state in 1920, getting the other Senate seat and 4 of 6 seats (and oddly losing the Eastern Shore 1st district with a GOP incumbent, one of the very few, perhaps 2(?) seats they lost in that banner year — similar to 1980 when we lost that district with incumbent Bob Bauman, who got embroiled in a gay sex scandal).
Where the state started to part company with WV was probably in the 1920s, as it swung hard to the Dems. By 1924, the MD GOP had lost its House majority, and even in 1928, elected just 2 members out of 6 (though it did win a Senate seat). In the 1930 elections, it was wiped out across the board. No federal Republican would be elected again until 1942 (and only Harry Nice was the lone Republican from 1935-39, but in the Governorship).
The GOP had a brief resurgence in the 1950s (winning the Governorship in 1950 with liberal Ted McKeldin, along with a Senate seat by Conservative John Marshall Butler, thanks in part to Joe McCarthy’s help and a heavy Black vote defeating the left-wing segregationist Millard Tydings) with the party in 1952 also getting 4 of the 7 House seats for the first time since 1920 along with the other Senate seat.
The GOP strength dwindled from after the late ‘50s onward, and as we know have only elected 2 Governors since after 1958 (Agnew in 1966 and Ehrlich in 2002), 2 Senators since after 1968 (the moderate Glenn Beall, Jr. for a single term in 1970, and the ultraliberal Chuck Mathias, who was poised to switch parties had he remained after 1987). Curiously, we had the favorable district lines during the ‘90s with half of the 8-member delegation from 1992-2002 (and for a very brief period, a majority of the House delegation in between Kweisi Mfume’s resignation and the execrable Elijah Cummings’ replacement election). Now, of course, via highly unfair gerrymandering (which punishes both Republicans and Black Democrats), we have that single House seat today and the rest of the party statewide remains exceptionally weak (and whether that equation changes in November, especially with the Governorship, we shall see).
Ellis is a normal conservative. Amash is a Paultarded jackass, not “great”. Who gives a damn about a meaningless vote against Boner, Boner did not even have a challenger.
I would probably stick in it the South since they were part of VA and VA is the South (even though NOVA is no longer politically part of the South) and they are now voting like the Republican South.
But if they say “pop” they’re Midwest enough for me!
Weird choice for “other” in certain parts of the country, some variation of “so-dee” or “so-dee pop”. That sounds like something out of the 19th century.
What do they call it in Puerto Rico?
I love looking up those outliers during landslides that switch sides to the losing party. It saddened me that 2006 had NONE for the GOP, close misses in Georgia.
ME-2 is one of the them from ‘94, I’d love to get it back.
Looks there were more GOP House loses in 1920 than I thought.
Besides MD-1 there was the other one I was already familiar with, KY-8, Republican King Swope (cool name) had won the formerly rat seat in a 1919 special, didn’t hang on.
There were also 2 open seat loses, NY-28 and OK-5 (who’s GOP incumbent John Harreld was elected to the Senate).
<<<<<<<<<<BTW, there were pockets of Black population: in the Southernmost county of McDowell, it had enough influence to send a husband and wife, Black Republicans, to the State House of Delegates in the 20s. It was a populous mining county back then.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Neat, what were their names?
In Puerto Rico, the generic is either “Coca-Cola” or “refresco” (the latter literally “refresher”). You can click on state results on that website to see the PR results.
The “other” category nationwide is mainly “tonic” in and around the Boston area, “soft drink” in NC and a few other places, the “soda-pop,” “sodie,” etc. that you noted (small minorities in some places), people d1cking around instead of answering seriously, and “vanity posts” by people who feel that they need a paragraph to describe what the call a group of carbonated beverages.
Another thing about WV in where it differed from Southern states was that Blacks were enfranchised there, and why they had political power at a time when their neighbors did not. Democrats wanted to implement Jim Crow, but Republicans opposed it (and in the coal mining areas, the GOP business owners needed out-of-state Black workers, so it was why they came flooding in).
One source claimed McDowell County, the epicenter of “Black WV” had a whopping 24% Black population as of 1950 (when it had nearly 100,000 people), unmatched by any other county in WV and more in line with more urban locales elsewhere. Going back to 1880, when it was rural and undeveloped, there were all of THREE Blacks (!).
The article also said that because of the large influx of Blacks to the county that it sent a Black member to the WV House beginning with the 1914(?) elections. It must’ve been Ebenezer Howard Harper (although another source said he began serving in 1917). He apparently served for a few non-consecutive terms until his death in 1927 (he was struck by a car, survived, but his right leg was amputated and it appeared lingering effects from that led to his death).
Republican Governor Howard Gore appointed his widow, Minnie Buckingham Harper, who served for a year, but didn’t run again (1928). She apparently had the singular distinction of being the first Black woman to serve in any legislature in the U.S.
However, upon further research, it was not McDowell County that first sent Black Republicans to the legislature in WV, but nearby Fayette County, and as early as the 1896 elections (attorney and teacher Christopher Payne) and continuously into (at least) the 1910s. Black participation in politics in WV also extended back to when Booker T. Washington helped to urge the move of the capital from Wheeling to Charleston. Even in WV’s ugliest Gubernatorial campaign in the history of the state, 1888, Blacks provided the narrow margin of victory for the Republican candidate. However, Democrats used all their powers to have their votes tossed out, taking more than a year, to seat the Democrat loser (not until 1896 would the GOP officially claim the office, again with overwhelming Black support).
Since coal mining began to dwindle in the mid-20th century, Blacks left those areas when the jobs went away and the populations (and their percentages) have drastically declined. It’s curious that the rise of Robert Byrd happened just as they were heading for the exits, since it is unlikely his brand of politics would’ve gone over well in the decades before. As it was, he beat the pro-civil rights GOP Senate incumbent Chapman Revercomb in 1958 (although I have no reliable figures in the matter, I would tend to think Revercomb probably got the bulk of the Black vote).
Guess who's also back in the news from that Senate race? Blair Hull, the ultra liberal zillionaire that Obama destroyed by going through his divorce files. Hull has never supported a Republican in his life, but now he's endorsing "Republican" Bruce Rauner for Governor. Sadly some freepers will see that as a GOOD sign -- a "Republican" being touted by the likes of Hull, Rev. Meeks, and Mike Madigan:
I’m shocked, truly. Not.