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Nebraska Primary, West Virginia Primary: A Fight Night Preview
rollcall.com ^ | 5/13/14

Posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:07 AM PDT by cotton1706

Tea party-versus-the establishment is the theme Tuesday night as voters head to the polls in two of the hottest GOP primaries of the year: open-seat contests for party nods in Nebraska Senate and West Virginia’s 2nd District.

CQ Roll Call’s political team will live tweet the races, and their reporting will be featured in this space Tuesday night.

West Virginia’s 2nd District – Polls close 7:30 p.m.

Former United States International Trade Commissioner Charlotte Lane, former Maryland GOP Chairman Alex Mooney and pharmacist Ken Reed are battling it out in the race to replace Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, who is running for Senate.

Mooney has the backing of national conservative groups, while Lane, the early favorite, is the choice of the local establishment. But Reed put enough of his own money into his campaign and television advertising that no one is willing to rule him out.

The late assessment by state and national Republicans was that Mooney had the momentum going into Election Day.

Former West Virginia Democratic Chairman Nick Casey is expected to cruise to his nomination and take on the GOP nominee in a race that is rated Leans Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

Roll Call Politics reporter Abby Livingston will be live-tweeting Tuesday night as the results come in after polls close at 7:30 p.m. EST. Follow Abby here.

Nebraska Senate — Polls close 9 p.m.

In the Nebraska Senate race, Midland University president Ben Sasse, former state treasurer Shane Osborn, and Pinnacle Bank president Sid Dinsdale are facing off for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Republican Sen. Mike Johanns.

Sasse, a former Bush administration official with the backing of tea party and conservative groups as well as Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas, is the frontrunner.

(Excerpt) Read more at atr.rollcall.com ...


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

1 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:08 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Thank you for your diligence in posting articles about election updates.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 5:59:07 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

“Thank you for your diligence in posting articles about election updates.”

I’m doing what I can. Next Tuesday is Kentucky, Georgia, Idaho, Oregon and Arkansas.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 6:06:59 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Thanks for your outline of primary activities happening today. It is much appreciated for timing and background information!!!


4 posted on 05/13/2014 6:22:29 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

NE Freeper here, I’ll be voting for Sass for Senate and Rickets for the Governor.
Rickets worries me a little bit, but Bruning (AG running for Gov) is a corrupt establishment guy, so I’m more voting against him than anything. :)


5 posted on 05/13/2014 6:25:59 AM PDT by tuwood
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To: cotton1706

Question for Nebraska voters. All 4 attorney general candidates are prolife.
I’m leaning toward Hilgers because a member of the Federalist Society. He clerked for a conservative judge on the 5th circuit appointed by Bush.

All these other candidates who are not prolife I’m leaving empty, especially since this is primary.

Bond issues I’m saying no to all.

So I have

Senate. Ben Sasse
House. Lee Terry
Gov. Pete Ricketts
AG. Mike Hilgers
State treasurer. Don Stenberg
Dis 12 state legislator. Mere Riepe
The rest???

Your comments welcome, unless your a rino supporter.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 6:41:51 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: tuwood

I’m in Florida....but pulling for Ben Sasse!!! Will be following the WV & NE primaries this evening!!! Just remember, along with all Freepers, this upcoming mid-term election may be the most important in American history.

IMHO....it determines whether or America lives on as a free, opportunity, equality and thriving enterprize nation or, we sink into socialism, communism, tryanny, corruption and third world status brought forth by Obama & his Obamabot Democrats. We must “All” turn out and vote, come November, 2014 to destroy the Democrat party...politically and with it, neutralize, Barack Hussein (The Lie King) Obama!!! Obama is no friend or ally of any American!!!


7 posted on 05/13/2014 6:44:56 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: tuwood

I’m in Florida....but pulling for Ben Sasse!!! Will be following the WV & NE primaries this evening!!! Just remember, along with all Freepers, this upcoming mid-term election may be the most important in American history.

IMHO....it determines whether or America lives on as a free, opportunity, equality and thriving enterprize nation or, we sink into socialism, communism, tryanny, corruption and third world status brought forth by Obama & his Obamabot Democrats. We must “All” turn out and vote, come November, 2014 to destroy the Democrat party...politically and with it, neutralize, Barack Hussein (The Lie King) Obama!!! Obama is no friend or ally of any American!!!


8 posted on 05/13/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Linda Frances

Well, get out there. I’ve already voted in district 1 and Sasse, Ricketts, Hilgers, Stenberg are my picks.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 7:02:34 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

I like to savor my vote and double check everything to make sure we don’t give the country another Chuck Hagel or Ben Nelson (who I didn’t vote for) Hagel gave all the right answers and was military, but I should have known when I talked to him at a military ball, he was a phoney. He’s a spitter when he talks, and that’s what he’s doing to the country now.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 7:09:52 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: cotton1706

If you need prolife info on candidates

Nebraska right to life
http://nebraskarighttolife.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/NRTLVG1404updated.pdf

Nebraskans united for life
http://nebraskansunitedforlife.org


11 posted on 05/13/2014 7:33:18 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances

I’m in line with you on pretty much all of your choices. I’m still trying to figure out my AG vote and have been doing more research today.
I know Pete Pirsch and have met with him on a few occasions. I know he is a conservative, but his closeness to Bruning makes me very suspicious of him as a cloaked RINO.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 7:38:33 AM PDT by tuwood
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To: Linda Frances

I know what you mean. I first voted for Hagel for all of those reasons and I too had talked to him at a local area event. When he was elected and openly stated that he was sent to the Senate to vote his point of view and not those of the electorate I was done with him. I’m still pissed that the Omaha World Herald and many GOPe pushed hard to support him to be SecDef. I knew what UpChuck would do and that he serves nobody but himself. Even Panetta had some common sense, concern for the military, and sense of honor. Hagel has none.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 7:52:27 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Hagel is worse than the worse of the left. He has sunk to a new depravity.

Chuck Hagel: Transgender ban in military should be reviewed.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3155097/posts


14 posted on 05/13/2014 8:33:14 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: cotton1706

Are any Constitutionalists running against Capito(RINO-WV) ?


15 posted on 05/13/2014 8:41:47 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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16 posted on 05/13/2014 8:42:25 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rhinohunter

“Are any Constitutionalists running against Capito(RINO-WV) ?”

There was a guy but he dropped out. Capito will be the nominee and the next senator from WV.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 8:43:07 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Do you have a ping list for the primary updates? If so, I’d appreciate being added to it.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 8:46:28 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

“Do you have a ping list for the primary updates? If so, I’d appreciate being added to it.”

No, but I post stories daily under the Elections tab. So you can get updates on what’s going on across the country that way.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Seems to me the rats could find a phony pro-lifer who would beat Capito.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 9:03:44 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: rhinohunter

“Seems to me the rats could find a phony pro-lifer who would beat Capito.”

She’s ahead of the Harry Reid hand-picked candidate by some 20+ points. West Virginia is gone for the democrats.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 9:10:21 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

I appreciate your posting these stories. Keep up the good work.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 9:16:55 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: cotton1706

Good to hear. Perhaps they will even oust Rahall?


23 posted on 05/13/2014 9:38:59 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: rhinohunter

When do the polls close and is the live thread for the returns ?


24 posted on 05/13/2014 3:01:24 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: katykelly

Ok , I see the polls close at 9 .


25 posted on 05/13/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: katykelly

When do the polls close

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The closings are in the posted article......


26 posted on 05/13/2014 3:03:13 PM PDT by deport
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To: rhinohunter

The rats are running a liberal *itch.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 6:29:02 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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