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GOP establishment choice wins Iowa's House contest
Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 6/21/2014 | THOMAS BEAUMONT

Posted on 06/22/2014 12:34:25 AM PDT by South40

(AP) — In a setback for the tea party and libertarian forces in Iowa, establishment Republicans on Saturday nominated their candidate for a House seat in one of the nation's most competitive congressional districts.

The nomination of David Young in Iowa's 3rd District punctuated the efforts of Republicans in the party's mainstream who had desperately worked to avoid repeating embarrassing losses suffered in congressional races in other states in 2010 and 2012. It also marked a rollback in influence of libertarians who had controlled the state GOP in recent years.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; davidyoung; ia2014

1 posted on 06/22/2014 12:34:25 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

state GOP in Iowa goes full RINO


2 posted on 06/22/2014 12:38:32 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: South40
K.

Now that the primary is over.... make someone vote for them in the general.

The GOP isn't owed a vote because of a majik R.

Good luck with that.

/johnny

3 posted on 06/22/2014 12:42:20 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Viennacon
I smell entitlement mentality. Like conservatives owe republicans their vote.

Gonna be a cold, hard morning, waking up alone.

/johnny

4 posted on 06/22/2014 12:44:31 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: South40
If you can't nuke 'em in the primary, nuke 'em in the general.

/johnny

5 posted on 06/22/2014 12:56:08 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Like!

If Alexander or Corker somehow win in the primaries I see no reason too reward their Democrat voting record with a vote. Its not like they are reaching out to Conservatives anyway.


6 posted on 06/22/2014 1:06:32 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Viennacon; South40; iowamark; gaijin; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; cornfedcowboy; ...
state GOP in Iowa goes full RINO

Oh please. This article is democrat bulls*** designed to create GOP dissension. Let's stop giving them what they want and use critical thinking instead of making kneejerk comments.

Matt Scultz, who seemed to lead in "Tea Party" support endorsed Young after he was eliminated. Tea Party conservative Monte Shaw's delegates also preferred Young as their second choice over Zaun. Who is a better judge of whether or not Young is a "RINO", Conservative GOP Secretary of State Matt Schultz and conservative GOP delegates, or the friggin AP?

Maybe Zaun, who this article seems to suggest was the "tea party favorite" (I think Scultz was clearly that man) was just a lousy candidate if all these delegates of the other candidates preferred anybody but him. These delegates were not "RINOs".

7 posted on 06/22/2014 1:13:35 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
It's important to remember that white voters in Iowa gave Obama a 51%-48% margin over Romney in 2012.

Iowa is not a Conservative state.

Chuck Grassley (R), the retiring Senator, is a political institution there, and he could consistently pull down 65% of the vote.

I don't think there is another Republican in the state who could get even close to that number.

8 posted on 06/22/2014 2:41:40 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Grassley isn’t retiring. Tom Harkin the democrat senator is the one retiring. Thus the possibility of a republican pick up.


9 posted on 06/22/2014 4:50:52 AM PDT by askjeff
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To: South40

Come on, Iowa is a blue state. The very last thing Iowa wants is a conservative representing ANY district in the state.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 5:02:34 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: South40; All
Young overcame an early lead from state Sen. Brad Zaun, a tea party-backed legislator whom Democrats were already targeting for comments they characterized as extreme.

Oh crap..... Not another Todd Akin / Richard Mourdock moment I hope. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. It seems like there could be someone who would "step up to the plate" and hold training sessions for Tea Party candidates before they start their campaigns and face the media and general public.
11 posted on 06/22/2014 5:14:01 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: zeestephen

Chuck Grassley (R), the retiring Senator, is a political institution there, and he could consistently pull down 65% of the vote.
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Sen. Grassley has been very quiet with regard to the Senate Race for Harkin’s seat. He could be a tremendous help to Joni Ernst’s campaign this fall. What are the chances that he would campaign for her in the General Election?


12 posted on 06/22/2014 5:19:12 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; All

I agree JRF. It’s time to get radical. Let the GOP-E know that they can not screw us, abuse us, ignore us and threaten to “crush” us in the Summer time and then expect us to get in bed with them in November.

If I lived in KY, I’d vote for Grimes and I don’t shive a git how many of our FReeper family tried to influence me to go ahead and vote for Mitch, to help the GOP takeover the Senate and get Harry Reid out of the position of SML. I think we can take the Senate without his seat. That way I can help rid Mitch from the Senate for good, and pull Reid down at the same time.

HE WHO DOES NOT LIKE REVENGE HAS NEVER TASTED IT!!!


13 posted on 06/22/2014 5:44:27 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker

Not sure if Iowa has an open or closed primary but still smell a rat. Demodummies know that if a “real conservative” (excludes a RHINO) wins, they are in deep dodo as they fear any Tea Party and libertarian candidate.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 6:02:59 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Din Maker
Tea Party candidates like Mitt Romney and his 47% comment writing off tens of millions of voters, or John McCain, who told a rally during his campaign that we shouldn't be afraid of Barack Obama as President.

Todd Akin was not the Tea Party candidate, he was the Democrat Party preferred candidate and they did everything they could to get him the nomination in the primary.

Stop the cr*p that Tea Party candidates are yokels, who put their feet in their mouths.

Look at the loser "mainstream" Republicans for incredible signs of stupidity, like believing we must have amnesty or never win the Presidency again. How stupid do you have to be to believe that?

15 posted on 06/22/2014 6:53:18 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: South40

The thread seems to be missing some important facts.

The establishment pretty much ran the table in Iowa this year.

Young was the fifth place finisher in the 3rd district primary on June 3rd. He’s about as establishment as it gets, being the former chief of staff in DC for Senator Grassley.

But, since no one got the required 35% in the primary, this special convention was required.

The establishment delegates’ first choice was fourth place finisher Monte Shaw, a lobbyist for the ethanol industry. But when it became apparent that the first place finisher, conservative Brad Zaun, was going to win, and Shaw got knocked out, the Shaw delegates virtually all threw their support to David Young, putting him over the top.


16 posted on 06/22/2014 7:38:49 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Din Maker; askjeff
I goofed - big time.

Harkin is retiring.

Not Grassley.

Can you believe BOTH those guys were in the Senate when I lived in Iowa, 25 years ago!

Re: Grassley supporting Ernst

I'm sure he will, but, the question is, how much will that help?

I just looked at two polls, and Ernst and Harkin each won once by small margins.

I am not optimistic about Republican chances to take the Senate in November.

It will come down to turn out for the Democrats.

In 2010, Democrats fell asleep after the exuberance of Obama’s 2008 victory.

Democrats will not be asleep in 2014.

Yesterday, I saw a poll for the 12 US Senate Battleground states.

Republicans are up just 3%.

Since Obama and the Democrats have had nothing but bad news for several months, a 3% GOP lead is downright depressing.

17 posted on 06/22/2014 8:37:33 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Impy

What happened was Big Liberty supported Zaun, then proceeded to trash every other candidate out there, descending like bees. Which is ironic considering how they always style themselves as free thinking individualists.

That pissed the supporters of every other candidate off, and being that Young was everyone’s second choice, when it came down to Zaun v. Young, Big Liberty pissed themselves and handed Young the win. In some ways it was glorious.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 8:56:12 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan; iowamark; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Viennacon

Is “Big Liberty” a collective name for the Paultarded dorks who claim to be “tea party”?

If Zaun was their boy, that’s explains that, and I’m glad he lost.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 9:30:38 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Yeppers. The same Pauldrone Mothership crew that ran the Republican Party of Iowa for the last couple of years, teaming up with the Theocrat SoCons to form their unholy ruling coalition.

And Zaun was their boy, which is too bad because Zaun is a good guy! They tried to use liberal Democrat tactics to make him win, and it backfired on them when the supporters of the rest of the candidates played Rebel to their Empire.


20 posted on 06/22/2014 9:55:53 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

Stop the cr*p that Tea Party candidates are yokels, who put their feet in their mouths.
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Oh PULEEEEZE! Look who is in the “Won” Column and who is in the “Lost” Column. We gave away two Senate seats (MO and IN) that should have been slam-dunks.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 3:36:29 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: ought-six
The very last thing Iowa wants is a conservative representing ANY district in the state.

You ever heard of Steve King (R-IA4)?

Anyone—even those missing a couple fingers—can count House members to his right on one hand.

22 posted on 06/22/2014 4:05:43 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: newgeezer

You are correct, friend. I did indeed forget Steve King. I stand corrected.


23 posted on 06/22/2014 5:17:04 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: South40

This article represents a desperate Dem attempt to smear David Young. I do not envy the Third District delegates, having to choose between several outstanding candidates. I am sure that 99% of the Republicans will unite behind Young. Radical Staci Appel in Congress is too horrible to contemplate.

The Iowa Republican coverage, with video:

http://theiowarepublican.com/2014/live-blog-third-district-special-nominating-convention/


24 posted on 06/22/2014 5:21:04 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark

Thanks for the link my FRiend! I will check it out.


25 posted on 06/22/2014 5:22:47 PM PDT by South40 ([Hillary Clinton was a] "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Din Maker
Atkins for one, was not a Tea Party person. And what was Karl Roves winning percentage, 2%?

You're spouting establishment ruling party crap that the Tea Party loses elections by only focusing on the Tea Party. In your two examples, you're wrong already 50% of the time. Stuff it.

Next you'll tell us that the Tea Party are nec-confederate, KKK, racists, bigots, religious fanatics. That's where you're heading.

26 posted on 06/22/2014 6:54:27 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

I don’t know where in the world you came up with all of that crap. Are you drinking or smoking something? In the first place, I AM A TEA PARTIER. I just made an observation that our candidates need some training on how to run a campaign and avoid media pit falls and you went crazy. You lost all credibility right off by not even knowing that the candidate’s name is Akin; not Atkins. Never get on the computer when you are drunk or high.


27 posted on 06/22/2014 8:36:54 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker
I have a short fuse. Why do just Tea Party candidates need training? The entire GOP needs training in communications. They're the only political party on the planet that uses the "strategy" of not communicating with voters. And when they do actually communicate, they suck. What's the Tea Party's winning percentage compared with Karl Rove? It's a hell of a lot better. so, stop blaming the Tea Party.

I have a friend like you and he accepts the conventional wisdowm far too much, like Sharon Angle was a moron. He believed that until he met her and heard her speak in person. He was affected by the mainstream/democrap blather, just as you are.

It's the MSM/dhimmicrat spin, that Tea Party candidates are morons, yokels and not ready for primetime. You've bought into that.

OK, going on memory I got Akins wrong, it doesn't change the fact that he wasn't the Tea Party preferred candidate and as I recall, he'd been a multi-term GOP congresscritter. Getting elected and being in office and being a professional politician doesn't mean you can actually know what your job is and do it competently. In the industries I've worked in, most GOP members of congress would have been fired for incompetence decades ago, because they can't do the basics of their job: communicate with voters.

28 posted on 06/23/2014 6:05:07 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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