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Palmer defeats DeMarco in Ala 6th District
Birmingham got news wire ^ | 7/15/2014 | cbs42

Posted on 07/15/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT by plain talk

Conservative policy analyst Gary Palmer has come from behind to defeat state Rep. Paul DeMarco in the Republican runoff in Alabama’s 6th District congressional race. With 53 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday, Palmer led DeMarco with 62 percent. He was far ahead in all six counties in the central Alabama district. The results are a turnaround from the primary, when DeMarco easily outdistanced Palmer and five other candidates.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; al2014; alabama; garypalmer; pauldemarco
sweet!!! This is seat being vacating by Spencer Bachus. Palmer is a strong conservative with almost a photographic memory. He will be a good asset.
1 posted on 07/15/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Ah, sum!


2 posted on 07/15/2014 7:38:34 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: plain talk

Good. Glad the conservative won. Media will NOT report this.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 7:39:04 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: plain talk

He came from behind to win a huge majority. What do you think the reason was? Was the primary having a lot of candidates?


4 posted on 07/15/2014 7:42:04 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: plain talk

That’s one less vote for Bonehead as Speaker.

Another one bites the dust!


5 posted on 07/15/2014 7:43:09 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: plain talk

I wonder what the GOPE and RINO’s will do to sabotage his campaign?


6 posted on 07/15/2014 7:43:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: plain talk

Rick Santorum has been picking some winners this year.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 7:45:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: plain talk

With 84% reporting, ......

*Palmer, Gary GOP 36,695 63%
DeMarco, Paul GOP 21,494 37%

Palmer dominated. I am very happy with these results. This is a big win and a big step up from Bachus.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 7:45:54 PM PDT by boycott
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To: GeronL

I wonder what the GOPE and RINO’s will do to sabotage his campaign?


From what I’ve heard, they’ve already tried. Palmer should easily win in November.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 7:47:11 PM PDT by boycott
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To: plain talk

I was hoping it was Arnold Palmer so he could challenge Zero to a grudge match.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 7:47:25 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Hostage

A crowded field split the conservative vote in the primary. They all endorsed Gary Palmer in the runoff. And he annihilated DeMarco in debates.

This is about the safest Republican seat in the country, and it should have been held by someone who could be a conservative leader in DC without worrying about re-election. But unfortunately, it was held by an underwhelming career politician. Gary Palmer is a huge, huge upgrade!


11 posted on 07/15/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT by subaru
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To: plain talk

Wow! The House races are where it’s at for America.

And in more good news Mark Walker “...Berger has noted that he’s signed an anti-tax pledge from Grover Norquist’s American for Tax Reform. Walker said that Norquist supports a revision of immigration laws that amounts to “amnesty.”
While Berger is the preferred candidate of Republican leaders, Walker said at the candidate debate that he’d vote for Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina for Speaker over Boehner.
“There’s not a lot of things that I agree with Mr. Boehner on,” and he “takes a weak approach to the president,” Walker said...” beat Phil Berger in 6th District N.C. runoff.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 8:02:07 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: plain talk

I have friends that swear this Palmer is a good egg. Happy for him tonight.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 8:28:46 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Arnold Palmer is alive, well and living in a neighboring town. He is still active in conservative politics and a fine asset to our community. His generosity also added a wing to our neighborhood clinic, among other things.

This is especially quite remarkable when you consider that he retired from golfing when the top purses were in the low six figures. Yes, he invested well, bought an auto dealership and launched other business ventures when he quit golfing, but he's been very generous with our community.

14 posted on 07/15/2014 8:31:50 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

This is especially quite remarkable when you consider that he retired from golfing when the top purses were in the low six figures.

For many years he was the top earning athlete when counting endorsements. Glad to hear he’s a conservative. Almost all pro golfers are.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 8:43:19 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: plain talk
How could anyone lose with a sporty name like "Gary Palmer"?

(.....i.e., Gary Player Arnie Palmer, LOL)

Leni

16 posted on 07/15/2014 8:49:17 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: plain talk

It’s so good to hear some good news for a change. Thank you God!!!


17 posted on 07/15/2014 8:50:40 PM 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: plain talk

LIEberals!

RINOs!

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?


18 posted on 07/15/2014 8:58:09 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Hostage

the conservative generally win the race if the media don’t hype it. Less chance of democrat voting fraud occuring


19 posted on 07/15/2014 8:59:59 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: LowOiL

Your friends are right. He has worked faithfully for constitutional conservatism for decades, mostly in the shadows. It’s great to see him rewarded.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 9:11:45 PM PDT by subaru
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To: Vigilanteman

I have always admired Arnie, for his golf but also because he is a class act. As far as I know there has never been a hint of scandal tied to his name unlike most athletes of today. He has always been a gentleman in the best sense of the word. Golf, unlike other sports, is much more likely to make the news when a golfer does something wrong because it is a man bites dog story. If you follow the game Palmer represents many in the sport, golf just seems to create them.

You are lucky to have him for a neighbor.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 9:43:15 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: subaru; Hostage
11 A crowded field split the conservative vote in the primary. They all endorsed Gary Palmer in the runoff. And he annihilated DeMarco in debates.

This is about the safest Republican seat in the country, and it should have been held by someone who could be a conservative leader in DC without worrying about re-election. But unfortunately, it was held by an underwhelming career politician. Gary Palmer is a huge, huge upgrade!

Agree with most all you said. I attended 1 of the 7-way debates. It was tough to differentiate. Many of us agree that Bachus shouldn't "let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya." I voted for Palmer in both primaries. While he has been a lobbyist in Montgomery for 20+ years, he came across as a solid conservative. I think he got a huge boost from 1 of our local talk radio conservatives, Leland Waylie. Waylie, who has political campaign experience analyzed that DeMarco went negative too soon on the other candidates and was revealed to be an "empty suit" not ready for prime time.

I hope I am not disappointed in Palmer. We got 1 post card, can't remember which politico group it was, that claimed Palmer stated 2 years ago that AL could not afford to keep illegal aliens out of AL.

22 posted on 07/15/2014 11:49:02 PM PDT by MacNaughton ("... something wicked this way comes." 1606, Macbeth, Act IV Scene i, by the "Bard")
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To: Viennacon
Yeah for the Conservatives! And congratulations to Mr Palmer.
23 posted on 07/16/2014 12:13:48 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Hostage

DeMarco was ahead in 1st primary & was the more establishment candidate. DeMarco tried to paint Palmer as a liberal. I mean it was stupid. All of these candidates were conservatives so it made no sense. DeMarco ran a “low information voter” style campaign like dems do and assumed he could fool people. Didn’t work.

When DeMarco was asked about whether the public was tired of negative campaigning he says he is tired of the attacks on him and denies he ran a negative campaign. The lies backfired.

On a radio show one guy that had worked with Palmer remarked about his uncanny memory and recall. As an added plus Palmer can throw out facts and figures at will which will also be effective.


24 posted on 07/16/2014 5:26:35 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk; All
The good folks in Alabama sent the GOP-e a message...

I don't think the GOP-e understands the message.

GOP-e set on being another Democratic party only with weaker leadership...

Go Tea Party

Go Tea Party Express...

25 posted on 07/16/2014 10:59:50 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: plain talk

Very good and where we need to focus the most attention. A conservative House is a bulwark against the real enemy - the US Senate.


26 posted on 07/16/2014 12:56:19 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: topher

Yeah but in the more local races, the GOPe won.

The Montgomery Pravda’s (Advertiser) headline today:
“GOP ESTABLISHMENT WINS!”

For the first time ever I’ll actually vote for an Independant this November because I can not ever vote for clyde chambliss who is such a pathological liar he makes 0bama look honest.


27 posted on 07/16/2014 3:03:35 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (If you ain't CAV, you ain't.......)
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To: mrsmith

I think both of them were relatively weak on amnesty but I’d take someone who is opposed by Boehner, Pittenger, Ellmers and McHenry.

Huckabee and Rand Paul are both pro-amnesty but Huckabee upsets the GOPE with his social issues. I think Walker even attacked Norquist.

If Todd Akin hadn’t run in 2012 the whole narrative would have been Republicans lost because of the Latino vote. At least the war on women BS is still out there and it is preferable they try to pander to women instead of hispanics.

A Huckabee or a libertarian (like Amash against Ellis) is better than someone who says “Boehner is my boss”.


28 posted on 07/16/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: mrsmith

Some people attacked Greg Brannon as being pro-amnesty because Rand Paul endorsed him. It is interesting how they use the endorsements.

It is probably a good thing that Rand is not endorsing in some races because the primary voters will think they are voting for a libber pro amnesty candidate.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 4:10:00 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Americans are so infuriated over our open borders that the RINOs have succeess using the illegals issue against consservative opponents!
The same RINOs who had every opportunity to force the borders to be protected and didn’t.

But angry people are easily manipulated.


30 posted on 07/16/2014 5:11:31 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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