Skip to comments.Georgia GOP Senate Runoff May End Intraparty Fighting Nationwide for 2014
Posted on 07/17/2014 5:34:58 AM PDT by cotton1706
Most of the battles to determine Republican nominees in the GOP's quest to take control of the U.S. Senate this year have been decided. On July 22, Georgia, considered to be a rare potential gain by Democrats, will hold its GOP Senate runoff election. Regardless of the winner, some GOP intraparty battles will likely close not only in that state, but throughout the nation.
As the contests for various GOP Senate nominations began around the country earlier in the year, many pundits viewed the contests as simply a test of "tea party candidates" versus the "GOP establishment."
Some contests were just that, with each side claiming some victories. And there are still some residual bitter feelings for a few of those who lost. Most notable is Mississippi, where Chris McDaniel's closest supporters are continuing to claim the election was "stolen" by forces who favored winner Thad Cochran.
But the wishful thinking of most Democrats and many pundits did not come to pass.
In most states where Republicans have a chance of replacing sitting Democrats in the U.S. Senate, the GOP nominee has potential for broad appeal to not only conservatives, but among moderates who have lost faith in President Barack Obama and many of his policies.
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I read this as a screed to try and get conservatives back on the plantation - despite crap like what happened in Mississippi.
Will they? Well maybe they will and maybe they won't but one thing is sure. Regardless of whether Cochran hangs on to his tainted win or not, the Mississippi GOP is hopelessly divided. It's fortunate that they don't have much of a Democratic party or a strong opponent.
“But the wishful thinking of most Democrats and many pundits did not come to pass”
Au contraire. The Dims’ and leftist pundits’ wishes came through in every instance where a Republican squish won out over a conservative/tea party challenger. The Dims and Big Government Republican establishment candidates are politically joined at the hip.
The Dims did not want to challenge tea party candidates but candidates as close to their big government philosophy as possible. That assures the leftists that, whether a Dim or Big Government Republican wins, the government will continue to grow and freedom will be diminished.
If Kingston wins, & if he had ever wanted my vote in Nov., he shouldn’t have smeared Perdue with lies. I’ve had it with the GOPe using Dem smear tactics on fellow Republicans in their winning-is-all-that-matters attempts to remain in DC forever. From now on, any incumbent that lies about & smears a challenger will never, ever get my vote.
Both candidates stink on ice.
Kingston is a GOP-E Washington Insider endorsed by the US Chamber of Commerce.
Perdue a businessman with a history of sucking at the government teat.
Seriously? So ONCE again it’s just sing kumbaya and hold your nose and vote? Again?
No. I fight.
Another GOPe shill.
I hate to tell Matt Towery but the last I heard Kingston was polling 10-15 points over Michelle Nunn. She ain’t no tough candidate.
The issue in Mississippi is not just about the election being "stolen"; more importantly, it's about how the "forces who favored winner Thad Cochran", in close coordination with and with full support of the Democrat Party who are experts at election fraud, smeared Republican Party conservatives as "racists" who want to keep blacks from voting.
Oh, and this anger is not limited to McDaniel's "closest supporters" ... it is national.
Towery follows politics too closely not to know these things; that he ignores these essential facts in his commentary is done deliberately by him.