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  • KY-Sen./CT-Sen. 2010: Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Rand Paul, Peter Schiff

    11/10/2009 4:32:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 762+ views
    It’s still early to be thinking about 2010 elections, but the Republican Liberty Caucus National Board has approved several endorsements for 2010 already. Liberty fans across the country will be pleased to note that the RLC endorsed Rand Paul in his bid to become U.S. Senator in Kentucky, and Peter Schiff in his bid to represent Connecticut in the Senate. The RLC has also endorsed Jason Shepherd for State Representative in Georgia, Shane Schoeller (Incumbent) for State Representative in Missouri, and Bill Hunt for Orange County Sheriff in California. Our endorsements process has just begun, so please stay tuned for...
  • KA-1 2010: McCain endorses 1st District candidate (Rob Wasinger, former Brownback chief of staff)

    11/09/2009 11:40:43 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,295+ views
    Congressional candidate Rob Wasinger, R-Cottonwood Falls, gained the endorsement of U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the GOP's presidential nominee in 2008. "Rob Wasinger has the right experience, vision, and values to lead Kansas into an era of economic growth and prosperity. He is an exemplary public servant we can trust," McCain was quoted saying in a news release from the Wasinger campaign. "I am humbled to be supported by Sen. John McCain, an American hero who has served our country with honor and integrity both in uniform and in Congress," Wasinger said in the same release. Wasinger is the former...
  • Ca. 2010: Fiorina counters DeVore/DeMint with 8 GOP senators [Snowe, Collins, Graham, McCain]

    Carly Fiorina (R) on Thursday announced the endorsements of eight Republican senators for her just-launched California Senate campaign. After primary opponent Chuck DeVore annonced the backing of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) this week, Fiorina fought back with Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), John McCain (Ariz.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Olympia Snowe (Maine).
  • Coburn, McCain Endorse Fiorina Senate Bid

    11/05/2009 3:34:42 PM PST · by LaybackLenny · 82 replies · 1,285+ views
    RedState ^ | November 5, 2009 | James Richardson
    Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO-turned-McCain campaign advisor and surrogate, announced on Thursday the endorsements of eight Republican Senators, including conservative stalwart Senator Tom Coburn. “Our nation is facing serious economic challengers because we keep rehiring the same failed career politicians who have proven themselves incapable of making hard choices,” read Coburn’s statement. “Carly’s common sense and fiscal conservatism will be a welcome addition to the United States Senate. I am glad to offer her my endorsement.” Today’s announcement by Fiorina, who only formally announced her bid for Senate on Wednesday, comes on the heels of Senator Jim Demint’s endorsement...
  • Pence endorses Hoffman for 2010

    11/04/2009 2:34:03 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Hill.Com ^ | Nov 4, 2009 | Jordan Fabian
    The third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives on Wednesday endorsed Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman for the 2010 midterm elections. House Republican Conference chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) offered his support to Hoffman, who was defeated at the hands of Democrat Bill Owens in a highly contested special election in upstate New York. "Well, let me say that the lesson here is that we all need to fall behind Doug Hoffman for next fall’s election," Pence told a conservative blog today. "I look forward to welcoming him to Congress a year from now. I think he ran a brilliant campaign."
  • Virginia Gov 2009: Danville Register & Bee Endorses Bob McDonnell for Governor

    11/02/2009 4:58:11 PM PST · by HokieMom · 15 replies · 520+ views
    Danville Bee ^ | November 1, 2009 | Editorial
    Virginians will have an important choice to make in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election — and we believe the best choice is Republican Bob McDonnell. *break* On economic development, McDonnell wants to do more to lure businesses to Virginia. *break* McDonnell wants a $1,000 per job tax credit for companies that create at least 50 new jobs — or 25 new jobs in economically distressed areas. That’s the kind of thinking this economically distressed community needs in Richmond. It’s true that the Dan River Region’s leadership has worked hard to attract new jobs in manufacturing, technology, research and retail. But Danville has...
  • The value of a Sarah Palin endorsement

    11/02/2009 12:09:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,965+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 2, 2009 | Peter Grier
    So Sarah Palin has started endorsing candidates, by boosting conservative Doug Hoffman for an upstate New York congressional seat in tomorrow’s elections. Maybe she should make that a regular practice. Endorsements matter, despite what the chattering heads say on cable news. And multiple Palin stamps of approval could be good for the recipients, the Republican Party, and ex-Governor Palin herself. Plus, the ads would be fantastic. Decoder can see one now: “Hi, I’m Sarah Palin, Brander of MavericksTM. I’ve taken time from my busy schedule here in Alaska because it’s important you know that [CANDIDATE NAME] is a maverick, just...
  • Scozzafava Manager Matt Burns Backs Hoffman

    11/01/2009 3:47:44 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 20 replies · 1,971+ views
    Hotline ^ | 11/01/09 | Hotline
    Assemb. Dede Scozzafava (R) may be crossing party lines to support atty Bill Owens (D), but her now ex-mgr Matt Burns isn't going along with that decision. "Dede is entitled to her own opinion, as is everyone, but I obviously disagree with her decision," Burns told us today, a day after leaving the campaign. "I am supporting Doug Hoffman, because denying Nancy Pelosi another foot soldier is vital to restoring fiscal responsibility and common sense in Washington." Burns, who was raised in the CD but now works in MN, said he decided to join Scozzafava's team in order to keep...
  • Newt: "I am, however, deeply dissapointed that she has chosen to back Owens over Hoffman."

    11/01/2009 5:06:35 PM PST · by jpeg82 · 126 replies · 4,266+ views ^ | 11-1-09 | Newt
    I Am Endorsing Doug Hoffman Updated 11/1 - The race has evolved into a contest between a conservative and a pro-Pelosi, tax increase, big government liberal Democrat. This is both a tribute to the power of the national conservative movement to define an issue and a commentary on the populist anger against politics-as-usual. The New York GOP has now had two troubled special elections and it is clear they should go to a primary nominating system so everyone will feel it was fair and open. The age of party leaders picking people is over. Scozzafava did the right thing in...
  • McDonnell right for Virginia

    11/01/2009 2:28:23 PM PST · by freespirited · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Daily Progress ^ | 11/01/09 | Editorial Board
    If the economy and transportation are the two top crises facing Virginia, then the question is: Which candidate for governor has the best chance of solving those intertwined problems? And the answer has to be: Bob McDonnell — although there are portions of his platform that we question. We say this with great respect for his opponent, state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, whose district includes portions of our community. We know him well and admire his record of service. But for overall strategy and capability, the nod goes to Mr. McDonnell. Let’s take transportation first. Mr. Deeds would tackle the...
  • Giuliani Endorses Hoffman

    11/01/2009 1:47:19 PM PST · by seton89 · 117 replies · 3,411+ views
    Newzjunky ^ | 11.1.09
    Media Release WATERTOWN, N.Y., November 1, 2009  —  Doug Hoffman the Conservative candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd District today received the endorsement of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.  Rudy Giuliani said: “On Tuesday, the voters of the North Country have a very clear choice when they cast their vote for Congress. It’s a choice between a tax and spend Nancy Pelosi Democrat and a common sense conservative Republican named Doug Hoffman. “Doug Hoffman has what it takes to be a great Congressman. He’s not a professional politician; he’s a private citizen, and a successful small businessman....
  • Scozzafava Endorses Democrat After Dropping Out of N.Y. Congressional Race

    11/01/2009 11:51:17 AM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 24 replies · 2,222+ views ^ | 11/01/2009 |
    ..."I am supporting Bill Owens for Congress and urge you to do the same," she said. "In Bill Owens, I see a sense of duty and integrity that will guide him beyond political partisanship. He will be an independent voice devoted to doing what is right for New York. Bill understands this district and its people, and when he represents us in Congress he will put our interests first."...
  • Scozzafava Endorses Democrat After Dropping Out of N.Y. Congressional Race

    11/01/2009 11:45:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 639 replies · 18,290+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/01/09
    Republican Dede Scozzafava endorsed her former Democratic opponent Sunday in the race for an upstate New York congressional seat, one day after Scozzafava dropped out of the contest. Scozzafava dropped out after Conservative Party candidate Dough Hoffman experienced a late-in-the-game surge. But on Sunday, Scozzafava backed Democrat Bill Owens -- the announcement was made in a statement send out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "I am supporting Bill Owens for Congress and urge you to do the same," she said. "In Bill Owens, I see a sense of duty and integrity that will guide him beyond political partisanship. He...

    11/01/2009 11:30:05 AM PST · by tennmountainman · 132 replies · 3,249+ views
    Watertown Daily News ^ | 11/1/09 | Un Attributed
    It is in this spirit that I am writing to let you know I am supporting Bill Owens for Congress and urge you to do the same. It’s not in the cards for me to be your representative, but I strongly believe Bill is the only candidate who can build upon John McHugh's lasting legacy in the U.S. Congress. John and I worked together on the expansion of Fort Drum and I know how important that base is to the economy of this region. I am confident that Bill will be able to provide the leadership and continuity of support...
  • Huck now behind Hoffman

    10/31/2009 4:25:05 PM PDT · by curth · 55 replies · 1,635+ views
    Twitter ^ | 10/31 | Jonathan Martin
    According to a "tweet" from Jonathan Martin of , Huck has endorsed Doug Hoffman: Huck now behind Hoffman, praises Scozza for her "very unselfish announcement." about 5 hours ago from web jmartpolitico
  • In NY-23 There Are Four Who Deserve Tremendous Credit

    10/31/2009 11:09:41 AM PDT · by BAW · 38 replies · 2,014+ views
    Red State ^ | Oct 31, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    Lots of people want credit for Dede Scozzafava dropping out today. I feel like I have had a view from the inside. Lots of people are trying to give me credit for rallying the base since last July for Hoffman, but from my vantage point, there are four that are being overshadowed by Pataki, Pawlenty, and Palin, but who genuinely and truly deserve a hell of a lot more credit than most. Please though, remember these four: 1. Susan B. Anthony List. First in and last out, they have been under the radar for months. Before the tea party activists....
  • Gingrich endorses Hoffman

    10/31/2009 12:32:26 PM PDT · by euram · 111 replies · 3,040+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-31-09 | Mark Preston
    WASHINGTON (CNN)– Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who came under fire from some conservatives for endorsing Dede Scozzafava in next week's special Congressional election in New York, is now backing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.
  • Huckabee hearts no one in N.Y. 23rd

    10/31/2009 11:51:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies · 1,260+ views ^ | October 30, 2009 | Alex Isenstadt
    One name is notably absent from the list of prominent conservatives who have lined up against the GOP nominee in the Nov. 3 New York special election: former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Even as other past and prospective Republican presidential candidates have offered their endorsements, Huckabee has conspicuously declined to officially support Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, a decision that has left bewildered many of the social conservatives whom he assiduously courted in his 2008 bid. “It’s very disappointing,” said Tom McClusky, vice president for government affairs at the Family Research Council. “You have names out there like Sarah Palin,...
  • Oops! Daily Kos 'Unendorses' Scozzafava in NY-23 After Original Endorsement Backfires

    10/30/2009 6:06:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies · 1,934+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 30, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops! Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, has discovered that his endorsement can be political poison. Such was the case with his endorsement at the beginning of this month of the very liberal Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava, in the New York 23rd CD special election: Club for Growth darling Doug Hoffman is running on the Conservative Party line, and has even garnered the endorsement of Fred Thompson. The guy has legitimate traction, fueled by the fact that Dede Scozzafava, the Republican, is actually the most liberal candidate in the race. (Heck, she has run on the very liberal Working...
  • Pataki endorses Hoffman

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki endorsed Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman tonight, the clearest sign yet that even the most establishment New York Republicans now view Hoffman as having the best shot at preventing a Democrat from winning next Tuesday's special election.