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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
    Newt.org ^ | 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
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 11/01/2009 | www.foxnews.com
    ..."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...
  • SCOZZAFAVA THROWS SUPPORT TO OWENS

    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 Politico.com , 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
    politico.com ^ | 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.
  • Harmer Turns to the M&M Boys: Mark and Mitt [Mark Levin Endorses Harmer]

    10/29/2009 8:02:31 AM PDT · by cc2k · 27 replies · 977+ views
    National Review ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    A source close to Republican congressional candidate David Harmer tells me he will be on Mark Levin's show on Friday, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Eastern, noting that Levin endorsed Harmer and put a link on his website. There's also word that Mitt Romney wants to make a call for Harmer to his Bay Area supporters this weekend.
  • Virginia Gov 2009: Down Ticket Endorsements: McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli [R]

    10/29/2009 3:30:49 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 6 replies · 512+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 28, 2009 | Editorial
    *break* Does the GOP enjoy an electoral lock on the attorney general's office? The past four winners have been Republicans in large part because their campaigns have stressed the prosecutorial aspects of the position. The victors have run as crusaders determined to smite the bad guys. This year offers a twist, as Democrat Steve Shannon emphasizes his experience as a prosecutor while Republican Ken Cuccinelli defines the attorney general as the state's counsel. The job indeed seems corporate in nature. Shannon targets sexual abuse of minors; Cuccinelli advocates on behalf of mental health. The candidates score in motivation and sincerity....
  • David Keene of the ACU endorses Doug Hoffman (NY-23)

    10/29/2009 10:32:29 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 19 replies · 861+ views
    American Conservative Union Political Action Committee ^ | 9/29/09 | American Conservative Union Political Action Committee
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Conservative Union's political action committee, ACU PAC, today formally endorsed New York Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the upcoming Special Election in New York's 23rd Congressional District. ACU PAC Chairman David Keene said in announcing the endorsement that the New York State Conservative Party has given the people of the 23rd District the choice Republican leaders would deny them. "Doug Hoffman is an intelligent, sincere leader who can and will win this election and at the same time send a message to NY State GOP leaders that they won't be able to ignore," Keene...
  • Gun Owners of America endorses Doug Hoffman (C) NY-23 Special Election Tuesday Nov 3rd

    10/28/2009 10:12:46 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 55 replies · 2,745+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 27, 2009 | Tim Macy - GOA Vice Chairman
    GOA-PVF Supports Doug Hoffman in New York Special Election October 27, 2009 Dear Friend of the Second Amendment, You may have heard about a special Congressional election taking place next week in upstate New York. The race features a Nancy Pelosi Democrat and a Republican with long-standing ties to ACORN against a genuine pro-gun leader named Doug Hoffman. Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Doug Hoffman in this race. Doug Hoffman is a 100% gun rights supporter who will be a leader in the battle to defend the Second Amendment. Doug Hoffman Mr. Hoffman believes...
  • (CONFIRMED) Cheney to campaign for Hutchison in Texas

    10/28/2009 10:50:40 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 123 replies · 3,586+ views
    http://www.bostonherald.com ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas — Former Vice President Dick Cheney will throw his support behind U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s campaign for Texas governor. Hutchison’s campaign confirmed today that Cheney will endorse the Texas Republican’s March primary challenge of Gov. Rick Perry at a fundraiser next month.
  • Hoffman Nabs Nods From Congressional Republicans (DeMint, Rohrabacher and Cole)

    10/28/2009 10:52:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 900+ views
    CQ-Roll Call ^ | Oct 27, 2009 | Emily Cadei
    Three Republican lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed Doug Hoffman's third-party campaign for the special House election in New York -- a slap in the face to the party's leadership and the current top brass at the National Republican Congressional Committee. Endorsing Hoffman in the 23rd District contest were Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Reps. Dana Rohrabacher of California and Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who also served as NRCC chairman from 2006 to 2008. The party's preferred candidate is GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava. Hoffman's name will appear on the upstate ballots as the Conservative Party nominee. The nods from the three...
  • Dick Cheney to endorse Kay Bailey Hutchison for Texas Governor (Headline Only - no link yet)

    10/28/2009 10:14:06 AM PDT · by crescen7 · 44 replies · 1,584+ views
    WOAI radio breaking news broadcast | 10/28/2009 | WOAI
    This was broadcast as breaking news on WOAI at about 12:07 pm 10/28/2009. There's not yet a link to this story at their site.
  • GOP Reps. Cole And Rohrabacher Back Conservative Party's Hoffman In NY-23

    10/27/2009 1:39:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 786+ views
    TPM ^ | 10/27/09 | Eric Kleefield
    Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in the NY-23 special election, has picked up two more endorsements from sitting House Republicans, Tom Cole of Oklahoma and Dana Rohrabacher of California, who are joining in the right-wing revolt against the nomination of moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava. Cole's endorsement is big news, because he is in fact a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee -- the party organization dedicated to electing Republicans to the House. He was NRCC chair during the disastrous 2008 cycle, and is now going against the party's candidate in a seat that the GOP could potentially...
  • D'Amato: 'I May Be' Endorsing Hoffman In NY-23

    10/27/2009 4:52:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 39 replies · 1,391+ views
    TPM ^ | 10/27/09 | Eric Kleefeld
    Former Sen. Al D'Amato (R-NY) appeared on Neil Cavuto's TV show, and said that he'll likely be making an endorsement soon in the NY-23 special election -- and that he's leaning heavily towards backing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman over moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava. "I will say to you that I am leaning heavily towards the Conservative," said D'Amato, citing Scozzafava's support for the Employee Free Choice Act as major point against her. D'Amato was first elected in 1980, defeating liberal Republican incumbent Sen. Jacob Javits in the GOP primary. He was re-elected in 1986 and 1992, and then defeated...
  • Pawlenty endorses Conservative Party candidate in NY election (purge the RINOs)

    10/26/2009 5:13:30 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 47 replies · 1,857+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 10/26/2009 | RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty waded into the politics of a New York special election for the U.S. House Monday by endorsing a Conservative Party candidate over the Republican candidate. In a statement endorsing Conservatives' Doug Hoffman over GOP Assemblywoman DeDe Scozzafava, Pawlenty said, "We cannot send more politicians to Washington who wear the Republican jersey on the campaign trail, but then vote like Democrats in Congress."
  • Tim Pawlenty Endorses Doug Hoffman

    10/26/2009 12:35:37 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 101 replies · 4,204+ views
    RedState ^ | 10/26/2009 | Erick Erickson
    With polling now showing NY-23 has come down to a two man race between Hoffman and Owens, the Democrat, momentum is clearly in Hoffman’s favor. Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is now adding to the momentum becoming the first sitting Republican Governor to endorse Hoffman. This comes on the heels of Sarah Palin’s endorsement from last week. What makes this stand out even more than the Palin endorsement is that Pawlenty has not been seen as diverging with the Republican establishment. He’s not seen as the maverick that Palin is. But Pawlenty has a huge amount of stature inside the...
  • Virginia Gov 2009: RTD Endorsement: Why Virginia Needs Bob McDonnell [R]

    10/25/2009 3:41:49 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 21 replies · 611+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 25, 2009 | Editorial
    *break* ...This year's election for governor will have consequences -- for the next four years. Voters face a heightened civic responsibility to elect a gifted leader who is also an able manager. The commonwealth is fortunate that two thoroughly decent, knowledgeable men are seeking its highest office this year. Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell have long records of admirable public service. We believe that each possesses the integrity and experience required to be governor of Virginia, one of the most powerful executive offices in the country. Both candidates, for example, seem to understand that the state's difficulties with information technology...
  • LEADERS OF THE TEA PARTY EXPRESS ENDORSE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE DOUG HOFFMAN IN NY-23

    10/24/2009 10:11:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies · 1,606+ views
    TeaPartyExpress ^ | Oct 24, 2009 | Levi Russell
    Leaders of the Tea Party Express have announced their endorsement of Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman in the NY-23 Special Election for Congress. In addition, the chief sponsor of the Tea Party Express, the Our Country Deserves Better political action committee, has announced it will be making a financial contribution to Hoffman's campaign. "The Republican candidate in this race is emblematic of all that's wrong in Washington right now. The Democrat candidate is even worse. In contrast, Doug Hoffman has been a stalwart advocate for the conservative values of lower taxes, limited government and less government spending. We enthusiastically endorse him,"...
  • Newt Gingrich Endorses Ultra Leftist Candidate

    10/24/2009 11:19:40 AM PDT · by Psion · 69 replies · 1,819+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 24, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Beware Rinos, Says Sarah Palin GOP Comes Unglued in New York bythelastcrusade.org “If you want to have a conservative majority in Washington, part of that majority's going to make you uncomfortable." So says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich defending his decision to endorse an ultra liberal Republican candidate in the special election for New York's 23rd Congressional District even though she is a Margaret Sanger Award winner, who supports same-sex marriage, abortion-on-demand, and the Obama stimulus programs. Republican candidate DeDe Scozzafava has received not only the backing of Planned Parenthood and The Daily Kos, but her campaign has also...
  • Kansas GOP Rep. Tiahrt Endorses Conservative Party's Hoffman In NY-23

    10/23/2009 8:34:35 PM PDT · by paudio · 35 replies · 1,003+ views
    TPM ^ | October 23, 2009 | Eric Kleefeld
    Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS), who is currently running for the Republican nomination in a contested 2010 U.S. Senate primary, has now endorsed Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the NY-23 special election -- the second sitting member of Congress to openly do so, after Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Tiahrt's press release blasts the moderate GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava, questions her party loyalty, and casts the race as a test for the soul of the GOP:
  • Newt Gingrich pushes back on N.Y. endorsement (Newt Triples Down on Scozzafava)

    10/22/2009 7:46:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 121 replies · 3,120+ views
    AJC ^ | 10/22/09 | Jim Galloway
    Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich is taking real heat over his endorsement of a moderate Republican, Dede Sozzafava, in a special congressional election in upstate New York. David Keating, executive director of Club for Growth, has taken to a third-party conservative, Doug Hoffman, and rakes Gingrich on the anti-tax group’s web site: “Gingrich does this all the time,” said Keating. “He does whatever the party committee asks him to. He likes to cultivate this image of being an innovator (snip) But this afternoon, on his own web site, the former Georgia congressman pushed back: The choice in New York...
  • Huckabee Doesn't Endorse Hoffman In NY-23 -- But Agrees With Him On Everything

    10/23/2009 3:53:42 PM PDT · by ellery · 63 replies · 2,116+ views
    TPM ^ | October 23, 2009 | Eric Kleefeld
    During an appearance on the Neil Cavuto show, Mike Huckabee said he would not make an endorsement in the NY-23 special election -- and then proceeded to profusely praise Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, and say he could never support a pro-choice candidate (which so happens to be the case for the GOP's nominee, Dede Scozzafava). "Certainly his views represent more closely to mine," said Huckabee. "I'm not taking a role in that with my PAC, simply because I feel like it would be inappropriate with me at this point -- mainly because I'm already speaking to the Conservative Party...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Hoffman

    10/22/2009 8:51:35 PM PDT · by rae4palin · 14 replies · 828+ views
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | 10/22/09 | rae4palin
    Sarah Palin Endorses Hoffman
  • [Washington Examiner] Bob McDonnell for governor [Ken Cuccinelli endorsement included]

    10/22/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies · 482+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2009
    Bob McDonnell for governor Washington Examiner Editorial October 22, 2009 Bob McDonnell Virginia is at a critical crossroads. For the last decade, the state has been on a tax-and-spending spree under Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Now it needs to sober up. But tax-and-spend politicians never know when it's time to stop. So Virginians must decide on Nov. 3 whether to continue to raise taxes and bust budgets - and become a failing state like California and Michigan - or to return to the commonwealth's sterling tradition of fiscal restraint and careful governance. Only one candidate, Republican Bob...
  • National Review: Palin to endorse Doug Hoffman in NY-23 Race?

    10/22/2009 10:28:41 AM PDT · by jsdjason · 72 replies · 2,976+ views
    According to the writer, he has been hearing that she will endorse Doug Hoffman over the RNC's choice of Scozzafava. I sincerely hope that she does endorse Hoffman. I think it only gives her more credibility in showing that she does not give a hoot what the RNC says or does and sticks to her principals. Of course, this could be just the jolt that Hoffman needs to surge ahead of both of his liberal opponents.
  • The Washington Times Editorial: McDonnell for governor

    10/20/2009 9:15:36 PM PDT · by paltz · 6 replies · 618+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/21/09 | The Washington Times
    The only way to support Creigh Deeds for governor of Virginia is to believe in a fairy tale - call it Three Little Governors. Once upon a time, the voters of Virginia elected a moderate Democratic problem solver to fix the state's transportation problems, but the first little governor, Mark Warner, didn't solve the problem. The voters decided to try again, but the next little governor, moderate Democratic problem solver Tim Kaine, didn't solve the problem, either.
  • Did the NRA really endorse Scozzafava for Congress (NY-23) ?

    10/20/2009 6:47:42 PM PDT · by dangus · 30 replies · 2,075+ views
    NRA sites | 10-18-09 | Dangus
    Is the National Rifle Association ashamed of its own endorsement, or are the media lying to us once again? I was stunned to read that the N.R.A. endorsed pro-gay, pro-abortion, climate alarmist, socialist Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava for Congress in the special, off-year election in New York's 23rd district. The N.R.A. is pro-gun rights, not (necessarily) conservative, but a moderate Democrat helps the N.R.A. maintain its nonpartisan status and reputation more than supporting a liberal Republican. On the other hand, the media widely reported that the N.R.A. endorsed former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean. The reality is...
  • National Republican Trust PAC Endorses Conservative Party Candidate in NY 23 (Hoffman)

    10/19/2009 5:43:56 PM PDT · by cc2k · 15 replies · 711+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The conservative grassroots organization, National Republican Trust PAC today endorsed the Conservative Party Candidate over the two establishment candidates, Republican and Democrat in New York's special election to fill the vacant 23rd Congressional District. The Trust's Executive Director, Scott Wheeler released the following statement. "The National Republican Trust PAC is committed to standing on principles not party lines and electing candidates who speak for America and not the Washington establishment. We are going all out to elect Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party Candidate and will be launching a television advertising campaign this week." Wheeler...
  • Rubio picks up another U.S. Senate endorsement

    10/19/2009 1:36:48 PM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 33 replies · 1,947+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 10/19/2009 | Alex Leary
    Marco Rubio's campaign for U.S. Senate, already picking up speed with fundraising, now has another endorsement to tout. The Buzz is U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Olahoma, will endorse the former Republican House speaker today. Rubio was previously endorsed by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint.
  • Another Conservative Casts His Lot With Rubio

    10/19/2009 6:18:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 699+ views
    Roll Call ^ | October 19, 2009 | John McArdle
    While his party leaders have lined up behind Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida’s Republican Senate primary next year, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced Monday that he was endorsing former state Speaker Marco Rubio. “I enthusiastically support Marco Rubio in his campaign for U.S. Senate,” Inhofe said in a statement released Monday afternoon. “Marco is exactly the type of conservative leader Americans need in Washington today fighting for the principles of limited government, individual liberty and personal responsibility.” In his endorsement, Inhofe also appeared to take an indirect shot at the more moderate Crist for backing President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus...
  • Dick Armey to endorse 3rd party candidate over Republican in NY House race

    10/19/2009 1:37:18 PM PDT · by cc2k · 212 replies · 5,311+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2:04 PM Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | Dick Armey to endorse 3rd party candidate over Republican in NY House race
    The special election to fill New York's vacant 23rd congressional seat is perhaps the earliest test of the GOP's chances to reclaim the House in 2010. Yet the GOP candidate, Dede Scozzafava, has struggled to line up Republican support, and has taken a pummeling from conservative groups that assert she's liberal. The Club for Growth and Eagle Forum, among others, support her opponent, Doug Hoffman, who's running on the Conservative Party ticket. Add North Texas' Dick Armey to the list of conservative stars backing Hoffman. The former House Majority Leader has confirmed to the Hoffman campaign that he'll spend Thursday...
  • EDITORIAL: Robert F. McDonnell for governor (Endorsement)

    10/18/2009 6:26:44 AM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 27 replies · 733+ views
    The Manassas News/Messenger ^ | 10/18/2009 | Editors
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert F. McDonnell has a detailed plan for tackling transportation issues that includes everything from tolls to privatizing ABC stores in order to gain revenue specifically for transportation. While everything in his transportation plan may not work, we are impressed at the effort he put forth in coming up with solutions, something his opponent seemed wary of doing. ... Of course, being a Republican, he is also eager to trim waste from the state’s budget and maintain low taxes, both things we appreciate. We are afraid that taxes would be a simple answer to many problems from...
  • Mr. Deeds for Governor [BARF ALERT]

    10/17/2009 8:45:52 PM PDT · by freespirited · 30 replies · 1,240+ views
    Washpost ^ | 10/18/09 | Idiotorial Board
    A LEGACY of sound policies, coupled with the proximity of the federal government, has partially protected Virginia from the harsh retrenchments that the recession has forced on many states. Yet the commonwealth faces a daunting crisis in the form of a drastic shortfall in transportation funding, measured in the tens of billions of dollars, that threatens future prosperity. If the current campaign for governor has clarified anything, it is that state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee, has the good sense and political courage to maintain the forward-looking policies of the past while addressing the looming challenge of fixing...
  • VA homosexual advocacy group endorses Deeds for Gov (BARF ALERT)

    10/16/2009 9:54:45 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 24 replies · 883+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: OCTOBER 15, 2009 JON BLAIR, 804-643-4816 Equality Virginia PAC Endorses Deeds for Governor RICHMOND - Equality Virginia PAC announced today its support for Creigh Deeds for Governor. “There is no question that for the GLBT community and Virginians who believe in equality for all, there is only one sensible choice for Governor, and that choice is Creigh Deeds,” stated Jon Blair, Equality Virginia PAC’s CEO. “While no candidate is perfect, including Senator Deeds, Virginians must support the one candidate who truly understands that discrimination hurts our economy and our families.” Blair drew the following contrasts in...
  • PA 2010: Romney Endorses Toomey in Pennsylvania Senate Race

    10/13/2009 7:22:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,472+ views
    Fox ^ | 2009-10-13
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Arlen Specter's GOP opponent in the 2010 Pennsylvania Senate race, giving Pat Toomey the backing of one of the Republican Party's most influential members. Romney, who ran unsuccessfully for his party's presidential nomination last year and is considered a top contender in 2012, announced his support for Toomey in Philadelphia.