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  • This Is The Last Week For Conservatives To Remove A GOP Incumbent Senator

    08/04/2014 3:58:50 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 8/4/14 | Alex Pappas
    They’ve spent loads of money, and, in some cases, have energized the grassroots against the so-called Republican establishment. But so far this year, conservative challengers have failed to topple a single incumbent Republican senator: John Cornyn of Texas, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have all been victorious over their tea party rivals. That makes this week — when voters go to the polls in Kansas and Tennessee — the last chance this primary cycle when a conservative challenger could take out a Republican incumbent senator, replacing them on the ballot in...
  • Huckabee endorses Roberts in Kansas Senate race

    07/25/2014 5:19:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    <p>TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has endorsed Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts as he battles an aggressive GOP primary challenge from tea party candidate Milton Wolf.</p> <p>Huckabee announced his endorsement Thursday. He described Roberts as a conservative warrior and said he's fought tirelessly for lower taxes and federal government spending.</p>
  • Ingraham: Retire Alexander like an 'old sweater'

    07/24/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 7/23/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham urged a ballroom full of Tennessee conservatives on Tuesday night to retire Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) like an “old sweater” that’s gone out of style. "He was really comfortable and sharp looking at one point, but now it just takes up room in your drawer," she said, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Ingraham spoke Tuesday at a 500-strong rally in Nashville for Alexander’s main primary challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, who’s gained traction in recent weeks in his underdog bid to unseat Alexander. According to reports, she shied away from personal attacks —...
  • Perdue grabs surprise runoff victory over Kingston in Georgia

    07/23/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot ^ | July 23, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    First-time political candidate David Perdue won a surprise victory over favored Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for the US Senate nomination in Georgia. Kingston, who had the backing of the US Chamber of Commerce as well as conservatives such as my Salem colleague Erick Erickson, had been leading in almost every poll as the runoff approached. In the end, Perdue’s outsider message may have won the day: Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 58 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • Primary/Runoff Official Live Thread (CO, FL, MD, MS, NY, OK)

    06/24/2014 2:41:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 370 replies
    Should be another intersting night! Hopefully we'll build some more momentum!
  • Mississippi Runoff Poll LIVE Thread

    06/24/2014 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 1,376 replies
    Please post what you are seeing at the polls today.
  • URGENT: Thad Cochran is trying to steal this election! [Runoff voting 6-24]

    06/18/2014 8:11:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 143 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 18, 2014 | Sal Russo
    <p>URGENT: Thad Cochran is trying to steal this election!</p> <p>This is an urgent call to action.</p> <p>I wish it wasn't true, but it looks like Senator Thad Cochran supporters are trying to steal this election. The Clarion-Ledger is reporting that a POWERFUL DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE inside Mississippi has been hired to go into Democratic communities and get those residents to vote for Cochran. We cannot let this blatant effort to steal the election go unanswered!</p>
  • BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced [June 20-22] (Dead heat, see # 16)

    06/16/2014 1:24:37 PM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 15, 2014 | Staff
      BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced Dear Patriots, Thanks to the generous contributions of our Tea Party supporters, we were able to reach our first fundraising goal- thank you so much! We are excited to announce our Elect Chris McDaniel Bus Tour and wanted to share it with our loyal supporters first. We will be holding four major rallies the weekend before the June 24th run-off election in key media markets and counties that are strategically necessary for McDaniel to win. For complete tour details click HERE.  If you reside in Mississippi or a neighboring state, we hope to...
  • Rep. Eric Cantor 'Absolutely' Shocked by Primary Loss

    06/16/2014 12:44:04 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | 6-15-14 | Benjamin Bell
    Outgoing Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told ABC's Jonathan Karl that he was "absolutely" shocked by his primary loss this week to Tea Party challenger David Brat, a defeat that has sent shockwaves through Washington as the man seen as a possible heir to Speaker John Boehner was dethroned. "Absolutely…I don't think anybody in the country thought that the outcome would be what it was. And, you know, I just am a believer, as I said that night, and subsequently, that there are some things that happen for a reason and we may not be able to really discern...
  • Niger Innis Questions How Unknown Opponent Won 2 Counties

    Republican congressional primary candidate Niger Innis of Nevada lost his bid to represent the 4th Congressional district of the Silver State, but he questions the outcome because of the number of votes received by a candidate who did no campaigning.(SNIP) Hardy defeated the tea party candidate by 10 percentage points. The Nevada assemblyman received 43 percent of the vote, Innis received 33 percent, Mike Monroe captured 22 percent of the vote, and Carlos Poliak won 2 percent.
  • Sen. Tim Scott wins GOP primary in South Carolina

    06/10/2014 6:53:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 9:24 PM EDT | Meg Kinnard
    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott easily won the Republican primary in South Carolina on Tuesday, setting up a general election that could make him the state’s first elected black senator. Early returns Tuesday showed Scott, 48, with about 90 percent of the vote over challenger Randall Young. Scott also is the heavy favorite to win in November in this heavily Republican state. …
  • Eric Cantor’s Primary Loss Is a Political Earthquake. And It’s Awful.

    06/10/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 172 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 10, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    How did the No. 2 man in the House lose a primary? Chalk it up to immigration and the Tea Party. It’s one of the most shocking losses in U.S. electoral history—and it’s bad for America. Here’s the thing: Eric Cantor did not fall asleep in this race. He spent around $5 million. He ran lots of TV ads. He knew this was going to be a close one. He campaigned. And he still got creamed. And here’s the other thing: Cantor was not an enemy of the Tea Party. He was in fact the Tea Party’s guy in the...
  • June 10th Primary Live Thread (ME, NV, SC, VA)

    06/10/2014 3:52:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 286 replies
    Live Thread

    06/10/2014 5:14:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 502 replies ^ | 6/10/14 | Jake Sherman
    RICHMOND, Va. — Dave Brat, a local economics professor, toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday night in the most shocking primary defeat since Republicans took the House in 2010. The conservative challenger’s victory halts one of the most meteoric rises in national politics, and illustrates the strong anti-incumbent fever that has taken over Cantor’s Richmond-area district. Cantor is the second House incumbent to lose this primary season — Texas GOP incumbent Ralph Hall was defeated by a tea-party backed challenger at the end of May. Cantor’s defeat not only reorders Virginia politics, where Cantor was the highest-ranking Republican,...
  • 100% reporting: D. Brat 36,110 (55.5%) E. Cantor 28,898 (45.5%) [LANDSLIDE!]

    06/10/2014 4:48:55 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 186 replies
    Mark Levin Radio ^ | 6/10/2014 | Mark L
    Did I just hear this right? Dave Brat has a big lead over Cantor right now...only %40 of the vote left to count and he's got a huge lead 57-43 GOOOOOO BRAT!!! Let's hope he pull this out!
  • Cantor internal poll claims 34-point lead over primary opponent Brat

    06/10/2014 5:03:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/14 | Sean Sullivan
    A poll conducted late last month for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) shows him with a wide lead over challenger David Brat heading toward next Tuesday's Republican primary election. The poll, shared with Post Politics, shows Cantor with a 62 percent to 28 percent lead over Brat, an economics professor running to Cantor's right. Eleven percent say they are undecided.
  • BREAKING: AP just called it for Brat!!!!

    06/10/2014 5:05:51 PM PDT · by Kolath · 298 replies
    AP | 06-10-2014 | kolath
    AP just called the race for Brat in the VA-7 race. But, but, but....they said the Tea Party was dead!!!!
  • Neel Kashkari Takes California Republican Governors Race

    06/04/2014 4:23:14 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 4, 2014 | Dignitas News Team
    Neel Kashkari provides Republicans with an excellent opportunity to take the Governors mansion. In California's Tuesday elections, Republican Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari outlasted a stiff challenge from Tim Donnelly to head into a November showdown against incumbent Jerry Brown. In other notable races, former NFL player Damon Dunn fell just short in his bid for the Long Beach Mayor's office, while contraception cover-girl Sandra Fluke appears to be heading a second place finish the 26th District State Assembly race, which will qualify her for Novembers general election. With nearly 99% of all precincts reporting, Kashkari held an apparently insurmountable...
  • U.S. Senate | Republican Primaries [Mississippi]

    06/03/2014 7:43:07 PM PDT · by docbnj · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3 Jun 2014
    CANDIDATE VOTES PCT. McDaniel 118,020 49.9% Cochran 114,661 48.5 Carey 3,697 1.6 80% reporting
  • 3rd congressional district: MacArthur beats Lonegan for Republican nomination

    06/03/2014 7:02:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies ^ | June 3, 2014
    TRENTON — Tom MacArthur, a millionaire former insurance executive, will be the Republican nominee in South Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District.
  • 2014 LIVE Mississippi Senate Primaries Results

    06/03/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 974 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2014 | Staff
    Live elections results. Polls close in 20 minutes!
  • Less than 1 Hour till polls close in Mississippi, Vote Senator Chris McDaniel & other Conservatives

    06/03/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 3, 2014 | Steelers6
    Here is an interview Chris McDaniel did with Glenn Beck
  • Primaries in 8 states for Senate, House, governor

    06/03/2014 5:19:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. — A nursing home scandal and a vow to “make ‘em squeal” in Washington are at the center of Senate Republican primaries in Mississippi and Iowa Tuesday, as voters in eight states write the next chapter in the battle to control the GOP and the Senate. For six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, it’s the race of a lifetime against conservative challenger Chris McDaniel, the faces of establishment Washington and the tea party movement that drove the GOP to the House majority in 2010. McDaniel has commanded considerable energy from Mississippi’s conservatives to counter any damage his campaign suffered...
  • Minnesota GOP picks Mike McFadden as Al Franken's opponent in midterms

    06/02/2014 1:06:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Here in Minnesota, where we managed to elect Jesse Ventura as Governor and Al Franken to the US Senate within a decade of each other, the state Republican Party held its convention this past weekend. Minnesota has a caucus-plus-primary system, in which the two parties attempt to settle its nominations with convention endorsements for state-wide offices. Often, the fight continues through to a late-season primary, drawing resources away from the general-election campaign. Democrats hold all of the state-wide offices, including Franken as the incumbent Senator and Mark Dayton as Governor, so their nominations have long been settled.Republicans batted .500 on...
  • POLLS: Too Close to Call [It's Now Or Never--This Election Matters]

    06/02/2014 6:00:00 PM PDT · by Syncro · 73 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 2, 2014 | Staff
    POLLS: Too Close to Call With the election TOMORROW, polls are showing the race between conservative Chris McDaniel and establishment entrenched Thad Cochran a virtual dead-heat.   While the Cochran campaign had a slight edge just one week ago, the McDaniel campaign has seen considerable momentum as of of late due to endorsements by major national conservative leaders from across the country such as Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and many more.  The election is TOMMOROW and represents one of the only opportunities for the Tea Party to oust a U.S. Senate Republican establishment career politician in Thad Cochran.  With the...
  • Tea Party Takes Texas

    05/28/2014 1:11:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 May 2014, 6:52 AM PDT | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—The Tea Party is alive and well and is firmly established as a dominant force in Texas Republican politics. Victories by Tea Party favorites nearly swept the statewide Republican runoff election. Establishment candidates like State Representative Dan Branch and State Senator Bob Deuell faded quietly in defeat while strongly supported Tea Party candidates like Sen. Dan Patrick, Sen. Ken Paxton, and former State Rep. Sid Miller sailed to easy victories in their statewide races. The trend of Tea Party victories continued down the ballot as well. In Senate District 10 (currently held by Sen. Wendy Davis), Tea Party favorite...
  • Cantor Primary Challenger David Brat: Anti-Amnesty Mailer 'Act Of A Desperate Campaign'

    05/28/2014 2:09:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 5/28/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Eric Cantor's primary challenger David Brat ripped the Majority Leader as “the number one Republican supporter of amnesty” in a dramatic press conference steps away from a rival event by a liberal Democrat intended to paint Cantor as the face of GOP intransigence on immigration. The day after Cantor portrayed himself as an anti-amnesty warrior in campaign literature, Brat accused Cantor of coordinating with Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), the Democrat holding the rival press conference, to provide him political cover in his moment of greatest need. Cantor, Brat noted, had previously visited sites with Gutierrez in a pro-immigration reform...
  • Tea Party wins big in Texas runoff elections

    05/28/2014 8:45:38 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/28/2014 09:26 AM | John Hayward
    Patrick, a fiery radio talk show host who founded the Tea Party caucus in the Texas state legislature, ousted Dewhurst after a campaign full of attack ads and mudslinging over which candidate was more conservative.Perhaps one day we’ll have a relatively calm, statesmanlike contest between an established candidate and a Tea Party insurgent. It would also be interesting if a few more of these races were run with something approaching financial parity. It’s significant when a feisty upstart overcomes a five-to-one funding disadvantage to unseat an incumbent, but no so much when the candidate with the huge war chest stomps...
  • Lieutenant Governor Loses Texas Runoff as Tea Party Holds Sway

    05/28/2014 8:38:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 27, 2014 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    HOUSTON — Dan Patrick, a state senator who has taken outspoken stands against abortion, same-sex marriage and illegal immigration, won a Republican runoff for lieutenant governor on Tuesday, handily defeating David Dewhurst, the longtime incumbent, in a race that illustrated the continuing power of the Tea Party in Texas.Mr. Patrick, 64, a radio talk show host from Houston who received widespread Tea Party support, had been expected by many political strategists to defeat Mr. Dewhurst. He finished well ahead of Mr. Dewhurst in the March primary, though he failed to get enough votes to avoid a runoff.“The people of Texas...
  • Primary Live Thread (AR,GA,ID,KY,OR,PA)

    05/20/2014 3:26:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 466 replies
    It was suggested that one be started so I'll take the lead!
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (California)

    05/13/2014 2:53:40 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 7 replies
    California (Rest of the country is in separate threads, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. California: Igor Birman, CAL-7, JUNE 3rd .... Sacramento County. DEM incumbent is Bera Endorsed by: Sen. Mike Lee,...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Mountain West)

    05/09/2014 8:39:19 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 94 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MOUNTAIN WEST (Rest of the country is in separate threads and Pacific Coast coming later, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Nevada: NIGER INNIS, NEVADA-4, June 10th .... winner...
  • Lindsey Graham Prevailing Over Primary Challengers

    05/04/2014 6:48:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 5/4/14
    Here's how Sen. Lindsey Graham is navigating through six challengers in South Carolina's Republican primary: goodwill, shrewd politics and nearly $7 million in campaign cash. Rep. Mick Mulvaney was thought to be a credible challenger in the June 10 primary, until Graham inspired House leaders to give Mulvaney a seat on the House Financial Services Committee. Mulvaney opted against challenging the two-term senator. A hacking episode resulted in the theft of South Carolina taxpayers' personal information and a public relations problem for Gov. Nikki Haley, also up for re-election this year. Graham advised her on the situation, and now she...
  • Amnesty-Bound Eric Cantor Won’t Debate Dave Brat

    04/28/2014 5:45:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    The powers behind the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) remind me of the DOJ putting Obama’s major donor Barbara Bosserman in charge of investigating the IRS targeting of conservatives. In-your-face arrogance. The conflict of interest in hiring Shaun Kenney as their Executive Director and head of fundraising was shocking. Further shocking, a couple of weeks later, he still has the job. The RPV also hired Ray Allen’s Creative Direct LLC with a $1.3 million price tag for direct mail fundraising for coming elections. Ray Allen is Congressman Eric Cantor’s (R-VA-7th) “top political consultant.” Is it possible Allen will raise funds...
  • Changing N.H. demographics may help Scott Brown

    04/13/2014 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 13 | Michael Levenson
    Democrats have called Scott Brown a carpetbagger and suggested the former Massachusetts senator is going to stick out in New Hampshire like a flamingo in the White Mountains. But the unusual demographics of this state might blunt that attack and help Brown resurrect his political fortunes on fresh territory. Contrary to the popular stereotype of the New Hampshire voter as a flinty, 10th-generation farmer who traces his roots to a soldier in the Continental Army, about two-thirds of New Hampshire adults were born in another state — and a quarter of them were born in Massachusetts. Even in an era...
  • Scott Brown Pulls Ahead 5 Points In New Hampshire Poll

    04/08/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/08/14 | Michael Warren
    Republican Scott Brown leads incumbent Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire by five points in a recent poll obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The poll, commissioned by the Republican Governor's Association, was conducted on March 19 and 20 and asked 600 likely voters in New Hampshire who they would vote for in the U.S. Senate election. Respondents were given both Brown and Shaheen's names and their respective parties.
  • Eric Cantor Earns An Opponent In Dave Brat

    03/31/2014 8:17:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Any limited government constitutional conservative who thinks that establishment Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA-7) isn’t such a bad guy and might serve as a viable and more conservative alternative to Speaker John “Let’s Make A Deal” Boehner should take a look at who he is hanging out with this weekend. Cantor is heading to the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida to speak to the "Main Street Advocacy" organization. Attending the event costs $5,000 a person. It is hosted by the Main Street Partnership, the progressive “Republican” group headed by former Representative Steve LaTourette of Ohio. We put the...
  • Run, Ted run: The grassroots effort to draft Ted Cruz for president is underway

    03/24/2014 10:56:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    It was inevitable.As was the case with Ben Carson, a grassroots effort to draft Sen. Ted Cruz has been launched by those eager to see the Texas Republican and his plainspoken policy prepare for and enter the 2016 White House race. The earlybird political action committee founded by one Raz Shafer - a former Cruz staffer - is on message and succinct.“It’s time for Americans to kick-start a national campaign to draft Ted Cruz. We can’t sit on the sidelines and allow a repeat of 2008 and 2012. That’s exactly what Hillary Clinton and the Democrats want us to do....
  • Former Miss America Comes Up Short in GOP Primary .

    03/19/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/19/14 | Todd Beamon
    Former Miss America Erika Harold lost her longshot bid on Tuesday to unseat first-term Rep. Rodney Davis as Illinois primary voters cast their ballots... Davis received 55 percent of the vote to Harold's 41 percent in the downstate district. Another candidate, Michael Firsching, a veterinarian who lost in a 2012 race, won 4 percent. Davis, 44, declared victory about 10:45 p.m. He won the 2012 race by slightly more than 1,000 votes... Harold, 33, who was Miss America 2003, is an attorney and a Harvard Law School graduate whose battle to unseat Davis was seen as uphill from the outset...
  • Idaho CD2 challenger Smith notches a conservative endorsement (vs. RINO incumbent)

    03/12/2014 2:02:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | March 11, 2014
    The Senate Conservatives Fund, founded by former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, has endorsed Bryan Smith in his campaign to upset eight-term incumbent Mike Simpson in May’s Republican primary. The fund adds to Smith’s list of endorsements, which so far includes the hard-right Club for Growth, The Madison Project, FreedomWorks, Citizens United, the National Association of Gun Rights and Young Americans for Liberty. Simpson’s endorsements include some heavyweights, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Rifle Association. Here’s the full release from the Senate Conservatives Fund: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Contact: Matt Hoskins (202)...
  • GOP Senate race starts with deadlock as Tillis slides, poll finds (NC - the next battle!)

    03/11/2014 12:58:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 3/11/14 | John Frank
    With the ballot now set, the first poll of the official Republican primary field for U.S. Senate finds a dead heat between Thom Tillis and Greg Brannon. Both took 14 percent in a March survey from Public Policy Polling, a Raleigh-based Democratic firm. It’s a downward shift for Tillis, who held a commanding 20 percent in the PPP poll a month ago, and puts him in the morass of an eight-candidate field despite pumping big money into a TV ad campaign. The plurality of the GOP primary electorate remains undecided, at 36 percent. Even with a minimal campaign, Heather Grant...
  • Texas GOP primary – a good night for conservatives

    03/05/2014 9:27:45 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 3/4/14 | Freedom Truth
    A good night for conservatives in the GOP primary. Cornyn fended off challengers, but at only 60% up against 7 dwarves, the establishment should be put on notice. Conservative Dan Patrick leads for Lt Gov. This defies polls but tells us Dan Patrick is in a good position to win. I supported Jerry Patterson, and that support will imho go mostly to Dan Patrick. For AG, its conservative Ken Paxton up against Straus-ally Dan Branch. Encouragingly, Ken Paxton has a strong lead. Smitherman at 20% is support that should/will go to Paxton. Comptroller, similarly the leading vote-getting is Glen Hagar,...
  • John Cornyn crushes Steve Stockman as Texas votes

    03/04/2014 7:18:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | March 4, 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN and KATIE GLUECK
    “We wish Senator Cornyn [the] best of luck in November and urge everyone to vote for, volunteer for and support the whole Texas GOP ticket,” Stockman tweeted just after The Associated Press called the race for Cornyn, with only about 2 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Eyes on GOP as Texas holds nation's 1st primary (TX Primary Open Thread)

    03/04/2014 1:46:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is holding the nation's first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push the state further right, though Democrats are calling it the next big electoral battleground. Republican Gov. Rick Perry has decided this would be his last of a record 14 years in office, and his looming exit has set off a scramble resulting in the most open races in Texas in more than a decade. Republicans are favored to win them all come November — including Perry's seat, despite Democrat Wendy Davis building a national profile and an early...
  • Discussion Thread: Texas Primary Today (3-4-14) ..first hand reports, observations, comments..

    03/04/2014 7:00:48 AM PST · by ken5050 · 355 replies
    one man's opinion...
    I was hoping one of the Texas FReepers would start a thread, but didn't see one. The Texas primary is today..several interesting races, but the BIG ONE involves Cornyn. When you vote...let us know what you heard/saw? What's the weather like down there?
  • Westchester County Executive, Republican Rob Astorino to Announce Bid for NY Governor

    02/24/2014 1:58:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02/24/2014 | By Courtney Coren
    Republican Rob Astorino will announce the first week in March that he will run for governor of New York. The Westchester County executive is expected to make the announcement March 3 or 4 along with his agenda on "eight key issues," the New York Post is reporting. The decision to enter the race came after receiving promises of at least $15 million in campaign contributions and more to come, if he can tighten the race between himself and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is expected to have $40 million in the bank for his re-election bid. "There'll be a...
  • Tea Party challengers fizzle in Texas

    02/18/2014 5:04:48 AM PST · by thackney · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Nearly two years after Ted Cruz's come-from-behind primary victory, Tea Party challengers are fizzling in Texas. Defeating the former Senate and House GOP campaign committee heads would be a top trophy for conservative insurgents. But with just over two weeks until Election Day, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) are both heavy favorites against their primary opponents. Texas Republicans laugh that gadfly Rep. Steve Stockman's (R-Texas) challenge to Cornyn has been a comedy of errors. Tea Party leader Katrina Pierson (R) has failed to gain any real traction against Sessions as she’s struggled with fundraising and name...
  • Kentucky Senate race 2014: Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell and TARP (Bevin supported TARP)

    02/11/2014 7:28:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2014 | Josh Bresnahan
    Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary, calls the 2008 federal bailout of banks and Wall Street giants “irresponsible” and says he would have opposed it as a senator. Yet back in 2008, as an investment fund president, Bevin backed the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, as well as the government takeover of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. McConnell supported TARP, and the Bevin campaign repeatedly reminds voters that the Senate minority leader calls that vote “one of the finest moments in the history of the Senate.”