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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
    dailycaller.com ^ | 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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 Air.com ^ | 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
  • CANTOR LOSES

    06/10/2014 5:14:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 502 replies
    politico.com ^ | 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