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  • Should next US president consider an Iran nuke deal 2.0?

    06/25/2016 9:56:46 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    al-monitor ^ | June 24, 2016 | Barbara Slavin
    Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Iran nuclear kabuki last year, told the Council on Foreign Relations June 23 that the Joint Plan of Action, JCPOA had been successfully implemented so far... Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton is for the agreement, but Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been skeptical. Asked about Trump’s threats to renegotiate the agreement, Coons called that possibility “a fool’s errand.” Coons said that personal relationships between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and between Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and Ali Salehi, Iranian Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] — have been apparently been effective....
  • AIPAC's Devastating Decision

    10/28/2015 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Democratic Senator Chris Coons from Delaware betrayed his backers and his voters when at the end of the summer, as the Senate returned from recess, he announced that he was supporting President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Coons announced his decision in an address at the University of Delaware. There Coons acknowledged that the deal was terrible for America. He detailed all the ways the deal harms US national security and places US allies, including Israel at grave risk. “Frankly, this is not the agreement I hoped for,” Coons began. “I am troubled,” he explained, “that the parties to...
  • Iran Deal on the Verge of Senate Success (Updated) (Video)

    09/01/2015 7:31:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/1/15 | Niels Leniewski
    The Democratic senator who holds the seat long occupied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has put the Obama administration on the verge of victory on the Iran deal.Sen. Chris Coons announced on the campus of the University of Delaware Tuesday that he would provide the 33rd vote against a resolution of disapproval for the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. That puts the agreement one vote short of the number needed to sustain a presidential veto.Coons began his speech to an abundance of local television cameras by expressing concerns about provisions of the deal, including enforcement mechanisms.(video at link)“I...
  • Senators Chris Coons and Bob Casey back Iran deal; Obama one vote from major diplomatic victory

    09/01/2015 12:37:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Paul Kane
    Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) have decided to support the Iran nuclear deal, putting President Obama on the brink of a major diplomatic breakthrough that will allow him to fully implement the controversial deal over the objections of the Republican-led Congress. Coons's decision, disclosed in an exclusive interview with The Washington Post, delivered a powerful blow to opponents of the plan because the Delaware Democrat had previously voiced some of the deepest skepticism about the controversial deal. It came as Casey announced support for the deal and left Obama needing just one more vote in the Senate...
  • Ted Cruz presses IRS commissioner on non-profit targeting

    07/29/2015 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Dallas News ^ | July 29, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–It’s been two years since the IRS targeting scandal broke, but Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, said on Thursday they’re still looking for answers.The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, chaired by Cruz, on Wednesday questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the agency’s cooperation with investigations, and rehashed accusations of a White House conspiracy to target conservative groups.“The American people have a right to be angry when an instrument of the american government is used a partisan cudgel,” said Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate running on abolishing the IRS. “I have to...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a “National Security Imperative” [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, “We cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.”It’s as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by ‘hosting’ their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didn’t take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

    01/30/2015 10:36:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, at 6:38 p.m. | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when he invited Netanyahu to speak, and the White House has already said Obama will not meet with him when he’s here. BuzzFeed News asked several Senate Democrats whether they planned on skipping the speech or not. Most said they either hadn’t thought about it or they hadn’t decided. But there were no hard answers in the negative. Only one senator definitively said...
  • Senate Democrats give Obama an Iran deadline (Menendez still ticked)

    01/27/2015 3:12:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Kristina Wong
    Ten Senate Democrats warned the White House in a letter Tuesday that they will support legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran if a framework to roll back the country’s nuclear program isn’t reached within two months. "In acknowledgement of your concern regarding congressional action on legislation at this moment, we will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," said the letter, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is the co-author of Iran sanctions legislation. "After March 24, we will only vote for this legislation on the Senate floor if Iran fails to reach agreement...
  • Senate Democrats bow to Obama, pull support for immediate new Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 6:05:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    U.N. gives mixed signals on Tehran cooperation as nuclear talks intensifySenate Democrats on Tuesday backed away from a bipartisan push for immediate new sanctions on Iran, bowing to President Obama’s call not to undercut international talks to get Tehran to curb its nuclear programs in the coming weeks. The shift, announced Tuesday by Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat and one of the party’s outspoken hawks on Iran, came amid a series of mixed signals from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency over the question of whether Tehran was honoring promises to put its suspect nuclear programs on hold as...
  • OBAMA, BOB MENENDEZ FIGHT OVER IRAN SANCTIONS GETS PERSONAL

    01/24/2015 7:25:57 AM PST · by LSUfan · 61 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 16 Jan 15 | Dan Reihl
    Everyone involved seems to be trying to put the best face on it, but Barack Obama went so far as to suggest senior Democrats like Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who take a hard line on Iran, are doing so purely to appease their donors. Obama said that as a former senator himself, he understood how outside forces — like special interests and donors — can influence senators to act, one of the senators recounted.
  • Obama-Menendez dispute shows Dem Iran rift

    01/18/2015 5:32:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KETK NBC ^ | 1/17/15
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A heated exchanged between President Barack Obama and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) broke out Thursday over whether the U.S. should reimpose sanctions on Iran amid ongoing negotiations over the country's nuclear program, according to two senators who were in the room. Menendez, the leading Democrat pushing for additional sanctions against Iran, forcefully pressed Obama on the need for additional sanctions during a meeting in which Obama urged Menendez and other senators to drop their efforts to pass sanctions legislation. Additional sanctions, Obama argued, could torpedo ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. The unusually sharp exchange, between...
  • Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'VIDEO

    01/21/2015 10:45:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | JAN 21,2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'
  • Democrats fold, of course, on Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 12:01:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27 at 1:22 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Unless there is any doubt, the vast majority of Democrats value partisan support for a failed president over support for our own national security and for that of Israel. Hence, they want to delay once again a vote on the Menendez-Kirk bill imposing sanctions on Iran unless it agrees to an acceptable final deal. The bill was introduced more than a year ago. The timing just isn’t right, you see. Will it ever be? A letter by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) signed onto by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),...
  • Jeb Bush Vs. Ted Cruz

    12/23/2014 9:41:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his intention to "actively explore" a run for president. That announcement spurred spasms of joy in some segments of the Republican Party who have been itching for an effective counter to the enthusiasm of the grassroots right. Those Republicans -- largely coastal donors who scorn social conservatives as rubes, and shun the supposed fiscal extremism of the tea party -- have been searching for a candidate who will buck the base on immigration, who doesn't mind hand-in-glove corporatism, and who, most of all, feels the same way they do about the grassroots....
  • Delaware TV gets the hottest U.S. Senate campaign ad: Chris Coons Ebola Zone!

    10/30/2014 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Moseley · 17 replies
    Dr. Rich Swier ^ | October 30, 2014 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Kevin Wade's campaign ad (titled "Ebola Zone") begins airing on Delaware television Thursday, October 30, on broadcast TV and cable. The ad can also be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkNzyGDy7AM Incumbent Democrat Freshman Chris Coons is the Chair of the Africa Subcommittee in the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate. Thus, Republican Kevin Wade accuses Coons of failing to perform his job for Delaware and the nation over the preceding year since the Ebola outbreak began in the Fall of 2013. Wade alleges that Senator Coons is the Democrats' and Senate's #1 voice on Africa as well as eyes and ears. On a question of...
  • Jobs Outsourced Overseas by Delaware’s U.S. Senator Chris Coons

    10/20/2014 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Moseley · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | October 20, 2014 | Johan Snyder
    Delaware’s Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons has outsourced over 2,170 high-paying Delaware jobs to China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from his family’s business W.L. Gore and Associates. Yet in a bold act of chutzpah, Coons is also running for re-election by promising voters he will bring manufacturing jobs to ‘the First State.’ Nationwide, Republicans have been hammered for many years with the false and unfair accusation that American jobs are going overseas because of Republican plans. Whereas Democrat Party policies harm the nation's business environment and drive employers out of the U.S.A., liberals come close to accusing Republicans...
  • African Ebola deaths more important than US deaths. Sen Chris Coons of Delaware

    10/13/2014 6:28:10 PM PDT · by Moseley · 37 replies
    TWITCHY ^ | October 12, 2014 | Senator Chris Coons
    Democrat US Senator Chris Coons from Delaware Tweeted Sunday afternoon that Americans should stop "freaking out" about one Ebola death in America and should care about West Africa instead of America's safety. NOTE that Senator Chris Coons is the Chair of the Africa Subcommittee of the US Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee. So Chris Coons is the Democrats lead voice on Africa in the US Congress. For the past year since the Ebola outbreak began in the Fall of 2013, Coons was the point person for the U.S. Congress who should have been paying attention to the growing crisis. Coons was...
  • The Facebook Factor in the GOP's Battle to Take the Senate

    08/13/2014 6:18:42 AM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Politically active liberal Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook is now blocking Republican candidates from his social media website Facebook in the GOP’s bid to retake control of the U.S. Senate in November. Facebook deleted late Monday night an “Event” this author created to ask for donations to Kevin Wade, running for U.S. Senate as a Republican in Delaware from his 4,937 Facebook friends. Freshman Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons is up for re-election this fall. His approval rating was only at 49% a year ago in September 2013 according to a University of Delaware poll. The year since that 49% approval last...
  • Delaware US Senate: KEVIN WADE could run again 2014, was 2014 GOP nominee

    06/23/2014 2:29:09 PM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    With the July 8 deadline looming, Delaware Republicans still have no declared candidate for United States Senate in 2014 to run against Democrat Chris Coons. However, a distinct possibility emerging is successful businessman Kevin Wade, who was the 2012 nominee of the Delaware Republican Party (DEGOP). As the country's circumstances worsen and it becomes clear to Republicans that really there is no one else actively considering the task, Kevin Wade is taking a new look at the race. Christine O'Donnell has ruled out a rematch, citing -- genuine and serious -- family reasons. Her father passed away last year from...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Christine O’Donnell might run for Senate again

    07/23/2013 9:05:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2013 | Rachel Weiner,
    Christine O’Donnell is considering a new bid for the Senate. The conservative activist who rode a tea party wave to victory in a Delaware special election primary four years ago is interested in challenging Sen. Chris Coons (D) in 2014, the Wilmington News Journal reports. O’Donnell would have difficulty winning over skeptics in the Delaware GOP, many of whom see her as a liability. After beating moderate Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the 2010 primary, O’Donnell lost in a landslide to Coons amid a series of missteps and damaging revelations about her past.
  • Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes

    04/06/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/24/13 1 | Ben Geman
    Senate votes on climate change and the Keystone XL oil pipeline laid bare divisions among Democrats — and underscored why the White House, not Congress, will be where the critical climate decisions reside in President Obama’s second term.Several votes during the freewheeling debate over a nonbinding budget plan provided a political barometer of where the chamber, including vulnerable Democrats, stand on the topics. Advocates of the proposed pipeline scored a symbolic victory Friday when 62 lawmakers voted for an amendment backing the project to bring oil from Canadian tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries. Seventeen Democrats supported Sen....
  • Rubio and Coons Team Up on AGREE Act

    11/17/2011 4:38:05 PM PST · by bthockey · 6 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 11/17/11 | Bryan Thomas
    Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE) have teamed up to create the "American Growth, Recovery, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Act," more simply known as the AGREE Act. This legislation focuses on policies that both Democrats and Republicans have proposed and endorsed. After all the gridlock in Washington, it looks like this bill, sponsored by Rubio and Coons, might actually start creating jobs in our horrible economy. I commend both Rubio and Coons for taking the first step to introduce a true bi-partisan bill that can be passed by both houses of Congress and the White House. What is in the...
  • Kovach (R) easily wins New Castle County Council President's race (Chris Coons old seat)

    01/13/2011 6:53:28 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 3 replies
    WDEL 1150AM ^ | 1/13/11
    Republican Tom Kovach has defeated Democrat Tim Sheldon in the race to become County Council's next President. Kovach, an attorney and former state Representative, easily outdistanced Sheldon, a Council member and union pension fund manager. Kovach tallied 58 percent of the vote to Sheldon's 42 percent. Democrats have a big edge in voter registration, but low turnout may have negated that advantage.
  • Democrats UNDER-Represented in Delaware Election. O’Donnell did not motivate Democrats

    12/28/2010 1:43:14 PM PST · by Moseley · 61 replies · 6+ views
    Red State ^ | December 28, 2010 | Pete Fescue
    Democrats were apparently under-represented in Delaware’s US Senate race on November 2, 2010, according to CNN exit polls taken on election night. Voter registration for Delaware’s 2010 election totaled Democrats: 47 %. Republicans: 29.4%. “Other” & Independents: 23.5% (Voter registration closed on October 9, 2010. Registration totals are as of October 21, 2010.) http://elections.delaware.gov/services/candidate/regtotals.shtml However, actual voter turn out according to CNN’s exit poll was: Democrats: 44%. Republicans: 30%. “Other” & Independents: 27% http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2010/results/polls/#val=DES01p1 Thus Democrats were under-represented among the actual voters who turned out in the November 2 election. Only 44% of actual voters were Democrats although 47% of...
  • Democrats UNDER-Represented in Delaware Election Nov. 2. O'Donnell did NOT drive turn-out

    12/28/2010 8:43:24 AM PST · by Moseley · 51 replies · 6+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | December 27, 2010 | Jonathon Moseley
    Democrats were apparently under-represented in Delaware’s US Senate race on November 2, 2010, according to CNN exit polls taken on election night. Voter registration for Delaware’s 2010 election totaled Democrats: 47 %. Republicans: 29.4%. "Other" & Independents: 23.5% (Voter registration closed on October 9, 2010. Registration totals are as of October 21, 2010.) http://elections.delaware.gov/services/candidate/regtotals.shtml However, actual voter turn out according to CNN’s exit poll was: Democrats: 44%. Republicans: 30%. "Other" & Independents: 27% http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2010/results/polls/#val=DES01p1 Thus Democrats were under-represented among the actual voters who turned out in the November 2 election. Only 44% of actual voters were Democrats although 47% of...
  • Delaware Exit Polls: Castle Would Have Lost 2010 US Senate race

    12/27/2010 2:57:58 PM PST · by Moseley · 38 replies · 3+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | December 27, 2010 | Jonathon Moseley
    Mike Castle would have lost the US Senate race in Delaware to Democrat Chris Coons, according to surprising exit polls by CNN in Delaware on election day, November 2, 2010. Contradicting theories advanced by Delaware Republican insiders, voters in Delaware on November 2 would have elected Democrat Chris Coons regardless of whether the Republican nominee were Mike Castle or Christine O’Donnell. The analysis places the focus on calls for systemic reforms of the Republican Party of Delaware. According to CNN: “despite pre-election polls that showed longtime Republican Rep. Mike Castle handily beating Coons in a hypothetical match-up, the voters who...
  • VIDEO: Christine O'Donnell analyzes and explains her own Senate race in Delaware in speech

    12/09/2010 8:08:23 AM PST · by Moseley · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Northern Virginia Tea Party, 2nd Annual Banquet ^ | December 7, 2010 | Christine O'Donnell
    With all of the debate about the 2010 US Senate race in Delaware, the candidate herself, Christine O'Donnell, provided her own analysis of her own US Senate race in 2010. The video of O'Donnell's analysis is available for viewing on-line at: http://www.DelawareNewsCenter.com/ODonnellAnalyzesSenateRace.wmv Christine O'Donnell addressed questions about whether the tea party got behind flawed candidates, and attempts to discredit the tea party generally. The following excerpt (5 minutes) is from Christine O'Donnell's speech to the Second Annual Banquet of the Northern Virginia Tea Party on December 7. http://www.DelawareNewsCenter.com/ODonnellAnalyzesSenateRace.wmv Christine O'Donnell drew an overflow crowd of 250 guests, the maximum number...
  • Delaware 2010 Election Results Explained: Democrats' Massive Voter Registration Drive

    11/23/2010 1:16:12 PM PST · by Moseley · 26 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | November 22, 2010 | Jon Moseley
    WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 22, 2010 /Christian Newswire/ -- Recent voter registration statistics have now largely answered a lively debate within Delaware's Republican Party about the reasons for Republican losses on November 2, 2010. Mike Castle would likely have lost the 2010 election if chosen as the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, Republican candidates for all offices in Delaware faced a fundamentally more hostile electorate in 2010 than ever existed in past years. Democrats added 29,650 voters -- a staggering 11% increase -- from 2008 to 2010 in a highly-aggressive voter registration drive by the Democrat Party of Delaware. Known...
  • Delaware Election Results Explained by Democrats Massive Voter Registration Drive

    11/22/2010 3:16:55 AM PST · by Moseley · 30 replies
    RED STATE ^ | November 22, 2010 | Jonathon Moseley
    Recent voter registration statistics have now largely answered a lively debate within Delaware’s Republican party about the reasons for Republican losses on November 2, 2010. Mike Castle would likely have lost the 2010 election if chosen as the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, Republican candidates for all offices in Delaware faced a fundamentally more hostile electorate in 2010 than ever existed in past years. Democrats added 29,650 voters — a staggering 11% increase — from 2008 to 2010 in a highly-aggressive voter registration drive by the Democrat Party of Delaware. Known as “the First State” for ratifying the US...
  • Exit Polls: the surprise in Delaware (Sorry, trolls: Mike Castle probably would've lost to Coons)

    11/03/2010 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Qbert · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/2/2010 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    (CNN) – The thing about Delaware is: it's no Kentucky. The Tea Party's first Senate loss of the night may be no big surprise - the only question heading into tonight's been how big a victory margin Chris Coons would capture over Christine O'Donnell. But the exit polls lay out the political and demographic roadblocks facing any Tea Party favorite here. [Snip] If GOP voters are feeling any buyer's remorse, they may take some solace in one surprising stat: despite pre-election polls that showed longtime Republican Rep. Mike Castle handily beating Coons in a hypothetical matchup, the voters who turned...
  • Coons Camp Expresses Turnout Worries

    11/02/2010 11:23:29 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 137 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-2-2010 | Neil King Jr
    Most polls have predicted that the closely watched Delaware Senate race between Democrat Chris Coons and Republican tea-party favorite Christine O’Donnell was going to be anything but close. One poll last week had Mr. Coons up by 10 points, while all the others gave him a far more comfortable margin. But Democrats in Delaware remain skittish. In a noon email alert to supporters, Coons campaign manager Christy Gleason said close monitoring of voter turnout in the state’s 41 representative districts showed “lower turnout in New Castle and Kent counties than we’re comfortable with.”
  • New Castle, Delaware News- Chris Coons Cap and Trade Scheme makes family wealthy

    11/01/2010 7:56:34 PM PDT · by tflabo · 8 replies
    freedomist.com ^ | 10/13/10 | freedom.ist
    Chris Coons has more than a passing connection to a company called Gore-Tex, which started out manufacturing innovative textiles, but has moved into the green market with its filtration systems. As the son-in-law of the current CEO, and former lobbyist for Gore-Tex, Chris Coons is keenly aware of the millions of dollars this company (of which he owns stock) will make by passing cap and trade,
  • Delaware Channel 28 Executive Producer Tim Qualls Sounded Like a Chris Coons Supporter in August

    11/01/2010 6:01:16 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Monday, November 1, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Christine O'Donnell tweeted about Delaware Channel 28 forgetting two times to air her 24 minute mega ad. She claimed she was told the station "forgot." Channel 28 executive producer Tim Qualls claims they didn't receive the tape in time to air the ad. Tim Qualls also said he was a Republican who planned to vote for O'Donnell until the ad controversy. He said he is a Republican and had planned to vote for O'Donnell, but the tape situation changed his mind. "She's lost my vote," Qualls said. Qualls does his own show on Channel 28 called 'The Tim Qualls Show.'...
  • O’Donnell Buys 30-Minute Spots in Final Days

    10/31/2010 4:40:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 10-31-2010 | Christina Bellatoni
    O’Donnell Buys 30-Minute Spots in Final Days By Christina Bellantoni Roll Call Staff Oct. 31, 2010, 7:03 p.m. WILMINGTON, Del. — Christine O’Donnell’s GOP Senate campaign is buying three 30-minute television ads for the final stretch, she announced Sunday at a Tea Party Express rally, where she insisted that the race is closer than it seems. She has purchased the three ads, to air Sunday night and at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, with the financial help of the tea party movement to showcase stories she hears on the campaign trail. “Tell everyone to tune in,” she said. Such...
  • DELAWARE'S CHOICE for US SENATE: Another Elite, Rich Lawyer, or Christine O'Donnell

    10/31/2010 7:26:04 AM PDT · by Moseley · 9 replies
    RED STATE | Bloggers for Christine O'Donnell
    www.MeetChrisCoons.com Do you believe America is headed in the right direction? Chris Coons has boasted that he will “rubber stamp” the current agenda of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Do you like America’s direction? Now you decide. Delaware faces a simple question. Do voters agree with Christine O'Donnell that….? o America’s budget deficits are out of control at over a trillion dollars a year. Elite insiders of both parties have been to blame. No more excuses. Period. o Soaring interest payments on government debt threaten to spiral out of control and cripple our future. We are headed toward national bankruptcy....
  • Lawsuits of CHRIS COONS for TRAMPLING political rights of Delaware citizens

    10/31/2010 4:07:16 AM PDT · by Moseley · 7 replies
    www.MeetChrisCoons.com ^ | October 31, 2010 | O'Donnell for US Senate
    Democrat candidate for US Senate Chris Coons needs to explain why many employees working for him claim Coons politically retaliated against them for supporting political opponents. Coons is facing Republican nominee Christine O’Donnell November 2 for the US Senate seat previously held by Joe Biden. Can voters trust Chris Coons to respect their political rights in the U.S. Senate? Or will Coons trample on the public’s rights in the same way he trampled on his own employees? These three lawsuits involve Coons’ record on the job as a politician. There is absolutely nothing personal involved. Coons has told us to...
  • CHRIS COONS CAUGHT LYING – AGAIN – TO DELAWARE VOTERS

    Wilmington, Delaware (October 31, 2010) – Chris Coons lied to the voters of New Castle County before, by promising not to raise taxes, and now US Senate candidate Chris Coons is caught lying to Delaware voters again. These lies are easy to see and expose. COONS’ LIE: In campaign material on the internet and elsewhere listed as paid for by “Chris Coons for Delaware,” Chris Coons makes several false claims to Delaware voters about Republican Nominee for US Senate Christine O’Donnell: https://secure.democratsenators.org/o/59/donate_page/odonnell?gclid=CJfHqYqP96QCFUmA5QodUGlGig COONS’ LIE: O’Donnell wants to open our coastlines to more dangerous off-shore drilling risks. THE TRUTH: Christine O’Donnell...
  • Christine O'Donnell: "Desperate" Obama Returning to Delaware on Election Eve

    10/30/2010 12:43:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 139 replies
    Saturday, October 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    Christine O'Donnell sent out an e-mail this afternoon saying Barack Obama will be returning to Delaware on Monday in a "desperate" bid to stave off the surging O'Donnell campaign.We just got word that Barack Obama is coming back to Delaware on Monday. He’s seen the polls and our grassroots fundraising. He is desperate to win this seat! Our campaign is on a roll and we are so close to winning. The momentum is gathering at exactly the right time.A recent poll showed O'Donnell narrowing opponent Chris Coons' lead to almost single digits from a high of 21%. O'Donnell surged from...
  • Scarborough: 'I Hope Palin's Proud Of Herself' For Killing GOP Senate Majority

    10/27/2010 12:46:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If only Sarah Palin hadn't promoted the likes of Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell, Republicans would be on the verge of winning the Senate majority. That was Joe Scarborough's thesis on Morning Joe today, culminating in Scarborough saying that he hopes Sarah Palin "is proud of herself" for having killed the GOP's chances. Scarborough sought to inoculate himself against criticism from the right, insisting he would have wanted to see a "mainstream conservative" in the Nevada and Delaware races. Warned Joe: "right-wing freaks, don't email me going "you're a RINO." View video here.
  • Crossing party lines in DE Senate race (Dems for O'Donnell)

    10/27/2010 7:06:17 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 81 replies
    WDEL 1150AM-NewsTalk Radio ^ | 10-27-2010 | Amy Cherry
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 5:53pm Crossing party lines in DE Senate raceBy Amy Cherry A group of Democrats say they're throwing their support behind Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell because their party has betrayed them. Jim McCulley is a small business owner. He's been a registered Democrat his whole life, but this time he's voting Republican by casting a ballot for O'Donnell in next week's election. I've become very disillusioned with partisan politics, and the thing that I really like best about Christine is that she doesn't have the endorsement of her party or any party. She's going to...
  • Despite money and ads, poll shows O'Donnell still badly trails Coons in Delaware Senate race

    10/28/2010 9:15:47 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 312 replies · 1+ views
    WGNTV-AP ^ | 10-27-2010 | Ben Evans
    Despite money and ads, poll shows O'Donnell still badly trails Coons in Delaware Senate race BEN EVANS Associated Press 10:35 a.m. CDT, October 28, 2010 The survey released Thursday by Fairleigh Dickinson University-PublicMind shows Coons holding a commanding lead of 21 points, with 57 percent of likely voters saying they will vote for Coons compared to just 36 percent for O'Donnell.
  • Poll shows Dem's lead widening in Del. Senate race (O'Donnell losing ground)

    10/28/2010 9:28:03 AM PDT · by tlb · 179 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Ben Evans
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Despite a spate of television ads aimed at reintroducing her to voters, Republican Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell of Delaware has failed to chip away at Democratic nominee Chris Coons' strong lead, according to a new poll. She even may be going backward. The survey released Thursday from Fairleigh Dickinson University-PublicMind shows Coons holding a commanding 21-point lead, with 57 percent of likely voters saying they will vote for him compared to just 36 percent for O'Donnell. O'Donnell trailed by 17 points in a similar Fairleigh Dickinson poll released earlier this month. Cassino said O'Donnell, a tea party...
  • Delaware: O'Donnell Cuts Coons' Edge (Monmouth Poll, 51-41 and Closing)

    10/29/2010 7:43:12 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 109 replies
    Monmouth University Poll ^ | 10/29/10 | Patrick Murray
    In the past two weeks, Republican Christine O'Donnell has narrowed Democrat Chris Coons' lead in Delaware's US Senate Race from 19 points to 10 points. The latest Monmouth University Poll finds Coons has the support of 51% of likely voters to 41% for O'Donnell. Two weeks ago, the race stood at 57% to 38%. ~ snip ~ O'Donnell has also made gains among independent voters, now leading Coons 47% to 42% among this voting bloc. Two weeks ago, she trailed in the independent vote by 51% to 41%."While Coons still has the advantage, it has to be uncomfortable knowing that...
  • O'Donnell cuts into Coons's lead in Del. Senate race

    10/29/2010 11:16:19 AM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/10 | Jordan Fabian
    The Delaware GOP Senate nominee has nearly halved the lead Democratic rival Chris Coons holds over her in the First State's widely-watched Senate race, a poll released Friday shows. In a Monmouth University poll, Coons now leads O'Donnell 51-41 percent, whereas two weeks ago, the New Castle County executive led the conservative activist 57-38 percent.
  • Coons Creates Fervor Among Hardline International Marxists

    10/26/2010 10:05:08 AM PDT · by MarkLevinFan · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Examiner ^ | October 26th, 2010 | Darren Hunter
    The People of Delaware have apparently decided they won't be electing a Christian woman to the US Senate. This is coming as good news to members of the Communist International. Around the world there is unbridled excitement for Chris Coons among hardline Marxists. There is good reason too. Coons would hold the highest elected office ever for a self-described bearded Marxist in the United States. The Communist International, while appreciating President Obama as a step in a good direction, views him as more of a social democrat in the European tradition. So anticipation continues to build among Communist hardliners for...
  • CNN-Poll Shows Surge For O'Donnell in Delaware (Obama's Waterloo?)

    10/29/2010 10:20:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 170 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-29-10 | By: CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) - A surprising new Senate poll in Delaware shows Republican Christine O'Donnell may be in striking distance of Democrat Chris Coons. According to the new survey from Monmouth University, the surprise Republican nominee is only 10 points behind Coons, drawing 41 percent of the vote. In a previous Monmouth poll conducted two weeks ago, O'Donnell trailed by 19 points. But the latest Monmouth survey differs substantially from two other recent polls, including a Farleigh Dickinson survey released Thursday that showed a 21-point advantage for Coons and a CNN/Time poll released earlier this month that indicated a 19-point lead for...
  • Lamar Alexander Will Campaign For Delaware Republican Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell

    10/28/2010 4:03:01 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair Pundit ^ | 10/28/10 | Hotair Pundit
    Everytime I see Lamar Alexander I think of those red flannel sweaters he and his supporters wore in his run for the Republican nomination in 1996...Anyway, Lamar is headed to Delaware politicalticker Lamar Alexander, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, will make a campaign appearance Friday in Delaware with GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, CNN has learned.The Tennessee senator is the first member of the Senate Republican leadership to appear with O'Donnell, according to an Alexander aide. O'Donnell stunned and disappointed the GOP establishment when she beat Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican primary. Castle was considered a sure winner...
  • Delaware Unions Laboring for Members to Get Out the Vote (Out of work members sour on Dems)

    10/24/2010 12:32:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    Delaware News Journal | Sunday, October 24, 2010 | Jonathan Starkey
    Gannett owned paper so article is headline and link only.