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  • Former Rep. Shays to run for Senate (Lieberman is retiring)

    08/22/2011 10:04:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/11
    Former Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) will run for the Senate, according to Greenwich Time, a local newspaper. Shays, who had sold his home in Connecticut and moved to Maryland after he was defeated by Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) in 2008, has moved back to the Nutmeg State with his wife Betsi and recently re-registered to vote in the state. "Betsi and I [are] excited to be back in Connecticut," Shays told the newspaper. "These are all the steps that I am taking so that I can have the opportunity to run for Senate. I hope to be on the ballot...
  • Chris Shays Tells Us How To Win (RINO Loser Offers Advice On Winning - Faux Stratergerist Alert)

    11/07/2008 3:38:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 1,796+ views
    Rush ^ | 11/7/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Man, things just keep falling into my lap here. Politicians of both parties unwittingly make me look like the genius I already am. Christopher Shays, moderate congressman from Connecticut who was sent packing on Tuesday, there are now no Republican members of the House from a northeastern state. So Christopher Shays decided to go on MSNBC and tell the Republican Party what it needs to do to win, after it just got wiped out. He was on with Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington. "We saw what happened to Sununu, had a lot of support, a lot of good marks...
  • (CongressLesbian) Baldwin (D, WI) Launches Gay-Rights Caucus (50 House Members Support It!)

    06/05/2008 6:55:35 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies · 174+ views
    JSOnline ^ | June 4, 2008 | Diana Moreno
    Washington - Madison Democrat Tammy Baldwin joined the only other openly gay member of Congress, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), on Wednesday to unveil a new House caucus focusing on gay rights. The group, called the LGBT Equality Caucus, has received the support of 50 other members of the House, most of them from California, New York and the Northeast. None of Wisconsin's seven other House members has joined the caucus. Baldwin said she hopes to use the caucus, formed to advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, to inform other lawmakers about issues important to those communities. "Corporate America...
  • Why Bush really demoted Richard Clarke

    01/20/2008 3:37:10 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 36 replies · 338+ views
    Why Bush really demoted Richard Clarke by Jack Cashill This is the fourth in a six-part series detailing the risks to American national security if Barack Obama (or Hillary Clinton) should ever choose to let Richard Clarke back into government. Clarke is currently one of Obama’s top national security advisors. “When George Bush came into office, though he kept Clarke on at the White House, he stripped him of his cabinet level rank.” So lamented Leslie Stahl during the March 2004 60 Minutes profile that would make Richard Clarke ace crowd surfer in the intellectual mosh pit of the anti-war...
  • Double Whammy For Republicans (Ronald Brownstein Hold Muh Panky For Dying RINOs Alert)

    08/12/2007 12:27:53 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies · 1,064+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/12/2007 | Ronald Brownstein
    Other conservatives in this dependably Republican state are unhappy with Graham for supporting the failed Senate effort to legalize illegal immigrants and for his role in the 2005 bipartisan compromise that preserved the right of the Senate minority to filibuster judicial nominees. In the midst of this unease, several local Republicans -- including the lieutenant governor -- have floated the possibility of challenging Graham from the right for the GOP Senate nomination next year. In Connecticut, Republican Rep. Christopher Shays has a different problem. Last year, he narrowly survived a Democratic tide that left him the sole Republican holding a...
  • Chris Shays radio interview on Juanita Broaddrick Rape by Bill Clinton.

    07/15/2007 8:58:29 AM PDT · by V.Foster · 6 replies · 1,412+ views
    Interesting interview with Chris Shays at the end of the impeachment hearing about Bill Clinton and his rapes of Juanita Broaddrick as well as others. See audio file toward middle of post. Listen to interview here
  • Democrats’ Rise Has Pluses, Say G.O.P. Centrists

    04/13/2007 11:22:38 AM PDT · by youthgonewild · 22 replies · 1,368+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2007 | Raymond Hernandez
    WASHINGTON, April 6 — If the Democratic ascendance on Capitol Hill was supposed to usher in dark days for Republicans, it is hard to tell from talking to moderate ones like Mike Ferguson, who represents a suburban district in central New Jersey. As the new Democrat-led House rushed to complete its business before adjourning for spring break this week, Representative Ferguson was marveling at the many bills that had been passed in Congress’s first 100 days, including one that would make it easier for unions to organize and another that would increase the minimum wage. “Under the Republican majority, those...
  • GOP Lawmaker Calls for Rumsfeld to Quit [ Shays ]

    10/04/2006 12:40:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 88 replies · 1,685+ views
    Rep. Chris Shays, a Republican facing a tough challenge from an anti-war Democrat, on Wednesday called for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign. The Connecticut lawmaker also accused officials at the Defense Department of withholding information about the Iraq war from Congress. "I am losing faith in how we are fighting this war," Shays, a longtime supporter of the conflict, said in an interview. "I believe we have to motivate the Iraqis to do more." Shays said defense officials stopped cooperating with his congressional subcommittee after he proposed setting a timeline for troop withdrawals. Shays, who had previously opposed...
  • Endangered Republicans play down party label

    06/15/2006 12:35:25 PM PDT · by youthgonewild · 15 replies · 605+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/15/2006 | John Whitesides
    STAMFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Republican Rep. Christopher Shays (news, bio, voting record) cites his differences with President George W. Bush, produces a chart outlining his moderate voting record and pledges his independence from party leaders in Congress. ADVERTISEMENT His Connecticut colleague, Republican Rep. Rob Simmons, says working with Democrats comes naturally in a district where voters favored Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry over Bush by 10 percentage points in 2004. For Shays, Simmons and other Republicans running for Congress in Democratic-leaning or swing districts in November, playing down their party label and playing up their independence has become a matter...
  • Homosexual political advocacy Human Rights Campaign endorses "pro-life" Democrat Bob Casey of PA

    02/14/2006 9:32:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 426+ views
    Help HRC elect allies who will champion the cause of equality and stand up to anti-gay legislation. Together, activist supporters like you, and principled leaders like our PowerSLATE Candidates can secure a solid base of support for equality in the United States Congress. Thank you for being part of this important effort.How it works: Make HRC SLATE your vehicle for candidate giving. Choose from bipartisan candidates and incumbents selected by HRC-PAC because of their record on GLBT issues and/or the closeness or importance of their race. HRC-PAC will add your contribution to those from other HRC members, and deliver...
  • Congressman in G.O.P. Endorses Lieberman

    03/02/2006 7:12:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 705+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2006 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    HARTFORD, March 1 — Even as he faces opposition among some in his party for his continued support of the war in Iraq, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman has secured the endorsement of every prominent Democrat in the state and polls show his approval ratings have stayed above 60 percent. Now he has won another endorsement, but from an unlikely source — United States Representative Christopher Shays, a Republican who represents southwest Connecticut. Mr. Shays said in interviews this week that he intended to vote for Senator Lieberman this fall, and that he had encouraged other top Connecticut Republicans to do...
  • Future of the Republican Party (Chris Shays and Stephen Moore)

    01/29/2006 4:48:34 AM PST · by leadpenny · 34 replies · 1,061+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 29 Jan 06
    At 7:45 ET this morning: Call-In Future of the Republican Party C-SPAN, Washington Journal Shays, Christopher, U.S. Representative, R-CT Moore, Stephen, Senior Writer, [Wall Street Journal], Economics Participating by remote video feed, Representative Shays and Mr. Moore discuss the future of the Republican Party. Mr. Moore participates from West Palm Beach, Florida, while Representative Shays speaks from Stamford, Connecticut. They will discuss the Republican agenda, leadership in Congress, the House majority leader elections on February 2, and issues to be mentioned in the State of the Union address. The guests respond to telephone calls and electronic mail.
  • Top 10 RINO's (Human Events List)

    12/27/2005 11:12:52 AM PST · by WatchYourself · 114 replies · 7,818+ views
    Human Events ^ | Dec. 27, 2005 | H.E. Editors
    1. Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) Once approached by Democratic Leader Harry Reid to switch parties, Chafee has long supported liberal policies. He backs legal abortion, gay rights, federal-funded health care, strict environmental protections and a higher minimum wage. Opposes ANWR drilling. Also was the only Republican in Congress not to endorse the President’s reelection and one of three who tried to gut Bush’s tax cuts. 2. Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) A self-described “centrist,” Snowe scored a 100% pro-choice voting record as scored by NARAL and consistently votes with Democrats on social issues. 3. Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) “Snarlin’ Arlen” warned...
  • Two more Republicans say the majority leader should be replaced permanently

    12/09/2005 4:35:23 AM PST · by cbkaty · 41 replies · 1,188+ views
    The Houston Chronicle (Comical) ^ | Dec. 8, 2005, 8:54PM | SAMANTHA LEVINE and R.G. RATCLIFFE
    Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON - Two leading moderate House Republicans told reporters Thursday that the House should elect a new majority leader to replace Rep. Tom DeLay. Chris Shays of Connecticut and Sherwood Boehlert of New York joined a handful of conservative Republicans who have said they want an election, which would have the effect of permanently removing DeLay from the leadership. One of them, Jeff Flake of Arizona, said Thursday that he "may represent the silent majority" that could gradually go public with the same sentiment. DeLay, R-Sugar Land, had to step aside as majority leader, the No....
  • 50 Republican Incumbents Undeserving of Support by Pro-life Voters

    09/06/2005 3:48:24 PM PDT · by Constitution Restoration Act · 42 replies · 1,868+ views
    Republican National Coalition for Life ^ | August 25, 2005 | COLLEEN PARRO
    2006 Congressional Election Cycle Has Begun  50 Republican Incumbents Undeserving of Support by Pro-life Voters   The Republican National Coalition for Life PAC is currently receiving phone calls from Republican candidates for Congress in the 2006 Republican primaries. Our usual practice is to mail our Candidate Questionnaire to Republican candidates in each district as soon as the filing deadlines are reached. When we receive the results of the questionnaire, they are recorded on our website at so that voters can see for themselves it those seeking to represent them in Washington are truly pro-life. We hope that this service...
  • Shays bucks DeLay

    04/10/2005 1:05:45 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 29 replies · 862+ views
    Greenwichtime ^ | 04/10/05 | Michael Dinan
    By Michael Dinan Staff Writer April 10, 2005 Though Republicans in some circles are rallying around beleaguered House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, one prominent Republican yesterday dissociated himself from the powerful and controversial lawmaker. "He is an absolute embarrassment to me and to the Republican Party," U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Bridgeport, told more than 50 Greenwich residents yesterday morning at Town Hall. He was in Greenwich to host a public forum, open to all political parties, on whatever pressing issues attendees were interested in discussing.
  • Shays: DeLay on 'thinnest ice'

    04/10/2005 1:05:36 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 20 replies · 761+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | 4/10/05 | Peter Urban
    In an effort to parry likely Democratic attacks, U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4, has started to distance himself from embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Shays, who narrowly won re-election last November, bluntly criticized DeLay as pushing ethics and campaign finance laws "to the very edge" and antagonizing Democrats with his partisan rhetoric. "He is on the thinnest of ice as far as I'm concerned," said Shays, who noted that the conservative Texan has been reprimanded three times by the House ethics committee. "That is disquieting. It raises huge questions that Democrats have a right to raise." And raise they...
  • Schiavo Case Tests GOP Alliances, Priorities

    03/26/2005 7:57:37 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 29 replies · 613+ views ^ | 03-25-05 | Murray, Shailagh, and Allen, Mike
    Schiavo case tests GOP alliances, priorities Public reaction to federal intervention surprises many lawmakersANALYSIS By Shailagh Murray and Mike Allen Updated: 11:43 p.m. ET March 25, 2005WASHINGTON - A week after their unprecedented intervention in the Terri Schiavo case, Republican congressional leaders find themselves in a moral and political thicket, having advanced the cause as a right-to-life issue — only to confront polls showing that the public does not see it that way. "How deep is this Congress going to reach into the personal lives of each and every one of us?" asked Rep. Christopher Shays (Conn.), one of only...
  • The Hotline: Last Call (what they consider news and a little humor, Friday 10/29/04)

    10/30/2004 8:18:27 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 401+ views
    The Hotline ^ | October 29, 2004 | The Hotline
    WHAT'S NEWS . . . Friday . . . 10/29/2004 . . . 4 pm A Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll shows Pres. Bush leading John Kerry among LVs 50%-45% in a 2-way match-up. Among RVs Bush and Kerry are tied at 47% (release). Bush's NH speech, sans Curt Schilling, "was marred by several mishaps." The event "was interrupted twice by demonstrators, and by the premature release of fireworks and confetti -- accompanied by a series of explosive pops" ( Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is in FL today for Bush; in CT tomorrow for Rep. Chris Shays; in NH the...
  • Christopher Shays: Bush Ought to Denounce Vietnam War Group's Attacks on Kerry

    08/19/2004 10:35:13 PM PDT · by ambrose · 57 replies · 1,021+ views
    August 20, 2004 Shays: Bush Ought to Denounce Vietnam War Group's Attacks on Kerry U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays believes President Bush ought to denounce attacks by a group of Vietnam War veterans against Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, USA Today reported. The newspaper quoted Shays, who faces Westport Democratic First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell in the November election, as saying: "If you served in Vietnam, you're an American hero. Case closed." He added, "I just don't think that that's how the president is going to win or lose." Shays, in an interview, said there's no shortage of "more meaningful and...