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  • AP declares Cruz mathematically eliminated from first-ballot delegate race

    04/20/2016 8:08:16 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 152 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 20, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP nomination on the first ballot, according to the Associated Press. GOP front-runner Donald Trump is now the only Republican candidate who can clinch the nomination before the GOP convention in July, as there aren’t enough remaining delegates for either Cruz or John Kasich to reach the 1,237 threshold.
  • Can You Get Trump To 1,237?

    04/20/2016 6:39:03 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 50 replies
    538 ^ | 4/20/2016 | Aaron Bycoffe
    Donald Trump has more delegates than any other Republican candidate, but he’ll need a majority — 1,237 — to clinch the GOP nomination for president. Using the controls below, decide how many delegates you think he’ll win in each remaining contest, and see how your projections compare with those of the experts we surveyed.
  • Cruz’s scheme to sink Trump in California

    04/13/2016 2:00:59 PM PDT · by CA Conservative · 166 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2016 | Andrew Romano
    <p>As we saw in Colorado — and North Dakota, and Louisiana, and elsewhere — Team Cruz is much, much better than Team Trump at understanding and taking advantage of each state’s distinctive primary or caucus rules to maximize its delegate tally.</p>
  • RNC member: Trump can win with 1,100 delegates

    04/13/2016 7:00:47 AM PDT · by nralife · 145 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/13/16 9:05 AM | Pete Kasperowicz
    Republican National Committee member Randy Evans said Wednesday that Donald Trump would likely be able to secure the Republican nomination if he captures anything more than 1,100 delegates, short of the 1,237 delegates needed for a simple majority. "If Donald Trump exceeds 1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237," Evans said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Evans' comment is good news for Trump if it's a sentiment shared by other RNC members, since Trump is at risk of falling short of a majority of delegates by the time of the convention in July. But...
  • Despite Complaints, Delegate System Has Given Trump a 22 Percent Bonus

    04/11/2016 11:00:55 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | April 11, 2016 | ARI MELBER
    Despite Complaints, Delegate System Has Given Trump a 22 Percent Bonus NBC. April 11, 2016 BY ARI MELBER Donald Trump blasted the GOP's delegate rules Sunday, saying a "corrupt" system is denying him delegates in states he won. According to a new NBC analysis, however, Trump has benefited far more than Ted Cruz under the party's arcane rules for allocating delegates. Trump now leads the Republican field with 756 delegates — or 45 percent of all delegates awarded to date. Yet he has won about 37 percent of all votes in the primaries, according to the NBC analysis, meaning Trump's...
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trump’s effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaign’s preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • Vanity: "Wish They All Could Be California Girls"/Guys- Delegates

    04/08/2016 12:48:31 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    The Green Papers 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions - CA ^ | April 8, 2016 | Vanity Selfie inspired by The Beach Boys
    "And the Northern girls with the way they kiss. They keep their boyfriends warm at night. I wish they all could be California. I wish they all could be California. I wish they all could be California Girls"- (And guy Cali delegates, too.) A big WOW from Cali! Dude, the candidate chooses his/her own delegates!!! LOYALTY matters. Whether it be in business, politics, or friendships, we all desire and respect loyalty. Let's consider the 172 member California Republican Delegation that will be seated in Cleveland for the RNC: "The selection of Presidential Nominating Convention Delegates to the Republican National Convention...
  • Straightforward mathematical path to elimination for Cruz v Trump

    04/07/2016 4:33:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 466 replies
    <p>Cruz currently has 517 delegates so he needs to win 720 more (81.6%) of the remaining delegates to reach the 1237 magic number. So Cruz can only afford to lose a maximum of 162 delegates or he is mathematically eliminated.</p>
  • How Votes for Trump are Turning into Delegates for Other Candidates.(Rigged)

    04/04/2016 8:40:14 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 73 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | By LARRY BUCHANAN and ALICIA PARLAPIANO
    The rules for how Republican delegates are selected — which differ in every state — could end up turning votes for one candidate into delegates who will support another candidate at the convention. See article for its entirety.
  • Cruz tops Trump in North Dakota delegate race

    04/04/2016 7:20:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/03/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    FARGO, N.D. — Ted Cruz’s preferred candidates won the vast majority of convention delegates available in North Dakota over the weekend, taking 18 of 25 slots in the state in another show of organizational strength over Donald Trump. It’s still not clear how loyal all of Cruz’s slate will be if the Republican nomination heads to a contested convention in Cleveland, as several included on it told POLITICO they were only leaning toward Cruz, or simply opposed to Trump. But the result was bad news for Trump, who may need unbound delegates like those in North Dakota to lift him...
  • Top Republicans believe Paul Ryan will be nominee

    04/04/2016 6:14:42 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 371 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/16 | Mike Allen
    On the eve of the Wisconsin primaries, top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal about their long-held belief that Speaker Paul Ryan will wind up as the nominee, perhaps on the fourth ballot at a chaotic Cleveland convention. One of the nation’s best-wired Republicans, with an enviable prediction record for this cycle, sees a 60 percent chance of a convention deadlock and a 90 percent chance that delegates turn to Ryan — ergo, a 54 percent chance that Ryan, who’ll start the third week of July as chairman of the Republican National Convention, will end it as the nominee.
  • Shadow campaign to deny Trump his delegates begins

    03/24/2016 7:54:17 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/24/2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    Kasich and Cruz quietly work to persuade delegates to break with GOP voters in a contested convention. When South Dakota's Republican activists convened in Pierre to pick their delegates to the Republican national convention, they got an unexpected visitor. Merle Madrid, senior aide to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, had flown in from Columbus to make an appeal: If the convention fails to elect front-runner Donald Trump on the first ballot, consider Kasich on the second — even if the state’s Republican voters sent them there to back Trump or Ted Cruz. Madrid was polite and earnest , but according to...
  • The Most Important States On Trump’s Path To 1,237 Delegates

    03/24/2016 5:52:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Nate Silver: When I was filling out my projections, I was a little bit surprised that I had Trump coming up short of 1,237 since I thought I was being fairly optimistic for him in individual states. However, once you account for the facts that (1) there are quite a few uncommitted delegates and (2) Trump isn’t likely to do so well in less populous states west of the Mississippi, which is a fair bit of what’s out there — well then, Trump has to do really well everywhere else.
  • Delegate Counts, UPDATE

    03/23/2016 8:46:19 AM PDT · by LS · 65 replies
    There are of course conflicting delegate counts. The NYTimes has: Trump 738 Cruz 463 Five Thirty Eight has: Trump 754 Cruz 465 Not sure either is correct. 1) It is not clear that either has yet accounted for Missouri's delegates. Trump stands to gain several more here; 2) There are at least 37 "unpledged" delegates, from Carson, Fiorina, Christie, American Samoa and the Virgin Islands. There may be more, depeding on who has actually "dropped out" vs. "suspended." I'm betting that the Trump campaign (and certainly the Cruz campaign too) has been in touch with every one of these delegates....
  • Will Trump Clinch The GOP Nomination Before The Convention?

    03/21/2016 8:01:32 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 93 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | MAR 21, 2016 | HARRY ENTEN and NATE SILVER
    The Republican race for the presidential nomination is down to just one man and one number: Donald Trump and 1,237 — the number of delegates required to clinch the nomination. Can Trump win 1,237 delegates by the end of the primary season on June 7? Will he be forced to plunder among the more than 100 unbound or currently uncommitted delegates who will make the trip to Cleveland in order to win on a first ballot at the Republican National Convention? Or are we all but assured of a multi-ballot convention?Any pundit giving confident answers to these questions is full...
  • Rubio’s Exit Leaves Trump With an Open Path to 1,237 Delegates

    03/20/2016 9:10:58 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/2016 | Gregor Aisch
    Here is a very excellent interactive page showing the Trump and Cruz paths to winning the nomination. There's a short analysis here, but the best thing here is that you can adjust the future percentage of votes for any of the candidates to see how that would theoretically affect the outcome. The money paragraph from NYT political analysts is here: After Tuesday’s contests, no other candidate retains a real chance of capturing the delegates required to win the nomination outright. Mr. Rubio dropped out, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is too far behind, and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas would...
  • Is there a Ron Paul putsch under way?

    06/06/2012 8:21:57 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 102 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 06/05/12 | Pam Gellar
    Is a Paulian putsch being planned for the Republican National Convention? Newt Gingrich has warned that Republican leaders have not thought through “how they’re going to handle the convention in Tampa, and how they’re going to handle the Ron Paul forces.” The New York Sun reported that “what Mr. Gingrich seems to be worried about is the delegates that Congressman Paul is winning through his strategy of dealing with state conventions. The former speaker had just come from the convention at Georgia, where … the ‘Ron Paul people’ were out in force.” I have been receiving alarming emails concerning an...
  • Delegates Heading to Tampa Sue the GOP

    06/15/2012 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    The GUardian Express ^ | June 15, 2012 | Randy Rose
    The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California demands the delegates be freed to "vote their conscience" for presidential nominee at the party's August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being "bound" to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections and other delegate selection procedures. Courthouse News Service reports at least another 40 additional national convention delegates have asked to join the lawsuit which would bring the total to 160 Delegates. Yet striking down party rules that bind candidates to vote in accordance with the primary...
  • Ron Paul Admits He Will Not Be President

    05/14/2012 2:48:00 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 14 2012 | Molly Ball
    Ron Paul announced Monday the Texas congressman will not campaign in the states that have yet to vote in the Republican primary. And while Paul insisted that the campaign would continue to amass delegates, the statement -- which referred to the campaign in the past tense... Though the statement is a bit cryptic, it seems to be a message directed mainly at Paul's activist following. The message: Cool it. In recent weeks, Paul supporters have increasingly been making trouble at local Republican Party conventions, even as they've succeeded in gaining delegates in several states. This past weekend, Paul delegates in...
  • Ron Paul halts active campaigning in remaining primaries

    05/14/2012 12:49:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2012 | Samantha Wagner
    While Ron Paul is still seeking delegates, he has called it quits on the campaign trail. The Houston-area congressman announced this afternoon that he will no longer actively campaign in the remaining primary states, including his home state of Texas. In an email to supporters that also was posted on his campaign web site, Paul explained the decision largely came down to cost. To continue, it would require “many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.” “I hope all supporters of liberty will remain deeply involved – become delegates, win office, and take leadership positions,” he said...
  • Gingrich In North Texas, Insists Republican Primary Not Over Yet

    04/17/2012 1:57:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    CBS-DFW ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jack Fink interview with Newt Gingrich
    RICHARDSON (CBSDFW) – Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s not leaving the Presidential race anytime soon. “I’m the tortoise in this race,” Gingrich says. “I’ll just keep coming forward and I’m still here.” Before 75 supporters in a packed Richardson restaurant along Central Expressway Monday afternoon, Gingrich sounded upbeat. He told the town hall meeting, “I certainly felt a lot more encouraged by donors than discouraged by the elite media.” But he’s facing an uphill climb. Jack Fink: “Mitt Romney is on his way to the nomination, mathematically you can’t win, so what’s your rationale for staying in...
  • Push to Get Santorum Out Shows Romney’s Weakness

    04/10/2012 8:26:22 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 21 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 04-05-12 | CHQ Staff
    The Romney campaign’s phony delegate counts and establishment Republican calls for Rick Santorum to end his campaign, and allow Mitt Romney to claim the Republican presidential nomination without a majority of the delegates, expose the fatal weakness of the case for the Romney nomination. Romney is far from having a commanding lead in delegates, and Romney is not “over half way there” as his camp and their establishment GOP allies claim. If the Republican National Committee rules are correctly applied, and the delegates elected by local caucuses in states the mainstream media has stopped following are allocated, Romney has more...
  • Gingrich Raises the Bar on Romney

    04/02/2012 1:43:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2012 | Joy Lin
    Frederick, Md. - Newt Gingrich says the finish line for Mitt Romney's path to the GOP nomination is further down the road than what current delegate counts indicate. The longshot hopeful, who has said he won't get out of the race until Romney secures 1144 delegates, is stressing that the delegates have to be "uncontested" in order to count. The frontrunner's rivals argue some of the states that awarded Romney all of their delegates violated Republican National Committee rules when they moved their contests ahead of April 1 and therefore should distribute delegates proportionally. This dispute, if it continues, would...
  • The Texas GOP delegate surprise

    04/02/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jonathan Gurwitz, editorial board
    Mitt Romney continues racking up delegates — 568 thus far, about half of the 1,144 needed to clinch the Republican nomination. He continues racking up endorsements, with establishment figures like George H.W. Bush and tea party favorites Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan giving him their support last week. And with a huge financial and organizational advantage over his three remaining GOP competitors, he should continue to accumulate delegates where they are awarded proportionally by district or state, even when he loses. By the time the Texas primary rolls around on May 29, there’s a good chance he’ll have the finish...
  • Exclusive: Newt Gingrich cuts staff, aims at Tampa

    03/27/2012 7:09:15 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/12 | Mike Allen
    Newt Gingrich is cutting back his campaign schedule, will lay off about a third of his cash-strapped campaign’s full-time staff, and has replaced his manager as part of what aides are calling a “big-choice convention” strategy, communications director Joe DeSantis told POLITICO. Michael Krull, a former advance man and a college friend of Callista Gingrich’s who took over the campaign after a staff exodus in June, was replaced last weekend by Vince Haley, who has worked for Gingrich for nine years and currently is deputy campaign manager and policy director. “We’re focusing exclusively on what it’ll take to win what...
  • Santorum details new delegate math

    03/29/2012 6:03:37 PM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 28 Mar 12 | Byron York
    As he struggles to keep up with frontrunner Mitt Romney and parries calls for him to drop out of the Republican presidential race, Rick Santorum has said in recent weeks that he has actually won more delegates than some media counts show. Those counts, Santorum says, are not taking into account Republican party rules, as well as the state-level meetings that actually determine how many delegates go to each candidate. "Here's one of the things that I can tell you I didn't know," Santorum told a small group of reporters at a breakfast in Washington Monday. "Every single state is...
  • Explanation of How Ron Paul wins regardless of vote (Their delegate-stealing plan?)

    02/06/2012 11:46:26 PM PST · by JediJones · 24 replies
    Daily Paul ^ | 02/06/2012 | LionandLambMinistry
    (JediJones: Here are details on their "secret" plan to win a brokered convention with "stealth" delegates. This perhaps explains why Ron Paul is focusing on caucus states. I don't know enough to say if this is a pipe dream or possible. But Newt and Rick people can try it too.) We NEED Gingrich and Santorum to STAY in the race. Because they, along with Dr. Paul will keep Romney from a majority at the convention. Then... At every state primary precinct, as the delegates are being selected to go to the State's Convention, Ron Paul supporters are getting those delegate...
  • Halftime (email from Newt2012)

    03/16/2012 3:54:40 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    Dear Rooster (that's my cat...he's a big Newt fan and supporter), Newt's senior adviser Randy Evans was on CNN this week explaining the delegate math that he outlined in his recent strategy memo . The bottom line is that halftime of the Republican nomination process is the Louisiana primary on March 24. Despite what the Romney campaign, the Washington Establishment, and the elite media want you to believe, this race is far from over. With no candidate remotely close to 1,144 delegates, the magic number needed to secure the nomination, the nomination will not be decided until the fourth quarter....
  • Romney, Santorum Tie as Gingrich Voters' Second Choice

    03/16/2012 11:28:59 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 16, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Some conservative Republicans have called for Gingrich to drop out of the race on the assumption that conservative primary voters would then unite behind Santorum as the conservative alternative to the more moderate Romney. But Gallup data indicate that Gingrich voters would not be likely to coalesce behind Santorum, suggesting that factors other than candidate ideology may be attracting voters to Gingrich, Santorum, and Romney. Gallup can simulate Republican preferences without Gingrich in the race by removing Gingrich votes and reassigning them to his voters' second-choice candidate. The results of this procedure suggest that national GOP preferences would change little...
  • Gingrich Forges Ahead As A Spoiler [Red State's Erick Erickson: "Time for Newt Gingrich To Exit"]

    03/16/2012 9:52:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 14, 2012 | Daniel Malloy and Katie Leslie
    Gingrich Forges Ahead As A Spoiler By Daniel Malloy and Katie Leslie The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CHICAGO -- Newt Gingrich has unabashedly taken on the role of spoiler in the Republican presidential nomination contest, as a pair of losses in Tuesday’s Deep South primaries cemented his position on the margins of the race. (snip) Appearing on a radio show Wednesday morning in Chicago, Gingrich talked about the results in Alabama and Mississippi -- where he came in second to former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania -- as if he and Santorum were a kind of conservative tag team. “Between the...
  • Gingrich says he's staying in the race 'til the end' (Video- Spanks Biden and Bam)

    03/16/2012 4:41:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashPo ^ | 3-16-12 | Staff
    Presidential candidate New Gingrich joins CBS "This Morning" host Charlie Rose to talk about the war in Afghanistan, his path to the presidential race and tangling President Obama with gas prices. (CBS News) (6 minute video at link.)
  • Is Newt Gingrich helping or hurting Mitt Romney?

    03/15/2012 7:40:58 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 108 replies
    Renew America ^ | 03/15/2012 | Adam Graham
    Newt Gingrich in the wake of two losses in deep South States is seeking a justification for remaining in the race. When challenged by Brett Baier, Gingrich was unable to name a single state that he could win. Indeed, after playing hard as a "Southern Candidate" Gingrich has lost three straight Southern States including two deep South States near his home state of Georgia, so it's hard to imagine Gingrich winning elsewhere. Still Gingrich claimed a role in the race. His argument for continuing is that he and Senator Rick Santorum are playing a "tag team" that is denying Romney...
  • Gingrich Campaign Plots Against Romney ("..strategists admitted he was the most qualified..")

    03/15/2012 7:21:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 15, 2012 | Matt Towery
    It was unbelievable: As soon as Newt Gingrich failed to win both Alabama and Mississippi in the GOP race for president, most members of the mainstream media and political strategists with whom I talked readily admitted, off the record, that he was the most qualified among the Republican candidates to serve as president. Now these are objective pros that have been around presidential politics for years. I have no doubt they were telling me the truth because these folks only tell you this stuff when it is relatively clear that the candidate is no longer a viable alternative. The Gingrich...
  • Conservative Counties of AL & MS: Hold back your voted tallies until the cities report theirs!!

    03/12/2012 8:48:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    Mitt and his minions are playing a liberal game. It's no conicidence that late night and last minute votes put Mitt over the top in Iowa, Maine, Michigan and Ohio. What exactly takes the big cities so long to report their totals in election after election?? The answer, they wait till they know how many votes they need to put their preferred candidated over the top, then they create them. In the Wisconsin judge election, Waukesha county held back its totals and surprise, surprise, the conservative candidated won that election. Close elections mean liberal theft of elections. Undercut them!!
  • Delegate Math (Romney EASILY wins 3 man race by Splitting South – Mathematical Proof)

    03/10/2012 10:30:24 AM PST · by parksstp · 44 replies
    Delegate Math Calculator ^ | 03-10-2012 | parksstp
    If you have crunched the numbers like I have, it’s very hard to see how Romney is denied the 1,144 delegates in a 3 man race. This is because in a 2-man race in the Southern states, Romney would be shut out of most delegates, whereas now with the Anti-Romney vote split, he is taking 1/3 or better of the delegates. This will in fact get him to 1,144 based on even the most pessimistic scenarios. Consider the following: Romney has acquired about 407 delegates in the following states (Endorsed Superdelegates are included in the totals) IA (7), NH(7), SC(2),...
  • Huckabee on "Hannity & Colmes" (transcript from Friday)

    03/01/2008 5:35:14 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 83 replies · 523+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 29, 2008 | Hannity & Colmes
    SEAN HANNITY ... : ... We get right to our top story tonight. Super Tuesday [sic] is just four short days away. Could this be the end of the road for Mike Huckabee? ... HUCKABEE: ... I think it's absurd for us just to assume, let's call the game because someone is close to the finish line... My point is, right now I'm the only candidate in this race that supports the Human Life Amendment, the only one that supports the Fair Tax, the only one that supports the Federal Marriage Amendment, the only one that supports a real plan...
  • Huckabee to McCain: Debate Me

    02/28/2008 1:48:36 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 60 replies · 279+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2008 | Fin Gomez
    Mike Huckabee, campaigning in Ohio yesterday, formally asked GOP rival John McCain for a two-man debate... [snip] McCain, the presumptive nominee, had said earlier in the day that his campaign had never heard from Huckabee about a debate, despite the fact that Huckabee had been making the request publicly since Mitt Romney dropped out. In a recent ARG Texas poll, McCain is leading Huckabee only by a few points: McCain 45, Huckabee 41. Senior staffers tell FOX that while the ARG poll can differ wildly at times, the crowds for Huckabee have been considerably bigger than the crowds for McCain;...
  • Texas Republican Delegation 2008 (TX Delegate Allocation Rules)

    02/25/2008 12:16:41 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 4 replies · 444+ views
    The Green Papers ^ | February 24, 2008 | Richard E. Berg-Andersson
    Tuesday 4 March 2008: 137 of 140 of Texas's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Texas Presidential Primary. * 96 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 32 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates. These delegates are allocated to the presidential contenders as follows: * If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%), that candidate is allocated all 3 of the district's delegates. [General Rules for All Conventions and Meetings Section 8.a.] *...
  • Gov. Mike Huckabee on Weekend Update (legal link to Saturday Night Live video)

    02/24/2008 9:46:08 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 11 replies · 358+ views
    NBC Universal ^ | February 24, 2008
    Video of Governor Huckabee's appearance on Saturday Night Live is being removed from You Tube due to a copyright claim by NBC. The legal link is in post #2.
  • Texas' Gov. Perry publicly urges Huckabee to withdraw

    02/24/2008 2:11:38 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 53 replies · 193+ views
    WFAA-TV (Texas) ^ | February 24, 2008
    Gov. Rick Perry is strongly urging Mike Huckabee to drop his Republican presidential bid. Mr. Perry told a Washington, D.C., TV station last week, "It's over for the Republican nomination. And I respect Mike, but it's time for us as a party to get behind Senator [John] McCain," who has an overwhelming delegate lead and is close to securing the GOP nod. Mr. Perry has called Mr. Huckabee urging that he drop out of the race, but the comments are the first time he has done so publicly. Mr. Huckabee has expressed confidence that he can win Texas' March 4...
  • Mike Huckabee Speaks With NEWSCHANNEL 13

    02/23/2008 12:16:19 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 9 replies · 269+ views
    KRDO News (Colorado) ^ | February 22, 2008 | Marshall Zelinger
    Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visited Colorado Springs for the second time in less than a year. He met with supporter Dr. James Dobson at Focus on the Family, before going to the Broadmoor for a paid speech in front of the Leadership Program of the Rockies. "He carries an enormous level of influence," says Huckabee about his talk with Dobson, his friend of 14 years. "The contents of it, obviously would remain off the record and confidential, and I'm sure you (the media) would respect that, actually I know you won't, but I will," joked Huckabee. After his news...
  • Huckabee meets with James Dobson; vies for Romney's delegates

    02/22/2008 11:42:36 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 99 replies · 410+ views
    Denver Post ^ | February 22, 2008 | Ivan Moreno
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee met with conservative Christian leader James Dobson Friday as he vied to pick up the Colorado delegates pledged to Mitt Romney, who dropped out of the race. Huckabee's visit comes two weeks after Dobson endorsed him for president. "Personally it was a great encouragement," Huckabee said of the endorsement. "I think it also was an extraordinary boost for our campaign because Dr. Dobson is seen as such a true national leader when it comes to issues of life, marriage and family." Huckabee is an ordained Baptist minister and a former governor of Arkansas. His campaign...
  • How John McCain may still lose the nomination (Huckabee's delegate math)

    02/22/2008 11:27:13 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 116 replies · 353+ views
    The Forerunner Forum (FL) ^ | February 14, 2008 | Jay Rogers
    The John McCain camp informed us yesterday that it is mathematically impossible for Mike Huckabee to win the nomination. What they won't say is that McCain stands a good chance of losing the nomination as long as Huckabee stays in the race. Huckabee only has to win half of the remaining delegates to block McCain from the nomination. And even if he falls a few short of that, many of the delegates in McCain's column will be unbound delegates who may in fact vote for anyone they choose on the first ballot... The McCain camp thinks the "mathematically impossible" rhetorical...
  • Video: Huckabee Campaign Rally In Plano, Texas (Must-see for supporters)

    02/21/2008 1:32:44 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 17 replies · 375+ views
    CBS 11 (Dallas / Fort Worth) ^ | February 20, 2008
    This is video from a rally on Wednesday night. If you don't have time to watch it all, just watch the first few minutes.
  • State GOP awards Huckabee 51 delegates (Georgia)

    02/20/2008 1:56:22 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 3 replies · 185+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 18, 2008 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Mike Huckabee was officially awarded 51 of Georgia's 72 delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention on Monday when the state GOP released final certified results of its Feb. 5 primary. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, won 7 of the state's 13 congressional districts, getting three delegates for each, plus a bonus of 30 delegates for winning the overall state vote. John McCain, who finished second to Huckabee, won four districts and will have 12 delegates. Mitt Romney, who finished third, won two districts and gets six delegates. Romney, however, has dropped out of the race and pledged his...
  • Novak: McCain Won't Pick Huckabee (Will Huckabee pick McCain?)

    02/19/2008 1:12:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies · 174+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 17, 2008 | Phil Brennan
    Forget Mike Huckabee as a running mate for John McCain, his closest supporters say -- there's no chance he'll be on the GOP presidential ticket. So writes veteran political columnist Robert Novak, who reports that political insiders close to McCain's presidential campaign "have put out the word that there is absolutely no chance that his last remaining major opponent for the GOP presidential nomination, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, will become McCain's running mate." -SNIP- In a Feb. 14 e-mail to supporters, Huckabee stressed that possibility, writing: "A few weeks ago, I stood at Chuck Norris' ranch before a crowd...
  • Huckabee driving hard in Wisconsin

    02/17/2008 11:54:33 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 36 replies · 116+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2008 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    <p>He can pick up a spare but can he pick up the state?</p> <p>That was the question after Republican Mike Huckabee bowled 10 frames Sunday evening at Olympic Lanes on Milwaukee's South Side.</p> <p>Sporting a little new color in his face and some sharp words for Republican officials who want him to get out of the race, Huckabee is again sloshing through the state after a detour to the Caribbean.</p>
  • McCain v. Huckabee: Updated Delegate Math (February 15)

    02/15/2008 2:39:20 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 28 replies · 212+ views
    February 15, 2008 | Kurt Evans
    So far 808 of McCain’s delegates are officially bound to vote for him on the first ballot at the convention (New York times link in post #2). He’d need 383 more to win the nomination. According to a Tuesday night press release from McCain’s campaign, there were 774 delegates available in the remaining contests. That means McCain would still need to win at least 49.5 percent of the remaining delegates to guarantee nomination on the first ballot and prevent an open convention. As of Thursday, the Rasmussen daily tracking poll showed McCain leading Governor Huckabee 47% to 34% nationwide (link...
  • Governor Huckabee on tonight's O'Reilly Factor (vanity)

    02/13/2008 4:36:19 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 25 replies · 129+ views
    February 13, 2008 | Kurt Evans
    Governor Huckabee is scheduled to appear on tonight's O'Reilly Factor at approximately 8:10 ET (reaired at 11:00 ET).
  • Unspinning Karl Rove's pro-McCain math (vanity)

    02/13/2008 12:04:20 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 91 replies · 107+ views
    February 13, 2008 | Kurt Evans
    There'll be 2,380 total delegates selected for the national convention, and a candidate will need the votes of 1,191 of them to win the nomination. If no candidate secures that number of votes during the primaries, the nominee will be determined at the convention. According to CNN's estimates, McCain has 812 of 1331 delegates committed so far and therefore needs 379 of the remaining 1049 (36.1 percent) to secure the nomination. According to the AP's estimates, he has 821 of 1364 committed so far and needs 370 of the remaining 1016 (36.4 percent). According to ABC's estimates, he has 819...