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  • Deeds wins Democratic primary for Va. governor

    06/09/2009 5:20:36 PM PDT · by freespirited · 47 replies · 1,443+ views
    Google News ^ | 06/09/09 | Bob Lewis
    State Senator Creigh (CREE) Deeds has won Virginia's Democratic primary for governor. Deeds beat former Clinton White House insider Terry McAuliffe and former state Democratic legislative leader Brian Moran on Tuesday. The victory sets up a Deeds rematch with Republican Bob McDonnell, who beat him in the 2005 attorney general election by 323 votes. McDonnell is a conservative with strong ties to religious broadcaster Pat Robertson. He was unopposed for the GOP nomination. Deeds was the only Democrat in the race not from the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Primary rivals criticized him for legislative votes supporting Virginia's broad, pro-gun laws, actions...
  • Va. Candidates Enter Homestretch of Tight Primary Race

    06/08/2009 6:13:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 359+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 08, 2009
    Va. Candidates Enter Homestretch of Tight Primary Race By Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, June 8, 2009 The three men seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia continued their final push across the state today in the sprint before tomorrow's primary. Moran concluded his week-long "Fighting for Virginia" tour with a pre-election rally at Market Square in Alexandria. Deeds spent the day hosting get-out-the-vote rallies in Southside and Southwest including stops in Danville, Martinsville, Bristol and Roanoke. Tonight, he will head back to his Charlottesville campaign headquarters for a rally. McAuliffe started his...
  • Deeds continues to gain in poll [VA RAT Primary]

    06/08/2009 8:17:33 AM PDT · by freespirited · 35 replies · 741+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 06/08/09 | Julian Walker
    State Sen. Creigh Deeds appears to be further separating himself from the other two contenders in the June 9 Democratic gubernatorial primary, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released two days before the election. A Democrat from rural Bath County, Deeds now holds a double-digit lead (40 percent) over rivals Terry McAuliffe (26 percent) and Brian Moran (24 percent) for the party nomination. The poll results follow a recent trend that has shown Deeds surging to the lead of the pack just weeks after earlier polls listed him third in the field. Deeds current lead is beyond the poll's...
  • Obama Sways Congressman to Pass on New York Senate Democratic Primary

    05/16/2009 9:40:50 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 10 replies · 980+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Saturday, May 16, 2009 | Chad Pergram
    If President Obama didn't have enough on his plate already, he's now thrust himself into the middle of a statewide race that has sparked growing resentment among some New York Democrats. It's rare for a president to inject himself into statewide politics and a host of New York political insiders with ties to several House Democrats say they're angry that Obama even got involved. "What? You can't have a primary? It's decided in backroom deals?" asked a source who spoke to FOX News on the condition of anonymity. "What if someone told Obama he couldn't have a primary and Hillary...
  • Newt: Conservatives Should Run in Democratic Primaries

    04/30/2009 4:48:34 AM PDT · by freemike · 5 replies · 556+ views
    Libertas ^ | 4/30/09 | FreeMike
    Another good video of Newt! Conservatives need to take over the Democrat primaries! Hey why not!? Sounds good to me!
  • Specter Could Face Challengers in Democratic Primary

    04/29/2009 7:07:17 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 57 replies · 1,387+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 29, 2009
    Not all Pennsylvania Democrats are down with Arlen Specter. Though the party-switching senator has the support of President Obama and Gov. Ed Rendell, at least two potential candidates are leaving open the door to challenge Specter in the 2010 Democratic primary. Rep. Joe Sestak, who's been a prolific fundraiser, is considering defying party leaders and running against Specter despite Tuesday's hoopla, though he told on Wednesday, "I have not made up my mind on it."
  • Hillary Loses Nomination Dow 12,604 - Today Dow 7,343. (Hope & Change)

    02/20/2009 9:53:56 AM PST · by Frantzie · 26 replies · 918+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2-20-2009 | Frantzie
    Back when Sen. Hillary Clinton was just starting her campaign, top aides and advisers had a ready answer when asked if she could win the presidency.
  • The "crash" officially began when Obama won the Democratic Nomination

    02/17/2009 1:37:47 PM PST · by jay1949 · 13 replies · 1,224+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | Fbruary 17, 2009 | TWP
    Next time you hear a Democratic talking head spouting the usual blame on Bush regarding the current economic crisis, remember that the stock market crash started once Wall Street realized Obama could actually become President.
  • Poll: Cuomo right at Paterson's heels

    01/26/2009 3:02:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Village Voice ^ | January 26, 2009 | Tom Robbins
    Governor Paterson tried to show he's listening today by cancelling one bad idea -- the tax-payer-financed junket he'd planned to the glitzy World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But the poor guy can't catch a break: A new poll has his would-be rival, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, just two points behind him in a potential pimary contest -- a big catch-up for Cuomo who was trailing the gov by 23 percent just last month. The Siena Research Institute survey also found that most New Yorkers dislike Paterson's nibble taxes -- the added levies he seeks on fattening drinks, movie tickets,...
  • Hillary Clinton: Charity Case

    01/05/2009 8:06:32 AM PST · by lewisglad · 13 replies · 633+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 01.05.2009 - 8:12 AM | Abe Greenwald
    Charity concerts used to be organized to raise money for starving children. But no more. On January 15, Bon Jovi is headlining a concert in New York City to raise money for our next Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Senator Clinton and her husband, who collectively made over $109 million in the past seven years, will be on-site to pose for pictures with concert attendees paying $1000 and up. Hillary’s failed presidential campaign is still in debt to the tune of $6 million and she needs a bailout. But seeing as she’s already loaned her campaign around $6 million, you...
  • Democrats may play hardball in Pennsylvania (Chris Matthews could run for Senate)

    11/26/2008 9:30:18 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 567+ views ^ | November 26, 2008 | Josh Drobnyk
    Reporting from Washington -- The Northeast's dwindling cast of Senate Republicans has Democrats circling Arlen Specter's seat in Pennsylvania, convinced the party is well-positioned to make a competitive race out of the 2010 election. Leading the pack of prospects -- at least in celebrity -- is Chris Matthews, the MSNBC "Hardball" host and a former Capitol Hill Democratic staffer. The Philadelphia native has been toying with a run for months, and this week he sat down with state Democrats to discuss the prospect of taking on the five-term GOP senator. Others considered in the mix include Rep. Joe Sestak, who...
  • McAuliffe: the next Virginia governor?

    11/10/2008 11:16:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 210+ views
    McAuliffe: the next Virginia governor? By ANDY BARR | 11/10/08 1:49 PM EST Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe filed papers Monday setting up a campaign committee to explore a possible 2009 run to succeed term-limited Democrat Tim Kaine as governor of Virginia. McAuliffe, who served as chairman to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid, has been rumored to be eyeing a potential run in the state for months. The Democrat campaigned extensively for Barack Obama throughout Virginia and has linked himself to newly elected Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, a popular former governor. McAuliffe hired veteran communications aide Mo...
  • The Once and Future Hillary Clinton

    11/09/2008 3:39:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies · 261+ views
    Time ^ | 11-5-08 | Karen Tumulty
    What becomes now of Hillary Clinton? Will she run again for President? Make a bid for Senate majority leader? Go home to New York and run for governor? Does she covet a job in Barack Obama's Cabinet or maybe an appointment to the Supreme Court? No, no, no and no, come the answers. As she told me recently, "I'm going to be focused, as I always have been, on what we're going to get done. I'm not interested in just enhancing my visibility. I'm interested in standing on the South Lawn of the White House and seeing President Obama signing...
  • Hillary: Not looking towards 2016. Who is She Fooling?

    11/09/2008 9:39:47 AM PST · by SoftTyranny · 44 replies · 364+ views ^ | 11/9/2008 | Soft Tryranny
    What a bunch of bull from the most phony politician of them all.. Hillary Clinton. From What becomes now of Hillary Clinton? Will she run again for President? Make a bid for Senate majority leader? Go home to New York and run for governor? Does she covet a job in Barack Obama's Cabinet or maybe an appointment to the Supreme Court? No, no, no and no, come the answers. As she told me recently, "I'm going to be focused, as I always have been, on what we're going to get done. I'm not interested in just enhancing my visibility....
  • Hillary Can Kiss Her W. House Hopes Goodbye

    11/03/2008 4:23:50 AM PST · by DocT111 · 67 replies · 2,313+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/03/08 | Charles Hurt
    PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Rodham Clinton is on her way to becoming the biggest loser of this election. If he wins tomorrow, Barack Obama will certainly be his party's standard-bearer in 2012 - icing Clinton out of the White House for at least eight years. And she'll be nearly 70 in 2016 - a young sprout compared to John McCain but probably too old to carry the flag for the newly recast party of youth and hope. Until then, Clinton will be exiled to the Senate to serve out her second term, more like a sentence than a term for the...
  • Did Obama's ACORN Steal Dem Nomination from Hillary?

    10/20/2008 5:27:05 PM PDT · by Newsvine Tom Bombadil · 62 replies · 1,542+ views
    Newsvine ^ | October 20, 2008 | Newsvine Tom Bombadil
    As new scandals erupt daily concerning the sleazy attempts of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to steal the upcoming Presidential election, it is worth looking to the not-so-distant past and investigate the role that ACORN played in the defeat of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Democratic Party Caucuses and Primaries. Given ACORN's strong and undeniable ties to both Senator Barack Obama and his campaign, and their proven track record of aggressive deception, duplicity, fraud, and corruption, it is instructive to see if their present attempts at vote fraud reflect earlier efforts in the Democratic Caucuses and...
  • Many surprised at strength of Jefferson win in 2nd Congressional District race

    10/06/2008 12:27:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,376+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/6/8 | David Hammer
    There was a strange mixture of stalwart support and utter abandonment at U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's election party Saturday night as the indicted congressman claimed a primary victory in his 10th election campaign for the 2nd District seat. The party was at Flavorz by Mattie, a little-known restaurant in an eastern New Orleans neighborhood ravaged by the post-Katrina jack-o'-lantern effect. The room was half empty, with only about 35 supporters and family cheering on Jefferson and eating a late dinner of jambalaya and croissant sandwiches. There were no big political names in the crowd. Supporters appeared to be outnumbered by...
  • Dems’ Split over Obama Not About Race and Sour Grapes

    10/04/2008 6:47:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 746+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 4, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    More relevant are the baroque delegate rules and strong-arm tactics that helped him to victory. A recent Associated Press story glibly proclaimed that “deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House.” The story relied on an AP-Yahoo poll that posed questions regarding race to white Democrats. One is left to wonder why questions regarding race were not posed to black Democrats ... It’s quite troubling, really, that mainstream media outlets are focusing upon “racial misgivings” factors, while all but ignoring the major divides among voting constituencies that occurred during the nominating contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama....
  • TENNESSEE Democratic Party committee throws out state senator's victory

    09/13/2008 5:34:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies · 243+ views
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 9/13/8 | Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee has voted to declare state Sen. Rosalind Kurita's thin primary victory invalid. The panel voted 33-11 on Saturday to declare Kurita's 19-vote August victory "incurably uncertain" after her opponent, Clarksville attorney Tim Barnes, alleged heavy Republican interference in the Democratic nominating contest. A joint convention of the Democratic executive committees in Cheatham, Houston and Montgomery counties will now determine who the nominee will be. There is no Republican running in the general election. Barnes' candidacy was boosted by Democrats who were upset that Kurita helped unseat John Wilder, a Mason Democrat, from...
  • Over the Hill ... Mark Steyn

    09/15/2008 12:22:03 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies · 336+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 15 Sep 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Just before the big summer hiatus, I wrote this column for National Review, which we never got around to posting on line. Its observations about the weakness of the Obama candidacy still seem relevant: The conventional wisdom on the Clintons was promulgated by my then senator, Bob Smith of New Hampshire, back at the end of the impeachment trial. “He’s won,”' said Senator Smith, after dutifully if vainly casting his vote to nail Slick Willie’s puffy butt. “He always wins. Let’s move on.” They won through the Nineties. The Clintons’ Democratic Party was great for the Clintons, lousy for the...