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  • Why Democrats Are Ditching the 'War on Women' Rhetoric

    08/01/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | 08/01/2014 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Democrats want to talk about "personhood" and reproductive freedom. They want to tell voters about a stubborn pay gap and women hurt by a low minimum wage. But what they don't want to do is talk about a "war on women." Indeed, the party that so effectively deployed the "war" rhetoric to help defeat Mitt Romney in 2012 has now sworn off its catch phrase, dropping it almost completely from a campaign strategy that, in so many other ways, is still very much about women's issues. "[Saying] 'Republicans are waging a war on women' actually doesn't test very well," said...
  • Doc Filmmaker: 'Illegals Told if They Don’t Vote Democrat They Would be Arrested & Deported'

    07/31/2014 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Baynative · 37 replies
    Vision to America ^ | July 31, 2014 | staff-post
    “Just arriving home from two solid days of interviewing experts on this immigration crisis. Numbers USA executive director, Center for Immigration Studies, director, Rep Steve King, Rep Louis Gohmert ( Texas) who has spent several of the last weekends on the border TALKING TO THE IMMIGRANTS THEMSELVES!
  • Mark Levin: 'Clean Out' GOP Leadership or Country Will 'Unravel'

    08/01/2014 5:14:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/31/14
    On his Thursday show, talk radio host Mark Levin argued that the leadership of the Republican Party must be replaced if conservatives are to prevent the country from declining. He declared, “If we do not clean out the current leadership in the Republican Party ... the country’s going to continue to unravel, the Republican Party too.” He blasted “neo-statists” who claim to be conservatives, but “would have conservatives abandon the high ground of the Founding principles for the quicksand of a soft tyranny.” And named Michael Gerson, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, George Bush, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell as “non-conservatives...
  • NRSC Chairman Says Republicans Could Flip Up To 14 Senate Seats

    08/01/2014 5:09:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Alex Pappas
    WASHINGTON — The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said Thursday that the likelihood Republicans win back the Senate is better today than when he assumed leadership in 2012. During a luncheon with reporters, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said: “Back in the very beginning, I would’ve told you we had six good candidates in six states.” Now, Moran said, the number of races where Republicans could pick up seats from Democrats has expanded to somewhere in the range of 12 to 14 states. Republicans need to flip six states to win...
  • Question: Who endorsed/supported Bush in the 1980 primary?

    07/31/2014 4:48:31 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 42 replies
    My brain | 07/31/2014 | thetallguy24
    I have been trying to find out if there's a list out there of the people, especially those still in power today, who endorsed Bush over Reagan in 1980.
  • Why Lamar Alexander is in Trouble

    07/31/2014 12:05:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Dan Riehl
    Along with popular conservative radio hosts like Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham coming out against him, the fundamental reasons why Senator Lamar Alexander may lose to Joe Carr in the upcoming primary are detailed in this Weekly Standard item. Not only is his being labeled a so called RINO or squish by Conservatives appropriate, he's now on the wrong side of today's hot button issue - immigration reform. If such a sentiment exists, some numbers might help explain it. Alexander’s lifetime American Conservative Union rating is 76 out of 100, with a 60 rating for the 2013 legislative year. Heritage...
  • Flip-Flop: Pat Roberts Campaign Manager was for Debates Until he was Against Them

    07/31/2014 12:02:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    watchdogwire.com ^ | 7/30/14 | Bob Weeks
    For Pat Roberts executive campaign manager Leroy Towns, political debates are important. At least until your candidate doesn’t want to debate. Are debates important to the political process? According to a former North Carolina University journalism professor, the answer is yes, debates are very important: Leroy Towns, political journalism professor at UNC, said debates are very important in the political process. “Debates give people a chance to look at candidates close up and see how they act under pressure situations,” Towns said. (Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler kept from debate, Daily Tarheel, September 13, 2010) Fast forward four years. As executive...
  • Kansas Senate Race Down to Single Digits

    07/31/2014 11:57:44 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    We just received the results of our latest poll in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Kansas, and the race is down to single digits!! Conservative Dr. Milton Wolf (R-KS) has cut Senator Pat Roberts' lead down to just nine points and only trails 41-32. Pat Roberts is in trouble. He's universally known in Kansas and only 41 percent of Republicans say they plan to vote for him. Dr. Milton Wolf (R-KS)Even Roberts' camp is downplaying expectations. A source close to Roberts told Politico that the race is "definitely closer than we expected.” We need to take immediate action...
  • Get Pat Roberts out

    07/31/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    hutchnews.com ^ | 7/30/14
    In 1952, when Dwight Eisenhower was elected president, Wes Roberts, Pat’s father, the chairman of the Republican Party in Kansas, promoted a legislative act to pay the AOUW Insurance Company $115,000 for a building which had been erected on the Norton County TB sanatorium grounds on state land. Wes Roberts got a $15,000 kickback from the AOUW, unbeknownst to anyone, until it was discovered by Alvin McCoy of the Kansas City Star and was exposed. Wes Roberts had been promoted to National Chairman of the Republican Party on the election of Dwight Eisenhower. When this came to light, Eisenhower dismissed...
  • GOP committee boosts Roberts over Wolf in Kansas Senate race

    07/31/2014 8:28:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    TOPEKA – A national Republican group has contributed $45,400 to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in his GOP primary race against tea party challenger Milton Wolf, a boost for the incumbent’s sizeable and consistent lead in fundraising. Recent finance reports filed by the campaigns show that Roberts has raised more than $200,000 so far this month. But Wolf, a Leawood radiologist making his first run for public office, raised more than $120,000 in contributions this month and also loaned his campaign an additional $20,000. Roberts is seeking this fourth, six-year term and has enjoyed a significant fundraising advantage ahead of the...
  • Rob Maness to Bill Cassidy: Stand with Cruz, Sessions & Oppose Border Bill

    07/31/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/30/14 | Tony Lee
    Conservative Louisiana Senate candidate Rob Maness, a retired Air Force Colonel, opposes the House's $659 million border bill, and he called on Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to stand with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and publicly oppose it. "With President Obama threatening unilateral executive action to grant a massive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, the next action Congress takes should address this threat of lawlessness," Maness said on Wednesday, emphasizing that it was a "silent surrender" to a lawless executive. "Congressman Cassidy should publicly and immediately join me in opposing this hollow border bill and fight...
  • Baker sidesteps taking position on gun control provision (middle of the road loser Charlie Baker)

    07/31/2014 5:39:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 7/30/14 | Joshua Miller
    The state Democratic Party today criticized Republican Charlie Baker for dismissing the significance of a gun control provision designed to give police chiefs authority to keep rifles and shotguns out of the hands of people they consider dangerous. In an interview on NECN Tuesday, Baker declined to say whether he supported that provision, which was included in an anti-gun violence bill passed by the House, but was stripped out by the Senate. The host, Jim Braude, pressed the gubernatorial hopeful: “Should police chiefs have that discretion?” “I don’t think that matters, Jim,” Baker replied. “The real issue here is: They...
  • Low Voter Turnout in Primaries Has Dems Especially Worried

    07/31/2014 5:35:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/30/14 | Cathy Burke
    Sharp declines in voter turnout for primaries in 25 states have both parties worried, but the situation is dire for Democrats, who are pouring millions into building ground operations ahead of the November election, The Hill reports. The Center for the Study of the American Electorate released a report last week showing turnout in the 25 states that have already held statewide primaries dropped 3.5 percent from 2010 to 14.8 percent of the voting-age population. Turnout in 15 of those states hit record lows. "In terms of our turnout operation this fall, an aggressive early voting push and an aggressive...
  • Don’t screw this up, GOP senators tell their House counterparts

    07/31/2014 5:12:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans have a message for House Republicans: Don’t screw up before Election Day. After fumbling primaries in the past, the GOP believes it will win a majority in the upper chamber this fall — as long as the party can avoid self-inflicted wounds. To do that, Senate Republicans want their colleagues in the lower chamber to play ball and not hand Democrats anything that could turn out the opposition’s base or turn off independent voters. Senate Republicans have put subtle pressure on House members to avoid a messy fight over the border bill, impeachment or a government shutdown. Democrats...
  • BREAKING: Senate report exposes the movement as cash machine controlling the EPA

    07/30/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA A new report was released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and it is damning. All this time that climate skeptics are accused of being in the employ of “big oil” is nothing more than a projection of their own greed. Some excerpts: Over 7.9 BILLION in funding between these groups.
  • Dr. Milton Wolf confronts Sen. Pat Roberts about debate (video)

    07/30/2014 12:00:13 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    ksn.com ^ | 7/30/14
    EMPORIA, Kansas – Dr. Milton Wolf on Wednesday attended an event at the Emporia Chamber of Commerce where Pat Roberts was to hear from business owners. Wolf said he modified his schedule to attend the event. That is where he confronted Roberts to debate ahead of the August 5th primary. Senator Roberts told Wolf now wasn’t the time. Wolf told Roberts he would go anywhere to debate. Dr. Milton Wolf sent the following statement to KSN: “I have offered Pat Roberts numerous opportunities to debate because I feel Kansans deserve to hear from those seeking to represent us before we...
  • Vulnerable Dems balk at Obama executive actions on immigration

    07/30/2014 7:55:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/30/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic senators facing tough reelections want to put the brakes on President Obama’s plan to reform the nation’s immigration enforcement system through executive action. Two of the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents, Sens. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), say Obama should not act unilaterally to reduce deportations, arguing it’s Congress’s job to change the law. While the Democratic-led Senate has passed a bipartisan bill, the Republican-controlled House will not. That poses a dilemma for Obama. Slowing or halting deportations of otherwise law-abiding residents who came to the country illegally could produce a backlash in red states where Obama has...
  • Dethroning Tennessee's tax king

    07/30/2014 5:27:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Selena Owens
    Tennessee’s Aug 7 Senate primary race is much more than a We the People candidate versus the establishment incumbent. The race is an opportunity for conservative state Rep. Joe Carr to dethrone Tennessee’s incumbent RINO tax king, Sen. Lamar Alexander. Lamar Alexander’s voting record shows that over 62 percent of the time he voted with Barack Obama, “more frequently than any other Republican senator from the South.” The fiscal cliff tax-hike bill that raised payroll taxes, income taxes, death taxes, capital gains taxes and dividend taxes, which increased taxes by more than $600 billion, earns top billing on the senator’s...
  • Joe Carr For the Win in Tennessee (primary next Thursday!!)

    07/30/2014 5:25:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/29/14
    Rep. Joe Carr, the conservative from Middle Tennessee challenging Lamar Alexander, has gotten some huge boosts recently w/ endorsements from Laura Ingraham and Sarah Palin. Following his Palin endorsement, Carr appeared on the Glenn Beck program. The venerable conservative pundit Bill Hobbes weighed in last week and argued that Carr has forged a very real and possible path to victory that could shock the Tennessee political scene. Hobbes argued Carr could win in shocking fashion similar to how Bill Frist defeated longtime Democrat Jim Sasser in 1994. No one saw an upset coming, and Frist annihilated Sasser by 14 points...
  • Mark Levin: Support Joe Carr Against 'Awful' Lamar Alexander

    07/29/2014 1:12:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Tony Lee
    Conservative scholar and talk radio host Mark Levin said he is rooting for Tennessee state Representative Joe Carr to defeat Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in next week's August 7th GOP Senate primary. On his Monday radio program, Levin said Alexander, realizing that he was vulnerable because of his support for Obamacare and amnesty, has been "putting down all upstart challengers" that he thought could run against him. Levin simply called Alexander "awful." "But Representative Carr stepped up, and we would very much like him to win," Levin declared. "And we wish him all the best." Carr, whom Levin called a...
  • Video: Lamar Alexander: 'I Voted Against Amnesty' (feeling the heat!)

    07/29/2014 1:01:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Charlie Spiering
    During his bus tour through Tennessee, Sen. Lamar Alexander was approached by someone asking him why he voted to support amnesty. “I voted against amnesty,” Alexander replied. The video was provided to Breitbart News by the “Beat Lamar” effort by the Real Conservatives National Committee Super PAC opposing Alexander’s re-election. Alexander’s answer is consistent with his claim that by voting for the Senate "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill, he voted to end amnesty. "We have amnesty today,” Alexander said in June. "Turning your head while 11 million people are already here illegally is perpetual amnesty. I voted along with...
  • New CBS/NYT Poll Shows Possible GOP Senate Wave Forming

    07/29/2014 11:22:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Leon Wolf
    A new CBS/NYT poll has been released which is thus far the most exhaustive simultaneous battleground poll that has been taken this election season. It shows Republicans holding all their “close” seats, with McConnell leading Grimes 50-46 and Perdue leading Nunn 50-44. Obviously, these races are still very competitive and could flip although I think that as time goes along Perdue will pull away from Nunn while McConnell looks to be in a dogfight to the very end. As predicted, John Walsh is all but officially toast in Montana, trailing Danes 56-40. The plagiarism scandal seems to have mortally wounded...
  • Tony Perkins endorses Rob Maness in Louisiana's Senate race (Family Research Council)

    07/29/2014 10:10:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    nola.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Family Research Council President and former Louisiana House member Tony Perkins endorsed Rob Maness in the Louisiana's U.S. Senate race Monday (July 28), potentially boosting the candidate's credentials among social conservatives. Maness, a Republican, is running against U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, in the state's high profile Senate race this fall. A Tea Party favorite, Maness has tried to position himself as the most conservative candidate on the Nov. 4 ballot. Most people consider Cassidy to be the Republicans' frontrunner in the election, but Perkins, a former Louisiana House member, has not been...
  • GOP Colleagues Say Goodbye to Eric Cantor as Majority Leader (Good Riddance!)

    07/29/2014 10:04:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Billy House
    Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor received a standing ovation from most of his fellow Republicans on Tuesday at a closed-door meeting, where a highlight film was played to mark some of his most memorable moments. "Thank you," said Speaker John Boehner, in an emotional send-off to his top lieutenant, who officially steps down from his top-level post at midnight Thursday to make way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the new majority leader. "He was confident, as I am, that Eric has great things left to do in the future," said Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., of Boehner's remarks. Cantor, 51,...
  • In Tennessee, consensus politics makes a last stand (Alexander protection piece)

    07/29/2014 9:47:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Dan Balz
    NASHVILLE — On the first day of July, Sen. Lamar Alexander delivered a moving eulogy at the funeral of his political mentor, Howard H. Baker Jr., the former Senate majority leader and godfather of the Tennessee Republican Party. Baker, he said, had “more influence on my life than anyone outside my own family.” Like Baker, Alexander (R-Tenn.) has had an exemplary career in public service. He was elected to two terms as governor of Tennessee and later served as president of the University of Tennessee and U.S. education secretary. Twice he sought his party’s nomination for president, though, like Baker,...
  • Monday begins early voting in Wisconsin

    07/29/2014 8:16:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-28-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – Monday begins the first day for early voting in the State of Wisconsin leading up to the August 12th Statewide Primary election. This will be the first election that will feature early voting with more uniform hours due to changes enacted into law earlier this year. Early voting will be done on Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM with no weekend hours. There were divisions between both sides for and against the bill earlier this year. Proponents of the bill say it would create a more standardized process for early voting while opponents say it...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Polling Shows a 30-Point Primary Advantage (like Eric Cantor!)

    07/29/2014 5:53:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    blogs.wsj.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Reid Epstein
    Sen. Lamar Alexander‘s polling shows him with a 30-percentage point lead over tea-party challenger Joe Carr in Tennessee’s Republican Senate primary, according to a polling memo prepared for the two-term incumbent’s campaign. The poll, conducted by Republican pollster Whit Ayres from July 20-22 ahead of the state’s Aug. 7 primary, found Mr. Alexander leading Mr. Carr 53% to 21%. Mr. Ayres wrote that despite attacks against Mr. Alexander from Mr. Carr and longshot challenger George Flinn, Mr. Alexander’s stature among Tennessee GOP voters has remained stable. “The fundamentals remain the same,” Mr. Ayres wrote in a memo for the campaign,...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander says he works across aisle to get things done

    07/29/2014 5:49:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told cheering supporters Monday that he learned as governor he sometimes had to work with Democrats to get things done for Tennessee and has found it necessary sometimes in Washington to do the same. "If I stood up before you today and said I by myself brought in the auto industry, and I by myself paid teachers more for teaching well and built the best road system, I wouldn't be telling you the truth either because I had to work with other people to do it," the two-term senator told some 150 or...
  • U.S. Chamber of Cronyism

    07/29/2014 5:45:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    According to news reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to support Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in the Louisiana Senate race. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)This is the same group that said it was going to spend $50 million against conservatives in primaries to elect more Republicans. That was a huge lie. The U.S. Chamber doesn't care about electing Republicans. It just wants more big government politicians who will force taxpayers to pay for their corporate bailouts and corporate welfare programs. THE GOP RESPONSE? ... NOTHING The Chamber's support for Mary Landrieu isn't what's so surprising. It's the lack of any meaningful...
  • Daily Beast Attempts to Paint Iowa Republican Joni Ernst as Nullification Nelly

    07/28/2014 5:07:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Recent polls show a tight contest in the Iowa Senate race to replace retiring liberal Democrat Tom Harkin (D), so leave it to the Daily Beast to hype a video clip it recently unearthed to insist that it is evidence that Republican nominee Joni Ernst as a nut who betrays a "shocking ignorance" [see image below page break] about constitutional law regarding the Tenth Amendment and state nullification of federal law. That's how Ben Jacobs painted the military veteran and Republican state senator, suggesting her answer to a question posed to her at a September 13, 2013 event was an...
  • CNN poll: Hillary doing better with white voters than any Democrat since Jimmy Carter

    07/28/2014 3:53:07 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/28/2014 (6:01 PM) | ALLAHPUNDIT
    ...One of the mysteries of Election 2016 is whether the Democratic nominee can keep the "Obama coalition" of liberals, young adults, and minorities together. After all, its a fact of political life that the Republican nominee will crush the Democrat among white voters. Or is it? ...
  • Mitch McConnell's Tight Kentucky Senate Race Might Hinge on Turnout

    07/28/2014 1:02:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 100 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Jennifer Hickey
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' chances of upsetting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election bid may have brightened with the release of new polling data and a pledge from former President Bill Clinton to campaign on her behalf. A July 19 Human Events/Gravis poll of 1,054 registered Kentucky voters found McConnell running even at 45 percent with Grimes. "With only 10 percent of the voters undecided, it is hard to see either candidate breaking out. It really looks like it will be close through to the end with the decision turning on turnout," Doug Kaplan, the president of...
  • Leaked Document From Senate Democratic Candidate: ‘Tremendous Financial Opportunity’ With Jews

    07/28/2014 12:56:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Alex Pappas
    Michelle Nunn — the Democrat running in the very close U.S. Senate contest in Georgia — has a problem on her hands now that an exhaustive campaign plan drafted by aides has leaked in the media. The document, revealed online Monday by the National Review, describes the candidate’s liabilities likely to be exploited by opponents. It also specifically describes the necessity of raising money from Jews, Asians and gays while working to increase turnout of African-Americans and Latinos. Speaking of the Jewish community, the document notes: “There is tremendous financial opportunity.” “Michelle’s position on Israel will largely determine the level...
  • Michelle Nunn (D-GASen Candidate) Wants Jewish Donors, Gives to Hamas

    07/28/2014 12:53:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Aaron Gardner
    Eliana Johnson broke news today with the release of a confidential campaign plan from Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn. The campaign plan details the demographic models, special interest groups, donor targets, and the assumption in the campaign plan that Nunn will have a compliant media. This is what Johnson focused on in much of her post. For me, the real news comes in the second half of Johnson’s post. While the campaign strategy memo stressed the importance of the Jewish community for volunteers and fundraising, with a projected goal of $250,000 from Jewish donors, it also noted that any...
  • US Chamber of Commerce is not winning

    07/28/2014 12:51:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/28/14 | streiff
    The US Chamber of Commerce has for years viewed the GOP as its personal political party. Sure they supported the now-extinct “Blue Dog Democrats” but when most of them disappeared in the maelstrom of 2010 they were left with GOP candidates and communists. Unfortunately for the Chamber, the GOP caucus has been getting progressively more conservative each year. And not merely conservative but populist. This has caused a tension between the Chamber’s members and conservatives. Many of the Chamber’s larger members and its leadership worship stability as though it were a deity, preferring even double digit deficits reaching as far...
  • Lamar Alexander boosts campaign spending in early July (draining incumbent 'warchests')

    07/28/2014 10:53:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Andy Sher
    Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign spent $1.34 million in the first 18 days of July as the incumbent ramped up his GOP primary effort in advance of early voting in Tennessee, his disclosure shows. The two-term senator reported to the Senate Secretary's Office of Public Records that he still had $2.19 million in cash on hand as of July 18. Alexander received $129,138 in contributions. Meanwhile, Federal Election Commission filings show an independent political action committee run by the American College of Radiology Association has a major political mailer in the works in support of Alexander. The group on...
  • NYT: Chamber Of Commerce Will Support Dem Mary Landrieu

    07/28/2014 10:18:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Daniel Straus
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is reportedly throwing support behind Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), according to the group's national political director, Rob Engstrom. Engstrom told the audience at a Committee of 100 meeting that the group would support Landrieu in her fight to win re-election, according to The New York Times' Joe Nocera. Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Blair Latoff Holmes told TPM in an email on Monday "no decisions have been made in the LA Senate race." Landrieu's major Republican challenger is Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA). A U.S. Chamber of Commerce scorecard said Landrieu votes for pro-business legislation more often...
  • Is Lamar in Trouble?

    07/28/2014 10:12:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Michael Warren
    Lamar Alexander, the two-term Republican senator from Tennessee, is in a strong position to win reelection this November. But only if he can get through his August 7 primary. Polling has been scarce in the race between Alexander and his GOP primary challenger, state representative Joe Carr, though the incumbent enjoys advantages in fundraising and name recognition (Alexander twice served as governor in the 1980s). An independent poll in January found Carr down by 40 points. But with Carr getting somewhat of a boost from endorsements by radio host Laura Ingraham and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, an independent outside...
  • Joe Carr: 'Grassroots Has Absolutely Caught Fire' against Lamar Alexander

    07/28/2014 10:11:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Tony Lee
    Tennessee state Representative Joe Carr, the conservative candidate who is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in an August 7th primary, said the "grassroots has absolutely caught fire" as he closes in on Alexander in the final week of the campaign. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday, an enthusiastic Carr, who has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and talk radio host Laura Ingraham, suggested the race was now much closer than it was two weeks ago, when a poll showed that Alexander only had a seven-point lead. He said he had a "plan for eleven months, and it came...
  • WSJ: Republicans Could Win up to 10 Senate Seats in November

    07/28/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Elliot Jager
    Republicans are running competitively for 10 Senate seats now held by Democrats, heightening chances for the party to capture a majority of the U.S. Senate in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Republican Party is generally less popular than either President Barack Obama or the Democratic Party, according to the Journal. Those sentiments are evidently offset by a combination of appealing Republican candidates and deep public disapproval of the president. Democrats now hold 55 seats in the Senate. Republicans need a net gain of six for a majority. Republican senatorial candidates are doing well in seven states that went...
  • GOP's Wehby Gaining in Oregon

    07/28/2014 7:19:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/28/14 | George Will
    "Are you kidding?" This is Monica Wehby's amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate. For 17 of her 52 years she has been a pediatric neurosurgeon, holding in steady hands sharp steel and the fate of children's brains. She probably can cope with the strains of legislative life. Today, her task is to persuade Oregonians to act on the cogent exhortation of her campaign's bumper stickers: "Keep Your Doctor. Change Your Senator." She is trying to take a Senate seat...
  • Buyer's Remorse: If voters had it to do over, Romney in a landslide

    07/28/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Polls which ask voters for their thoughts on how the last election should have shaped up a year or two years after the fact are pretty much meaningless. The latest CNN/ORC survey which asks voters that question is no exception to that rule. Nevertheless, with just 100 days remaining before the midterm elections, this question is an instructive measurement of voter satisfaction with the president. If voters had it to do all over again, 53 percent would support Mitt Romney over the 44 percent who would continue to back Barack Obama. The president’s remaining coalition is what you would...
  • Thomas Ravenel challenges fellow U.S. Senate candidates to 11 debates (SC)

    07/28/2014 6:26:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    Thomas Ravenel, the independent petition candidate challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for his seat, on Sunday challenged his fellow candidates to a series of debates to held throughout the state, according to WCIV-TV. Ravenel, who recently announced he would be starring in the second season of Bravo's reality TV series "Southern Charm," said he wants all 11 debates he's called for to be televised. The debates would take place in Anderson, Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, North Augusta, Rock Hill, Spartanburg and Sumter. The challenge comes not long after a recent Palmetto Politics Poll, commissioned by The...
  • The 2014 Midterms: An Election, A Referendum, An Impeachment of Apathy

    07/27/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self | 7/27/14 | Me
    If Americans are truly fed-up with Barack Obama and want him removed from office, entire communities should be spending every waking moment waging a grassroots campaign to reclaim the rule of law on November 4, 2014. Without garnering the necessary numbers in the Senate, the chamber that actually adjudicates proposed articles of impeachment, any attempt to dismiss Mr. Hussein would be an exercise in futility and easily dismissed as a partisan witch hunt by the lapdog media. The reason why the President operates with such impunity – a contemptuous disregard for the Constitution and our liberties – is because he...
  • First lady: 2014 election key

    07/27/2014 4:49:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    In a new video recorded for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, first lady Michelle Obama says Democrats need to take this year’s midterms more seriously than they did either of her husband’s presidential elections. The video, her first effort on behalf of Democrats beyond a few scattered fundraisers so far, launches the DCCC’s new 1millionvotesfor2014.com website, timed to coincide with the 100-day countdown until the election. “When it comes to the midterm elections this November, we need you to be as passionate and as hungry as you were in 2008 and 2012 – in fact, you need to be even...
  • Jim Rubens Endorsed By Republican Liberty Caucus In New Hampshire Senate Race

    07/27/2014 5:33:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    benswann.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Annabelle Bamforth
    Concord, NH- United States Senate candidate Jim Rubens, who is running in New Hampshire to win the seat held by Jeanne Shaheen, was officially endorsed today by both the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire and the Republican Liberty Caucus. The RLC and RLCNH are grassroots organizations focused on promoting individual liberty and small government in the Republican Party. RLCNH Chairman Aaron Day said in the announcement: “Grounded in the principled belief in constitutionally limited government, Jim Rubens brings the intelligence and experience needed to reverse the damage inflicted by Obama and Shaheen. Jim’s 40-year track record creating jobs and...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander Faces Tough Battle in Tenn. GOP Primary

    07/27/2014 5:28:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Todd Beamon
    Sen. Lamar Alexander could be facing his toughest challenge in his 36-year political career heading into the Tennessee Republican primary next month. The two-term senator — who also has served as governor, U.S. Secretary of Education, and has run for the White House twice — has six opponents in the Aug. 7 contest, The Hill reports. Alexander, 74, is the clear favorite, but tea party-backed state Rep. Joe Carr is seen as his strongest challenger. Carr is pitching himself to voters as the candidate who would bring new ideas to a Washington that has changed greatly during Alexander's years of...
  • Christie Bristles When Asked about GOP Governors Campaigning for Cuomo Challenger

    07/27/2014 5:23:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Kerry Pickett
    “Do I look like I’m taking any questions?” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie snapped at Breitbart News when asked for his response to his colleagues' plan to campaign with Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opponent this year. Christie slammed Astorino and his long shot race against Cuomo recently, telling NJ.com he would only “spend time in places where we have a chance to win — I said that right from the beginning.” He then added, “We don’t pay for landslides, and we don’t invest in lost causes.” However, after Republican Governors Association members found...
  • Rallying Around Joe Carr, Our Conservative Star

    07/26/2014 3:28:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Llyod Marcus
    Brothers and sisters, we are the good guys, and God is on our side. Therefore, I focus all of my attention each day on whatever task God places in front of me to weaken and ultimately defeat Barack Obama's evil agenda. That task at the moment is to help Tea Party conservative Joe Carr to defeat RINO Lamar ("whatever Obama wants, Obama gets") Alexander in the August 7 Republican primary in Tennessee. Please forgive me for stating the obvious: the mainstream media does not report the news, nor does it give a rat's derrière about America. The mainstream media is...
  • Can 'Tennessee's institution' survive Tea Party's wrath?

    07/26/2014 3:23:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Jessica Taylor
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Thirty-six years ago, Lamar Alexander walked across the state in his first successful bid for governor, donning his now-iconic red and black plaid shirt. Now, the 74 year-old senator is making the trek across Tennessee by bus as he faces what could be his toughest GOP race yet. Known simply as Lamar around these parts, the former governor, U.S. secretary of Education, two-time presidential candidate and now two-term senator, is undoubtedly an institution. But as the Republican Party nationwide and even in Tennessee has changed, there’s a growing voice that the senator hasn’t and needs to go....