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  • Takeaway From 2010 Elections: Serious Conservatism Is Back

    11/08/2010 11:25:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 3+ views ^ | 2010/11/07 | Matt Lewis
    From its beginnings, a tension existed in the heart of American conservatism between winning hearts and minds -- and winning elections. A slogan from the 1964 presidential campaign hinted at this dichotomy. "In your heart you know he's right" implied that although we believed in Barry Goldwater, we knew you might not – at least not enough of you, not yet. By 1980, a majority of Americans certainly did rally to the side of the conservative star of the Goldwater campaign, but Ronald Reagan's eight years in the White House did not lay to rest the intramural Republican tug of...
  • Why Some Republicans Don't Want to Win the Senate

    11/04/2010 6:39:25 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 24 replies · 2+ views
    CNBC ^ | November 02, 2010 | Eamon Javers
    What good is the United States Senate if you can’t use it? That’s the question quietly being asked by several prominent Republicans on election day, as the GOP stands poised to capture the House and, just possibly, the Senate. But two prominent inside-the-Beltway Republicans told me yesterday that they’re worried about Republicans taking over the Senate, because of the political hand it would give President Obama going into 2012. It isn’t every day that political figures tell me why it would be bad for their party to win on election day. But here’s their case: Unemployment is at near 10...
  • Newt Gingrich's Take on 2010 and Beyond

    11/04/2010 7:07:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My first election memory is from 1974, when I was 7 years old. President Nixon had recently resigned, succeeded by Gerald Ford. The Democratic Party picked up 49 seats in the House for a total of 291. In the Senate, the Democrats picked up four seats for 61 total. But for me, my memories are more personal. My father, Newt Gingrich, lost his first run for the 6th Congressional district in Georgia. While victory was not to come that night, or the next election night two years later, it did four years later. In 1978, Dad won the election and...
  • Tsunami-Lite (in every monstrous storm, there are a few old buildings that somehow remain standing)

    11/03/2010 6:59:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/03/2010 | C. Edmund Wright
    Somehow, in every monstrous storm, there are a few ratty old buildings that somehow remain standing in the calm afterwards. Such is the case with 2010. Nevadans were so angry at Harry Reid that they punished his son with a resounding defeat -- but could not bring themselves to let go of the perceived perks their state gets by having the number one seat in the Senate. Besides, anything that irritates Chuck Schumer cannot be all bad. Meanwhile, three big states -- California, New York and Illinois -- decided to continue their governor-assisted economic suicide. Those are a few of...
  • ‘Win One for the Gipper!’ This November

    10/30/2010 10:02:32 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 30, 2010 | AWR Hawkins
    If the polls are any indicator, these elections portend a revolution: one that could resemble the Reagan Revolution in raw political force, thanks to the tea party movement. As the congressional campaign season hits its homestretch, it is readily apparent that there will be more at stake in these mid-term elections than at any time since 1994. They present us not simply with the choice of Republican candidates versus Democrats, but of candidates fighting for small government versus those that support the swollen beast liberalism has created. In truth, the views of Sarah Palin are pitted against those of House...
  • Muslim Americans rally to get out vote

    10/22/2010 7:48:45 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 22, 2010 | Amy Lee
    The so-called Ground Zero mosque. The Florida pastor intent on torching Qurans. And the Disneyland hostess barred from wearing a hijab. Kiran Ansari cites those issues and others as proof that "Islamophobia" is on the rise in the United States and underscores the need for Muslim Americans to get involved in the democratic process. » Click to enlarge image Universal School students hold a homemade American flag sign at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. (Matthew Grotto/Sun-Times Media) "Those things have a ripple effect on us here in Chicago," said Ansari, 34, who will cast a ballot for the first time...
  • Ann Coulter: CHRIS COONS LIED, GRANNY DIED (Kucinich Krazy!))

    10/20/2010 3:00:23 PM PDT · by Syncro · 36 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | October 20, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    CHRIS COONS LIED, GRANNY DIEDOctober 20, 2010In all of life's tribulations, there is nothing so aggravating as being condescended to by an idiot. In last week's CNN debate in the Delaware Senate race between the astonishingly well-spoken Christine O'Donnell and the unfortunate-looking Chris Coons, O'Donnell had to put up with it from Coons for 90 minutes. O'Donnell wiped the floor with Coons, moderators Wolf Blitzer and Nancy Karibjanian, and the idiotic University of Delaware students asking questions -- all of whom were against her. (With the nation on the verge of another great depression -- the brunt of which, to...
  • Chris Coons Sued 3 Times in 2007 For Retaliating Against Public Employees For Their Political Views

    10/19/2010 9:29:32 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/20/10 | Jim Hoft
    Hmm. Well this is odd. It’s like the state-run media is intentionally hiding this report to protect democrat Chris Coons. Certainly they wouldn’t stoop that low, would they? Chris Coons was sued three times in 2007 for retaliating against public employees for their political views. While the state-run media was out smearing conservative Christine O’Donnell in Delaware they forgot to get around to this.
  • Angle Tells Hispanic Students They Look 'Asian,' Defends Illegal Immigration Ads

    10/19/2010 11:39:16 AM PDT · by RC Clayton · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2010
    Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle, perhaps in an attempt to prove she's color-blind, instead may have ended up insulting some Hispanic high school students by apparently not being able to distinguish between them and Asians. The remarks were made last week during a discussion about her campaign ads that focus on illegal immigration. In audio recordings released by The Associated Press and Nevada newspapers, Angle can be heard defending those ads, even suggesting they're focused on the threat posed by the United States' "porous" northern border with Canada. Asked why she features images of Latinos in her ads, Angle...
  • Some GOP House Leaders Push Compromise

    10/19/2010 12:14:04 AM PDT · by RC Clayton · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2010
    Republicans on the campaign trail are bashing the president and his agenda and some are vowing to shut down Washington if they don't get their way. Behind the scenes, key party members are talking a different game. A number of House Republicans, including some who are likely to be in the leadership, are pushing a post-election strategy aimed at securing concrete legislation, with the goal of showing they can translate general principles into specific action. Among the ideas is to bring a series of bills to the floor, as often as once a week, designed to cut spending in some...
  • Breaking: Michelle Obama Busted Violating Election Law Campaigning In Polling Place.

    First lady Michelle Obama appears to have violated Illinois law today -- when she engaged in political discussion at a polling place! The drama began after Mrs. Obama stopped off at the Martin Luther King Center on the south side of Chicago to cast an early vote. After finishing at the machine, Obama went back to the desk and handed in her voting key. She let voters including electrician Dennis Campbell, 56, take some photos. "She was telling me how important it was to vote to keep her husband's agenda going," Campbell said. Illinois state law -- Sec. 17-29 (a)...
  • Morning Jay: Special 'State of the Race' Edition!

    10/04/2010 12:57:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10.04.10 | Jay Cost
    Normally, I use this space to run down various news items related to the campaign, but today I am going to deviate from that practice to offer a snapshot of where I think the midterm battle stands.
  • Here’s a list of conservative candidates who can win with our help: Part 1, Western States

    09/20/2010 7:42:42 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The primaries are over. Republican turnout was the highest it has been since 1930. Obviously we’re ready to fight. This is part one of a four part series identifying conservative Republicans who can win with our help……. All of these races have been pegged as either toss ups or leans Democrat. As demonstrated by polling evidence all have been moving in our direction and can become winning Republican campaigns with our help. Washington 2, John Koster Leans Democrat. Democrat is Rick Larson. California 11, David Harmer Leans Democrat. Democrat Jerry McNerney. Arizona 1, Paul Gosar Toss up....
  • Senate: Dem 47, GOP 46, Tossup 7 (and GOP LEADS in 6 of these 7).

    09/15/2010 8:51:37 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 91 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/15/2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    New polling in Ohio has moved that state's U.S. Senate race from Toss-Up to Leans Republican. Other recent changes came from polling in Alaska, Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia, Washington. Current projections suggest that the Democrats would hold 47 seats after Election Day while the Republicans would hold 46. Seven states are in the Toss-Up category (California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Wisconsin, Washington and West Virginia. All seven Toss-Ups are seats currently held by Democrats Republicans have the edge in five Democratic-held Senate seats--Arkansas, Indiana, North Dakota, Delaware and Pennsylvania. At the moment, no Republican-held seats appear headed for the...
  • If these trends continue, Republicans could gain 60 seats in the House

    09/13/2010 12:51:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2010 | Patrick Ishmael
    Since April, I’ve been predicting a House GOP pick-up in the low 50s. Subsequent months of data seemed to strengthen the likelihood of a 52-seat-or-so outcome without greatly expanding the field of Democratic representatives at genuine risk, but only recently has the direness of the party’s electoral predicament really crystallized. In all, a remarkably high number of Democratic seats — 118 to be exact — are now, in one way or another, in play. Forty-four seats are now pure toss-ups or worse.The last month has been particularly bad for Democrats. From April to August, the average rating (solid/likely/lean/tossup) of Democratic...
  • Republicans Have One-in-Four Chance to Claim Senate Majority, Model Shows

    09/08/2010 9:02:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/08/2010 | Nate Silver
    Republicans now have approximately a one-in-four chance of winning enough Senate seats in the Nov. 2 elections to claim an outright majority of the chamber, FiveThirtyEight’s latest forecasting model shows. That the composition of the Senate is in doubt is not a new development; the model had assigned Republicans better than a one-in-five chance of claiming the chamber upon its debut at The New York Times two weeks ago. Nevertheless, nearly every day now seems to bring another sour piece of polling news for the Democrats. Today, for instance, a poll for The Washington Post showed Republicans with a 13-point...
  • Every Democrat elected to the House of Representatives will vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker

    09/05/2010 2:17:31 PM PDT · by Michael Zak · 36 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 5, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Though obvious to political junkies, it's not obvious to everyone. And, it's a wedge issue that Republicans can use to split independents away from die-hard Democrats. This sums up the mid-term election issues very nicely: every Democrat elected to the House of Representatives will vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. Yes, every Democrat elected to the House of Representatives in November will vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker in January.
  • Video: A huge Republican wave comparable to 1994 is coming, says … Evan Bayh

    09/02/2010 6:10:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Alternate headline: “Lame-duck Blue Dog free to admit what every other Democrat already knows.” The good stuff comes at the beginning, but if you give up before the end, you’ll miss him talking about what a horrible political miscalculation ObamaCare was. Yes, after 60 years of trying, they finally got a foot in the door of socialized medicine, but they knew the price they’d pay was steep. Did they know it’d be quite this steep, though? Kaus-ian Democrat-bashing Democrat Pat Caddell raises the stakes:
  • No Purchase for Perriello in VA-05, Another Democratic Incumbent Congressman in Trouble

    09/02/2010 11:29:15 AM PDT · by Crichton · 9 replies
    SurveyUSA ^ | 9/2/2010 | SurveyUSA
    No Purchase for Perriello in VA-05, Another Democratic Incumbent Congressman in Trouble: In an election for US House of Representatives in Virginia's 5th Congressional District today, 09/02/10, Republican State Senator Robert Hurt defeats incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello 61% to 35%, according to this latest exclusive WDBJ-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 6 weeks ago, little has changed; Hurt is up a nominal 3 points; Perriello is flat. Hurt has increased his lead among men, younger voters, independents, and lower-income voters, and now is at or above 62% among each of those groups. Perriello, who...
  • Election 2010: Washington Senate - Washington Senate: Rossi (R) 48% Murray (D) 46%

    09/02/2010 9:25:31 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 58 replies · 1+ views
    In Washington State, the U.S. Senate race remains one of the closest in the country. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Republican challenger Dino Rossi attracting 48% of the vote while Democratic Senator Patty Murray earns support from 46%. Three percent (3%) prefer a different candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. Earlier this month, Murray had a slight edge. However, the race has been very close all along. In ten surveys conducted since January, the candidates have been within two points of each other seven times. Rossi has twice held a...
  • Sixty Days to Go The Crystal Ball's Labor Day Predictions (Sabato raises estimate of Dem losses)

    09/02/2010 4:59:37 AM PDT · by tlb · 28 replies
    Center for Politics ^ | Sep 2, 2010 | Larry J. Sabato
    The Democrats’ self-proclaimed “Recovery Summer” has become a term of derision. Republicans have a good chance to win the House by picking up as many as 47 seats, net. If anything, we have been conservative in estimating the probable GOP House gains. In the Senate, we now believe the GOP will do a bit better than our long-time prediction of +7 seats. Republicans have an outside shot at winning full control (+10), but are more likely to end up with +8 (or maybe +9, at which point it will be interesting to see how senators such as Joseph Lieberman of...
  • Halperin via POLITICO: Raise the Ceiling on the GOP House projections (Won't rule out 60 seat gain)

    08/30/2010 1:06:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/30/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    On August 25, I offered an update on my assessment of the 105 vulnerable House Democrats and Democrat-held open seats, and the 5 or so vulnerable House Republicans and GOP-held open seats. I put 13 in the “GOP should win” category, 28 in the “GOP has good chance of winning” category, 36 in the “50/50″ category, 22 in the “GOP could win with luck or a wave” category, and 6 in the “GOP will need luck and a wave” category. Some readers figured this added up to a predicted gain of 50-60 seats, and that’s a fair description, although I...
  • APNewsBreak: Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate

    08/23/2010 2:15:27 PM PDT · by Justaham · 66 replies
    Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican who has broken ranks in the past with the GOP, gave Democrat Joe Sestak his second major endorsement from moderates in a week in his bid for a hotly contested Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Hagel told The Associated Press on Monday that Sestak has demonstrated during his two terms in Congress that he puts the interests of the nation and his constituents ahead of his party. "I think he's exactly what our country needs more of. I think he's what the Senate needs more of _ courageous, independent thinking," Hagel said. "That's what...
  • Pro-Obamacare Senator Blanche Lincoln Down 65-27 in Arkansas Senate Race

    08/20/2010 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-20-10 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) is trailing her Republican opponent John Boozman in Arkansas by 38 points. Rasmussen reported: Support for incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln has now fallen to its lowest level yet as Republican John Boozman remains on track to shift Arkansas’ Senate seat to the GOP column. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Boozman capturing 65% of the vote, while Lincoln earns 27% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are not sure. Boozman has been ahead in this race for months. In July,...
  • Good Signs for GOP in New Batch of Polls From Key House Districts (Competitive even in East)

    08/17/2010 3:49:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/17/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Whit Ayres, Jon McHenry, and Dan Judy just completed a series of polls in twelve key congressional districts on the East Coast. (Another two batches of polls in the near future will look at key races in the heartland and West Coast.) Their polls, conducted for American Action Forum on July 28, 29, 31, and August 1, with 4,800 likely general-election voters — 400 each in Connecticut’s 4th and 5th districts, Florida’s 24th district, New York’s 20th, 23rd and 25th districts; Pennsylvania’s 3rd, 10th, 11th, and 12th districts; Virginia’s 5th district; and West Virginia’s 3rd district — show competitive races...
  • Cuomo doesn’t know sharia; Ground Zero imam preaches intolerant Islamic law

    07/08/2010 12:49:41 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 10 replies · 6+ views ^ | July 8, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the following in response to yesterday's press conference conducted by Rick Lazio, his potential opposition in the coming election for governor in New York state: “If there is a criminal case, then there is a criminal case. But, if this is: I don’t like this religion, and I don’t like this religion on this block. Or: I don’t like this religion in this city. Then I agree with Mayor Bloomberg. Then I agree with the community board that approved the mosque. What are we about, if not religious freedom? What is the country...
  • Nancy Pelosi Predicts/Fears House GOP Majority

    06/24/2010 7:45:48 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 21 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | June 23, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    Nancy Pelosi is asking supporters to donate NOW to help prevent "subpoenas and investigations" resulting from a GOP majority. I'll say that again: Pelosi sees a House GOP majority coming at her fast, and she is in full-panic mode. Mama Pelosi is trying to protect Barack Obama, but could she also be personally concerned? Remember the Eric Massa scandal? Remember Air Pelosi and the abuse of her air force plane - her family riding - without her, in fact without anyone from the House traveling?
  • ZOT!! Conservatives Leading in Most Races Around the Country

    06/21/2010 2:08:18 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 116 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/21/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    <p>2010 is shaping up to be an excellent year for conservatives, who are leading in most of the races around the country for the November midterm elections.</p> <p>A brief panoramic view of the various campaigns will reveal that voters are clearly intent on making significant changes to Congress this year.</p>
  • Did South Carolina Democrats vote for the "black" candidate?

    06/17/2010 5:59:29 AM PDT · by reaganator · 56 replies · 882+ views
    Alvin Greene, with almost no campaigning, no experience and a criminal past won the South Carolina Democrat primary to run in the general election for U.S. Senate. Though more experienced in political and legal matters his fellow Democrat opponent was white. Recent history has shown many people voted for Barack Obama because they desired a black to be President. Every time I heard this I thought, with that being said they are admitting they would vote for any black right off the street as long as his opponent was white. A decision and an act based purely on race. What...
  • Rossi Gains Ground on Murray in New Poll; Didier Hurts Rossi’s Chances.

    06/16/2010 8:40:03 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 539+ views ^ | June 15, 2010
    GOP challenger Dino Rossi has gained ground on incumbent U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) over the past six weeks according to the latest Elway poll. According to an earlier Elway poll, Rossi trailed Murray 34 percent to 51 percent at the beginning of May, but now trails by just 7 points—40 percent to 47 percent. The poll also indicated that the upcoming race and election should be intensely partisan, with 89 percent of Democrats supporting Murray and 84 percent of Republicans supporting Rossi. According to the poll, “Had this been a survey of just partisans, Murray would have had a...
  • Experts review S.C. Senate ballots

    06/11/2010 12:08:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 114 replies · 2,541+ views
    Politico ^ | June 11, 2010 | David Catanese
    The campaign of defeated Democratic Senate candidate Vic Rawl has assembled a team of national academic experts to review Tuesday’s perplexing South Carolina primary results that propelled a virtually unknown, underfunded and unemployed candidate to the party’s nomination over a veteran officeholder and public official. Rawl campaign manager Walter Ludwig tells POLITICO three different teams of experts in election data analysis are combing through the results in the state’s 46 counties and already turning up some eye-opening trend lines. The review is in response to the shocking victory by 32-year-old Alvin Greene, who, despite never giving a campaign speech...
  • Who Is Alvin Greene? (Democratic Senate nominee - unemployed, facing felony obscenity charges)

    06/09/2010 12:58:31 PM PDT · by dead · 25 replies · 394+ views
    An unemployed 32-year-old black Army veteran with no campaign funds, no signs, and no website shocked South Carolina on Tuesday night by winning the Democratic Senate primary to oppose Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). Alvin Greene, who currently lives in his family's home, defeated Vic Rawl, a former judge and state legislator who had a $186,000 campaign warchest and had already planned his next fundraising event. Despite the odds, Greene, who has been unemployed for the past nine months, said that he wasn't surprised by his victory. "I wasn’t surprised, but not really. I mean, just a little, but not much....
  • Great news for Democrats: Senate candidate facing obscenity-offense felony

    06/09/2010 12:00:15 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 71 replies · 947+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 9, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Dave Weigel called Alvin Greene the “the kind of opponent candidates dream about,” but he didn’t know the half of it. Jim Geraghty noted that the new Democratic nominee to run against conservative stalwart Sen. Jim DeMint in South Carolina hadn’t filed any paperwork with the FEC on fundraising, but perhaps he just didn’t want to get in any more trouble with the law than Greene already faces. The Democratic nominee isn’t just “wholly unserious” — the AP reports that he’s been charged with a felony obscenity offense that could get him five years in prison: South Carolina’s surprise Democratic...
  • SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election

    06/09/2010 11:39:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies · 75+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election In a move that's likely to ratchet up already-white-hot post-Arkansas tensions between organized labor and the White House, officials with the labor powerhouse SEIU are confirming that they are all but certain not to back Blanche Lincoln in the general election. SEIU sends over a statement from national political director Jon Youngdahl that constitutes the first on-the-record threat since the election not to support the Democrat: For all the talk about what this race meant, the pundits are missing the point: all around this country their are families...
  • The Dems' Secret Plan to Hold Congress

    06/04/2010 7:02:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 47 replies · 2,109+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 6/4/10
    Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much these days. But lately it seems that they’ve been willing to set aside their vast, irreconcilable differences and publicly concur on at least one thing: that the Democrats are going to do really, really badly in November’s midterm elections...Case closed, right? The Democrats are “going down.” Well, not quite.
  • Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey 45%, Sestak 38%

    06/04/2010 6:09:31 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 64 replies · 1,777+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 4 June 2010
    Congressman Joe Sestak’s post-primary bounce appears to over, and he now trails Republican rival Pat Toomey by seven points in the U.S. Senate contest in Pennsylvania. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Pennsylvania shows Toomey with 45% support, while Sestak earns 38%. Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate in the race, and 12% are undecided. Two weeks ago, just after his widely covered primary victory over longtime Senator Arlen Specter, Sestak posted a modest four-point lead lead over Toomey. Prior to the primary, however, Toomey tended to enjoy modest leads over Sestak. The current polling shows...
  • State Republicans tap Blakeman to challenge Gillibrand

    06/04/2010 5:12:11 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 218+ views
    WBFO Radio 88.7 ^ | June 3, 2010 | Mark Scott
    - New York Republicans have given Bruce Blakeman the party's official designation to take on Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The three-day GOP convention came to a fractious end with the Republican delegates split on their choice of Senate candidate. Bruce Blakeman is the former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature. He won the endorsement over David Malpass, who earned enough support at Thursday's convention to run in a September 14th GOP primary. Malpass is a former Bear Stearns chief economist. A third candidate, former congressman Joe DioGuardi, didn't get enough votes for a primary line. But he is vowing...
  • Rossi: repeal health-care law & return to "limited" govt

    05/26/2010 10:05:21 AM PDT · by DukeBillie · 16 replies · 435+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jim Brunner
    Republican Dino Rossi finally made it official this morning, entering the U.S. Senate race for the seat held by three-term incumbent Sen. Patty Murray (D). In a five-minute video posted to his web site,, Rossi reaches out to voters upset with the direction the country is headed, citing rising unemployment, plummeting housing values, "wasteful" stimulus plans and "massive new debt as far as the eye can see." In language straight out of Ronal Reagan’s playbook, Rossi says "America's best days" lie ahead if we "unleash the power of the people" and restore government to its "proper, more limited role."...
  • Dick Morris Outlines Possible GOP Takeover of US Senate in 2010

    05/25/2010 12:52:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 40 replies · 1,565+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-10 | Mike's America
    It would be great to boot Nancy Pelosi from the Speaker's Chair in the House and even sweeter to boot Harry Reid and the Dems from control of the Senate! First, a cautionary note. Let's not get too overconfident about winning big in November. All indicators are that the Independents who fueled Dem victories in 2006 and 2008 are swinging back to the GOP which would make it a big year for Republicans. But we'll have to fight and fight even harder to achieve the goals of taking the house and perhaps even the Senate. But Dick Morris sees a...
  • Jesse Jackson, Jr. to Back Kirk in IL Senate Race?

    05/24/2010 9:03:29 AM PDT · by reaganwasright1980 · 34 replies · 572+ views
    Alexi Giannoulias's road to replace Barack Obama in the Senate from Illinois has just gotten even rockier. Not only is popular GOP Congressman Mark Kirk running against him, but his family's bank was seized by the government on suspicions of corruption. And now Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. may actually back Kirk. Yes, the son of Jesse Jackson might back a Republican. Politico is reporting this as it becomes obvious that Giannoulias may actually lose in this very blue state.
  • GOP Source: Rossi to challenge Murray (BARF)

    05/24/2010 4:05:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies · 743+ views
    AP ^ | 5/22/10 | Liz Sidoti
    WASHINGTON — A Republican official says Dino Rossi plans to enter the Washington state race against Democratic Sen. Patty Murray this week.
  • Harry Reid angles for tea party foe in Nevada

    05/24/2010 4:49:14 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 13 replies · 859+ views
    Politico ^ | 05/24/2010 | Manu Raju
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has knocked down his leading Republican challenger, paving the way for a potential fall fight with a tea party favorite who may be easier to beat. Reid’s unceasing attacks on his biggest-name challenger — former Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Lowden — have dragged her down into a tight three-way race with lawyer Danny Tarkanian and former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, who has won the endorsement of the Tea Party Express. A Democratic-funded poll released last week showed Angle edging out Lowden, with Tarkanian in third place. It was the first time in months that...
  • Ariz. governor uses puppet video to sell immigration law (Great 1 min. video)

    05/22/2010 1:06:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 1,560+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 22, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Who knew that Kermit the Frog was this into politics. The campaign of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has put out a video that features a frog puppet -- that looks much like the famous Sesame Street character -- to help sell the state's controversial immigration law. The frog encourages opponents to read the immigration law before criticizing it. Some may scoff, but the law has boosted Brewer in the polls over her Democratic opponent, Terry Goddard. Video at link.
  • Arizona Sing-A-Long video

    05/22/2010 7:52:54 AM PDT · by patriotldy22 · 6 replies · 461+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 22, 2010 | Ed Morrisey
    Is this cheesy? You bet. One doesn’t normally see frog sock-puppets in political commercials doing sing-alongs about the virtues of reading. Then again, one doesn’t usually see an outbreak of illiteracy at the highest levels of government.
  • Analysis: Advice for panicky Washington incumbents

    05/18/2010 9:42:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 787+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/18/10 | RON FOURNIER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Go home. Stick to your guns. Keep your nose clean. Distance yourself from Washington, or even better, your own party. That's the advice political operatives are giving incumbents and establishment-backed candidates after voters delivered a harsh message to insiders Tuesday night: Enough! One Senate incumbent, Arlen Specter, lost his seat in Pennsylvania. A second, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, was forced to defend hers in a runoff. And an establishment-backed candidate in Kentucky, Trey Grayson, lost badly to a tea party favorite who said voters don't want "the same old, same old politicians." Fingers planted firmly in the...
  • Conway wins in KY Dem Primary

    05/18/2010 7:14:07 PM PDT · by UAConservative · 9 replies · 866+ views
    I just saw the report on AP that Jack Conway, the Kentucky Attorney General, has just defeated Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo. I notice that the Democratic primary has about 400,000 votes to 300,000 Republican votes cast. Is this a potential problem in November, or is there some undercurrent that I don't know?
  • We The People Take Power Back (video)

    05/14/2010 11:56:50 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 4 replies · 202+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 7, 2010 | VidSweet
    Cool video.
  • Arlen Specter Tanks on Intrade in Pennsylvania Democratic Primary

    05/13/2010 9:35:36 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies · 369+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/13/10 | hap
    A drop of over 60 points in one month, Sestak is currently ahead of Specter in the latest Rasmussen poll by 5 points, here's the latest intrade one month chart + Scott Rasmussen explaining why Specter is behind (Video)
  • PA-12 Poll: Critz (D) pulls ahead (GOP likely losing yet another special election)

    05/12/2010 6:41:00 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 94 replies · 2,159+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 12, 2010 | Kyle Trygstad
    Mark Critz, a former aide to the late John Murtha and the Democratic nominee to replace him, has pulled out to a 6-point lead in the special election for Pennsylvania's 12th district, according to a new Susquehanna poll. Critz leads Republican Tim Burns 44%-38% with less than a week to go. The Johnstown-based district in southwestern Pennsylvania has swing potential, despite the overwhelming Democratic registration advantage and Murtha's dominance in the district for the last 36 years. It's the only district that voted for both John Kerry and John McCain. Critz is running as a continuation of Murtha -- a...
  • The Lesson of Robert Bennett of Utah (Today's electorate is in an anti-incumbent mood)

    05/12/2010 6:44:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 703+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Sen. Robert Bennett, an honorable and sincere politician, was brought down by the rank and file of the Utah Republican party over the weekend. Bennett, visibly shaken by his loss, seemed as stunned as anybody that he didn’t pass muster with his own party. He had good reason to be shocked. Bennett is reliably conservative with considerable seniority. He’s also one of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s right-hand men. In every way, he represented the establishment within the GOP. And, ultimately, that’s why he lost. His gravest sins, according to critics, were his longtime support for a health-insurance mandate and...