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  • Jeff Flake, Wil Cardon line up big business donors in race to replace Jon Kyl

    03/29/2012 4:00:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | March 19, 2012 | Mike Sunnucks
    Some big names in Phoenix business are offering financial support to both U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and Mesa philanthropist and businessman Wil Cardon in the Republican race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. Click the image to the right to see high-profile Phoenix business donors backing Flake and Cardon. Cardon just launched his first television ad in the race, in which Flake is the favorite in the primary and general election. Cardon has close to $1.3 million of his own money into the GOP race. Flake has raised $3 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. Flake has financial...
  • Georgia Representative Lee Anderson: Political Smoke and Mirrors? You Decide

    03/28/2012 9:44:39 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 2 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 3/27/2012 | Bill Knowles
    In the Republican Primary for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District Lee Anderson has demonstrated he is very different from his three Republican opponents Rick W. Allen, Wright McLeod, and Maria Sheffield. And not in a good way. Lee Anderson has, in effect, made the primary a three person race for conservatives based on four instances where he demonstrated a negative approach to the campaign which disqualifies him from serious consideration. 1: Walking Away from Ethics Lee Anderson attended the press conference held by the Ethics Alliance, made up of various organizations concerned about the state of ethics under the Gold Dome,...
  • So Long Landline? Senate Bill Could Cut the Cord

    03/28/2012 4:03:14 PM PDT · by jonascord · 30 replies
    Fox Channel 8, Cleveland ^ | 9:10 pm, March 26, 2012 | Emily Valdez
    Landline telephones could soon be a thing of the past in parts of Ohio if a senate bill passes. “I would not like it too much. I think landlines are important and I have to make a lot of long distance calls,” said Jerry Viola. Snip...
  • Shocker: One of CA’s most promising young Republicans abandons GOP...

    03/28/2012 1:37:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 3/28/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Shocker: One of CA’s most promising young Republicans abandons GOP in midst of heated SD mayoral raceCalifornia State Assemblyman and San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher, seen as one of the California Republican Party’s most promising future possibilities for statewide office, announced today he’s abandoning the GOP and “partisan politics” to become an independent. The defection of Fletcher, who served in the Marine Corps for more than a decade and is an Iraq war veteran as well as a spouse of a prominent GOP activist — Mindy Tucker Fletcher, the former campaign spokeswoman for George W. Bush — is an...
  • Tehama GOP rescinds invite to CRP chair Tom Del Beccaro

    03/27/2012 9:52:26 PM PDT · by SmithL
    Halfway to Concord ^ | 3/27/12 | Bill Gram-Reefer
    The Tehama County GOP announced it has disinvited California Republican Party Chairperson Tom Del Beccarro from speaking at its May Lincoln-reagan Dinner. Apparently the Tehama GOP does not appreciate the CRP Chair’s hamfisted disregard for party bylaws and the state party’s controversial endorsement process that picks favorites before the California Primary. Not like we’ve never heard these complaints before. And brushing off bylaws concerning endorsements is just the tip of the iceberg.CRP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro,After serious discussion of the endorsement actions taken by the California Republican Party Board of Directors during their March 11th meeting, the Tehama County Republican...
  • Folsom Assembly candidate's pledge could mean backing rival

    03/26/2012 6:44:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/26/12 | Torey Van Oot
    Republican Assembly hopeful Andy Pugno kicked off his campaign today with a pledge that could leave him backing his rival over his own candidacy in November. The Folsom Republican is challenging Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, in the 6th Assembly District. Under the state's new top-two primary rules, voters could send both Republicans to the general election. But voters in the safe GOP district might be spared a second round of a same-party slug fest if that happens. Pugno said today that he would support whichever Republican gets the most votes in the June 5 primary -- even if he secures...
  • Karen Finney and MSNBC Slander Conservatives with Martin Killing

    03/26/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 18+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | March 25, 2012 | John Sexton
    Former DNC spokesperson Karen Finney has been leading the effort at MSNBC to turn the Trayvon Martin shooting into a political story implicating conservatives. It began with her smear of Rush Limbaugh and GOP presidential candidates while filling in as host of the Martin Bashir show: "So, when Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that, quote, "really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. They have no habit of I do this and you give me cash, unless it's illegal," or Rick Santorum says, "I don't want to...
  • 5 Republicans, 1 Dem seek to oust US Rep. Kissell

    03/25/2012 12:54:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Salisbury Post ^ | March 22, 2012
    Four years after being elected to Congress in the same year that Barack Obama won North Carolina, Democratic U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell faces a tough re-election contest in a district that has been redrawn to favor Republicans. Kissell must first fend off a May 8 primary challenge from a fellow Democrat, Lumberton lawyer Marcus Williams. If Kissell prevails, he will compete against the winner of a five-candidate GOP primary in the sprawling 8th District, which extends across parts of 12 counties. Running on the GOP side are state Rep. Fred Steen II, a two-term legislator and small business owner from...
  • Kennedy Helped Shape Romney’s Career, and Still Haunts It

    03/24/2012 6:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 24, 2012 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    When Gov. Mitt Romney signed legislation in April 2006 requiring most Massachusetts residents to have health coverage, Senator Edward M. Kennedy stood by his side, beaming like a proud father. They were onstage at historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, a setting that had a special resonance for the two. Twelve years earlier, they shared that stage as opponents in a bitter Senate race. Back then, Mr. Romney accused Mr. Kennedy of waging “untrue, unfair and sleazy” personal attacks. Now, the Republican governor was introducing the liberal Democratic senator as “my collaborator and friend.” Mr. Romney’s complicated relationship with Mr. Kennedy,...
  • Ex-Newsweek's Wolffe Warns of 'Ugliness' Toward Obama from GOP Crowds, 'Same Thing' as '08 Campaign

    03/24/2012 2:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 24, 2012 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, host Ed Schultz and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe - formerly of Newsweek - drew attention to a woman at a shooting range who recently encouraged Rick Santorum to "pretend it's Obama" while the GOP presidential candidate was firing at a target. After Schultz noted that Santorum criticized the comment when it was brought to his attention, Wolffe warned viewers: (VIDEO AT LINK) Well, think what happened towards the end of the McCain campaign in 2008, the kind of comments that were coming out of the crowds then, we're going to see the...
  • Louisiana shows Rick’s hopelessness

    03/24/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2012 | Don Surber
    Republicans hold their presidential primary in Louisiana today. Rick Santorum leads all the polls by double digits. If as expected, he wins, Santorum will need to win 39 of the 46 delegate races — 85% — just to offset Mitt Romney’s 42-10 shellacking of Rick in the delegate count in Tuesday’s primary in Illinois. If through some miracle Rick Santorum took all 46 delegates in this proportional primary — an improbability — he would still not break even in the delegate race because Romney picked up 20 delegates in Sunday’s winner-take-all primary in Puerto Rico. And even if he breaks...
  • Bernie Goldberg: Time to Go, Rick

    03/23/2012 10:12:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 3+ views
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Bernard Goldberg
    It’s time for Rick Santorum to go. He’s getting more whiny than usual and it’s getting tiresome. Like Newt Gingrich, he’s not going to win the nomination, and I suspect he knows it. But I get the impression that he doesn’t really care who wins in November – unless it’s him. Where did I get an idea like that? From Rick Santorum himself. On the campaign trail in San Antonio, he said: “You win by giving people a choice,” You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to...
  • What the 2012 election boils down to.

    03/23/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | March 23, 2012 | Mark Vogl
    Unlike every other election where people like Sean Hannity call it "the most important election" each and every time, this election does have some serious importance, especially if the Supreme Court rules against the states and the Constitution and finds for Obama Care. Should that happen, this election will be the last chance to reverse course before we enter the Euro - socialist world and destroy the foundations ofthe United States of America. So this election is kinda important. How do the candidates stack up? Who can you support as a conservative and why? Sarah Palin is my choice, and...
  • I Don’t Want to Date a Republican!

    03/23/2012 7:43:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ^ | March 23, 2012 | Tamara Shayne Kagel
    As a lifelong Democrat, I never thought I would be in this place. I never thought I would have to confront this dreaded unforeseen fear - the terror that is for me, dating a Republican. I don’t even know very many Republicans. But it turns out, I’m not alone. Outside of Washington D.C., the entire country is pretty segregated when it comes to political parties. According to dating website, seven out of ten people are in a relationship with someone of the same political persuasion. I grew up knowing very few Republicans and the rare ones I did know got...
  • Lugar Challenger Gets Big Backer

    03/23/2012 4:15:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Spyer ^ | March 23, 2012
    Capitol Hill sources tell Howey Politics Indiana that Club for Growth is planning to spend $ 1.8 million on behalf of Richard Mourdock (R) in his GOP primary challenge to Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN).
  • Obama: Romney is just “pretending” his health care plan was different than mine

    03/22/2012 11:41:46 PM PDT · by Christie at the beach · 12 replies · 3+ views
    hotair.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    “We designed a program that actually previously had support of Republicans, including the person who may end up being the Republican standard bearer and is now pretending like he came up with something different,” the president said. The Massachusetts plan served as a model for the Affordable Care Act, signed two years ago Friday. Romney, the state’s former governor, has since said the legislation was the correct course for his state but not meant as a model for a national overhaul. But the plan has proved a focal point of criticism aimed at the GOP frontrunner. In Thursday’s interview, Obama...
  • McMahon Leads In Connecticut GOP Senate Primary...But Shays Runs Better Against Democrats

    03/22/2012 3:09:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies · 5+ views
    Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon leads former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays 51 - 42 percent in the Republican primary for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat, but Shays runs better against possible Democratic candidates, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 50 - 35 percent McMahon lead September 16. U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy leads the Democratic primary for Senate with 37 percent, followed by former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz with 25 percent and State Rep. William Tong with 4 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. In possible November matchups: •Murphy tops McMahon 52 -...
  • Romney, Obama and Economic Freedom

    03/21/2012 6:55:20 PM PDT · by johnatures · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 20, 2012 | John A. Tures
    ANALYSIS | A day before the Illinois primary, Mitt Romney delivered a blistering attack on President Barack Obama for "assaulting" economic freedom in a University of Chicago speech. Was he right? Using the style of Steven D. Levitt, a University of Chicago economist and co-author of the book Freakonomics, I evaluate that claim by Romney. What is economic freedom? Levitt and his co-author, Stephen J. Dubner, go beyond the politics, bias, and hubris to ask the questions and test the results. For example, what is economic freedom? The Cato Institute has come up with the Economic Freedom of the World...
  • Romney, Obama and Economic Freedom

    03/21/2012 6:55:05 PM PDT · by johnatures · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 20, 2012 | John A. Tures
    ANALYSIS | A day before the Illinois primary, Mitt Romney delivered a blistering attack on President Barack Obama for "assaulting" economic freedom in a University of Chicago speech. Was he right? Using the style of Steven D. Levitt, a University of Chicago economist and co-author of the book Freakonomics, I evaluate that claim by Romney. What is economic freedom? Levitt and his co-author, Stephen J. Dubner, go beyond the politics, bias, and hubris to ask the questions and test the results. For example, what is economic freedom? The Cato Institute has come up with the Economic Freedom of the World...
  • Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney as supposed rivalry with Sarah Palin intensifies

    03/21/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Michael Essany
    On Wednesday, former Florida Governor and Republican Party heavyweight Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. But some believe the Bush endorsement may actually have more to do with Sarah Palin (and her tacit endorsements of Newt Gingrich) than Mitt Romney. "I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party¹s nomination," Bush announced Wednesday. "We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed." To state categorically that some in...