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  • Tea party poised for big wins in Texas GOP runoffs

    05/26/2014 4:08:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    SF Gate/AP ^ | 5/26/14 | PAUL J. WEBER
    A tea party leader is favored to become Texas' lieutenant governor. A Ted Cruz-endorsed newcomer is inching closer to replacing Democrat Wendy Davis in the statehouse. On television, millions of dollars in attack ads have given established Republican incumbents all they can handle. For all the talk of Texas growing competitive for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, GOP voters are poised to make a harder turn right on Tuesday. Though the tea party has sputtered this year in elections around the country, Texas' conservative insurgents are the front-runners in Republican primary runoffs for major statewide offices and positioned to bolster...
  • Bruning, Ricketts tied in governor's race; Sasse leads for Senate (NE)

    05/11/2014 6:18:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    omaha.com ^ | 5/10/14 | Joseph Morton
    The Republican primary race for Nebraska governor is a dead heat between Attorney General Jon Bruning and businessman Pete Ricketts, while Midland University President Ben Sasse has built a sizable lead over his GOP rivals for the state's open U.S. Senate seat, according to new poll numbers. The Magellan Strategies poll of 525 likely Republican voters was conducted May 8 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points. The poll was conducted one day after Bruning received endorsements from Gov. Dave Heineman and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. The results were posted online by the Legacy...
  • Nebraska Senate Race: Ben Sasse Surges to 14-Point Lead

    05/11/2014 6:11:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/10/14 | Tony Lee
    Conservative Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse has opened up a 14-point lead in the latest poll before Tuesday's GOP primary. A Megellan Strategies survey of likely GOP primary voters, 92% of whom said they would definitely vote in the May 13 primary, found Sasse leading with 38%, while liberal Republican Sid Dinsdale is in second with 24%. Establishment Republican Shane Osborn, who is backed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), is in third with 20%. Sasse is endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), conservative talk radio host Mark Levin, the...
  • The GOP's Newest Super PAC Is Digging Up Dirt on Democrats (Failed Romney Campaign Mgr Matt Rhoades)

    08/30/2013 6:33:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/1/2013 | Beth Reinhard
    Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney's campaign manager, is one of the founders of America Rising. Hunkered down with laptops and legal pads in the business center of a suburban apartment building, the young guns at the newest super PAC in town could pass for a bunch of mathletes preparing for the next competition. It's not much of a war room, but who cares? After an election cycle in which slick Republican super PACs like American Crossroads and Restore Our Future were panned for spending hundreds of millions of dollars on television ads that failed to move the needle, America Rising is...
  • Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee after almost 13 hours

    03/07/2013 12:06:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ended his self-described filibuster against the confirmation of President Obama's nominee to lead the CIA early Thursday - at 12:39 EST -- just short of thirteen hours after the Kentucky Republican and tea party favorite began speaking. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, also a Kentucky Republican, said he would continue to oppose Brennan's confirmation and try to keep the debate going. After Paul yielded the floor, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., filed a motion to cut off debate on Brennan's nomination and bring it up for a vote....
  • RNC Ratings Night Two: Networks Lose 17 Million Viewers Compared To Night Two Of 2008 RNC

    08/30/2012 1:45:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 141 replies
    TV Newser ^ | 8/30/12 | Alex Weprin
    On night two of the Republican National Convention, Fox News Channel was once again the network more people went to to get their political fix. That said, every network was down substantially from the same night in 2008, when Sarah Palin made her RNC debut.
  • Pro-Lugar SuperPAC pulls out of race (rutt-rohh...RINO going down)

    04/27/2012 9:49:11 PM PDT · by ak267 · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/27/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    This is the worst omen for Dick Lugar in a slew of bad omens this week. The SuperPAC which has dumped $600,000 of advertising into the Indianapolis market is pulling out of the race: The American Action Network is pulling out of the Indiana GOP Senate primary, dropping its efforts on behalf of embattled Sen. Dick Lugar less than two weeks before the May 8 election, sources told POLITICO. Dan Conston, a spokesman for AAN, explained: “We’ve decided we’re going to let this race play out.” The group has already begun to pull its TV dollars; no further ads will...
  • Mitt Romney Struggles to Seal the Deal (Matt Drudge, Ann Coulter, GOP-e stooges deeply saddened...)

    02/08/2012 5:46:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/8/12 | Reuters
    Mitt Romney's march to a possible Republican presidential nomination just got a lot longer and harder. Front-runner Romney left Tuesday's round of three nominating contests with another reminder of his own shortcomings, after a two-state winning streak that had placed him firmly in the driver's seat in the nomination race. Bad losses to rival Rick Santorum in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota raised more questions about whether conservative Republicans are ready to give their hearts to a millionaire former Massachusetts governor who once supported abortion rights and a government requirement that people have health insurance.