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  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Cruz: Hey, if I win the Nebraska primary I might re-start my campaign

    05/10/2016 11:29:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/16 | Dan Calabrese
    What? You probably didn’t know there was a Republican primary in Nebraska today. Because the race is all over and Donald Trump is going to be the nominee. So it’s academic, right? What difference does it make, right? Not so fast. Maybe Ted Cruz knows something you and I don’t, but he seems to think there’s at least a chance he could somehow come out on top in Nebraska. And if he does? Er . . .
  • The Trump over-the-top Delegate Countdown Thread

    05/09/2016 3:17:14 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 79 replies
    CNN and FR | My 9, 2016 | Jeff Head
    Right now Trump is listed as having 1080 delegates. This is on CNN's page, which I have found, despite CNN's other difficulties, to have about the most accurate election documentation. 1014 bound and 66 unbound delegates who have definitely announced for him. That means: Donlad Trump has 157 delegates to go to get to the 1,237 as of May 9, 2016. Let's use this thread to keep trakc of Donald Trump's attaining the 1,237 now that he is the only candidayte left in the running and already the presumptive nominee.
  • Tripwire Alert – A Desperate Ted Cruz Announces Carly Fiorina as Running Mate

    04/28/2016 2:35:13 AM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 27, 2016 | Sundance
    According to numerous national media reports, Senator Ted Cruz is moments away from announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate.The transparency of intent is brutally obvious. Cruz is desperate; all current indications coming out of Indiana do not look well for his ongoing ‘hail-Mary’ chances. The Kasich/Cruz deal to split up states in a futile effort to block Donald Trump is backfiring. Ted Cruz “authenticity” and “likability” continue to plummet. The more Ted talks, the less people like him. He needs a reset, fast. Enter Carly Fiorina, the consummate DC cocktail class republican. A failed corporate CEO who was jettisoned...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • The campaign speech Trump should make now that Cruz is eliminated

    04/26/2016 9:04:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/26/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After his smashing victory in New York knocked Ted Cruz out of the race, Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate who can still get the 1,237 delegates needed to be nominated on the first ballot by the Republicans. Getting brutally honest, this is what Trump should say at his next big rally. “Thank you, thank you I love all of you people and I’m so grateful for your support. We are a movement – did you see that Time Magazine called us a movement? And our movement is aimed at restoring America to her former greatness – making America...
  • When watching Trump on TV and praying for him isn’t enough try this

    04/17/2016 1:12:28 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/17/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If you want Donald Trump to win the Republican nomination and win in November, merely sitting around hoping and praying is not enough. Nevertheless, Trump is self-funded so he doesn’t need our money. He has no direct ties to any outside PACs so we can’t confidently contribute to any such group either. What to do to help Trump to victory becomes a real question. In 2010 in Staten Island a group of volunteers working to take back a Congressional seat from a Democrat incumbent decided that walking door to door was a waste of time and energy. We found that...
  • Cruz’s Pyrrhic victory in Colorado will be the death knell of his campaign

    04/15/2016 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/15/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    By definition a, “Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has been victorious in some way. However, the heavy toll negates any sense of achievement or profit.” Ted Cruz won a Pyrrhic victory in Colorado. The blow back from Cruz’s big victory in Colorado is causing his campaign to meltdown across the whole northeast. The false bravado by those in the media who insist that the Colorado disaster has stopped Donald Trump’s momentum and shifted it to Cruz is embarrassingly silly....
  • Countdown to Cleveland: A guide to the remaining state contests.

    04/10/2016 7:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The April 18, 2016 Issue | John McCormack
    The rap on Ted Cruz has been that his strength is limited to (1) caucus states and (2) states with large proportions of evangelical Christians. But Cruz undid that analysis with his double-digit victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin last week. Cruz beat Trump 48 percent to 35 percent in a primary election (so much for the caucus argument). And he did so by besting the New York billionaire among virtually all groups, whether defined by income, age, or educational attainment. Trump did manage to win, by 9 points, that quarter of the Wisconsin GOP primary voters who described themselves...
  • There's something weird about GOP Presidential polling in California

    03/20/2016 12:20:34 AM PDT · by · 22 replies ^ | 3/19/16 | Newsmachete
    California could be pivotal in the upcoming GOP Presidential primary. Most of the delegates are awarded on a "winner take all" scheme based on the top vote getter in each congressional district. Still, the statewide popularity of Trump and Cruz will probably determine many of the district results. But it's hard to know the relative strength of Trump and Cruz because recent polling in California has been sparse, and contradictory. There have been only two polls in March, and both give conflicting, and odd results.
  • Doomsday Savior? How Paul Ryan Will Pick the Next President

    03/17/2016 3:38:10 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/16/16 | Adam Phillips
    It’s hidden there in plain sight, even if it hasn’t happened since the election of 1825: The people will not pick the next president, Congress will. We wrote about this last week on Medium, and now the story is beginning to flesh out. Politico reports that leading conservatives will meet on Thursday to plot out a third-party spoiler plan to beat presumed nominee Donald Trump. With Marco Rubio suspending his campaign after losing the Florida primary and it is beginning to appear he will reverse his previous words to support a nominee Trump. Because there will be a third party...
  • GOP Mike's Super Tuesday II Predictions

    03/15/2016 1:40:47 PM PDT · by · 13 replies
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 03-15-2016 | GOP Mike
    OK guys.  Tonight can be the election.  Here is how I see it. Lib-Tards - This has been over since they started.  This morally bankrupt, corrupt political-hack party had this election rigged for Cankles since Bernie drooled on his first campaign speech last April.  The fact that Debbie Blabber-Mouth Schultz (head of the DNC) has threatened every super-delegate with death (or worse for democrats, work) if they did not support her lying, despicable, criminal friend Shrillary has meant that Cankles has secured the nomination even if she never utters another lie, panders to another minority or dons another hideous pants-suit at a podium.
  • Presidential Primaries POLL CLOSING TIMES

    03/14/2016 8:33:22 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 5 replies
    In case anyone is interested, here are the .... 2016 Presidential Primary Poll Closing Times
  • March 10, 12 GOP Primary Primer (VI, GU, DC): Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Caucus held on March 10, 20169 of 2,472 delegates at stake(6 likely bound)Conventions held on March 12, 201628 of 2,472 delegates at stake(19 likely bound)
  • 2016-0309 Presidential Primary Election Numbers & Analysis

    03/09/2016 9:48:58 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 20 replies
    FR | March 9. 2016 | Jeff Head
    2016-0309 Presidential Primary Election Numbers & Analysis (click on image for full resolution) This week's presidential primary numbers include the primaries from Tuesday's election for the GOP and DNC. On the Republican side, this included Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, and Hawaii. On the Democrat side, it included Michigan and Mississippi. GOP Results: Doanld Trump won Michigan, Mississippi, and Hawaii, though in all three Ted Cruz took second place, staying within 9-12 points and accumulating delgates. Ted Cruz won Idaho by 17.5%. John Kasich did well in Michigan, ending up in 3rd place but only 1% behind Ted Cruz, and picking...
  • Seeing Trump as vulnerable, GOP elites now eye a contested convention

    03/07/2016 4:58:11 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2016 | By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    The presentation is an 11th-hour rebuttal to the fatalism permeating the Republican establishment: Slide by slide, state by state, it calculates how Donald Trump could be denied the nomination. Marco Rubio wins Florida. John Kasich wins Ohio. Ted Cruz notches victories in the Midwest and Mountain West. And the results in California and other states are jumbled enough to leave Trump three dozen delegates short of the 1,237 required — forcing a contested convention in Cleveland in July.
  • Trump doing better in "open" primaries; Cruz sees success in GOP-only contests

    03/07/2016 1:11:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 76 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 7, 2016 | Judson Berger
    A pattern is starting to emerge that holds both promise and peril for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump: Trump does better in “open” primary contests where members of either party can vote, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tends to do better in "closed" contests limited only to registered Republicans.
  • Quick and simple spreadsheet of the race so far

    03/06/2016 8:57:47 AM PST · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 20 replies
    RCP data | 03/06/2016 | ASB
    Here is a quick spreadsheet of the last poll numbers and the results of the Republican contests up to this point that I promised on a couple of threads last night. I started with a few parameters. First, no polling data was included unless there were at least two polls of the contest in the month prior to the caucus or primary listed on RCP (I used RCP for all of the data.) Second, I only listed current candidates. Those who have withdrawn have been lumped together under 'Other'. Third, I have not weighted contests. So little Kansas has just...
  • March 5, 6 GOP Primary Primer (KS, KY, LA, ME, PR): Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    GOP Primaries for March 5 (Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine)154 of 2,472 delegates allocated GOP Primary for March 6 (Puerto Rico)23 of 2,472 delegates allocated
  • For the GOP, the Price of Stopping Trump Is Losing to Clinton

    03/03/2016 7:52:28 PM PST · by Innovative · 51 replies
    Fiscal Times via Yahoo ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rob Garver
    In the wake of Donald Trump’s dominant performance in the Super Tuesday primaries last night, desperate speculation about how to stop him from securing enough pledged delegates for a first-ballot win at the Republican convention in July has largely taken the place of speculation about how to beat him outright. Trump took seven of 11 contests, winning by stunning margins in states as diverse as Massachusetts (by 31.2 percentage points) and Georgia (by 14.4 percentage points.) There is evidence that he is not only winning over a large segment of the Republican base but also that he is bringing new...
  • 2016 Presidential Primary Data - Feb 28th

    02/28/2016 9:33:52 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 32 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | Feb 28, 2016 | Jeff Head
    This thread is about the 2016 Presdidentail Primary Data I have accumulated to date. I have been tracking it since September 1st, and am now set up to track specifically by the vote, and not including non-viote polls any longer. We will let the vote itself tell us what we need to know. Here's the table with the raw numbers: I have established four charts for the GOP and four for the DNC. They incvlude the following for each: -State by State percentage of the Vote -Overall average fo the total Vote -Cumulative Vote Mumbers -Cumulative Delegate Count (including Super...
  • Why do the Washington elites hate Ted Cruz?

    01/23/2016 12:15:11 PM PST · by Marcus · 30 replies
    Blasting News ^ | Jan 23, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Why are the Washington elites flocking to Donald Trump in preference to Ted Cruz? Trump, who has thus far been running as an outsider businessman who was going to upend the political order, even boasted about the phenomenon recently. Cruz may be an outsider who is interested in shaking things up, but at least he has been a Republican all of his adult life. Trump, not too long ago, was a liberal Democrat, who favored partial-birth abortion and high taxes.
  • Still don’t think Donald Trump can win? This chart should convince you

    01/09/2016 5:24:06 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 106 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/9/2016 | Chris Cillizza
    When people find out I am a political reporter, they usually have only one question for me: "Donald Trump can't really win this thing, can he?" My answer is always the same these days: Absolutely he can. The reason is simple: Trump is the national front-runner, yes, but he is also ahead in a two key early states -- New Hampshire and South Carolina -- and a strong second in Iowa, the state that kicks the whole presidential process off on Feb. 1. Could he totally collapse from that position? Sure. As we know from recent history, voters in Iowa...
  • Priebus '100 percent' confident he can rally GOP behind Cruz or Trump

    01/09/2016 12:07:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    The head of the Republican National Committee promises that the Republican nominee will have his party's full support -- no matter who it is. Responding to a question from Fox News' Sean Hannity Thursday night, Reince Priebus said he was confident he could pull his party together even if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or real estate mogul Donald Trump win the nomination. "One hundred percent. You know the unifying thing about what I have to do is no matter who you're for everyone can agree that we have to have a national party and infrastructure that has its act together...
  • I’m becoming a great fan of the also rans in the Republican primary race

    12/07/2015 8:51:34 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/7/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There have been some small but persistent worry bubbles floating around the blogosphere. They center on the possibility of Donald Trump not getting the Republican nomination because the Republican establishment has been so atrocious in its betrayals of the Republican rank and file that it has sent “millions” of voters to other parties or to the ranks of the unaffiliated. Well I am one of those voters. After decades of being a registered Republican I gave up hoping they would change and actually make good on their promises. Last spring I re-registered as “NO PARTY.” The worry that has developed...
  • Karl Rove: The Path to a Wild GOP Convention

    11/06/2015 7:48:21 AM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 7:17 | KARL ROVE
    A few factors have increased the chances of a multi-ballot convention.... 17 candidates entered the race and 15 remain. ...five contenders who today appear to have the message, money, organization and poll numbers to play the long game: neurosurgeon Ben Carson, real-estate magnate Donald Trump, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. What complicates the picture is the GOP’s rule requiring the 28 (states+) that vote before March 15 to award their delegates proportionally. The exception is South Carolina, whose winner-take-all primary was grandfathered in. Add in the eight states voting on or after March...
  • Cruz News

    04/29/2015 10:28:05 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 35 replies
    Lone Star Conservative ^ | Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Josh Painter
    I'm all in for Ted Cruz and blogging for him, just like I did seven years for Sarah Palin. I'm supporting Cruz for a number of reasons, one of which is I'm pretty sure Gov. Palin won't be running again this election cycle. Family is still her #1 priority, and I respect that. When Cruz was in Alaska campaigning for Dan Sullivan, the Senator and Heidi spent some time with Todd and Sarah at the Palin house for dinner and conversation. Only they know what wassaid there, but I wouldn't bet against presidential politics as one of the topics of...
  • Republican horses at the starting gate malaise

    12/29/2014 8:35:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/29/14 | Sarge
    Malaise: Odds on favorite... It’s the 29th of December and the annual case of General Malaise has infected me. It’s left me worried, not about politics or whether the White House will continue its dismantling of America and Obama’s use of the Constitution and Bill of Rights as a doormat on which he can scrub his soul (if he has one). It really doesn’t have anything to do with Israel, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, ISIL, Oil, Ukrainian Travail or Putin Puttin’ on the Ritz. The Cat Fight has begun; that generalized violation of Reagan’s 11th Commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill...
  • Tea Party-backed candidates look for Cantor-style upsets in Senate races this week

    08/05/2014 7:25:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 5, 2014 | FoxNews
    The first test will come Tuesday, when Dr. Milton Wolf tries to end Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts' 33-year run in Congress. Wolf, a radiologist who also happens to be a second cousin of President Obama, has taken heat for Facebook postings of X-rays of gunshots wounds -- while Roberts has awkwardly attempted to laugh off questions about whether he indeed lives in Kansas.
  • Texas Business Groups Ally to Counter Tea Party Influence in GOP Primaries

    01/05/2014 5:55:30 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 55 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 4, 2014 | Christy Hoppe
    Some of Texas’ biggest business trade groups are moving to counter tea party and anti-government forces that have dominated recent Republican primaries. The movement mirrors the schism happening nationally between hard right and establishment Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently pledged $50 million to back pro-business Republicans in U.S. Senate primaries and fight tea party insurgents. Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of the fiscal-hawk group Empower Texans said the Texas Future Business Alliance is nothing but a group of big-money interests wanting taxpayer dollars to flow into their pockets. “This is what we’ve come to expect coming out of the...
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries (GET THEM!")

    10/29/2013 4:12:07 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/2013 | Tony Lee
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gave the clearest indication that proponents of comprehensive immigration reform may make their final--and strongest--push to get legislation passed next year after House Republicans make it through their primaries. “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.” President Barack Obama has urged Congress to pass immigration reform legislation this year. House...
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries

    10/29/2013 4:12:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”
  • Rubio Endorses McConnell

    10/20/2013 7:02:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2013 | Katrina Trinko
    Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) endorsed Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) in his primary against Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin today on Fox News Sunday. Watch: [video]
  • Video: Brewer endorses Romney

    02/26/2012 3:10:25 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 2/26/12 | ED MORRISSEY
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer made her much-anticipated endorsement in the Republican presidential nomination contest earlier today on NBC’s Meet the Press — and it went to Mitt Romney, who once had a huge lead in her state but has struggled to maintain an edge over Rick Santorum. Will Brewer’s pick help Romney lock up the winner-take-all state on Tuesday?
  • Sarah Palin on Alaska job: I can’t take it anymore, reveals new public emails

    02/24/2012 8:51:50 AM PST · by kristinn · 90 replies
    AP via The New York Daily News ^ | Friday, February 24, 2012
    Fed up with mounting legal bills and rattled by intense scrutiny of her family and work, Sarah Palin was ready to step down as Alaska's governor months before she left office in July 2009. Emails released Thursday, most from the last 10 months of her time in office, show she told her husband in April, "I can't take it anymore" and complained to spokeswoman Sharon Leighow and aide Kris Perry in March that she had been the target of "many frivolous suits and charges since the DAY I became VP candidate." "I can't afford this job," she wrote. The emails...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama’s Anti-American Energy Policies Invite the Next Crisis

    02/24/2012 12:55:16 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Facebook ^ | 02/24/12 | Sarah Palin
    President Obama doesn’t have an energy plan. He has an energy speech that he continues to give regardless of the facts or his obvious failures. He likes to take credit for actions initiated by the last administration (without telling you that he’s reversed or stymied many of those successes). We should not be surprised by his detached attitude about America’s pain at the pump. He’s not interested in lowering the price of gas because exorbitantly high gas prices are one of his campaign promises. In September 2008, candidate Obama’s Energy Secretary in-waiting said: “Somehow we have to figure out how...
  • Saral Palin says Newt is the toughest fighter of the candidates

    02/18/2012 8:57:52 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 249 replies · 8+ views
    See video - interview Palin: Third-Party Candidate Would Hurt GOP Comments about Mitch daniels
  • Whoa. Sarah Palin Says Obama’s Actions Are “Un-American” (Video)

    02/14/2012 9:42:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/14/12 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin slammed Barack Obama’s “un-American” actions against America’s religious institutions tonight On the Record. “Welcome to government-mandated health care,” Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin said when asked about the contraception controversy going on between the government and the Catholic Church.
  • Time for Newt to Do the Honorable Thing [First NRO, now American Spectator Calls Him To Withdraw]

    02/14/2012 6:00:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 14, 2012 | DAVID CATRON
    Time for Newt to Do the Honorable Thing By DAVID CATRON on 2.14.12 Gingrich can perform one last service for the GOP, drop out and endorse Santorum. About a week after his surprising victory in the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich did an interview with ABC News, most of which he devoted to complaints about the tactics Mitt Romney was using against him in Florida: "We have not been as effective in telling the truth as he has been in running ads… which have had to be pulled because they were so inaccurate." His most notable remark, however, was a...
  • The all have defects; so can a brokered convention be the answer?

    02/14/2012 8:17:08 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    Those who scoff at Newt Gingrich’s plans for space should keep in mind similar arguments were made against John Kennedy when he proposed his moon quest. JFK had a cold war going on, but still saw the necessity of going to space. Today, our President will face China in the race to a moon base. Does anyone really want China controlling space from a militarized moon base? Or controlling all the minerals available on the moon? Along with the great idea proposed by Rick Santorum concerning Manufacturing companies and Capital Gains taxes, a US/China “base race” would make America’s economy...
  • Pro-Romney Group Buys $500,000 In Michigan TV Ads (Newt Targeted)

    02/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PST · by red flanker · 282 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Mitt Romney is getting some heavy air support in Michigan — the state where he was born and raised — as the “super PAC” supporting him invests almost $500,000 on television ads there. According to someone who tracks Republican media spending, Restore Our Future has committed just over $470,000 for commercials starting Tuesday and set to run through Feb. 20. That marks the group’s largest purchase yet in Michigan, where it will have spent more than $700,000 on ads by next week. The group said Monday that it would continue for now to run an ad called “Risk” that targets...
  • Poll: Romney Back in Control in Florida (Insider Advantage)

    01/25/2012 7:41:26 PM PST · by VinL · 117 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 1-25-12 | Adams
    Mitt Romney now leads Newt Gingrich by eight points in the volatile GOP presidential race in Florida, according to a new poll from Insider Advantage. In another Insider Advantage poll released Monday, Gingrich, riding a wave of momentum after his resounding victory in the South Carolina primary, led Romney by eight points, 34 percent to 26 percent. Now, however, after several days in which Romney has hammered Gingrich over his consulting work for mortgage giant Freddie Mac, the former Massachusetts governor leads the former House speaker, 40 percent to 32 percent. In addition to slamming Gingrich on Freddie Mac, Romney...
  • VIDEO - Reagan's National Security Advisor Endorses Newt Gingrich (McFarlane)

    01/25/2012 9:24:39 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies
    VIDEO - Reagan's National Security Advisor Endorses Newt Gingrich At a veterans townhall meeting in Wolfeboro, NH, Bud McFarlane, National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, explains why Newt has the right experience and knowledge to be the Commander in Chief. "He also brings to the presidency a knowledge of how to move the U.S. Congress, how to have the courage to go against conventional wisdom, how to balance a budget, and at home and abroad show the kind of leadership that President Reagan did only 25 years ago. Nobody else in this race has those qualities of knowledge and...
  • Top Romney Advisors Lobbied For Freddie

    Top Romney advisers lobbied for Freddie Mac 11:22 AM 01/25/2012 Mitt Romney’s campaign is attacking Newt Gingrich as an “influence peddler.” But it turns out that some of Romney’s closest advisers (or the firms they lobbied for) were paid hundreds of thousands — maybe millions — of dollars on behalf of failed mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The Romney campaign did not respond to requests for comment. According to the AP, former Rep. Susan Molinari — a top Romney surrogate and adviser (watch her attacking Gingrich in this video) — was one of the former GOP lawmakers paid quite handsomely to...
  • Reagan's Young Lieutenant. Gingrich a star on Reagan team...

    01/24/2012 2:36:34 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/24/12 | JEFFREY LORD
    Gingrich a star on Reagan team: Romney "work product" as conservative at issue. Mitt Romney has raised the issue of Newt Gingrich's "work product." Wow. Intended to prod the former Speaker on the issue of his work for Freddie Mac (Gingrich last night released his contract with Freddie), the question, as seems to be a Romney characteristic, has clumsily backfired. It raises an all-too obvious question that is becoming increasingly revealing. What is Mitt Romney's "work product" for the conservative cause? The closest Mitt Romney ever got to the Reagan Revolution is apparently because he reads about it 30 years...
  • Palin on Christie's "Newt = embarrassment": Chris made a rookie his panties in a wad

    01/23/2012 1:15:05 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 118 replies
    Eric Bolling, host of 'Follow the Money' 10pmET on the Fox Business Network, is having Sarah Palin on his show tonight - he usually pre-records his interviews with Palin and just tweeted this: WOW!Gov Palin on Gov Chris Christie's "Newt-embarrassment": "Chris made a rookie his panties in a wad" 14min"FollowTheMoney" intv 10p
  • Paul’s charade as a Republican comes to a crashing end and other thoughts on South Carolina

    01/23/2012 11:31:50 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies ^ | January 23, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    By We TEA partiers have always known we had to first scare the Democrats, then scare the Republicans and finally scare the media. We got the first one done in 2010, now Newt Gingrich is helping us scare the Republicans and the media. All three are worried “…the world as they know it is slipping away.” Gingrich will turn Washington upside down make no mistake about it. His burning desire to become a historic figure will not allow him to do otherwise. The “buzz” about Marianne was over before Gloria Allred could fly to her side- proof Axelrod can fool...
  • Rick Santorum Says Newt Gingrich Can’t Bully Him to Quit Race

    01/18/2012 12:24:34 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 76 replies
    ABC News Blog ^ | January 17, 2012 | Russell Goldman
    Rick Santorum says he is not ending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination anytime soon — not if he loses in South Carolina, and certainly not because Newt Gingrich wants him to. Vying to be the conservative alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Santorum today brusquely brushed off Gingrich’s suggestion that he and Texas Gov. Rick Perry should quit the race to allow right-wing voters to coalesce behind the former House speaker. Santorum called Gingrich’s suggestion “arrogant” and reminded reporters that he bested the speaker in both the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. “It is an enormous...
  • Hot Air Presidential Survey: December

    12/01/2011 9:46:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies · 1+ views
    HotAir ^ | December 1,2011 | PATRICK ISHMAEL
    We’ve developed a bit of a reputation, so a big thank you to everyone who’s participated in these over the past year or so. On to the next survey: Hot Air Presidential Survey: December
  • Sarah Palin still untried

    11/30/2011 8:05:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
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