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  • With Putnam-DeSantis race ‘closing,’ danger lurks for GOP, Chamber’s political guru says

    07/17/2018 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/17/2018 | Steve Bousquet
    Marian Johnson says if DeSantis is the GOP's nominee, it could be curtains for party in November. Marian Johnson has tracked political trends in Florida for a long time. The senior vice president for political strategy at the Florida Chamber of Commerce says the Republican race for governor between Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis is so volatile it could go either way, and could wreck the GOP come November. "The tide is going right now in Mr. DeSantis' way," Johnson told leaders of Floridians for Better Transportation in St. Petersburg Monday. She said the latest polling data she has seen...
  • 'Bigotry Has No Place in Society': GOP Pulls Support from N.J. Congressional Nominee

    07/10/2018 5:18:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 9, 2018
    The National Republican Congressional Committee pulled its support for a New Jersey attorney, radio host and pundit who posted an article calling African-Americans "a threat to all who cross their paths." Seth Grossman won the GOP nomination in the June 5 primary for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated by retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.). The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting the seat for a red-to-blue switch, and the party nominated state Sen. Jeff Van Drew to face Grossman in November. But now, the NRCC wants Grossman to drop out. "Bigotry has no place in society -- let alone...
  • Scarborough Republican Primary Voters a “Trumpist Cult,” Will Produce “Massive” Dem Wave

    06/13/2018 4:18:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Decrying Mark Sanford’s defeat in his congressional primary race, Joe Scarborough today attacked Republican primary voters and predicted that their devotion to President Trump will have a disastrous impact on the 2018 midterms. Scarborough on Morning Joe: “Primary voters in the Republican party have devolved into a Trumpist cult,/B> . . . What Republicans did last night, and what they are doing, in subservience to Donald Trump, is going to lead to a massive Democratic wave this fall.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Rep. Barbara Comstock hangs on in GOP primary

    06/12/2018 7:21:15 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 12, 2018 | W. James Antle III
    Rep. Barabara Comstock, R-Va., beat back conservative primary challenger Shak Hill to defend her House seat this fall. Comstock will face off against Democratic state Sen. Jennifer Wexton in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, which voted for Hillary Clinton by 10 points in 2016. The suburban district's support for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in 2017, as well as its centrist voters' continued antipathy toward President Trump, has made it one of the Democrats' top targets in the midterm elections.
  • VA U.S. Senate GOP Primary is Between a Constitutionalist and a Guy Who Calls Anti-Semite His Hero

    06/06/2018 4:28:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | June 6, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    The Virginia U.S. Senate Republican Primary is set to be a match between Nick Freitas, a Constitutionalist and revered Virginia lawmaker in the House of Delegates, and Corey Stewart, a guy who lost the Republican Primary nomination for Governor of Virginia and decided to run for another office. In the same day that I received an NRA member mailing endorsing U.S. Senate candidate Nick Freitas as an A+ representative of the Second Amendment, I read a story from the Daily Wire about Freitas’ opponent Corey Stewart praising known anti-Semite Paul Nehlen as his “personal hero.” “I can't tell you how much I...
  • Conservative Picks for the Kentucky Primary

    05/20/2018 12:31:25 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 9 replies
    NOQ ^ | May 20, 2018 | Ray Fava
    " Kentucky is the state that gave us Rand Paul. He is the biggest highlight, however he is not alone like Ben Sasse in Nebraska. Thomas Massie is also a strong Conservative. This primary has a chance to unseat a major swamp creature. Aside from this one race, there wasn’t much action to be had. Mitch McConnell shows that Kentucky does not have a rich history in holding bad politicians accountable. So if there are any Conservative victories in Kentucky, they should be celebrated vocally."
  • RaAted F

    05/17/2018 1:13:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    Courageous Conservatives PAC ^ | Courageous Conservatives PAC
    Why did the WASHINGTON POST endorse BARBARA COMSTOCK??? WHY DID THE WASHINGTON POST ENDORSE BARBARA COMSTOCK??? After voting for ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood, #VA10 Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has been RATED "F" by nearly every single conservative group for her anti-Trump liberal record. It's time for a CONSERVATIVE CHANGE from Barbara Comstock: Shak Hill for Congress. SHAK HILL: Air Force Academy Graduate. Decorated Fighter Pilot. Articulate Voice for Conservatives. Unlike Comstock, Shak Hill will stand with President Trump and support the Trump Agenda. That's the only way we're going to hold this seat in November.
  • In last night’s primaries, all 8 incumbent Republicans who voted for the omnibus won

    05/17/2018 9:56:18 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 27 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 16May18 | Chris Pandolfo
    It’s great to be an incumbent Republican. You can break your promises to voters, vote to massively increase government spending, and time and time again sell out the conservative base — and for the most part, you don’t need to worry about losing a Republican primary election.
  • Brad Little, the establishment pick, wins the Republican primary in Idaho’s governor's race

    05/16/2018 5:30:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Vox ^ | May 16, 2018
    .Lt. Gov. Brad Little, the state establishment’s pick, has claimed the Republican nomination in Idaho’s governor’s race after a heated and expensive campaign, beating Rep. Raul Labrador, and entrepreneur Tommy Ahlquist. For months, the three Republicans have been leading the pack in a crowded seven-person primary to succeed Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, a Republican who decided not to seek a fourth term. The candidates poured millions into the gubernatorial primary. Little reported raising more than $1.2 million in the first four months of 2018, loaning himself $800,000, only second to Ahlquist — a whopping number in Idaho politics.
  • House Republicans had a bad night – can they prevent a bad November?

    05/10/2018 6:42:51 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 May 2018 | Chad Pergram
    It is said that if someone is to be unpopular, they must look the part. House Republicans appear to have seized that visage for now. -snip- A primary loss always sends shockwaves through a party on Capitol Hill. Who’s next? Members of Congress are paranoid. They freak out when a greenhorn decapitates one of their own in a primary. Even the House chaplain isn’t safe. -snip- House Republicans are fretting about losing the House. There’s chatter about a “blue wave.” Retirements and departures are off the charts. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will soon be gone. An eye-popping nine House...
  • Blue wave? Not so fast after GOP-friendly primary results.

    05/09/2018 5:28:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/18 | Terry Schilling
    SNIP Tuesday night’s primary election results in Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia provided a major lift to the GOP’s likelihood of maintaining the Senate. In Indiana, Mike Braun, a pro-Trump businessman, capitalized on his grassroots support to defeat two sitting U.S congressmen in order to challenge Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the fall. Congressman James Renacci (R) won his primary in Ohio in decisive fashion in order to take on Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). And perhaps most importantly, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey pulled off a major upset in a three-way race, defeating the ever-controversial Don Blankenship, guaranteeing a...
  • .Patrick Morrisey pulls off upset in West Virginia Senate primary, beats Blankenship an

    05/08/2018 7:22:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 8, 2018
    .The Fox News Decision Desk can now project a winner in the West Virginia Republican Senate primary. State Attorney General Patrick Morrissey will beat Congressman Evan Jenkins and former coal executive Don Blankenship, who will come in third. The results are a victory for President Trump, who had urged voters to reject Blankenship as doomed to lose to incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin in November.
  • Freitas says at debate that Corey Stewart's campaign attacked his ethnicity

    04/30/2018 12:45:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 19, 2018 | Patrick Wilson
    LYNCHBURG — GOP U.S. Senate candidate Nick Freitas in a debate on Thursday called out rival Corey Stewart’s campaign for making ethnic jokes about his name. Stewart responded that if a little name-calling got under Freitas’ skin, he would be thrashed by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine should he be the GOP nominee in the general election. The scrap came toward the end of a lively debate at Liberty University featuring Stewart, Freitas and minister E.W. Jackson of Chesapeake, who are competing in the June 12 primary. The candidates discussed foreign policy, defended President Donald Trump and the tax cut he...
  • It's A Former NFL Player Vs. A Donald Trump Acolyte In A Battle For The Soul Of The Republican Party

    04/28/2018 8:53:22 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 25, 2018, at 9:55 a.m. | Henry J. Gomez
    But by the standards of the Trump era — where style and identity overshadow ideology and policy, and where the lengths you go to to present yourself as a Trump loyalist often matter more than your voting record — there are sharp differences between Anthony Gonzalez and Christina Hagan. Gonzalez, 33, was a star wide receiver at Ohio State and a first-round draft pick in the NFL, where he caught passes from Peyton Manning. He later earned an MBA from Stanford and worked as a top executive with an education technology company in Silicon Valley. His first television ad? Packed...
  • Shock Poll: Travis Allen and John Cox Pass Antonio Villaraigosa in CA Governor’s Race

    04/26/2018 6:27:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/26/2018 | Joel B Pollak
    Two Republicans, businessman John Cox and Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), have now passed former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in the race for California governor, according to a new poll. Cox has 18 percent of likely voters and Allen has 16 percent, according to the University of California Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Poll, as reported by the Fresno Bee. Villaraigosa is a distant fourth, at just 9 percent. All trail Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who is at 30 percent. But Villaraigosa’s fall is stunning. He had 17 percent of likely voters in December, according to the poll. But...
  • Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 170 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch. After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed. When none of the 12 candidates were able to cross that threshold, the party continued with successive rounds of caucus voting until one candidate reached 40%. On the second round of...
  • Retired Army General, Trump Adviser to Run for US Senate (VA)

    02/14/2018 11:47:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    US News ^ | Feb 14, 2018 | By The Associated Press
    A fifth Republican is now running in the June primary for a chance to challenge Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia in November. News outlets reported Tuesday that Bert Mizusawa has entered the Republican primary and is expected to plan an announcement this week. He is a retired major general in the U.S. Army Reserve and foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Mizusawa filed a statement of candidacy Friday. His campaign manager, Mike Wade, tells The Washington Post that frustration over the recent three-day government shutdown helped motivate Mizusawa to enter the race. Mizusawa...
  • Mitt Romney to announce Senate run Thursday on social media

    02/14/2018 6:49:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Mitt Romney will launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with a low key announcement on social media, and will make his first public appearance a day later near Salt Lake City with a keynote address to a gathering of grassroots Republicans.
  • Holocaust Denier, anti-Semite Set to Clinch GOP Congressional Primary in Chicago

    02/05/2018 6:32:21 AM PST · by Joe Dallas · 38 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/5/18
    An avowed anti-Semite, Holocaust denier and former leader of the American Nazi Party is set to become the Republican nominee for a congressional seat in Illinois, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Sunday. Arthur Jones, 70, is running unopposed in the GOP primary for Illinois' 3rd Congressional District on March 20, making him a shoo-in to face the Democratic incumbent in the November election. Jones has stood for public office many times since the 1970s, always unsuccessfully.
  • Citing insufficient resources, Republican Tom Tancredo drops out of Colorado governor’s race

    01/30/2018 2:46:35 PM PST · by snarkpup · 91 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | January 30, 2018 | Ernest Luning
    Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo is ending his bid for the Republican nomination for Colorado governor on Tuesday because he hasn’t raised the money he believes would be necessary to win an expensive election against a wealthy Democrat willing to spend millions on his campaign, Colorado Politics has learned. “I do not want to win a primary and lose a general, and I fear that was where we were going,” he told Colorado Politics in an interview.