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  • Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 169 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.
  • The race for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat just got interesting yet again

    01/15/2018 4:45:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 143 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The question of who will be the next senator from Arizona, replacing Jeff Flake, is looking less clear than ever this week. For quite a while now it had been looking like Dr. Kelli Ward might have a fairly clear shot at it. She’s the same Tea Party candidate who had been trying to replace John McCain and has quite a following in conservative circles. But now two new flies have dropped into the ointment. In only a week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congresswoman Martha McSally have entered the fray. And the initial polling of this new alignment shows that...
  • Jeanne Ives Routs Rauner With 90% of the Vote in Wheeling Township

    01/14/2018 7:26:25 AM PST · by PBRCat · 25 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | January 14, 2018 | Anonymous
    Grassroots support for Jeanne Ives’ gubernatorial bid continues to grow. Today, she adds the backing of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization (WTRO). Ninety percent (90%) of WTRO’s precinct captains voted to endorse Ives over incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner. Wheeling Township is a Republican stronghold. In 2014, more Republican primary votes were cast in Wheeling Township than in 89 of Illinois’ 102 counties.
  • McSally makes it official - she's running for senate

    01/13/2018 6:50:17 AM PST · by SandRat · 68 replies
    Print Save TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Martha McSally made it official on Friday: She’s running for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat. McSally, 51, made the announcement at the Tucson Jet Center near Tucson International Airport this morning, then took off in a World War II-era two-seater training plane headed to Phoenix and Prescott to deliver the same message. “I don't sit quietly and I don't scare easily. When I make promises, I don't interpret them loosely,” McSally told about 200 people, including a strong contingent of veterans. “Should I take an oath as your senator, raising my right hand again, you...
  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces run for U.S. Senate

    01/09/2018 8:31:02 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 79 replies
    Fox 10 ^ | 1/9/2018 | Fox 10 Staff
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he is running for U.S. Senate.
  • INTERVIEW: Green Beret Challenging VA Senator Tim Kaine Endorsed by Rand Paul

    01/06/2018 7:22:06 PM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 6, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Nick Freitas, the liberty-minded conservative who is challenging Senator Tim Kaine in Virginia, has just been endorsed by Senator Rand Paul — who referred to the former Green Beret as “the real deal.” The Gateway Pundit spoke to Freitas following the endorsement to find out more about where he stands on the issues. “Nick Freitas is the real deal and I urge liberty conservatives and those who believe in the constitution and limited government to rally to his cause and campaign,” Senator Paul said in a statement provided to the Gateway Pundit on Friday. “Through his involvement in politics and...
  • Michele Bachmann says she's considering running for Al Franken's Senate seat

    01/02/2018 1:38:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/2/18 | Nicole Darrah
    ormer Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is considering running for the recently vacated U.S. Senate seat held by Al Franken. “I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat,” Bachmann said recently on televangelist Jim Bakker's television show. “And the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate and to be able to advocate for these principles.”
  • Gun range owner who declared a ‘Muslim Free Zone’ will run for Arkansas governor

    01/02/2018 1:03:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    kansascity.com/ ^ | 01/01/2017 | Max Londberg
    Jan Morgan, owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, made the announcement in a video posted to YouTube on Dec. 30. In the Republican primary, she’ll challenge incumbent Asa Hutchinson, who was elected in 2014. ... Morgan calls herself “genetically conservative” and has said, “I ride my own Harley.” On Monday, Morgan announced she would hold a meet-and-greet event later this month at the Perry County Fairgrounds. “Are Muslims invited?” asked a commenter on Facebook. Morgan’s official page responded: “This is a public event not a private business that has to adhere to federal law. Therefore...
  • GOP Has Puzzling Dearth of Opponents Vs. Sen. Menendez

    12/26/2017 1:12:57 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 25, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Despite poor polling and a recent corruption trial that ended in a hung jury, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has few 2018 challengers because of the unpopularity of President Donald Trump and the GOP, Politico reported. Richard Pezzullo, the runner-up in the New Jersey Republican 2014 Senate primary, is the sole candidate currently for the GOP nomination next year, the outlet reported. He told Politico he, too, is puzzled by the lack of candidates.
  • Polls: No Republicans Will Qualify for Governor, Senate Races in California

    12/21/2017 6:52:19 PM PST · by bkopto · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/21/2017 | adelle nazarian
    A new poll from Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies suggests that no Republicans will make it onto the ballot for the key races in the 2018 general election in the deep blue state of California. According to the poll, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, both Democrats, are the two most likely candidates to make it past the June top-two or “jungle” primary, which allows the top-two vote-getters to proceed regardless of political party. Newsom also leads Villaraigosa slightly among African-American and Asian voters. Both men are tied at 25 percent among millennial voters. Meanwhile,...
  • Sunday Spotlight: Meet the 30-Year-Old Combat Veteran Running for Congress

    12/03/2017 2:49:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    President Donald J. Trump promised to “Drain the Swamp," but many conservatives throughout the nation feel frustrated by the GOP establishment, believing that they are standing athwart the president’s America First agenda. Andrew Lewis, age 30, of Dauphin County, PA is one of those individuals. But rather than simply complain that not enough Conservative legislation is being passed in Congress, the devoted father of three, small business owner, and Army combat veteran is taking his fight to D.C. himself; Lewis is running for Pennsylvania’s 11th district congressional seat. Lewis told Townhall that “national security, transportation and infrastructure, and healthcare reform,” are his...
  • John James rises in Michigan Senate race after Fred Upton's exit

    12/02/2017 10:34:32 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2017 | David M. Drucker
    Businessman and combat veteran John James has the inside track to the Republican nomination for Senate in Michigan after Rep. Fred Upton dropped plans to run and opted for re-election to the House. James, a first-time candidate, outperformed Upton in public and private polling. That Republican primary voters prefer a novice outsider to a respected lawmaker with a lengthy record of accomplishment reveals the extent to which rejection of the political establishment is dominating GOP politics. “You want someone who is real. That’s how President Trump got elected,” said Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., who broke ranks and endorsed James over...
  • Shak Hill Calls On Barbara Comstock To Release The Names of Congressional Harassers

    11/28/2017 1:30:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 11/28/17 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia 10th Congressional District candidate Shak Hill, who is challenging Barbara Comstock, is calling on the embattled congresswoman to release the names of harassers from her time on the Committee on House Administration, a secretive slush fund for lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct.Shak Hill, Air Force combat veteran, writes from Centreville, Virginia:“Barbara Comstock sits on the very committee that approves these slush fund payouts and is in the particular position to know the exact details of each of these payouts. Yet, Comstock pretends to be for transparency as it relates to the groundbreaking revelations of Congressional sexual misconduct. Barbara Comstock,...
  • Growing List of Republicans Saying Goodbye to Washington (Boehner/Ryan yes men)

    11/12/2017 6:30:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    WASHINGTON — A growing number of House Republicans are choosing to voluntarily drain the swamp one year ahead of the the midterm elections. Nearly two dozen congressional Republicans have so far announced they will not be running for re-election, leaving Democrats enthusiastic about the potential for major gains in the 2018 elections. Nine Republicans are running for a different elected position, while 12 are retiring. And while Congressional retirements are common (on average, 22 House members retire each cycle, according to a CQ Roll Call analysis), the numbers so far are glaringly one-sided. Just two Democratic House members have announced...
  • 7 Reasons Mitt Romney Should Run For Senate In Utah

    11/04/2017 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Mafe · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 3, 2017 | Tom Joyce
    After 42 years, it is time Utah changes up senators. When incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch was elected to his seventh term in 2012, he vowed it would be his last. Recently, however, the 83-year-old told KUTV he will run again—unless his friend Mitt Romney calls him and says he would like to run. Then Hatch would step aside. Here are seven reasons Romney should take Hatch up on that offer. 1. Gives Utah Time to Find a Long-term Solution According to The Salt Lake Tribune, 75 percent of voters said Hatch should not run again. By 2024, he would be...
  • Kid Rock: 'F--- no, I'm not running for Senate'

    10/24/2017 8:11:39 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/2017 | Judy Kurtz
    Kid Rock is ending months of speculation about a possible Senate bid, saying, “F--- no, I’m not running for Senate.” “Are you f---ing kidding me? Who couldn’t figure that out?” the “All Summer Long” singer said on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday. “I’m releasing a new album. I’m going on tour, too. Are you f---ing shitting me?” he asked Stern. The performer, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, had flirted for months with a possible Republican bid against Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, hawking “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate” T-shirts and criticizing the Democrat, saying Americans were “sick and...