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  • Trump Must Help Primary Do-Nothing GOP Senators

    08/19/2017 7:37:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/18/17 | Michael Shannon
    When the leftists at the Washington Post start offering relationship advice, a Republican knows he could be on the cusp of something big. A recent WaPost headline warned, "Trump's baffling attacks on McConnell could be costly to the president." "Cost" here is mainly a function of how often Trump is hoping to eat in the Senate's invitation-only dining room. Otherwise what's "baffling" is how long it took the notoriously impatient Trump to sound off. Trump's marriage of convenience with "legislative mastermind" Mitch McConnell - Curator of the Senate - has produced less than his relationship with Vladimir Putin. After six...
  • Kelli Ward is a Trump clone, Jeff Flake is a true conservative (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

    08/19/2017 7:56:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/17/17 | Tom Rogan
    Kelli Ward has announced that she's challenging incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in the Republican primary for next year's Arizona Senate election. Ward has at least one significant supporter.
  • Massive Phoenix Rally Protest of Trump Being Planned For Tuesday

    08/18/2017 10:55:56 AM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 133 replies
    IR.Net ^ | 8/18/2017 | Chase Sanders
    <p>"Massive Phoenix Rally Protest of Trump Being Planned For Tuesday" Please go to comments section or link to the protest web site.</p>
  • reasons Tarkanian can beat Heller (NV)

    08/18/2017 4:11:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 8/17/17 | Victor Joecks
    Recent history says Danny Tarkanian is wasting his time challenging Sen. Dean Heller in next year’s Republican primary. From 2012 to 2016, only one sitting U.S. senator lost a primary challenge: a then-80-year-old Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in 2012. That’s a tough place to start from, but past trends ignore the unique problems Heller faces in his re-election bid. Here are four reasons Tarkanian can best Heller and advance to the general election. 1. Heller voted against repealing Obamacare. For six years, being a Republican meant vigorously opposing Obamacare. Heller voted to repeal it in 2015. But when Heller had a...
  • 2018 SENATE: Patiently Waiting

    08/17/2017 12:41:51 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 26 replies
    Getting tired of this crap. No one of note has stepped up in Florida, Montana, ND, Pennsylvania, or my favorite-Wisconsin. Kid Rock will tease. We are on the verge of delivering a big knock-out punch to our sworn enemies. The Dr. Suess character in Va? The whole nation NOW knows he's an idiot! We even have room for primary challengers in AZ. and NV. It's going to take a certain kind of candidate(courage), one who is not embarrassed to be associated with Trump. Good luck on that one!
  • Trump cheers on Kelli Ward, primary challenger to ‘toxic’ Sen. Jeff Flake

    08/17/2017 10:44:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 017 | David Sherfinski
    President Trump on Thursday said it was “great” to see Republican Kelli Ward challenging Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who the president labeled “toxic” and a “non-factor” in the U.S. Senate. “Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. He’s toxic!” Mr. Trump tweeted. The president’s open embrace of a primary challenger to a sitting Republican senator comes as Mr. Trump prepares to head to Phoenix next week for a campaign rally, where he could formally endorse a challenger to Mr. Flake, who has...
  • ‘RINO’ Curtis Wins Utah GOP Special House Primary

    08/16/2017 11:28:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 16, 2017 | Ed Kilgore
    Though conservative firebrand Chris Herrod hasn’t conceded yet, the Associated Press and most political observers have named Provo mayor John Curtis the winner in yesterday’s special GOP primary in the third congressional district of Utah. Held to select a successor to Fox News’ latest “personality,” Jason Chaffetz, the primary was a three-way affair involving front-runner Curtis, Herrod (endorsed by an ideologue-dominated party convention), and basketball scion Tanner Ainge (son of former BYU and NBA star Danny Ainge). Most of the drama was generated by Herrod’s friends at the Club for Growth, who ran a lot of ads labeling Curtis a...
  • Moore, Strange in GOP runoff in Alabama Senate race

    08/15/2017 7:36:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    MSN AP ^ | August 15, 2017
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore are headed to a Republican primary runoff to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The two men, who represent different factions within the Alabama Republican Party, will face off in a Sept. 26 runoff after neither captured more than 50 percent of the vote.
  • Alabama Senate Primary tonight. Polls close 8PM. Brooks, Strange, Moore (LIVE THREAD)

    08/15/2017 4:01:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 200 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | August 15, 2017
    Race Preview After weeks of ads, mostly on behalf of incumbent Senator Luther Strange, the votes start rolling in tonight after 8pm EDT. Strange faces strong competition from former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who has led him in the polling average by about 5-6 points, and from Huntsville Congressman Mo Brooks, who has trailed Strange in the average by a little over the same margin. If polling is correct, Strange and Moore will advance to the September 26th runoff. We anticipate the first results will roll in within thirty minutes of polls closing. We’ll have comparison charts...
  • Trump's popularity faces test in Alabama's Senate race

    08/15/2017 11:34:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2017 | by Joseph Ax
    Voters in Alabama head to the polls on Tuesday to choose Republican and Democratic nominees for a U.S. Senate seat, in a race that has been dominated by debate over President Donald Trump. Nine Republicans and seven Democrats are competing in the respective primaries, with little expectation that any candidate will reach the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff election next month between the top two vote-getters in each contest. The outcome in the Republican primary could give an indication whether Trump remains popular nine months after he easily won Alabama in the presidential election. Luther Strange is...
  • Alabama Senate primary 2017 latest updates: Trump tweets 'big day for Alabama'

    08/15/2017 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | August 15, 2017 | By Leada Gore
    Trump still stumping for Luther Strange. On Tuesday, the president tweeted: "Big day in Alabama. Vote for Luther Strange, he will be great!" It's the third time the president has spoken out in favor of Strange, who was appointed to the seat after Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General. Voters will go to the polls today in the first step towards deciding Alabama's next U.S. Senator.
  • GOP Establishment up to their old tricks in this major election (AL primary tomorrow!!)

    08/14/2017 1:32:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Americanlibertypac.com ^ | 8/14/17 | Jeff Trent
    After the GOP leadership lost health care reform in the Senate by a single vote with three renegade Republicans joining a unanimous bloc of Democrats, you’d think Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would be singularly focused on capturing the 25 Senate seats Democrats will be defending in 2018. You’d think. Instead, a McConnell-aligned PAC is running a vicious attack ad campaign in the special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ open Senate seat in Alabama…in the GOP primary…against a Republican congressman. Mo Brooks — a conservative, a member of the House Freedom Caucus and one of the three leading candidates to...
  • Former Trump Operatives Sign On With Kelli Ward to Defeat #NeverTrump RINO Jeff Flake

    08/11/2017 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug 11th, 2017
    The Daily Caller reported: Dr. Kelli Ward, who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. John McCain in the 2016 primaries, is now taking on Sen. Jeff Flake in the 2018 Arizona Senate primary. “I, as well as others, are frustrated with Senator Flake’s weak style,” Ward told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview Thursday. “He hasn’t accomplished a thing in D.C., and his values do not align with the people of Arizona.” Ward is bringing on two political operatives with ties to the president, Eric Beach and Brent Lowder. The two men will serve as general consultants for the campaign, TheDCNF...
  • Brooks 'baffled' that Trump was 'misled' into Strange endorsement

    08/09/2017 6:33:41 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 61 replies
    AL.com ^ | Aug 9th, 2017 | Mike Cason
    Congressman Mo Brooks responded this morning to President Trump's endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's special election for the Senate. "I respect President Trump, but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange," Brooks said in a press release. Brooks, a Republican from Huntsville, suggested Trump is unaware of the circumstances of Strange's appointment by former Gov. Robert Bentley and Strange's support for maintaining Senate filibuster rules, which some say jeopardize the Trump agenda. "Perhaps President Trump is unaware that Luther Strange wants to keep the Senate's 60 percent...
  • After Trump endorsement, Luther Strange faces another ethics complaint

    08/10/2017 6:36:10 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    A day after President Trump gave a long-sought endorsement to Sen. Luther Strange, a wealthy businessman submitted complaints to Alabama's ethics commission and the Senate ethics committee, alleging malfeasance in Strange's Senate appointment. Developer Stan Pate says he spent $100,000 in Facebook ads branding Strange's appointment as part of a corrupt bargain with former Gov. Robert Bentley, and says he's concerned about the potential impact of Trump's tweeted endorsement.
  • Exclusive: Allen West Fed Up, '75 Percent' Sure He's Going to Run Again

    08/09/2017 10:33:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Republicans’ approval of Congress is at an all-time low for the year. It turns out skipping town after failing to follow through on a 7-year-old health care promise is not popular with voters.The climate makes Col. Allen West’s column today especially effective. “Who’s in charge?” he wondered, voicing the frustrations of so many Americans.“There is no justification” for being on recess right now, he said in a conversation with Townhall Wednesday. "At least that’s not how it works in the military." “When I think about how I was brought up in the military you don’t just pack up and go home...
  • Alabama Senate GOP primary poll: Moore leads with 30 percent support

    08/09/2017 11:25:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-7-17 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore leads the crowded Republican primary field in the state's Senate race, according to a new poll. Moore has 30 percent support in the JMC Analytics and Polling survey. He is followed by Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), with 22 percent, and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who had 19 percent. Another 17 percent are undecided. The poll found that 53 percent of respondents view Moore favorably, compared with 34 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of him. Just 35 percent have a favorable view of Strange and half of respondents see him unfavorably....
  • Pro-Trump candidate Danny Tarkanian to challenge Dean Heller in Nevada primary

    08/08/2017 6:37:55 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 8, 2017 9:05AM | David Drucker
    Perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian will challenge Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada's 2018 GOP primary, in the hopes of capitalizing on the incumbent's public clashes with President Trump. Tarkanian issued a statement Tuesday aligning himself with Trump and promising to stick with the president if he is elected next year. "I am a conservative Republican who supports the policies of President Trump to repeal Obamacare and end illegal immigration. I will continue to support President Trump's policies that have led to a 20 percent increase in the stock market in just six months. I will join Senator Lee, Senator Cruz, and...
  • Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow

    08/05/2017 3:33:26 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 18 replies
    New York disinformation Times ^ | 8-5-2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    ...." Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago. President Trump’s first term is ostensibly just warming up, but luminaries in his own party have begun what amounts to a shadow campaign for 2020 — as if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t involved. The would-be candidates are cultivating some of the party’s most prominent donors, courting conservative interest groups and carefully enhancing their profiles. Mr. Trump...
  • New law bans crossover voting in AL

    08/05/2017 3:46:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    WBRC News ^ | Friday, August 4th 2017, 11:49 pm EDT | By Joshua Gauntt, Reporter
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - This year there will be some changes to the process when you go vote. The big change will affect what happens after the primary. New state law says you will no longer be able to crossover vote. You will still choose Republican or Democrat. But whichever party you select, you'll have to vote with that party if a runoff occurs. If our exclusive polling is any indication, we could see a run-off in the upcoming GOP Senate primary. Governor Kay Ivey signed the no crossover voting into law earlier this year. The goal, according to Secretary...