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  • Top Tea Partier laments Trump, GOP 'circular firing squad'(Team Randmesty hits Trump, Cruz)

    10/04/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/15 | David M. Drucker
    During a brief, little-noticed speech in May, Rep. Mick Mulvaney implored Republican presidential contenders and their supporters to stop tailoring their rhetoric to satisfy true believers and instead prioritize expanding the conservative tent. (SNIP) This concern was clearly influential in his decision to endorse Paul. Comparing the Kentucky senator with rival Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mulvaney had this to say in an interview with the Associated Press: "Ted is not bringing anybody new into the party. Rand is."
  • Boehner might postpone elections for majority leader, whip

    10/04/2015 1:19:57 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner is considering delaying the internal election for House majority leader and majority whip, leaving only the party vote for speaker to be decided on Thursday, according to multiple Republican sources with direct knowledge of the deliberations. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) is circulating a letter requesting a delay in the elections for the No. 2 and No. 3 slots in leadership. There is also widespread interest in considering a change in internal party rules that would force candidates to resign chairmanships and leadership slots to run for new office.  There is serious unrest in the House Republican...
  • Paul earns endorsement from South Carolina congressman

    09/21/2015 2:28:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/21/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney announced his support for Rand Paul's presidential bid Monday, saying the Kentucky senator's dovish foreign policy and anti-establishment message is "falling on receptive ears" in his home state. Mulvaney, who rode to Congress on the Tea Party wave in 2010, cited his growing dissatisfaction with Republican leaders as a leading reason for endorsing Paul, who holds the No. 10 spot in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have become the targets of heavy criticism on the campaign trail recently for failing to advance conservative legislation...
  • Mulvaney: Boehner Lacks Enough GOP Votes for Re-Election, His Future Depends on Dems Bail Him Out

    09/08/2015 6:52:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 8 Sep 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) , one of the 28 Republicans who publicly supports replacing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner with a Republican alternative, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Boehner does not have enough support within the Republican conference to win re-election with just Republican votes. Therefore, Mulvaney said, should there be a vote on a privileged resolution on a motion to vacate the chair of the House of Representatives — a fancy term for a vote to remove Boehner from the speakership — the only way Boehner can keep his job is if Democrats vote for him to bail...
  • Jim Jordan Puts GOP Leadership on Notice

    06/17/2015 10:01:50 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | June 17, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    When a group of House conservatives voted last week to kill a trade bill favored by President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders who support the measure steamed. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R., S.C.) celebrated the revolt as a coming-of-age moment for rebel backbenchers. “Yesterday will be the day that we look back at as the day that conservatives finally started getting organized in the House,” he wrote in a note to the Spartanburg Tea Party. [snip] When GOP leadership ignored them, Jordan and his allies tried to kill the bill on a procedural vote — a rare...
  • Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) Issues Statement On His John Boehner Vote

    01/07/2015 8:11:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Mick Mulvaney released the following statement: “There was an attempt to oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House today. I didn’t participate in it. That may make some people back home angry. I understand that, but I’ve got some experience with coup attempts against the Speaker, and what I learned two years ago factored heavily in my decision today not to join the mutiny. First, I learned two years ago that people lie about how they are going to vote. And you cannot go into this kind of fight with people you do not trust....
  • House Republican slams anti-Boehner movement hard. Like, really hard. (Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5)

    01/07/2015 7:31:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    The last time there was a speaker vote, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) didn't vote for John A. Boehner, protesting against the Ohio Republican by voting for no one. On Tuesday, he did vote for Boehner. And he had some not-so-nice things to say about the movement to try to defeat the top Republican. Below is his full statement, which is remarkably blunt and the kind of thing that is rarely seen from a member of Congress. (Seriously, it's worth reading the whole thing.)
  • GOP Members Release New Anti-Amnesty Amendment

    12/10/2014 6:13:04 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:08 PM 12/09/2014 | Neil Munro
    GOP members have released their draft amendment to defund President Barack Obama’s national amnesty. “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available for expenditure, by this division or any other Act, or otherwise available to the Secretary of Homeland Security, for any fiscal year may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the [amnesty] policies,” says the short amendment. The new anti-amnesty language is being pushed by Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, South Carolina’s Rep. Mick Mulvaney and Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, who unseated the GOP’s pro-amnesty majority...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....

    04/03/2014 9:43:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2014 | By Jonathan Strong
    South Carolina Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan is dropping his co-sponsorship of an immigration bill House Republicans have been quietly working to include in the upcoming Department of Defense authorization bill, saying the language should never have been considered to be added to the unrelated measure. Late Wednesday, Duncan said he hadn't been aware of efforts by the bill's author, California Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), to add the language to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – and that if it were added, “NDAA would lose my vote as well.” At issue is a proposal to allow so-called DREAMers to obtain...
  • House easily passes $1T omnibus spending bill with 359-67 vote

    01/15/2014 4:37:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    January 15, 2014, 04:19 pm House easily passes $1T omnibus spending bill with 359-67 vote By Pete Kasperowicz and Erik Wasson Anne Wernikoff and Greg Nash The House on Wednesday easily approved a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill would fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2014 and let Congress avoid the risk of a shutdown until the end of September. Members voted 359-67 to pass the bill, which was opposed by 64 Republicans and three Democrats. The three Democrats who voted "no" were Reps. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Rush Holt (N.J.), and Mike McIntyre (N.C.), a centrist Democrat who...
  • Republican congressman: It was worth the fight

    10/17/2013 9:00:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies ^ | October 17, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a tea party firebrand, said Thursday the fight that led to a government shutdown was worth it, but he acknowledged the GOP's messaging wasn't as effective. "Anytime you fight for something you really believe in and something you think is important, then the fight is going to be worth it," the South Carolina Republican said on CNN's "New Day." Mulvaney was part of a group of House conservatives that tried to tie anti-Obamacare provisions to must-pass legislation in a strategy spearheaded by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Senate Democrats and the White House, however, didn't budge, and the...
  • Steve Stockman Accepts Ted Cruz’s Challenge To Defund Obamacare In The House Of Representatives

    08/08/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Steve Stockman (Texas, 36th District) has responded to Ted Cruz’ challenge to House Republicans by filing a 19 point resolution to defund ObamaCare. Mr. Steve Stockman is not afraid of a fight. “I applaud the dozen Republican Senators who sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid explaining they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds ObamaCare. But as Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have said, ‘The House must refuse to fund Obamacare’ because every appropriations bill originates in the House and the House is the only chamber that Republicans control. My resolution includes 19 whereas statements that...
  • Debt ceiling bill puts South Carolina vs. the world in House

    07/29/2011 12:36:00 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | MARIN COGAN & JONATHAN ALLEN
    The delegation that prays together stays together — just ask South Carolina’s House Republicans, a bloc of five lawmakers that have proved some of the toughest votes to crack as GOP leaders push to flip votes for their deficit reduction package. Early Thursday evening, three of the South Carolina freshmen — Jeff Duncan, Tim Scott and Mick Mulvaney — convened in a small chapel adjacent to the Capitol Rotunda to talk and pray about the vote. Rep. Joe Wilson, the only senior colleague in the group, entered the speakers office around 6 p.m., around the same time Republicans were supposed...
  • The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

    07/29/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by americanophile · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | Politico
    Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes: Justin Amash (Mich.) Michele Bachmann (Minn.) Chip Cravaack (Minn.) Jason Chaffetz (Utah) Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.) Tom Graves (Ga.) Tim Huelskamp (Kans.) Steve King (Iowa) Tim Johnson (Ill.) Tom McClintock (Calif.) Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Ron Paul (Texas) Connie Mack (Fla.) Jim Jordan (Ohio) Tim Scott (S.C.) Paul Broun (Ga.) Tom Latham (Iowa) Jeff Duncan (S.C.) Trey Gowdy (S.C.) Steve Southerland (Fla.) Joe Walsh (Ill.) Joe Wilson (S.C.) CORRECTED: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) voted YES on the Boehner...
  • The 22 Patriots who voted against the Boehner Reed Trap

    07/29/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 71 replies
    07/29/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    The following twenty-two House members stood firm and opposed the Boehner bill, which is nothing more than a vehicle which will be sent to the Senate, reworked by Harry Reid into something even worse than it already is, and then returned to the House. Boehner will dutifully bring it up and the Tea Partiers who voted for it will then vote against it, but it will not matter. Boehner and Reid will pass the Bill in the House with Democrat votes and Obama will sign it. The votes today cast by conservatives, many of whom are good people, are very...
  • Vote Delayed on Debt Bill as Default Looms (Rep. Prays in Congressional Chapel)

    07/28/2011 6:18:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2011 | Dave Clarke and Richard Cowan
    A Republican plan to cut the budget deficit stumbled toward a vote in Congress on Thursday and its expected demise could force a compromise to avert an imminent and unprecedented debt default by the world's largest economy. With the measure short of as many as four votes, according to aides, the Republican-led House of Representatives abruptly delayed a vote as Speaker John Boehner struggled to overcome objections from conservative rebels in his own party. Republican Representative Mick Mulvaney, a supporter of the Tea Party movement that demands even deeper spending cuts, said he still would vote against the bill as...
  • The Mulvaney v Spratt (SC-5) 'No Video/Audio Allowed' Debate - Video is now on YouTube

    09/10/2010 12:19:51 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 11 replies
    Looks like someone snuck a camera in after all. SC-5 incumbent John Spratt (D) requested that the debate not allow any video or audio. State Sen. Mick Mulvaney reluctantly agreed, since he had earlier challenged Spratt to a debate on any terms.
  • Spratt, Mulvaney spar on issues (coward Spratt defends votes on cap and tax & Obamacare)

    09/08/2010 6:59:27 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 6 replies
    The State/Associated Press ^ | September 8, 2010 | Staff
    LAKE WYLIE South Carolina’s longest-serving congressman pointed to his experience Tuesday in asking voters to give him a 15th term, while his challenger said the incumbent’s support of the health care overhaul and other Democratic agenda items was the reason to replace him. It was the first debate for Democratic U.S. Rep. John Spratt and freshman state Sen. Mick Mulvaney, and it won’t be viewed by anyone other than the 200 or so people attending the $30-per-person event in a gated, Lake Wylie community just south of Charlotte. Spratt’s campaign asked that no video or audio recordings be allowed, which...
  • SarahPAC targets South Carolina's Spratt

    03/25/2010 11:28:11 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 13 replies · 390+ views
    Charlotte Observer Campaign Tracker ^ | March 24, 2010 | Jim Morrill
    John Spratt is in Sarah Palin's cross-hairs. The S.C. Democrat is one of 20 congressmen -- and the only one from the Carolinas -- whose seats Palin's SarahPAC is targeting after Sunday's health care vote. Spratt, of York, has survived 14 terms in a district that's consistently gone Republican in presidential races. Two years ago he got 62 percent of the vote while John McCain was getting 53 percent. "We’re paying particular attention to those House members who voted in favor of Obamacare and represent districts that Senator John McCain and I carried during the 2008 election," Palin wrote on...
  • Mulvaney Moves Up in 'Young Guns' Program

    03/25/2010 5:36:32 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 4 replies · 130+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | March 25, 2010 | CQ-Roll Call Staff
    State Sen. Mick Mulvaney (R), who is challenging House Budget Chairman John Spratt (D), will be promoted today to the second-highest level of the National Republican Congressional Committee's "Young Guns" fundraising and campaign infrastructure program. The move to name Mulvaney as one of 22 "Contender" candidates comes ahead of what committee officials expect to be a strong first-quarter fundraising report. When he entered the race in October, Mulvaney's deep pockets were viewed as an attractive campaign asset. In the fourth quarter, he loaned himself $75,000, which helped him show more campaign receipts than Spratt for the three-month period. Spratt, a...
  • Mulvaney’s Anti-Spratt “Resolution” Drawing Signatures

    03/23/2010 11:03:36 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 3 replies · 290+ views
    By FITSNews || S.C. Senator Mick Mulvaney wasted no time in capitalizing on U.S. Rep. John Spratt’s latest show of support for President Barack Obama’s controversial socialized medicine proposals. The first-term GOP Senator – who was already running neck-and-neck with Spratt leading up to Sunday’s vote – has launched a petition on his website seeking to drum up opposition to the fourteen-term incumbent, who served as the primary sponsor of Obama’s legislation. The petition has already received hundreds of signatures, a source close to Mulvaney’s campaign tells FITS
  • Jason Lewis Back in Charlotte (Hosting Event for Congressional Candidate Mick Mulvaney, March 5th)

    03/02/2010 8:47:11 PM PST · by MitchellC · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Pundit House ^ | March 2, 2010 | Christian Hine
    Jason Lewis, former drive time host of Charlotte’s WBT radio and current host on KTLK in Minneopolis when not filling in for Rush Limbaugh, will be in Charlotte on Friday, March 5, for a luncheon honoring SC-5 Congressional candidate Sen. Mick Mulvaney. The lunch is scheduled for noon at the Greek Isles Restaurant at 200 East Bland Street, Charlotte. There is no charge to attend, though a $15 lunch will be served. Mulvaney currently occupies the 16th district Senate seat in South Carolina and is running for Congress against Democrat Rep. John Spratt who has held the seat since 1983....
  • PPP SC-5: Spratt (D) 46% Mulvaney (R) 39%

    01/27/2010 4:18:03 PM PST · by MitchellC · 16 replies · 793+ views
    Taken Jan. 22-24, 600 voters, margin of error +/-4%. Q1 Do you approve or disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance? If you approve, press 1. If you disapprove, press 2. If you're not sure, press 3. Approve 46% Disapprove 49% Not Sure 5% Q2 Do you approve or disapprove of Congressman John Spratt’s job performance? If you approve, press 1. If you disapprove, press 2. If you’re not sure, press 3. Approve 41% Disapprove 42% Not Sure 18% Q3 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Mick Mulvaney? If favorable, press 1. If unfavorable, press 2. If...
  • GOP sets sights on powerful budget chairman (John Spratt, SC-5)

    01/25/2010 11:56:04 AM PST · by MitchellC · 12 replies · 597+ views
    CNN ^ | January 25, 2010 | Mark Preston
    Washington (CNN) – National Republicans will begin airing a new 30 second commercial this week in Rep. John Spratt's congressional district, criticizing the South Carolina Democrat for his role as House Budget Committee chairman. The National Republican Congressional Committee is airing the political ad with the hope of pressuring Spratt to choose retirement over running for a 15th term to the House.
  • NRCC: Mulvaney now ‘on the radar’

    01/07/2010 5:32:42 PM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 5 replies · 194+ views
    The Palmetto Scoop ^ | January 6th, 2010 | Adam Fogle
    TOP GOP HOUSE COMMITTEE HELPING REPUBLICAN ACHIEVE ‘YOUNG GUN’ STATUS IN RACE AGAINST SPRATT The race for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, which has been held by a Democrat for the past 27 years, has now caught the attention of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). On Wednesday, the NRCC officially announced that State Sen. Mick Mulvaney (R-Lancaster) was an ‘On the Radar’ candidate in his bid to unseat 14-term Democrat Congressman John Spratt. “The NRCC is committed to working with Mick Mulvaney as he continues to meet the rigorous goals of the Young Guns program,” NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions...
  • Interview with Mick Mulvaney, challenger to John Spratt, SC-5 [R+7] (Audio)

    12/30/2009 6:26:41 PM PST · by MitchellC · 4 replies · 350+ views
    WRHI 1340 ^ | December 23, 2009 | WRHI 1340
    Link to WRHI website with Audio (30 minutes)State Senator Mick Mulvaney (R) discusses his upcoming candidacy for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District. Mulvaney discusses the reason he's decided to challenge 27-year veteran Democrat Rep. John Spratt, the logistics of the race and campaign organization, his chances, the possibility (likelihood) that Spratt will go negative (like he did in 2006), etc. One rumor that Mulvaney squashes here is that Ralph Norman will run against him in the primary. Mick Mulvaney for Congress Dump Spratt
  • Spratt Gets A Real Opponent Next Year

    11/18/2009 4:21:28 PM PST · by SamInTheSouth · 2 replies · 383+ views ^ | 11/15/09 | Sam
    For 27 years Congressman John Spratt has gone to D.C. and cast thousands of votes on behalf of the people of upstate South Carolina. There may have been a time when Mr. Spratt’s representation reflected the values of this district, but that certainly isn’t today. The Fifth has changed over the years, but Congressman Spratt has not. Communities such as Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and other parts of the district have been overflowing with folks from Charlotte and even other parts of the nation seeking the benefits of an area shaped and nurtured on typical middle class American values: low...