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  • Bannon will back challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election except Cruz

    10/09/2017 9:46:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 111 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 9 October 2017 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    Now President Trump's ex-White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is eyeing every Republican senator up for re-election next year, positioning candidates in each race save one, the seat belonging to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Bannon's main aim is to elect enough pro-Trump GOP senators to oust Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who he's largely blamed for the president's early stumbles with Congress, casting the Kentuckian as an elitist looking down at Trump's working class base. 'Mitch McConnell and this permanent political class is the most corrupt and incompetent group of individuals in this country,' Bannon said at a recent rally...
  • ‘Bama Blowout Signals the End of the McConnell Era

    09/28/2017 9:33:06 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 27, 2017 | Chris Buskirk|
    Judge Roy Moore’s substantial defeat of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s handpicked, well-financed candidate, “Big Luther” Strange in the Alabama Republican Senate Primary is a political earthquake. It shows that the political and cultural tide that propelled Donald Trump past 16 primary opponents and Hillary Clinton into the White House is still running strong. They present a near-perfect symmetry of cause and effect: McConnell’s brand of timid, ineffectual leadership, on the one hand, leads to a devastating electoral rebuke on the other. Voters served notice—again—that unprincipled, do-nothing Republicans who are more at home in opposition than in power are unneeded...
  • Yikes: Kelli Ward 47, Jeff Flake 21 in Arizona primary poll (Way outside margin of error)

    08/29/2017 7:14:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2017 | AllahPundit
    Right, right, “it’s just one poll.” But it isn’t. A few weeks ago, PPP had Flake’s approval rating in Arizona a breezy 18/63 overall, including 22/57 among Republicans. JMC Analytics, the firm responsible for this new survey, has him at 22/67 among Republicans. So intense is anti-Flake sentiment among Arizona GOPers in the wake of his feud with Trump that Kelli Ward, a comparatively weak candidate, has more than doubled him up here.It’d be unusual for a youngish incumbent not to run for reelection in the belief that he can’t possibly win. U.S. senators are, by definition, good at...
  • Trump's 'both sides' comments spark new tensions with Hill Republicans

    08/16/2017 1:55:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/16/17 | foxnews
    President Trump's renewed claim that "both sides" share blame for the deadly violence at last weekend's Virginia rally organized by white supremacists has stoked new tensions with congressional Republicans.
  • Gubernatorial hopeful Frank Wagner pushes infrastructure investments

    05/20/2017 10:56:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | May 5, 2017 | Carmen Forman
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Frank Wagner visited Roanoke Friday to pitch his campaign message of improving transportation infrastructure in order to create more jobs across Virginia.At a Roanoke County Republican Committee luncheon, Wagner, a GOP state senator from Virginia Beach, discussed his proposal to raise the gas tax for projects like widening Interstate 81 and building Interstate 73 and the Coalfields Expressway.Yes, he’s a rare Republican calling for a tax increase. He understands the irony. Building up major pathways in and out of Southwest Virginia will improve the business climate, he said.In the economically depressed Southside region , adding broadband and...
  • California lawmakers vote for earlier primary elections

    05/04/2017 9:38:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2017 6:41 PM EDT | Sophia Bollag and Jonathan J. Cooper
    California may hold its presidential primary elections three months earlier after lawmakers passed bills Thursday to increase the influence of the nation’s most populous and diverse state. Supporters of the bills say the state’s June primary doesn’t give California voters enough say in who becomes president because it occurs so late on the calendar. The state’s 2016 primary occurred after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had already become the presumptive nominees for Republican and Democratic parties. An earlier primary would give Californians greater influence in the nomination decisions, said Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, who authored the Assembly bill. “California has largely...
  • DNC: We rigged primaries. So what?

    05/03/2017 11:04:32 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 05/02/2017 | Alicia Powe
    'We could have gone into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate'! The Democratic National Committee is currently defending the tactics it used last year to rig the presidential primary against Sen. Bernie Sanders in a class-action lawsuit, brazenly telling voters in a court of law that the party is not obligated to run a fair and impartial primary election. Outraged by how the DNC unfairly boosted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and cleared the way for her primary victory, supporters of Sanders and Democratic donors sued the DNC in June 2016...
  • California seeks to move up its presidential primary

    04/11/2017 12:19:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2017 | Sean Langille
    California's secretary of state is backing a push from state lawmakers to make its presidential nominating contest the third in the nation. Legislation offered by Democratic state lawmakers seeks to move California's from June to shortly after Iowa and New Hampshire's presidential primaries. "A state as populous and diverse as California should not be an afterthought. Moving up the California primary in 2020 makes sense and will give California voters a more significant role.
  • It’s happening, guys. Liberals gear up to primary Democratic incumbents

    02/16/2017 7:57:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    I first caught wind of this story on Morning Joe today and at first it seemed too good to be true. Rumors had been swirling for a while now about some newfound bravado among the Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party and how they had begun to fancy themselves as a new and improved version of the Tea Party movement. But would they really go so far as to begin attacking their own for a failure to toe the most liberal party line? It seems that at least some of them have decided that it’s high time...
  • Early voting is fundamentally unfair and undermines fair elections

    11/01/2016 8:56:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 1, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    With the revelation that the FBI is re-opening its investigation into Hillary’s emails and Trump on the rise because he is keeping his mouth shut, many are wondering if Trump could pull off a major come-from-behind victory. The problem is even if his positive trajectory continues through Election Day, it might already be too late for him. Hillary might have already banked an insurmountable lead prior to the authentic Election Day set by Congress since 1845. According to the New York Times, with eight days until official Election Day, over 22 million people had already voted early. Some estimate that...
  • Freeper help (yes, I have looked for this number)

    10/19/2016 10:26:08 AM PDT · by LS · 21 replies
    self | 10/19/2016 | LS
    Freepers, ok, I have looked and looked for this number---and have heard it before---but can't find a source. *How many Rs voted, combined, in all the primaries and caucuses? *How many Ds voted? I can find Trump's, or Cruz's number, but not the total.
  • Wasserman Schultz: Sanders camp tried to make me the 'boogeywoman'

    08/12/2016 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/16 | BEN KAMISAR
    Former Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz defended her handling of the party's presidential primary as "by the books" and criticized Bernie Sanders's campaign for attempting to peg her as the "boogeywoman". **SNIP** "So when you are under siege for that many months and every day you have people going on TV attacking your integrity and suggesting that you are rigging the outcome of an election somehow, that’s going to be expressed in private. ... Unfortunately when your emails are stolen, as in our case, it became public."
  • 2016 House Primaries Results (Live)

    08/09/2016 4:13:47 PM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/9/2016
    Connecticut 3rd District, Minnesota 1st, 2nd, 7th District, Wisconsin 1st, 7th, 8th District.
  • Paul Ryan must be defeated on Tuesday in our first step to saving America

    08/07/2016 9:17:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/7/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Our friend Charles Johnson of Gotnews.com has put together a compelling argument for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s defeat in the Republican primary being held in the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin on Tuesday. Whether Ryan stays on or not is to be determined by a small group of Americans who are being asked to place country over their personal aims and goals. Let us hope those who have not yet decided on which man to support will read this and vote accordingly. Ryan’s challenger is Paul Nehlen a local businessman who, in the truest tradition of our Founding...
  • Final primary spending numbers are in; see who's more embarrassed than Lindsey Graham

    07/30/2016 7:37:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Scott Morefield
    The most "inefficient" candidate? Why, Lindsey Graham, of course. I know, I know. Did ANYONE vote for Lindsey Graham? Well, 5,623 souls to be exact, or enough to fill up a Columbia 1-AA football stadium. Since Graham paid a total of $5,700,248 for all those votes, or $1,013.74 per vote, he wins the prize for electoral waste. . . In fairness to Graham and others who exited the race early, generally those who invested a ton of money in the early primaries only to fail and drop out were by far the least efficient candidates. For example, Jeb Bush spent...
  • Wasserman Schultz Served Lawsuit for Rigging Primaries (6/30) (NOT JUST LEAKS!)

    07/24/2016 10:14:31 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 20 replies
    Observer ^ | 6/30/2016 | Michael Sainato
    On June 28, the Miami-based law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “There are essentially six legal claims we are asserting in this lawsuit on behalf of the composed class members,”
  • 2 Transgender Women Make History With Congressional Primary Wins

    07/10/2016 9:47:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON — Transgender women won two congressional primary races Tuesday night — and made history as the first trans people to become major candidates for the U.S. House or Senate. Utah voters chose Misty Snow (D) to run against Sen. Mike Lee (R) in November. In Colorado, voters backed Misty Plowright (D) to take on Rep. Doug Lamborn (R). It’s a long shot for either to get elected. Utah is a solidly Republican state, and Lamborn’s district in Colorado is extremely conservative. Still, it’s a positive sign that transgender candidates aren’t just out there, they can also succeed. “In what...
  • McCain Primary Challenger Dr. Kelli Ward Trolls #NeverTrump’s Bill Kristol with Thank You Card

    07/03/2016 1:16:01 PM PDT · by Javeth · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2016 | Jen Lawrence
    Dr. Kelli Ward wants to thank #NeverTrump’s Bill Kristol. After Breitbart News reported that #NeverTrump leader Kristol had floated McCain’s name as a possible independent candidate to undermine presumptive nominee Donald Trump, Dr. Ward reports having a “record fundraising haul.”
  • LIVE THREAD: June 7, 2016, Primary Elections -- Get out the vote!

    06/07/2016 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 248 replies
    US Presidential Election News-- 2016 ^ | US Presidential Election News
    Tuesday, June 7th primaries California – 546 delegates Montana – 27 delegates New Jersey – 142 delegates New Mexico – 43 delegates South Dakota – 25 delegates North Dakota – D Caucus – 25 D delegates
  • DECISIONDESKHQ FOR JUNE 7, PRIMARIES

    06/07/2016 10:46:30 AM PDT · by knarf · 8 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | June 7, 2016 | knarf
    They don't have all the states on one page ... you need to click the upper right corner to change statescited is California