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  • Primaries, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas..open thread..Please show me some attention

    05/22/2018 4:51:39 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 44 replies
    Primary day in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky & Texas is underway...results flowing in from Georgia & Kentucky.
  • 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."
  • Conservative Picks for the Georgia Primary

    05/20/2018 12:28:42 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 29 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | May 20, 2018 | Ray Fava
    " Georgia is another state in the deep South that does very little to advance Conservatism in the country. Conservative Picks has thus far shown that the South is not as Conservative as stereotyped. Arkansas sends a bunch of RINOs and so too does Georgia. However, what is remarkable about Georgia is that none of the Republicans except for the awful Senator Iksakson are career politicians. He’s the only one exceeding 12 years other than Democrats, of which, he might as well be. Still, that is something to say about Georgia. The state has a lot of newer faces and...
  • 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 · 26 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.
  • State Dems don’t want Independents to vote in party primary (NY)

    05/15/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/14/18 | Carl Campanile
    New York Democratic leaders say they want more people to vote — except they won’t allow anyone but registered Democrats to vote in party primaries. The New York State Democratic Party plans on blocking a proposed resolution at its May 23-24 convention that would allow independent or “unaffiliated” voters to vote in this year’s Democratic primary for governor. New York’s restrictive voting laws became a national embarrassment in 2016 as many younger voters realized they couldn’t vote for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary against Hillary Clinton because they missed the deadline to enroll as Democrats.
  • Pennsylvania primaries could herald shift of power in U.S. House

    05/15/2018 10:23:33 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/15/2018 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters head to the polls on Tuesday in crucial party primaries in Pennsylvania, a state that has become central to Democrats’ hopes of retaking control of the U.S. House of Representatives. The state offers Democrats the opportunity to pick up as many as five seats from Republicans in congressional elections in November, analysts said. Democrats need a net total of 23 to assume the House majority, which would likely derail Republican President Donald Trump’s policy agenda. Pennsylvania’s politics were thrown into turmoil earlier this year when the state Supreme Court found that the current congressional districts had...
  • Five Pennsylvania primaries to watch on Tuesday

    05/15/2018 7:42:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    thehill ^ | 05/15/2018 | Lisa Hagen & Ben Kamisar
    Pennsylvania candidates will face off for the first time under the state’s new congressional map in primaries on Tuesday, as Democrats eye several seats they believe can deliver them the House majority in November. Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Court struck down the old map in January, just months ahead of the May primaries, ruling that the districts were gerrymandered by Republicans. The new lines imposed by the court present several opportunities for Democratic pickups, especially around Philadelphia’s suburbs. Tuesday also offers an opportunity for female candidates to make inroads and potentially get one step closer to breaking into Pennsylvania’s all-male congressional...
  • West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina primaries offer November clues, warning

    05/11/2018 12:14:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    foxnews ^ | 05/11/2018 | Douglas E Schoen
    Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries in West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina provided some clues about what to expect in the upcoming November midterm elections – including warning signs for Democrats. In West Virginia, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey emerged as the Republican senatorial nominee in a contentious primary marked by the unusual candidacy of the controversial former coal executive Don Blankenship. Blankenship was convicted and sent to prison for a year for his role in a coal mine explosion that killed 29 workers in 2010. The surprising popularity of Blankenship in pre-election polling – despite his loss Tuesday –...
  • 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...
  • Vanity - Primaries in IN, OH, WV & NC, this coming Tuesday. Trumpies....get out & vote, big time!!!

    05/06/2018 8:52:00 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 13 replies
    Want to stop the "Democrat Blue Wave" in its tracks right at the onset of this year's Mid-Term elections. Just simply get out, turn out and cast your votes in the four Republican primaries (Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina) being held the coming Tuesday, May 8, 2018. A massive vote tally by Republicans, etc., will show that The "Trump; base of voters is alive and well across the board. Do it!!! Go Trump!!! Make America Great Again.....MAGA!!!
  • Dems fear GOP wins in California because of state's primary system, Hoyer says: report

    04/28/2018 8:09:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/28/2018 | Benjamin Brown
    California’s “jungle” primary system has Democrats worried that Republicans could win some of the Golden State’s congressional seats in midterm elections, a top House Democrat said Friday. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaking to USA Today, said Democrats have a shot at winning in more than 50 congressional districts nationwide — enough to take control of the House from the GOP. Democrats need to win 24 seats to flip the House, according to the New York Times, while maintaining the 194 seats they currently hold. But California’s primary system, in which the top two vote-getters face off in the...
  • Things to know from Texas' Tuesday primaries

    03/07/2018 5:37:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    AUSTIN, TEXAS The 2018 midterm election cycle kicked off with a surge in voter enthusiasm for both parties in Texas, although the gains were bigger for Democrats. It boosted a slew of women candidate and helped Republicans who had drawn direct support from President Donald Trump. The primary set up Democrats to make inroads in November although they are unlikely to overturn two decades of Republican dominance in Texas politics. Here are some things to know from the first state primary in the nation. Trump's first term produced a wave of voters Texas hasn't seen in years. Spurred by big...
  • Vanity - Democrats get spanked big time in Texas.

    03/06/2018 7:30:02 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 148 replies
    No doubt about it now, folks. Just like the Academy Awards crashed and burned last Sunday evening, the Democrat Party, "Massive Early Voting" crashed and burned tonight in the Texas, 2018 primary election. Ah, the days of Wendy Davis certainly have returned. I ask you this, folks, where was Obama, where was Clinton, where was Chuck Schumer, and where was Nancy Pelosi? Time to move on, Democrats, this game is over...Trumpie has won big time!!! The blooming rose of Texas remains bright Trump "RED". MAGA..Trump!!!
  • 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.
  • 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...