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  • Establishment Loses Big as Grassroots Candidates Surge in Texas, Georgia

    05/23/2018 5:21:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/22/2018 | Matthew Boyle
    The establishment wing 0f the Republican Party was dealt another serious set of blows on Tuesday as candidates from the grassroots anti-establishment wing, especially in Texas but also in Georgia, emerged victorious in another set of key primary and runoff races. In the 21st congressional district of Texas in particular, the former chief of staff to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and an anti-establishment crusader Chip Roy cruised to victory over the Washington establishment-backed Matt McCall in the primary runoff. Roy is heavily favored to win in November, and is expected to quickly become a fighter against the establishment as soon...
  • How California’s primary could stop Democrats from retaking the U.S. House

    05/17/2018 5:29:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    latimes ^ | 05/16/2018 | Priya Krishankumar/Swetha Kannan
    California’s primary system could thwart Democrats and Republicans alike on June 5, shutting either party out of key races in the fall. Under the state’s top-two primary, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes advance to the general election in November, regardless of party. Democrats fear that the high numbers of hopefuls on the primary ballot could split the vote and leave the party without candidates in high-stakes congressional races in November. Meanwhile, Republicans are worried they could be left off the ballot in the governor’s race and other statewide contests in November, giving their voters less of...
  • 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 Primary Election Results

    05/15/2018 5:48:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    Pennsylvania Primary Election Results By THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • Lots of choices and races for Pennsylvania primary voters (PA primary today)

    05/15/2018 9:05:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    The times Herald ^ | 05/15/18 | Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy
    HARRISBURG, Pa. >> Pennsylvania voters have a lot to think about when they hit the polls for Tuesday’s primary, including a hotly contested Republican primary for governor. Also on the card are a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, a Republican primary to pick who will take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in the fall, House races in the wake of the major redistricting case and a host of open seats in the Legislature. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and elections officials emphasize that the redistricting decision did not change the polling...
  • Lincoln Chafee, a political enigma, eyes his old Senate seat

    05/13/2018 7:40:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2018 8:59 AM | Dylan McGuinness
    Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s unanticipated interest in running for his old U.S. Senate seat began with an email from two passionate supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. A 61-year-old retired chef and a 48-year-old real estate agent worried Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s votes were promoting an overly militaristic America. So in January they asked Chafee, a quirky Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, whether he would be interested. Chafee has “been able to buck the party trends and look at the issues on the merits,” one of the writers, Jonathan Daly-Labelle, told The Associated Press recently. “Sheldon is a typical Democrat and locked into the...
  • Democrat Idea of "Uniter, Not A Divider" (Vanity)

    05/12/2018 10:14:18 PM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 13 replies
    Political TV Ad ^ | 5/12/2018 | Me
    Just saw a TV ad for a Colorado D*****RAT gubernatorial primary candidate. After promising to take away gun owners' rights and protect illegal aliens' "rights," he finishes by proudly promising that he will "unite Coloradans, not divide them". ...... Say whut???
  • Comments on primary night in Indiana, West Virginia, Ohio & North Carolina. (Open Thread)

    05/08/2018 4:25:21 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 42 replies
    Primaries, in Ohio, North Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana...comments, please.
  • West Virginia Primary Senate Race

    05/07/2018 11:01:09 AM PDT · by rovenstinez · 55 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 7, 2018 | rovenstinez
    Republicans are panicking as internal polls show Don Blankenship, a coal baron who spent time in jail for a mining disaster that killed 29 workers, surging into the lead in the West Virginia Senate GOP primary over Attorney General Patrick Morrissey and Congressman Evan Jenkins.
  • Key primary elections are coming Tuesday: Here are the races to watch

    05/07/2018 10:05:42 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/7/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    *Primary elections will take place Tuesday in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina. *Voters will choose challengers to vulnerable Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly in West Virginia and Indiana, respectively. *Parties will set their nominees for multiple competitive House races in Ohio and North Carolina. *In Ohio, both Republican and Democratic primaries for governor are competitive. A string of 2018 primary elections take place Tuesday, shaping elections that will help to determine which party holds the House and Senate after November's midterms. Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia will hold primaries Tuesday. Both West Virginia and...
  • REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE, WHO HAS CALLED FOR COUNTRY 'FREE FROM JEWS,’ COULD BE

    05/02/2018 11:29:01 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    Newsweak ^ | April 28, 2018 | MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN
    Overt anti-Semites have been slowly creeping into Republican politics in the aftermath of President Trump’s successful, populist candidacy, and now one of them has a fighting chance of representing the Republican Party in a Senate race. The man in question is Patrick Little, an extremist with hardline anti-Semitic views who is backed by David Duke and other far-right extremists. Little will be squaring off in a top-two primary with 10 other Republicans as well as Democrats and independents on June 5 for the chance to oppose veteran Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. According to a recent poll, released last week, he very much has a chance of winning the right...
  • Vanity - Utah voters...No Mitt Romney for Senate...ever!!!

    04/25/2018 7:14:59 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    The Utah Republican Party state caucus wisely rejected Mitt Romney as their standard bearer for the now open U.S. Senate seat, for many good reasons. Paramount among those reasons is that Romney is naught but, a "Never Trumper" RINO, Establishment elitist. Last night in the Arizona, 8th Congressional District House seat special election, Trump supporter, Debbie Lesko defeated the Democrat candidate with a victory margin of six percent. Had she taken the anti-Trump, stance that Romney takes, owns and espouses, she would have lost that seat to the Democrat. She backed Trump, and she backed building the border wall, and...
  • Wear: GOP asks: Should all toll road projects be subject to public vote?

    04/10/2018 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | February 23, 2018 | Ben Wear
    The distinction between how rail and road projects can happen in Central Texas — state law requires Capital Metro to ask voters for permission to build or expand a rail line, while road builders can proceed, even on a tollway project, without an election — has always rankled transit supporters.The Legislature added that requirement for Capital Metro rail elections in 1997 when the agency was in turmoil and anti-rail lawmakers held sway. Since then, area voters have OK’d one rail project — the MetroRail commuter line in 2004 — and twice said no to light rail (that second rejection, however, was of...
  • Ballot Debacle Shakes Up Democratic House Primary in Iowa

    03/29/2018 11:32:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 03/29/2018 | Bridget Bowman
    The Democratic primary in Iowa’s 3rd District looks quite different Thursday morning. One of the top candidates dropped out of the race Wednesday night over an issue with signatures required to secure a spot on the ballot, potentially shaking up the contest. With businesswoman Theresa Greenfield ending her campaign, the Democratic field of candidates to take on two-term Republican incumbent David Young is down to three. At one point, seven contenders were running or considering jumping in. “I think it’s a very different situation this morning,” one Iowa Democratic consultant said Thursday of the primary. “And my guess is all...
  • 5 things to watch for in the Illinois primary

    03/20/2018 5:15:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    In one of ABC News’ “18 for '18” races, the fight for the identity of the Democratic Party between its progressive and establishment wings has spilled into Illinois 3rd Congressional District where Blue Dog Democrat Dan Lipinski is facing a challenge from activist Marie Newman, who has the backing of Sen. Bernie Sanders, EMILY's List and a handful of labor groups. Money has dominated the high-profile gubernatorial primaries in the state — $100 million has been spent already on the Republican and Democratic sides. Gov. Bruce Rauner, likely the most vulnerable GOP incumbent governor in the nation, has been dogged...
  • Cook County GOP Tries New Tactic to Undermine GOP Townships' Pro-Ives Endorsement

    03/16/2018 9:55:57 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 16, 2018
    Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison is attempting a first time ever-seen tactic to overrule or undermine all of the Republican Township Committees that chose to endorse counter to his primary picks with a sample ballot that hit mailboxes Friday. In the mailing, Morrison writes in a small box a comment that leads unknowing Republicans to believe that any other ballots - possibly including local township organization ballots - are illegal. Wheeling Township GOP Committeeman Ruth O'Connell told Illinois Review, "This mailing undermines the work we've been doing in Wheeling Township and my authority as a committeeman. We endorsed Jeanne...
  • Flake Considers Taking on Trump in 2020

    03/16/2018 7:10:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/16/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is retiring at the end of his term but he may not be giving up on politics altogether. The staunch critic of President Trump said Thursday during a speech at the National Press Club that he may take on the commander in chief in 2020. "It's not in my plan to run for president, but I am not ruling it out. Somebody needs to stand up for traditional Republicanism," Flake said. "Somebody needs to raise that, for nothing else than to give people hope that that decent party will be back. We'll get through this." He...
  • New Trier GOP Disses Gov. Rauner, Issues "No Endorsement"

    03/12/2018 10:56:33 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    North Cook News ^ | March 12, 2018 | Anonymous
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's local Republican organization will not endorse his re-election. The New Trier Township Republican Organization (NTRO) officially declined to endorse during a meeting on Saturday, just blocks from Rauner's home. "It is extraordinarily rare to fail to endorse an incumbent governor, let alone the incumbent's local organization." Rauner is facing a challenge from conservative reform State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton). Blair Garber said NTRO should back Rauner because "his money" can help Republicans re-claim control of the Illinois House from Democrats. "There's nobody who can do this but Bruce," he said. He's put in $100 million of his...
  • Jeanne Ives' GOP Insurgency: Challenging an Unpopular Governor from the Right

    03/08/2018 7:43:15 AM PST · by PBRCat · 19 replies
    Illinois Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Scott Reeder
    “Don’t you think this will be the year of the insurgent?“ Jeanne Ives said as she strolled across the lawn of the Illinois Statehouse. The state representative from Wheaton is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner in the March 20 Republican gubernatorial primary. Rauner, who is self-funding his campaign, has more than $55 million in his war chest. Ives has raised about $3 million. Ives sees herself as leading a conservative insurrection against the governor. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that she uses military terms to describe this political fight. Ives was an Army officer and is a 1987 graduate of...
  • How a Texas House primary erupted into a full-blown Democratic war (election rigging?)

    03/07/2018 4:29:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/05/18 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN) A crowded Democratic House primary in the Houston area has become a stand-in for the broader battle within the party between progressives who backed Bernie Sanders and members of the establishment. The controversy erupted more than a week ago, when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party's political arm for House races, unleashed a scathing attack against journalist and activist Laura Moser, one of seven candidates in the Texas 7th District Democratic primary to take on Republican Rep. John Culberson this fall. Now, with two days left before the Texas primary on Tuesday, the infighting has opened wounds...