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  • Steve LaTourette's SuperPAC spends $44K to oppose his successor's Tea Party challenger: Matt Lynch

    04/08/2014 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 4 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | April 08, 2014 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - A controversial Super PAC headed by former GOP congressman Steve LaTourette has spent $44,000 on mailings against the Tea Party Republican who is challenging his handpicked successor in Congress, Russell Township GOP congressman Dave Joyce. Federal Election Commission records show the Defending Main Street SuperPAC that LaTourette launched to support centrist Republicans against Tea Party challengers bought mailers against Bainbridge Township state legislator Matt Lynch on March 18. FEC records show the group also spent $200,000 in March on door hangers to support the re-election of Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who chairs House Energy and...
  • House GOP Will Attend a Secret Island Meeting on How to Crush Conservatives

    03/27/2014 8:37:29 AM PDT · by drypowder · 48 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 27, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Erick Erickson reported that Republicans John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and 25 other Congress members will fly to Amelia Island next weekend to meet with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress. “Main Street Advocacy” is hosting the event at the Ritz Carlton – only the best for these sorts. Steve LaTourette, liberal Republican and former congressman, is the face of the group and a good friend of Boehner’s.
  • Head of GOP Anti-Tea Party Group: Ted Cruz Should Leave Party

    02/21/2014 6:14:49 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | Tony Lee
    The leader of a super PAC that is using donations from labor unions to wage war on the Tea Party went on MSNBC to say that Sen. Ted Cruz should leave the Republican party.  Former Rep. Steven LaTourette is a member in the establishment's war on the Tea Party. His deceptively named "Defending Main Street" PAC is being financed primarily by Wall Street and labor unions, which have contributed at least 20% to the group's fundraising haul. In an appearance on MSNBC's The Last Word on Tuesday, LaTourette said that Cruz was "reprehensible" for forcing Republicans to go on the record to advance a bill...
  • 17 Republicans voted for $1.1 trillion omnibus bill to fully fund ObamaCARE

    01/17/2014 8:18:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    17 worthless Republicans voted for the $1.1 omnibus spending bill. This bill will fund the government through the end of September and will fully fund ObamaCARE. It now goes to King Obama to sign. These are the names of the 17 Republicans who helped fully fund ObamaCARE. Many of them big government Karl Rove Republicans aren’t up for re-election until 2016, however some are up for re-election later this year. Time for some primary challengers. Lamar Alexander (Tennessee – 2014 primary) Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire – next election 2016) Roy Blunt (Missouri – next election 2016) John Boozman (Arkansas –...
  • Unions Give $765k to GOP 'Main Street' PAC (86% of their total!)

    01/16/2014 12:37:34 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Mike Flynn
    Former Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) was one of the more labor-friendly Republicans in Congress. Those close ties are paying off for him as labor unions are a major donor to his "Defending Main Street" Super-PAC, which is targeting conservatives in upcoming primaries. So far, unions have contributed $765,000 to support LaTourette's efforts. The figure represents 86% of the PAC's current cash-on-hand. “Main Street is committed to electing solution-oriented, center-right Republicans to the House. We are grateful to the unions who want to help us do that and to paraphrase Rhett Butler — ‘Frankly, I don’t give a damn’ — about...
  • ‘Main Street’ GOP Groups and Their Leftist Funders (Michelle Malkin)

    01/10/2014 11:18:49 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 10, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Unions are funding Republican groups to help push through amnesty for illegal immigrants. What do George Soros, labor unions, and money-grubbing former GOP representative Steven LaTourette all have in common? They’re control freaks. They’re power hounds. They’re united against tea-party conservatives. And they have all operated under the umbrella of D.C. groups masquerading as “Main Street” Republicans. LaTourette heads up the so-called Main Street Partnership, which claims to represent “thoughtful,” “pragmatic,” “commonsense,” and “centrist” Republican leadership. Reality check: The pro-bailout, pro-debt, pro-amnesty, anti-drilling group founded by former liberal GOP representative Amory Houghton of New York includes three liberal Senate Republicans...
  • Moderate Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Gerlach to retire

    01/06/2014 12:37:35 PM PST · by amnestynone · 6 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 01/06/2013 | AP
    Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach, one of a shrinking number of Republican moderates in the U.S. House, said Monday he will retire from Congress at the end of this term. Gerlach said it's "simply time for me to move on to new challenges and to spend more time with my wife and family." The six-term congressman's decision opens up a district anchored in Philadelphia's western suburbs and rural areas on either side of Reading, as well as a coveted seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Gerlach has routinely had relatively close elections, though the latest round of redistricting made...
  • Tangled Role in G.O.P. War Over Tea Party

    01/04/2014 3:30:05 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 3, 2014 | Gabriella Demczuk
    WASHINGTON — In the year since he stepped down from Congress, Steven C. LaTourette, a Republican from Ohio, has emerged as one of the top generals in the establishment Republicans’ war against the Tea Party. It is a role that has benefited the Main Street Partnership, a corporate-backed advocacy group he runs, and its effort to raise millions of dollars to protect centrist Republicans from Tea Party challengers. It has also helped draw clients to a separate lobbying office Mr. LaTourette and his wife have set up across the street from the Capitol. But this blitz of activity has led...
  • Former Rep. Steve LaTourette's group places anti-Tea Party ad

    11/12/2013 12:23:20 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 11/7/2013 | Sabrina Eaton
    A political group for middle-of-the road Republicans founded by former Bainbridge Township congressman Steve LaTourette is launching an online ad campaign designed to counter the influence of groups that he feels have pushed the party too far right. "The reason that Harry Reid and the Democrats control the U.S. Senate is thanks to the efforts of the Club for Growth, Freedom Works and the Tea Party," LaTourette said in a Wednesday press release. "The far right's attempts to purge the GOP of people they find to be 'imperfect' needs to stop." The group unveiled an online ad that blames the...
  • Republican "Main Street Advocacy" Attacks Conservative Groups

    11/12/2013 11:42:27 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 55 replies
    FreedomWorks.org ^ | November 12, 2013 | Jason Hart
    Main Street Advocacy, an organization created expressly to fight limited-government groups who challenge Republican Party officials, launched its first advertisement on November 6.“The reason that Harry Reid and the Democrats control the U.S. Senate is thanks to the efforts of the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Tea Party,” Main Street Advocacy President Steve LaTourette said in the release for a video containing brief clips from Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin, and Christine O’Donnell.Focusing on a few embarrassing losses while ignoring the success of Sen. Ted Cruz and many others, Main Street Advocacy’s message is clear: only Republican leadership should have the power...
  • K Street and GOP centrists: A Washington love story

    07/16/2013 7:33:35 PM PDT · by Bratch · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    Congressman-turned-lobbyist Steve LaTourette, speaking for moderate Republicans, has attacked the free-market and the stridently anti-establishment Club for Growth as "a cancer on the Republican Party."It's K Street versus the Tea Party again in the bitter civil war within the Republican Party.The Club for Growth came up as the scourge of liberal Republicans. In 2000, the group got behind conservative state legislator Scott Garrett, who was challenging liberal Republican Marge Roukema for the second time in a northern New Jersey district.Roukema edged out Garrett in the primary, but the threat of another primary challenge, backed by a more powerful Club for...
  • Rep. Hanna: Fellow Republicans indulge the party's extreme members too much

    07/30/2012 7:47:10 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 42 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Paul Riede, The Post-Standard
    Syracuse -- U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna took his own party to task today, saying the Republican Party is too willing to accommodate its most extreme members. “I have to say that I’m frustrated by how much we — I mean the Republican Party — are willing to give deferential treatment to our extremes in this moment in history,” he told The Post-Standard editorial board. Hanna, R-Barneveld, pointed specifically to Michele Bachmann of Minnesota — particularly her suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin be investigated to see if she has ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood that would...
  • RINOs Who Need to Go

    05/09/2012 7:08:21 AM PDT · by Freestate316 · 87 replies
    Vanity
    Now that Indiana RINO Richard Lugar will be vacating his Senate office, what other Senate RINOs would we most love to see follow him? I nominate John McCain.
  • Richard Lugar and the End of Moderate Republicanism

    05/08/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    Nation ^ | 5-8-12 | Ari Berman
    If Indiana Senator Dick Lugar loses his Republican primary race to Tea Party challenger Richard Mourdock tonight, as polls indicate is likely, his defeat will signal the end of moderate Republican internationalism in the US Senate and the GOP more broadly. Lugar, a two time chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee best known for his work on arms control and nonproliferation treaties, used to be one of the GOP’s leading figures on foreign policy. Now he’s an outlier. The Senate Republican caucus was once filled with the likes of Dick Lugar—sensible realists such as Lincoln Chafee, Chuck Hagel, George...
  • Obama appointee says GOP lawmakers are do-nothings (Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood)

    10/14/2011 10:06:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    SFgate.com ^ | 10/14/11 | Joan Lowy - ap
    The most prominent Republican in the Obama administration is accusing GOP House members of blocking efforts to resolve the nation's problems, partly because they don't want the president to be successful. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was asked at a transportation conference Friday why it was so difficult to get big infrastructure projects built right now. He responded that "some people don't want Obama to be successful."
  • A Recap Of the CRP Platform Committee Activity At the Convention (California Republicans)

    09/21/2011 12:04:39 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies
    Flash Report ^ | 20 September 2011 | Jon Fleischman
    A Recap Of the CRP Platform Committee Activity At the Convention There is much to be said about the California Republican Party’s Fall Convention held in downtown Los Angeles last weekend. Presidential candidates and a straw poll, great workshops and townhalls, tributes, speeches and more. The better part of a thousand GOP activists, donors and leaders descended on the L.A. Live! Marriott-Ritz hotel, across from the Staples Center (we were the pre-show for the Emmy Awards, I guess). This column, however, is devoted to only one aspect of the convention – the ongoing process of the quadrennial adoption of the...
  • Republican Group Targets Its Own Party (McCain attacks conservatives, defends Lincoln Chaffee)

    06/18/2011 3:04:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | 2011-06-16 | Liz Halloran
    It wasn't long ago that the conservative, free-market Club for Growth was viewed by a swath of Republicans as a furtive, well-heeled enemy whose efforts to purge moderates from the GOP had to be thwarted. The club and its agenda are "not representative of the Republican Party," the director of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group of moderate GOP congressional members, once said, adding: "We raise money on a daily basis to defeat them." When asked this week about the Republican animus the group faced in the recent past, Club for Growth executive director David Keating replied: "That sounds...
  • Moderate Republicans (RINOs) crash the House's tea party

    01/17/2011 7:22:19 PM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    washington post ^ | 1/17/2011 | By Ben Pershing
    The week before Rep. Charles Bass lost his seat in 2006, the leader of the House GOP's moderate wing complained that it was simply "a terrible year to be running for reelection." "I am the same candidate I was two years ago, four years ago, six years ago," Bass told a group of business leaders in New Hampshire. "I know my constituents, and they know me." Those constituents still knew Bass last November, when they voted to give him back his former seat, part of a nationwide wave that saw Republicans recapture old districts while also adding new territory to...
  • Obama praises House vote to end military gay ban

    12/15/2010 6:12:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/15/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is praising the House for passing legislation to end the Pentagon policy that bans gays from serving openly in the military. The legislation awaits Senate action now. The House passed the measure 250-175. Obama says the legislation permits a smooth transition from the Clinton-era 'don't-ask-don't-tell' standard. Obama says the legislation will give the military "the clarity and certainty it deserves."
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • Hmmm: What did Mike Castle talk about with Obama and Biden last night?

    It’s been 24 hours since Delaware GOP Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell dethroned nine-term Soros Republican incumbent Mike Castle. As of tonight, he still hadn’t placed an obligatory call to congratulate her — and his e-mail to supporters doesn’t mention her at all, according to the Delaware News Journal. Even more intriguingly, the paper tweets that Castle’s lines of communication worked quite smoothly when he took calls from…President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden last night:
  • Castle's Defeat Signals End Of Moderate GOP (Gigantic Barf Alert!!!)

    09/15/2010 4:07:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2010 | Leftwing lunatic E. J. DIONNE JR
    WILMINGTON, Del. — On the eve of the primary that would end his electoral career, Rep. Mike Castle was in a reflective mood. He seemed calm and confident, yet almost everything he said sounded valedictory as he offered a prescient analysis that explained in advance a defeat that echoes through the nation. A genial and courtly man in the manner of the elder President Bush (who held a fundraiser for him in Kennebunkport), the nine-term congressman was mourning the decline of both the conciliatory style of politics that animated his career and the moderate Republican disposition that the Tea Party...
  • Citing "Mental Anguish," Christine O'Donnell Sought $6.9 Million in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    09/12/2010 10:11:56 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 708 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/12/10 | John McCormack
    Court documents obtained Saturday by THE WEEKLY STANDARD reveal surprising new details about the gender discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Christine O'Donnell in 2005 against her former employer, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a conservative non-profit based in Delaware.* O'Donnell, who is now challenging moderate congressman Mike Castle in the September 14 Delaware GOP Senate primary, sought $6.95 million in damages. In a court complaint, she extensively detailed the "mental anguish" she suffered after allegedly being demoted and fired because of her gender. And, although she didn't have a bachelor's degree until this year, O'Donnell implied she was taking...
  • Reid Hopes For Castle's (Delaware) Cap And Trade Vote In Lame Duck Session

    09/05/2010 7:13:08 PM PDT · by Qbert · 61 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | 9/3/2010 | Dan Riehl
    Would the conservatives arguing about the power of a Republican majority with Mike Castle  please get back to me on this? Reid Claims Two GOP Votes For Cap and Trade During Lame Duck Harry Reid himself may not be too much opposed to the GOP establishment getting its way in Delaware. Mike Castle, currently a Congressman, voted FOR Cap and Trade and is, according to some rumors, thought to be one of the two GOP votes on which Reid is counting. Castle also supported and co-sponsored the “Disclose Act” which would have prevented groups like the Tea Party Express and...
  • Wary of tea party, GOP attacks Senate candidate (O'Donnell)

    09/02/2010 6:48:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 96 replies
    Boston Globe/AP ^ | 02 September 2010
    Delaware Republicans call Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell a liar who "could not be elected dog catcher" in a fierce attack that underscores GOP fears of the tea party-backed candidate knocking off top recruit Rep. Mike Castle and winning the nomination. Stunned by tea partier Joe Miller's upset of Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Republicans are taking no chances in Delaware, which holds its primary Sept. 14. The party sees Castle, the state's lone congressman since 1993, as the best candidate for the seat long held by Vice President Joe Biden. Republicans circulated audio of a testy, 22-minute interview that O'Donnell had...
  • Gov. Chris Christie Endorses Mike Castle for U.S. Senate (RINOs close ranks)

    09/02/2010 9:36:58 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 90 replies
    Vanity ^ | 09/02/2010 | Brices Crossroads
    Christine O'Donnell must really have Mike Castle and the GOP Establishment on the run, because yesterday they wheeled out one of the major elephants in the Establishment, N.J. Governor Christopher Christie to endorse Castle. Christie praised Castle as an "extraordinary representative for Delaware and our Republican Party" and that "New Jersey was trying to do the things that Castle has been doing for a long time like controlling spending and getting government out of the peoples' way" Christie urged all Delaware voters who believe in "smaller, smarter Government to support Mike Castle". Smaller government as in Cap and Tax? Smaller...
  • Castle Planning To Go Negative On O'Donnell

    09/02/2010 11:04:04 AM PDT · by MarkLevinFan · 59 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9-2-2010 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    Rep. Mike Castle (R) is gearing up for battle in Delaware: He is planning to air negative ads on his GOP primary opponent Christine O'Donnell. "We're not just going to sit by and let her destroy Mike Castle," a Castle campaign source told Hotline On Call. Hotline On Call reported that Castle has purchased about $180K worth of air time from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6. The campaign says that, at this point, it is not planning to air the negative ads during that time span, but it could change its mind. The campaign is currently making the ads. Castle...
  • House Passes State Fiscal Aid Bill (Cao, Castle vote with Dems for Union bailout)

    08/10/2010 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    http://news.firedoglake.com ^ | August 10, 2010 | By: David Dayen
    With relatively few defections from the caucus, House Democrats passed a bill providing $26.1 billion dollars to states for their Medicaid programs and education budgets, by a count of 247-161. All Democrats but 3 supported the bill, and all Republicans but 2 opposed it. The specific tallies will be released shortly. Earlier, Democrats passed the rule on the bill with more Democratic defections, 229-173. The bill will reduce the deficit by $1.3 billion dollars, and is paid for by a combination of removing tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and major cuts to the expanded food stamps program...
  • List of Repub RINOs who voted for Obama's Stimulus

    List of Republicans who voted for the Stimulus House of Representatives No Republicans voted for the bill Senate Collins (R-ME) Snowe (R-ME) Specter (R-PA) *
  • Is Castle ducking a debate with O'Donnell? (Another Al Greene (SC)type candidate?)

    08/10/2010 2:06:34 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 10 replies
    WDEL ^ | Chris Carl
    Why won't Congressman Castle debate Christine O'Donnell, as the two vie for the Republican nomination in Delaware's U.S. Senate race? Castle has never shied away from a debate in the past. The difference now? Castle tells WDEL he simply doesn't want to debate a fellow Republican. WDEL has made repeated requests of the Castle campaign to stage a GOP Senate debate. Castle said he hasn't completely ruled one out, but it's not likely.
  • List of Republican RINOS who voted for TARP

    08/09/2010 8:32:21 PM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 28 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | Aug 9, 2010 | donjuan
    We have been scouring the interwebs for lists of the Republicans who voted for the big three bills that have had destructive consequences for the country. Several searches on Google have gotten us very little on the top searches, only on maybe the second or third page do we find lists. Even then they are somewhat hard to maneuver. So we wanted to compile these lists so you can know which RINOs voted for these atrocious bills. We will start rolling these out over the course of the week and keep them in the lists category for future ease of...
  • Can O’Donnell Beat Castle? (You Betcha!)

    08/06/2010 9:31:12 AM PDT · by DelaWhere · 30 replies
    National Review Online - Weekend - w/ video ^ | August 06, 2010 11:48 AM | Robert Costa
    Christine O’Donnell, a conservative activist, is challenging Rep. Mike Castle, the popular congressman and former governor, in Delaware’s Sept. 14 GOP Senate primary. You may recognize her from television. On her website, she details her media history: She has appeared on Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Politically Incorrect, and Entertainment Tonight, to name a few. Once, on CNN’s Crossfire, Democratic strategist James Carville called her “one hip woman.” O’Donnell, who was recently endorsed by the Tea Party Express, stopped by National Review this week to talk about her race:
  • Eight House Republicans, After Carrying Climate Effort Last Year, Fend Off Attacks

    08/05/2010 7:38:40 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2010 | EVAN LEHMANN
    A tiny knot of outliers -- eight Republicans -- left the House floor last summer facing threats of electoral ambush, "heartache" from constituents, and an online wanted poster declaring them turncoats. The challenges came. But the lawmakers are still around, more than a year after breaking ranks with 96 percent of their caucus to provide the deciding votes for a mega-bill that would make carbon dioxide a tradable commodity. They voted for cap and trade.
  • Why is Mike Castle Running From Christine O’Donnell?

    08/02/2010 9:17:09 AM PDT · by MarkLevinFan · 21 replies · 5+ views
    Red State ^ | 8-2-2010 | Erick Erickson
    If Mike Castle becomes the next United States Senator from Delaware he is going to get sworn in, serve a bit, then become a Democrat, resign, and let Beau Biden get an appointment. It’s a done deal. The deal has been made already. I’m hearing this not just from Christine O’Donnell people, but party regulars in Delaware, some of whom support Castle. It is insane.
  • Mark Levin chastises conservative media for ignoring conservative candidates

    07/31/2010 8:58:26 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 38 replies · 3+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | July 31, 2010 | MLF
    Good for Mark! Mark was taking aim at Byron York, among others, for being content with supporting the status quo. Mark pointed out Christine O’Donnell as an example of a must-win conservative who is being passed over by the so-called conservatives in the media. You want to save this country, then you cannot vote for Mike Castle. Mike Castle will be the most liberal Republican in the Senate and he will be more liberal than most Democrats. So, what will it be, conservative media? Is Mike Castle your guy? Mark Levin is right and you know it!
  • Delaware's Endangered RINO

    07/20/2010 10:01:18 PM PDT · by tulloss · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 20, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Last week, the "Castle can win" argument suffered what may prove a fatal blow from a Rasmussen poll: "Congressman Mike Castle's support has fallen below 50% for the first time in his race with Democrat Chris Coons for the U.S. Senate in Delaware." Castle, who had previously led Coons by more than 20 points, now leads the general election matchup 47-36, which is only marginally better than O'Donnell's 41-39 matchup with Coons.
  • Election 2010: Delaware Senate (Conservative O'Donnell Now Leads Dem, Castle tanking)

    07/15/2010 10:45:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com ^ | July 15, 2010 | www.rasmussenreports.com
    Congressman Mike Castle’s support has fallen below 50% for the first time in his race with Democrat Chris Coons for the U.S. Senate in Delaware. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Delaware finds Castle with 47% support, down eight points from late April. Coons gets 36% of the vote, his best showing to date. Six percent (6%) favor some other candidate in the race, and 11% are undecided. In April, Castle held a 55% to 32% lead over Coons. Prior to this month’s findings, Castle has earned between 53% and 56% of the vote in surveys...
  • Olympia Snowe Will Vote For Financial Reg. Reform Giving Democrats 60 Votes

    07/12/2010 4:11:21 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/12/10 | HAP
    "Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine says she will vote to overhaul financial regulations, pushing the legislation to the verge of final passage and a victory for President Barack Obama. Snowe becomes the third Republican to announce support for the bill, almost guaranteeing 60 votes to overcome procedural obstacles to the legislation".....
  • Snowe says she will vote for financial regulations

    07/12/2010 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 12, 2010 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine says she will vote to overhaul financial regulations, pushing the legislation to the verge of final passage and a victory for President Barack Obama. Snowe becomes the third Republican to announce support for the bill, almost guaranteeing 60 votes to overcome procedural obstacles to the legislation.
  • John McCain funded by Soros since 2001

    07/11/2010 5:03:44 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 96 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | Feb 12, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    As Sen. John McCain assumes the GOP front-runner mantle, his long-standing, but little-noticed association with donors such as George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry is receiving new attention among his Republican critics. In 2001, McCain founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros' Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry's Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.
  • Whose drum does Mike Castle march to?

    07/08/2010 4:34:23 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 14 replies
    Team Christine 2010 ^ | 7/3/10 | Cal Hollis
    Whose drum does Mike Castle march to? Posted by Cal Hollis on July 3, 2010 at 2:53pm Who guides Congressman Michael Castle's thinking and votes? If we only listen to what he says, he tells us - Cap and Trade (Cap 'n Tax - Crap and Tax  or whatever you want to call it) Congressman Michael Castle's News Release on Cap and Trade. http://www.castle.house.gov/News/DocumentPrint.aspx?DocumentID=134820 "We must live in the present but look to the future, and focus on strengthening the economy by driving advancements in industry and new business growth in Delaware.  Such a market-driven solution, according to the Center...
  • RINO Congressman Mike Castle (R-DE) explains vote on financial reform

    07/02/2010 8:19:33 AM PDT · by MarkLevinFan · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Delaware News Journal ^ | 7/2/2010 | NICOLE GAUDIANO
    Rep. Mike Castle isn't gushing over the financial reform bill he helped pass this week, but he thinks it's better than an earlier version he opposed in December. Castle, of Delaware, was among only three Republicans to vote for the bill, a compromise measure crafted by a conference committee that merged different versions passed by the House and Senate. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill after the July 4 recess. Castle issued a statement saying that the bill, though "far from perfect," is "an honest attempt at finding common ground and compromise." Castle, a member of the...
  • Mike Castle must go!....All RINOS out!!

    06/25/2010 10:46:22 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 42 replies
    06/25/10
    We must support candidates in other areas of our nation who are attempting to get rid of RINOS! Christine O'Donnell is one such person. Mike Castle is a KING RINO!He has voted right along with Obamas agenda. This rat bastard needs extermination. The senate race in Delaware is just as important as the race in California or anywhere else there is a democrat or rino in power. Please help her in her effort. I live in California and am contributing $100.00 to her campaign. Please help. Thank you.
  • Rep. Mark Kirk Should Bow Out of Illinois U.S. Senate Race

    06/14/2010 12:27:53 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 49 replies · 524+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | June 14, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    On July 30, 2009, I wrote a commentary titled "Mark Kirk's U.S. Senate Bid Doomed: When Will GOP Ever Learn?" http://rffm.typepad.com/republicans_for_fair_medi/2009/07/-mark-kirks-us-senate-bid-doomed-when-will-gop-ever-learn-.html I wrote the commentary long before the recent revelations regarding Kirk's exaggeration of his military service. On Sunday, June 13, 2010 the Chicago Tribune ran a major article which will put a damper on a political candidate which was forced upon Republican voters by the Illinois GOP leadership. From the beginning, Kirk was out of step with GOP social and fiscal conservatives. Kirk's voting record in support of abortion rights, his anti-Second Amendment votes in Congress and Kirk's support...
  • Mitt Romney to Campaign for John McCain In Arizona

    06/02/2010 4:33:25 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies · 394+ views
    See BS ^ | May 28th | Jaywon Choe
    Former Massachusetts governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced that he will campaign for Senator John McCain (R - Ariz.) next week. According to McCain's campaign website, Romney will join the senator in Mesa, Arizona for a town hall meeting on Friday, June 4th. McCain, a four-term senator, is leading former Scottsdale Congressman J.D. Hayworth in a close race in the Republican primary in Arizona. The primary will be held in August. The announcement may come as a surprise, as during the 2008 presidential race Romney and McCain, both seeking the Republican nomination, appeared to be bitter rivals.
  • Illinois Senate Candidate Admits Claim About Military Award Was inaccurate [Ouch!]

    05/29/2010 6:28:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 92 replies · 2,096+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 29, 2010 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    Illinois Senate Candidate Admits Claim About Military Award Was inaccurate By R. Jeffrey Smith May 29, 2010 The Republican candidate for President Obama's old Senate seat has admitted to inaccurately claiming he received the U.S. Navy's Intelligence Officer of the Year award for his service during NATO's conflict with Serbia in the late 1990s. Rep. Mark Kirk, a Navy reservist who was elected to Congress in 2001, acknowledged the error in his official biography after The Washington Post began looking into whether he had received the prestigious award, which is given by top Navy officials to a single individual annually....
  • Snowe praises Kagan's qualifications, 'balance' (as Kagan says abortion rights are "settled law")

    05/26/2010 11:33:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 721+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-05-20 | Julie Davis
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe says Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan appears for now to have the qualifications and balanced approach to be a justice.
  • Kirk to skip Sarah Palin fundaiser

    04/27/2010 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies · 609+ views
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | 27 APRIL 2010 | CHICAGO TRIBUNE
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk won’t attend a planned state GOP fundraiser featuring Sarah Palin next month, campaign aides said today. Kirk, a five-term North Shore congressman, sought but did not get supportive words from Palin during the Senate primary campaign. Instead of attending the May 12 fundraiser in Rosemont, Kirk will be in Washington for scheduled House votes, his campaign said. The issue of Kirk soliciting support for Palin was a controversial one for the GOP nominee. Though Kirk cruised through a multi-candidate primary with 56 percent of the vote---his nearest challenger got 19 percent---some activists said that...
  • The GOP Needs Candidates with Backbone

    04/24/2010 3:29:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 218+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2010 | Karen Karacsony
    While recently attending a candidate forum, I heard a prominent Republican candidate answer a question about gay marriage with the declaration, "I don't think the government should have anything to do with marriage." Huh? Fellow Republicans, let us be clear: The government has a whole lot to do with marriage. After all, we do not purchase marriage licenses at our local 7-11, but instead receive them from a government office -- and only after governmental officials have received the proper fees and documentation to certify the marriage. In fact, if we were to view a California License and Certificate of...
  • Pledging To Repeal (Tom Campbell, Mike Castle, Charlie Crist refuse pledge to repeal)

    04/09/2010 3:12:48 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies · 1,130+ views
    http://article.nationalreview.com ^ | April 9 2010 | Duncan Currie
    ... As of Thursday afternoon, the most prominent Republican Senate candidates who had not signed the CFG  pledge were Tom Campbell of California, Mike Castle of Delaware, Dan Coats and John Hostettler of Indiana, Charlie Crist of Florida, Linda McMahon and Rob Simmons of Connecticut, and Rob Portman of Ohio.