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  • Is a Texas Supreme Court race being (Robert) Sarvised?

    01/20/2014 11:31:09 AM PST · by Redmen4ever · 4 replies
    LibertarianRepublican.net ^ | 1/20/14 | Eric Dondero
    I couldn't figure it out. Why was this guy who I hadn't spoken too in over 6 years all of a sudden calling me to tell me all about a race for Texas Supreme Court.
  • We Conservatives Need to Stop Blaming Libertarians

    11/18/2013 4:39:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    It is not the libertarians’ fault when a conservative candidate loses. As conservatives, we should avoid blaming others when we don’t succeed. That’s what liberals do. That, plus shred the Constitution and shovel our money to deadbeats. Libertarians are not conservatives, and we don’t have a right to their votes. But sometimes we share the same goals, and some of them are gettable voters for conservative candidates. We just need to understand that there is no one kind of libertarian any more than there is one kind of Republican. In the GOP, you have social conservatives, the moderate/RINO wing, the...
  • Mark Obenshain prepares next steps in Attorney General vote count

    11/13/2013 3:47:57 PM PST · by Kenny · 12 replies
    ABC/Channel 8 ^ | November 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Sen. Mark Obenshain says he's going to outline his next steps in the nearly knotted race for attorney general.</p> <p>The Harrisonburg Republican has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in Richmond. Unofficial state election results show Democratic Sen. Mark Herring with a narrow lead over Obenshain.</p>
  • It’s the Democrats, not the GOP, facing a looming civil war

    11/13/2013 6:44:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/12/13 | Charles Hurt
    Despite what the hysterical media will tell you, those distant blasts you heard last week rolling from New York City to Richmond were not cannon fire from the ongoing civil war within the Republican Party. They were the first shots fired in the civil war that is about to break wide open within the Democratic Party. The hyperventilating media have gone from simply jaundiced sideline observers to outright cheerleaders, breathlessly fanning the flames of discord within the GOP at every turn. Who knew The New York Times cares so much about Republican politicians from Texas and Utah? Of course, they...
  • Democrat Herring widens lead over Republican Obenshain in Va.’s nail-biting race for AG

    11/13/2013 7:52:12 AM PST · by Kenny · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12 | Associated Press
    Democrat Mark R. Herring widened his lead Tuesday over Republican Mark R. Obenshain in Virginia’s nail-biting race for attorney generalWith Herring up by 163 votes over Obenshain, the Democrat declared himself the victor, while Obenshain refused to concede. He said he will wait for the State Board of Elections to certify the Virginia-wide vote on Nov. 25. “Voters in Virginia have spoken, their voices have been heard and I am honored to have won their votes and their trust to become Virginia’s next attorney general,” Herring said in a statement. While the vote was close, he said, “Virginians have chosen...
  • Why Most Postmortems of Virginia’s Gubernatorial Race Are Wrong

    11/13/2013 5:52:03 AM PST · by 1010RD · 74 replies
    Roll Call Rothenblog ^ | 11/11/13 | Stu Rothenberg
    The dust has settled (mostly) from last week’s elections, so I thought it time to present a very different assessment of what happened in Virginia than the snapshot I’ve seen from others. For example, Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices, Women Vote Action Fund distributed a wholly self-serving and unconvincing memo titled “Unmarried Women Cast Deciding Votes in Virginia Election.” It’s unconvincing, of course, because Republicans always lose unmarried women, regardless of an election’s outcome. Unmarried women are more liberal than most voters and are not part of any winning Republican coalition. NBC’s Domenico Montanaro and The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart...
  • Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud Found in Virginia Governor’s Race (who knew?)

    11/13/2013 4:14:34 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 68 replies
    Federalist Press ^ | November 9, 2013
    Richmond, VA–Merely hours after the close of a bitter and divisive Governor’s race in Virginia that saw Democrat Terry McAuliffe pull out a win over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, irregularities in voting data have emerged. According to mainstream media outlets McAuliffe supposedly defeated Cuccinelli in a razor-thin 47-46 percent victory to become the next Governor of the great state of Virginia. Immediately following the announcement, Cuccinelli’s office opened a full investigation into the legitimacy of the vote and quickly turned up surprising results. In 13 districts, multiple instances of intimidation at the polls were reported. Large black men wearing...
  • Star Parker - Why Republicans lost Virginia governor's race

    11/11/2013 6:20:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    www.crescent-news.com ^ | November 11, 2013 4:13PM | Star Parker
    Politics is in the eye of the beholder. Post-mortems about the Virginia gubernatorial race are gushing forth about why Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a business-as-usual political retread from the Clinton crowd. They tell us more about who produces this punditry than about the reality of the situation. We're hearing that tea party activists killed Cuccinelli's candidacy with the government shutdown (according to The Wall Street Journal editorial page, they "stabbed him in the back") and that, once again, a socially conservative Republican candidate has shown he can't win women's votes. What I see is very different....
  • Herring now holds lead in AG race (Dems stealing another election)

    11/11/2013 5:14:50 PM PST · by RB156 · 35 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 11, 2013 | Markus Schmidt
    In an attorney general’s race that remains too close to call, Republican Mark D. Obenshain began today with a 17-vote edge over Democrat Mark R. Herring. But by afternoon, the pendulum had swung the other way when the numbers in four Richmond precincts were updated, putting Herring ahead by 115 votes out of more than 2 million cast statewide.
  • Democrats Credit Phony “War on Women” With Beating Cuccinnelli, Plan 2014 Attacks

    11/11/2013 3:35:17 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | November 11, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life movement has an opportunity to re-capture the Senate from abortion activists next year, but pro-life Republican candidates who are looking to win Senate seat in the mid-term elections need to be prepared for continued phony attacks accusing them of engaging in a so-called War on Women.During the Virginia gubernatorial election, the Planned Parenthood abortion business threw $1 million in false attacks on pro-life candidate Ken Cuccinelli at Virginia voters. They flooded their mailboxes with propaganda aimed at making Cuccinelli’s mainstream pro-life views look out of touch by falsely characterizing him as opposing birth control and contraception. Terry McAuliffe’s...
  • My strong hunch is that Ken Cuccinelli actually won Virginia

    11/09/2013 5:01:15 AM PST · by IbJensen · 62 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/8/2013 | Steve Jalsevac
    Take a look at this map. It's a map showing the results of the voting in Tuesday's Virginia election for governor. All the solid red areas voted a majority for Cuccinelli. The small Dark blue ares went Terry McAuliffe (Yes, I know those are the most densely populated areas of Virginia). The rest were mixed. Notice that the map seems to be almost solid red. And yet, Ken Cuccinelli somehow very narrowly lost to his Democrat opponent. To me, something smells about all this and I suspect Ken Cuccinelli actually won Virginia, but certain things happened to ensure that that...
  • No End in Sight to "War on Women" Attacks

    11/10/2013 12:11:00 PM PST · by chiller · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/9/13 | KATIE GLUECK and EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Hardly a commercial break went by in October when Virginia voters weren’t reminded of Ken Cuccinelli’s far-right views on abortion and other social issues. How much of a difference the deluge ultimately made after Cuccinelli’s surprisingly narrow loss against Democrat Terry McAuliffe is open for debate. What isn’t in dispute is that Democrats and women’s groups believe their “war on women” playbook worked. And they have every intention of using it again in 2014,
  • NRA beat Bloomberg anti-gun group in 65 of 67 Va. delegate races

    11/08/2013 7:18:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 10 percent of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns retired from their job or were sacked in Tuesday’s elections, including the organization’s two leaders: Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Some 95 key members of the group that targets and criticizes lawmakers backed by the National Rifle Association are losing their title of “mayor.” According to an election review of Bloomberg's membership list of about 1,000, three quit the group, 69 retired from their jobs, and 23 were rejected by voters.On the retirement list: Bloomberg and Menino.Among the defeated members of Mayors Against Illegal...
  • Read This If You Believe Your Candidate Lost Due to Third-Party Voters

    11/06/2013 12:24:33 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 67 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 | Scott Shackford
    So it turns out Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli were able to draw away enough votes to keep Robert Sarvis from winning Virginia’s governor’s race. I hope the folks who put those guys on the ballot are happy. Last night, my Twitter feed had quite a few conservatives laying the blame on Sarvis for costing Cuccinelli the election (which really isn’t true according to polls, and it probably wouldn’t even had been a close outcome but for the Obamacare mess). So in the spirit of reconciliation, here are some tips from a typical third-party voter to major party movers and...
  • The Sabotage Republicans (Another RINO Knife in the Back)

    11/08/2013 11:43:45 AM PST · by mojito · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/8/2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call them the Sabotage Republicans. They have been busily at work in Virginia these last few weeks, sabotaging the gubernatorial campaign of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. [....] Every time some Establishment GOP nominee loses the White House or a hot gubernatorial, Senate or other race — conservatives have been silent about this unending ability of Establishment Republicans to lose either close elections or win them by unnecessarily close margins.. Yet if one conservative — that would be Ken Cuccinelli this week — loses a race, Katie bar the door. Worse, up until now not much has been made of the...
  • Libertarian Robert Sarvis Drew Record High Votes in Virginia

    11/08/2013 1:17:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 103 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 8, 2013 | by Ben Jacobs
    For the guy who finished third in the Virginia governor’s race, Robert Sarvis had a pretty good night on Tuesday. Sarvis was the Libertarian candidate in the election who pulled in just over 6.5% of the vote. This wasn’t just a landmark achievement for a third party candidate in Virginia but in the entire American South. --------------------------------------------------------------------snip------------------------------------------- Based on the exit polls, the average Sarvis voter was a younger, well-educated, pro-choice white who did not identify with either political party. In particular, Sarvis did well in suburban Richmond and in the Shenandoah Valley. Sarvis’s weakest areas were in coal country...
  • Cuccinelli’s Two Opponents: A Democratic donor helped the Libertarian candidate in Virginia’s race

    11/08/2013 9:59:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/08/2013 | John Fund
    Chicago — Observers in this land infamous for political tricks say a popular method of winning elections is to ensure all of your opponents are thrown off the ballot — the tactic the Daley machine used to first elect an unopposed Barack Obama to the Illinois state senate. Another: Throw a ringer into the race to draw votes away from your real opponent. That latter tactic seems to have been employed by Democrats in this week’s close gubernatorial race in Virginia. And it may have made the difference. There were many reasons Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost, ranging from his poor...
  • [Video] Ron Paul speaks at Ken Cuccinelli Rally 11/04/13

    11/08/2013 5:00:24 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    Youtube Video ^ | 11/04/13 | Ron Paul Speech
    Ron Paul speaks at Ken Cuccinelli Rally 11/04/13http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTqE0aIPI4c Former Rep. Ron Paul speaks at Ken Cuccinelli's election-eve campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Attorney general race: Obenshain leads slightly with all precincts in

    11/07/2013 3:07:41 PM PST · by Kenny · 18 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 6, 2013 | By Austin Bogues and Dave Ress
    Republican Mark Obenshain held a 219 vote lead in the race to be Virginia's next Attorney General, with results in from all the state's 2,558 precincts.The count is even narrower than Bob McDonnell's 327-vote lead over Creigh Deeds in the 2005 race to be attorney general, but it's as certain to end in a recount.Meanwhile, of the four House of Delegates seats where less than 1 percentage point separated the candidates with a handful of precincts still outstanding last night, the GOP has held onto three. One race, where John Bell is challenging Del. David Ramadan, R-Loudoun is still neck...
  • The Drumbeat Begins: Cuccinelli for U.S. Senate in ’14?

    11/07/2013 2:14:37 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 30 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | 11-7-13 | Shaun Kenney
    So sayeth the DC Caller: Conservative writer Quin Hillyer is the first person to openly make a full-throated case for Cuccinelli to throw his hat into the ring to take on incumbent Sen. Mark Warner, a popular Democrat in the Commonwealth. “The best news from Ken Cuccinelli’s hugely disappointing loss in Virginia’s gubernatorial contest yesterday is that Cuccinelli is now free to run for U.S. Senate against Mark Warner,” Hillyer wrote. “Not that Cuccinelli will want to hear this now,” Hillyer elaborated. “He has a large family, and his day job as state attorney general will end in the new...