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  • Poll: Cassidy leads Landrieu by 11 points

    11/19/2014 1:46:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has opened up an 11-point lead over incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in their runoff race for Senate, according to a new survey from Republican polling outlet Vox Populi. The poll finds Cassidy with a 53-42 lead over Landrieu, with 5 percent undecided. That’s up from Cassidy’s 48 to 44 edge in the same poll in October. Cassidy is crushing Landrieu 58 to 31 among independents in the state. In addition, the poll found that Landrieu’s efforts to pass the Keystone pipeline during the lame duck session may have backfired — 39 percent said it made...
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    11/18/2014 8:31:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:17 PM EST
    Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana. …
  • TURN BACK THE CLOCK: How Mary Landrieu Won 'The Big Sleazy' Senate Runoff of 1996

    11/15/2014 5:43:12 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Revive America ^ | 11-15-14 | Bob Adams
    Do you remember the Louisiana Senate runoff election of December 1996? Conservative Woody Jenkins sure does. He was the Republican Senate candidate who got mugged out of a Senate seat by Mary Landrieu. Flashback to 18 years ago — reporting in the December 23, 1996, and February 10, 1997, issues of National Review — Rich Lowry tells the story of how Mary Landrieu won ‘The Big Sleazy’ Senate runoff election of 1996. Now just 2 1/2 weeks away from the the 2014 Louisiana Senate runoff, Lowry’s investigative reports from nearly two decades ago are a sober reminder of what can...
  • 'Louisiana Laugher': Bill Cassidy up by 16 in GOP internal poll over Mary Landrieu.

    11/14/2014 7:31:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Hard to say how credible this poll is, but all political observers following the Louisiana Senate runoff scheduled for December 6 agree that Republican Bill Cassidy has opened a significant lead over incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. One aspect in favor of this poll's accuracy is that Landrieu recieved 42% of the vote on election day and shows her support at 40% in this new poll. And if you combine Cassidy's 40% on election day with the other conservative Republican candidate Maness's 14%, the total is well within the margin of error of the new poll The Hill: Rep....
  • Abandoned by party, is Mary Landrieu dead woman walking? Or is GOP overconfident?

    11/10/2014 4:31:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-10-14 | Byron York
    For months, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign was based on one simple pitch: Elect me to a fourth term, and I'll chair the Senate Energy Committee, and that means money, money, money for Louisiana. Landrieu's case for re-election was all about clout. That was then. Now, as Landrieu heads to a Dec. 6 runoff with Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy, Democrats have already lost control of the Senate — a reality that won't be affected by the outcome of the runoff. So while Landrieu still has a chance to win, one thing is absolutely certain: She will not...
  • Landrieu off to Bad Start in Louisiana Runoff Election [satire]

    11/09/2014 8:13:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) got off to a bad start in her desperate bid to hold onto her seat. In an attempt to characterize her Republican opponent Bill Cassidy as “unreliable” and “undependable,” Landrieu demanded to know what he had done to help the state recover from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Cassidy, an MD, responded that he had been working to provide medical aid to refugees of the storm. With help from friends and neighbors he and his physicians’ group set up an emergency treatment center in an abandoned K-Mart. Landrieu shruugged this off as “small potatoes. While my opponent...
  • In Senate runoff attack on GOP challenger, (still exempt) Mary Landrieu shoots, misses

    11/09/2014 5:57:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/09/14 | Howard Portnoy
    **SNIP** When this hospital needed a champion to build and rebuild, literally out of the rubble of Katrina and Rita, ... where was Bill? In the video found here, Landrieu trumpets her own record, referring to herself in the third person, while damning Cassidy as “wishy-washy, unreliable, undependable, not sure who he is, not sure who he was, and not sure who he wants to be.” It would have made for great optics and might have helped her in a runoff pundits are predicting she will lose if Cassidy hadn't tweeted back an answer to her question: “Mary Landrieu wants...
  • DSCC: On second thought, maybe we’ll work on Mary Landrieu’s runoff campaign

    11/08/2014 10:29:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/8/2014 | Ed Morrisey
    This week, the DSCC announced that it would pull the ad time in Louisiana that the organization had reserved for the Senate runoff, leaving incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu to her own devices against Republican challenger Bill Cassidy. After coming under withering criticism from fellow Democrats, the DSCC has reversed course … a little. The ad time is still canceled, but DSCC chair Sen. Michael Bennet announced late yesterday that the committee would organize a “money bomb” event for Landrieu’s campaign: After getting criticism by Democrats for cancelling advertising reservations for the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff, the Democratic Senatorial...
  • Senate Democrats dump ads in Louisiana

    11/06/2014 6:07:53 PM PST · by Paul R. · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 11/6/2014 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Thursday began canceling plans for television ads in Louisiana's major markets to help Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff campaign...
  • Democrats Abandon Ad Buys for Mary Landrieu Ahead of Louisiana Runoff

    11/06/2014 2:42:05 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/14
    With the U.S. Senate now firmly in Republican control, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has canceled advertising for embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu before her December runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy. The DSCC's canceled advertising was supposed to run from Monday through December 6 in key markets, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans, reports Politico.
  • Wow: DSCC canceling some ad buys for Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Dec. 6 Senate runoff

    11/06/2014 2:08:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/6/2014 | AllahPundit
    And then there were 54.Bomb the rubble: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is canceling at least some of its advertising reservations for Sen. Mary Landrieu ahead of the December runoff in Louisiana.The committee canceled buys planned from Monday through December 6 in the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets, three sources tracking the air war told POLITICO…“Mary Landrieu is a proven run-off winner and we support her 100 percent,” said DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky. “We are going to make ongoing determinations on how best to invest in the race. We made the initial reservation when there were concerns...
  • National Dems cut ad buys for Landrieu

    11/06/2014 12:04:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    National Democrats are canceling a portion of their planned advertising buy in Louisiana for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) runoff battle with Rep. Bill Cassidy (R ). A Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee aide confirmed the committee canceled buys starting Monday and running through Dec. 6, the date of the runoff, in the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets. It's unclear how much of the committee's initial $2 million-plus reservation remains. The move underscores, and likely exacerbates, her underdog status in the race. But with Senate control no longer up for grabs, after Republicans gained a 52-seat majority in Tuesday night’s...
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu, Bill Cassidy Head To Dec. 6 Runoff in Senate Race

    11/05/2014 7:03:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    MyArklamiss ^ | 11/5/2014
    NEW ORLEANS, LA (WDSU) -- Democrat incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican opponent Bill Cassidy are headed to a runoff election in the race for the Senate seat. Landrieu is campaigning on her seniority and record as a job creator and a lawmaker who will put Louisiana first over politics. She remained optimistic despite a letdown on election night. She said running one-on-one against Cassidy is the race she "always wanted" and challenged him to six debates before the Dec. 6 runoff. Landrieu and her supporters unveiled a new slogan going into the runoff, "Where was Bill?" -- a clear...
  • Election Day In The Big Sleazy

    11/02/2014 1:22:24 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11-2-14 | Jeff Greenfield
    Politics in Louisiana is a uniquely business. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at what’s about to go down there on Tuesday. You might not think a noontime political rally with two or three-dozen listeners in Lafayette, Louisiana -- a town 135 miles west of New Orleans -- is a logical place to look for one of the potentially crucial elements of the mid-term elections. And in just about any other state, you’d be right. But this is Louisiana. And Louisiana is....different. It’s not just its accents, its terrain, its laws (shaped by the Napoleonic Code, not British common...
  • Jindal predicts a runoff for Landrieu, payoff for Brownback

    09/17/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) predicted on Tuesday a loss for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and a win for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) this fall, two of their respective parties’ most vulnerable incumbents. Speaking to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Tuesday, Jindal said of Landrieu’s defeat, “I think that that is going to happen this year.” But he added while “she could lose in November ... I think a runoff is possible.” (SNIP) Some have speculated his decision to sit out the race was informed by long-standing bad blood between the governor and Sen. David Vitter...
  • Perdue grabs surprise runoff victory over Kingston in Georgia

    07/23/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    First-time political candidate David Perdue won a surprise victory over favored Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for the US Senate nomination in Georgia. Kingston, who had the backing of the US Chamber of Commerce as well as conservatives such as my Salem colleague Erick Erickson, had been leading in almost every poll as the runoff approached. In the end, Perdue’s outsider message may have won the day: Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term...
  • Rove American Crossroads in Mississippi Controversy

    07/16/2014 4:57:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary:
  • McDaniel’s backers refile poll books lawsuit (New Details)

    07/10/2014 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Hostage · 33 replies
    Mississippi Business Journal ^ | July 10, 2014 | AP
    JACKSON — A federal lawsuit seeking voter records has been refiled in Mississippi’s southern district federal court. Texas group True the Vote and 22 Mississippi residents refiled their lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson against Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the state Republican Party. The new version of the suit adds election commissions in Copiah, Hinds, Jefferson Davis, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Rankin, Simpson and Yazoo counties. The plaintiffs say federal law requires authorities to release voting rolls and poll books without erasing voters’ personal information. They also say the law doesn’t allow fees for redaction, saying...
  • Chris McDaniel Offers $15,000 Reward for Voter Fraud Evidence

    07/03/2014 11:26:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 3, 2014 | Alexis Levinson with Eliza Newlin Carney
    State Sen. Chris McDaniel has offered 15 rewards of $1,000 each to any person who can “provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud” in the Republican primary for Senate in Mississippi. On Thursday, his campaign announced the “challenge” in the latest episode in a circus of a Senate race. On June 24, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., defeated McDaniel in a primary runoff by 6,700 votes. But McDaniel has refused to concede, alleging Cochran’s team paid for votes. McDaniel’s team also charges some people voted in the Democratic primary earlier in the month...
  • McDaniel unveils strategy to seek another runoff against Sen. Cochran

    07/01/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/30/14 | Neil Munro
    Volunteers working for tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi say they have already found 20 percent of the invalid double-votes they need to cancel Sen. Thad Cochran’s business-funded runoff victory. “We’re finished with Hinds County, and we’re up to 1,500” invalid votes, said Noel Fritsch, Daniel’s press aide. That’s critical because McDaniel can force another runoff if he can find more invalid votes than Cochran’s roughly 7,000-vote margin-of-victory on June 24. Votes are invalidated if voters cast ballots in both the Democrats’ June 3 primary and the GOP’s run-off on June 24. However, McDaniel can also force another election...
  • This Is Where Chris McDaniel's Camp Will Look For Voter Fraud

    06/25/2014 12:13:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    The Wire ^ | June 25, 2014 | By ARIT JOHN
    After last night's defiant not-a-concession speech, the Tea Party's Chris McDaniel doesn't seem willing to let his Mississippi Senate seat dreams go. If he does decide to go the legal route, he'll likely start with Hinds County, the majority black county where Cochran gained thousands of votes. In 24 mostly black counties voter turnout increased by 39.4 percent, but none of those counties gave Sen. Thad Cochran as many votes as Hinds, which is 69.8 percent black. There, voter turnout increased by 49.57 percent according to the Clarion Ledger's Sam Hall. But in the chart above you can see that...
  • Tea Party candidate weighs legal options (Mississippi runoff)

    06/25/2014 1:33:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-Miss.) primary challenger Chris McDaniel is looking into possible legal routes to challenge Cochran’s runoff win. Multiple sources tell The Hill that the campaign is evaluating their options after Cochran orchestrated an improbable win over McDaniel on Tuesday night, defeating the challenger by about 6,300 votes. The campaign’s concerns hinge on heavily African-American Hinds County, which includes the state capital of Jackson and where nearly 70 percent of the residents are black and the voting population is more Democratic than most counties in the state. Cochran netted about 7,000 more votes there in the runoff than the...
  • Mississippi Runoff Poll LIVE Thread

    06/24/2014 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 1,376 replies
    Please post what you are seeing at the polls today.
  • [Incumbent TX RINO Sen.]Deuell: Make Cuts, but Raise Taxes Too

    05/19/2014 2:41:24 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 6 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | March 1, 2011 | Ross Ramsey
    State Sen. Robert Deuell, R-Greenville, would rather raise taxes a little bit than make the cuts lawmakers are considering now... Deuell has been a proponent of a 10-cent increase in gasoline taxes for some time... ...I would hate to make cuts this session and come back in two years and find out we didn't have to make those cuts," he said. ...he would support a broader sales tax too. He also said the state should use "most" of the $9.4 billion Rainy Day Fund. ...we're a low-tax state and we've got people in need.
  • Boustany defeats Landry for La. congressional seat

    12/09/2012 2:52:27 PM PST · by Impy · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12-9-2012 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana congressman Charles Boustany won a fifth term on Saturday by handily defeating his fellow Republican incumbent, Jeff Landry, in a runoff election. The two men were forced into the same district when Louisiana lost a congressional seat because of anemic population growth in the latest federal census. The state will have six U.S. House seats in the new term that begins in January.
  • Williams tops Riddle in GOP race for U.S. House

    08/01/2012 5:18:05 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 23 replies
    Austin-American Statesman ^ | 8/1/2012 | Chuck Lindell
    Roger Williams, a former Texas secretary of state who made his name as a prolific GOP fundraiser, is one step closer to a seat in the U.S. House after handily defeating Central Texas Tea Party founder Wes Riddle in the Republican runoff Tuesday.
  • Texas Senate runoff goes down to the wire

    07/31/2012 2:50:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 30, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Texas' intensely watched Republican U.S. Senate runoff tonight will be a stunner no matter how it turns out. Political newcomer Ted Cruz could defeat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a well-known and well-funded GOP officeholder, and provide tea party activists across the country another high-profile victory. An outside poll released late Sunday indicated that Cruz had a solid 10-point lead over Dewhurst. But Dewhurst, who has the support of Gov. Rick Perry and other top Texas political leaders, could still snatch a victory from the tea party. He has poured $19 million of his own personal fortune into the race, and...
  • A Democrat for Dewhurst

    07/30/2012 1:05:22 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    DailyTexan ^ | 29 Jul 2012 | Troy M. Enriquez
    Come November, I hope Democrat Paul Sadler will be the new junior U.S. Senator of Texas. Sadler is a self-proclaimed Progressive with a proven track record behind his liberal Democrat label. But, despite my hopes, recent Texas electoral history and the state’s political climate suggest the November election will not send Sadler to Washington, D.C. So, Progressive Democrats should participate in tomorrow’s Republican Primary Runoff between former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. For Progressive Democrats, David Dewhurst is the best option.
  • Runoff Election Day in Texas 7AM to 7PM, Vote Ted Cruz over Dewhurst [LIVE THREAD]

    07/31/2012 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 88 replies
    Ted Cruz.org ^ | July 31, 2012 | Steelers6
    This listing has all the Republican races today http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/july31_162_state.htm
  • What a Ted Cruz victory would mean

    07/30/2012 3:01:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/30/2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Eighteen months ago, Ted Cruz was a starry-eyed Texas Republican with long-shot hopes of becoming a United States senator. On Tuesday, the former state solicitor general looks headed to an unlikely runoff victory over Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, win that would defy the power of the state’s GOP establishment. ((snip)) So how did Cruz stay competitive and even climb into what looks like the driver’s seat? He leveraged national acclaim from conservatives like Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and George Will into strong local tea party support, winning an impressive 34 percent of the primary vote and forcing a runoff against...
  • Cruz leads in new Texas Senate poll (52-42)

    07/30/2012 1:11:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 30, 2012 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    A Public Policy Polling poll released Sunday evening reports Ted Cruz has a 52 percent to 42 percent advantage over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on the eve of Tuesday’s Texas GOP Senate runoff. From PPP’s analysis: Cruz's victory is driven by 4 things: the Tea Party, the enthusiasm of his supporters, a generational divide within the Texas Republican ranks, and the lack of regard the party base currently holds for Rick Perry. Cruz is ahead by a whooping 75-22 margin with Tea Party voters, more than making up for a 56-39 deficit to Dewhurst with voters who don't consider themselves...
  • Sarah Palin To Campaign With Ted Cruz in Texas (update on time, date and location)

    07/26/2012 1:30:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 7 replies
    ABC's "The Note" ^ | 7/26/2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sarah Palin is getting back on the campaign trail. She’ll hit the road this Friday at an evening rally for Ted Cruz, Texas candidate for the U.S. Senate, at the Woodlands, north of Houston, his campaign and a Palin friend confirmed for ABC News. 6:00 pm CST Town Green Park... 2099 Lake Robbins Drive... The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • Dewhurst wins support of Combs, Patrick

    07/26/2012 12:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 26, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday added her name to the long list of Texas elected officials who are backing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Dewhurst has been “relentless and focused on conservative principles,” said Combs, who credited the lieutenant governor for putting Texas in a strong economic position. “Fighting for principle is not always easy and it is not always visible,” Combs said at an Austin news conference. “I will tell you that actions speak a lot louder than words.” The low-key news conference at Run-Tex on Riverside Drive stands in stark contrast to...
  • Texas: Dewhurst accepts debate with Cruz at last minute

    07/20/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 17 replies
    Rstrahan
    From the Dallas Morning News (no link) Dewhurst accepted a debate at the last minute with Cruz at a Tea Party event. There is strong evidence that Dewhurst's constant harping on China connections and negative ads are hurting Dewhurst, and that he has lost the conservatives in Texas. It has gotten so bad that the jokes are along the line of " Ted Cruz supports theChinese. He was seen at a Panda drive-through". Not one ad by Dewhurst giving a positive reason to vote for him.
  • Runoffs in N.C. Set Stage for Republican Pickups

    07/17/2012 7:36:11 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 17, 2012 | Joshua Miller
    Voters in three North Carolina Congressional districts head to the polls today to decide the GOP nominees in runoff elections. The Tar Heel State represents House Republicans’ most fertile territory this cycle, with the party expected to net a gain of at least two seats and as many as four. 8th district The most competitive race tonight is taking place in the 8th district, pitting former Hill aide Richard Hudson, backed by the establishment, against dentist Scott Keadle, a former Iredell County commissioner who is backed by the anti-tax Club for Growth. “We’re finishing strong,” Hudson told Roll Call on...
  • Cruz takes lead in Texas runoff

    07/12/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 26 replies
    Publioc Policy Polling ^ | July 12, 2012 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's first poll of the Texas Senate runoff finds Ted Cruz with a surprising 49-44 lead and a much more enthusiastic cadre of supporters than former front runner David Dewhurst. Cruz's lead expands to a whooping 59-36 margin over Dewhurst among voters who describe themselves as 'very excited' about voting in the election. The lower turnout is, the better Cruz's chances will be. Dewhurst leads 51-43 with 'somewhat excited' voters and 50-36 with those who say they are 'not that excited.' The big question is whether those less enthused folks will actually bother to turn out or not. This race...
  • Rick Perry booed at Texas GOP convention

    06/07/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booed at the state GOP convention Thursday when he mentioned his support for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s candidacy for Senate...Dewhurst is facing former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz in a run-off election for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz has largely drawn support from more conservative elements of the party.
  • TX: Numbers bode well for Dewhurst in runoff, his pollster says (counting his chickens.....)

    06/01/2012 1:52:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | May 29, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has strong support from repeated Republican primary voters as well as senior citizens, two groups that are more likely to turn out for a July runoff for U.S. Senate, according to a Dewhurst campaign memo written by pollster Mike Baselice. Supporters of former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite who placed second in Tuesday’s vote, have argued that Cruz would be favored in a runoff because his supporters are more enthusiastic and likely to show up for an unusual, mid-summer vote. So the Baselice memo was clearly intended to rebut that argument. Recent...
  • Cruz into a Runoff (TX Senate race...kudos to Palin)

    05/31/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT · by ak267 · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/30/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    It was never going to be easy for Ted Cruz to force a runoff in the Texas Senate primary. “This race is Ground Zero between the moderate establishment and the conservative tidal wave,” Cruz said Tuesday at a Houston polling site, according to the Houston Chronicle. “The stakes are high.” “A runoff,” he added, “would be a tremendous victory.” Last night, the former Texas solicitor general got his wish, winning a spot in the runoff and a direct showdown with Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, who finished just short of the “ 50 percent plus one” threshold he needed to avoid...
  • Ted Cruz forces runoff against David Dewhurst in Texas Senate race

    05/29/2012 9:31:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) has forced a runoff election with Texas Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R), a victory for the Tea Party candidate against a better-known and much better-funded foe. Dewhurst led Cruz by 46 to 32 percent with 44 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (R) was in third place with 13 percent of the vote. Cruz entered the race with almost no name identification but a bevy of conservative star-makers rallied to his side to help him into a runoff against Dewhurst, the longtime front-runner. Among Cruz's...
  • Egypt vote: Brotherhood advances to second round

    05/25/2012 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    AP via My Way News ^ | May 25, 7:55 AM (ET) | Maggie Michael
    The candidate of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood won a spot in a run-off election, according to partial results Friday from Egypt's first genuinely competitive presidential election. A former prime minister an a leftist were in a tight race for second place and a chance to run against him to become the country's next leader. The run-off will be held on June 16-17, pitting the two top contenders from the first round of voting held Wednesday and Thursday. The victor is to be announced June 21. The landmark vote—the fruit of last year's uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak—turned into a...
  • Orrin Hatch fails to clinch GOP nomination in Utah — by 0.9%

    04/21/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Tea Party movement is alive in Utah. With representatives from FreedomWorks in the audience, delegates at the Utah Republican Convention managed to force Sen. Orrin Hatch into a June 26 primary. He got 59.2 percent of their votes against Dan Liljenquist, a 38-year-old state senator. Hatch needed 60 percent to avoid the primary. He couldn’t do it. In two rounds of voting, he went from 2,243 votes to 2,313 votes. If he’d gotten 32 more votes, he would have wrapped this up… FreedomWorks and other Tea Party groups now have two Causes to distract them from their failure to...
  • Polls indicate Barnes has momentum in gov. race, but runoff scenario looms

    09/19/2010 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    SavannahNow.com ^ | September 19, 2010 - 12:19am | Larry Peterson
    The momentum in the governor's race has shifted away from Republican Nathan Deal and toward Democrat Roy Barnes, two new polls indicate. And, taken together, they revive the prospect neither candidate will garner a majority Nov. 2, which would trigger a Nov. 30 runoff. In last week's Mason-Dixon sampling, Deal was up by 4 percentage points - the margin of error for the poll. That means he and Barnes likely were about even. That survey, taken for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership - a cooperative of the Savannah Morning News and 12 other state newspapers - was mostly finished before last...
  • All candidates confirmed for Saturday's (Georgia) Republican debates

    07/23/2010 10:56:43 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The (Dalton) Daily Citizen ^ | July 23, 2010 | Charles Oliver
    With gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel confirming Wednesday night, 10 Republican candidates will be in Dalton Saturday for the first debates of the runoff campaign. In addition to Handel, gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal, attorney general candidates Sam Olens and Preston Smith, insurance commissioner candidates Ralph Hudgens and Maria Sheffield, Public Service Commission candidates Tim Echols and John Douglas, and U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and his challenger, former state senator Lee Hawkins, have confirmed they will take part in the debates, according to Georgia Republican Party 9th District Chairman Doug Grammer.
  • Tea Party Favorite Loses GOP Runoff in Alabama (Barber loses)

    07/14/2010 4:33:20 AM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 13, 2010 | staff
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A mainstream Republican rolled past a tea party activist Tuesday in the GOP runoff for a southeast Alabama congressional seat that Republicans hope to reclaim. Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby was drawing 60 percent in the unofficial count in the 2nd Congressional District GOP runoff Tuesday against Rick Barber, a former Marine who operates a Montgomery pool hall that hosts tea party meetings. Roby will face conservative Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright in the fall. Bright's win in 2008 marked the first time the GOP had lost the seat since 1964. In the 2nd District, Roby,...
  • SC Runoff Election results and links

    06/22/2010 5:02:11 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 40 replies
    South Carolina Election Commission ^ | 22 June 2010 | Vanity
    RUNOFF - 2010 Republican and Democratic PrimarySC Election Commission - Runoff resultsSC Now - Runoff results
  • Where to find Election Returns Tonight- SC, NC, Utah

    06/22/2010 4:16:58 PM PDT · by Amish · 104 replies
    State Returns from SC (polls close at 7pm EST): http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/16213/28352/en/summary.html From NC (polls close at 730 EST) http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/17242/28326/en/summary.html For Utah (Polls Close 10pmEST) http://electionresults.utah.gov/xmlData/300010.html If anyone has better links, please share them. GO Haley, Scott, and Lee!
  • A look ahead at governor's runoff (Nikki Haley)

    06/10/2010 7:12:20 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 19 replies · 109+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier ^ | June 10, 2010 | Robert Behre
    Conventional political wisdom says Gresham Barrett has too steep of a hill to climb to overtake Nikki Haley for the Republican gubernatorial nomination June 22. Barring any additional scandal, pundits say, Haley should walk away with the win in the runoff election and earn the right to face Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen in the general election Nov. 2. But Barrett remained upbeat Wednesday despite unofficial results showing the congressman from Westminster losing to the Lexington state lawmaker by a 2-1 margin in Tuesday's primary. "I guess up in Oconee, they do call it a butt-whupping," he said. "It was...
  • Patrick Cooper, William Bell in runoff for Birmingham mayor

    12/09/2009 9:08:39 AM PST · by UAConservative · 6 replies · 536+ views
    Birmingham News (al.com) ^ | December 8, 2009 | Russell Hubbard
    Birmingham lawyer Patrick Cooper and Jefferson County Commissioner William Bell will face off again next month in a runoff to decide who will be Birmingham’s next mayor. Voters on Jan. 19 will go to the polls to select one of the two candidates to serve the remaining two years of what was Larry Langford’s term. Langford was removed from office Oct. 28, the same day he was convicted by a federal jury of taking bribes while on the Jefferson County Commission. Cooper, after results Tuesday night showed him with 40.1 percent of the vote, said, “It looks like we’re headed...
  • Taliban kills UN staff in bloody countdown to Afghan polls (What will O do?)

    10/28/2009 11:30:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 901+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/09 | Sardar Ahmad
    KABUL (AFP) – Taliban gunmen stormed a UN guesthouse in Kabul Wednesday, killing at least eight people in a suicide attack as the Islamist militia signalled a bloody countdown to new Afghan elections next week. President Hamid Karzai ordered an urgent security upgrade for international organisations after the rampage, which left at least five expatriate UN staff dead in the worst assault on the world body's Afghanistan mission since 2001. The Obama administration and UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack, which the Afghan defence ministry said was the work of Pakistani Taliban dressed as police who struck the UN-approved...