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  • Cantor internal poll claims 34-point lead over primary opponent Brat

    06/10/2014 5:03:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/14 | Sean Sullivan
    A poll conducted late last month for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) shows him with a wide lead over challenger David Brat heading toward next Tuesday's Republican primary election. The poll, shared with Post Politics, shows Cantor with a 62 percent to 28 percent lead over Brat, an economics professor running to Cantor's right. Eleven percent say they are undecided.
  • Eric Cantor faces tea party challenge Tuesday

    06/10/2014 4:55:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10/14 | Rachel Weiner
    A conservative challenger is expected to fall far short of defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in Tuesday’s congressional primary. Disorganization and poor funding have stymied the campaign of tea party activist David Brat, even as he tapped into conservative resentment toward a party leader who has been courting the Republican right for years.
  • Mark Zuckerberg to meet with top four House Republicans (Cantor, Boehner...)

    09/12/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | September 11, 2013 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet with the top four House Republicans next week in Washington. The high tech CEO’s visit comes as Facebook is facing ongoing scrutiny over privacy concerns and Internet safety. Zuckerberg will meet Thursday with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of his leadership team, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The meeting is expected to be a broad discussion of issues related to Facebook, according to a GOP aide. While immigration may come up, the meeting is not specifically to discuss comprehensive reform, which Zuckerberg has...
  • Rubio joins GOP colleagues for Obama dinner at White House

    04/10/2013 4:17:58 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined President Obama for his second closed-door dinner with Senate Republicans on Wednesday. Rubio had been invited but had not committed for most of the day of the dinner. The Florida Republican's office said immigration meetings might get in the way of him going to the dinner, but later said he would attend. Besides Rubio, Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Boozman (Ark.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Deb Fisher (Neb.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Johnny Isackson (Ga.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) Roger Wicker (Miss.) dined with Obama. Obama's first meeting with...
  • Obama to hold Wednesday dinner with GOP senators at the White House

    04/10/2013 12:17:34 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-9-2013 | REID J. EPSTEIN and GINGER GIBSON
    President Obama’s second big dinner with Senate Republicans will be at the White House Wednesday night, press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. Carney declined to say which senators will join Obama but Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who is organizing the guest list, said Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will join him at the dinner. Isakson’s office said he would release the full guest list Wednesday. The dinner follows Obama’s initial outreach to Senate Republicans last month. That dinner grew out of discussions Obama had with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Carney said topics of discussion will include Obama’s...
  • Obama, GOP senators plan a second dinner

    03/27/2013 5:07:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 27, 2013 5:34 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is keeping up his congressional charm offensive, with a second dinner with Senate Republicans planned for next month. Obama dined with a dozen GOP senators earlier this month at a hotel near the White House. …
  • Big CPAC surprise: Jeb Bush not on ballot (GOP-e RINO afraid of CPAC Straw Poll...)

    03/14/2013 12:53:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/14/13 | Paul Steinhauser
    There are 23 names on the Conservative Political Action Conference's much watched 2016 GOP presidential nomination straw poll. And there's one glaring omission: Jeb Bush. It appears the former two-term Florida governor is the reason his name isn't on the ballot. "He requested not to be put on the poll this year," an official with the American Conservative Union, the group that puts on CPAC, told CNN.
  • Conservative leader says GOP must broaden appeal

    03/14/2013 11:26:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2013 10:37 AM EDT | Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas
    As the GOP struggles to broaden its appeal, the head of the American Conservative Union declared Thursday that the Republican Party is not a home for everyone, as prominent voices in Republican politics gather with thousands of conservatives and tea party activists outside Washington. The Conservative Political Action Conference offers Republican leaders—past and potential presidential contenders among them—a high-profile stage to court their party's most passionate voters. The three-day gathering also shines a spotlight on deep divisions within the Republican Party as it tries to recover from a painful 2012 election season. “I’m a firm believer that if the Republican...
  • Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV

    03/09/2013 2:19:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | March 09, 2013
    Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV Named for the Lewinsky lawyer who first pulled off the feat, former governor to appear on all five major Sunday talk shows 9 March 2013 In insider Washington slang it is a publicity coup that has been dubbed the "full Ginsburg" – when a single interviewee snags a slot on all five of American television's major Sunday morning talk shows on the same day. It was named after Monica Lewinsky lawyer William Ginsburg – who was the first to pull it off in 1998 – but now former...
  • President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread (McCain - “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.”)

    03/07/2013 8:15:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Alexandra Dukakis
    President Obama and Republican senators had a “good exchange of ideas” this evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the White House, according to a senior administration official. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gave the meeting a thumbs up as he exited the hotel, saying it was “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.” McCain told reporters gathered across the street that it was a “very enjoyable evening,” but declined to discuss specifics. Obama invited 12 GOP senators to break bread as part of a larger effort to jump start budget negotiations and try to cut...
  • Jeb Bush: I'm Open to a Path to Citizenship (Back to supporting Amnesty after only 24 hours)

    03/05/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/5/13 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Tuesday that he would endorse a pathway to citizenship that does not incentivize illegal immigration. It's a stance that differs from the immigration reform plan that he laid out in his new book. Bush, a well-known pro-immigration reform Republican, raised eyebrows on Monday when he said on the "Today" show and in his book that he opposes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, arguing that it would violate the rule of law and encourage future illegal immigration. In his new book, "Immigration Wars," Bush offers up a plan that would provide a...
  • Jeb Bush: I Won't Rule Out 2016 White House Run "But I Won't Declare Today"

    03/04/2013 8:47:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 107 replies
    http://todaynews.today.com/ ^ | March 4, 2013 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won’t confirm he’s a candidate for the next presidential race, but he sounded like a White House hopeful Monday, declaring his party in need of leadership. “I have a voice, I want to share my beliefs about how the conservative movement and the Republican party can regain its footing, because we’ve lost our way,” he told TODAY’s Matt Lauer. Bush said he wouldn’t rule out a run in 2016, “but I won’t declare today either.”
  • Jeb Bush says revenue increase could be part of budget deal (RINO speaking at CPAC Reagan Dinner!)

    03/04/2013 8:19:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 3/4/13 | Aaron Blake
    During an appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show,” Bush said it’s not the time to talk about increasing taxes after what he called the biggest tax hike in American history two months ago following the fiscal cliff deal. But he also wouldn’t rule out the idea that revenues could be part of a package — something Republicans in Congress have said is off the table.
  • McConnell readying for tough re-election fight (let's toss McConnell!)

    03/04/2013 7:45:11 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is gearing up for a tough re-election fight next year in Kentucky.</p> <p>He wants to prevent one, too.</p> <p>McConnell is trying to head off a GOP primary challenge by cozying up to the tea party. He's also trying to scare off potential Democratic contenders — actress Ashley Judd is one — by providing a glimpse of his no-holds-barred political tactics.</p>
  • HISPANICKED GOP ELITE: They'll respect us in the morning

    02/24/2013 7:36:00 AM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | February 20, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Don't anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they'll come up with. I understand the interest of business lobbies in getting cheap, unskilled labor through amnesty, but why do Republican officeholders want to create up to 20 million more Democratic voters, especially if it involves flouting the law? Are the campaign donations from the soulless rich more important than actual voters? Without citing any evidence, the Rubio Republicans simply assert that granting 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens amnesty will make Hispanics warm to...
  • Rubio To Deliver GOP Response to Obama's State of the Union (in English and Spanish)

    02/06/2013 4:31:21 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/06/13 03:40 PM E | By Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Feb. 12. Rubio's response will be delivered in both English and Spanish, according to Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office. "Marco Rubio is one of our party’s most dynamic and inspiring leaders. He carries our party’s banner of freedom, opportunity and prosperity in a way few others can. His family’s story is a testament to the promise and greatness of America," Boehner said in a statement on Wednesday. "He’ll deliver a GOP address that speaks from the heart to the hopes and dreams...
  • Norquist: Immigration is good for the GOP

    02/06/2013 3:31:57 PM PST · by AuntB · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2013 | Neil Munro
    Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist says that large-scale immigration is good for America and the Republican Party — and that critics of easy immigration should get out of the way. “There are a whole bunch of people who are listening to loud voices, some of whom claim to be Republican … talking about [employers] who didn’t fill out the paperwork, about going after [an immigrant's] aunt,” said Norquist, whose opposition to tax increases has made him popular among Republicans and a hate-figure among progressives. Once advocates for tighter immigration are sidelined, the GOP will be able to win...
  • Eric Cantor Endorses Citizenship for DREAMers

    02/05/2013 1:16:36 PM PST · by KantianBurke · 78 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 5th 2013 | Emily Deruy
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor attempted to project a softer Republican tone on immigration during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, but indicated there is a ways to go until Republicans and Democrats agree on an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. Cantor, the second-ranking House Republican, endorsed a path to citizenship for DREAMers, the undocumented young people brought to the United States as children.
  • GOP: With big Latino vote, Rubio would win presidency (Survey: Rubio would get 48% of Hispanic vote)

    02/04/2013 9:49:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/04/2013 | Paul Bedard
    He's already being treated like the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner, and now there is another reason Republicans are excitedly buzzing about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: He alone would reverse the party's slide among Hispanic voters. A new nationwide poll from JZ Analytics found that Rubio would get 48 percent of the Hispanic vote, about twice what Mitt Romney won in 2012. Republican strategist told Secrets that a win among Latino voters that big would assure Rubio the presidency, since he would also likely keep the regular GOP base. "If he does that good, then he's the next president," said a...
  • Former RNC Boss: GOP Risks ‘Permanent Minority’

    01/31/2013 11:02:00 AM PST · by old school · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert Costa
    “I don’t think the party dies immediately,” Gilmore says. “It’s not going to just disappear like the Whigs did, since there is so much law that supports the two-party system. But Republicans will be locked into a permanent minority at the national level unless we seriously rethink our approach.”
  • Standing at the border, Hayworth slams McCain on immigration

    08/15/2010 5:45:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-08-15 | Jeff Simon
    (CNN) - At a Tea Party rally Sunday on the U.S.-Mexico border in support of tough immigration laws, Arizona Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth slammed his opponent, Arizona Sen. John McCain, and turned McCain's words back on the veteran senator. On a ranch in Hereford, Arizona, and with the border fence visible several hundred yards behind him, Hayworth also praised Arizona's new immigration law that was signed by the state's governor, who has spent the last two days campaigning with McCain. Pulling a word from a McCain letter on immigration which first surfaced in April, Hayworth said it was time to...
  • Tea Party rally set for Sunday along border with Mexico

    08/13/2010 5:15:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    The Herald, Sierra Vista, Ariz. ^ | 2010-08-13 | Bill Hess
    SIERRA VISTA — A Border Tea Party Rally will be held close to the fence separating the U.S. from Mexico. The Sunday event on private property will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a stage 60 feet from the border. A number of speakers will talk about border security, including Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose roundups of illegal immigrants have angered civil rights groups. Also scheduled to speak is Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever and Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, one of the architects of Senate Bill 1070 calling for Arizona law enforcement agencies to question individuals...
  • McCain, Brewer to campaign together this weekend

    08/11/2010 6:03:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 178 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-11
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) - Both were once considered vulnerable but recently have found stronger footing in their Republican primary races.</p> <p>Now, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jan Brewer will campaign together at six events in five communities on Friday and Saturday.</p>
  • Hayworth says path to GOP nomination remains open (J.D. says "I will say no to amnesty")

    08/07/2010 5:20:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Timely use of campaign funds to buy advertising could be the key to overcoming incumbent John McCain's 20-point lead in the race for the Republican nomination, rival Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth said Tuesday in Ahwatukee Foothills. "Our ads are going up as his are coming down," Hayworth said following an appearance at an Ahwatukee Republican Women's club meeting at the Grace Inn, just south of Elliot Road on 51st Street. A Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday indicated McCain was leading Hayworth by a margin of 54-34. Hayworth attracted a crowd of about 80 people to the Tuesday evening event. Hayworth...
  • John McCain swings right in desperate bid for political survival

    04/30/2010 12:34:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 1,702+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 2010-04-30
    One-time moderate Arizona senator keeps step with the Tea Party and gets tough on illegal immigration. John Ladd points to the piles of empty water and Coke bottles, a yellow blanket and numerous other bits of debris abandoned on his cattle ranch in Cochise county, near Tombstone, Arizona. The sprawling estate, stretching 10 miles along the US-Mexico border, is a favoured route for those making the illegal, dangerous and often fatal, journey to what they hope is a bright new future. Ladd recalls waking up one morning in 2004 and finding about 900 Mexicans milling about on his land. "You...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: J.D. calls on McCain to reject friend (and liberal, pro-illegals Democrat!) Gordon

    04/26/2010 12:41:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 669+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-04-26 | Scott Wong
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  • Hayworth: 'Birther bill' doesn't go far enough (he wants to verify all candidates for all offices)

    04/25/2010 10:12:06 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1,858+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-04-25 | Dan Nowicki
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  • Graham move imperils Obama agenda

    04/24/2010 8:36:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1,617+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-04-24 | Dana Bash & Ed Henry
    (snip) This is also an about-face on immigration reform for Graham because he has been pressing the White House to move forward on comprehensive reform on that issue as well. His move comes just one day after Obama called on both parties to pass immigration reform on the federal level in response to a new law in Arizona that will allow local police to stop individuals suspected of being illegal immigrants. Democrats privately charged Saturday that Graham was trying to scuttle immigration reform in order to protect his close friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, from having to deal with a...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain 2.0 now on sale (Tancredo slams McCain as "impostor")

    04/24/2010 11:30:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies · 1,186+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2010-04-24 | Tom Tancredo
    The real John McCain has been kidnapped and an impostor is running against J. D. Hayworth in the Arizona U.S. Senate primary. It does sound far-fetched, but stranger things have happened in American politics. It's actually quite clever when you think about it. John McCain realized quite early that he could not win re-election to the Senate if he campaigned on his actual record – that is, if he campaigned as who he is. So, he arranged to be kidnapped and secluded in a five-star resort in Fiji while a well-groomed look-alike, McCain 2.0, campaigns in his place. McCain 2.0...
  • Arizona immigration bill signed into law by Governor Brewer

    04/23/2010 1:33:55 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 361 replies · 7,962+ views
    KFYI Radio ^ | 4-23-2010 | KFYI
    In a news conference broadcast on Phoenix radio station KFYI, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced that she has signed Senate Bill 1070 into law. She signed it live on the air.
  • Hayworth pleased Brewer signed immigration bill

    04/23/2010 4:38:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies · 755+ views
    KTAR ^ | April 23rd, 2010 | KTAR
    PHOENIX - Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth welcomes the governor's signature on the new illegal immigration law. He released this statement to the media: "The Governor did the right thing by signing Senate Bill 1070 into law. It mirrors the 'Enforcement First Act' I authored five years ago in the United States House of Representatives. As John McCain and others serving in Washington have alternated between inaction and amnesty, Arizona acted decisively today to enforce the rule of law and truly secure our border." Hayworth is challenging Senator John McCain for McCain's U.S. Senate seat in the Republican primary. He has...
  • Man is 'person of interest' in burglaries near where Cochise County rancher killed

    04/21/2010 7:06:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 566+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    Arizona Daily Star This image provided Wednesday by the Cochise County Sheriff's Department shows Alejandro Chavez-Vasquez, who has been identified as a person of interest in several burglaries near Portal. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person of interest in connection with several burglaries that took place this year in the Portal area in Southeastern Arizona. They are looking for Alejandro Chavez-Vasquez, who has given authorities various birth dates and lives in Agua Prieta, Mexico. Officials say he has a criminal history with convictions that include sex crimes, auto theft and being an aggravated deported illegal...
  • Letters/AZ-Sen. 2010: John McCain looks like a frightened man

    04/20/2010 9:52:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-04-21 | Linda Valdez
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  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain, Kyl: Put 3,000 troops at Ariz. border (ANOTHER MCCAIN FLIP-FLOP)

    04/20/2010 11:55:41 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 442+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-04-20 | Brady McCombs
    Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl have joined with others requesting troops on the border by unveiling a security plan that calls for more soldiers, federal agents, fencing and funding to help Arizona combat illegal immigration and drug smuggling. The Republican lawmakers called for the deployment of 3,000 National Guard soldiers to Arizona's international border as part of their 10-step border plan unveiled Monday in Washington, D.C. The senators also asked for troops in April 2009. The March 27 killing of Cochise County rancher Robert Krentz has set off a flurry of requests for troops to the border, from the...
  • J.D. Hayworth's Jack Abramoff Trust Fund Donor List Only Half Complete, John McCain Campaign Claims

    04/16/2010 9:00:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 819+ views
    As we reported earlier, Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth released his much-anticipated list of donors to his Freedom in Truth trust -- something John McCain has been requesting for months -- but the McCain campaign says the list only contains half of the information it requested. "We appreciate the fact that after 45 days and constant pressure, Congressman Hayworth has finally taken one step toward disclosing the activities of his FIT Trust," says McCain campaign spokesman Brian Rogers. "However, Congressman Hayworth has only revealed half of the pertinent information -- the money coming into the trust, but not the money going...
  • Election 2010: Arizona Republican Primary for Senate (McCain-47 Hayworth-42) Rasmussen Poll

    04/16/2010 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Ravi · 160 replies · 3,820+ views
    rasmussen ^ | 4/16/10 | rasmussen
    Incumbent John McCain now earns just 47% support to challenger J.D. Hayworth’s 42% in Arizona’s hotly contested Republican Senate Primary race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely primary voters.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Statement from J.D. Hayworth (releasing list of names of FIT Trust donors)

    04/15/2010 2:28:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 807+ views
    Phoenix, AZ (April 15) – Republican U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) today released the names of individuals and groups that contributed to the Freedom in Truth Trust (FIT Trust), an entity created to defray costs of a Department of Justice (DOJ) inquiry that fully vindicated the former congressman. “People were kind and generous enough to contribute a total of $152,130.42 to this trust to pay lawyers who worked with the DOJ to make clear what I already knew – these were trumped up political charges with no basis in fact,” Hayworth said. “I am more than willing to provide...
  • Mohave, Pinal Republicans Ready to Host First Two Debates Between J.D. Hayworth and John McCain

    04/14/2010 2:04:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 465+ views
    Phoenix, AZ (April 14) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth stated today that he is taking John McCain at his word to debate “anywhere, anytime” and challenged the incumbent to meet him for the first two of what Hayworth hopes will be debates in all 15 Arizona counties. Mohave County and Pinal County Republicans offered the first two debates: Saturday, May 22 in Kingman and Tuesday, June 2 in Coolidge. “I’m pleased the Senator has finally agreed to join me on stage to discuss the important issues of the day,” Hayworth said. “These debates will give Arizona voters the...
  • Blame me for illegal immigrants (BLAME AMERICANS FIRST) (MASSIVE PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)

    04/09/2010 9:48:29 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 727+ views
    CNN ^ | 2010-04-09 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    (snip) I know the answer. It's my fault. It's because of me, and tens of millions of other Americans just like me. We create the demand for illegal immigrant labor not because of anything we do but because of all the things that we will not do -- at any wage. Even as someone who juggles several jobs, I have to admit that my work ethic -- especially for hard, physical labor -- is a distant second to that of my immigrant grandfather who came from Mexico legally in the early 1900's. My grandfather was a farm worker who would...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain spends millions fighting primary challenge ($2.75M in 3 mos. attacking J.D.!)

    03/31/2010 11:51:27 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 147 replies · 2,938+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-31 | Sean J. Miller
    John McCain spent more in the last three months than he did the entire 2004 cycle. His campaign announced Wednesday that it raised $2.2 million this quarter and now has $4.5 million cash on hand. The Arizona senator came into 2010 with $5.05 million banked, which means he's spent $2.75 million in the last three months. In 2004, McCain ran unopposed in the GOP primary and spent $2.1 million defeating a poorly funded Democratic opponent in the general. J.D. Hayworth, McCain's primary challenger, hasn't yet released his numbers but a spokesman said they were "pleased" with the figures.
  • An Interview With The Man Challenging John McCain: J.D. Hayworth (J.D. attacks Lindsey Graham)

    03/24/2010 12:22:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 725+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 2010-03-24 | John Hawkins
    Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth is taking on John McCain in Arizona's Republican primary. It's a close race. According to the latest Rasmussen poll, Hayworth is only down seven points to McCain. What follows is the slightly edited transcript of our conversation from last Friday. Enjoy! Now John McCain supported the bank bailouts via Tarp. Where do you stand on that issue? I'm absolutely against that bailout. It was horrible. It was $700 billion to the big investment banks on Wall Street and I think that the head of Branch Banking and Trust was absolutely right. He looks like a prophet...
  • Huge crowds expected for McCain-Palin event

    03/23/2010 8:12:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 485 replies · 4,698+ views
    Campaign staff and volunteers of Sen. John McCain and his former vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin are preparing for the pair’s appearance at Mesa’s Dobson High School on Saturday. A spokesman for the camp offered a bit of advice for those wanting to get in: “Folks should get there early,” said Brian Rogers, McCain’s communications director.The event is free, on a first-come, first-served basis and does not require a ticket. (snip) Also speaking at a rally in Tucson on Friday, the appearances are McCain and Palin’s first ones together at a public event since their concession speech in the...
  • McCain, Palin to campaign together in Arizona

    03/15/2010 8:25:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 211 replies · 3,423+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-03-15
    PHOENIX (AP) — John McCain and Sarah Palin are scheduled to campaign together in Arizona next week for the first time since they conceded the presidential election in Phoenix in 2008. Palin and McCain will be at a rally and picnic in Tucson on March 26, followed the next day by a rally in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: With Hayworth, has McCain met his Tea Party Waterloo?

    02/24/2010 8:45:14 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1,742+ views
    GOPUSA / Intellectual Conservative ^ | 2010-02-24 | Bobby Eberle
    While understandable that Palin would support the man who put her on the national stage, other candidates who vouch for McCain's "conservative" credentials are doing a disservice to the movement. And it doesn't look like it's going to fly this time around. The groundswell of grassroots attitudes are embodied in the Tea Party movement, and McCain represents everything they are against. The Tea Party movement represents many themes. It began last year in response to the bailout and stimulus bills that showed the government is simply spending too much money. Much to the surprise of the left-wing elite, the Tea...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC Endorses JD Hayworth for U.S. Senate

    02/23/2010 12:33:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 297+ views
    February 23, 2010 (MMD Newswire) -- Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (ALIPAC) is endorsing JD Hayworth for U.S. Senate today in the hopes Hayworth can defeat John McCain, who is a notorious supporter of Amnesty for illegal aliens. John McCain refused to listen to over 80% of his constituents and the American public by co-sponsoring Amnesty legislation with Senator Kennedy in 2007 which would have turned millions of illegal aliens into US voters. McCain's Amnesty legislation failed after the Capitol Hill phone system collapsed under the pressure of angry calls ranging 50-100 to 1 against his bill. McCain...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: State GOP looking to close its primary to independents (impact on McCain?)

    02/19/2010 9:41:12 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 986+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-02-19 | Rhonda Bodfield
    Lawyers for the state Republican Party are huddling to try to find out how they can close their primary election. Republican leaders who attended a mandatory state meeting last month voted to put a halt to the state's quasi-open primary system. Voters in 1998 approved allowing independents and voters in minor parties to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary. The move is coming at a time of heightened interest in the Republican primary. The Democratic ballot will be relatively tame compared with the GOP, where voters will make picks in high-profile races, like the McCain-Hayworth Senate match, and the...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain: Help Main Street first (McCain still pushing amnesty, cap and tax)

    02/17/2010 6:21:39 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff, Ariz. / Northern Ariz. ^ | 2010-02-17 | Laura Clymer & Larry Hendricks
    The conversation ranged widely. Topics included job creation, helping Main Street and not Wall Street, overcoming congressional gridlock and reminding residents that he's still the same maverick politician he has been for nearly 24 years. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was in Flagstaff Tuesday on the heels of former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth's announcement to run against McCain in the Republican primary in August. He sat down with the Arizona Daily Sun editorial board before giving remarks at the Coconino County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel. During the 75-minute question-and-answer session, he reiterated that his positions haven't...