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U.S. Senate (GOP Club)

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  • Sen. Murkowski for Romney (Knock me over with a feather!)

    12/02/2011 5:05:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | December 2, 2011 | Joel Connelly
    The Republicans’ shaky president frontrunner, ex-Gov. Mitt Romney, has won the endorsement of a GOP senator who took on the Tea Party movement and won in her home state last year. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, became the most prominent West Coast politician to endorse Romney, who lives much of the time near San Diego at the other end of the coast. “Mitt Romney has had the lifelong experience needed to turn around our economy,” Murkowski said. The endorsement increases chances that Murkowski’s fiercest rival in Alaska Republican circles, 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, will come out for ex-House...
  • Romney Backer Norm Coleman Likes Michele Bachmann As VP

    12/01/2011 3:12:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | November 30, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    He doesn't claim to know her post-presidential campaign plans, but fellow Minnesotan Norm Coleman, a Romney backer, believes Rep. Michele Bachmann has what it takes to be vice president. "She could serve well," he says of the Minnesota lawmaker who once led the polls for the Iowa caucus. "I think she's helped herself in this process." Bachmann isn't reconsidering her future other than believing she is positioned for a comeback against Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in the GOP primaries. But even her critics are giving Bachmann good grades for her campaign, debate performances and fund raising despite some early...
  • Sarah Palin still untried

    11/30/2011 8:05:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    Hot Air comments yesterday that "the polls in every one of the early states have been pretty much of a roller coaster ride since summer. There’s probably time for at least one more rise and fall before the state’s [South Carolina's] residents actually go to the polls.” The Republican campaign degenerates now to a state like that in the mid-'70s when political contrast was phrased “hippies v. hard hats.” The hard hats, rednecks today, were characteristically pictured sitting by a construction site on lunch break with American flag decals on their safety helmets and on their metal lunch pails poignant...
  • Republican Elizabeth Emken to run against Sen. Dianne Feinstein

    11/28/2011 5:25:18 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 11/28/11 | Torey Van Oot
    With less than a year to go until the November 2012 election, a GOP challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has emerged. Elizabeth Emken, a longtime advocate for children with autism and 2010 congressional candidate, has decided to run against the incumbent Democrat next year, announcing her candidacy on her campaign website and the conservative blog Flashreport.org. "She's definitely in and we're putting together the campaign now," campaign consultant Tim Clark said in an interview Monday. Emken, 48, most recently served as vice president of governmental relations for Autism Speaks, a national nonprofit organization that bills itself as the...
  • And the GOP 2012 Nominee Will Be ….. [Drum Roll!] (Predicts a brokered convention)

    11/28/2011 12:25:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Australian Telegraph ^ | November 28, 2011
    If turn out to be right on this, remember you probably read it here first. I’m beginning to suspect that the GOP nominee for the 2012 general election may well be, “None of the above“. I.e., some dark horse candidate who’s either at the margins (like a Huntsman or a Roemer), or someone totally out of left field. It involves two words which we haven’t used in about 70 years: “Brokered Convention“. There are Republican candidates with support an inch wide and a mile deep, and candidates with support a mile wide and an inch deep. None of the current...
  • New Campaign Video in 2012 GOP Republican U.S. Senate Primary for Hawaii

    11/26/2011 3:33:33 PM PST · by John Roco
    youtube ^ | Saturday, November 26, 2011 | John Roco
    Here is a fun new campaign video in the 2012 GOP Republican U.S. Senate Primary for Hawaii. It was meant as a prelude to the annual 2012 Hawaiian Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner at Hilton Hawaiian Village (thus the quotes from Lincoln in body of the video). Abraham Lincoln, the founder of our party, and the President's Day's festivities were taken into account, but when I showed this to my scrutinizing kids, a 'new life' came about for the video. Enjoy!
  • TV ad asking Sarah Palin to 'reconsider' on tap in Sioux City

    11/25/2011 5:09:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    The Des Moines Register | November 25, 2011 | Jason Noble
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/11/25/tv-ad-asking-sarah-palin-to-reconsider-on-tap-in-sioux-city/
  • Let's Hear It for Sarah Palin (Mild Barf Alert)

    11/23/2011 4:46:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Free Press ^ | November 23, 2011 | Thomas McAdams Deford
    "How do politicians who arrive in Washington, D.C., as men and women of modest means leave as millionaires? How do they miraculously accumulate wealth at a rate faster than the rest of us?" - Sarah Palin, Wall Street Journal, November 18 Sarah Palin complaining about politics, modest means and millionaires? Hasn't she hauled in about $10 million - selling a couple of best sellers at upwards of $25 a piece interspersed with some speech-giving at $100,000 a pop - since John McCain plucked her from the rural obscurity of Wasilla? But let's be fair, she made her money the old-fashioned...
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: Progressives on the march to take over Congress

    11/19/2011 10:45:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2011 | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    Progressives are on the move once more. Wisconsin lit the spark, as workers, students, teachers and farmers occupied the state’s capitol in February and launched recall elections that sobered conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies. Occupy Wall Street turned that spark into a conflagration that swept the nation. Last week, in Ohio and Maine and even Mississippi, voters overwhelmingly rejected efforts to trample worker rights, constrict the right to vote and roll back women’s rights. These electoral victories have led pundits to wonder whether Occupy Wall Street will imitate the Tea Party and stand candidates for office....
  • Tea Party Kicked Out of Congress

    11/19/2011 12:20:27 PM PST · by John 3_19-21 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/20/11 | You Tube
    http://youtu.be/XsDoDRKJhd0
  • Sarah Palin: Congress Rife With 'Entrenched Corruption'

    11/18/2011 4:34:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 18, 2011 | David A. Patten
    Former Alaska governor and GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin blasted rampant corruption in the marbled halls of Congress Friday, calling it an “endemic problem” affecting both parties. “The only solution to entrenched corruption is sudden and relentless reform,” she wrote. Palin’s remarks came in an op-ed column in The Wall Street Journal, in response to revelations this week that Congress has exempted itself from the prohibitions against insider trading that all other Americans are subject to. Under current law, members of Congress are free to profit off of equity swings tied to pending legislative actions decisions they are privy to...
  • Charlie Cook Sees GOP Winning Big in 2012 (including Milt as nominee)

    11/17/2011 11:10:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | November 17, 2011 | Tierney Sneed
    Republicans may be heading toward complete control of Washington—maintaining the House, taking the Senate, and likely capturing the White House—if Election Day 2012 unfolds as Charlie Cook, acclaimed vote counter, predicts. Sure that the former Gov. Mitt Romney will clinch the GOP nomination, Cook says President Obama faces an uphill battle to be re-elected, and the election will be a referendum on his presidency and the dire economic situation he now "owns." Even if Obama did manage to hold on to the presidency, he will face a Republican-controlled legislature that will likely shut down his agenda entirely. Cook sees House...
  • DeMint Backs Stenberg in Nebraska Senate Primary

    11/12/2011 3:10:22 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Roll Call ^ | November 8, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    Sen. Jim DeMint today endorsed Nebraska Treasurer Don Stenberg’s bid for Senate, throwing his support behind the GOP primary’s underdog to challenge Sen. Ben Nelson (D) next year. “Don Stenberg is a lifelong conservative with the principles, integrity, and courage needed to stand up to the big spenders in both political parties in Washington,” the South Carolina Republican wrote in a email to his Senate Conservatives Fund members. Polling shows Nelson is one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this cycle if he decides to run for a third term. He’ll decide by the end of the year...
  • Murkowski praises Bialek, says Cain should quit if story true

    11/08/2011 12:32:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | November 8, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    Relatively few prominent Republican women have spoken out, so far, about the sexual harassment charges facing Herman Cain. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski started to change that today, telling CNN that she's "concerned" about the growing list of complaints about Cain's behavior: Murkowski made clear she was moved by the public account of Sharon Bialek, a single mother from Chicago ... "It takes incredible courage for an individual to come forward as this latest, as this one woman has," the third-term Alaskan said. "So it does cause me to wonder exactly what is out there. I am concerned." ...
  • Game on: Elizabeth Warren stands by Occupy Wall Street (Massachusetts US senate race)

    10/26/2011 6:33:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's The Plum Line ^ | October 26, 2011 | Greg Sargent
    Yesterday I noted here that national Republicans have opened up a new front in the Massachusetts Senate race by attacking Elizabeth Warren for embracing Occupy Wall Street—the latest effort to turn blue collar whites and independents against the protests and their populist message. Republicans are seeking to tie Warren directly to protesters who clashed with cops in Massachusetts, an effort to exploit a cultural fault line between working class whites and liberal activists that has been key to our politics for decades. This is the sort of thing that has traditionally spooked Dems, but it appears Warren is standing by...
  • Dancing Mouse I Love

    10/21/2011 5:08:27 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski youtube Classics ^ | 10/21/2011 | Revski
    The river sound is from the childhood river in Chepachet R. I. that I played and grew up near. The pictures look likes the same river and ponds. The end of day mouse is dancing to the a-Cappella son, I love To Tell The Story. Sung by o7jimmy!
  • Obama camp: GOP trying to destroy economy on purpose

    10/12/2011 12:21:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2011 | Greg Sargent
    The Obama campaign, in an email to supporters today, goes there: The U.S. Senate is supposed to vote on the American Jobs Act as early as tonight. It’s a bill that will put people to work immediately, and it contains proposals that members of both parties have said in the past that they’d support. But Senate Republicans want to block it. Not because they have a plan that creates jobs right now — not one Republican, in Congress or in the presidential race, does. They only have a political plan. Their strategy is to suffocate the economy for the sake...
  • Republicans aren't racists. The data says so.

    10/07/2011 1:27:44 PM PDT · by johnatures · 9 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 10/7/11 | John A. Tures
    My reserach from 2006 data shows that Republicans are not racist, in an analysis of several statewide candidate pairs of elections.
  • Will Hillary Clinton Challenge Obama Next Year?

    10/01/2011 12:09:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2011 | Bob Weir (Retired Detective Sergeant, NYPD)
    Ever since Bill and Hillary Clinton stepped onto the national stage, I have been struck by their lust for power. When Bill became embroiled in his first sex scandal during the race for the White House in 1992, one would have thought his presidential career was over before it had begun. Then, the country witnessed his wife on national television saying that people were telling lies about her husband. "I'm not some woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette," she said, trying to save the philanderer whom she viewed as her key to political prominence. If she had told...
  • Sacrebleu! Ethno-linguistic flareup in U.S. Senate campaign (FL)

    09/28/2011 2:56:32 PM PDT · by cc2k · 17 replies
    Orlando Slantinel politics blog ^ | September, 28 2011 2:33 PM | bshaw
    The U.S, Senate race between George LeMieux and Adam Hasner continues to heat up, with LeMieux issuing a snarky release blasting Hasner for calling attention to LeMieux’s French heritage. Specifically, Hasner is distributing a bumper sticker that says “LeMieux: It’s French for Crist.” It’s part of Hasner’s effort to hang Crist, the moderate former governor who lost to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio last year, on LeMiuex, who at various times was the governor’s chief of staff, the “architect” of his campaign and Crist’s appointee to the U.S. Senate.Today, LeMieux issued a release calling attention — “In Case You missed It”...