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  • Douglas Butzier, Libertarian Senate Candidate from Iowa, Dies in Plane Crash

    10/14/2014 10:59:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies ^ | 10/14/14 | Brian Doherty
    Sad news via Radio Iowa regarding the passing of Libertarian Party Senate candidate Douglas Butzier: The pilot who died in a plane crash near Dubuque late last night was the Libertarian candidate for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat. The family of Douglas Butzier has confirmed Butzier was piloting the plane that crashed near the Dubuque Regional Airport at about 11 p.m. Monday. No one else was in the plane. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine plane took off from the Ankeny Regional Airport at about 10 p.m. and crashed at about 11 p.m., about a mile north of the...
  • On Nov. 4, Joe Biden Could Become the Most Powerful Man in the World

    10/06/2014 7:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 6, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vice President Joe Biden is a complete idiot. That truth, reinforced by a string of recent foreign policy gaffes, is supported by evidence too great to summarize in one article. Suffice it to say that Uncle Joe's incompetence is stipulated by all political parties. He apparently believes he still has a shot to be President. There is no chance of that--but on Nov. 4, Biden could suddenly become the most powerful man in the U.S., and therefore the world. That is because the fight for control of the U.S. Senate is shaping up to be far closer than it ought...
  • Republicans Just Got Some Really Bad News In One Of The Reddest Of Red States

    10/06/2014 10:17:19 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 58 replies
    AP ^ | October 5, 2014 11:34 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    A few weeks after the national Republican Party moved in to revamp the campaign and begin an ad blitz aimed at saving incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts' job, a new poll shows him facing more of an uphill battle than ever against independent businessman Greg Orman.
  • Your To Do List to Save America

    09/20/2014 12:41:26 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies ^ | September 17, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    The most important words printed in The New York Times since "REAGAN EASILY BEATS CARTER" were from a front-page article last Sunday about how, after six years of Obama, the federal judiciary is now dominated by Democratic appointees. Edward Whelan, head of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, responded to this by saying: "The best way for conservative voters to prevent further damage to the courts is to swing the Senate to Republican control in the elections this November." He's absolutely right. Turn that into a mnemonic, sew it on needlepoint pillows, include it in your wedding vows, right-wingers. For...
  • Sheldon Adelson 'Roved' Again?

    09/20/2014 11:57:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/18/14 | DAN RIEHL
    Just as a high stakes gambler in the wrong place at the wrong time might get "rolled" from time to time, Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson appears ripe to get "Roved" yet again based upon reports he's "donated $10 million to a Karl Rove-backed outfit boosting Republican Senate candidates and promised a similar amount to an allied group focused on House races."
  • Kentucky: Your Primary is Our Business. Time to Send McConnell Packing! Levin Endorses Bevin.

    04/06/2014 5:53:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    The Great One, Mark Levin, endorses Matt Bevin, primary candidate running against Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, for Kentucky U.S. Senate. Enough of the status quo and politicians who claim to be Tea Party leaders who continue selling us out. I’ve published clips and rants about Rand Paul ad nauseaum. I am not here to disparage him, but to show the implications of what his half-hearted, “soft” and veiled support of the Tea Party will mean for us nationally. If it was good for Rubio, it’s good for him. Why should he be exempt from criticism? He’s just as devious,...
  • Glenn Beck: McConnell just as bad as Obama

    04/06/2014 6:09:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 4/5/14 | Tim Devaney
    Conservative television personality Glenn Beck on Saturday offered Tea Party supporters an unsavory comparison between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and President Obama. "Mitch McConnell is as big of a danger to our country as Barack Obama is," Beck said during FreePAC Kentucky, a conservative event that promoted two Tea Party challengers over their Republican incumbents in the Senate. McConnell, a five-term Senator, is facing a challenge in the November elections from Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin, who was also speaking at the event. Speaking to McConnell supporters, Beck offered a grave prediction: "You're guy's going out of business very...
  • Bevin, conservatives rally in McConnell's backyard

    04/06/2014 6:06:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 4/5/14 | Bill Barrow
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Conservative activists from across the country came to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's hometown on Saturday to insist that their fight against established Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections isn't over. The downtown Louisville rally served as a lift for McConnell challenger Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman who wants to capitalize on the same tea party energy that helped Rand Paul defeat McConnell's choice for the state's other Senate seat two years ago. The event also was intended as a morale booster as the so-called liberty movement tries to put its imprint on an election cycle where...
  • Senate race in Michigan has Dems nervous

    03/16/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats are facing their toughest Michigan Senate fight in two decades. A sour national political climate, a little-known candidate and big spending by conservative outside groups have given Republicans a real shot at winning an open seat and boosted their chances at seizing Senate control. Republicans had all but written off the Democratic-leaning state last summer after they failed to recruit either Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) or Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to run, leaving them with former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) as their nominee. But President Obama’s dismal poll numbers, millions spent by conservative groups and...
  • Telethon For Michael Sullivan To Bolster Conservative Ascendancy

    04/12/2013 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 2 replies ^ | 4/12/2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    Brother and sister patriots, I speak to you as family because I believe if we are to effectively push back in opposition to Obama and company's all-out-assault on our freedoms, liberty and culture, we (who love America as founded) must stand together as family. In a nut shell, Obama and Democrats/Progressives are out of control. On every issue from the environment to gun control they use the same tactic. Obama hits the airways and makes a totally mindless emotional pleas to low info voters. Arrogantly, Obama then expects to be given carte blanche to trample the Constitution at will....
  • Lynch slams national Democratic party for backing Markey

    04/03/2013 3:25:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 3, 3013 | Hillary Chabot, Joe Battenfeld
    U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the underdog in the Democratic special Senate election, blasted national Dems for their unfair backing of his rival U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey and for blocking donations to him, but vowed that he would outwork his opponent to clinch a win. “They haven’t been fair,” Lynch said of the national Democrats who he says have funneled donations and some union support Markey’s way. “No they haven’t been fair. I think they’ve done their best to discourage people from sending me contributions from Washington. They’ve basically said Markey’s our guy, don’t give to Lynch.” In a...
  • Rand Paul Is Launching A New Ad Campaign To Help Todd Akin (Mo Senate Race on fire for Akin)

    10/16/2012 4:55:22 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/15/12 | Grace Wyler
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is wading into the nation's most incendiary Senate race this week, with the launch of a new statewide, six-figure ad campaign to help Missouri Republican Todd Akin. Business Insider has learned that Paul's political action committee, RANDPAC, will go on air Wednesday with a new ad attacking Akin's opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, for her vote against Paul's amendment to block U.S. aid to Pakistan, Egypt, and Libya. "Claire McCaskill works with Barack Obama to send our money overseas to radicals who attack our embassies, burn our flag, and kill our diplomats," the narrator says. "What...
  • Akin takes the lead in Missouri in new poll (Akin rolling - McCaskill in panic mode)

    10/15/2012 12:39:05 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/15/12 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    A Republican polling firm has GOP Rep. Todd Akin up by four points over Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in their hard-fought Missouri Senate race. Mr. Akin led his opponent 49 percent to 45 percent in a survey conducted for the Citizens United Victory Fund by Wenzel Strategies, one of just two polls to give him the upper hand after his party all but abandoned him in August for his widely condemned comments that victims of "legitimate" rape are unlikely to become pregnant. That's because Mr. Akin led among independents by a 50 percent to 41 percent margin, according to...
  • Newt Gingrich Stands By Akin At Missouri Fundraiser (A tsunami of money/support coming for Akin)

    09/25/2012 3:14:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 69 replies
    The National Memo ^ | 9/24/12 | Axel Tonconogy
    Appearing today at a fundraiser in Kirkwood, Missouri for Senate candidate Todd Akin, former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich offered the support and encouragement that few others in his party have dared give. Abandoned by the GOP after his infamous “legitimate rape” comments, and crucified by the liberal and conservative media alike, Akin vowed to remain in the Senate race for the “long haul” and emerge victorious. After sharing his toxic views on women’s health, Akin’s conservative donors and supporters pulled out in droves, denouncing the candidate’s statements. This despite the fact that in 2011 Akin had co-authored a bill...
  • Akin Rebuilding Mo. Senate Bid After Rape Remark

    09/23/2012 1:16:34 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 34 replies ^ | 9/23/12 | DAVID A. LIEB/AP
    Written off by many in his own party a mere month ago, Republican Rep. Todd Akin has been slowly rebuilding his Senate campaign after apologizing for inflammatory remarks about pregnancy and rape. Now Akin is approaching a critical week that could determine whether his re-emerging campaign can gain enough momentum to put Missouri back in the battleground column as Republicans attempt to win control of the Senate from Democrats. Tuesday is the deadline for Akin to get a court order to drop his challenge of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. But Akin says he won't do so. Instead, Akin plans to...
  • Republican Source: Akin Moving To Withdraw

    08/20/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 120 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 8/20/12 | Ben Smith
    Missouri Republican Todd Akin has begun moving toward ending his candidacy after his remarks on rape and abortion provoked a firestorm, a top Republican said. "Akin is taking concrete steps to withdraw by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.," a senior Republican told BuzzFeed, adding that Akin could still change his mind. But a Republican close to Akin said his position hasn't changed: He's still in the race. Tomorrow afternoon is an important deadline: If he files papers to end his candidacy in Jefferson City tomorrow he can end his candidacy unilaterally; after that, he would have to file an application in...
  • Anti-Cruz SuperPAC Receives $2.5 Million - We Must Fight Back! (TPX Predicted)

    07/16/2012 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Syncro · 20 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 07/16/2012 08:07:45 am | Tea Party Express HQ
    Anti-Cruz SuperPAC Receives $2.5 Million - We Must Fight Back!Dear Friends, Just as we predicted, with the news of Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz's good poll numbers in the Texas US Senate race, the 'business as usual' political establishment is in a panic and has dumped $2.5 million into an anti-Cruz SuperPAC to try and take out our candidate with two weeks left in the race.AP PhotoIt is clear that momentum is on our side, but we can't let up with 15 DAYS to go until this important election.  The Dewhurst campaign and his political establishment backers are in...
  • Now RINO Mike Castle Wants A Write-In Campaign Too - We Must STOP Him! (DE)

    09/27/2010 12:50:09 AM PDT · by Syncro · 137 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 26, 2010 | Joe Wierzbicki - Tea Party Express
    Now RINO Mike Castle Wants A Write-In Campaign Too - We Must STOP Him! Just when you think this election cycle can't get any more bizarre - we have now learned that liberal RINO Mike Castle is trying to follow in the footsteps of Lisa Murkowski to launch a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate after voters rejected him in the GOP primary.Castle is now conducting a poll to see if his write-in campaign can win.  Here's the report from Politico: What part of "NO" does Mike Castle not understand?  It's looking like we have the same pattern being repeated that we saw with Lisa...
  • Feingold will fail to bring Wisconsin forward

    09/09/2010 10:10:54 AM PDT · by mattpayne · 4 replies
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | Sept 8th, 2010 | Matt Payne
    Feingold will fail to bring Wisconsin forward By Matt Payne This year’s Senate race has turned out to be a challenging one for Wisconsin’s Senator Russ Feingold. In fact the most recent aggregate from puts his opponent, business owner and political newcomer Ron Johnson, ahead by one percentage point. The senator, first elected in 1992, is now running in one of the toughest reelection bids he’s ever faced. Johnson has not only shown his ability to run an effective grassroots campaign, but was able to effectively outraise Feingold last reporting period. The race, once thought to be a safe...
  • ALASKA: Tea Party Express in Sitka on Thursday (August 12, 2010 11:00AM)

    08/11/2010 11:03:19 PM PDT · by Syncro · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 11, 2010 | Joe Wierzbicki
     The Tea Party Express team continues to criss-cross the state of Alaska - rallying support for Conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller. On Thursday, August 12th, the Tea Party Express will hold a Meet & Greet open to the public in Sitka, Alaska. The event takes place at 11:00 AM:  American Legion Post in Sitka 205 Lincoln StreetSitka, AK 99835-7543. Please spread the word to everyone you can!  We'll be announcing more events across the state of Alaska in the coming days.
  • Liberal Republican Calls You (Tea Partiers) Racist - Let's Fight Back!

    07/21/2010 8:49:43 AM PDT · by Syncro · 26 replies · 5+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 21, 2010 | Amy Kremer
    RINO (Republican In Name Only) Senator Lisa Murkowski has put out a news release asking Americans to reject the Tea Party Express, and calling you and I racist.It's just the latest attack by Senator Murkowski against the Tea Party movement.  She also slammed her Conservative Republican opponent - tea party hero Joe Miller - because one of his spokespersons used the line that Americans feel like slaves to the federal government recently.Friends, this is ridiculous.  When a failed tax-spend-bailout politician like Senator Murkowski attacks the tea party movement it is disgraceful.  She voted for the TARP bank bailout, supports amnesty, taxpayer...
  • Boxer touts Recovery Act, blasts Fiorina (Midget Marxist blames Bush and praises Stimulus)

    06/03/2010 4:20:52 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 12 replies · 345+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | June 3, 2010 | Josh Richman
    ORINDA - U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer had harsh words for an electoral rival and sparse hopes for a quick solution to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill during a Recovery Act victory lap Thursday at the Caldecott Tunnel's fourth-bore dig site. Boxer, D-Calif., held a news conference outside the tunnel's east portal, on the triangle between Highway 24's lanes. Amid a low roar of passing traffic and construction equipment, she praised the federal government's economic stimulus investment -- $197.5 million, out of a total project cost of about $420 million -- that will create up to 4,500 jobs over the...
  • MELANIE MORGAN:A Bright Day for Team Chuck (DeVore)

    05/20/2010 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 8 replies · 422+ views
    MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | May 20, 2010 | Melanie Morgan
    A Bright Day for Team Chuck Written by Melanie Morgan    Thursday, 20 May 2010 05:50 The latest PPIC poll is out and shows Carly Fiorina with 25%, Tom Campbell with 23%, and Chuck DeVore with 16%. The margin of error is +/-5% The previous PPIC poll showed Fiorina with 24%, Campbell with 23%, and DeVore with 8%.Here's what you need to know: Chuck DeVore has doubled his support from the last PPIC poll -- and he's within the margin of error of the front-runner.The distance from the first to third is narrowed into the single digits -- ground easily...
  • Fl Guv Crist With President Obama Macdill AFB but skipped Obama's Tampa Town Hall on now(my title)

    01/28/2010 10:42:48 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 47 replies · 888+ views
    ABC Action News Channel 11 Tampa, FL | January 28, 2010 | floriduh voter
    I witnessed Governor Charlie Crist greeting Barack Obama at MacDill Air Force Base prior to Obama's town hall mtg happening now in Tampa, Florida. This footage may disappear but I saw Crist holding both of Obama's hands-arms and Crist did most of the talking but the camera didn't have audio for what Crist was saying.
  • Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (Video)

    01/24/2010 10:17:09 AM PST · by hocndoc · 24 replies · 697+ views
    Texas Monthly Talks (PBS) ^ | 1-21-10 | Evan Smith
    "One year ago, Michael Williams announced his plan to run for the United States Senate. Williams is a staunch conservative who would become the lone African-American Republican in the Senate, and his campaign has gained attention nationwide. Join us to learn more about the candidate and his views." - Evan Smith, Texas Monthly Talks, Broadcast 01.21.10
  • Brown takes 11 of 15 towns; Cape backers savor victory

    01/20/2010 5:28:13 AM PST · by AmericaUnite · 18 replies · 1,207+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | January 20, 2010 | Jake Berry
    HYANNIS — Twenty-seven years ago, Peter Herbert of East Falmouth was a master sergeant in the 26th National Guard unit in Framingham when a young soldier with a commanding voice was introduced as the unit's new leader. Tall and confident, the new commander immediately captured the unit's attention and its respect, Herbert said. Yesterday, that same man captured national attention as he was elected the new junior U.S. senator from Massachusetts. "You could tell even back then that (Scott Brown) was going to be a little bit different than the rest of us," Herbert said last night, sitting calmly in...
  • Democratic Rats Fighting As They Desert the Sinking Coakley Ship

    01/19/2010 1:01:01 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 19 replies · 1,144+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 1/19/10 | The Lid
    Boy oh Boy, when rats desert the ship they get really cranky. Today the White House did its best to make sure Martha Coakley (or Marsha if you believe the Kennedys) gets 100% of the blame for the fact that her election to the Senate is in Trouble. Coakley's people are blaming it on the White House, Obama's Policy, and the national Democratic Party committees: The White House would have helped out Martha Coakley's campaign earlier if she had only asked, White House senior adviser David Axelrod said today. President Obama made a last minute campaign stop for Coakley on...
  • Live Thread: Massachusetts Senate Race - Brown/Croakley

    01/19/2010 5:00:55 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 3,940 replies · 184,899+ views
    Me | 1/19/10 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Polls are open. Senate race in Massachusetts comes down to wire Read the article here:,0,6084655.story?track=rss
  • It’s the ObamaCare, Stupid

    01/18/2010 6:33:38 AM PST · by DecoyJames · 8 replies · 265+ views
    Only 36 percent of the Massachusetts residents who say they are likely to vote in the special U.S. Senate election that will take place in that state on Tuesday say they support the national health-care plan being pushed by President Barack Obama
  • TIME throws in the towel? "In Massachusetts, Scott Brown Rides a Political Perfect Storm"

    01/18/2010 12:55:42 AM PST · by Factfinder · 11 replies · 1,435+ views
    TIME magazine ^ | Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 | MIKE BARNICLE
    In a sense, Scott Brown has already won; not simply for his party, Republican, but for any candidate across the landscape who looks toward a volatile November with the message, "It's our turn." Read more:,8599,1954366,00.html?xid=rss-topstories#ixzz0cx6ZKFuh
  • Carville "telegraphs" that the end is near...

    01/17/2010 11:42:40 PM PST · by Factfinder · 43 replies · 3,037+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | January 17, 2010 | CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
    Asked about the prospect that Brown could win on Tuesday, Democratic strategist James Carville said “it could happen.” “And if it does happen, the last place that I’d want to be is at the Wednesday morning staff meeting at the White House.” Even though the political stakes are high, Carville, a longtime Clinton ally, said he thought it was sound strategy for the president to make a last minute pitch for Coakley at a Sunday afternoon campaign event. “You’ve got to send him up there,” Carville told King. But, Carville had no illusions about the tough fight for Coakley in...
  • Can Obama's visit to Mass. save Coakley? Poll

    01/17/2010 8:13:44 PM PST · by DBlake · 7 replies · 802+ views
    Youpolls ^ | 01-17-2010 | AP
    A win by Brown would strip the Democrats of their 60th Senate seat...
  • Is Another "Massachusetts Miracle" Coming Next Tuesday? - Video

    01/16/2010 2:28:16 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 255+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a new video called "Massachusetts Miracle," which draws the link between the miracle that occurred in the Revolutionary War that began in Massachusetts, and another miracle that may take place this coming Tuesday in Massachusetts with the election of a Republican Senator. Sure, it may be a little over-hyped, but it is well done and it WILL be miraculous for a Republican to win in Massachusetts. Let's hope it happens! . . . (VIDEO)
  • GOP Candidate Warns Obama to 'Stay Away' From Massachusetts Senate Race

    01/14/2010 9:42:18 AM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 32 replies · 2,415+ views
    Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown issued a stern warning to President Obama, cautioning him to "stay away" from Massachusetts as he battles Democratic rival Martha Coakley in a heated race, the Boston Herald reported.
  • The Scott Brown Hype: Will there be a backlash if he loses?

    01/13/2010 6:12:33 PM PST · by JacksMom · 34 replies · 1,417+ views
    RepubX ^ | 1-12-10
    What if Scott Brown loses? I mean, after all the hype and investment in standing behind him to win, do you think there would be some backlash? Especially, if election rigging (vote switching) was found out to have been involved, as in NY-23. Furthermore, you have to factor in the potential SEUI and ACORN shenanigans, not-to-mention the Governor of MA is a good friend of Obama. And most of you probably know, Obama is "hell-bent" on socializing this nation for his offshore masters. In other words, redistributing America's wealth to Chinese-led UN agencies and turning America in to a Police...
  • Blue-State Blues: Win or Lose, GOP Sets Frame for '10 in Massachusetts

    01/13/2010 8:04:18 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 14 replies · 620+ views
    ABC ^ | 1/13/10 | ABC News
    1/13/10 - 8:14 a.m. Did Republicans already win in Massachusetts? Not next Tuesday’s Senate election itself, of course -- few observers really think that’s winnable even now, no matter how toxic the environment for Democrats these days. But the fact that this is a race at all -- or, at least, the fact that it’s being treated like a race over the final week -- is itself a victory that tells important tales for both parties. A narrative for 2010 didn’t have to wait beyond the first month of the year to get written.
  • Senator Is the Centerfold (Scott Brown pics)

    12/29/2009 7:00:29 PM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 178 replies · 9,934+ views
    Cosmo ^ | Sept 22, 2009 (June 1982)
    Long before he was a politician, the Republican candidate vying for Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat posed nude for the centerfold of Cosmo. Scott Brown won our “America’s Sexiest Man” contest and appeared in the June 1982 issue. In those days he was a 22-year-old law student at Boston College who was cramming for finals just days before stripping down for our photographer. “Here at Cosmo we’ve had bachelors go on to be actors, models, and reality show stars, so we’re thrilled that one has gone on to become a politician,” says Kate White, Cosmo’s editor in chief. Obviously we...
  • Election 2010: North Dakota Senate: Hoeven 58% (R), Dorgan (D) 36%

    12/21/2009 4:58:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 24 replies · 947+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Monday, December 21, 2009 | Scott Rasmussen
    Incumbent Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan may have a serious problem on his hands if Republicans recruit Governor John Hoeven to run for the U.S. Senate in North Dakota next year. The first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 telephone survey of likely voters in North Dakota finds the popular Republican governor leading Dorgan by 22 points – 58% to 36%. Just six percent (6%) are undecided in that senatorial contest. Part of the challenge for Dorgan is the health care legislation working its way through Congress. Dorgan, along with every Democrat in the Senate, has voted to move the legislation forward and...
  • City of Houston budget not balanced despite claims to contrary

    05/07/2009 10:08:38 PM PDT · by BellStar · 7 replies · 568+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 6, 2009, 8:03PM | BILL KING
    A few weeks ago there was an exchange between Councilmember Pam Holm and Controller Annise Parker over whether the city’s budget was balanced and what it actually means to have a balanced budget. The controller asserted that the city’s 2009 budget was balanced. Let me assure the reader that is not the case. Here are the facts. The city’s 2009 budget projects that the city will have general fund revenues of $1.84 billion. These revenues are derived from property taxes, sales taxes, fees and fines and certain miscellaneous categories such as interfund transfers and the sale of capital assets. However,...

    11/10/2008 4:48:00 PM PST · by SoftTyranny · 24 replies · 269+ views ^ | 11/10/2008 | Soft Tyranny
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is already on the offensive in Georgia. Where were ads like this in the general election? Why did we not do a better job shapping the debate? This is the exact ads we need now and in 2010. Watch this ad at
  • Stuart Smalley for Senate

    09/09/2008 7:42:49 PM PDT · by Emma Sansom · 6 replies · 436+ views
    AP/Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2008 | Brian Bakst
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Comedian Al Franken grabbed the Democratic nomination Tuesday for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, setting up a showdown with Republican Sen. Norm Coleman that had been years in the making. Franken, who gained fame as a "Saturday Night Live" cast member, easily beat six other candidates chasing the Democratic nod. Coleman trounced his only opponent, an expatriate living in Italy. Minnesota voters joined those in six other states and the District of Columbia in deciding general election matchups. Nominations for House, Senate and governor were on the line, along with the fate of another TV celebrity: Kevin...
  • Western oil shale becomes issue in La. Senate race

    08/01/2008 6:24:27 PM PDT · by NickFlooding · 7 replies · 110+ views
    Tri-Parish Times ^ | August 1, 2008 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    Western oil shale becomes issue in La. Senate race By MELINDA DESLATTE A supply of oil sealed in rock out West is becoming a flash-point in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, in a bid to gain the attention of drivers feeling the pinch of gasoline prices. Republican candidate John Kennedy said unlocking the energy source from oil shale - as much as 800 billion barrels of oil locked in underground rock in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah - could shrink the nation's dependence on foreign oil and could help ease prices at the pump. Kennedy, the state treasurer, said his Democratic opponent,...
  • Bruning quits Senate race (NE)

    11/20/2007 8:26:49 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 43+ views
    The Lincoln Star Journal ^ | November 20, 2007 | Oskar Garcia
    Republican Jon Bruning ended his U.S. Senate campaign on Tuesday night, deferring to and endorsing the candidate many consider a prohibitive front-runner, former governor and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns. Nebraska’s attorney general ended his five-month campaign after raising more than $1 million for his bid to succeed outgoing Republican Chuck Hagel, money Bruning said he will sit on to possibly use in a future run. “If I do my job, political opportunities will come,’’ said Bruning, who is serving his second term as attorney general. “The timing wasn’t with me this time, but I’m confident the time will come...
  • Bill Nelson Unveils New Florida Senatorial Elections Commercials Against Katherine Harris

    09/19/2006 5:23:31 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 21 replies · 771+ views
    WFTV - Orlando | Nelson campaign
    Bill Nelson unveils new Florida Senatorial Elections Commercials Florida Senator Bill Nelson, seeking reelection against Congresswoman Katherine Harris, unveiled his new TV commercials this morning. In doing so, he has set his initial tone for his campaign. Nelson’s :30 spot was very soft. Tone was not combative at all. Message was “I get things done for all Floridians.” He specifically says that he does not see his job as one where he is supposed to be combative, but rather to work, along with Republicans and Democrats, for everyone in Florida. Yada yada yada. Ad scrolls many newspaper headlines saying what...

    08/31/2006 3:13:35 PM PDT · by luckycin · 69 replies · 1,659+ views
    8/30/2006 | hardball
    katherine harris supports the fair tax
  • Vague disquiet roils voters in Missouri race

    08/26/2006 3:17:58 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 75 replies · 1,468+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2006 | Christina Bellantoni
    WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Sen. Jim Talent is not responsible for $3-a-gallon gas or the Iraq war, but many voters here are linking him to an unpopular commander in chief and say they will punish him at the polls because he is a Republican. Mr. Talent faces a significant re-election challenge in November, with Democratic state Auditor Claire McCaskill essentially running even with him in the polls. Voters in the increasingly frustrated electorate here, especially in economically challenged rural Missouri, say they likely will seek a change, even though they may disagree with the Democrats. Most voters interviewed said life "could...
  • Incumbent on the Brink

    08/24/2006 10:28:08 AM PDT · by winner3000 · 40 replies · 1,662+ views
    Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal ^ | 8/24/2006 | JASON L. RILEY
    JANESVILLE, Pa.--Until recently, Bob Casey Jr.'s strategy for unseating Republican Sen. Rick Santorum had been working so well that Mr. Casey could behave like the incumbent. Taking advantage of a double-digit lead in the polls, this son of a popular former two-term governor was coasting toward November on the heralded family name. He could remain mum or studiously vague about his actual positions. He could refuse to debate. And he could hide behind handlers who carefully stage-managed his appearances (before friendly audiences) and even more carefully shielded him from media outlets (like this one). It was a smart strategy for...
  • Hip-hopper [Russell Simmons] sings Steele praise

    08/21/2006 1:20:58 PM PDT · by AnnaZ · 17 replies · 1,283+ views
    Hip-hopper sings Steele praise August 21, 2006 Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons will be the host of a campaign fundraiser Thursday for Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's run for U.S. Senate.     The fundraiser for Mr. Steele, a Republican who would be the state's first black U.S. senator if elected... [snip]     Also scheduled to participate in the event are Cathy Hughes, founder and chairman of Radio One, a black-run broadcasting company specializing in urban markets... [snip]     Ms. Hughes and Mr. Simmons, the man behind the Def Jam Recordings music label and the platinum-plated careers of acts including the Beastie Boys, LL...
  • Backing Harris? Her list shortens.

    08/17/2006 7:22:38 AM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 195 replies · 2,233+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 17, 2006 | ANITA KUMAR
    In the U.S. Senate primary, Rep. Katherine Harris has been touting key political endorsements from fellow Republican lawmakers. The problem is, some of them never endorsed her. Several members of the U.S. House called the Harris campaign to complain Wednesday after the St. Petersburg Times notified them of the endorsements listed on Harris' Web site. Minutes later, their names were removed. The list of politicians whose names came down includes Reps. Ginny Brown-Waite of Brooksville, Cliff Stearns of Ocala, Mark Foley of West Palm Beach and Jeff Miller of the Panhandle. "The congressman has not made an endorsement in the...
  • 3rd-party candidate cuts into Casey's lead

    08/15/2006 8:00:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies · 610+ views
    Even with a Green Party candidate now in the race, Democratic challenger Bob Casey leads Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, according to a poll released today. In a three-way matchup, Casey leads Santorum 45 percent to 39 percent, with Green Party candidate Carl Romanelli picking up 5 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters. Eleven percent were undecided or did not plan to vote. Mr. Romanelli, a railroad industry consultant from Wilkes-Barre and a former family-court support officer, qualified with enough signatures Aug. 1 to get on the Nov. 7 general election ballot. He has said that most...