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  • Analyst: Ky. Governor's Race May be Bellwether for Dems in 2016

    07/30/2015 9:12:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/29/2015 | Courtney Coren
    While Democrats may be hoping to improve their numbers in Congress in the next election, political analyst Nathan Gonzales says that the Kentucky governor's race may be a bellwether election for 2016. Since losing the Senate in 2014, as well as even more seats in the House, the Democrats have been looking to 2016 with hope in light of the fact that they typically have better voter turnout during presidential election cycles, Gonzales explained in a blogpost for Roll Call. However, he contends that there is at least one race that is expected this fall that "could dampen some of...
  • BLUEGRASS POLL: Kentucky Gov. race a barnburner

    07/30/2015 9:21:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | July 30, 2015 | Joe Arnold
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As Matt Bevin and Jack Conway prepare for the unofficial kickoff of the Kentucky gubernatorial campaign at Fancy Farm, the race appears to be a barnburner. Conway, Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General, holds a slim lead over Bevin, the Republican nominee and businessman, 45 percent to 42 percent, in the WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll released Thursday. The three percentage point margin is within pollster Survey USA's 3.8 percent margin of error. The poll surveyed likely voters between July 22 and July 28. The Bluegrass Poll also queried voters on a potential three-candidate governor's race. founder Drew Curtis...
  • Trump:" Walker has a lot of problems in Wisconsin".

    07/05/2015 1:01:39 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 138 replies ^ | 6/17/2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Walker will not get a pass from other candidates on the jobs and economic issues in Wisconsin. From the article: Republican presidential contender Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s handling of his state’s finances in an interview with Bloomberg Politics. “He has got a lot of problems in Wisconsin. You know, Wisconsin has got tremendous problems,” he said. “The debt and the difficult problems that they have going on in Wisconsin that a lot of people don't understand and know about. Tremendous borrowings. And they have difficulties,” he added. Read more at: Link to The Hill
  • Ralph Nader: Trump for President? Giving GOP nightmares

    06/21/2015 3:20:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 21, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    Donald Trump, the bombastic builder of Trump towers and Trump gambling casinos, is moving from his reality TV show to the theater of presidential elections. If he survives the first three months of mass media drubbing him and his notorious affliction of ‘leaving no impulsive opinion behind,’ he’s going to be trouble for the other fifteen or so Republican presidential candidates. Already the commentators have derided his massive egotitis – he said “I” 195 times in his announcement speech, not counting the 28 times he said “my” or “mine” or the 22 mentions of “me.” But Trump revels in self-promotion...
  • Trump gave at least $100K to Clinton Foundation

    05/14/2015 11:59:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/14/15 | Mark Hensch
    New York real estate mogul Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have donated a combined total of at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation, records show. “Donald J. Trump” is listed on the Foundation’s website as giving between $100,000 and $250,000 to the charitable organization. “Ivanka Trump,” meanwhile, is listed as a donor who gifted between $5,001 and $10,000 to the nonprofit. “This list is comprised of those who made contributions or grants to advance the work of any part of the Clinton Foundation, including the Clinton Global Initiative, and indicates cumulative lifetime giving through 2014,” the website said.
  • Mike Huckabee Pushes Senators to Resign or Quit WH Run

    05/06/2015 10:52:19 AM PDT · by VinL · 85 replies
    WFIN News ^ | 5/6/2015 | Staff
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s opponents in the race for the White House who are senators should either resign or drop out of the contest, he said on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday. “If a person has a job that the taxpayers are paying for, shouldn’t that person do that job?” Huckabee, a Republican who said Tuesday he was running for president, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on GMA. Three of his opponents in the Republican presidential field are U.S. senators: Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Asked whether he thought his opponents should resign, he called it...
  • Former Gov. Mike Huckabee announces presidential campaign (Live Feed)

    05/05/2015 8:16:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2015 | Staff
    Live feed
  • Former Gov. Mike Huckabee announces presidential campaign (Breaking)

    05/05/2015 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies ^ | May 5, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
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  • Mike Huckabee staffing up for 2016 run

    04/22/2015 7:50:34 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/22/2015 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Mike Huckabee has been staffing up for his likely presidential campaign, before an expected announcement in Hope, Arkansas, on May 5. Sources familiar with the internal planning tell POLITICO that the Republican has decided on senior staff and their roles for a potential 2016 campaign. This inner-circle includes three alumni of the former Arkansas governor’s 2008 presidential campaign, during which he won the Iowa caucuses and carried seven other states. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Huckabee’s daughter, would be campaign manager. Chip Saltsman, who was manager last time, returns as a senior adviser. Bob Wickers will stay in his role as pollster...
  • Eyeing a 2016 bid, Rick Santorum forms "testing the waters" account

    04/09/2015 8:42:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 53 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/09/2015 | Jake Miller
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has set up a testing the waters account in anticipation of a possible 2016 presidential bid, CBS News has learned. The account allows Santorum, a Republican who ran for president in 2012, to raise and spend money under the same caps governing an actual campaign committee ($2,700 for individual donors, and $5,000 for couples.) Unlike a campaign committee, though, a testing the waters account does not have to disclose its finances. "He just formed the testing the waters account this week," Santorum adviser Matt Beynon told CBS News. "His timeframe for making a formal decision...
  • Why Is Jeb Bush Smiling?

    01/07/2015 6:07:25 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/7/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Mike Huckabee’s “exploration” announcement is good news for the former Florida governor. Jeb Bush is starting the new year with a smile. Former Arkansas governor and, until last weekend, Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced he would “explore” running for president. By the way, these “exploration” announcements are yet another example of the government encouraging politicians to lie. Exploratory committees disguise the fact that a candidate is running about as well as glasses conceal Superman’s real identity. They require a willful suspension of disbelief on the part of everyone watching. Politicians like this loophole because it drags out the time...
  • Moshe Kahlon Introduces His 'Kulanu' Party

    12/10/2014 5:39:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/14 | Yaakov Levi
    Former Likud MK Moshe Kahlon will indeed be running for the Knesset – and on Wednesday evening, he introduced his new party to Israelis. The party's name will be “Kulanu,” meaning “all of us.” The name is reminiscent of the campaign phrase used by Ehud Barak in his campaign for the Prime Minister's position in 1999, when he said that he would be the leader of “kulam” - everyone. Kahlon did not announced the names of any of the candidates who would be running with him. However, he said, his slogan to the voters would be “Be like Kahlon” (“Tihyu...
  • Long-Shot Senate Candidate Offers to Give Away the American Dream (Not Joe Carr)

    06/20/2014 10:50:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 20, 2014 | Jamie Lovegrove
    Plenty of politicians promise on the campaign trail to restore an intangible "American Dream," but one outsider Senate candidate is putting his money where his mouth is and offering to make it a reality for a few lucky supporters. John King, a Knoxville businessman and long-shot candidate in Tennessee's Republican Senate primary, is looking to bring attention to his campaign to unseat incumbent Lamar Alexander with an "American Dream Giveaway." Conditional on a highly improbable King victory in the Aug. 7 primary, entrants into the contest could win one of 18 prizes, including a home-starter package, luxury SUVs, and 4x4...
  • Huntsman a 2016 wild card vs. Hillary?

    04/13/2014 6:55:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    All Voices ^ | April 7, 2014 | Bob Brennan, Anchor/Reporter
    The 2,500-seat Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts sold out March 31 for an appearance by Jon Huntsman as part of the Philadelphia Speaker Series. Two days later, Huntsman filled Boston Symphony Hall. Another Huntsman appearance at UCLA later this month is sold out. Without the benefit of incessant media attention some early 2016 prospects have been receiving, Huntsman’s visions and his authentic, inspiring way of conveying them has been attracting, and resonating with, capacity audiences. At the Kimmel Center, Huntsman drew laughs in lowering his hand slowly to the floor, a metaphor for the impact on his 2012 primary...
  • Why Mitch McConnell's Opponent Smells Blood in the Water

    03/22/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 14, 2014 | Brett Logiurato
    A top campaign advisor to Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, scoffed at the notion McConnell is "invincible" in a new memo set to be released Friday.... after The New York Times published a lengthy analysis of the unprecedented nature of a potential McConnell loss. The memo delves into the details of why the Grimes campaign believes McConnell is more vulnerable than ever. First, McConnell is devoting precious time and energy to a challenge from the right in Republican Matt Bevin, with the primary on May 20. Hurst also argues Grimes has...
  • Guess Which Texas Billionaire Just Donated $1 Million to Planned Parenthood

    08/31/2013 1:41:56 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Plutocrat and former third party presidential candidate Ross Perot donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood of Texas, to help fill the gap left by the state’s defunding of the Women’s Health Program. “For nearly 100 years Planned Parenthood has helped to educate men and women regarding family planning and general family health,” said Margot Perot, speaking for the Perot Foundation of Dallas. “Our family has supported this nonprofit for many years because we are impressed with the work they do—providing birth control; scientifically based education; breast health exams; and basic, life-saving healthcare for women who cannot afford services otherwise.” In...
  • Machiavellian Rove 'Kept Santorum Alive Until He Could Kill Rick Perry First... THEN Newt Gingrich'

    11/15/2012 6:34:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 150 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    GO AWAY already It's over dude... As you've most likely already heard, the TEA Party right has declared all-out war on Karl 'Boss Hogg' Rove in the wake of numerous recent (expen$ive) GOP disasters in which 'The Architect' played an inglorious starring role. The final straw was likely his lack of willingness to take responsibility for an almost complete lack of success in the 2012 election cycle, instead pointing fingers and making excuses like an Italian cruise ship captain. Rove's flat-out whiffing in almost every race he backed -on top of improbable Romney defeat- would be enough for any sensible...
  • Bachmann to Endorse Romney

    05/02/2012 2:24:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 546 replies
    National Review ^ | Wednesday May 2, 2012 | Robert Costa
    National Review Online has confirmed that Michele Bachmann will endorse Mitt Romney tomorrow at a campaign event in Virginia.
  • Santorum: I left GOP race because money dried up

    04/12/2012 7:46:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 4-12-12 | Rebecca Kaplan
    When Rick Santorum ended his presidential bid on Tuesday, he spoke about the illness of his three-year-old daughter, Bella, and expressed a desire to spend more time with her as a parent. But on Thursday, the former Pennsylvania senator suggested the decision largely came down instead to a simple reality: He was out of cold, hard cash. After losing Wisconsin's April 3 primary to rival Mitt Romney by seven points - a contest, Santorum said, that his campaign viewed as necessary to win in order to do well in his home state of Pennsylvania - his fundraising dried up. "For...
  • Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

    04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL
    Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.
  • Newt Gingrich campaign asks state GOP to not seat Stacey Campfield as delegate

    03/30/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 95 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3-30-12 | Knoxville News Sentinel Staff
    Newt Gingrich's campaign has asked the Tennessee Republican not seat Knoxville state Sen. Stacey Campfield as a Gingrich delegate at the national convention. Campfield, who served as a state co-chair for Gingrich's campaign, abruptly switched his support to Santorum days before the March 6 "Super Tuesday" election. "Please be advised that Stacey Campfield does not have the consent of the Newt Gingrich for President Campaign to be seated as a delegate at the Republican National Convention," wrote John Fluharty, the campaign's director of delegate access, in a Thursday letter to the state GOP committee. "As a matter of information,...
  • Gingrich: Sure, I’d Be Romney’s VP

    03/26/2012 6:05:09 PM PDT · by frithguild · 20 replies · 18+ views
    NRO ^ | March 26, 2012 5:37 P.M. | Katrina Trinko
    Newt Gingrich said today he would be willing to be second on a Mitt Romney ticket. “No, I wouldn’t say no,” Gingrich said on Fox News Channel’s Your World with Neil Cavuto about what he would do if he was asked to become Romney’s vice president. “I can’t imagine him offering.” He also blasted Obama’s remarks caught on mic to Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. “The question it raises is how many countries, whether it is Iran or somewhere else has he had a similar conversation with?” said Gingrich. “You know, let me pretend I’m tough long enough to get reelected,...
  • The "Americans Elect" Farce

    03/25/2012 8:11:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 3+ views ^ | March 25, 2012 | Carol Platt Libau
    Americans Elect is a new group desperately trying to gain attention to run a presidential candidate who is, we are told, a  "bipartisan choice." Color me skeptical.  After reading Michael Warren's piece in The Weekly Standard, I was already sensing that the group -- with its disparate choices for president -- wasn't about any real policy ideas; "bipartisanship," after all, is about process (how one arrives at a decision) rather than about substance.  It sounds good, but doesn't mean anything on its own -- whether one favors bipartisan consensus depends on one's views on any given subject (i.e., pro-choicers and pro-lifers...
  • Republicans Should Avoid Social Issues

    03/19/2012 11:23:44 AM PDT · by Fred · 114 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 031912 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Rick Santorum could be the worst thing to happen to the GOP — ever. Worse even than George W. Bush. And that’s saying a lot. Bush did so much damage to the GOP brand, he almost destroyed the party forever. It was George Bush who brought us Barack Obama. Few Americans voted for Obama, they just voted for ABB (Anyone But Bush). Now the GOP has a golden opportunity. Obama has wrecked the U.S. economy from sea to shining sea. He has turned off voters by the millions. By historical standards, based on the current disastrous economic and unemployment numbers,...
  • Operation Chaos: Should Illinois Democrats cross lines and vote for Rick Santorum?

    03/18/2012 8:19:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | March 18, 2012 | by Brian C. Thomas
    I am a reluctant Democrat. Hell, I’m even a little embarrassed to call myself a Democrat. I’m not a fan of budgets increasing that should be decreasing. I am not a fan of coddling labor unions. I am not anti-union, but it seems like most unions are anti-hard work and I am certainly against that. But looking at my voting record, Team Dem has had my solid support over the years. Clinton got my vote twice; while Gore, Kerrey and Obama all got my vote, although the Kerrey vote earned me a trip to the ER for a panic attack....
  • Romney,Santorum to Call for English Language Requirement in Discussion of Puerto Rico Statehood

    03/13/2012 12:06:04 PM PDT · by Fred · 33 replies
    Syscon Media ^ | 031312 | marketwire
    U.S.English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica this week contacted former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, calling for the two Republican Presidential candidates to demand an English language requirement should Puerto Ricans elect statehood this coming November. Expected to make appearances in Puerto Rico this week, Romney and Santorum have not yet spoken out in support of requiring English as an official language in order for Puerto Rico to be granted statehood status. Romney has previously expressed support for statehood, should Puerto Ricans favor that in an upcoming plebiscite.
  • Contested GOP convention getting more likely?

    03/10/2012 8:48:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2012 | Nancy Cordes
    (CBS News) BILOXI, Miss. - The four main candidates for the Republican nomination for president say they're committed to staying in the race right up to the convention this August in Tampa, Fla. There's just one problem: If they do, it might turn out that no one gets the number of delegates needed to win the nomination outright. Stumping in Birmingham, Alabama, Mitt Romney continued his Southern charm offensive, celebrating an endorsement from the country band Alabama. "Wouldn't you love to hear them sing 'Sweet Home Alabama'? Wouldn't that be wonderful?" he asked a crowd at one campaign stop. In...
  • In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race [Romney Advisers:"Act of God" To Deny Him]

    03/07/2012 10:00:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 08, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race By NBC's Andrew Rafferty JACKSON, Miss. -- Rick Santorum called on Mississippi voters to deliver the knockout blow that would end Newt Gingrich's candidacy and make it a two-man race between Mitt Romney and the former Pennsylvania senator for the Republican nomination. "You have an opportunity here in Mississippi to narrow this race, narrow this race to a conservative versus the insider moderate. I ask you here tonight to stand with me," Santorum told a crowd of 300 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Wednesday. "If we win Mississippi, this...
  • Santorum and Freedom

    03/07/2012 5:10:25 PM PST · by writer33 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/07/12 | Daniel Henninger
    America's long-slog presidential campaigns are a process of discovery. Candidates, voters and the press criss-cross a complex nation trying to discover where the public mind will be the first Tuesday in November. No candidate has had a more interesting journey through 2012's campaign frontier than Rick Santorum. Few are going to forget Sen. Santorum in the early debates, stuck in the left-field bleachers, begging to be heard over such center-ring heavyweights as Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. In August, no one thought this guy would be toe-to-toe with the Romney machine in March. What happened? I went to...
  • Republican Split Decision [48% Ohio Republicans "Dissatisfied" if Gingrich Were The GOP Nominee]

    03/07/2012 6:11:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | March 08, 2012
    March 8 Republican Split Decision Romney had a good night but Santorum has cause to fight on. If Republican poohbahs were hoping that Super Tuesday's 10 contests would settle the Republican primary contest, they woke up Wednesday disappointed. While Mitt Romney had a good night and stretched his lead among delegates, Rick Santorum did well enough to more than justify staying in the race. The good news for Mr. Romney is that he won easily where he had to—in New England and Virginia—and went on to win narrowly the crucial showdown in Ohio. The pundits made much of the large...
  • Newt & Rick Split the Conservative Vote: Are One or Both Covert Rinos?

    03/05/2012 4:40:56 PM PST · by xzins · 36 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 5 March 2012 | Xzins
    One of the many problems with ObamaCare is discovering that a self-bought policy is government run. What is the problem with a government policy?'s government run. They get you coming and going. There's a pretend choice that is no choice, and even that non-choice is eventually forced out of business so that all is subsumed under the reality of a bureaucrat deciding if you get a heart bypass or a quick sendoff to the great beyond. Fake choices abound when dealing with politicians. That's why one simply must wonder about the Gingrich/Santorum splitting of the conservative vote. Who benefits?...
  • Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out

    03/04/2012 12:20:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 170 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 4th, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Rick Santorum indicated that Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race, arguing -- as Gingrich did during his surge -- that splitting the "anti-Romney" vote helped Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary and Washington caucuses and contributes to his overall success so far. "It's always harder when you've got to conservative running in the race as we have seen in Washington and we've seen in other states," Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. "We have the anti-Romney vote, if you will. Both Gingrich and I are slugging away." Santorum stopped short of calling for Gingrich to exit the...
  • Romney doesn't rule out Santorum as veep

    02/15/2012 8:01:07 PM PST · by Fred · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 021512 | Byron York
    Mitt Romney, whose campaign is preparing a multi-million dollar wave of negative advertising to persuade voters that Rick Santorum should not be president, says he is open to the possibility of choosing Santorum to be his running mate should Romney win the Republican nomination. Romney appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning and was asked, "You and Rick Santorum, we haven't seen you go head-to-head yet…In the big picture, could you see a scenario where you two team up?" "Oh, I think it's always possible to have people come together in our party, whether it's Rick and I, or others in...
  • How disastrous was Santorum’s endorsement of Specter? Can you say ‘Obamacare’?

    02/10/2012 6:53:53 PM PST · by Fred · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12 2011 | William A. Jacobson
    How disastrous was Specter prevailing over Toomey in 2004? In April 2009, Specter switched parties giving the Democrats a 60th vote in the Senate when Al Franken was declared the winner in Minnesota and sworn in after court challenges in July 2009. Specter put that vote to good use casting the 60th vote for cloture on Obamacare in late December 2009. Having enabled Obamacare to proceed to a full vote, Specter cast the 50th vote for Obamacare (guaranteeing passage because Biden could cast a tie breaker): They’re nothing if not prompt. Voting has begun on HR 3590, the Senate’s health...
  • Santorum Revealed as Romney's Stalking Horse in Brenham (The Meeting That Won’t Change The World)

    01/15/2012 1:59:24 PM PST · by shield · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry Report ^ | 15th January 2012 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    At least it was cordial. But the 150 or so "movement conservatives" gathered at Paul Pressler's this weekend (1/13-14) were a fractured lot. Maybe 10% were for Perry. Almost all of them were against Romney. Well, sort of. Caveat below. There was an official Romney guy there who explained that "You'll either work with us now or work with us later, but you'll all have to get on Mitt's train, because we have the money and the organization, so there's no stopping us." This did not go over well. It just made everyone more determined than ever to do whatever...
  • Why Does Rick Perry Think He Can Win South Carolina?

    01/07/2012 1:40:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 188 replies · 1+ views
    TPM ^ | January 5, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    After his embarrassing result in Iowa, Rick Perry seemed to get the message the polls have been sending him for months: Republican voters just aren’t that into him. On caucus night, said he’d go back to Texas and figure out what comes next. But within hours, Perry was sprinting into South Carolina, to make at least one more stand. Given that the TPM Poll Average shows Perry pulling just 4.8% support in the state, a clear question arises: What on earth is he thinking? The answer is, team Perry really thinks they can make it happen in South Carolina. The...
  • ObamaCare = RomneyCare = CommieCare. NO Romney! NO WAY!! (Time to rally around Santorum!)

    01/06/2012 3:51:00 PM PST · by bobk333 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    January 6, 2012
    Romney! ObamaCare = RomneyCare = CommieCare. NO Romney! NO WAY!! STOP ROMNEY NOW!!! This is getting serious folks. We *must* stop this guy. We can't let Mitt (or Newt) get the nomination. Along with being way too liberal, Mitt is almost as corrupt as Newt. Romney and his campaign have paid off just about every politician in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. That is how he operates. His campaign shares their campaign contributions by passing some of them along to the campaign funds of politicians they want to influence -- and there are many greedy hands stuck out...
  • What A Big Government Conservative Looks Like

    01/06/2012 10:00:48 AM PST · by Fred · 102 replies
    Red State ^ | 010612 | Erick Erickson
    I’m rather tired of all the people who don’t like Romney trying to claim Rick Santorum is not a big government conservative, or not a pro-life statist. I would support him before I would support Romney too, but I have no intention of giving up ideological and intellectual consistency in the name of beating Mitt Romney. Rick Santorum is a pro-life statist. He is. You will have to deal with it. He is a big government conservative. Santorum is right on social issues, but has never let his love of social issues stand in the way of the creeping expansion...
  • Santorum Pro-Labor Votes, Earmarks Ripe for Attacks (Into the Abyss)

    01/04/2012 7:14:42 AM PST · by milwguy · 71 replies
    newsmax ^ | 01/04/2012 | nm
    Rick Santorum’s second-place finish in the Iowa Republican caucuses means he’s now a leading alternative to Mitt Romney — and a prime attack target for the front-runner. A former Pennsylvania U.S. senator, Santorum, 53, campaigned across Iowa in a Ram pickup truck arguing he is the most consistent candidate on such issues as ending abortions and curbing government waste. It’s a message that caught fire in the final days of a fluid primary and propelled him into the front tier of candidates. He finished just eight votes behind the well-funded and better-organized former Massachusetts governor, and also bested Ron Paul,...
  • Bachmann to miss vote on spending bill that funds Obama’s healthcare law

    12/16/2011 6:40:52 PM PST · by Fred · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 121611 | Julian Pecquet
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) won’t be returning to Congress on Friday to vote against a $1 trillion spending package that preserves funding for President Obama’s healthcare reform law, her office told The Hill. The presidential candidate is campaigning in Iowa on Friday, according to her campaign schedule. The omnibus is expected to sail through Congress after both parties signed off on it Thursday night. Still, Bachmann has made opposition to the healthcare law a focal point of her campaign and has taken to calling the two front-runners for the GOP nomination “Newt Romney” because of their past support for an...
  • Bachmann Ratchets Up Spat With Gingrich Over Illegal Immigration Stance

    11/26/2011 10:41:16 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2011 | Fox News
    Rep. Michele Bachmann on Saturday stood by her claim that Newt Gingrich supports "amnesty" for illegal immigrants, digging up a letter the former House speaker signed nearly eight years ago to combat claims that she was misrepresenting his plan. Gingrich, after saying at a Republican presidential primary debate that the U.S. should afford some illegal immigrants a pathway to legal status, has clarified that he only wants to open that door for some illegal immigrants who have been in the country 25 years or more. Bachmann, in an interview with Fox News, cited a 2004 letter Gingrich co-authored expressing support...
  • Cain stumbling under glare of national spotlight

    10/22/2011 12:03:45 PM PDT · by World'sGoneInsane · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/2011 | APBy PHILIP ELLIOTT and SHANNON McCAFFREY
    ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain is learning the hard way what it means to face the glare of the national spotlight. After captivating Republicans hungry for an alternative to 2012 GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, Cain has made a series of stumbles that have left some questioning whether he's ready for the White House.
  • Iowa ads will push Bachmann movie in weeks before straw poll

    07/23/2011 9:28:38 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 82 replies
    The Des Moines Register | Saturday July 23, 2011 | Jennifer Jacobs
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  • Quinnipiac Poll: Bachmann “Surging” Into Second Place

    07/13/2011 4:57:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 13, 2011 | Steven Shepard
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has supplanted other hopefuls as the strongest opponent to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released early Wednesday. Romney leads Bachmann, 25 percent to 14 percent. They are followed by two potential candidates who have not yet declared whether they will run: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (12 percent) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (10 percent). Romney's share of the vote is exactly identical to the previous Quinnipiac poll, in early June. But Bachmann has jumped eight points -- from six percent...
  • Bachmann gaining ground in N.H. poll (where she poses major threat to Romney ascendancy)

    07/06/2011 7:21:42 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-07-06 | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON - Representative Michele Bachmann has rapidly gained ground in a new poll of New Hampshire voters, tapping her popularity with Tea Party activists and potentially causing problems for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor, who has long dominated polls in the Granite State, had his lead cut to single-digits in a new survey done by Public Policy Polling. Although polls taken six months before voters head to the polls can be unreliable, they can also provide a window into a volatile Republican electorate. Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, would get 18 percent of the vote, according to the...
  • Bachmann Launches Presidential Campaign

    06/27/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 241 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 June 2011 | Staff
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, stressing her Iowa roots and appealing directly to Tea Party voters, came out swinging Monday as she formally launched her campaign for president. Buoyed by a strong showing in several recent polls, the Minnesota congresswoman cast her campaign as the voice for "constitutional conservatives" looking for a government that lives within its means while giving the private sector the room to grow. She launched a broadside against President Obama for racking up too much debt while stimulating too little job growth and vowed to make him a "one-term president." "We cannot afford four more years of Barack...
  • Hey Ed Rollins, you deal with it

    06/23/2011 4:09:27 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 6/22/2011 | William Jacobson
    Your candidate is getting the predictable Palin-treatment, but of course, you have so pissed off Palin supporters, you deal with it. After all, you are a serious campaign consultant. Michele Bachmann’s Holy War, at Rolling Stone, has this image accompanying the article, which says pretty much all you need to know: Your candidate is getting the predictable Palin-treatment, but of course, you have so pissed off Palin supporters, you deal with it. After all, you are a serious campaign consultant. Michele Bachmann’s Holy War, at Rolling Stone, has this image accompanying the article, which says pretty much all you need...
  • Cal Thomas:Bachmann Praise By Matthews'Like Getting Civil Rights Affirmation From David Duke'

    06/18/2011 6:13:35 PM PDT · by curth · 10 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 18, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting since Monday's Republican presidential debate, MSNBC's Chris Matthews is suddenly a big fan of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.). On Saturday's "Fox News Watch," syndicated columnist Cal Thomas said, "Chris Matthews praises her, which is sort of like getting a civil rights affirmation from David Duke" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JON SCOTT, HOST: That's new Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann striking a cord at a Republican debate earlier this week. Cal, she got some pretty good reviews from the mainstream press, and yet many of those same members of the press were trying to...
  • Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter

    06/07/2011 5:29:34 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2011 | Matt Lewis
    Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter By Matt Lewis A few weeks ago, I pointed out that a prominent Sarah Palin blogger had turned on Michele Bachmann. On Fox News Sunday this week, Palin pointed out that she, unlike Bachmann, had executive experience (though added that Bachmann had strengths, too). The feud was taken to a new level, however, when Bachmann’s new “celebrity” campaign manager, Ed Rollins referred to Palin as “not serious.” This was too much for Palin supporter and talk radio host, Tammy Bruce who took to her Twitter feed. Bruce, who also appears in the new film...
  • Herman Cain, Sarah Palin tied for second in Iowa

    06/01/2011 10:03:47 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 65 replies
    ajc ^ | 6-1-11 | j galloway
    Herman Cain’s scrappy campaign for the GOP presidential nomination is making an impression. From Public Policy Polling of North Carolina: Mitt Romney has the lead in PPP’s first Iowa poll since Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump exited the race, but with six different candidates polling in double digits it’s clear this thing is wide open. Romney polls at 21%. Sarah Palin and Herman Cain are tied for second at 15%. Newt Gingrich is 4th with 12%, Michele Bachmann 5th with 11%, Tim Pawlenty 6th with 10%, Ron Paul 7th with 8%, and Jon Huntsman 8th with 0% (only one respondent...