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  • Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race

    09/12/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud. Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has “received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project,” an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls. “Preliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities, including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information,” Kemp wrote in the memo. Nunn is...
  • Mississippi State Supreme Court agrees to hear McDaniel election challenge

    09/11/2014 8:56:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/11/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Sometimes the good guys do win and beat the devils in the end. Sometimes if you are right, you know you are right and you don’t give up, your dreams do come true. Late Tuesday afternoon the Mississippi State Supreme Court agreed to consider the mountain of evidence State Senator Chris McDaniel has put together to prove his allegations of voter fraud committed by Republican United States Senator Thad Cochran and several members of his staff. The case revolves around a contest to secure the Republican nomination to run for the US Senate from Mississippi. The history of this case...
  • Mississippi High Court May Be Site of Senate Runoff Fight (McDaniel vs. Cochran)

    09/06/2014 2:22:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Bloomberg | Sep 6, 2014 12:01 AM ET | Erik Larson and Annie Linskey
    Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-05/mississippi-high-court-may-be-next-stop-in-senate-runoff-fight.html
  • Illinois’ Blagojevich in line for a Get out of Jail Soon card?

    09/03/2014 10:28:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/14 | George Spelvin
    The tentacles of Obama’s web of corruption yet again expose the stinking cesspool that is Chicago. Rod Blagojevich, the fourth Illinois governor to reside in a gray bar inn, may be rearranging his schedule for an anticipated Get Out of Jail Somewhat Free Card as political maneuverings and legal efforts reveal Obama’s reach. “It’s f’n golden,” said Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich prior to his trip to prison. He was referring to his right as Governor to appoint a US Senator to fill the vacancy that occurred when Obama went to Washington to organize that community. That seat on the Democrat...
  • Alaska Family Action debate proved we need Joe Miller in U.S. Senate

    08/10/2014 9:31:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    oe Miller has shown he is the only true conservative in the Alaska United States Senate Republican primary. His opponents are beholden to exactly the people who have brought us the mess we are in; and either one would only make things worse. He can be supported at Joeforliberty.com The primary is August 26, 2014. When the Alaska Family Action debate moderator asked the right questions, Joe Miller had the right answers and his opponents in the Republican U.S. Senate primary did not. Those are the simple facts. On Illegal aliens pouring into our country, Miller explained he is against...
  • An ‘Easy Gallop’ Gets Easier for Turning Montana Senate Seat Red

    08/04/2014 9:47:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 4, 2014 | Rod Kackley
    Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) was basking in the national spotlight of delivering the GOP’s response to President Obama’s weekly radio and internet address July 27, while the man whose job he wants, Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.), was reeling from charges of plagiarizing a healthy portion of his U.S. Army War College master’s thesis. The contest has never been a contest, although Walsh did pull closer to Daines just before the plagiarism scandal broke July 23. Daines is slaughtering Walsh in the polls. The latest survey of likely Montana voters from Public Policy Polling, which leans toward Democrats, has the Republican...
  • Perdue grabs surprise runoff victory over Kingston in Georgia

    07/23/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    First-time political candidate David Perdue won a surprise victory over favored Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for the US Senate nomination in Georgia. Kingston, who had the backing of the US Chamber of Commerce as well as conservatives such as my Salem colleague Erick Erickson, had been leading in almost every poll as the runoff approached. In the end, Perdue’s outsider message may have won the day: Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term...
  • Dems’ Plan B disintegrates: Bill to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling can’t clear filibuster

    07/16/2014 12:57:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Senate Democrats’ effort to reverse the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” ruling on birth control could not overcome a Republican filibuster Wednesday, exposing the partisan divide over how to balance women’s health rights with religious liberty ahead of November’s congressional contests. The chamber’s 56-43 vote was not enough to green-light the “Not My Boss’ Business Act” for final consideration, even though Republicans Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke party ranks and voted to put the bill on the floor. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, changed his vote to “no” at...
  • Women stand to make history in West Virginia Senate race

    07/14/2014 3:35:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Carl Cameron
    History will be made in West Virginia this year when Mountain State voters elect their first female U.S. senator. They will choose between Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for the seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Sen. Jay Rockefeller. The GOP has targeted West Virginia as one of six Senate seats it needs to win to gain control of the Senate. The others include: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina and South Carolina. In this increasingly Red State, Tennant brought out a firebrand liberal, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Capito shot back with...
  • Joe Miller Remains

    07/03/2014 8:43:02 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    In 2010, Fairbanks attorney and Tea Party firebrand Joe Miller pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent political history by defeating Alaska’s incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. Perhaps just as surprisingly, Murkowski was able to hold onto her seat less than three months later when she won a general election write-in campaign, taking advantage of Miller’s growing reputation as a loose cannon to defeat him and a Democratic challenger. Four years later, Miller is again a candidate in the GOP Senate primary (set for Aug. 19), this time vying for the right to take on...
  • John Fund: Remember Mississippi!

    06/27/2014 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2014 | John Fund
    How far did the establishment GOP forces backing Senator Thad Cochran go in Mississippi this week? Too far, and their tactics are likely to leave permanent scars in a civil war with Tea Party forces that are out of all proportion to the importance the establishment placed on saving one 76-year-old senator’s ability to please Washington’s K Street lobbying interests. “This is a win for the establishment, but it’s a win with an asterisk, because it’s so tainted that it might be one of those things where they’re going to be sorry they ever won the runoff in Mississippi,” Craig...
  • Meet Mitzi Bickers - scandal-plagued Dem operative worked the black vote for Cochran

    06/27/2014 6:17:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Meet what appears to be one of the keys to Thad CochranÂ’s black-turnout operation, Mitzi Bickers. She is, from all appearances, something of a renaissance woman: She is not only the pastor of AtlantaÂ’s Emmanuel Baptist Church but also a former president of the Atlanta school board, a former construction-company executive, and a Democratic staffer and political strategist with a checkered past. Last year, she left her job as a senior adviser to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed after news surfaced that she had filed a fraudulent financial-disclosure statement. In a bizarre turn of events, it seems that Bickers was in...
  • GOP Soul-Searching Over Thad Cochran

    06/27/2014 4:28:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 27, 2014 | Scott McKay
    By now you've probably seen the reaction to Tuesday night’s Mississippi Republican Senate primary election, in which shaky incumbent Thad Cochran eked out a victory over Tea Party insurgent Chris McDaniel by making use of some rather unconventional electoral tactics.Cochran dedicated most of his efforts to pursuing Democrats, and specifically the black community. He went so far as to threaten his new voting base by saying McDaniel would cut food stamps,and made conspicuous charges of racism against both McDaniel and the Tea Party. There were further allegations, substantiated in news reports, of “street money” paid to Democratic fixers to turn...
  • Brett Favre Endorses Thad Cochran in US Chamber Ad

    06/19/2014 8:56:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 6-19-14 | Jeff Poor
    In an ad posted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's YouTube page on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, a product of the coastal town of Kiln, MS that played college ball at the University of Southern Mississippi, came out to support incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). “I’ve learned through football that strong leadership makes the difference between winning and losing. And when it comes to our state’s future, trust me: Mississippi can win and win big with Thad Cochran,” Favre said. “Thad Cochran always delivers, just like he did during Katrina." Cochran is locked into a runoff battle with...
  • Poll: McDaniel Opens 12-Point Lead Over Cochran

    06/16/2014 10:14:12 AM PDT · by kingattax · 77 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    BILOXI, Mississippi -- A new poll shows conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel with a commanding 12-point lead the runoff election in Mississippi’s GOP primary over six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). The Citizens United Political Victory Fund poll, conducted by Kellyanne Conway of The Polling Company, Inc., shows McDaniel has a 52 percent to 40 percent lead over Cochran.In a memo, pollster Conway noted too that McDaniel has an “intensity advantage” as 47 percent of his supporters say they are “definite” supporters whereas only 37 percent of Cochran’s say as much. “With eight days to go before the run-off election...
  • Mitch McConnell just took sides in this Republican primary

    06/06/2014 11:36:49 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 6, 2014 | 2:15 pm | Rebecca Berg
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking sides in the Mississippi Senate primary run-off, stepping out to help raise money for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., against his Tea Party challenger, Chris McDaniel. McConnell will host a "run-off reception" benefiting Cochran, a six-term incumbent, on the evening of June 10 at the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Washington. In an email to party donors Friday, obtained by the Washington Examiner, McConnell warned that the outcome of the contest "will have a very real impact on our fight for the Majority," even though Mississippi is considered a Republican stronghold. "Our friend Thad...
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  • Sources: Sebelius Now Refusing To Testify Before Senate Panel

    04/30/2014 8:02:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-30-14 | Caroline May
    Outgoing Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is now refusing to testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, a Senate aide told The Daily Caller Tuesday. Sebelius had originally been set to testify before the subcommittee about the department’s 2015 $70 billion budget request on April 2. According to another aide, however, several weeks after confirming the hearing date, she requested a date switch with the National Institutes of Health budget hearing on May 7. The committee accommodated her request. Now, after announcing her resignation on April 11, she is...
  • Senate Candidate’s Silent Pause Demolishes Democrat Gary Peters’ ‘War on Women’ Meme

    04/23/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by kingattax · 32 replies
    TPNN ^ | April 22, 2014 | Matthew Burke
    VIDEO AT LINKTerri Lynn Land, who’s running for the U.S. Senate against leftist progressive Democrat and current Congressman Gary Peters, is tired of the ridiculous “War on Women” meme that Democrats invented to smear Republicans (WATCH VIDEO BELOW). But it didn’t take any words for Land, the former Michigan secretary of state, to destroy Peters’ accusation. All is took was a pregnant pause to make the accusation that a woman would be waging a “War on Women” look moronic in this quite funny new ad by Terri Lynn Land, entitled simply, “Really?” The Michigan senate race is turning out to...
  • Your Republican Senator wants a $1000 donation to act like a Democrat

    04/21/2014 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/21/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A very deceptive ploy is being used by the National Republican Senatorial Committee that is at least rather unfair, at most a bit too over the top for establishment senators who might be getting the message that Republican voters do NOT want what they’re selling. This writer received an official looking letter with a return address of “Saint Lucie County Area Assessment.” It had a black, bold type warning “Do Not Tamper or Destroy” above the homeowner’s address. Naturally, this letter was the first one to be opened because, frankly, it looked like some notice from the county assessor’s office....
  • PeakFeed: Well-Known DC Prognosticator Says Udall Loses Come Fall (Buh Bye Udall)

    04/21/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | April 21, 2014 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    "PeakNation™ time to put the chocolate bunny down and get back to work. On a day when many across the country were celebrating a resurrection, well-known and well-respected prognosticator Stu Rothenberg stated one thing that won’t be resurrected come November is liberal Senator Mark Udall’s political career." Rothenberg on CNN. 12 second video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylz5G_f-XIM
  • Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

    04/16/2014 6:03:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge.
  • [Independent Maine Sen Angus] King may switch sides and join the Republicans after midterms

    04/10/2014 5:22:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether to switch sides and join the Republicans. He is leaving open the possibility of aligning himself with the GOP if control of the upper chamber changes hands. “I’ll make my decision at the time based on what I think is best for Maine,” King told The Hill Wednesday after voting with Republicans to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure at the center for the 2014 Democratic campaign agenda. King’s remarks are a clear indication that congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle...
  • Scott Brown Pulls Ahead 5 Points In New Hampshire Poll

    04/08/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/08/14 | Michael Warren
    Republican Scott Brown leads incumbent Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire by five points in a recent poll obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The poll, commissioned by the Republican Governor's Association, was conducted on March 19 and 20 and asked 600 likely voters in New Hampshire who they would vote for in the U.S. Senate election. Respondents were given both Brown and Shaheen's names and their respective parties.
  • Former Gov. Blagojevich, sealed tapes and the Windy City that runs the Nation

    04/04/2014 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/4/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “I’ve Got This Thing, and It’s F*king Golden. . .I’m just not giving it up for nothing,” said former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, speaking of his ability in 2008 to name the new owner of Barack Obama’s vacated US Senate seat. And now rumors are swirling Blago just might be getting out of jail much earlier than required by the 14 year sentence which he is serving in a mountain Gray Bar Inn, forced retreat in Colorado. Two Chicago Tribune reporters, John Chase and Jeff Coen, (who did not answer a CiR call to hear their side) are being lambasted...
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • Oberweis found wintering in Florida a week ahead of Tuesday's primary

    03/11/2014 9:10:33 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 14 replies
    The Illinois Review ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Fran Eaton
    Oberweis found wintering in Florida a week ahead of Tuesday's primary AURORA - Just days before the election NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern found U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis relaxing ... in sunny Florida. We're only one week away from the Illinois primary, but GOP U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is already looking ahead to November.NBC 5 has learned that Oberweis flew out of Illinois Saturday, and is at his million-dollar Bonita Beach Florida condo until the end of the week.When reached by phone, Oberweis would not confirm his whereabouts, and when he was repeatedly asked whether he's in Illinois, he...
  • Democrats Face Perils of Controversial Nominees in ‘Post-Nuclear’ Senate

    03/06/2014 4:03:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 5, 2014 | Meredith Shiner and Humberto Sanchez
    Not even Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. could convince an in-cycle Senate Democrat from his home state to switch his vote and support embattled Department of Justice nominee Debo P. Adegbile. In the view of Democratic optimists, Biden had made a rare and impromptu appearance at the Capitol on Wednesday to cast a potential tie-breaking vote for Adegbile. But in reality, Biden served as the last-ditch salesman from the administration, futilely chatting up members such as Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., inside the Senate chamber. Coons was one of seven Democrats to join Republicans to block Adegbile from being the...
  • Rep. Cory Gardner to challenge Colo. Sen. Mark Udall

    03/01/2014 3:19:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Nicjolas Riccardi/AP
    DENVER — Republican Rep. Cory Gardner formally kicked off his Senate campaign on Saturday by tying his challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to the GOP’s efforts to reverse its decade-long slide in this key political bellwether state. “In 2008, Colorado led the nation in change,” Gardner said, alluding to the election of Udall and the nomination of Barack Obama for president during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. “In 2014, we can change it again.” Gardner, 39, represents his party’s best shot at breaking a 10-year drought in topline races here. Republicans have not won a single presidential, U.S....
  • Club for Growth wants Sen. Cochran to meet the Tea Party

    02/18/2014 5:07:07 PM PST · by onyx · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) may not know much about the Tea Party, but his primary challenger and the deep-pocketed Club for Growth are planning to introduce him. Cochran told a local news outlet on Monday that he’s not that familiar with the grassroots conservative movement, which has helped produce a challenge to him in his primary election from state Sen. Chris McDaniel. "The Tea Party, you know, is something I don't really know a lot about," Cochran said during a campaign stop in the state. "It's a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the...
  • Cornyn Challenger Dwayne Stovall Gets a Tea Party Endorsement [U.S. Senate Race-Texas]

    02/06/2014 7:36:24 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 56 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 6, 2014 | Nick Swartsell
    WASHINGTON– [Texas] Republican Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall has garnered an endorsement from Grassroots America– We the People, a statewide tea party group based in Tyler. The endorsement buttresses Stovall’s recent claims that he’s the tea party favorite against Sen. John Cornyn. “As far as we’re concerned, [Stovall's] the only viable candidate in the race,” said JoAnn Fleming, executive director of Grassroots America. “We didn’t even consider Steve Stockman because of his record of being less than honest with the media about his campaign finances. We also don’t feel he has the temperament.” The group has expressed a marked lack of...
  • Wendy Davis endorsed by ‘sugar daddy’ dating service

    01/24/2014 3:52:04 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 19 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | January 24 2014 | Caroline May
    SeekingArrangement.com’s Friday announcement followed a recent report in the Dallas Morning News which detailed a number of discrepancies in Davis’ personal narrative, including that she left a man 13 years her senior the day after he made the last payment for her Harvard Law School education. “Wendy Davis is proof that the sugar lifestyle is empowering,” seeking arrangements founder and CEO Brandon Wade said in his endorsement. “It can take a single mom from squalor to scholar, or in this case from the trailer park to Harvard, and a seat in the Senate. The sugar lifestyle creates an opportunity for...
  • GOP Insurgent Threatens Mississippi's Sen. Cochran in Primary

    01/20/2014 10:40:47 AM PST · by onyx · 59 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Monday, 20 Jan 2014 11:45 AM | By John Gizzi
    GOP Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi is facing a spirited challenge from the tea party wing of the party as he seeks a seventh term, with his opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, citing the senator's voting record as his reason for running. "I am running primarily because of [Cochran’s] inability to follow constitutional constraints — on spending, on sovereignty, and other major issues," McDaniel told Newsmax, citing the senator's vote last year to re-open the government with a resolution that included funding Obamacare. Although more Republican senators supported the measure than opposed it, McDaniel said that he "would have...
  • Chris McDaniel’s Quest (to Unseat Cochran MS)

    01/20/2014 8:12:15 AM PST · by onyx · 57 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | JANUARY 20, 2014 4:00 AM | By Jonathan Strong
    Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel may be running for the Republican nomination for one of his state’s U.S. Senate seats, but he’ll be the first to tell you that he puts his conservative principles ahead of his allegiance to party. McDaniel’s proudest moment back home came when he tried to override a veto from Republican governor Haley Barbour — one of the GOP establishment’s eminent figures — to rein in the state’s aggressive use of eminent domain for redevelopment purposes. “Private property is one of the cornerstones of our Constitution. And if the government can take it arbitrarily for...
  • Lankford to run for Coburn's Senate seat [Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon gets nods to run]

    01/20/2014 3:46:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Just days after Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) announcement that he’ll retire at the end of the year, the race to replace him began to settle with Rep. James Lankford (R) expected to announce his decision to run at a Monday-afternoon press conference, sources tell The Hill. Rep. Tom Cole (R) announced in a Sunday-night press release that he will not run, citing his seniority in the House. The state’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt (R), also announced in a Sunday Facebook post he won’t run. The decisions of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) and Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon still remain unclear....
  • Hitler Finds Out McConnell Is Losing To Matt Bevin

    12/31/2013 7:02:35 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 6 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | ???? | RINOeradicator
    Hitler Finds Out McConnell Is Losing To Matt Bevin; self explanatory
  • GOP can count ways to Senate majority

    12/30/2013 8:06:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 12/30/13 | Donna Cassata
    Republicans count enough competitive races to challenge Democrats for control of the Senate in the 2014 elections, if only they can figure out what to do with the tea party. Crowded primaries in states such as Georgia, Iowa and North Carolina, where tea partyers and social conservatives are fighting for the nomination and pushing candidates farther right, worry many Republicans, especially after they saw their legitimate shots at a Senate majority slip away in 2010 and 2012. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to capture control from Democrats, who effectively hold a 55-45 advantage now. But Democrats will...
  • White House to nominate Baucus for ambassador to China [Dem Senator from MT to retire early]

    12/18/2013 3:15:28 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2013 | Paul Kane and Aaron Blake
    The White House is set to select outgoing Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) as its pick for ambassador to China, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and a Baucus ally confirmed Wednesday. Baucus, 72, previously announced that he won't seek reelection to the Senate in 2014. ... Assuming Baucus is confirmed sometime in 2014, it means there will be a vacancy in his seat. Gov. Steve Bullock (D) will get to make the appointment for the final year of Baucus's term. Bullock could pick his lieutenant governor, John Walsh, who is already running for the seat in 2014. But Walsh faces a primary...
  • Perfect Candidate excuse will cost GOP Elections in 2014

    11/27/2013 6:10:40 AM PST · by Moseley · 119 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Of all the ways Republicans in the U.S.A. could still fumble their promising 2014 Congressional elections, one is the error of “the Ballistics Theory of Political Candidates” or the “Perfect Candidate Excuse.” Missing opportunities to master the techniques and science of winning elections, Republicans are instead searching for the perfect candidate. But that is only an excuse for avoiding the hard, real work of running effective election campaigns and studying how to become effective in running campaigns. In the United States, liberals are busy sharpening their skills at selling inferior candidates with unpopular platforms and failed policies to gullible voters....
  • Reid the Rat [it's about power]

    11/27/2013 2:17:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | November 27, 2013 | Andrew Stiles
    ".......Reid clearly felt strongly about the [filibuster] when Democrats were the minority party in the Senate, and he insisted that as majority leader he would never target the filibuster. However, as the problems with the Obamacare rollout continue to mount, and the president barrels headlong into lame-duck territory amid plummeting poll numbers, Reid is invoking his “right to change how I feel about things.” As is the president, apparently. Reid’s change of heart dates back to October 2011, when he used the nuclear option to scale back the ability of the Republican minority to offer amendments, something he has effectively...
  • A 2014 U.S. Senate Run for Ken Cuccinelli?

    11/12/2013 8:52:29 AM PST · by Moseley · 19 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | November 12, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Virginia Republicans may have a strong candidate for the 2014 US Senate seat in Ken Cuccinelli. As reported in the Daily Caller, conservative writer and Congressional candidate Quin Hillyer gives voice to a movement to draft Ken to run against incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Warner. Yet it would be a problem for the 2013 campaigner Ken Cuccinelli to run for U.S. Senate, from what we saw in Ken's unsuccessful campaign for governor. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Ken Cuccinelli as a potential senator. Yet Ken will fail badly unless he fires his 2013 campaign strategists, consultants, and leaders,...
  • Obama meets with Senate Democrats anxious over health care law

    11/06/2013 6:10:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2013 | Ed Henry & Wes Barrett
    President Obama on Wednesday sought to assuage anxious Democrats who are worried that ObamaCare’s troubled rollout is going to come back to haunt them during the 2014 midterm elections. “There’s a lot of pent-up frustration” among Senate Democrats who are facing voters next year, a party source familiar with the meeting told Fox News. A Democratic source told Fox News’ Ed Henry that some of the senators in the room floated a delay of up to one year in the law’s implementation – an idea the president rejected. The source said, however, that senators left the White House feeling that...
  • Lindsey Graham "Best of" Audio Clips

    Youtube clip of the best of audio clips from Lindsey Graham. He is a piece of work, isn't he? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_G3YWBPYpU&feature=share&list=UUIVOIu-W3jRE0S_Pv1TQ_Fg
  • Senate chaplain: 'God's purposes will prevail'

    10/16/2013 8:10:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | WTOP.com
    WASHINGTON - Americans hoping for an end to the gridlock that's caused a partial government shutdown have an option aside from protesting and rallying in front of the Capitol, according to U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black. They can pray.
  • Vote Lonegan for US Senate this Wednesday October 16th in New Jersey, GOTV

    10/14/2013 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 35 replies
    Steve Lonegan for US Senate ^ | October 14, 2013 | steelers6
    Steve Lonegan has dedicated his time in public life to fighting for New Jersey taxpayers. When he became mayor of Bogota, NJ in 1996, Lonegan immediately cut municipal spending, eliminated wasteful and duplicative services, privatized some functions and instituted a more cost-efficient, user-friendly government. As a result, Bogota’s municipal spending remained constant for the entire 12 years of Steve’s tenure. He also kept debt and tax increases far below inflation despite massive state mandates and aid reductions to suburban towns like Bogota. Thanks to Steve’s strong, conservative leadership, Republicans kept council control for 11 straight elections, and Steve was reelected...
  • BOOKER'S LEAD SKIPS TO SIX POINTS!

    10/02/2013 12:39:49 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 43 replies
    Naional Review Online ^ | October 2, 2013 | SeekTheTruth
    Internal polling conducted by New Jersey senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan’s campaign and obtained by National Review Online shows Newark mayor Cory Booker’s lead slipping to six points, 48 to 42. A Quinnipiac poll released last week showed Booker leading Lonegan by 12 points, and even that poll was considered a positive sign for the former Bogota mayor, as the earliest tallies showed Booker ahead by over 20 points.
  • Senate Is Set to Vote on Budget Bill as House Weighs Options

    09/27/2013 11:00:08 AM PDT · by writer33 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/27/13 | Johnathan Weisman, Jeremy Parker, Ashley Peters
    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday overwhelmingly approved stopgap spending legislation to keep the federal government open without gutting President Obama’s health care law, setting up a weekend showdown with the House that will decide whether much of the government shuts down at midnight Monday. The 54-to-44 vote for final passage followed a more critical moment when the Senate, in a bipartisan rebuke to Republican hard-liners, cut off debate on the legislation. The 79-to-19 vote included the top Republican leadership and easily exceeded the 60-vote threshold to break a filibuster. The Senate then voted along party lines, 54 to 44,...
  • Erick Wyatt, a true conservative candidate for US Senate for Texas

    09/26/2013 9:48:42 AM PDT · by ErickWyatt4TX · 31 replies
    Erick Wyatt website ^ | 09/26/2013 | Erick Wyatt
    About Erick Wyatt Erick Wyatt was born on June 23, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Erick was adopted on June 22, 1979, one day before he turned 1. He was raised primarily in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he attended neighborhood public schools and graduated from Del City High School. Immediately following graduation Erick Wyatt enlisted in the United States Army. Erick has served multiple tours at Fort Hood, TX throughout his career and was stationed in Galveston Texas with the US Coast Guard on 9/11. On August 15, 2007 Wyatt was severely injured by an Iraq mortar attack while serving on...
  • Poll: Sen. Lindsey Graham’s 2014 re-election chances uncertain

    09/25/2013 3:29:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2013 | Alex Hopkins & Seth McLaughlin
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may be in for a bumpy ride in his bid to secure a third term in November 2014, a new poll suggests. The Clemson University poll released Wednesday found that Mr. Graham enjoys far more tepid support among his fellow Republicans than other state GOP leaders, even as he faces a competitive primary against a trio of conservative challengers. Poll author David Woodard, a Clemson political scientist, found that just 53 percent of the 500 Republicans surveyed hold a favorable view of Mr. Graham, compared to 36 percent who had an unfavorable view. This stands...
  • Barack Obama's fire-breathing conservative cousin set to run for the U.S. Senate

    09/14/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9-14-13 | David Martosko In Washington
    This is not your typical political dynasty-in-the-making: A second cousin to Barack Obama is considering a run for U.S. Senate, and he's a fire-breathing conservative. Milton Wolf, whose mother's cousin was also Obama's grandmother, is a Kansas radiologist who writes columns for The Washington Times and produced videos for The Daily Caller last year. Neither publication is known for its patience with the president, and Wolf fits right in with their politics. He is gauging support among conservative leaders for a primary challenge to Sen. Pat Roberts. 'They say you can't choose your family,' Wolf said in one Daily Caller...