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  • VA GOP primary: 'Prepare to be shocked'

    06/05/2012 9:25:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | Unknown
    E.W. Jackson 'declaring war' on Obama, Kaine for 'ignoring Constitution' For months, former Sen. George Allen has been the prohibitive favorite to win the Republican nomination in his quest to win back the U.S. Senate seat he lost to Jim Webb six years ago. There have been no new public polls showing a major shift in the race but GOP hopeful E.W. Jackson says voters in the commonwealth can expect a shocking result next Tuesday. Jackson says internal polling gives him confidence that he will not only challenge Allen but score the biggest upset to date in the 2012 cycle....
  • Deposing McMahon: If not porn, what is it? (WWE)

    06/02/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Connecticut) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Chris Powell
    Criticize U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and you risk getting threatened with a libel lawsuit by the wrestling entertainment company she used to run, WWE Inc. of Stamford, now run by her husband -- threatened even when the criticism of McMahon doesn't mention WWE.
  • How To Persuade A Swing Voter (video at link)

    05/22/2012 1:23:47 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 6 replies
    Good ideas for winning back the Senate... How To Persuade A Swing Voter
  • A brand-new Sarah Palin headache

    05/15/2012 12:35:35 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 48 replies
    Salon ^ | Tuesday May 15, 2012 | Steve Kornacki
    That’s when Palin came through with a surprise endorsement of the third candidate in the race, Deb Fischer, whose personal story is the most naturally appealing to the Tea Party crowd. The 61-year-old didn’t enter politics until 2004, when she won a seat in the state Senate, and on the campaign trail plays up her work as a rancher. She doesn’t ooze the same ambition as her opponents, and of the three candidates she’s the most likely to be immune to Potomac Fever. The Palin announcement offered a huge jolt of momentum to Fischer’s effort, and was followed a day...
  • Bennet: Mourdock's views are 'Palin-style extremism'

    05/10/2012 11:20:52 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Michael Bennet, the Democratic Senator from Colorado who defeated GOP candidate Ken Buck in 2010, emailed supporters last night to slam newly-chosen Indiana GOP Senate nominee Richard Mourdock: Last night in Indiana, Sarah Palin's hand-picked Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock beat 36-year incumbent Senator Dick Lugar in the state's Republican primary. Lugar knew the value in working together to get things done and the Senate will miss his bipartisan tendencies. On the other hand, the name Richard Mourdock might be new to you, but his Tea Party ideology is more of the same Palin-style extremism we've seen from the likes...
  • Governor Sarah Palin Endorses Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate

    05/10/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | Thursday May 10, 2012
    AUSTIN—Just four days before the start of early voting in the Texas Senate primary, the Ted Cruz campaign announced the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin. In response to a letter from Ted Cruz, Governor Sarah Palin wrote: “We’re proud to join conservatives in Texas and throughout the nation in supporting your campaign to become the next Senator from the Lone Star State.” "Your conservative principles, passionate defense of our Constitution and our free market system come at a time when these cornerstones of our freedom and prosperity are under attack,” Governor Palin added. “Our shared...

    05/09/2012 10:23:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    E.W. Jackson, U.S. Senate ^ | May 9, 2012 | E.W. Jackson website
    Norfolk-May 8: E.W. Jackson will be holding a press conference at the corner of Brambleton and Church Ave in Norfolk (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza) near the site of the Norfolk Mob attack on two innocent Virginian Pilot reporters on April 14. Bishop Jackson will be challenging the community, the media and all levels of government from the President to City Council and School Board Members, to combat the “racializing” of incidents and the exploitation of those incidents for political purposes. He is inviting religious and political groups to unite in a vision of America where violence against innocent...
  • Is E.W. Jackson the best choice for Virginia for U.S Senator in 2012? (Can he beat Tim Kaine?)

    05/09/2012 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    E.W. Jackson, U.S. Senate ^ | May 9, 2012 | E.W. Jackson website
    I Guarantee to Keep This Pledge to You… I will not vote for a budget that increases America’s debt nor will I vote to increase the debt ceiling. I will help lead the fight to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as ‘Obamacare’. I will vote against any increase in taxes and lead the fight for a more simplified and fair tax system. I will only support nominees to the Supreme Court and other federal courts who are strict constitutionalists. I will vote against legislation which allocates power to the federal government that is not given to...
  • Sarah Palin: Mourdock For Indiana

    04/27/2012 12:29:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Friday April 27, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.   Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent...
  • DiFi blows away GOP Senate rivals with fundraising

    04/17/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 4/17/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    Last fall, we pointed out that the California Republican Party was running a bit late in not being able to field — with all due respect — a “name” candidate to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. And now, we see one of the effects of that. DiFi is lapping the GOP field in the latest fundraising disclosures. . . . DiFi is outraising the entire Republican field by about a gazillion to one in the latest fundraising totals. That includes includes her closest GOP rival — Danville autism activist Elizabeth Emken, who was endorsed by the CA GOP....
  • Live Wisconsin US Senate Debate Thread

    04/11/2012 4:46:11 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 3 replies
    Tonight's Wisconsin US Senate Republican debate features State House speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, Eric Hovde, Former Representative Mark Newmann, and Kip Smith. Gov. Thompson was invited, but will not attend.
  • Lisa Murkowski to her fellow Republicans: It makes no sense to make this attack on women

    04/06/2012 8:47:28 PM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/6/12 | Tina Korbe
    WOW. Look, I respect that Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski values her moderate reputation, that she’s a kind person who seeks to facilitate conversation across the aisle, that she doesn’t want to offend her friends who are Democrats, but c’mon. She’s going to provide cover for Democratic rhetoric that Republicans are waging a “war on women”? Oh, I’m sorry, excuse me. Murkowski didn’t say Republicans are “waging a war.” She said they’re “making an attack.” Honestly, I can’t even figure out who she’s pandering to, other than to Democrats. From HuffPo: “It makes no sense to make this attack on...
  • Thompson a no-show at Senate debates in Wisconsin

    04/05/2012 1:07:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 4-4-12 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — There’s no arguing the point. Tommy Thompson is not going to debate. At least not anytime soon. And it’s unclear whether the former governor and, according to polls and pundits, the front-runner in Wisconsin’s nationally watched U.S. Senate race, is going to debate his fellow Republican opponents at all leading up to August’s primary. Thompson’s campaign Wednesday said the candidate would not be able to make it to next week’s U.S. Senate debate, hosted by Wisconsin Reporter and the Republican Party of Waukesha County. “Unfortunately, due to a prior engagement, Governor Thompson will not be able to attend...
  • McCain: Washington is the 'city of Satan'

    03/28/2012 10:58:16 AM PDT · by bkopto · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Josiah Ryan
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called Washington, D.C., the "city of Satan" from the Senate floor on Wednesday while describing the effects of the healthcare law currently under review across the street at the Supreme Court. "It's interesting that the very same organizations that all signed up… and were bludgeoned into supporting ObamaCare… are the same organizations that come to our offices and ask for relief from ObamaCare," said McCain. "It's a fascinating commentary on trying to do the Lord's work in the city of Satan," concluded the senior senator....
  • Kerrey: I intended to live at sister's home

    03/20/2012 6:53:55 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 16 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | March 20, 2012 | By Maggie O'Brien
    When Bob Kerrey registered to vote last month in Douglas County and listed his sister's address as his home — swearing under oath that it was his residence — he fully intended to live there for some time, he said Monday. A day later, Kerrey said, he “lucked out” in finding his own place when real estate developer Jay Noddle offered to let him live in his guest home. “I thought it would take longer to establish residency,” Kerrey said in an interview Monday. “I lucked out.”
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s last-ditch appointments

    03/12/2012 6:03:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2012 | Editorial
    Harry Reid moves to stack the judiciarySenate Majority Leader Harry Reid is up to his dirty political tricks. He’s sitting on the jobs bill that passed the House last week with 390 votes and has the president’s endorsement. Instead of taking it up, the Nevada Democrat announced on Monday he will force votes this week on 17 of President Obama’s lifetime judicial nominees. Mr. Reid is manufacturing this fight to paint Republicans as obstructionists in a tight election year. There’s no backlog of nominations to complain about, as the Senate has approved seven judges so far this year. The president...
  • George LeMieux's new video slams Connie Mack as 'half Mack'

    02/27/2012 8:37:25 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 9 replies ^ | February 27, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    George LeMieux pointed to a laundry list of policy differences between himself and Congressman Connie Mack, his most formidable opponent in the U.S. Senate race, even questioning Mack’s fitness to run for office, in a conference call Friday. Mack’s record of misconduct recently documented by the Miami Herald was only part of the conversation with reporters, LeMieux also scheduled the call to remind the press of Mack’s history and voting record. LeMieux's campaign released this video, calling Connie a "half Mack" on Monday
  • Thompson backs Walker bargaining decision

    01/24/2012 7:29:58 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 1-24-12 | Don Walker
    Former governor Tommy G. Thompson said Monday that he would not second-guess Gov. Scott Walker for taking steps to greatly limit collective bargaining for most public employees. Thompson, who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), also indicated he would not support so-called right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin. Right-to-work legislation forbids forcing workers to join a union or pay dues in order to get or keep a job. It has emerged as an issue in other states, including Indiana. "I think that right now we do not need any further deterioration of labor-management relationships...
  • Thompson and the Keystone XL pipeline

    01/20/2012 8:52:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 1-20-12 | Don Walker
    When President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he had rejected for now the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast, former governor Tommy Thompson quickly issued a statement criticizing the president's action. “America needs the jobs and the oil this pipeline can help deliver," Thompson said in a statement. "It's a travesty that President Obama is choosing election year politics over good jobs and what’s in the best interest of the country. Our economic and national security are directly tied to our energy demands and supply, and the president is putting the country at greater risk by...
  • ‘Dark horse’ and big dogs battle in well watched Senate race

    01/20/2012 7:34:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 1-20-12 | M.D. Kittle and Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON — Jeff Fitzgerald may be the “dark horse” candidate in the three-person race for the GOP nominations for Wisconsin’s open U.S. Senate seat, but the Assembly speaker says he can go toe-to-toe with the big dogs in this conservative contest. And the Juneau Republican tells Wisconsin Reporter his close ties with arch conservative Gov. Scott Walker make him the conservative’s conservative. Fitzgerald, who stood at the center of last year’s heated and harried Republican reform agenda, now finds himself standing in the shadows of a contest for the seat being vacated by long-serving Democrat, U.S. Sen Herb Kohl, who...