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  • How Senator Lautenberg's Death Makes the Senate Even Less Functional (Boo-hoo!)

    06/03/2013 5:10:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 3, 2013 | Philip Bump
    On the third-to-last day that Senator Frank Lautenberg ever voted in the Senate, he joined with 53 of his colleagues to support a compromise on new gun regulations. His vote wasn't enough. Now, Lautenberg's death makes the prospect of revisiting that issue — and a number of other Democratic priorities — substantially trickier. Take the gun legislation. The compromise proposal, which would have expanded background checks to include gun show and online sales, was part of a package that was postponed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after the failed vote. It's expected to come back before the Senate at...
  • "God help us" if we don't act on gun violence, Manchin says

    04/14/2013 9:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CBS News' Face The Nation ^ | April 14, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., is "confident," he said Sunday on "Face the Nation," that he and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be able to muster enough Republican support in the Senate to pass an amendment that would expand background checks for gun purchases. "We're close," said Toomey said, appearing with Manchin. "We're discussing with colleagues on both sides. We've got bipartisan support, but there is bipartisan opposition." Toomey and Manchin, along with Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced last week they had struck the deal, which would expand background checks for gun purchases to all commercial...
  • Democrat Joe Manchin: Senate Gun Control Bill Will Not Prevent Another Newtown Massacre (Video)

    04/14/2013 8:43:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Joe Manchin was on FOX News today to discuss his proposed gun control legislation. Joe Manchin admitted his bill will not prevent another Newtown massacre, “This is not a universal background check. This is a criminal and mental background check at gun shows and internet sales. It does not infringe on your right as a family… It protects the rights of our veterans… They (families of Newtown shooting victims) even recognized that this legislation we’re working on, which is the background checks on criminal and mental illness would not have saved their little babies.” Then why are Democrats in...
  • 'DC Intervention': Tea Party group to pressure Rubio on immigration, Toomey on guns

    04/14/2013 6:31:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 14, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Tea Party Patriots organization is planning protests on Tuesday at the home state offices of several Senators that the group argues are in need of an “intervention” for being sucked up into inside-the-Beltway politics, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA). The group is targeting Rubio on immigration reform and Toomey on gun control. “Two Senators in particular are facing Tea Party pressure, as they should--Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Pat Toomey (R-PA),” Tea Party Patriots said in a release. “Both of these men were elected thanks to Tea Party support, yet Senator Rubio is the...
  • Democrats in Senate Confront Doubts at Home on Gun Laws

    01/24/2013 12:23:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | Jeremy W. Peters
    BECKLEY, W.Va. — Talk of stricter gun control has stirred up a lot of unease here, a place where hunters vie for top prize (a 26-inch LED television) in the Big Buck Photo Contest, and ads for a gun-simulator game ask, “Feel like shooting something today?” But before Senator Joe Manchin III invited a group of 15 businessmen and community leaders to lunch last week to discuss the topic, he had only a vague idea of how anxious many of his supporters were. “How many of you all believe that there is a movement to take away the Second Amendment?”...
  • Romney struggles to get 'hillbilly' vote

    10/01/2012 12:23:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Australian ^ | October 1, 2012 | Nico Hines
    DEAD possums litter the roads of the southern United States and whenever Bernie Smith encounters another fallen marsupial he pulls over and hurls the corpse into the back of his truck. One man's detritus is another man's feast: cooked slowly with potato, carrot and celery, the meat becomes tender in a rich and spicy stew known as burgoo. Mr Smith, 67, was showing off this traditional technique at the annual Road Kill Cook-Off festival in Marlinton, West Virginia, an isolated town nestled in the Appalachian mountains. Thousands were on hand this weekend to compare his casserole with barbecue squirrel, bear...
  • Meet Keith Judd, the Superhero Inmate Winning Delegates Against Barack Obama

    05/08/2012 9:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | May 8, 2012 | David Weigel
    With 60-odd percent of the vote counted in West Virginia's Democratic primary, a man named Keith Judd can make a unique claim. He has won a greater proportion of the vote -- almost 40 percent -- than any other primary candidate running against Barack Obama. Who's Keith Judd? He's prisoner #11593-051, currently serving out a sentence for making threats at the University of New Mexico. In 2008, he caused a minor stir for making the Idaho primary ballot, confounding state officials, who thought they had rules preventing that sort of thing. Unbowed, he ran again this year, delivering FEC reports...
  • Sarah Palin, president of West Virginia

    11/11/2010 7:24:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | November 11, 2010 | Don Surber
    From Public Policy Polling: 56% of West Virginians say they will vote for the Republican over Obama in 2 years — 34% are for Obama. That’s a reversal of the 59% Democrat/34% Republican registration in the state. Among Republican candidates the preferences are: Sarah Palin 25% Mike Huckabee 22% Mitt Romney 15% Newt Gingrich 15% Everyone else is under 2% Count me in the 23% who said someone other than those 4 or is undecided. By the way, 37% of Democrats say they will vote for the Republican in 2012.
  • Will Pollster PPP Strategically Try To Prop Up Manchin Again?

    11/01/2010 5:40:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Huntington News ^ | November 1, 2010 | Staff
    Having both former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and rock legend Ted Nugent in state over the weekend has created some serious ripples, including one from the Manchin campaign. In response to the overflow crowd of 2,700+ at Charleston's Haddad Riverfront Park for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese this past Saturday, the Manchin staff hastily announced that former President Bill Clinton would return to campaign for Manchin on Monday, this time in Beckley. Still, Raese has one more rabbit to pull from his brown Stetson in the form of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who will campaign with...
  • Turnout Huge For Raese's Rally: Gov. Sarah Palin and Rock Legend Ted Nugent Rock Charleston

    10/31/2010 8:53:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Huntington News ^ | Oct.ober 31, 2010 | Staff
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, provided a last-minute surprise visit to the Ted Nugent rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese in Charleston Saturday afternoon. The crowd present for the event was the largest of any event held by either Raese or Governor Joe Manchin this year. An estimated crowd of 2,700 came out on a clear, sunny October day from across West Virginia and sang the "Star Spangled Banner" with Nugent, the rock legend from the late 70s who has emerged as a leading voice for sportsmen and women across America. The event--part political...
  • Palin Rallies 'Mountain Mamas' for Raese in WV: Nugent Says 'It's Time to Kick Maximum A**'

    10/30/2010 4:32:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 30, 2010 | Mary Bruce
    Sarah Palin took to the campaign trail today in a final push before election day, headlining a rally for Republican Senate candidate John Raese. "I'm seeing all these 'mountain mamas and wondering, 'Mountain mamas? Is that anything close to the 'mama grizzlies'?'" the former Alaska governor asked. "I've been traveling a lot of country roads these last few months especially, trying to get people to understand how important it is that we do elect the right people on Nov. 2 to turn this country around," Palin said...
  • Raese: Palin making surprise stop to W.Va.

    10/29/2010 7:54:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 149 replies
    Republican John Raese says former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be joining rocker Ted Nugent at a weekend rally in Charleston for his U.S. Senate campaign. Raese spokesman Kevin McLaughlin said both Palin and her husband will be at the Saturday afternoon event, slated for Haddad Riverfront Park...
  • West Virginia Senate: Manchin (D) Takes Slight Lead Over Raese (R)

    10/27/2010 9:54:58 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/27/2010 | Rasmussen
    Democratic Governor Joe Manchin has been in overdrive in recent days to distance himself from President Obama and congressional Democrats, and now he’s edged back into a three-point advantage in West Virginia’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely West Virginia Voters finds Manchin with 49% support to Republican John Raese’s 46%. Two percent (2%) like another candidate in the race, while four percent (4%) remain undecided.
  • Doing Things Obama’s Way

    10/22/2010 10:04:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Wheeling Intelligencer ^ | October 23, 2010 | Mike Myer
    It has been a long time since such a gigantic ego occupied the White House. Think about it: President Barack Obama really seems to believe that if he could just explain himself to more people, they would agree with his ultra-liberal policies. Changing the policies themselves hasn't occurred to him at all. Obama should consider that here in West Virginia, where Democrats have a two-to-one registration edge over Republicans, three very popular Democrats are in trouble. Joe Manchin, one of the most popular governors in our history, is behind in some polls against Republican challenger John Raese. Mike Oliverio, a...
  • Raese embraces the Palin stamp of approval [Endorses her for president!]

    10/22/2010 8:29:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | October 22, 2010 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, West Virginia - Sarah Palin endorsed West Virginia's Republican Senate hopeful John Raese on Twitter this week – but she mistakenly identified him as a candidate in Pennsylvania. (The erroneous tweet was quickly replaced.) Raese, battling Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin in a race most polls suggest is a toss-up, doesn't seem to mind. "I am just honored that Sarah Palin would endorse me," he told CNN Friday. "I know my wife and 1,000 conservative women across West Virginia support her very much. I am just pleased to get that endorsement. GOP candidates running in competitive states and districts this...
  • Clinton, Palin compete for influence in surprise race for Senate in West Virginia

    10/12/2010 12:15:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Canadian Press / The Associated Press ^ | October 12, 2010 | Philip Elliott and Vicki Smith
    Former President Bill Clinton and ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are lining up on opposite sides in West Virginia's Senate race, a key contest that could determine control of the Senate in the November election. Clinton spent Monday in West Virginia, hoping to boost Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin's campaign as it struggles against wealthy Republican businessman John Raese. Meanwhile, former vice-presidential candidate Palin announced she was backing Raese on her Facebook page, hoping to again demonstrate her political clout...
  • GOP to blanket W.Va. with Obama yard signs

    10/06/2010 8:59:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Whether he likes it or not, President Barack Obama is becoming a spokesman for West Virginia's Republican Party. The GOP is planting 2,500 yard signs across the state starting Wednesday that simply read "Obama Says 'Vote Democrat.'" It's the latest effort by Republicans to tie West Virginia Democrats to a president deemed unpopular in the Mountain State...
  • University of Charleston plans job fair [Sponsored by GOP Congresswoman] (Thursday)

    09/07/2010 11:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2010 | Staff
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- More than 50 employers are expected to participate in a job fair at the University of Charleston on Thursday. The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Geary Student Union. Registration will be in the ballroom on the third floor. The fair will be on the second and third floors. Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will host the event. She is expected to address the participants shortly after 9 a.m. Capito's office said job seekers are invited to come and connect with employers who are hiring or plan to hire in the near...
  • Palin takes aim at Rahall, Mollohan ["We're going to send them back to the private sector"]

    03/24/2010 6:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 491+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | March 24, 2010 | Alison Knezevich
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sarah Palin is taking aim at West Virginia Congressmen Alan Mollohan and Nick Rahall. The two U.S. representatives are among 20 House Democrats the former Alaska governor wants her political action committee, SarahPAC, to target in the upcoming Congressional elections. Palin released the list Tuesday on her Facebook page. The members of Congress she named supported the health-care reform package President Obama signed into law Tuesday -- and come from districts Palin and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., won in 2008. "We're going to reclaim the power of the people from those who disregarded the will of the...
  • Barnes to challenge Mollohan in 2010

    09/28/2009 8:16:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 856+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | September 27, 2009
    Republican state Sen. Clark Barnes says he's going to challenge Democratic Congressman Alan Mollohan in 2010. Barnes currently lives in Randolph County, which is part of Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito's district. But Barnes says he is considering moving to a residence he owns in Grant County, which is in Mollohan's district. Barnes, who was first elected to the state Senate in 2004, says he has wide ideological differences from Mollohan, a 14-term congressman.
  • Senator Byrd in his own words. I am shocked! REBUKE HIM!!

    09/16/2009 4:23:55 PM PDT · by pansgold · 5 replies · 775+ views
    Rhyner.com ^ | 9/16/2009 | pansgold
    A proud democrat around March 28, 1968 Senator Byrd said Dr. King ran like a "scared rabbit". Sheets Byrd.
  • Charleston (WV) voters announce their choice

    10/31/2008 5:08:36 AM PDT · by relictele · 17 replies · 965+ views
    Charleston Gazette ^ | 10/31/2008 | CN Papers
    Twenty-five people in downtown Charleston weighed in about their choices in the upcoming presidential election. Their responses covered a wide spectrum of attitudes and beliefs.
  • Fred Thompson’s wife coming to W.Va.

    11/20/2007 1:01:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 386+ views
    The Times West Virginian ^ | November 20, 2007
    CHARLESTON — West Virginia supporters of Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson expect to welcome his wife to the Mountain State on Monday. Jeri Thompson is scheduled to meet with supporters and volunteers in Charleston, though the campaign’s state chapter says details were still being finalized. Thompson would be at least the third presidential candidate’s spouse to include West Virginia on the 2008 campaign trail. Former President Bill Clinton raised cash for his wife’s Democratic bid while in town for last month’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner keynote appearance. The wife of Democratic White House hopeful John Edwards was to headline an October fundraiser...
  • Thompson Announces Students for Fred Leadership

    11/14/2007 5:10:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 851+ views
    Earned Media ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jeff Sadosky
    MC LEAN, Va., Nov. 14 /Standard Newswire/ -- Today the Fred Thompson campaign announced its Students For Fred National and State Leadership Teams. These student volunteers will be actively leading the Fred Thompson grassroots efforts on college campuses across the nation. Matthew Farrar will serve as the Florida Chairman as well as a National Co-Chair of Students for Fred Thompson. A senior political science major at Florida State University, Farrar has previously served on the 2006 Charlie Crist Gubernatorial campaigns and has worked on numerous state races throughout Florida. "Sen. Fred Thompson has made it clear that he is the...
  • WV & Byrd

    01/24/2006 10:40:05 AM PST · by reddevil · 16 replies · 1,070+ views
    West Virginia will get a boost by the candidacy of former state GOP chair and CEO of Greer Industries, John Raese, (media, coal, steel, etc.) announces his candidacy for the US Senate against Robert C. Byrd. For those solid Conservatives out there, Raese is cut from the Reagan cloth.
  • Conservative Gulf War Veteran Announces For Congress In WV

    11/25/2005 5:50:52 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 1,486+ views
    The Wheeling News Register ^ | November 13, 2005 | Jocelyn King
    Current Delegate Chris Wakim, R-Ohio, made it public Saturday night that he is a candidate for Congress. Those attending an Ohio County Republican Party steak fry at the Civics Club in Elm Grove were greeted by "Wakim for Congress" signs, and flyers were passed out promoting an upcoming Wakim campaign event.
  • GOP Sheriff May Challenge Longtime Congressman In WV

    08/10/2005 9:28:06 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 848+ views
    Herald Dispatch.com ^ | August 5, 2005 | Curtis Johnson
    Cabell County Sheriff Kim Wolfe announced that he is thinking about challenging Congressman Nick Rahall III for reelection.
  • Check This Group Out. They did great in Ohio

    08/04/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by Doc_J_Butler · 3 replies · 2,662+ views
    Dr_JacksonB
    You guys should check this group out. I met one of their members out in Ohio working with a congressional candidate. They knew what they were doing and I was impressed but i didn't realize that Alex had his own team until yesterday. I looked at their website its got some really solid ideas in terms of strategy. Check it out: http://www.vandenberg-strategies.com
  • WV Legislator May Challenge Longtime Congressman In 2006

    07/27/2005 5:12:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 1,471+ views
    The Wheeling News-Register ^ | July 21, 2005 | Joclyn King
    Current State Sen. Andy McKenzie, R-Ohio, could be gearing up for a potential run against incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan, D-W.Va, in 2006. McKenzie responded "no comment" this week when asked if it were true he was planning a future Congressional campaign. He didn't deny that he might be seeking the office
  • Politician Republican Democrat Congress Lawyer Neckwear

    03/27/2005 7:04:33 AM PST · by starwonders · 1,624+ views
    Starwonders.com Neckwear ^ | 03-27-2005 | Starwonders.com
    Wear a necktie to show your interest. We deal with government agencies, fund raisers, private organizations. We are a wholesale neckwear business. Star Wonders WHOLESALE Neck Tie Store | $3.50 to $4.75 a Tie ANY Variety. 100's of Ties.
  • Apple pie proud !

    11/16/2004 9:39:17 PM PST · by marquisdesloth · 2 replies · 1,713+ views
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  • W. Virginia Elector Might Leave Bush

    10/21/2004 2:04:33 PM PDT · by Fedora · 31 replies · 1,366+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/21/2004 | Jennifer Bundy
    W. Virginia Elector Might Leave Bush By JENNIFER BUNDY, Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. - If President Bush (news - web sites) wins West Virginia, one of the state's five Republican electors says he might not vote for Bush to protest the president's economic and foreign policies. South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb said based on his research, an elector has "qualified discretion" when it comes to casting a vote. "There is an implied duty to vote for your party's candidate. But I don't think it's an explicit duty or responsibility," said Robb, a moderate Republican who has a reputation of...
  • Help finding photograph

    08/18/2004 2:02:47 PM PDT · by WVDan71 · 2 replies · 664+ views
    The Journal News ^ | 8/18/04 | Jason Turner
    I attended the Bush campaign rally in Hedgesville, WV on 8/17. It rocked!!! My nephew and I were lucky enough to get to sit right behind where the President was speaking. The only photograph that I can find showing either of us is on the Martinsburg Journal News website. It only shows my nephews head to the right of the President. If anyone can find another picture showing both of us it would be very much appreciated as this would be a great momento for him.
  • Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Queue for Government Intervention?

    07/18/2004 9:49:31 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 4 replies · 4,997+ views
    July 19, 2004 | Joe Alloway
    Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Port Huron Times Herald a Queue for Government Intervention? In particular, with today’s concentration of all reporting medium with just a few companies- who determines the void or lack of reporting in the best interest to citizens. I’ve challenged a Gannett newspaper, the Times Herald of Port Huron Michigan of its obligation citizens in one-newspaper counties. There appears to be an immediate need to make certain legislation be brought requiring corporate newspapers to better report news and serving the communities they cover. At a crucial time with the 2004 Primary literally days away- this particular newspaper,...
  • Poll: JOE ALLOWAY leads PHIL PAVLOV in Michigan House District 81 - Alloway predicted winner

    07/18/2004 9:31:03 AM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 3,079+ views
    Ann Arbor PTM/UM Polling | July 17, 2004 | Andrea VanAndle
    The poll of 600 likely Republican voters in St. Clair County Michigan’s State Representative District 81 countywide found Alloway leading Pavlov by 12 points, 48 percent to 40 percent in a three-way race with Yale Republican Steve Pray Nader included in the ballot test.
  • Illegal Michigan State Paid Employee's Electioneering and Campaign Fixing Near Day of Reckoning

    07/10/2004 8:22:08 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 2,656+ views
    “A Michigan Impossible until we work together ending illegal state house electioneering practices” Joe Alloway-R Michigan House District 81 St. Clair County Michigan PORT HURON – JULY 11, 2004 - Please listen to a recent interview (http://66.92.134.175/~benburch/old/TrupianoShow-(10-5-2004).mp3) exposing Michigan’s #1 area to reform and that’s ending illegal activities in Michigan’s House Republican Caucus Communications Office! Very few citizens asked have no idea of what that word means. Folks, the bottom line is we’ve had some major problems in this antiquated, 50-person staffed office and they’re just coming public. Take recent revelations of state employees assigned to representatives as campaign managers...
  • My trip across the country

    07/03/2004 12:05:22 PM PDT · by elder5 · 11 replies · 4,354+ views
    I just got back last week from driving across the country, I live in Washington State and drove to PA in see my wifes family and took I-80 and I-90 back home. With my Bush/Cheney sticker from 2000 in my back window along with my W-04 sticker I got a aproviel rating of about 75% judging from the honks and thumbs ups from fellow drivers. Funny how I got the 1 finger salute from the folks with the Kerry stickers. My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a...
  • The most taxpayer-unfriendly members of congress

    06/03/2004 7:27:36 PM PDT · by aardbokonon · 7 replies · 2,861+ views
    aard_bokonon
    Last night, I was told that a report was recently published by some DC think-tank. This report ranked members of congress in order of taxpayer-friendliness, i.e. it examined their votes on tax-related bills and determined where any particular member of congress came in on higher or lower taxes for their constituents. The same person who told me about the report told me that a whopping 75% of house and senate members from my state were in the top 20 LEAST friendly to taxpayers in their voting records. Have any of you heard of this report? Can you point me to...
  • ARE YOU A "REGISTERED" VOTER???

    05/10/2004 11:34:21 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 6 replies · 7,989+ views
    Are you a registered voter?? Do you know anyone who needs to register?? Check this out: http://www.ConservativeAlerts.com/vote.htm Ultra liberal "MoveOn" is attempting to register 100,000 new left wing voters. WE need to register 200,000 new conservative voters!! Just click on the above link, click on your State, fill in the necessary information, print it out, and mail it in!! It's a simple as that!! As you all know, this will be the most important election in our lifetime. Our future depends on it, and the future of our children depends on it. It is an election we MUST win!! DO...
  • Congressional Races to watch so far 2004 - ALL States

    04/09/2004 11:41:43 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 20 replies · 10,035+ views
    Several Sources | 4-8-04 | Dan from MI
    I've seen the senate races heating up, but not nearly as much on the house seats. I'm mostly using information from DC POLITICAL REPORT and POLITICS1. STATES Alabama DISTRICT 3 - The other Mike Rogers (R) won in 02 with 50.3% over Democrat Joe Turnham(48.2%) in an open seat. So far, it looks as he is facing Democrat Bill Fuller, Ex-State Human Resources Commissioner. I haven't heard much about this race, but the first defense is hardest. Alaska SENATE - Lisa Murkowski(R) vs Ex governor Tony Knowles. This will be a tough race as Knowles is an ex-governor and Murkowski...
  • Is Kerry the Most Prolific Congenital Liar Politics has seen?

    03/17/2004 10:05:43 AM PST · by Rook · 3 replies · 998+ views
    03/17/04 | rook
    He said the other day that he voted for the 87 billion for Iraq before he voted against it. Wha' Happened?
  • Why Spanish Election results are irrelevent to US War on Terror

    03/15/2004 7:06:23 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 4 replies · 2,593+ views
    3/15/04 | John Knight
    Journalists, political pundits and other Hysteric Left activists are desperately trying to spin some cosmic significance out of Sunday's Spanish elections. The "conventional wisdom" is that the Spanish Election results are some sort of significant defeat for President Bush and the War on Terror. As usual the "News Media's" thinking is neither conventional nor wise. What all the various activists miss is the reality of American Exceptionalism. As much as the International Political Left hates, and try's to deny, the reality is the USA operates on a completely different political level then the rest of the world. On Sunday, the...
  • Democrat Primary turnout not a even close to being a record

    03/09/2004 8:08:22 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 2,798+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Paul Weyrich
    The reason for my apology was that throughout this primary season we have been hearing about the record turnout of voters participating in Democrat caucuses and primaries. I bought the lie. The truth is that, except for Iowa and New Hampshire, there has not been any sort of record turnout for the Democrats. Even in New Hampshire the vote was far less than what the Republicans had when they last had a contested primary in 2000. The Democrats this year had 219,787 votes in their primary. The GOP in 2000 had 239,523 votes. That 20,000 difference is major in a...
  • Freep this poll

    03/07/2004 10:07:11 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies · 2,575+ views
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    Vote.com has a vote on President Bush's current Ads. Please take a minute to vote here http://www.vote.com/vote/60212434/index.phtml
  • Heinz Foundation Bankrolled Group Protesting Bush 9/11 Ads

    03/07/2004 6:25:25 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 11 replies · 4,351+ views
    http://newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/3/6/121052.shtml Well isn't this intresting. The "objective news media" supposed 9-11 surviors protesting Bush's ads are actually anti-war stooges financed by John Kerry's wife. Please take a moment and vist the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC etc to email the Omsbudsman, the Publisher, the News Editor and demand to know why they allowed clearly partisan advocates of Kerry's Presidential Campaign were presented on their "News" programs with no reference to their ties to the Kerry camp. We absolutely must demand the "News Media" be held accountable for their free advertising for the Kerry camp.
  • Bush Ads help get the word out

    03/04/2004 11:30:46 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 5,816+ views
    http://www.georgewbush.com/tvads/ Here is a link to the 1st three Bush Re-election ads. As expected the DNC directed its "Objective News Media" mouthpieces at CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC to generate phoney hysteria about these ads. Compared to the demogagery and lies spread by the Kerry Campaign, Moveon.org and the DNC about Bush for the last 6 months, this is probably the mildest sets of ads that have run so far this political season. Please email this link to every person on you email contact list. We need to get as many people as possible to see these ads. They are...
  • Conservatives Unite!

    02/06/2004 10:45:27 AM PST · by rcofdayton · 9 replies · 2,640+ views
    Self ^ | 6 Feb 04 | rcofdayton
    Conservatives should write in Tom Tancredo in the primary ballot to demonstrate the depth of concern we have with the President. If enough do this, he will get the message.
  • Current Party Control (By State)

    10/27/2003 3:55:28 PM PST · by rightcoast · 9 replies · 6,718+ views
    Politics1 ^ | October 27, 2003 | rightcoast
    Below is a list of each state and its "Political Party statistics", meaning that state's current governor, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, and who they voted for in the 2000 election.  This is useful data in trying to predict future voting trends.   AlabamaGovernor Bob Riley (R)Senator Richard Shelby (R)Senator Jeff Sessions (R)5 Republican Congressmen2 Democrat Congressmen2000 Election: Bush AlaskaGovernor Frank Murkowski (R)Senator Lisa Murkowski (R)Senator Ted Stevens (R)1 Republican Congressman2000 Election: Bush ArizonaGovernor Janet Napolitano (D)Senator John McCain (R)Senator Jon Kyl (R)6 Republican Congressmen2 Democrat Congressmen2000 Election: Bush ArkansasGovernor Mike Huckabee (R)Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)Senator Mark Pryor (D)3 Democrat Congressmen1 Republican Congressman2000 Election:...
  • Former (Democrat) official switches to GOP (West Virginia)

    06/10/2003 10:18:02 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 572+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 6/10/03 | Deanna Wrenn
    Lifelong Democrat announcing her run for state auditor A lifelong Democrat and former deputy state auditor planned to switch party affiliation today and take on her former boss for the elected position of state auditor. Lisa Thornburg, former deputy state auditor and lifelong Democrat, planned to say this morning that she changed party affiliation because the state needs a change, according to a copy of her speech provided to the Daily Mail. So why not just take on current auditor and Democrat Glen Gainer? Thornburg said she has found herself voting Republican more and more in the past years. "I...
  • Jones (R) upends Smith (D) in mayor's race (Charleston, West Virginia)

    05/20/2003 11:11:04 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 553+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | 5/21/03 | Greg Stone
    Republican overcomes underdog status Seizing momentum as the campaign wore on, Republican Danny Jones romped to victory as Charleston’s next mayor Tuesday night, capturing more than 57 percent of the vote over Democrat Chris Smith. Jones, energized by $75,000 worth of television ads and $17,000 in mass mailings in the last few weeks of the campaign, overcame Smith’s substantial primary campaign momentum to win. Jones said he knew he would be victorious on election night after seeing the first precincts tabulated from the West Side, where he won handily. He promised to stick with the job, in response to...