Unlike in 2012, the Establishment Will Not Coalesce Behind One Candidate in 2016

    In 2012, Texas did not hold its primary until May 29. In 2016, Texas joins Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Vermont (listed in order of population) in holding its primary election on Super Tuesday, March 1. This represents 25% of the population of the United States, so it is safe to assume there will still be at least two competitive potential Republican nominees | Read More »

    Heritage Action Score Percentiles of Republican Senators, 2011-2014

    Heritage Action for America provides a scorecard that helps us conservatives assess which Congresspersons in Washington are standing for our principles and values and to what extent. Redstate automatically tags Congresspersons with their Heritage Action Score (HAS) for the current session of Congress. I wanted to improve this data by including data from the prior session, as well. Additionally, I wanted to assess where each | Read More »

    Circumstances Can Change

    Failed 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney told Hugh Hewitt Tuesday that he is “not running” for president in 2016, but that “circumstances can change.” He intentionally used those three words because it is the theme of his entire political career. This can mean only one thing: Mitt Romney wants to run again. *break* “I had the chance of running. I didn’t win. Someone else has | Read More »