Tuesday 27 July 2010 polling hours 7:00a CDT to 7:00p CDT. If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters on Tuesday 24 August 2010. Currently the Oklahoma congressional delegation consists of 6 Rs and 1 D. I think after the November 2010 election it is possible to have Rs for | Read More »
Improved Outlooks in Two House Contests
Harold Johnson NC-08 Kristi Noem SD-AL Over the past month since I first wrote this diary, The Battleground Contests for 2010, two improvements have occurred. The contest for the South Dakota at-large House seat is now rated by Real Clear Politics as leans GOP instead of toss-up, and the North Carolina 8th congressional district is now rated as a toss-up instead of leans Dem. While | Read More »
Where on earth is there economic optimism?
Across the 117 countries Gallup surveyed in 2009 the respondents to the poll were asked this question: Right now, do you think that economic conditions in the city or area where you live, as a whole, are getting better or getting worse? Now I certainly do not claim to be the citizen of the world like the current occupant of the oval office, but I | Read More »
Freedom of Worship: an anorexic description of our rights
In April of 2009 Obama bows to a Saudi king as if the divine right of kings instead of the rule of law is the American way. He tried to make amends for embarrasing himself with a speech in Cairo two months later where he gave religious freedom a place of heightened importance in his administration’s agenda. Five months later a rhetorical shift began at | Read More »
No Country For Old Men
I don't think too many will argue with the idea that being in the US Senate has many perks and opportunities for each Senator to have control and the power to have people come to them if they want something. The one control that Sen. Byrd had and did not take advantage of is deciding what day he would retire from the US Senate. This | Read More »
Southern conservatives show signs of color-blindness
Kyle Wingfield recently wrote a column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution with the headline of this diary, and the fit hit the shan from the comments he received from the left. I say if they start squealing you must doing something right. Here is an excerpt: Conventional wisdom holds that America’s changing demographics, with whites expected to lose their majority status nationally within a few | Read More »
Meet Bill Marcy R-Cand. MS-02
Mississippi’s congressional delegation includes two Republican Senators, one Republican in the House, and three Democrats in the House. This is a conservative state and yet Real Clear Politics only sees one of the three House seats held by Travis Childers as a potential pickup seat for the Rs. Even the chair of the Mississippi GOP did not think they could beat Bennie Thompson. I hope | Read More »
The Battleground Contests for 2010
Rand Paul had this to say after winning the Kentucky primary race for US Senate. I have a message, a message from the Tea Party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: We’ve come to take our government back. Barney Frank said this recently to an audience of young democrats. You can reach out to your fellow young people and | Read More »
Fab Four vs Obama Establishment
There are four candidates for the US House who I think deserve to be noticed. These are people who do not have a famous last name and have never served as a city councilman, a state legislator, or worked as a staff member for any member of the US Congress. These four have sat on the sidelines watching the central planning powers grow in the | Read More »
Kentucky Tea Partiers Send Lady Liberty a Message This Tuesday
Weep no more my lady Oh! weep no more today! We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home, For the Old Kentucky Home far away. Tim Duncan wrote this article for Canada Free Press on May 12th, Teapublicanism is on the March. I really enjoyed his analysis of teapartiers, and encourage you to read the entire article. Here is just a taste of | Read More »
Almost Heaven West Virginia [UPDATE]
[UPDATE] Tuesday’s vote made Mollohan the first House incumbent to lose his seat this year. Mollohan was dogged by ethical questions. The more conservative Oliverio ran an aggressive campaign portraying him as corrupt and disconnected. Conservative media rallied around Oliverio, along with anti-abortion groups angry over Mollohan’s support of health care reform. source His Republican opponent in November is former state Republican Party Chairman David | Read More »
Indiana Tea Party Candidates Win!
Indiana currently has six Democrats and five Republicans in the US House and US Senate. It would be fantastic if they had eleven Republicans and zero Democrats after the 2010 General election, and while it is actually possible, I doubt we can be so lucky. I am writing this piece to counter some of the articles I have ran across this morning about how the | Read More »
Charles In Charge
Charles Djou is a Republican running for the vacant US House seat in Hawaii's first congressional District. The state Office of Elections called a Special Election for Saturday 22 May 2010 to fill this vacant seat. There is no primary. The candidate receiving the most votes in the Special Election will fill the remainder of Congressman Abercrombie's term which ends in January 2011. Actually | Read More »
Throw Da Bums Out…Or Not
There are a dozen sitting Republican US Senators running for re-election in 2010. As incumbents they have a built-in advantage of more money, more campaign support from Senate colleagues whose term are not up this year, and more support from the RNC and the NRSC than any primary challenger will have. It comes as no surprise that incumbents almost never lose in a primary or | Read More »
Are We Looking In The Wrong Places?
I know it is way way to early to start talking about who will be the Republican candidate in the 2012 General election. The most important elections are happening in 2010, and we need to win seats in the US Congress and win offices in the states this year. Having said that, right now is a very good time look toward a process of grooming | Read More »
A Texas Six-Shooter and Florida Special Open Thread [UPDATED]
UPDATE with final results TEXAS Eddie Zamora, Bill Flores, Clayton Trotter, Quico Canseco, R. Blake Farenthold, and Stephen E. Broden are the winners. FLORIDA Ed Lynch received 33.19% out of 55,748 votes. The total votes number shows how extremely low voter turnout was. Eddie Zamora Quico Canseco Steven Broden These are maps of the US House congressional districts in Texas with a runoff election, and | Read More »
What shall we do with the capitalist?
Charles Koch took over his father’s moderately successful oil company, Rock Island Oil and Refining, in 1967 and over the next three decades transformed it into Koch Industries, a diversified petroleum products and trading company that, with an estimated $40 billion in annual revenues, is the second-largest privately held company in the United States. Koch companies include Flint Hills Refineries, which processed 600,000 | Read More »
How RedState Got Her Groove Back
Lately I sense a feeling of malaise and surliness when I visit RedState. The signing of the health care bill sucks, and a feeling of hopelessness and defeat start to to take hold. Here is what I think can happen that can change this atmosphere – we can continue to win special elections. There are FIVE, count ‘em FIVE, special elections for US House seats | Read More »
Special Election in April – Why Not The General Election in April?
Florida district 19 Edward Lynch There is a special election on Tuesday April 13th, 2010 for the US House in Florida’s District 19. This is not a primary, and the winner of this election will become a member of the US House. The Republican is Edward Lynch, and if you or anyone you know lives in this district, that is the most important piece of | Read More »
A Huge Entitlement Was Repealed in America Once
There has been a lot of feelings of doom and gloom lately among conservatives after the health bill that was passed by the Congress and signed by the President. People think that since it is a new entitlement this will never go away. All entitlements have grown and expanded. Entitlements are here forever, because once people start receiving a benefit they will never give it | Read More »