As the reality of a Republican wave became imminent last night, a dangerous narrative began to take hold among the conservative talking heads on cable news and in the victory speeches of the victorious Republicans. The narrative was that now that the Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, it is incumbent upon them to work with Obama and the other Democrats in the | Read More »
Republicans are going to have the largest House majority they’ve seen since 1946. They have won gubernatorial races, congressional races, and Senate races in blue territory. The GOP not only held Florida, Kansas, and Maine, races they were expected to lose, but they gained Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts. They picked up the State House in Minnesota. The GOP did very well in a wave. I | Read More »
You have probably never heard of Steve Munisteri, but you need to get to know him. Munisteri is the Chairman of the Texas Republican Party. He got in that position by challenging the Texas Republican establishment. He fought his way in as an outsider. After he won, panic set in among Texas Republicans. They were pretty sure they were screwed. Munisteri was an outsider after | Read More »
Tonight the forces of RedState, FTR Media, the AoSHQDD and some of the best personalities representing the right online will join together to bring our collective audience an election night spectacle not to be missed. We don’t want to overstate things, but if you don’t listen you’ll probably never experience joy in your life again. While Caleb Howe, Leon Wolf, and Joe Cunningham hold down | Read More »
For as much as the Democrats like to complain about the Koch brothers, most of the big time financiers of “shadowy” election groups are liberals. One of the more prominent of these financiers has been billionaire Tom Steyer, who has pumped $65 million of his personal money this cycle into campaigns opposing Republicans. Specifically, though, Steyer promised to make an issue out of “climate change” and to | Read More »
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Of course, he’s apparently now running on foot. According to @ClayforNC, bus broke down in Cary and they had to leave it behind. "We’ve worked it to death" #ncpol pic.twitter.com/lme8OwczYQ— WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) November 4, 2014 Hey, remember when NC-02 was a tough race for us? …Me, neither.
“While it is true that recent elections have trended in favor of Democrats within the state, and the make up of Colorado’s government has Democrats in charge of all the levers of power, it disregards one of the fundamental laws of politics: The Pendulum Swings.” I wrote those words in May of 2013 in response to a Denver Post article that had declared Colorado to | Read More »
In a coup of historic proportions, we at RedState have placed a mole in the Wendy Davis campaign for just this exact moment. Our mole has caught a recording of Wendy Davis practicing her expected concession speech tonight and we are excited to provide the text to you, a full nine hours before Wendy Davis is expected to concede. Without adieu, here it is! ****** | Read More »
Wendy Davis, the Democrats’ gubernatorial nominee in Texas, will lose today. I had the honor of coining the phrase “Abortion Barbie” to define her campaign. Sabo, the artist, then did a giant Abortion Barbie poster to celebrate Davis’s trip to California for a fundraiser. He sent me an original of the poster. To honor both Sabo’s gift and Wendy Davis’s campaign that provided months of | Read More »
Here we go folks. Haley Barbour is setting the Republican spin. We have been seeing this shape up in the past 48 hours. According to Haley Barbour, the GOP’s destruction of conservatives in Mississippi will win this thing tonight. Pay no attention to struggles by folks like Thom Tillis and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)82%. Had the GOP not called conservatives racists, | Read More »