The Colorado Midterm: Last Take Before the Count
“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 »
BREAKING: Wendy Davis’ Concession Speech LEAKED EARLY
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 »
Honoring Wendy Davis and the Campaign of Awesome
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 »
It’s Election Day in America. Go Vote!
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Sarah Isgur Flores to discuss today’s elections, the key races that may determine control of the US Senate and which governors are in close contests.
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The Official GOP Establishment Spin: Calling Conservatives Racist Won the Election
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 . Had the GOP not called conservatives racists, everything would be fine. Oh, and never | Read More »
Tech at Night: The fight against the Redskins has come to censorship
The difference between Republicans and Democrats is clear, and that’s why it’s important to vote and vote for the Republican. Right now the Democrats are on a psychotic jihad against the Washington Redskins, and it’s gone from arbitrarily stripping a trademark, now to open intimidation attempts in California and even brazen censorship plans in Washington. Vote for the Republican. Even if it’s a squish, vote | Read More »
Wouldn’t Be Surprised by 53
I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to 53 seats in the Senate. I break down the races and laugh at Michelle Nunn on tonight’s show.
Don’t Be Crazy Pete
I suspect the GOP will have the Senate in its possession tonight. I am optimistic for 53 seats, though I would settle for 51. I do not think the night closes with the fate of the Senate being unknown due to runoffs. I think Kansas Republicans will come home to too. The party leaders will work overtime running from their own victory claiming the nation | Read More »
Looking Like Washington Instead of America
I would have titled it differently, but I have a piece up at the Politico, at their request, about the election. Earlier today, Republican leaders said they were going to use the election as justification to themselves that voters were rejecting the tea party in favor of guys who look and think like Washington Republicans. There’s just one problem — running as “we’re not Barack | Read More »
Republicans Embrace the Worst Tactic of Obama 2012
While much the GOP does hacks me off, campaign tactics rarely get me angry from either side. I started my career in politics as a campaign guy and I remain impressed at the innovative ways campaigns work and try to reach voters. I am not a swing voter. Having been an elected Republican and voting routinely in Republican primaries, I am classified as a “Hard | Read More »
#GASen: Michelle Nunn Still Not Saying if She Would Have Voted for Obamacare
In the final debate of the race for Georgia’s Senate seat, Michelle Nunn declined to say if she would have voted for Obamacare or not. Per The Daily Caller her words were: Asked if she would have voted in favor of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, Nunn did not give a direct answer. “I have said many times that I wasn’t there, and I do | Read More »
UK: Freedom of speech is very untidy. Let’s get rid of it.
The road to Hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. The government of British Prime Minister David Cameron seems poised, in the service of tolerance, civility, and comity, to make free speech extinct in the United Kingdom. A Conservative spokesman said: “Freedom of expression and freedom of speech are a vital part of a democratic society. “In Government, Conservatives have always tried to strike | Read More »
Final Senate Breakers & Governors Breakers Report November 3, 2014
Here we are: the end of the campaigns. We have likely seen our last polls. And yet, they seem unsatisfying. The mood in 2006 and 2010 was clear: the President’s party was going to suffer, and the only question was how much. That’s true today as well, but in some ways this feels more like the eve of the 2002 election in the sense that | Read More »