The Power of a Primary Challenge

    Conservatives are aghast at the actions of 15 GOP senators who are hell-bent on passing immigration deform despite the thousands of calls that are flooding into their offices.  It is truly bewildering how they are putting the desires of illegal immigrants and foreign lobbies over the vast majority of Americans, especially Republican and Independent voters.  Ultimately, we have nobody to blame but ourselves.  These scoundrels | Read More »

    Alaska’s LT GOV Mead Treadwell to run for Senate in 2014.

    Well, this should be interesting: Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell (R) announced Tuesday that he will officially challenge Sen. Mark Begich (D) in 2014, transitioning from an exploratory committee to a full-fledged campaign. “This intense exploratory effort has convinced me that I have the support necessary to build a winning campaign,” Treadwell said on his Web site. “Today I’m taking the next step by announcing | Read More »

    Democrats in Congress can’t afford to keep their jobs under Obamacare?

    My first response to this was “Cry me a river”… Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting. The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers | Read More »

    Wisconsin Democrats looking at “Anybody But ME!” for Governor race?

    Democrats in Wisconsin want you to know: they’re going to be on the stick for 2014! Wisconsin Democrats repeatedly made the argument at their state convention over the weekend that Governor Scott Walker needs to be defeated in 2014. Hear that! They’re tanned! Rested! And ready to go! However, there continue to be few hints about exactly who will take on that challenge in the | Read More »

    Bill Cassidy’s Complicated Relationship With Obamacare

    When the establishment is looking to recruit someone to run for Senate, they first look to find like-minded people in the House.  What better person to be a yes-man for McConnell than someone who has been a yes-man for House leadership?  Their latest recruit is Congressman Bill Cassidy who is being supported by all of the establishment in his bid for Senate. Every Republican in | Read More »

    Another Schumer Republican Who Lied to Get Elected

    It’s amazing how many Republicans ran for election as absolutely opposed to any form of amnesty – certainly before enforcing existing laws.  Somehow within a year or two, all of them have had an epiphany.  The latest example is Senator Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire, the third amigo in the McCain/Graham Schumer club. In 2010, Ayotte ran strong on the issue of illegal immigration, and | Read More »

    Democrats to try 2010 Obamacare strategy in 2014.

    Well, it’s not like they have many options left at this point: Scarred by years of Republican attacks over Obamacare, with more in store next year, Democrats have settled on an unlikely strategy for the 2014 midterms: Bring it on. Party strategists believe that embracing the polarizing law — especially its more popular elements — is smarter politics than fleeing from it in the House | Read More »

    Art Halvorson for Congress in Pennsylvania’s Ninth District

    Earlier this year, I made a promise to the Red State community to leave no stone unturned in pursuit of committed conservative alternatives to the statists that saturate the ranks of the Republican Party.  Well, through the Madison Project PAC, and on behalf of former Congressman Jim Ryun, I’m ready to announce the first endorsement of the cycle.  We’re committed to replacing Bill Shuster with | Read More »

    WANTED: Disruptive Candidates

    WANTED: Disruptive Candidates

    This year will be the 5th RedState Gathering. We will meet the first weekend in August in New Orleans, LA. Five years ago we introduced the nation to Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Nikki Haley, Michael Williams, Ken Cuccinelli, Karen Handel, and more.In 2010, we worked hard for Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ken Buck, and others.This year I am struggling to find good, disruptive | Read More »

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    Mary Landrieu’s re-election now a “toss-up”

    U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is suddenly in more trouble than even the Politico may realize. More than a year until the Congressional mid-term elections, and a group of Washington “political handicappers” say Senator Mary Landrieu’s chances of reelection have dropped to “pure toss-up.” Why is Senator Landrieu seen as vulnerable by the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report? While Mary Landrieu’s hasn’t exactly been a | Read More »

    Mary Landrieu’s re-election now a “toss-up”

    U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is suddenly in more trouble than even the Politico may realize. More than a year until the Congressional mid-term elections, and a group of Washington “political handicappers” say Senator Mary Landrieu’s chances of reelection have dropped to “pure toss-up.” Why is Senator Landrieu seen as vulnerable by the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report? While Mary Landrieu’s hasn’t exactly been a | Read More »

    A rabbit hole that began with a wrestler

    You may be one of the, like, two people who read this post about a professional wrestler who called a politician out about his lies concerning the Internet Sales Tax. Well, after that story broke, people started circulating the rumor that Glenn Jacobs – better known to wrestling fans as Kane – was considering a bid for the Tennessee senate. While I really, really hoped this | Read More »

    Obama’s scandal atmosphere and 2014 Democratic recruitment efforts.

    I’m not sure that Stu Rothenberg is correct, here: …it isn’t clear how much of an impact, if any, the controversies will have on the 2014 midterms. Even if (when) those controversies fade, however, there could be short-term consequences for both the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the area of recruitment. Largely because it doesn’t look like either organization | Read More »

    Swinging Colorado Back

    Swinging Colorado Back

    “Colorado is no longer politically purple. Nope. These days it’s somewhere between Air Force and Midnight on the blue scale.” Curtis Hubbard, editor of the editorial page for the Denver Post, declared the above earlier this year in an article detailing the success of progressive Democrats in legislating restrictions on the 2nd Amendment, providing in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, and enshrining into law the long | Read More »

    Common Grounds

    EDIT: I should have been a little more clear when I discussed compromise. As Bill S. says in the comments, more often than not, it boils down to libertarians and liberals calling for social conservatives to go their way, rather than vice versa. Compromise is a two-way street. Over the past several days, we’ve watched our country devolve into arguments over a social issue that | Read More »