A Public Service Message From Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum, GOP Senate leadership, 2004:
Rick Santorum, GOP Senate leadership, 2004:
Heritage Action for America has a very funny new video out featuring actor Clint Howard titled “August Recess Excuses.” Many Congressman are not holding Town Hall meetings this August. The video shows what must be happening behind closed doors with members who are trying to avoid any embarrassing public meetings. Some great examples of why Senators and House members are avoiding Town Hall meetings are below: Senator | Read More »
From the diaries by Erick (This post appears on Foxnews.com) There is a scene in Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart” (what terrible timing to fondly recall a Mel Gibson movie) that summarizes the problem with politicians. Hearing of William Wallace’s rebellion in the Scottish Highlands, an inspired Robert the Bruce Jr. comes to tell his leper father (looking very much like Raiders’ owner Al Davis) the news. | Read More »
We’re in for the long haul in the Pennsylvania Senate race, because I honestly do expect this one to be in the toss-up range from now to Election Day, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get to check in on the polls obsessively the whole time looking for clues. Today: Rasmussen updates on the race.
With all the attention on President Obama’s bungling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the news of Congressional calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate of an alleged job offer by the Obama Administration to get Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) out of the Pennsylvania Senate race has been pushed down the news pages. This is a serious matter and something that | Read More »
In the wake of Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, a top House GOP legislator is renewing his call for an ethics probe into allegations the White House offered Rep. Joe Sestak an administration post in exchange for foregoing his primary bid against Beltway-endorsed Sen. Arlen Specter. California Rep. Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican member of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, said Sestak, who | Read More »
Elites in Washington are looking over their shoulders today. There is a new Scarlet Letter in America and it is the Scarlet Letter “I” for incumbent. If you are a Senate candidate running for re-election or a member of the House, both Republican and Democrat, you are nervous that the people of America will kick you out of office because you are part of the problem. Rand Paul, | Read More »
Let me draw up a scenario for you. You’re a long-term incumbent Republican in a purple state that may or may not be trending blue. You’ve always been a moderate and coasted to easy elections in the general. However, a bunch of rabble-rousing conservatives and tea partiers, the kind of people you never liked anyway, have propped up some firebrand conservative candidate, and the polling | Read More »
I should rename my post today — “Today in Little Rock, Arkansas” or “Today in Lexington, Kentucky” or even “Today in Pennsylvania” — because all eyes in Washington will be watching to see if incumbent Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and/or Arlen Specter (RD-PA) lose in their respective primaries. Also, inside the beltway eyes will be on Kentucky to see if Rand Paul, the ultimate outsider, can beat | Read More »
One more day until the big primary election in Pennsylvania, and two big races to watch. Who replaces Jack Murtha? Who faces Pat Toomey in November? Let’s dig in.
We’re less than a week away from primary election day in Pennsylvania, so let’s take a look at the latest polling news from the House Special election to replace Jack Murtha, the Senate primary for Arlen Specter’s seat, and a surprisingly interesting House race.
Thanks to Arlen Specter’s collapse, it’s now more than academic to see how Joe Sestak matches up against Pat Toomey in the Pennsylvania Senate rate. So, on to Rasmussen’s poll from the 6th.
[from the diaries by haystack] Union bosses are nervous about Pennsylvania. They should be. Next Tuesday is a BIG deal in Pennsylvania, as it is one of the six union “firewall” states that union bosses want to keep in union Democrat control. So far, things aren’t looking so good for them. After the desperate party-switching Arlen Specter got the endorsements of Barack Obama, the SEIU, | Read More »
Nobody loves a turncoat. Congressman Joe Sestak has moved ahead of incumbent Arlen Specter in their Senate primary match-up with just over a week left before Pennsylvania Democrats go to the polls to pick their nominee. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Democratic Primary voters in the state shows Sestak earning 47% of the vote while Specter picks up 42%. This marks the | Read More »
President Obama is expected to announce at 10 am this morning that Elena Kagan will be submitted to the Senate for confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. From FoxNews.com: President Barack Obama is to nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his pick to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, NBC News reported Sunday. Let the vetting begin. A preview of the Senate debate on Kagan to be Supreme Court Justice can | Read More »