How much longer can Claire McCaskill last in Missouri?
If you’re a Democrat, then the latest poll from Mason-Dixon should not be combined with alcohol and/or used in conjunction with heavy machinery: she’s not just losing. John Brunner beats her 52/41; Sarah Steelman, 49/42; and Todd Akin 49/44. And that’s registered voters. These are the kinds of numbers that you’d expect to see from a challenger; an incumbent that far underwater needs an exit | Read More »
We’ve Defeated Fred Upton!
Well, not exactly. Fred Upton has defeated Fred Upton. As the primary season progresses, we’ve see this pattern repeat itself on numerous occasions. There’s an old bull Republican who has been pushing for big government and anti-free-market policies for years. Then, as soon as his primary opponent begins to sow the seeds of disquiet in his district, the old bull lurches to the right, introduces | Read More »
Mr. Speaker, Tear Up This Farm Bill
Dear Speaker Boehner, During every election cycle, virtually every Republican candidate affirms his or her support for limited government, free markets, and balanced budgets. They all tout their conservative credentials on the flashy flag-waving issues of the day in an effort to ingratiate themselves with Republican primary voters. However, it is the “inside baseball” issues such as the farm bill that expose many of them | Read More »
Kerry Bentivolio for Congress in Michigan District 11
Note: Kerry Bentivolio has already been endorsed by Erick. This is my endorsement on behalf of The Madison Project. This election cycle, Michigan’s 11th district might prove to be the biggest gift to conservatives. This oddly shaped district, which covers parts of Oakland and Wayne counties in eastern Michigan, was represented by the quirky, pro-labor Thad McCotter for the past decade. Nobody paid attention to | Read More »
Young Guns: Cantor’s PAC of Loose Cannons
One of the most perplexing organizations on the political scene this election cycle is the Young Guns Action Fund, started by two former aids to Eric Cantor. It was started last fall in an effort to support “conservative candidates for elected office who hold true to the Young Guns movement.” One would expect a PAC affiliated with the House Majority Leader to get involved in | Read More »
Obama for America showing no signs of getting the point about 2012.
These three quotes seem to pretty much sum up Team Obama’s wonderful, wonderful attitude towards this election: The campaign has an almost mystical confidence in sophisticated technology and in its organization, assets that only matter in a razor-tight race. Further, these other strategists say, the Obama camp is no more justified in its belief that this campaign is like a rerun — with the uniforms | Read More »
Ron DeSantis for Congress in FL-6
Editor’s note: Here is my latest endorsement on behalf of The Madison Project Florida has been shaken up by redistricting more than most states, leaving behind a number of open and newly drawn districts. While the state sports a large Republican delegation of 19, only a few of them are conservative. This year provides us with an opportunity to invigorate the delegation with some bold-colored | Read More »
The Bunch o’Election Results Open Thread.
Mass link here (click on Live Results). The AZ-08 Special is the big one – more or less – but there are others.
Romney/RNC outraises Obama/DNC in May.
If you remember the 2008 elections, you might remember a somewhat cruel, if clever, tactic that the Obama campaign would use: their habit of deliberately delaying sometimes announcing just how much money they raised in a given month. You see, it was a truism that, if you chose to wait until the last minute to file the fundraising report, it meant that the numbers were | Read More »
Tea Party 1 Union Thugs 0
It’s often frustrating how we are forced to go to battle with the left on the bandwagon of flaccid and uninspiring Republicans that lack core principles. That was not the case last night when Scott Walker won his decisive victory against the best efforts of the union thugs in Wisconsin. Scott Walker is a man who sought power not for power’s sake, but to implement | Read More »
Sam Aanestad for Congress in California District 1
Editor’s note: This is the next endorsement on behalf of The Madison Project PAC in a continuing series of conservative endorsements for the 2012 congressional elections. While we are all focused on the presidential campaign and some of the seminal battles in the Senate, the establishment is working overtime to fill the open House seats with like-minded candidates. Nobody is focusing on the California presidential | Read More »
“I’m Moderate David Dewhurst, and I Approve this Message”
It’s game time for the conservative movement. With the Wisconsin recall fizzling out by the day, it appears that the runoff between Dewhurst and Cruz will be the most important battle for conservatives this year. We must not sit this one out! Last night Dewhurst won by just 10.4 points, despite enjoying a bigger lead in the polls throughout the entire duration of the campaign. | Read More »
Ron Barber (D CAND, AZ-08) refused to say whether he’d vote for Barack Obama in November.
Apparently, Ron Barber – the Democrat running to replace Gabby Giffords in the AZ-08 special election – has a bit of a problem with the entire ‘Democrat’ thing: “[Republican nominee Jesse] Kelly asked Barber to declare who he’ll vote for in November for president, and Barber – although a Democrat with an incumbent president of his party – refused, saying he’s focused on his own | Read More »
The Next in Our Dump Upton Series
“I have said at nearly every climate change hearing that for me I don’t dispute the science. Right or wrong, the debate over the modeling and science appears to be over.” Guess who said that? While those comments appear similar to the sentiments expressed by the likes of Al Gore, it was actually Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton who said it during a | Read More »