On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the now infamous attack ad from Wendy Davis, the hotly contested Senate race in Kentucky and the most important Senate races to watch as we head into the home stretch before election day.
It doesn’t matter how badly Bruce Braley wants to be the next Senator from Iowa: if he is going to cast votes in Congress, he can do us all the elementary courtesy of paying attention to what he’s voting for.
From comments to this post comes a remarkably tin-eared comment by Democratic candidate Staci Appel on whether Americans who join terror groups should be allowed to keep their passports. I sincerely doubt that anybody here will be surprised to hear that Ms. Appel has a problem with taking away those passports: I would not be urging taking away their passports… I think we need to make | Read More »
Fake Steak; Real Turkeys Jim Geraghty reports that Hillary Clinton has returned to Iowa. Once every four years she whips out a Michelin Atlas and finds it. She visits it with only slightly greater frequency than with which Senator Landrieu makes it back home to Mom and Dad in Louisiana. This year Senator Tom Harkin invited her back as a personal | Read More »
Remember how the National Republican Senatorial Committee wanted everyone to know just how terrible the Senate Conservatives Fund is? Remember how NRSC consultants took to op-ed pages, pushed reporters, and tweeted about the lavish and extravagant expenses of SCF? Remember how when a candidate got endorsed by SCF, everyone knew immediately NRSC would support the opposite candidate out of spite? (See e.g. Ben Sasse v. | Read More »
Throughout primary season, the National Republican Senatorial Committee in alliance with groups like the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Partnership have treated the Republican base as their enemy. Running scorched earth campaigns, they have attacked conservative groups, they have attacked conservative activists, and they have funded third party campaigns to paint the tea party and its candidates as racists. They have been able to | Read More »
Davenport Mayor Bill GlubaAt an open borders/amnesty rally put on by Quad Cities area faith leaders on Sunday afternoon in Downtown Davenport, Iowa, Mayor Bill Gluba proceeded to blame the current flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas on defense and military spending since the early 1960s as well as free trade agreements. Gluba | Read More »
It is actually pretty humorous. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a presumed candidate for president in 2016, was hosting a fundraiser for Iowa Congressman Steve King. There is a lot to like about Steve King. He’s a solid conservative. But he comes from a very safe district and is prone to voicing some of his more exotic opinions on immigration. His most famous, of course, is on | Read More »
Sen. Jack Hatch(D-IA) Iowa Democrat Gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Jack Hatch and former Iowa Democrat congressman Dave Nagle are joining forces with a local chapter of the AFSCME in an effort to reopen a juvenile home for use as a shelter for illegal immigrants. The Obama administration is scrambling to find space that it can use to house the tens of | Read More »
Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba The Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, Bill Gluba is openly asking the Obama administration to send some of the tens of thousands of illegal immigrant “unaccompanied” minors currently flooding into the Southern border his way. From WQAD: News and Weather For The Quad Cities – Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba hopes the Quad Cities will play a role in | Read More »
Chris Christie is headed to Iowa today. Whenever any politician heads to Iowa, the media starts buzzing about Presidential prospects. Just in case, the Judicial Crisis Network is going to greet the Governor with advertisements. There are, believe it or not, conservatives who have tried to give Chris Christie the benefit of the doubt on many issues. But one area where even those conservative get | Read More »