RedState assisted in sponsoring Rep. Steve King (R-IA)79%‘s event in Iowa this past weekend. I did not go, but made sure to pay attention to what was going on and who said what. As I have previously written, this is the most substantive field of Republican contenders since 1980. The number of Governors, Senators, and others who are running gives the | Read More »
As the New York Times put it, Riding a wave of discontent, “Republicans took control of the Senate on Tuesday night, expanded their hold on the House, and defended some of the most closely contested governors’ races, in a repudiation of President Obama.” In another Times article it was reported that Obama complained that the Republican victory should not be blamed on him: “He doesn’t feel repudiated.” Obama should | Read More »
We can add another one to the long list of Joe Biden’s gaffes. While on a campaign stop at a rally for Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) in Iowa yesterday, Joe Biden admitted what most of us on the Right already know: the Obama economy has been horrible for the middle class. The Washington Free Beacon caught it, and here’s the most | Read More »
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 »