Tech at Night: Q&A with with Steve Scalise on Retransmission Consent; Snyder backs Marketplace Fairness Act; Lieberman-Collins gets opposition
Technical note: This was written Friday night, but due to technical difficulties at RedState, was only posted Saturday afternoon I know many RedState readers are big fans of Jim DeMint, so in my coverage of the Retransmission Consent debate, I’ve focused on him. However he’s not the whole story. This Congress, due to the TEA party-driven Republican majority, it’s been the House where our major | Read More »
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State Spending Not The Path to Growth
I wanted to bring to your attention a short report released by The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions (full disclosure: I am the president) focused on state spending burdens and their connection, or lack thereof, to economic growth. Adam Schwiebert, The Diehl Family Fellow at the Buckeye Institute, put together a short policy brief that uses a measurement know as “state spending burden” – comparing combined state | Read More »
The Left’s expected, contemptible, and blatant hypocrisy over ALEC and stand-your-ground laws.
I’m not really all that into blogging about the Zimmerman/Martin shooting. From what I can tell, what happened was that there was an confrontation that might have very well been avoidable; it ended with a genuinely tragic ending; and that there were actually pretty much no wider partisan implications at all, despite the attempts of the Online Left to fit a Latino Democrat onto the | Read More »
After the Fact, Romney’s Supporters in Michigan Seemingly Rewrite the Delegate Rules
According to the Michigan Republican Party rules, each candidate who wins a congressional district will win a delegate per district. Romney and Santorum split the districts, so they each got 14 delegates. There are two statewide delegates. The statewide delegates are divided based on a mathematic calculation for each candidate who gets over 15% of the vote. In Michigan, as Right Michigan explains, Romney and | Read More »
The Battle Over Redistricting, and the Passing of Andrew Breitbart
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the fallout from the Michigan primary and the latest on the battle over redistricting. We’ll also mourn the passing of conservative media icon, and supporter of Coffee and Markets, Andrew Breitbart. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment | Read More »
A Quantum of Tough
“We didn’t win by a lot but we won by enough, and that’s all that counts,” Romney said triumphantly. For once in Mitt Romney’s existence, he was too humble and self-effacing with regards to his victory in Michigan. He won a better victory than anyone seems willing to give the man credit for. Unlike the rest of The Right Wing Blogosphere, I actually came away | Read More »
When you have a candidate few people really like, whose support is a mile wide and an inch deep, whose raison d’etre (a 4am fancy word) is fixing an economy that is fixing itself without him, and who only wins his actual, factual home state by three percentage points against a guy no one took seriously only two months ago, there really is little reason | Read More »
Primary Day update of Michigan and Arizona
Last I looked at these two Republican Presidential primaries, the first primaries since Florida and the first binding races since Nevada, I called it Mittmentum. I was right about Arizona. Michigan though has remained complicated.
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What’s At Stake in Michigan
Here’s why tomorrow’s Michigan primary is so important: it’s about establishment confidence in Mitt Romney and the last outside chance of getting another entrant in the race. There are, as I’ve noted previously, a number of different types of “establishment” vs “grassroots” divides in the GOP, but you don’t have to have any particular definition of ‘establishment’ to recognize that Romney’s candidacy leans heavily on | Read More »
Mittmentum in Michigan and Arizona
Last week it looked possible that Rick Santorum would keep on winning in February with a big lead in Michigan and a possible lead change in Arizona. New polling this week though suggests Mitt Romney’s back, and could regain control of the race.
Michigan and Arizona Poll Update
Today’s Twitter talk is focusing on the March 1 debate in Georgia, but the Arizona and Michigan primaries come two days before then. And it’s looking good for Rick Santorum over Mitt Romney, even in Michigan, the state that was Romney’s big win last time, and where George Romney was once Governor.
Clark Durant for Michigan Senate
Editor’s note: Earlier this year, I promised to harness our collective outrage against the GOP establishment by searching out candidates to support – men and women who will uphold our first principles. Unfortunately, we have been too busy dealing with capitulation after capitulation on the major legislative battles. That is about to change. Over the next few months, I will be seeking out conservative candidates | Read More »
Panic Time for Everybody. Sepuku Seems To Be Winning the GOP Primary.
Mitt Romney should win Michigan. It is his for real home state — not one of the adopted or moved in to and bought a big house home states. Michigan is Mitt Romney’s home state as in his father was Governor of Michigan. He should win it. He is losing it. He is losing it to Rick Santorum. A PPP poll now has Santorum 16 | Read More »
RS Interview: Gary Glenn (R CAND, MI-SEN Primary).
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to speak with Gary Glenn, who is president of the American Family Association of Michigan and one of the primary candidates in next year’s Senate race in Michigan against sitting Senator Debbie Stabenow. Gary is actively seeking the Tea Party vote and has been endorsed by Mike Huckabee: we spoke with him for a bit on the | Read More »
Rep. Dale Kildee (D, MI-05) accused of child molestation.
This is going to be one of the messy ones. The basic details: Rep. Kildee – who is in his eighties, and who announced earlier this year that he is not running for re-election – is being accused by family members of sexually molesting his second cousin fifty years ago. The alleged victim was twelve at the time; Kildee would have been in his thirties | Read More »